History

776th, 777th, 778th, 779th Bombardment Squadrons

LINEAGE: Constituted 776th, 777th, 778th and 779th Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy) on 19 May 1943.  Activated on 1 Aug 1943, Inactivated 31 Jul 1945.

ASSIGNMENTS: 464th Bombardment Group, 1 Aug 1943 – 31 Jul 1945.

STATIONS: Wendover Field, UT, 1 Aut 1943; Gowen Field, ID, 22 Aug 1943; Pocatello AAFld, ID, 2 Oct 1943 – 9 Feb 1944; Pantanella Airfield, Italy, 10 Apr 1944; Fioia, Italy, 20 Apr 1944; Pantanella Airfield, Italu c. 1 Jun 1994 – c. 6 Jun 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 15 Jun – 31 Jul 1945.

AIRCRAFT: B-24, 1943 – 1945

OPERATIONS: Combat in MTO and ETO, 30 Ap 1945 – 26 Apr 1945

DECORATIONS: Distinguished Unit Citations; Vienna, Austria, 8 Jul 1944; Pardubice, Czechoslovakia, (24) Aug 1944

Liberators of the 464th BG on the way to the target. (Photo from Jiri Sasek)

Pantanella Air Field “Race Track Tower” (Photo from Jiri Sasek)