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99th Bombardment Wing (World War II)

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

The 99th 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.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as 44th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 15 February 1943
Activated on 1 March 1943
Redesignated 99th Combat Bombardment Wing (Medium), November 1943
Redesignated 99th Bombardment Wing (Medium) in June 1945
Inactivated on 4 October 1945
  • Redesignated 44th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) and allotted to the reserve.
Activated on 26 June 1947
Redesignated 44th Air Division (Bombardment) in April 1948
Inactivated on 27 June 1949.

Assignments

Stations

Components

  • Ninth Air Force
322d Bombardment Group: 16 October 1943 – 15 September 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
344th Bombardment Group: 16 October 1943 – 15 September 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
386th Bombardment Group: 16 October 1943 – 27 July 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
391st Bombardment Group: 25 January 1944 – 27 July 1945 (B-26 Marauder)
  • United States Air Force Reserve
312th Bombardment Group: 1947–1949
401st Bombardment Group: 1947–1949
447th Bombardment Group: 1947–1949

Operations

Performed bombing operations in Europe until V-E Day

References

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • 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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