List of United States Air Force bomb squadrons

This is a list of United States Air Force Bomb Squadrons. It covers all squadrons that were constituted or redesignated as bombardment squadron sometime during their active service. Today Bomb Squadrons are considered to be part of the Combat Air Force (CAF) along with fighter squadrons. Units in this list are assigned to nearly every Major Command in the United States Air Force. All the active Bomb Squadrons are in Bold.

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Squadron Shield Location Nickname Aircraft Note
1st Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Mountain Home AFB B-47 Redesignated 1st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (1966) Redesignated 1st Reconnaissance Squadron (1992) (Active)
2d Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
March AFB B-52B/C/D/E Inactivated 1982 / Redesignated 2d Strategic Squadron (RAF Mildenhall) (KC-135’s) 1 January 1988 – 31 March 1992
3d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
Rio Hato Army Air Base B-24 Redesignated 129th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium, Photographic) (1951)
4th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
RAF Mendlesham B-24 Inactivated 1945
5th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Mountain Home AFB B-47 Redesignated 5th Strategic Reconnaissance Training Squadron (1966)
6th Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
North Field B-29 Consolidated 19 September 1985 with the 6th Air Refueling Squadron
6th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base B-52D Redesignated from the 6th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium (RB47’s)
7th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
RAF Mendlesham B-24 Inactivated 1945
8th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical
Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam B-57 Redesignated 8th Attack Squadron (1969)
9th Bomb Squadron
Dyess AFB “Bats” B-1B
10th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Dyess AFB “Ace in the Hole” B-47 Stratojet Redesignated 10th Strategic Missile Squadron
11th Bomb Squadron
Barksdale AFB “Mr. Jiggs” B-52
12th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Dyess AFB “Red Dawgs” B-47 Stratojet Redesignated 12th Strategic Missile Squadron
13th Bomb Squadron
Whiteman AFB “Grim Reapers” B-2 Spirit
14th Bombardment Squadron
Essendon, Australia B-17

B-24

Inactivated 1946-disbanded 1949
15th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
Northwest Field, Guam B-29 Inactivated 1946 & Consolidated with 15th Special Operations Squadron (1985)
16th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) Northwest Field, Guam B-29 Inactivated 1946
16th Bombardment Squadron (Light) Sicily A-36 Redesignated 522d Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1943)
17th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) Northwest Field, Guam B-29 Inactivated 1946
17th Bombardment Squadron (Light)
A-36 Redesignated 523d Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1943)
18th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
RAF Mendlesham B-24 Inactivated 1945 & Consolidated with the 18th Special Operations Squadron (1985)
19th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
March AFB B-47 Inactivated 1963 & Consolidated with the 19th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier (1985)
20th Bomb Squadron
Barksdale AFB “Buccaneers” B-52
21st Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) Smokey Hill AAF B-24 Disbanded 1943
21st Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) Northwest Field, Guam B-29 Inactivated 1946
22d Bombardment Squadron, Medium
“Bombing Bulldogs” B-25 Inactivated 1945 Consolidated 19 September 1985 with the 22d Air Refueling Squadron
23d Bomb Squadron
Minot AFB “Bomber Barons” B-52
24th Bombardment Squadron (Light) Eglin Field B-25 Disbanded 1942
24th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Walker AFB B-52 Redesignated 24th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron on 25 June 1967 (Eielson AFB, Alaska) (RC-135D/E/S)
24th Bombardment Squadron, Medium Lake Charles AFB B-29 Redesignated 24th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium (1952)
25th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Forbes AFB B-47 Redesignated 25th Strategic Training Squadron (1988)
26th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Altus AFB B-52 Redesignated 26th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1973)
27th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Kwajalein B-24 Inactivated 1946
28th Bomb Squadron
Dyess AFB “Mohawk Warriors” B-1B
29th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Fairchild AFB RB-29 Superfortress Redesignated 130th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, Photographic (1951)
30th Bombardment Squadron Grand Forks AFB B-52 Inactivated 1963 & Consolidated 19 September 1985 with the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron (Thunderbirds)
31st Bombardment Squadron (Medium)
Beale AFB B-52 Redesignated 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron (1986)
32d Bombardment Squadron (Medium)
Lockbourne Air Force Base EB-47 Redesignated 32d Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy (1964)
33d Bombardment Squadron, Medium
B-24 Redesignated 33d Flying Training Squadron (1990)
34th Bomb Squadron
Ellsworth AFB “Thunderbirds” B-1B
35th Bombardment Squadron (Light) Phillips Field, MD B-25 Inactivated 1949
36th Bombardment Squadron (Provisional) RAF Harrington B-24 Consolidated with 856th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy (1944)
36th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) RAF Alconbury B-24 Inactivated 1945
37th Bomb Squadron
Ellsworth AFB “Tigers” B-1B
38th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Kwajalein B-24 Inactivated 1946
39th Bombardment Squadron (Medium)
Dover AAF B-25 Redesignated 3d Antisubmarine Squadron (Heavy) (1942), then 819th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy (1943)
39th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Walker AFB B-52 Redesignated 9th Air Commando Squadron (Psychological Operations) (1967)
40th Bombardment Squadron
Podington England B-24 Inactivated 1943 (Not Related to 40 BS (Heavy))
40th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Walker AFB B-52 Inactivated 1967 (Not Related to 40 BS )
41st Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
Long Beach Mun Airport B-29 Inactivated 1949

