393rd Bombardment Group

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393d Bombardment Group
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army Air Forces
Part ofSecond Air Force
Garrison/HQAmerican Theater

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



  • 580th Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
  • 581st Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
  • 582d Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
  • 583d Bombardment Squadron : 1943–1944



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

  • 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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