400th Bombardment Group
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Emblem of the 400th Bombardment Group
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The 400th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the First Air Force, stationed at Charleston Army Airfield, South Carolina. It was inactivated on 10 April 1944.
The unit was a World War II B-24 Liberator replacement training unit (RTU). Its graduates were then assigned to combat units in overseas theaters worldwide as replacement personnel. Originally a Second Air Force unit, it was reassigned to First Air Force when Second AF began B-29 Superfortress training. Inactivated in 1944 when the need for B-24 aircrews was diminished.
- Constituted as 400th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 15 February 1943
- Activated on 1 March 1943
- Disbanded on 10 April 1944
- 608th Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- 609th Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- 610th Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- 611th Bombardment Squadron: 1943–1944
- B-24 Liberator, 1943–1944
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- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.