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418th Bombardment Group
Active 1943-1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force

The 418th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Second Air Force, being stationed at Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico. It was inactivated on 1 April 1944.

Activated during World War II initially as a Third Air Force A-20 Havoc aircrew replacement training unit (RTU). It was inactivate, then reactivated under Second Air Force as a B-29 Superfortress replacement training unit, but had no equipment or personnel assigned.





  • Constituted as 418th Bombardment Group (Light) on 16 Jul 1943
Activated on 1 Aug 1943
Disbanded on 15 Sep 1943
  • Consolidated with the 418th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) in Apr 1958
418th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) was constituted on 28 Feb 1944
Activated on 11 Mar 1944
Disbanded on 1 Apr 1944



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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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