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832d Bombardment Squadron

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Active  1943-1945
Type  Bombardment
Country  United States
832d Bombardment Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 832d Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 486th Bombardment Group, stationed at Drew Field, Florida. It was inactivated on 7 November 1945.

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History

Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in the fall of 1943. Trained under Second Air Force.

In March 1944, after several months of training, the squadron was deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO), being assigned to Eighth Air Force in England. From its base at Sudbury, the squadron began flying long-range strategic bombing missions over Nazi Germany and Occupied Europe, attacking enemy military and industrial targets primarily in Germany. In November 1944 unit re-equipped with B-17 Flying Fortresses and reassigned from 2d to 4th Bombardment Division. Continued strategic bombardment attacks on enemy targets until German capitation in May 1945.

Personnel largely demobilized during the summer of 1945; small cadre of squadron returned to the United States assigned to Drew Field, Florida. Scheduled for re-equipping and re-manning as B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomb squadron and deployment to Western Pacific. However, Japanese capitulation in August 1945 led to squadron's inactivation in November 1945.

Lineage

  • Constituted 832d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 14 September 1943
  • Activated on 20 September 1943 Inactivated on 7 November 1945

    Assignments

  • 486th Bombardment Group, 20 September 1943 – 7 November 1945
  • Stations

  • McCook Army Airfield, Nebraska, 20 September 1943
  • Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona, 9 November 1943 – 9 March 1944
  • RAF Sudbury, England, 5 April 1944-August 1945
  • Drew Field, Florida, 3 September-7 November 1945.
  • Aircraft

  • B-24 Liberator, 1943–1944
  • B-17 Flying Fortress, 1944–1945
  • References

    832d Bombardment Squadron Wikipedia


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