336th Bombbardment /33rd fighter Squadron
My father, David T. Cates was posted to 336th Bombardment Group. The group incorporates the heritage of the 336th Bombardment Group, the 336th Air Refueling Wing,and the 363 6th Combat Crew Training Wing. The 336th Bombardment Groupwas activated on 15 July 1942. Assigned to MacDill Field, FL, it operated the B26 Marauder medium bomber, training replacement crews for operational units. The group relocated to Lake Charles, LA, where it was disbanded on 1 May 1944.
After May 1944 dad re-upped for overseas duty and was assigned to the 33rd Fighter Squadron as gunnery maintenance for P-47'sHe left for Iceland in Nov 44 on the Ile de France.He was in Iceland from Nov 44 to May of 45.He came home on the Queen Mary to New York.
Is there anyone out there that may have served in these units.I do have some pictures I would be willing to share