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2004/07/07 20:33:20 (permalink)
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73rd Bomb Wing

My grandfather served on Saipan for the 572nd Air Materials Squadron of the 91st Air Service Group. I think that the 73rd Bomb Wing is the overlying wing for this group, but I'm not for sure. If the 73rd is the head wing, then is their any information about the next reunion? I have been trying to find research about either the 572nd or the 91st, but to no avail. It looks like the 73rd is all that it out there.

I appreciate any help anyone can provide on any of this units.


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Chris Baker
Tennessee
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    mbee53
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    Re: [bakergis] 73rd Bomb Wing 2004/07/08 20:31:35 (permalink)
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    On May 1, 1945, the 91st Air Service Group was located on Saipan Island (APO 237 SF). It consisted of the Headquarters and Base Services Squadron, the 572nd Air Material Squadron and the 322nd Air Engineering Squadron. I might add that the 65th, 330th, and 364th Air Service Groups were also on Saipan.
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    Re: [bakergis] 73rd Bomb Wing 2004/07/09 00:01:08 (permalink)
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    Chris,

    Recommend that you try an inter-library loan at your public library to check out a copy of the reprint of "73rd Wing 1943-1945" by The Battery Press, Inc. 1980.
    ISBN: 0-89839-032-x

    Has many pictures of Saipan and B-29 ops with one picture of 91st Air Service Group
    encampment area.

    Hope that this helps give you a visual image of Saipan, Steve
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    Re: [bakergis] 73rd Bomb Wing 2004/07/11 12:41:34 (permalink)
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    Chris...I have not seen it mentioned yet...there is a B-29 website which includes the 73rd Bomb Wing....
    [url "http://www.b-29.org"]www.b-29.org[/url] It is very inclusive and there are two websites also by Sallyann Wagoner, which you can join. One is a
    B-29 Superfortrss website limited to technical questions and the other is a Discussion list to cover other subjects.

    I think you might benefit by taking a look. This would also include reunions.

    Jim :-)
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