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3rd Bombardment Group (3rd Attack Group)
5th Air Force (5th AF), U. S. Air Force (USAAF)
Background
The 3rd Bombardment Group (3rd BG) part of the 5th Air Force (5th AF) in the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF). Also known as the 3rd Attack Group (3rd Attack).

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Advance Echelon, 5th Air Force with personnel from the 3rd Bombardment Group in New Guinea

Headquarters Squadron (HQ Squadron)
On March 10, 1942 Headquarters transfers from Brisbane to Charters Towers Airfield.

8th Bombardment Squadron (8th BS)
On April 13, 1942 seven A-24s from the 3rd Bombardment Group escorted by eight P-40E Kittyhawks from No. 75 Squadron attack Lae.

13th Bombardment Squadron (13th BS)
On March 10, 1942 the 13th BS transfered from Brisbane to Charters Towers Airfield with A-20 Havocs. On April 6, 1942 the 13th BS took off on their first combat mission.

On May 21, 1944 the 13th BS movs to Hollandia Airfield with A-20 Havocs.

89th Bombardment Squadron (89th BS)
On September 1, 1942 the 89th BS transfers from Charters Towers Airfield to 3 Mile Drome (Kila) near Port Moresby in New Guinea.

90th Bombardment Squadron (90th BS)
On May 22, 1943 five B-25s attack Lae Airfield. Lost is B-25C 41-12491 pilot 1st Lt. Roy J. Moore (MIA) on a night reconnaissance mission against Japanese barge traffic off the north coast of New Guinea.


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