748th Bombardment Squadron

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748th Bombardment Squadron
748th Bombardment Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 748th Bombardment Squadron
Active1943–1945
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army Air Forces
TypeBombardment Training

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.

History[edit]

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.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted 748th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 May 1943
Activated on 1 Ju1y 1943
Inactivated on 28 August 1945

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Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

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

  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. 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.

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