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588th Bombardment Squadron

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Active  1943-1944
Type  Bombardment Training
Country  United States
588th Bombardment Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 588th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 395th Bombardment Group, stationed at Ardmore Army Air Field, Oklahoma. It was inactivated on 1 April 1944.

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History

The unit was established as a B-17 Flying Fortress Operational Training Unit (OTU) as part of Second Air Force. It was inactivated in April 1944 as part of the phaseout of B-17 training.

Lineage

  • Constituted 588th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 29 January 1943
  • Activated on 16 February 1943 Inactivated on 1 April 1944

    Assignments

  • 395th Bombardment Group, 16 February 1943 – 1 April 1944
  • Stations

  • Ephrata Army Air Base, Washington, 16 February 1943
  • Ardmore Army Air Field, Oklahoma, 25 October 1943 – 1 April 1944
  • Aircraft

  • B-17 Flying Fortress, 1943–1944
  • References

    588th Bombardment Squadron Wikipedia


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