Although so common-place that we never think of it, it is well to set down our associated Groups in this air force. The 449th is one of five bombardment groups in the 47th Wing. The other groups are the 98th, 376th, 450th and 451st. The 98th and 376th are veteran groups which have seen service from El Alamein to Italy. The two younger groups came overseas along with the 449th.