20th Air Base Group

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20th Air Base Group
Active 1918, 1921-1946
Country  United States
Branch United States Army Air Corps
Type Support
Role Maintenance and Base Administratiion
Part of Far East Air Force
Engagements Southwest Pacific Theater
Decorations Distinguished Unit Citation Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation

The 20th Air Base Group is a disbanded unit of the United States Air Force. It was part of the Far East Air Force, during World War II. The 20th ABG was based at Nichols Field, in the Philippines. It surrendered to the Japanese in the spring of 1942, but was kept on the rolls as an active unit until April 1946. It was disbanded in 1984.

Lineage[edit]

20th Air Base Group

  • Authorized on 2 June 1921 as Air Park No. 11 and organized
Redesignated 66th Service Squadron on 25 January 1923
Redesignated Base Headquarters & 20th Air Base Squadron on 1 September 1936 and inactivated
Consolidated with Squadron A, Eberts Field on 16 October 1936 (remained inactive)
Consolidated with Station Complement, Nichols Field (an active unit) on 25 May 1938
Redesignated Base Headquarters & 20th Air Base Squadron (1 Group) on 6 December 1939
Redesignated Base Headquarters & 20th Air Base Squadron (Single) on 1 February 1940
Redesignated 20th Air Base Group (Reinforced) on 1 September 1940
Inactivated on 2 April 1946
  • Disbanded on 27 September 1984

Squadron A, Eberts Field

  • Organized on 26 April 1918 as 66th Aero Squadron
Redesignated Squadron A, Eberts Field ca. 1 July 1918
  • Demobilized 15 November 1918
Reconstituted and consolidated with 66th Service Squadron as Base Headquarters & 20th Air Base Squadron on 16 October 1936

Station Complement, Nichols Field

  • Activated ca. 1 March 1935 as Station Complement, Nichols Field
Consolidated with Base Headquarters & 20th Air Base Squadron as Base Headquarters & 20th Air Base Squadron on 25 May 1938

Assignments[edit]

Stations[edit]

Components[edit]

  • Air Base Squadron, 20th Air Base Group (later 19th Air Base Squadron), 1 September 1940 - 2 April 1946
  • 1st Materiel Squadron, 20th Air Base Group (later 27th Material Squadron), 1 September 1940 - 2 April 1946
  • 2d Materiel Squadron, 20th Air Base Group (later 28th Material Squadron), 1 September 1940 - 2 April 1946

Honors[edit]

WD GO 22-42 amended by DA GO 46-48 7 December 1941 - 10 May 1942,
 WD GO 14-42 8–22 December 1941
 WD GO 43-42 6 Jan - 8 Mar 1942 amended by WD GO 40 -43, dated 17 Jul 43
7 December 1941 - 10 May 1942, 17 October 1944 - 4 July 1945

See also[edit]

4th Composite Group

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c AF Pamphlet 900-2, Unit Decorations, Awards and Campaign Participation Credits Department of the Air Force, Washington, DC, 15 Jun 71, p. 134

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