748th Bombardment Squadron
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The 748th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit. It was last assigned to the 457th Bombardment Group, stationed at Sioux Falls Army Air Field, South Dakota. It was inactivated on 28 August 1945.
Established as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber squadron, it trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to England in late 1943, assigned to VIII Bomber Command. Engaged in strategic bombardment campaign of Nazi Germany and Occupied Europe, 1944–1945, personnel demobilized in the United Kingdom and returned to the United States. The squadron was reassigned to Second Air Force and programmed for B-29 Superfortress training. No personnel or aircraft were assigned as a result of the end of war with Japan. It was inactivated in August 1945.
- Constituted 748th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 May 1943
- Activated on 1 Ju1y 1943
- Inactivated on 28 August 1945
- 457th Bombardment Group, 1 July 1943 – 28 August 1945
- Geiger Field, Washington, 1 July 1943
- Rapid City Army Air Base, South Dakota, 9 July 1943
- Ephrata Army Air Base, Washington, 28 October 1943
- Wendover Field, Utah, 6 December 1943 – 1 January 1944
- RAF Glatton, England, 28 January 1944 – June 1945
- Sioux Falls Army Air Field, South Dakota, July – 28 August 1945
- B-17 Flying Fortress, 1943–1945
- 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.