ACTION CONFIDENTIAL HEADUARTERS SECOND AIR FORCE
of the Commanding General Colorado Springs, Colorado 370.5 (E-3)
Movement of Unit: 450th Bombardment Group (H)
Commanding Officer, Army Air Base, Clovis, New Mexico
1, It is directed that you take the
necessary action and/or issue necessary orders to effect the movement of the
below listed organization, from Army Air base, Clovis, New Mexico to Army Air
Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico, at current strength. All elements of this
organization will be in place Army Air Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico, on or
about July 5, 1943.
Bombardment Group (H) 66 265
Bomb Sq (H)
Bomb Sq (H)
Bomb Sq (H)
Bomb Sq (H)
words “on or about” are used in this movement order so as to allow for minor
adjustments of training schedules and to provide for delays which may be
encountered in obtaining transportation. However, Special Orders issued by your
Headquarters, reference this movement, will set an exact arrival date for the
** Certain of the personnel involved
in this movement are now on DS at Army Air Base Orlando, Florida.
2. This is a temporary change of station.
(Last Perm Sta: Activated at AAB, Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho; has never been
moved to a permanent station.)
3. Individual equipment only now on
hand and/or in storage will accompany this organization.
4. This movement will be
accomplished by air and/or rail. (All travel orders issued to cover the
movement by air of the members of this unit will include a paragraph
authorizing the continuation of the journey by rail it is impracticable to
proceed by air.)
5. Cost of transportation of troops
and individuals, including the shipment of things, will be governed by the
provisions of War Department Circular 206, 1942 as amended. Particular
attention is directed to Section 4, War Department Circular 129, dated June 1,
6. Your attention is directed to the
a. Army Air Force Memorandum 42-14,
dated March 7, 1942, subject, “Notice of Arrival of Troops”.
b. War Department Memorandum
W-700-1-43, dated January 5, 1943, particularly to paragraph 4, sub-section C
7. Reference this movement, direct that
at the earliest practical be hour you send the Commanding General, Army Air
Forces, Attn: From; the Commanding General, I Bomber Command; the Commanding
General, 16th Bombardment Wing; the Commanding General, 18th
Replacement Wing; the Commanding Officer, station of destination; and this
Headquarters (Attn: A-3, E-3)*, a properly classified message containing the
The date and hour of departure.
Destination and estimated date and hour of arrival there at.
Unmistakable identification of the element affected and of the organization of
which it is a part.
sent to this Headquarters will indicate that similar messages have been sent to
the above listed commanders.
8. It is directed that you inform this Headquarters
(Attn: A-3, E-3) By properly classified message of the actual completion date
of this movement. This notification will arrive at this Headquarters not later
than 24 hours following the completion of the movement.
9. Prior to the departure of this
organization from your station, direct that you ascertain that the station of
destination has adequate housing and base facilities to accommodate the
personnel involved in the movement. In the event that a lack of adequate
housing and/or base facilities should necessitate a delay in the completion of
this movement, direct that you contact this Headquarters at once by direct
10. Direct communication between the
commander concerned, consistent with the classification of this order, is
authorized and enjoined.
11. Copies of all travel orders
involved will be furnished without delay as follows:
Returns Section, Miscellaneous Division, AGO
Army Air Forces, Director of War Organization and Movement
3. Army Air Forces, Director of Personnel
Commanding General, Second Air Force.
E. L. Tharp
Captain, Air Corps
Act. Asst. Adjutant General
James A McKamy
Major, Air Corps