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507th Bombardment Squadron
507th Bombardment Squadron - Emblem
Emblem of the 507th Bombardment Squadron
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Service history
Active 1944-1946
Commanders
Insignia

The 507th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 333d Bombardment Group, stationed at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. It was inactivated on 28 May 1946.

HistoryEdit

Established as a B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomb squadron in 1944. Trained under Second Air Force; deployed to the Western Pacific, being assigned to the new Eighth Air Force. Arrived in Okinawa but Japanese Capitulation led to drawdown of Eighth Air Force and the squadron never was engaged in combat.

Flew show-of-force missions over Occupied Japan and aircraft helped evacuate prisoners of war from Japan and China to airfields in the Philippines. Personnel demobilized and aircraft flown to storage in the United States in May 1946 and the unit was inactivated as a paper unit in Okinawa on 28 May.

LineageEdit

  • Constituted 507th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 28 February 1944
Activated on 11 March 1944
Inactivated on 10 May 1944
Activated on 7 July 1944
Inactivated on 28 May 1946

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ReferencesEdit

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5

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