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15th Bombardment Training Wing

15th Bombardment Training Wing
Active 1940–1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Role Bombardment Training
Part of Second Air Force

The 15th Bombardment Training Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Second Air Force, based at Colorado Springs Army Air Base, Colorado. It was inactivated on 9 April 1946.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as 15th Bombardment Wing on 19 October 1940
Activated on 18 December 1940
Inactivated on 3 September 1941.
  • Activated on 23 June 1942.
Redesignated as: 15th Bombardment Training Wing in January 1943
Resesignated as: 15th Bombardment Operational Training Wing in April 1943
Inactivated on 9 April 1946
Disbanded on 8 October 1948.

Assignments

Components

Stations

Operations

Activated on 18 December 1940 and assigned to Southwest Air District as light bombardment training wing. Apparently it never had sufficient personnel to carry out effectively its mission. Inactivated on 3 September 1941.

Trained groups and heavy bombardment replacement crews for Second Air Force June 1942 until February 1945 when it ceased all activity.

References

 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 0-89201-092-4.
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