448th Bomb Group Other Crews
This Site Is being Built for crews and individuals of
the 448th BGP By Harold Q Kennedy -Crew 48 of the 448th BGp 714thBSqwho has a site at:
Due to many request to add crews I have started this site for other crews of the 448th and/or other groups
of the military service.
|Emblem 448th Bombardment Group
Brief History -see favorites for additional history:
The 448th Bomb Group was one of the many Bomb Groups attached to the 8th Air Force during World War Two. Here is a short
Early History of the 448th:
The 448th was activated 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, Idaho where initial training was conducted.
The unit then moved to Wendover Field, Utah on 4 July 1943 for the second phase of training, and final training was conducted
at Sioux City AAB, Iowa from 16 September to early November 1943.
The ground unit went to Camp Shanks, NY, and sailed
on the Queen Elizabeth on the 23rd of November 1943, and arrived at Clyde on the 29th November 1943.Crew 48 along with several
other crews that had not been assigned an aircraft also went on the Queen Elizabeth with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and many other
USO personnel on thier way to England to entertain the troops. The aircraft left Sioux City on 3 November 1943 for Herrington
field in Kansas. The aircraft flew for The United Kingdom via the Southern ferry route from Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Belem,
Dakar, and Marrakesh. Three aircraft were lost en route.
Subsequent History of the 448th:
The 448th was redeployed
to the US June/July 1945. The first of the aircraft departed the United Kingdom in mid-June 1945. The ground echelon sailed
from Greenock on the Queen Mary on 6 July 1945, arriving in New York on 11 July 1945. Personnel had 30 days R and R. Group
was established at Sioux Falls AAFd, SD where the Group was trained as a B-29 unit. On 6 May 1946 the 715 Bomb Squadron was
re-assigned to the 509th Bomb Group and was inactivated in 1965. The 448 Bomb Group was inactivated on 4 August 1946.