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46th Operations Group
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Active 1943-1946; 1993-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Bomber

The 46th Operations Group 46 OG is a component of the United States Air Force 46th Test Wing. It is assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

The 46 OG is the flying component of the 46th Test Wing, It designs and executes flight and ground test and evaluation of USAF conventional munitions and electronic countermeasures. The 40th Test Squadron flies a mixture of F-15, F-16, NC-130 and A-10 Aircraft.

Its World War II predecessor unit, the 46th Bombardment Operational Training Wing was a command and control organization for replacement training units (RTU) that trained personnel on B-17 Flying Fortress; B-24 Liberator, and B-29 Superfortress bombers. Its groups graduates were then assigned to combat units in overseas theaters worldwide as replacement personnel.

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History

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Lineage

  • Established as 46 Bombardment Training Wing on 15 Feb 1943
Activated on 21 Feb 1943
Redesignated 46 Bombardment Operational Training Wing on 15 Apr 1943
Inactivated on 9 Apr 1946
Disestablished on 8 Oct 1948
  • Reestablished, and redesignated 46 Operations Group, on 31 Aug 1993
Activated on 8 Sep 1993.

Assignments

Components

Groups

Squadrons

Stations

Aircraft

  • F-15, 1993-Present
  • F-16, 1993-Present
  • F/EF-111, 1993-1995
  • NC-130, 1993-Presnet
  • A-10, 1994-Present

References

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

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