325fg.com is a project of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from General Orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and World War II history. The names on this honor roll of men assigned to the 463rd Bombardment Group is not a complete list of all who served with the 463rd, however, we are attempting to locate as many documents that have survived as possible. Sources of material include the US National Archives, Air Force Historical Research Agency and the records donated by individual servicemen and their families. We hope you will find this information useful and enjoyable. We are accepting volunteers help in this very large World War II project as we preserve this history and honor service.
Constituted on 19 May 1943 and activated on 1 August 1943. The 463rd moved to Italy in their B-24 aircraft, February-March 1944 and was assigned to the Fifteenth Air Force. They entered combat on 30 March 1944 flying strategic missions against marshalling yards, oil refineries, aircraft factories, bridges and other industrial targets in Italy, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, Yugoslavia, France, and Greece. They would be based in Italy through Victory Europe Day in May 1945.
Lt. Col. Elmer H. Stambaugh, 9 Aug 1943
Col. Frank A. Kurtz, 27 Aug 1943
Col. George W. McGregor, 11 Sep 1944
Col. Ephraim M. Hampton, Apr-c. Sep 1945
Geiger Field, Wash, 1 Aug 1943
Rapid City AAB, SD, Aug 1943
MacDill Field, Fla, 5 Nov 1943
Lakeland AAFld, Fla, Jan-1 Feb 1944
Celone Airfield, Italy, 9 Mar 1944-25 Sep 1945
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