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339th Bombardment Squadron

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Active  1942-1963
Type  Bombardment
Country  United States
339th Bombardment Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 339th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 96th Bombardment Wing, stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. It was inactivated on 15 March 1963.

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History

Established as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to European Theater of Operations (ETO), assigned to VIII Bomber Command in England, Flew combat missions over Nazi Germany and Occupied Europe until the German capitulation in May 1945.

Activated as a reserve B-29 Superfortress squadron, 1947. Not equipped or manned; inactivated due to budget reductions, 1949.

Reactivated in 1953 as a Strategic Air Command B-47 Stratojet squadron. Performed global deployments and training until inactivated in 1963. With the phaseout of the B-47 the training aircraft sent to storage at Davis-Monthan and the squadron was inactivated.

Lineage

  • Constituted 339th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 January 1942
  • Activated on 15 July 1942 Inactivated on 19 December 1945
  • Redesignated 339th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 13 May 1947
  • Activated in the reserve on 29 May 1947 Inactivated on 27 June 1949
  • Redesignated 339th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 6 November 1953
  • Activated on 18 November 1953. Inactivated on 15 March 1963.

    Assignments

  • 96th Bombardment Group, 15 July 1942 – 15 December 1945
  • 96th Bombardment Group, 29 May 1947
  • 384th Bombardment Group, 8 October 1947 – 27 June 1949
  • 96th Bombardment (later Strategic Aerospace) Wing, 18 November 1953 – 15 March 1963
  • Aircraft

  • B-17 Flying Fortress, 1943–1945
  • B-47 Stratojet, 1955–1963
  • References

    339th Bombardment Squadron Wikipedia


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