Re: 405th BS/Green Dragon Devils


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Posted by Richard Gross on February 11, 2003 at 16:56:25:

In Reply to: 405th BS/Green Dragon Devils posted by Laura Goodman on February 08, 2003 at 19:39:34:


The unit went to Doomben Field in Australia on 25 Feb 1942 leaving from Jackson AAB, Miss.

They were sent to New Guinea and arrived at Port Moseby on 25 Oct 1942 and then later to Nadzab on 6 Mar 1944.

They were at Biak on 5 Sep 1944 and then went to Lingayen, Luzon on 30 Jan 1945.

The unit was at Okinawa on 21 Jul 1945 and then to Japan at Itazuke on 21 Nov 1945.

The unit started with B-26's and then used
B-25's from 1942 to 1946. They used the A-26 until 1955 and then used the B-57 until 1958.

The unit went to Europe (Laon AB-France)in January of 1953 and then were transferred to Hahn AB-Germany and later assigned to the Matador Guided Missle group and then with the Mace missile in 1962.




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