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15th Bombardment Training Wing
Active 1940 - 1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Role Bombardment Training
Part of Second Air Force

The 15th Bombardment Training Wingis an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Second Air Force, based at Colorado Springs Army Air Base, Colorado. It was inactivated on 9 Apr 1946.

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History

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Lineage

  • Constituted as 15th Bombardment Wing on 19 Oct 1940
Activated on 18 Dec 1940
Inactivated on 3 Sep 1941.
  • Activated on 23 Jun 1942.
Redesignated as: 15th Bombardment Training Wing in Jan 1943
Resesignated as: 15th Bombardment Operational Training Wing in Apr 1943
Inactivated on 9 Apr 1946
Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Assignments

Units assigned

  • 47th Bombardment Group: 1941
  • 48th Bombardment Group: 1941
  • Numerous groups assigned for training, 1942-1946

Stations

Operations

Activated on 18 Dec 1940 and assigned to Southwest Air District as light bombardment training wing. Apparently never had sufficient personnel to carry out effectively its mission. Inactivated on 3 Sep 1941.

Trained groups and heavy bombardment replacement crews for Second Air Force Jun 1942 until Feb 1945 when it ceased all activity.

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.

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