401st Bombardment Group (H)

401st Bombardment Group (H) (HMYYJ)

Location: Riverside, OH 45431 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 46.794', W 84° 6.668'

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8th Air Force

— "Best Damned Outfit in the USAAF" —

612th Bomb Sqdn. · 613th Bomb Sqdn.
614th Bomb Sqdn. · 615th Bomb Sqdn.

Stationed at AAF Station 128, Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, England. The 401 BG, assigned to the 1st Div, 84th Combat Wing, Eighth United States Army Air Force.

Flew 254 combat missions over Europe, ETO. Awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations and recognized as the B-17 unit in 8AF with the best bombing accuracy and second lowest loss ratio for missions flown.

401BG
Activated 1 Apr 43, Ephrata AFB Wash;
Deactivated 28 Aug 45.

Commanders
Col. Harold W. Bowman, June 43 - 5 Dec 44
Col. William T. Seawell, 5 Dec 44 - June 45

Dedicated to the memory of those who did not return
and to all who served with the 401BG
from 1 Apr 43 through the end of WWII.
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HM NumberHMYYJ
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Placed By401st Bomb Group (H) Association
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747401 N 4407321
Decimal Degrees39.77990000, -84.11113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.794', W 84° 6.668'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 47.64" N, 84° 6' 40.08" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1003 Spaatz Cir, Riverside OH 45431, US
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