13th Air Expeditionary Group
|13th Air Expeditionary Group|
Emblem of the 13th Air Expeditionary Group
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Role||Bombardment; Antisubmarine warfare|
|Garrison/HQ||Hickam AFB, Hawaii|
The group was still active in November 2015.
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, its component squadrons being redesignated Antisubmarine Squadrons and reassigned to the 25th Antisubmarine Wing.
The 13 AEG was re-activated by Air Mobility Command as the air component of Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica (JTF-SFA). The 13 AEG commander is dual hatted as the deputy commander, JTF-SFA.
- Constituted as 13th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 20 November 1940
- Inactivated on 30 November 1942
- Re-designated 13th Air Expeditionary Group, and converted to provisional status in 2007
- First Air Force, 15 January 1941
- I Bomber Command, 6 June 1941
- Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command, 15 October–November 1942
- Air Mobility Command to activate or inactivate at any time, 2007.
- Attached to: Thirteenth Air Force, 2007-Present
- 39th Bombardment Squadron: 15 January 1941 – 30 November 1942
- 40th Bombardment: 15 January 1941 – 30 November 1942
- An air echelon was attached to the: Caribbean Sea Frontier, United States Navy, 30 August-9 October 1942 and 16 October-15 November 1942
- An air echelon was attached to the: 99th Bombardment Squadron, 9–16 October 1942
- 41st Bombardment: 15 January 1941 – 30 November 1942
- 3d Reconnaissance, later 393d Bombardment: 15 January 1941 – 30 November 1942
- 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, C-17 Globemaster III
- 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, LC-130 Hercules (New York Air National Guard)
- Langley Field, Virginia, 15 January 1941
- Orlando Army Air Base, Florida, c. 6 June 1941
- Westover Field, Massachusetts, 20 January-30 November 1942.
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.