Activated 26 November 1942 at Gowen Field, Idaho. The Group assembled at Wendover Field Utah on December 2nd 1942. They trained there until the 2nd of March 1943. Then moved to Sioux City AAB Iowa on 3 February 1943 until their departure in 9 April 1943. The ground unit moved for final processing at Camp Douglas, Wis, and then to Camp Shanks, New York. They sailed on the Aquitania on the 10th of May 1943, and arrived at Clyde on the 18th of May 1943. The Aircraft left Sioux City on the 9th of April 1943 for Bangor Me. via Kearney, Nebraska, and Selfridge, Michigan. They commenced overseas movement on the 15th of April 1943 by the North Atlantic ferry route.