Constituted as 415th Bombardment Group (Dive) on 12 Feb 1943 and activated on 15 Feb. Equipped with A-20's, A-24's, A-26's, B-25's, and P-39's. Served as a training and demonstration organization at AAF School of Applied Tactics and later as a replacement training unit of Second AF. Disbanded on 5 Apr 1944.
Squadrons. 465th: 1943-1944. 521st (formerly 667th): 1943-1944.
Stations. Alachua AAFld, Fla, 15 Feb 1943; Orlando AB, Fla, 25 Feb 1944, Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 19 Mar-5 Apr 1944.
Commanders. 2nd Lt Michael Panek, Mar 1943; Maj Wesley E Dickerson, 12 Mar 1943; Lt Col Robert K Martin, 29 Mar 1943; Col John R Kelly, 23 Oct 1943; Lt Col Steele R Patterson, 6 Mar-5 Apr 1944.
Campaigns. American Theater.
Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986
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