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303rd Bomb Group (H) History

December 8th    

December 8, 1941
United States and Britain declare war on Japan.

December 8, 1942
8th AF: An VIII Bomber Command study of air attacks on submarine pens indicates that available US bombs are incapable of penetrating roofs of the pens from any bombing level low enough to maintain accuracy.

December 8, 1943
303rd BG: Persistent bad weather limited activities to routine ground school classes.

December 8, 1944
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS 8th AF: As part of a move to create self-sustaining, mobile air divisions, all sub-depots are relieved from assignment to the VIII Air Force Services Command and assigned to the 3 bomb divisions with VIII Air Force Services Command retaining technical supervision.

8th AF history extracted from Jack McKillop's USAAF Combat Chronology

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