VI Bomber Command

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VI Bomber Command
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Emblem of the VI Bomber Command
Active 1941–1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Command and Control

The VI Bomber Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Sixth Air Force. It was based throughout its service at Albrook Field, in the Panama Canal Zone. It was inactivated on 1 November 1946.

It engaged in antisubmarine operations from the Canal Zone. It was credited with two submarines sunk and shared two others.[1]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as VI Bomber Command on 17 October 1941
Activated on 25 October 1941[2]
Inactivated on 1 November 1946
Disbanded on 8 October 1948

Assignments[edit]

  • Caribbean Air Force 25 October 1941
Redesignated: 6 Air Force on 2 February 1942
Redesignated: Sixth Air Force on 18 September 1942-1 November 1946

Units assigned[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conaway, William. "Confirmed Sinkings of German U-Boats by VI Bomber Command Bombardment Aircraft". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  2. ^ Conaway, William. "VI Bombardment Command History". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  3. ^ Conaway, William. "6th Bombardment Group (Heavy)". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  4. ^ Conaway, William. "9th Bombardment Group (Heavy)". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  5. ^ Conaway, William. "25th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  6. ^ Conaway, William. "40th Bombardment Group (Heavy)". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  7. ^ Conaway, William. "3rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  8. ^ Conaway, William. "10th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  9. ^ Conaway, William. "29th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  10. ^ Conaway, William. "74th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 
  11. ^ Conaway, William. "397th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)". VI Bomber Command In Defense Of The Panama Canal 1941 - 45. 

References[edit]

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