521st Fighter-Bomber Squadron
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The 521st Fighter-Bomber Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 415th Bombardment Group, stationed at Dalhart Army Airfield, Texas. It was inactivated on 5 Apr 1944.
Established in early 1943 as an A-24 dive bomber squadron. Assigned to the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics, Air University in Florida as a training unit to develop combat tactics to be used by overseas combat units. Also equipped with P-39 fighters and A-36 dive bombers with the phaseout of the A-24.
When AAFSAT closed, was re-assigned as a B-25 medium training squadron and supported Army maneuvers. Inactivated in April 1944 with re-organization of training command designations.
- Constituted 667th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 12 Feb 1943.
- Activated on 15 Feb 1943.
- Re-designated 521st Fighter-Bomber Squadron 10 Aug 1943.
- Disbanded on 5 Apr 1944.
- 415th Bombardment Group, 15 Feb 1943-5 Apr 1944.
- Alachua Army Airfield, Florida, 15 Feb 1943
- Orlando Army Airbase, Florida, 2 Mar 1944;
- Dalhart Army Airfield, Texas, 19 Mar-5 Apr 1944
- 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.