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The original air echelon of the 467th BG(H)
arrived at the base of Rackheath, to the northeast
of Norwich, during early March 1944. Under the command
of Col. Albert J. Shower, the Group, with its four component
Squadrons (the 788th, 789th, 790th, and 791st, including
the Base Ancillary units), was assigned to the 2nd Air
(Bombardment) Division, 8th Air Force.

The 467th BG(H) was one of 14 bombardment groups
composing the 2nd Air Division and their objective was
to engage in the strategic bombing against Nazi Germany.
Strategic bombing involved campaigns to destroy the
industries and communications that directly or indirectly
supported the enemy's war effort.