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415th Bombardment Group

Constituted as 415th Bombardment Group (Dive) on 12 Feb 1943 and activated on 15 Feb. Equipped with A-20's, A-24's, A-26's, B-25's, and P-39's. Served as a training and demonstration organization at AAF School of Applied Tactics and later as a replacement training unit of Second AF. Disbanded on 5 Apr 1944.

Squadrons. 465th: 1943-1944. 521st (formerly 667th): 1943-1944.

Stations. Alachua AAFld, Fla, 15 Feb 1943; Orlando AB, Fla, 25 Feb 1944, Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 19 Mar-5 Apr 1944.

Commanders. 2nd Lt Michael Panek, Mar 1943; Maj Wesley E Dickerson, 12 Mar 1943; Lt Col Robert K Martin, 29 Mar 1943; Col John R Kelly, 23 Oct 1943; Lt Col Steele R Patterson, 6 Mar-5 Apr 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986

Constituted as 415th Bombardment Group (Dive) on 12 Feb 1943 and activated on 15 Feb. Equipped with A-20's, A-24's, A-26's, B-25's, and P-39's. Served as a training and demonstration organization at AAF School of Applied Tactics and later as a replacement training unit of Second AF. Disbanded on 5 Apr 1944.

Squadrons. 465th: 1943-1944. 521st (formerly 667th): 1943-1944.

Stations. Alachua AAFld, Fla, 15 Feb 1943; Orlando AB, Fla, 25 Feb 1944, Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 19 Mar-5 Apr 1944.

Commanders. 2nd Lt Michael Panek, Mar 1943; Maj Wesley E Dickerson, 12 Mar 1943; Lt Col Robert K Martin, 29 Mar 1943; Col John R Kelly, 23 Oct 1943; Lt Col Steele R Patterson, 6 Mar-5 Apr 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986



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