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HQ 385th Bombardment Group (Heavy) and its 549th, 550th, and 551st Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy) with B-17s arrive at Great Ashfield, England from the US joining the 548th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) which arrived on 29 Jun 43. The group will fly its first combat mission on 17 Jul 43.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,