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13th Bombardment Group
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Emblem of the 13th Bombardment Group
Active 1941-1942
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Bombardment; Antisubmarine warfare

The 13th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command, based in Westover Field, Massachusetts. It was inactivated on 30 November 1942

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History

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Lineage

  • Constituted as 13th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 20 Nov 1940
Inactivated on 30 Nov 1942

Assignments

Squadrons

An air echelon was attached to the: Caribbean Sea Frontier, United States Navy, 30 Aug-9 Oct 1942 and 16 Oct-15 Nov 1942
An air echelon was attached to the: 99th Bombardment Squadron, 9-16 Oct 1942

Stations

Operational History

Organized in early 1941 as a First Air Force bombardment group equipped with B-18 Bolos. After the United States entered World War II the group was ordered to search for German U-Boats and to fly aerial coverage of friendly convoys off the east coast. Reassigned to Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command in October 1942 and inactivated shortly afterwards, it's component squadrons being redesignated Antisubmarine Squadrons and reassigned to the 25th Antisubmarine Wing.

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.

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