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749th Bombardment Squadron

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Active  1943-1945
Type  Bombardment Training
Country  United States
749th Bombardment Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 749th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was to the 457th Bombardment Group, stationed at Sioux Falls Army Air Field, South Dakota. It was inactivated on 28 August 1945.

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History

It was established as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber squadron, trained under the Second Air Force. It was deployed to England in late 1943, assigned to the VIII Bomber Command. It engaged in the strategic bombardment campaign of Nazi Germany and Occupied Europe during 1944–1945, The personnel were demobilized in the United Kingdom and returned to the United States. The squadron was reassigned to the Second Air Force and programmed for B-29 Superfortress training. No personnel or aircraft were assigned as a result of the end of war with Japan. The squadron was inactivated in August 1945.

Lineage

  • Constituted 749th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 May 1943
  • Activated on 1 Ju1 1943 Inactivated on 28 August 1945

    Assignments

  • 457th Bombardment Group, 1 July 1943 – 28 August 1945
  • Stations

  • Geiger Field, Washington, 1 July 1943
  • Rapid City Army Air Base, South Dakota, 9 July 1943
  • Ephrata Army Air Base, Washington, 28 October 1943
  • Wendover Field, Utah, 6 December 1943 – 1 January 1944
  • RAF Glatton, England, 28 January 1944-June 1945
  • Sioux Falls Army Air Field, South Dakota, July-28 August 1945
  • Aircraft

  • B-17 Flying Fortress, 1943–1945
  • References

    749th Bombardment Squadron Wikipedia


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