656th Bombardment Squadron

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656th Bombardment Squadron
656th Bombardment Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 656th Bombardment Squadron
Active 1953-1963
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Bombardment

The 656th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 68th Bombardment Wing, stationed at Chennault Air Force Base, Louisiana. It was inactivated on 15 April 1963.


Established in January 1953 as a B-47 Stratojet medium bomber squadron; aircraft not received until April when squadron received first production block of B-47Es. Conducted routine deployments and training during the 1950s and early 1960s. Inactivated in 1963 with the phaseout of the B-47.


  • Constituted as the 656th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
And activated on 16 Jan 1953
Inactivated on 15 Apr 1963





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

  1. ^ Department of the Air Force/MPM Letter 662q, 19 Sep 85, Subject: Reconstitution, Redesignation, and Consolidation of Selected Air Force Tactical Squadrons