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U.S. Army Air Corps
15th Air Force
55th Bombardment Wing
465th Bomb Group
The 783rd Bomb Squadron was one of four B-24 squadrons of the 465th Bomb Group (H) which was activated on 1 August 1943 at the Army Air
Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico. In October 1943, the 465th Bombardment Group (H) was ordered to the Army Air Base, McCook, Nebraska, to begin its three phases of combat training.
There were seventeen combat crews assigned to the 783rd Bomb Squadron for eventual deployment to the Mediterranean theater. The Squadron departed in February 1944 eventually arriving at Pantanella near Canosa, Italy in April 1944, and became part of the 465 Bomb Group, 55th Wing of the 15th Air Force.
The Squadron lost 28 planes during its combat operations.
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