28th

Composite Group



Lineage

22 Dec 1939 – Constituted 28th Composite Group
  1 Feb 1940 – Activated
     Dec 1943 – Redesignated 28th Bombardment Group (Composite)
20 Oct  1945 – Inactivated

Squadrons

1942             – 11th Pursuit Squadron
1941 - 1942 – 18th Pursuit Squadron
1940             – 34th Pursuit Squadron
1940 - 1943 – 36th Pursuit Squadron
1940 - 1941 – 37th Pursuit Squadron
1941 - 1943 – 73rd Bombardment Squadron
1942 - 1945 – 77th Bombardment Squadron
1942 - 1945 – 404th Bombardment Squadronn
 

Stations

23 Feb 1941 – Elmendorf Field, AK
14 Mar 1943 – Adak, AK
26 Feb 1944 – 20 Oct 1945 – Shemya, AK
 

Aircraft

1941 - 1943  P-38, P-39, P-40, B-26, LB-30
1944 - 1945  B-24, B-25

Commanders

29 May 1941 – Maj William O. Eareckson
  7 Nov 1941 – Maj Norman D. Sillin
23 Jan 1943 – Col Earl H. DeFord
19 Mar 1943 – Maj Robert C. Orth
27 Mar 1943 – Lt Col Jack N. Donohew
18 Apr 1943 – Lt Col Ralph W. Rodieck
27 Oct 1943 – Lt Col John W. Massion
  4 Jan 1944 – Lt Col Alexander W. Bryant
  1 Apr 1944 – Col Robert H. Herman
21 Jul  1945 – Col Walter L. Wheeler
27 Sep - 20 Oct 1945 – Lt Col John C. Larson
 

Campaigns

Air Offensive, Japan; Aleutians

Decorations

Distinguished Unit Citation: Kurile Islands, 1 Apr 1944 - 13 Aug 1945

Emblem

Shield: Per pale nebuly or and azure.  Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, or and azure, a fleur-de-lis vert the outer leaves terminated in the form of wings or.  Motto:  GUARDIAN OF THE NORTH.  (Approved 14 Nov 1941)



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