521st Fighter-Bomber Squadron

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521st Fighter-Bomber Squadron
Active1943-1944
Country United States
Allegiance United States Air Force
BranchFighter-Bomber
SizeSquadron
Aircraft flown
BomberA-24 Banshee
P-39 Airacobra
A-36 Apache
B-25 Mitchell

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.

History[edit]

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.

Lineage[edit]

  • 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.

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References[edit]

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

  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. 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.

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