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19th Bombardment Group (19th BG)
U. S. Army Air Force, 5th Air Force
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The 19th Bombardment Group (19th BG) was assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF) in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) flying the B-17 Flying Fortress. Prewar, the 19th Bombardment Group was based in the Philippines. Attached was the 14th Bombardment Squadron (14th BS), 7th Bombardardment Group (7th BG). During December 1941 withdrew from the Philippines to Australia then redeployed to Java for the Java campagin then withdrew again to Australia and redeployed to northern Queensland and then New Guinea.

Headquarters Squadron (HQ)
The Headquarters Squadron for the 19th Bombardment Group (19th BG). On December 24, 1941 withdraws to Batchelor Field near Darwin in Australia. On December 30, 1941 transfer from Batchelor Field to Singosari Airfield on Java.

93nd Bombardment Squadron (93nd BS)
During December 1941, the 93rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) was based at Clark Field on Luzon. On December 19, 1941 the air echelon withdraws to Batchelor Field near Darwin in Australia. The ground echelon remains and is attached to the 5th Interceptor Command (Provisional) and will fight as infantry on Bataan Peninsula on Luzon and Mindanao.

30th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
The 30th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy). On December 20, 1941 the air echelon withdraws to Batchelor Field near Darwin in Australia. Meanwhile, the ground echelon remains in the Philippines attached to the 5th Interceptor Command (Provisional) and will fight as infantry to defend the Bataan Peninsula on Luzon.

28th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
The 28th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy). On December 24, 1941 the air echelon withdraws to Batchelor Field near Darwin in Australia. Meanwhile, the ground echelon remains in the Philippines attached to the 5th Interceptor Command (Provisional) and will fight as infantry to defend the Bataan Peninsula on Luzon and Mindanao. On December 30, 1941 the air echelon transfer from Batchelor Field to Singosari on Java.

References
Fortress Against The Sun (1999) details the 19th Bombardment Group


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