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VI Bomber Command

Constituted as VI Bomber Command on 17 Oct 1941 and activated in the Panama Canal Zone on 25 Oct. Assigned to Caribbean (later Sixth) AF. Engaged in antisubmarine operations; served as part of the defense force for the Panama Canal. Inactivated on 1 Nov 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Groups. 6th: 1941-1943. 9th: 1941-1942. 25th: 1941-1944. 40th: 1941-1943.

Stations. Albrook Field, CZ, 25 Oct 1941-1 Nov 1946.

Commanders. Brig Gen Edwin B Lyon, 25 Oct 1941; Col Forest G Allen, 13 May 1943; Col Edwin M Day, 18 Jun 1943; Col James E Roberts, 6 Oct 1944; Col Joseph P Bailey, 12 Apr 1945-unkn.

Campaigns. Antisubmarine, American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. In front of a blue annulet bearing the motto "Alae Supra Canalem" in gold letters, a winged aerial bomb, the whole edged in gold. (Approved 18 Mar 1942.)

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986


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