833d Bombardment Squadron
||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (December 2012)|
|835th Bombardment Squadron|
Emblem of the 833d Bombardment Squadron
|Branch||United States Air Force|
The 835th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the 486th Bombardment Group, stationed at Drew Field, Florida. It was inactivated on 7 November 1945.
Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in the fall of 1943. Trained under Second Air Force.
In March 1944, after several months of training, the squadron was deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO), being assigned to Eighth Air Force in England. From its base at Sudbury, the squadron began flying long-range strategic bombing missions over Nazi Germany and Occupied Europe, attacking enemy military and industrial targets primarily in Germany. In November 1944 unit re-equipped with B-17 Flying Fortresses and reassigned from 2d to 4th Bombardment Division. Continued strategic bombardment attacks on enemy targets until German capitation in May 1945.
Personnel largely demobilized during the summer of 1945; small cadre of squadron returned to the United States assigned to Drew Field, Florida. Scheduled for re-equipping and re-manning as B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomb squadron and deployment to Western Pacific. However, Japanese capitulation in August 1945 led to squadron's inactivation in November 1945.
- Constituted 833rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 14 September 1943
- Activated on 20 September 1943
- Inactivated on 7 November 1945
- 486th Bombardment Group, 20 September 1943-7 November 1945
- McCook Army Airfield, Nebraska, 20 September 1943
- Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona, 9 November 1943-9 March 1944
- RAF Sudbury, England, 5 April 1944-August 1945
- Drew Field, Florida, 3 September-7 November 1945.
- Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5