812th Fighter-Bomber Squadron

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812th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
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Emblem of the World War II 812th Bombardment Squadron
Active 1943-1957
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter-Bomber

The 812th Fighter-Bomber Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with 482d Fighter-Bomber Group stationed at Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia.


Activated in England in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force heavy bomber pathfinder group, flying RADAR-equipped B-17s that preceded bomber formations flying from England to Germany and indicated targets such as airfields, submarine installations, and marshalling yards obscured by weather. Squadron's aircraft were assigned individually to various groups during combat missions. Returned to United States after the end of the war in Europe, but inactivated in California in 1945.

Trained in the Reserve as a heavy bombardment group, June 1947-June 1949; as a troop carrier group, June–December 1952; and as a fighter-bomber group flying various fighter and trainer aircraft, May 1955-November 1957


  • Constituted 812th Bombardment Squadron (Pathfinder) on 10 August 1943
Activated on 20 August 1943
Redesignated 812th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 11 November 1944
Inactivated on 1 September 1945
  • Redesignated 812th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 13 August 1947
Activated in the reserve on 9 September 1947
Inactivated on 27 June 1949
  • Redesignated 812th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 26 May 1952
Activated in the reserve on 14 June 1952
Inactivated on 1 December 1952
  • Redesignated 812th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 12 April 1955
Activated in the reserve on 18 May 1955
Inactivated on 16 November 1957.





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