VI BOMBER COMMAND

IN DEFENSE OF THE PANAMA CANAL

1941 - 45

Areas of Interest:

VI Bombardment Command History:


Unit Histories:


6th BGp (Heavy)
  3rd BS (Heavy)
  29th BS (Heavy)
  74th BS (Heavy)
  397th BS (Heavy)

9th BGp (Heavy)
  1st BS (Heavy)
  5th BS (Heavy)
  99th BS (Heavy)
  430th BS (Heavy)

25th BGp (Medium)
  12th BS (Medium)
  35th BS (Medium)
  59th BS (Medium)
  417th BS (Medium)

40th BGp (Heavy)
  25th BS (Heavy)
  44th BS (Heavy)
  45th BS (Heavy)
  395th BS (Heavy)


Units Attached to VI Bomber Command
  10th BS (Heavy)
  15th BS (Light)

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UNIT HISTORIES

9th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

5th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)

Organized as the 5th Aero Squadron on May 5, 1917; and subsequently redesignated 5th Squadron, 5th Observation Squadron, 5th Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), and 5th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), the 5th Bombardment Squadron was assigned to the 9th Observation Group (later 9th Bombardment Group) on February 15, 1929. The 5th Bombardment Squadron accompanied the 9th Bombardment Group. when the latter organization was transferred to the Panama Canal Department in September 1940. The 5th Squadron was initially stationed at Rio Hato, R. de P., and was moved to Beane Field, St. Lucia, on September 28, 1941, remaining there until the 9th Bombardment Group, less personnel and equipment, was transferred to Orlando, FL, on September 29, 1942. The personnel left in Trinidad by the 9th Group were absorbed by the 25th Bombardment Group.

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