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)

99th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)

 

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1940

November

Activated as the 99th Observation Squadron (later 9th Bombardment Group) on November 9, 1928, the 99th Observation Squadron. was attached to the 9th Observation Group on November 9, 1928, and assigned February 15, 1929, with duty station at Mitchel Field, NY. The 99th Observation Squadron was redesignated the 99th Bombardment Squadron on March 1, 1935, 99th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on December 6, 1939, and the 99th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on November 20, 1940.

The 99th Bombardment Squadron departed Mitchel Field, NY, with the 9th Bomb. Group on November 6, 1940, arrived in Panama on November 13, 1940, and was stationed at Rio Hato, Panama.

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1941

December 1941

The 99th Bombardment Squadron was stationed at Zandrey Field, Surinam, December 3, 1941. Upon the beginning of hostilities, the 59th undertook the duties of anti-submarine operations and convoy patrol, at which task it was engaged under unfavorable conditions and with limited facilities.

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1942

September 1942

The 99th remained at Zandrey Field until September 29, 1942 when the 9th Bombardment Group, less its personnel and equipment, was transferred to Orlando, Florida. The personnel left in Trinidad by the 9th Bombardment Group was absorbed by the 25th Bombardment Group

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