574th Bombardment Squadron

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574th Bombardment Squadron
Active 1943-1945
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Bombardment

The 574th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 391st Bombardment Group, stationed at Camp Shanks, New York. It was inactivated on 15 October 1945.


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. Engaged in combat beginning in early 1944, attacked tactical targets in France, Low Countries and Germany supporting Allied ground forces advancing after D-Day in Northern France Campaign and the Western Allied invasion of Germany, 1945. Received A-26 Invaders in April 1945, however did not use in combat. After V-E Day, demobilized personnel while stationed in France during the summer of 1945, inactivated as a paper unit in New York, October 1945.


  • Constituted 574th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 15 Jan 1943
Activated on 21 Jan 1943
Re-designated 574th Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 23 Jun 1945
Inactivated on 15 Oct 1945.





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

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