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659th Bombardment Squadron

659th Bombardment Squadron
Active 1958-1961
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Bombardment

The 659th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 19th Bombardment Wing, stationed at Homestead AFB, Florida. It was inactivated on 1 July 1961.

History

The squadron was activated in 1958 as a result of Strategic Air Command phasing out the B-47, and additional squadrons were activated as part of the consolation of Stratojet wings, and the replacement of the B-47 by B-52 Stratofortresses. The squadron was inactivated on 1 July 1961 as part of the drawdown of the USAF B-47 force.

The squadron was assigned to 19th Bombardment Wing from 1 November 1958 to 1 July 1961 and was stationed at Homestead AFB, Florida for the period during which it operated the Boeing B-47 Stratojet.

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 659th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Activated on 1 November 1958
Inactivated on 1 June 1961

Assignments

  • 19th Bombardment Wing: 1 November 1958 - 1 June 1961

Stations

  • Homestead Air Force Base, Florida, 1 November 1958 - 1 June 1961

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