How to classify 487th Bombardment Group

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Working on some POW's and WWII profiles and am sort of stuck in trying to categorize the 487th Bombardment Group (Heavy) from WWII. (under 8th AF?) I know there is an ongoing military wwi project, so could someone advise me on how to set it up or do the actual setting up? Pretty please?

HAPPY 4th to my fellow Americans!!
WikiTree profile: Lawrence Pachoud
in The Tree House by Natalie Trott G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
Great thing to work on, Natalie. Thank you!

I don't think this is enough of an answer, but FWIW, a parallel category:

Happy Fourth!
You'd think I'd be more AF-fluent since I'm married to a retired AF officer and was in the USN for 7 years. hahaha. I don't get how the AF command is tiered and need to do some research!

2 Answers

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I'm not sure if you are asking what command it served under or asking how to add a profile in WikiTree.

The 487th Bombardment Group was part of the 8th Air Force stationed in Lavenham, Suffolk, UK during WW2.

I was asking which category to sub-categorize it in, really.
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with the proposed structure almost ready to be accepted, it should end up as using this is the profile of the person:

[[Category: 487th Bombardment Group (Heavy), United States Army Air Forces, World War II]]

on that category page, it will have category entries linking it under the operational commands:

by Keith McDonald G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
And 8th Air Force? It was part of 8th Air Force.

The group was an element of these wings, which were elements of the Eighth  Air Force.

units moved around, got renamed, reorganized...  it is hard to keep track of them and what units they were a part of, and what units they were made up from, without identifying a specific timeframe. 

Thanks, Keith. I knew that units got reassigned rather often, which is how I got confused about where to subcategorize. I've been doing some WWII POW profiles in the last year, and it's been pretty straightforward until the 487th!

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