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316th Bombardment Squadron

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Active  1942-1944
Type  Bombardment
Country  United States
316th Bombardment Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 316th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 88th Bombardment Group. It was inactivated at Avon Park Army Airfield, Florida on 1 May 1944.



Established in early 1942 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron. Was assigned to II Bomber Command as a heavy bomber Operational Training Unit (OTU). The squadron was assigned primarily to airfields in the Pacific Northwest under II BC; performing training of new units, then becoming a Replacement Training Unit (RTU). Reassigned to III Bomber Command in November 1943 when Second Air Force began to exclusively train B-29 Superfortress aircrews. Continued as a B-17 RTU until the end of heavy bomber training of replacement aircrews in May 1944; was inactivated.


  • Constituted 316th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942
  • Activated on 15 Jul 1942 Inactivated on 1 May 1944.


  • 88th Bombardment Group, 15 Jul 1942-1 May 1944
  • Aircraft

  • B-17 Flying Fortress, 1942–1944
  • References

    316th Bombardment Squadron Wikipedia

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