543d Bombardment Squadron

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543d Bombardment Squadron
Active 1942–1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Type Bombardment Training
Engagements World War II

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.





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

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