The 471st Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit, last assigned to the First Air Force, stationed at Westover Field, Massachusetts, it was inactivated on 10 April 1944.
The unit was a World War II B-24 Liberator replacement training unit (RTU), with graduates being assigned as replacement units to combat units worldwide. Originally a Second Air Force unit, it was reassigned to First Air Force when Second AF began B-29 Superfortress training, but was disbanded in 1944 when the need for B-24 aircrews diminished.
- Constituted as 471st Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 22 April 1943
- Activated on 1 May 1943
- Disbanded on 10 April 1944
- 804th Bombardment Group: 1943–1944
- 805th Bombardment Group: 1943–1944
- 806th Bombardment Group: 1943–1944
- 807th Bombardment Group: 1943–1944
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, Office of Air Force History. ISBN 978-0-405-12194-4
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