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22nd Bombardment Group (22nd BG) "Red Raiders"
U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF)
Background
The U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) 22nd Bombardment Group (Medium) nicknamed "Red Raiders" was assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF) in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) during World War II.

Headquarters Squadron (HQ Squadron)
Sent overseas from the United States to Australia. On February 25, 1942 arrives Brisbane. On March 7, 1942 the Headquarters Squadron moves to Ipswich. On July 5, 1942 moves to Woodstock.

2nd Bombardment Squadron (2nd BS)
The 2nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was later renamed the 2nd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy). On February 25, 1942 arrives Brisbane.

18th Reconnaissance Squadron (18th RS)
The 18th Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium) was sent to Australia in April 1942 redesignated 408th Bombardment Squadron (Medium).

19th Bombardment Squadron (19th BS)
The 19th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was later renamed the 19th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy). On February 25, 1942 arrives Brisbane.

33d Bombardment Squadron (33rd BS)
The 33rd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was later renamed the 33rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy). On February 25, 1942 arrives Brisbane.

408th Bombardment Squadron (408th BS)
During April 1942 the 18th Reconnaissance Squadron was redesignated 408th Bombardment Squadron (Medium).

References
Revenge of the Red Raiders The Illustrated History of the 22nd Bombardment Group During World War II (2006)


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