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45th Bombardment Group
Emblem of the 45th Bombardment Group
Active 1941-1942
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Bobmardment

The 45th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command, based at Miami Airport, Florida. It was inactivated on 8 December 1942





Azure, three aerial bombs or, a chief potentee of the last. Motto: DE ASTRA—From the Stars. (Approved 6 Jan 1942.)


  • Constituted as 45th Bombardment Group (Light) on 20 Sep 1940
Activated on 15 Jan 1941
Redesignated 45th Bombardment Group (Medium) on Dec 1941
Inactivated on 8 Dec 1942.




Operational History

Organized in early 1941 as a First Air Force bombardment group equipped with A-20 Havocs, and later 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 mid and southeast Atlantic east coast from Delaware, then from South Florida, expanding it's patrols to the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Straits.

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.


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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