2ndbg.org is a project of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from General Orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and World War II history. The names on this honor roll of men assigned to the 2nd Bombardment Group is not a complete list of all who served with the 2nd, however, we are attempting to locate as many documents that have survived as possible. Sources of material include the US National Archives, Air Force Historical Research Agency and the records donated by individual servicemen and their families. We hope you will find this information useful and enjoyable. We are accepting volunteers help in this very large World War II project as we preserve this history and honor service.
One of the oldest bombardment groups in the U.S. beginning during World War I. During World War II performed antisubmarine duty off the Eastern seaboard for several months after the US officially entered the war. They moved to North Africa, March-May 1943, and remained in the Mediterranean theater of operations until after V-E Day. They were first assigned to the Twelfth Air Force and then in December 1943 to the Fifteenth Air Force. They would engage in strategic missions to targets in Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Rumania, and Greece. The group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations (DUC) during their assignments in WW2.
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We are accepting donations in the form of uniforms, medals, ribbons, patches, photos, memorabilia, papers, books, gear and equipment.
Please contact us if you are contemplating a donation of any kind.
Are you an AAC, AAF or USAF Veteran, family member, historian or WW2 enthusiast? We Need YOU! Contact us today to see how you can help the Army Air Corps Library and Museum, a Texas Not-For-Profit Corporation.
We need your help! We are looking for volunteers that can help us with the following tasks.
(1) Typing and Transcriptionists: One of our big projects is extracting data from the thousands of documents we have and putting this data into a database where we can display the information on a website such as this one. (2) Photography and Document Scanning.