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480th Bombardment Squadron (Medium)

Part of the 336th Bombardment Group (Medium), was constituted on 9 Jul 1942, and was activated on 15 July 1942. MISSION Served as a replacement training unit (RTU) for B-26 medium bomber crews from Sep 1942 to Apr 1944. Inactivated 1 May 1944. STATIONS MacDill Field, FL. Ft. Myers Army Air Field, FL. Avon Park, FL. Lake Charles Army Air Field, LA HONORS Service Streamer, American Theater (WWII) COMMANDERS Capt. Alfred D. Belsma, 15 Jul 1942. Capt. Chesley I. Swann, 16 Jul 1943. Maj. Gerald J. Crosson, 8 Sep 1943 – 1 May 1944.