99th Bombardment Wing (World War II)
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|99th Bombardment Wing|
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
|Role||Medium Bomber Command and Control|
The 99th Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the United States Air Force Reserve, based at Bedford Field, Massachusetts. It was inactivated on 4 October 1945.
- Constituted as 44th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 15 February 1943
- Activated on 1 March 1943
- Redesignated 99th Combat Bombardment Wing (Medium), November 1943
- Redesignated 99th Bombardment Wing (Medium) in June 1945
- Inactivated on 4 October 1945
- Redesignated 44th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) and allotted to the reserve.
- Activated on 26 June 1947
- Redesignated 44th Air Division (Bombardment) in April 1948
- Inactivated on 27 June 1949.
- Eighth Air Force, 1 March 1943 – November 1943
- IX Bomber Command, November 1943-4 October 1945
- United States Air Force Reserves, 26 January 1947 – 27 June 1949
- Salt Lake City Army Air Base, Utah, 1 March 1943
- Biggs Field, Texas, May–July 1943
- RAF Aldermaston (AAF-467), England, July 7943
- RAF Great Dunmow (AAF-164), England, 12 November 1943 – September 1944
- Beaumont sur Oise Airfield (A-60), France, 25 September 1944
- Tienen, Belgium, April 1945
- Namur Airfield, Belgium, 7 July–August 1945
- Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts, 3–4 October 1945
- Brooks Field, Texas, 26 June 1947 – 27 June 1949.
- Ninth Air Force
- 322d Bombardment Group: 16 October 1943 – 15 September 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
- 344th Bombardment Group: 16 October 1943 – 15 September 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
- 386th Bombardment Group: 16 October 1943 – 27 July 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
- 391st Bombardment Group: 25 January 1944 – 27 July 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
- United States Air Force Reserve
- 312th Bombardment Group: 1947–1949
- 401st Bombardment Group: 1947–1949
- 447th Bombardment Group: 1947–1949
Performed bombing operations in Europe until V-E Day
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.