Col. Howard F. Bronson, Jr.

Commander, 7th Bombardment Group

22 Jun 35 to 1 Jun 37 - Flying Cadet, San Antonio TX
17 Jun 1936 - Graduated Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Kelly Field TX
Assigned to 88th Recon Squadron, 7th Bomb Group, Hamilton Field CA
1 Jun 37 - Appointed 2nd Lt., Air Corps Reserve
13 Dec 38 - Appointed 1st Lt., Air Corps Reserve
15 Aug 39 - Appointed 2Lt. & Rated Pilot, Regular Army
26 April 40 - Assigned to 25th Bomb Squadron
17 Jun 40 - Appointed Operations Officer & Intelligence Officer, 25th Bomb Sqdn. 15 Aug 42 - Appointed 1st Lt., Regular Army
28 Jan 43 - Appointed Major 11 Oct 43 - Assigned HQ, Army Air Force, Operations Directorate Division, Washington DC, Chief of Bombardment Branch of Operations
10 Feb 44 - Appointed Permanent Lt. Colonel
28 Nov 44 - Departs U.S. for India
5 Dec 44 - Arrives Pandaveswar, India
9 Dec 44 - Attached to 492nd Sqdn., 7th Bomb Group
13 Dec 44 - First Combat Mission
24 Jun 45 - Assumes Command, 7th Bomb Group, Tezpur India
29 Sept 45 - Transferred to War Department General Staff, Washington DC
30 Nov 61 - Retired from Air Force, 26 years, 7 months, 1 day of Service


Air Medal    American Defense Medal w/One Star

American Theater Medal w/Bronze Star    Asiatic-Pacific Medal w/2 Bronze Stars

WW 2 Victory Medal


(All ImagesInfo Courtesy of Michael Bronson)


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Colonel Harvey Alness (left), Col. Bronson's predecessor
as Commander of the 7th Bomb Group.


Col. Bronson, Major Edward F. Rector, Lt. Col. Alexander





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