Consolidated 19 September 1985 with the 41st Air Refueling Squadron (KC-135)

42d Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Wright-Patterson AFB B-52 Redesignated 42d Attack Squadron (2006)
43d Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
North Field, Guam B-29 Inactivated 1946
44th Bombardment Squadron
Forbes AFB B-47 Inactivated 1964
45th Bombardment Squadron
Forbes AFB B-47 Inactivated 1964
46th Bomb Squadron Grand Forks AFB B-1B Inactivated 1994
47th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Manila, Philippines B-25 Inactivated 1946
48th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Manila, Philippines B-25 Inactivated 1946
49th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Hunter Air Force Base “Wolves” B-47 Redesignated 49th Test Squadron (1986)
50th Bombardment Squadron, Light Birmingham Municipal Airport, AL B-25 Redesignated 50th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1957)
51st Bombardment Squadron, Medium Lake Charles AFB, LA B-47 Redesignated from 51st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (1952) Redesignated (1963)
51st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Seymour Johnson AFB B-52G Redesignated (1963) Inactivated (1982)
52d Bombardment Squadron, Medium Lake Charles AFB, LA B-47 Redesignated from 52d Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (1952) Inactivated (1963)
52d Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
North Field B-29 Redesignated 52d Flying Training Squadron (1972)
53d Bombardment Squadron (Light) A-20, B-25 Disbanded 1944
54th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) B-25 Disbanded 1942
55th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) Key Field, MS A-35 Redesignated 492d Fighter Squadron (1943)
56th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) Key Field, MS A-35 Redesignated 493d Fighter Squadron (1943)
57th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) Key Field, MS A-35 Redesignated 494th Fighter Squadron (1943)
58th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) A-20 Redesignated 531st Fighter Squadron (1943)
59th Bombardment Squadron (Light) Birmingham Municipal Airport B-25 Inactivated 1951
60th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Andersen AFB B-52D / B-52G Inactivated 1990
60th Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
North Field, Guam B-29 Consolidated with 960th Airborne Early Warning & Control Squadron (1985)
61st Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
North Field, Guam B-29 Consolidated with 961st Airborne Early Warning & Control Squadron (1985)
62d Bombardment Squadron Barksdale AFB B-52G Inactivated 1993
63d Bombardment Squadron (Medium)
Little Rock AFB B-58 Inactivated 1970
63d Bombardment Squadron (Provisional) Andersen AFB B-52 Inactivated 1975
64th Bombardment Squadron (Medium)
Little Rock AFB B-58 Inactivated 1970
64th Bombardment Squadron (Provisional) Andersen AFB B-52 Inactivated 1973
65th Bombardment Squadron (Medium)
Little Rock AFB B-58 Inactivated 1970 – Redesignated:65th Strategic SquadronAndersen AFB, Guam (KC-135)
65th Bombardment Squadron (Provisional) Andersen AFB B-52 Inactivated 1973
66th Bombardment Squadron, Medium Lake Charles AFB, LA B-47 Redesignated 66th Strategic Missile Squadron (1962)
67th Bombardment Squadron, Medium Lake Charles AFB, LA B-47 Redesignated 67th Strategic Missile Squadron (1962)
68th Bombardment Squadron, Medium Lake Charles AFB, LA B-47 Redesignated 68th Strategic Missile Squadron (1962)
69th Bomb Squadron
Minot AFB B-52H
70th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Loring AFB B-52G Redesignated 70th Flying Training Squadron (1966)
