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55th Bombardment Wing
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Emblem of the 55th Bomb Wing
Active 1943 – 1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Bombardment
Part of Fifteenth Air Force
Engagements
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  • World War II
European Campaign (1943 – 1945)

The 55th Bombardment Wing (55th BW) was a World War II United States Army Air Force organization assigned to Fifteenth Air Force as an intermediate-level command and control organization. It was stationed at Bari, Italy and was inactivated on 9 September 1945.

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  • Constituted as 55th Bombardment Operational Training Wing (Medium) on 17 March 1943
Activated on 31 March.
Redesignated 55th Bombardment Wing (Medium) in October 1943
Redesignated 55th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) in December 1943
Inactivated 9 September 1945.

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Aircraft

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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