United States Army Air Forces

Combat Chronology 1941 - 1945



The chronology is concerned primarily with operations of the US Army Air Forces and its combat units between December 7, 1941 and September 15, 1945. It is designed as a companion reference to the seven-volume history of The Army Air Forces in World War II, edited by Wesley Frank Craven and James Lea Cate. The research was a cooperative endeavor carried out in the United States Air Force historical archives by the Research Branch of the Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center.

This chronology is available at several locations on the internet and contains information for all Theaters of Operations. Primarily CBI-related events are included here, except for key events that occured in other Theaters or affected the outcome of the War.


Sources:

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Office of Air Force History,
Headquarters USAF, 1961, ISBN 0-912799-02-1

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Office of Air Force History,
Headquarters USAF, 1982

The Army Air Forces in World War II: Combat Chronology, 1941-1945
by the Office of Air Force History, Headquarters USAF, 1973

The Mighty Eight War Diary by Roger A. Freeman, ISBN 1-85409-071-2

World War II in the North Pacific by Kevin D. Hutchinson, 1994, ISBN-0-313-29130-6



Table of Contents

GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

GLOSSARY OF CODE NAMES

1941
December
1942
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1943
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1944
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1945
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September

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