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VII Bomber Command

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VII Bomber Command
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army Air Forces
RoleCommand and Control
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Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ribbon.svg
  • World War II
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign (1944–1945)

The VII Bomber Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Seventh Air Force, based on Okinawa. It was inactivated on 31 March 1946.

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  • Constituted as VII Bomber Command on 23 January 1942
Activated on 29 January 1942.
Inactivated on 31 March 1946
Disbanded on 8 October 1948

Commanding Generals

  • BriGen Willis H. Hale (January 29, 1942 – June 19, 1942)
  • Col Albert E. Hegenberger (June 20, 1942 – June 25, 1942) - Acting Commander
  • BriGen William E. Lynd (June 25, 1942 – November 1942)
  • BriGen LaVerne G. Saunders (January 8, 1943 – January 1943)
  • BriGen Truman H. Landon (January 1943 – December 10, 1944)
  • BriGen Lawrence J. Carr (December 11, 1944 – October 1945)


  • Hawaiian Air Force 23 January 1942 – 31 March 1946
Redesignated: 7 Air Force on 5 February 1942
Redesignated: Seventh Air Force on 18 September 1942


Hawkins Field, January 1944
Bairiki (Mullinix) Airfield, January–March 1944

Units assigned

Operational history

Engaged in patrol operations from Hawaii until late in 1943. Afterward, served in combat in the Central and Western Pacific


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. LCCN 61060979.

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