15th Bombardment Training Wing
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|15th Bombardment Training Wing|
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The 15th Bombardment Training Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Second Air Force, based at Colorado Springs Army Air Base, Colorado. It was inactivated on 9 April 1946.
- Constituted as 15th Bombardment Wing on 19 October 1940
- Activated on 18 December 1940
- Inactivated on 3 September 1941.
- Activated on 23 June 1942.
- Redesignated as: 15th Bombardment Training Wing in January 1943
- Resesignated as: 15th Bombardment Operational Training Wing in April 1943
- Inactivated on 9 April 1946
- Disbanded on 8 October 1948.
- 47th Bombardment Group: 14 August-1 September 1941
- 48th Bombardment Group: 15 January-1 September 1941
- Numerous groups assigned for training, 1942–1946
- March Field, California, 18 December 1940
- Fresno AAF, California, c. 2 August – 3 September 1941
- Gowen Field, Idaho, 23 June 1942
- Sioux City AAB, Iowa, November 1942
- Gowen Field, Idaho, July 1943
- Pueblo AAB, Colorado, May 1944
- Colorado Springs AAB, Colorado, 8 September 1944 – 9 April 1946.
Activated on 18 December 1940 and assigned to Southwest Air District as light bombardment training wing. Apparently it never had sufficient personnel to carry out effectively its mission. Inactivated on 3 September 1941.
Trained groups and heavy bombardment replacement crews for Second Air Force June 1942 until February 1945 when it ceased all activity.
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.