II Bomber Command

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II Bomber Command
Active 1941-1943
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Command and Control

The II Bomber Command is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit. It was last assigned to Second Air Force, based at Fort George Wright, Washington. It was inactivated on 6 October 1943.

During World War II, the unit trained large numbers of B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator bombardment groups. It controlled operational training units (OTU) and replacement training units (RTU) primarily in the west and southwest of the United States until late 1943 when its operations were taken over by Headquarters, Second Air Force and the command was disbanded.

It also performed antisubmarine patrols along the pacific northwest coast (until May 1943)

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Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as II Bomber Command on 4 September 1941
Activated on 5 September
Disbanded on 6 October 1943

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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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