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653d Bombardment Squadron

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Active  1944-1945
Type  Weather Reconnaissance
Country  United States
Engagements  World War II
653d Bombardment Squadron
Branch  United States Army Air Force

The 653d Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with VIII Fighter Command, based at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. It was inactivated on 19 December 1945.

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Lineage

  • Constituted 653d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy, Weather Reconnaissance) on 17 July 1944
  • Activated on 9 August 1944. Inactivated on 19 December 1945.

    Assignments

  • 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance), 9 August 1944
  • 1st Air Division, 13 July 1945
  • 3d Air Division, 25 August 1945
  • 1st Air Division, 1 September 1945
  • 3d Air Division, 12 October 1945
  • VIII Fighter Command, 1 November-19 December 1945
  • Attached to: 325th Reconnaissance Wing, 6 January-12 October 1945

    Stations

  • RAF Watton, England, 9 August 1944
  • RAF Chalgrove, England, 5 August 1945
  • Hitcham Air Depot, England, 15 October–December 1945
  • Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, 17–19 December 1945.
  • Aircraft

  • B-24 Liberator, 1944
  • B-17 Flying Fortress, 1944
  • Mosquito XVI, 1944–1945
  • Operations

    Weather reconnaissance in ETO, 10 August 1944 – 26 September 1945.

    References

    653d Bombardment Squadron Wikipedia


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