313th Bombardment Squadron
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The 313th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 21st Bombardment Group, based at MacDill Field, Florida. It was inactivated on 10 October 1943.
Established in January 1942 as B-25 Mitchell medium bomber Operational Training Unit for Third Air Force. Also flew antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. Became a B-26 Marauder OTU in June 1942, and 16 July-10 October 1943; replacement training unit, 15 May-15 July 1943.
Disbanded in October 1943 when B-26 training ended.
- Constituted 313th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 13 January 1942
- Activated on 1 February 1942
- Disbanded on 10 October 1943
- 21st Bombardment Group, February 1942-10 October 1943.
- Bowman Field, Kentucky, 1 February 1942
- Jackson AAB, Mississippi, 8 February 1942
- Columbia AAB, South Carolina, 24 April 1942
- Key Field, Mississippi, 26 May 1942
- Hattiesburg AAF, Mississippi, 8 June 1942
- Key Field, Mississippi, 12 June 1942
- MacDill Field, Florida, 26 June 1942 – 10 October 1943.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.