330th Bombardment Group (VH)
The 330th Bombardment Group ("Empire Busters") was a bomber group of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. It constituted on 1 July 1942 at Salt Lake City Army Air Base, Utah. The unit fought in the Pacific Theater. Its lineage and honors are now carried by the 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing.
The unit was organized in 1942 as a Consolidated B-24 Liberator Replacement Training Unit (RTU) in New Mexico and Texas. In 1944, the Group was equipped with the Boeing B-29 Superfortress and was assigned to the 314th Bombardment Wing, training in Kansas for deployment to the Pacific Theater. Flying from North Field, Guam as part of the Twentieth Air Force, it entered combat in April 1945. The Group received two Distinguished Unit Citations for incendiary raids on the homeland islands of Japan. The Group returned to the United States in late 1945, and was inactivated on 3 January 1946.
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