418th Bombardment Group
|418th Bombardment Group|
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The 418th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Second Air Force, being stationed at Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico. It was inactivated on 1 April 1944.
Activated during World War II initially as a Third Air Force A-20 Havoc aircrew replacement training unit (RTU). Its squadrons never reached operational strength, and no training was ever performed by the unit. It was inactivated, then reactivated under Second Air Force as a B-29 Superfortress replacement training unit, but had no equipment or personnel assigned.
- Constituted as 418th Bombardment Group (Light) on 16 July 1943
- Activated on 1 August 1943
- Disbanded on 15 September 1943
- Consolidated with the 418th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) in April 1958
- 418th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) was constituted on 28 February 1944
- Activated on 11 March 1944
- Disbanded on 1 April 1944
- 696th Bombardment Squadron: 1 August-15 September 1943
- 697th Bombardment Squadron: 1 August-15 September 1943
- 698th Bombardment Squadron: 1 August-15 September 1943
- 699th Bombardment Squadron: 1 August-15 September 1943
- Lake Charles Army Air Field, Louisiana, 1 August-15 September 1943
- Alamogordo Army Airfield, 28 February-1 April 1944.
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.