Constituted as 17th Bombardment Wing on 3 Oct 1940. Activated on 18 Dec 1940. Inactivated on 1 Sep 1941.
Activated on 23 Jun 1942. Assigned to Second AF. Redesignated 17th Bombardment Training Wing in Jan 1943, and 17th Bombardment Operational Training Wing in Apr 1943. Trained a number of heavy bombardment groups; also trained heavy bombardment crews. Inactivated on 15 Nov 1943.
Redesignated 17th Bombardment Operational Training Wing (Very Heavy). Activated on 11 Mar 1944. Assigned to Second AF. Trained very heavy bombardment organizations and personnel. Inactivated on 9 Apr 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
Groups. 3d Bombardment: 1940-1941. 27th Bombardment: 1940-1941.
Stations. Savannah, Ga, 18 Dec 1940-1 Sep 1941. Rapid City, SD, 23 Jun 1942; Walla Walla AAFld, Wash, c. 1 Jul-15 Nov 1943. Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, 11 Mar 1944; Colorado Springs, Colo, Apr 1944; Grand Island AAFld, Neb, May 1944; Sioux City AAB, Iowa, Feb 1945; Ft Worth AAFld, Tex, Dec 1945-9 Apr 1946.
Commanders. Maj Gen Lewis H Brereton, Dec 1940-unkn; Col Asa N Duncan, c. 7 Aug-c. 1 Sep 1941. Brig Gen Walter R Peck, 5 Jul 1942; Col Allen W Reed, 14 Sep-c. 15 Nov 1943. Brig Gen Frank A Armstrong Jr, 12 Apr 1944; Brig Gen Robert F Travis, c. 7 Nov 1944; Col Kermit D Stevens, Aug 1945; Brig Gen Hugo P Rush, 7 Sep 1945; Brig Gen Robert F Travis, 5 Nov 1945-unkn.
Campaigns. American Theater.
Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986
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