AIR: One Year with the 19th

Dec. 7 is also the anniversary of the only outfit in the U.S. Army which has been in active combat almost continuously since the war began. The 19th Heavy Bombardment Group is the only Air Forces unit which has received three citations from the Secretary of War.

It has been quite a year for the air shock troops. For a while the war was Japan v. the 19th. There had been times when the group was so badly battered—in the Philippines, in Java, in Australia—that not a plane could be got off the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!