393rd Bombardment Group

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History

The 393rd Bombardment Group was a training unit that was based in the US from its formation in 1943 until it was inactivated in 1944.

The group was activated on 16 February 1943. It was equipped with the B-17 and assigned to the Second Air Force. From February to August 1943 it served as an Operational Training Unit, before becoming a replacement training unit. The group was inactivated on 1 April 1944.

Books

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Aircraft

1943-44: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Timeline

29 January 1943 Constituted as 393rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
16 February 1943 Activated and assigned to Second Air Force
1 April 1944 Inactivated

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Col Chester P Gilger: Feb 1943
Lt Col George A Blakey: 15 Sep 1943-1 Apr 1944.

Main Bases

Geiger Field, Wash: 16 Feb 1943
Gowen Field, Idaho: 3 Mar 1943
Wendover Field, Utah: Apr 1943
Sioux City AAB: Iowa, 11 Jun 1943
Kearney AAFld, Neb: 1 Aug 1943
Sioux City AAB, Iowa: 7 Nov 1943-1 Apr 1944.

Component Units

580th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44
581st Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44
582nd Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44
583rd Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44

Assigned To

1943-44: Second Air Force

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (20 November 2013), 393rd Bombardment Group, USAAF , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/393rd_Bombardment_Group.html

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