41st Bombardment Wing

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41st Bombardment Wing
Active 1943 - 1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Role Bombardment (Command & Control)
Part of Eighth Air Force

The 41st Bombardment Wingis an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Eighth Air Force, based at RAF Molesworth, England. It was inactivated on 18 June 1945.

History[edit]

The wing was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber command and control organization for VIII Bomber Command in England. Its subordinate units were engaged in the strategic air campaign against Germany. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

The wing was constituted as the 41st Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 29 January 1943 and activated on 16 February 1943. In August 1943 it was redesignated 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy).

The wing was disbanded on 18 June 1945.

Assignments[edit]

Redesignated: Eighth Air Force, 22 February 1944-18 June 1945

Units assigned[edit]

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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