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73d Bombardment Squadron
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Active 1941-1963
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Bombardment

The 73d Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 4241st Strategic Wing, based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. It was inactivated on 15 April 1963.

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History

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Lineage

  • Constituted 73d Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 4 Oct 1941
Activated on 5 Oct 1941
Redesignated 73d Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942
Inactivated on 12 Jan 1946
  • Activated in the reserve on 1 Aug 1947
Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949
  • Redesignated 73d Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) on 4 Jun 1952
Activated on 16 Jun 1952
Redesignated 73d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 1 Oct 1955.
Inactivated on 15 April 1963

Assignments

Stations

Aircraft

Operational History

Patrols over the Pacific, Jan 1942-Apr 1944. Combat in Western Pacific, 24 Jun 1944-14 Aug 1945. Strategic reconnaissance, 1953-1958, strategic bombardment training, 1959-1963

References

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

  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975

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