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499th Fighter Bomber Squadron

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Active  1942-1944
Type  Fighter-Bomber
Country  United States
Engagements  World War II
499th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
Branch  United States Army Air Forces

The 499th Fighter-Bomber Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 85th Fighter-Bomber Group stationed at Waycross Army Airfield, Georgia. It was inactivated on 1 May 1944.

Contents

Lineage

  • Constituted 305th Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 13 January 1942
  • Activated on 10 February 1942 Redesignated: 305th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 27 July 1942 Redesignated: 499th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 10 August 1943 Disbanded on 1 May 1944.

    Assignments

  • 85th Bombardment (later Fighter-Bomber) Group, 10 February 1942 – 1 May 1944.
  • Stations

  • Savannah AAB, Georgia, 10 February 1942
  • Bowman Field, Kentucky, 16 February 1942
  • Hunter Field, Georgia, 9 June 1942
  • Waycross AAF, Georgia, 15 August 1942
  • Gillespie Field, Nashville, Tennessee, 3 October 1942
  • Blythe AAB, California, 2 November 1942
  • Rice AAF, California, 10 December 1942
  • Harding AAF, Louisiana, 8 April 1943
  • Waycross AAF, Georgia, 22 August 1943
  • Harris Neck AAF, Georgia, 20 September 1943
  • Waycross AAF, Georgia, 13 December 1943 – 1 May 1944
  • Aircraft

  • V-72 Vengeance, 1942
  • A-24 Dauntless, 1942–1943
  • North American A-36, 1943
  • P-39 Airacobra, 1943–1944
  • P-40 Warhawk, 1944
  • P-47 Thunderbolt, 1944
  • Operations history

    Participated in air-ground maneuvers, October 1942— April 1943, and afterward served as a replacement training unit until 1 May 1944

    References

    499th Fighter-Bomber Squadron Wikipedia


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