|396th Bombardment Group|
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
Activated during World War II initially as a Second Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress operational training unit (OTU). Reassigned to Third Air Force in November 1943 as a replacement training unit (RTU) when Second Air Force switched to B-29 Superfortress training.
History[edit | edit source]
Lineage[edit | edit source]
- Constituted as 396th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 29 January 1943
- Activated on 16 February 1943.
- Inactivated on 1 May 1944
- II Bomber Command, 16 February 1943
- Second Air Force, 6 October 1943
- III Bomber Command, 5 November 1943 – 1 May 1944
Components[edit | edit source]
- 592d Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- 593d Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- 594th Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- 595th Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
Stations Assigned[edit | edit source]
- Mountain Home AAFld, Idaho, 16 February 1943 – 10 April 1943
- Moses Lake AAB, Washington, 10 April 1943 – 5 November 1943
- Drew Field, Floria, 5 November 1943 – 1 May 1944
References[edit | edit source]
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
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