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656th Bombardment Squadron

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Active  1953-1963
Type  Bombardment
Country  United States
656th Bombardment Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 656th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 68th Bombardment Wing, stationed at Chennault Air Force Base, Louisiana. It was inactivated on 15 April 1963.

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History

Established in January 1953 as a B-47 Stratojet medium bomber squadron; aircraft not received until April when squadron received first production block of B-47Es. Conducted routine deployments and training during the 1950s and early 1960s. Inactivated in 1963 with the phaseout of the B-47.

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 656th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  • And activated on 16 Jan 1953 Inactivated on 15 Apr 1963
  • Consolidated on 15 September 1985 with the 456th Bombardment Squadron as the 556th Tactical Air Support Squadron
  • Assignments

  • 68th Bombardment Wing, 16 Jan 1953-15 Apr 1963
  • Stations

  • Lake Charles (later, Chennault) AFB
  • Aircraft

  • B-47 Stratojet, 1953-1963
  • References

    656th Bombardment Squadron Wikipedia


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