71st Bombardment Squadron, Tactical
Laon-Couvron Air Base, France B-57 Redesignated 71st Tactical Missile Squadron (1958)
72d Bomb Squadron
Minot Air Force Base B-52H Redesignated 72d Test and Evaluation Squadron (1998)
73d Bombardment Squadron (Medium) Pyote AAF B-25, B-26 Disbanded 1943
73d Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Seymour Johnson AFB B-52G Inactivated 1963
74th Bombardment Squadron March AFB B-29 Inactivated 1952
75th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Griffiss AFB B-52C/D/G Inactivated 1963
76th Bombardment Squadron (Medium)
McChord Field B-25 Redesignated 23d Antisubmarine Squadron (Heavy) (1943)
77th Bomb Squadron Ellsworth Air Force Base B-1B Redesignated 77th Weapons Squadron (2003)
78th Bombardment Squadron (Light) Langley Field A-20 Redesignated 7th Antisubmarine Squadron (1942) then 851st Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) (1943)
79th Bombardment Squadron (Light) Cherry Point A-20 Redesignated 8th Antisubmarine Squadron (1942) then 839th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) (1943)
80th Bombardment Squadron (Light) Dover AAF A-20 Redesignated 9th Antisubmarine Squadron (1942) then 835th Bombardment Squadron (1943)
81st Bombardment Squadron, Light
Langley Field B-25 Redesignated 559th Fighter-Escort Squadron (1950)
82d Bombardment Squadron, Light Langley Field B-25 Redesignated 560th Fighter-Escort Squadron (1950)
83d Bombardment Squadron, Light Langley Field B-25 Redesignated 561st Fighter-Escort Squadron (1950)
84th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical RAF Sculthorpe B-66 Inactivated 1962
85th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical
RAF Sculthorpe B-66 Redesignated 85th Flying Training Squadron (1972)
86th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical
RAF Sculthorpe B-66 Redesignated 86th Flying Training Squadron (1972)
87th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) Drew Field, FL B-25 Disbanded 1944
88th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) Key Field, MS A-35 Redesignated 495th Fighter Squadron (1943)
89th Bombardment Squadron, Light
Itami Air Base B-26 Redesignated 89th Tactical Missile Squadron (1962)
90th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical
Yokota Air Base B-57 Redesignated 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1964)
91st Bombardment Squadron (Light)
Gela, Sicily A-36 Redesignated 524th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1943)
92d Bombardment Squadron (Light)
Manchester Airfield unknown Redesignated 92d Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium) (1941)
93d Bomb Squadron
Barksdale AFB “Indian Outlaws” B-52H
94th Bombardment Squadron (Light) McChord Field, WA B-18 Redesignated 94th Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium) (1941)
95th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical
Hurlburt Field, FL B-66 Redesignated 95th Reconnaissance Squadron (1982)
96th Bomb Squadron
Barksdale AFB “Red Devils” B-52H
97th Bomb Squadron
“Venit Hora” Redesignated 97th Air Refueling Squadron (1949)
98th Bombardment Squadron Clinton-Sherman AFB B-52E Inactivated 1963
99th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Mountain Home AFB B-47 Redesignated 99th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (1966)
100th Aero Squadron
Ourches Areodrome Airco DH.4 Inactivated 1919
100th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Sansapor New Guinea B-25 Redesignated 106th Bombardment Squadron, Light (1946)
110th Bomb Squadron
Whitman AFB “Lindbergh’s Own” B-2 Spirit Formerly 110th Fighter Squadron

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