573d Bombardment Squadron

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573d Bombardment Squadron
573d Bombardment Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 573d Bombardment Squadron
Active 1943-1945
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Bombardment

The 573d Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 391st Bombardment Group, stationed at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts. The unit was inactivated on 13 October 1945.

History[edit]

The squadron was formed under III Bomber Command in early 1943 as a B-26 Marauder medium bomber squadron, trained for duty in Europe with Ninth Air Force, and engaged in combat from early 1944. It attacked tactical targets in France, Low Countries and Germany, supporting Allied ground forces advancing after D-Day in the Northern France Campaign and the Western Allied invasion of Germany in 1945. It received A-26 Invaders in April 1945, which, however, were not used in combat. After V-E Day, its personnel was demobilized while the squadron was stationed in France during the summer of 1945. Lastly, it was inactivated as a paper unit in Massachusetts in October 1945.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted 573rd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 15 Jan 1943
Activated on 21 Jan 1943
Re-designated 573rd Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 23 Jun 1945
Inactivated on 13 Oct 1945.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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