5" hand painted leather patch 19th BG
Activated on: 3/1932
Station: Australia & New Guinea
Bombs Dropped (1bs):
Last Mission Flown:
435th BS was previously the 14th BS or the 11th BG and then the 40th Recon Sqd.
First group of Heavy Bombersto fly from California to Hawaii. Attacked by Japanese in the Philippines on December 8, 1941. First American air unit to strike back at Ja[anese forces in WWII. Participated in The Battle of the Coral Sea and the invasion of Guadalcanal. B-17D "The Swoose"