97th Bombardment Wing (World War II)

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97th Bombardment Wing
Active 1943–1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Medium/Light Bomber Command and Control

The 97th Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the IX Bomber Command, based at Camp Shanks, New York. It was inactivated on 11 October 1945.



  • Constituted as 97th Combat Bombardment Wing (Medium) on 2 November 1943
Activated on 12 November 1943
Redesignated 97th Combat Bombardment Wing (Light) in July 1944
Redesignated 97th Bombardment Wing (Medium) in June 1945
Inactivated on 11 October 1945





Performed bombing operations in Europe until V-E Day


 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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