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99th Bombardment Wing
Active 1943-1949
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Medium Bomber Command and Control

The 97th Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the United States Air Force Reserve, based at Bedford Field, Massachusetts. It was inactivated on 4 October 1945.





  • Constituted as 44th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 15 Feb 1943
Activated on 1 Mar 1943
Redesignated 99th Combat Bombardment Wing (Medium), Nov 1943
Redesignated 99th Bombardment Wing (Medium) in Jun 1945
Inactivated on 4 Oct 1945
  • Redesignated 44th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) and allotted to the reserve.
Activated on 26 Jun 1947
Redesignated 44th Air Division (Bombardment) in Apr 1948
Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.




  • Ninth Air Force
322d Bombardment Group: 16 Oct 1943-15 Sep 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
344th Bombardment Group: 16 Oct 1943-15 Sep 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
386th Bombardment Group: 16 Oct 1943-27 Jul 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
391st Bombardment Group: 25 Jan 1944-27 Jul 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
  • United States Air Force Reserve
312th Bombardment Group: 1947-1949
401st Bombardment Group: 1947-1949
447th Bombardment Group: 1947-1949


Performed bombing operations in Europe until V-E Day


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.
  • Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

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