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661st Bombardment Squadron
Active 1959–1962
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Bombardment

The 661st Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 509th Bombardment Wing, stationed at Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire. It was inactivated on 1 January 1962.

History[]

The squadron was activated in 1959 as a result of Strategic Air Command phasing out the B-47, and additional squadrons were activated as part of the consolation of Stratojet wings, and the replacement of the B-47 by B-52 Stratofortresses. In March 1961, President John F. Kennedy directed that the phaseout of the B-47 be accelerated. and the squadron was inactivated on 1 January 1962 as part of the drawdown of the USAF B-47 force.

Lineage[]

  • Constituted as the 661st Bombardment Squadron, Medium on 1 December 1958
Activated on 1 March 1959
Inactivated on 1 January 1962

Assignments[]

Stations[]

  • Pease AFB, New Hampshire, 1 March 1959 - 1 January 1962

Aircraft[]

References[]

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

  1. Department of the Air Force/MPM Letter 662q, 19 Sep 85, Subject: Reconstitution, Redesignation, and Consolidation of Selected Air Force Tactical Squadrons

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