94th Combat Wing (A), (B), (C).

By: Brian McClung
On: 07/16/2004
From my understanding, the 401st BG flew as part of the 94th Combat Wing A, B, or C.
Who comprized the 94th CW and I don't understand the A, B, and C.
I need some basic training. Please help me.

Re: 94th Combat Wing (A), (B), (C).

By: Brian Gyles
On: 07/20/2004
Have a look at this web site http://www.stable.demon.co.uk/ under the menu item labelled "USAAF Codes" for a nice summary of the various divisions and groups.

Re: 94th Combat Wing (A), (B), (C).

By: Win Bryson
On: 08/03/2004

Organizationally, I understand the 8th USAAF was composed of 'Divisions', and the 1st Air Division included the 94th Combat Wing, composed of the 401st, 351st and the 457th Bomb Groups.

Operationally, bomber formations the 8th USAAF flew on missions were organized in 'boxes', (containing 54 airplane positions each box).  On the 94th Combat Wing's Politz Mission, 10-7-44 there were 4 'boxes', 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D', that followed each other over the target.  On that day, 'A box' was 457BG planes; 'B box' was 351BG planes; 'C box' was 401BG planes, and 'D box' was a 'composite', made-up of planes from the 351BG, 457BG and 401BG.

The book 'The Bombers' by Robin Cross details formation flying - assembly, 'vics', lead, high and low squadron positions and . [see my 'Mission Leaders' posting above].

Better yet, meet some flyers in Boston. I only know formation flying through book research.