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573d Bombardment Squadron

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Active  1943-1945
Type  Bombardment
Country  United States
573d Bombardment Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 573d Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 391st Bombardment Group, stationed at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts. The unit was inactivated on 13 October 1945.



The squadron was formed under III Bomber Command in early 1943 as a B-26 Marauder medium bomber squadron, trained for duty in Europe with Ninth Air Force, and engaged in combat from early 1944. It attacked tactical targets in France, Low Countries and Germany, supporting Allied ground forces advancing after D-Day in the Northern France Campaign and the Western Allied invasion of Germany in 1945. It received A-26 Invaders in April 1945, which, however, were not used in combat. After V-E Day, its personnel was demobilized while the squadron was stationed in France during the summer of 1945. Lastly, it was inactivated as a paper unit in Massachusetts in October 1945.


  • Constituted 573rd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 15 Jan 1943
  • Activated on 21 Jan 1943 Re-designated 573rd Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 23 Jun 1945 Inactivated on 13 Oct 1945.


  • 391st Bombardment Group, 15 Jan 1943-13 Oct 1945
  • Aircraft

  • B-26 Marauder, 1943-1945
  • A-26 Invader, 1945.
  • References

    573d Bombardment Squadron Wikipedia

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