543d Bombardment Squadron
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|543d Bombardment Squadron|
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The 543d Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 383d Bombardment Group stationed at Peterson Field, Colorado. It was inactivated on 1 April 1944.
Squadron activated in late 1942 as a B-17 Flying Fortress Operational Training Unit for pilots and aircrews. Transitioned in April 1943 to a B-24 Liberator Replacement Training Unit. Inactivated in April 1944 when heavy bombardment training was discontinued.
- Constituted as 543d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 October 1942
- Activated on 3 November 1942
- Inactivated on 1 April 1944.
- 383d Bombardment Group, 3 November 1942 – 1 April 1944
- Salt Lake City AAB, Utah, 3 November 1942
- Rapid City AAB, South Dakota, 12 November 1942
- Ainsworth AAF, Nebraska, 13 December 1942
- Rapid City AAB, South Dakota, 26 April 1943
- Geiger Field, Washington, 20 June 1943
- Peterson Field, Colorado, c. 26 October 1943 – 1 April 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.