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Squadrons assigned to the 468th Bomb Group were the 792nd, 793rd, 794th, and 795th Bomb Squadrons. At war's end they were sent to Ft. Worth AAF (now Carswell AFB) on December 1, 1945. The pre-existing runways in China had been used primarily for B-24 Liberators, and had to be lengthened from 6,000 feet to 7,200 plus feet and to 200 feet in width. The Chinese people-mostly farmers-provided most of the labor. Some 200,000 people were to assist in the effort. The B-29 Operations were strictly under the Command of General Henry 'Hap' Arnold.
9th BIG, 99th BIS, X circle no. 55. Wichita built, flew 30 combat missions, 1 abort. Home AFB, 12/23/53 to 07118/54. Scrapped. 53. Also Wichita built, she has 29 combat missions, 0 aborts. Final: McClellan AFB, scrapped 09/14/48. 4. Shenefiel. Wichita built, flew 46 combat missions,2 aborts. Final: Robbins AFB, 04128/46 to 10/31/50. Scrapped 12/06/50. Cockpit section with art is on display at Boeing's Seattle Museum. 31 flew 34 combat missions, 5 aborts. Ran off runway on [anding, was summarily scrapped.
Sole Commander. Call Sign: "KINGBIRD' then "CURIOUS". Storrie- till July 23,1945. Col. Mason- Final Commander. Call Sign: "DRACULA" then" TOBY". Fowler- till March 16,1945 Col. George WMundytill August16, 1945. Roberts- Final Commander. Call Sign: "BLACKJACK" then "MISER". 16th Bomb Group Commanders: Col. Gurney- till July 11,1944. Lt. Casteliotti- Final Commander. Call Sign: "BLUEPLATE" changed to "ABlE". Peyton- Sole Commander. Call Sign: "BAYWOOD" changed to "SLICKER'. 501s1 Bomb Group Commander: Col.