46th Operations Group


46th Operations Group
Emblem of the 46th Operations Group
Active1943–1946; 1993–present
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Air Force

The 46th Operations Group was a component of the United States Air Force 46th Test Wing assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. It was inactivated on 1 October 2012, and its functions consolidated under the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

The 46 OG was the flying component of the 46th Test Wing. It designed and executed flight and ground test and evaluation of USAF conventional munitions and electronic countermeasures. The 40th Test Squadron flew a mixture of F-15, F-16, NC-130 and A-10 Aircraft.

Its World War II predecessor unit, the 46th Bombardment Operational Training Wing was a command and control organization for replacement training units (RTU) that trained personnel on B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and B-29 Superfortress bombers. Its group's graduates were then assigned to combat units in overseas theaters worldwide as replacement personnel.



  • Established as 46 Bombardment Training Wing on 15 February 1943
Activated on 21 February 1943
Redesignated 46 Bombardment Operational Training Wing on 15 April 1943
Inactivated on 9 April 1946
Disestablished on 8 October 1948
  • Reestablished, and redesignated 46 Operations Group on 31 August 1993
Activated on 8 September 1993.
Inactivated on 1 October 2012







  • F-15, 1993–2012
  • F-16, 1993–2012
  • F/EF-111, 1993–1995
  • NC-130, 1993–2012
  • A-10, 1994–2012


Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 46th Operations Group Factsheet

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