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307th Bombardment Group (307th BG) "Long Rangers"
U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF)
Background
During World War II, the 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was nicknamed "Long Rangers" served in the Pacific operating the B-24 Liberator comprised of Headquarters Squadron (HQ), 370th Bombardment Squadron (370th BS), 371st Bombardment Squadron (371st BS), 372nd Bombardment Squadron (372nd BS) and 424th Bombardment Squadron (424th BS). At the start of the Pacific War, assigned to the 7th Air Force (7th AF) in Hawaii and later assigned to the 13th Air Force (13th AF) in the South Pacific (SOPAC).

370th Bombardment Squadron (370th BS)
The 370th Bombardment Squadron (370th BS) operated the B-24 Liberator

371st Bombardment Squadron (371st BS)
On December 21, 1942 the air echelon departs for Midway Airfield.

372nd Bombardment Squadron (372nd BS)
On October 25, 1942 begins operating from Carney Field (Bomber 2) on Guadalcanal. Lost is B-24D 42-40864 pilot 1st Lt. Kenneth M. Greear (9 MIA, 1 rescued) on a mission against Kara on Bougainville.

424th Bombardment Squadron (424th BS)
On November 10, 1944 moves to Pitu Airfield on Morotai

References
Pacific Wrecks - 307th Bombardment Group "Long Rangers" Consolidated B-24 Liberators
307th Bomb Group Association official website of the 307th Bomb Group Association


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