754th Bombardment Squadron
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|754th Bombardment Squadron|
Emblem of the 754th Bombardment Squadron
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Established as a B-24 Liberator strategic bombardment squadron in early 1943. Trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to European Theater of Operations and assigned to Eighth Air Force, 2d Bombardment Division. Performed strategic bombardment of enemy targets over European continent, February 1944 - July 1945. Most squadron personnel demobilized in Europe and returned to the United States.
Re-manned and re-equipped with B-29 Superfortress Very Heavy bomber and trained for deployment to Pacific, however war ended before unit could be deployed. Assigned to Continental Air Forces, however inactivated in October 1945.
- Constituted 754th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 May 1943
- Activated on 1 July 1943
- Redesignated 754th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 5 August 1945
- Inactivated on 17 October 1945.
- 458th Bombardment Group, 1 July 1943 – 17 October 1945.
- Wendover Field, Utah, 1 July 1943
- Gowen Field, Idaho, 28 July 1943
- Kearns Center, Utah, 10 September 1943
- Wendover Field, Utah, 15 September 1943
- Tonopah Army Airfield, Nevada, 4 November 1943 – 1 January 1944
- RAF Horsham St. Faith, England, 1 February 1944 – 3 July 1945
- Sioux Falls Army Air Field, South Dakota, 15 July 1945
- Walker Army Airfield, Kansas, 25 July 1945
- March Field, California, 22 August-17 October 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.