Activated 1 March 1942 at Salt Lake City AB, Utah. Personnel moved to Wendover AB Utah on the 6th of April 1942 and began flying training. Unit left Wendover 1 August 1942 to began movement to the United Kingdom. The Ground unit first moved to Richmond AAB, Va. remained a week and leaving for Ft. Dix, NJ. On the 13th of August 1942. Group sailed on the Queen Elizabeth on the 30th of August 1942 and arrived on the 5th of September 1942 at Greenock, Scotland. The aircraft flew from Wendover to Westover field Mass. on 2 August 1942. The Group departed for the United Kingdom on 1 September 1942 via Gander-Prestwick ferry route.