Constituted as 418th Bombardment Group (Light) on 16 Jul 1943. Activated on 1 Aug 1943. Assigned to Third AF. Disbanded on 15 Sep 1943. Consolidated (in Apr 1958) with the 418th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy).
418th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) was constituted on 28 Feb 1944. Activated on 11 Mar 1944. Assigned to Second AF as a replacement training unit but had no squadrons assigned. Disbanded on 1 Apr 1944.
Squadrons. 696th: 1943. 697th: 1943. 698th: 1943. 699th: 1943.
Stations. Lake Charles AAFld, La, 1 Aug-15 Sep 1943. Alamogordo AAFld, NM, 11 Mar-1 Apr 1944.
Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986