317th Bombardment Squadron

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317th Bombardment Squadron
317th Bombardment Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 317th Bombardment Squadron
Active 1942-1944
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Bombardment

The 317th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 88th Bombardment Group. It was inactivated at Avon Park Army Airfield, Florida on 1 May 1944.


Established in early 1942 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron. Was assigned to II Bomber Command as a heavy bomber Operational Training Unit (OTU). The squadron was assigned primarily to airfields in the Pacific Northwest under II BC; performing training of new units, then becoming a Replacement Training Unit (RTU). Reassigned to III Bomber Command in November 1943 when Second Air Force began to exclusively train B-29 Superfortress aircrews. Continued as a B-17 RTU until the end of heavy bomber training of replacement aircrews in May 1944; was inactivated.


  • Constituted 317th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942
Activated on 15 Jul 1942
Inactivated on 1 May 1944.





 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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