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Flew last combat mission on 15 August 1945, later flew in "Show of Force" mission on 2 September 1945 over Tokyo Bay during formal Japanese Surrender. Inactivated on Guam 15 April 1946, personnel returned to the United States and aircraft sent to storage in Southwest United States.
 
Flew last combat mission on 15 August 1945, later flew in "Show of Force" mission on 2 September 1945 over Tokyo Bay during formal Japanese Surrender. Inactivated on Guam 15 April 1946, personnel returned to the United States and aircraft sent to storage in Southwest United States.
   
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===Operations and Decorations===
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=== Operations and Decorations===
 
* Combat Operations: Combat in Western Pacific, 16 Jun-14 Aug 1945
 
* Combat Operations: Combat in Western Pacific, 16 Jun-14 Aug 1945
   
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* Decorations: [[Distinguished Unit Citation]], Japan 6-13 Jul 1945
 
* Decorations: [[Distinguished Unit Citation]], Japan 6-13 Jul 1945
   
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===Lineage===
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=== Lineage===
 
* Constituted '''17th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)''' on 28 March 1944
 
* Constituted '''17th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)''' on 28 March 1944
 
: Activated on 1 April 1944
 
: Activated on 1 April 1944
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==References==
 
==References==
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{{AFHRA}}
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{{Air Force Historical Research Agency}}
 
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
 
* {{cite book|editor=Maurer, Maurer|title=Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II|origyear=1969|url= http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/combat_sq_of_the_af_wwii.pdf |edition= reprint|year=1982|publisher=Office of Air Force History|location=Washington, DC|isbn=0-405-12194-6|oclc=72556|lccn=70605402}}
 
* {{cite book|editor=Maurer, Maurer|title=Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II|origyear=1969|url= http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/combat_sq_of_the_af_wwii.pdf |edition= reprint|year=1982|publisher=Office of Air Force History|location=Washington, DC|isbn=0-405-12194-6|oclc=72556|lccn=70605402}}

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