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783d Bombardment Squadron

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Active  1943–1945
Country  United States
783d Bombardment Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force
Type  Bombardment/Troop Carrier

The 783d Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was to the 465th Bombardment Group, stationed at Waller Field, Trinidad.

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It was inactivated on 31 July 1945.

History

Activated as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, it trained under the Second Air Force. The unit deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in March 1944, where it was assigned to the Fifteenth Air Force. It flew strategic bombardment combat missions over Southern Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Austria and the Balkans until the German capitulation in May 1945.

Attached to Air Transport Command in June 1945, it used its B-24s as transport aircraft, flying personnel from Trinidad to Florida. The squadron inactivated in place in Trinidad during July 1945.

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 783d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 May 1943
  • Activated on 1 August 1943 Inactivated on 31 July 1945

    Assignments

  • 465th Bombardment Group, 1 August 1943 – 31 July 1945
  • Stations

  • Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, 1 August 1943
  • Kearns Center, Utah, c. 13 September 1943
  • McCook Army Airfield, Nebraska, c. 5 October 1943 – 1 February 1944
  • Pantanella Airfield, Italy, 15 March 1944 – June 1945
  • Waller Field, Trinidad, c. 15 June – 31 July 1945
  • Aircraft

  • B-24 Liberator, 1943–1945
  • References

    783d Bombardment Squadron Wikipedia


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