393d Bombardment Group
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|393d Bombardment Group|
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The 393d Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Second Air Force, being stationed at Sioux City Army Air Base, Iowa. It was inactivated on 1 April 1944.
Activated during World War II as a B-17 Flying Fortress operational training unit (OTU). Redesignated as a replacement training unit (RTU) in August 1943. Inactivated in April 1944 when Second Air Force switched to B-29 Superfortress training.
- Constituted as 393d Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 29 January 1943
- Activated on 16 February 1943
- Inactivated on 1 April 1944
- II Bomber Command, 16 February 1943 – 1 April 1944
- 580th Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- 581st Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- 582d Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- 583d Bombardment Squadron : 1943–1944
- Geiger Field, Washington, 16 February 1943
- Gowen Field, Idaho, 3 March 1943
- Wendover Field, Utah, April 1943
- Sioux City AAB, Iowa, 11 June 1943
- Kearney AAF, Nebraska, 1 August 1943
- Sioux City AAB, Iowa, 7 November 1943 – 1 April 1944
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.