395th Bombardment Group

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History

The 395th Bombardment Group was a home-based training unit that was active from February 1943 until April 1944.

The group was activated on 16 February 1943 and was assigned to the Second Air Force. It was used as an Operation Training Unit, preparing groups to use the B-17 in combat. In October 1943 it became a replacement training unit, preparing individual crews to reinforce existing units. It was inactivated on 1 April 1944.

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Aircraft

Feb 1943-April 1944: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Timeline

29 January 1943 Constituted as 395th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
16 February 1943 Activated, assigned to Second Air Force
October 1943 Becomes replacement training unit
1 April 1943 Inactivated

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Lt. Col Luther J Fairbanks: Feb 1943
Lt Col Hugh D Wallace: 8 Apr 1943
Col Howard M Turner: 19 Apr 1943
Lt Col Hugh D Wallace: 24 Apr 1943
Col Allen W Reed: 2 Aug 1943
Lt Col Quentin T Quick: 23 Sep-Nov 1943
Unkn: Nov 1943-1 Apr 1944.

Main Bases

Ephrata AAB, Wash: 16 Feb 1943
Ardmore AAFld, Okla: 25 Oct 1943- 1 Apr 1944.

Component Units

588th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44
589th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44
590th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44
591st Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44

Assigned To

16 Feb 1943-1 April 1944: Second Air Force

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (10 January 2013), 395th Bombardment Group , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/395th_Bombardment_Group.html

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