393d Bombardment Group

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393d Bombardment Group
Active 1943–1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Bombardment
Part of Second Air Force
Garrison/HQ American Theater

The 393d Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Second Air Force, being stationed at Sioux City Army Air Base, Iowa. It was inactivated on 1 April 1944.

Activated during World War II as a B-17 Flying Fortress operational training unit (OTU). Redesignated as a replacement training unit (RTU) in August 1943. Inactivated in April 1944 when Second Air Force switched to B-29 Superfortress training.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as 393d Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 29 January 1943
Activated on 16 February 1943
Inactivated on 1 April 1944

Assignments[edit]

Components[edit]

  • 580th Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
  • 581st Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
  • 582d Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
  • 583d Bombardment Squadron : 1943–1944

Stations[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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