1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 18, 2020 8:49 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking operations/missions of 493rd Bomb Squadron

    Susan Vitek Newbie

      I'm trying to Outline the primary Operations of the 493rd Bomb Squadron (heavy) from June 1944-June 1945. Also, their deployment to assist the 14th Air Force in China during Dec 1944 and January 1945.

        • Re: Seeking operations/missions of 493rd Bomb Squadron
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Vitek,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          The National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Army Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History index to the microfilm and located 19 files that pertain to the 493rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy). Please read the brief Abstract to determine which records you are interested in and click on the specific PDF icon. In the PDF listing, the IRISREF is the microfilm reel number and note the FRAME and FRAMELST numbers for the location on the reel. If the reel number begins with A, B or C, please contact RDT2 via email at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to them.

           

          If the reel number begins with D - Z, the microfilm is still security classified and RDT2 will not be able to make the reel available to you. The original paper copy from which the film was created is still in the custody of the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) and has been declassified. To obtain copies of these records, please follow the instructions on this page.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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