II Bomber Command

Summary

II Bomber Command
Active1941-1943
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleCommand and training of bomber units
Part ofSecond Air Force

The II Bomber Command is an inactive United States Army Air Forces unit. It was last assigned to Second Air Force, based at Fort George Wright, Washington, where it was inactivated on 6 October 1943.

Throughout its existence, it had its headquarters at Fort George Wright, Washington (5 September 1941 – 6 October 1943).

During World War II, the unit trained large numbers of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator bombardment groups. It controlled operational training units (OTU) and replacement training units (RTU) primarily in the west and southwest of the United States until late 1943 when its operations were taken over by Headquarters, Second Air Force and the command was disbanded.

It also performed antisubmarine patrols along the Pacific Northwest coast, until May 1943.

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 2d Bomber Command on 4 September 1941[note 1]
Activated on 5 September 1941
  • Redesignated II Bomber Command c. 18 September 1942
Disbanded on 6 October 1943[1]

Assignments

Components

Wings

Groups

References

Notes

Explanatory notes
  1. ^ Maurer indicated the unit was constituted as the "II" Bomber Command. However, the unit originally held an arabic number in its designation. Only in September 1942, did the Army establish that commands would be identifified with roman numerals. "Air Force Historical Research Agency Organizational Reconds: Types of USAF Organizations". Air Force History Index. 9 January 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
Citations
  1. ^ a b Maurer, p.439
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  8. ^ Robertson, Patsy (28 May 2010). "Factsheet 91 Operations Group (AFSPC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
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  10. ^ Robertson, Patsy (30 June 2010). "Factsheet 95 Air Base Wing (AFMC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
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  15. ^ Robertson, Patsy (20 November 2012). "Factsheet 452 Operations Group (AFRC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 17 January 2022.

Bibliography

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

  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. LCCN 61060979. Retrieved 17 December 2016.