315th Bombardment Wing, USAAF

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History: Constituted as 315th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) on 7 July 1944 and activated on 17 July. Moved to Guam, March-April 1945. Assigned to Twebtieth Air Force. Engaged in very heavy bombardment operations from June to august 1945. Redesignated 315th Composite Wing in January 1946. Assigned to Far East Air Forces. Moved to Japan in May 1946. Inactivated 20 August 1948. Redesignated 315th Air Division (Combat Cargo) and activated in Japan on 25 January 1951. Assigned to Far East Air Forces. Provided aerial supply and evacuation operations for United Nations Fores in Korea 1951-1953. Assisted the French in Indochina 1953-1954.

Coat of arms (crest) of the 315th Bombardment Wing, USAAF

Official blazon

Insigne: A white disc charged in base with a medium blue represnetation of Mt. Fujiyama, between a jagged lightning flash in dexter fesse and a like flash in sinister fesse of the last, each passing trough a yellow, quarter moon, all within a border of the second, and surmounted by a large, dark red Torii pierced at center with a chevron couped inverted, above a sphere of the second outlined, marked, and charged with the Southern Cross constellation of the first, at the center of a stylized pair of golden orange wings in base.


The Insigne was approved on 25 April 1947. It was modified on 11 October 1954.

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