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46th Bombardment Group
Active 1940-1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force

The 46th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Third Air Force, being stationed at Morris Field, North Carolina. It was inactivated on 1 May 1944.

Activated during World War II as a A-20 Havoc light bomb group assigned to Third Air Force. Participated in maneuvers in the southeast prior to World War II. After U.S. entry into the war, the group flew some antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico early in 1942. Not deployed to combat duty, it later served as an operational training unit (OTU) until late in 1943, then became a replacement training unit (RTU). Disbanded on 1 May 1944.





  • Constituted as 46th Bombardment Group (Light) on 20 Nov 1940
Activated on 15 Jan 1941.
Disbanded on 1 May 1944



  • 50th Bombardment Squadron: 1941-1944
  • 51st Bombardment Squadron: 1941-1944
  • 53d Bombardment Squadron: 1941-1944
  • 87th Bombardment Squadron: 1941-1944



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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