Combat Chronology of the
United States Army Air Forces in World War II

December 1941

I. Air Force Combat Command,Bolling Field, DC

  • 1st Air Force, Mitchel Fld, NY
  • I Air Support Command, Mitchel Fld, NY
  • 26th Observation Gp, Providence, RI
  • 101st Observation Sqd, Otis Fld, Mass (O-46, O-47, O-49, O-59)
  • 152d Observation Sqd, Ft Devens AAFld, Mass (BC-1, O-47, O-49, O-52, O-58)
  • 45th Bombardment Gp (Light), Grenier Fld, NH
  • 78th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20, DB-7)
  • 79th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20, DB-7)
  • 80th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20, DB-7)
  • 92d Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 59th Observation Gp, Pope Fld, NC
  • 103d Observation Sqd, Harrisburg MAP, Pa (O-46, O-47, O-49, O-57)
  • 104th Observation Sqd, Detrick Fld, Md (O-46, O-47, O-49, O-59)
  • *119th Observation Sqd, Newark MAP, NJ (O-47, O-49, O-52)
  • 126th Observation Sqd, Ft Dix AAFld, NJ (BC-1, O-46, O-49, O-59)
  • 65th Observation Gp, Owens Fld, SC
  • 105th Observation Sqd (O-38, O-47, O-49, O-52)
  • 112th Observation Sqd, Pope Fld, NC (O-47, O-49, O-57)
  • 121st Observation Sqd (AT-6, O-38, O-46, O-47, O-58)
  • 2d Balloon Sqdn, Pope Fld, NC (various balloons)
  • 3d Observation Sqdn, Langley Fld, Va (O-43, O-47, O-49, O-52)
  • I Bomber Command, Langley Fld, Va
  • 2d Bombardment Gp (Heavy), Langley Fld, Va
  • 20th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • *41st Reconnaissance Sqd (Heavy), Newfoundland Arpt, Nfld (B-17)
  • 49th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy), ground echelon enroute to Newfoundland, air echelon at Mitchel Fld, NY (B-17)
  • 96th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 22d Bombardment Gp (Medium), Langley Fld, Va
  • 2d Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-26)
  • *18th Reconnaissance Sq (Medium) (B-26)
  • 19th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-26)
  • 33d Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-26)
  • 34th Bombardment Gp, (Heavy), Westover Fld, Mass
  • *1st Reconnaissance Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 4th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 7th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 18th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 43d Bombardment Gp (Heavy), Dow Fld, Maine
  • *13th Reconnaissance Sqd (Heavy) (B-18)
  • 63d Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (LB-30)
  • 64th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-18)
  • 65th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • I Interceptor Command, Mitchel Fld, NY
  • 1st Pursuit Gp (Fighter), Selfridge Fld, Mich
  • 27th Pursuit Sqd (Fighter) (P-38)
  • 71st Pursuit Sqd (Fighter) (P-38)
  • 94th Pursuit Sqd (Fighter) (P-38)
  • 8th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Mitchel Fld, NY
  • 35th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 36th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 31st Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Baer Fld, Ind
  • 39th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 40th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 41st Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 33d Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Mitchel Fld, NY
  • 58th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 59th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 60th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 52d Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Selfridge Fld, Mich
  • 2d Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 4th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 5th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 57th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Bradley Fld, Conn
  • 64th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 65th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) Brainard Fld, Conn (P-40)
  • 66th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) Brainard Fld, Conn (P-40)
  • 2d Air Force, Ft Geo Wright, Wash
  • II Air Support Command, Will Rogers Fld, Okla
  • 12th Bombardment Gp (Light), McChord Fld, Wash
  • 81st Bombardment Sqd (Light) (B-18)
  • 82d Bombardment Sqd (Light) (B-18, PT-17)
  • 83d Bombardment Sqd (Light) (B-18, B-23)
  • 94th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (B-18, B-23)
  • 48th Bombardment Gp (Light), Will Rogers Fld, Okla
  • 55th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 56th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 57th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 88th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 72d Observation Gp, Adams Fld, Ark
  • 1st Observation Sqd, Marshall Fld, Kans (O-47, O-49)
  • 108th Observation Sqd, Chicago MAP, Ill (O-31, O-47, O-49, O-52)
  • 124th Observation Sqd, Sherman Fld, Kans (BC-1, O-38, O-47)
  • 30th Observation Sqd, Atlanta AAB, Ga (O-38, O-49)
  • II Bomber Command, Ft Geo Wright, Wash
  • 17th Bombardment Gp (Medium), Pendleton AAB, Ore
  • 34th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-25)
  • 37th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-25)
  • *89th Reconnaissance Sqd (Medium) (B-25)
  • 95th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-25)
  • 39th Bombardment Gp (Heavy), Geiger Fld, Wash
  • *12th Reconnaissance Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 60th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 61st Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 62d Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 42d Bombardment Gp (Medium), Gowen Fld, Idaho
  • *16th Reconnaissance Sqd (Medium) (B-18, B-26)
  • 75th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-18)
  • 76th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-26)
  • 77th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-26)
  • II Interceptor Command, Ft Lawton, Wash
  • 54th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Paine Fld, Wash
  • 42d Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 56th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 57th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 55th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Portland AAB, Ore
  • 37th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-43)
  • 38th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-43)
  • 54th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-36, P-40, P-43)
  • 3d Air Force, Tampa, Fla
  • III Air Support Command, Savannah AB, Ga
  • 3d Bombardment Gp (Light), Savannah AB, Ga
  • 8th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20, A-24)
  • 13th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 89th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 90th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 66th Observation Gp, Jacksonville AAB, Fla
  • 97th Observation Sqd, Lawson Fld, Ga (O-47, O-49, O-52, O-57)
  • 106th Observation Sqd, Birmingham AAB, Ala (O-47, O-49)
  • 118th Observation Sqd (C-45, O-46, O-47, O-49, O-57, O-58, O-59)
  • 67th Observation Gp, Esler Fld, La
  • 107th Observation Sqd (C-45, O-47, O-49)
  • 109th Observation Sqd (O-47, O-49, O-58)
  • 113th Observation Sqd, Key Fld, Miss (O-47, O-49, O-52)
  • 153d Observation Sqd, Key Fld, Miss (O-47, O-49, O-52, O-58)
  • 68th Observation Gp, Brownwood Afld, Tex
  • 122d Observation Sqd, Esler Fld, La (BC-1, O-38, O-46, O-47)
  • 125th Observation Sqd, Post Fld, Okla (BC-1, O-38, O-47)
  • 127th Observation Sqd, Sherman Fld, Kans (BC-1, O-38, O-46)
  • 154th Observation Sqd, Post Fld, Okla (O-38, O-47, O-49, O-57)
  • 71st Observation Gp, Birmingham AAB, Ala
  • 102d Observation Sqd, Reilly Fld, Ala (C-45, O-46, O-47, O-49, O-57)
  • 110th Observation Sqd, Adams Fld, Ark (O-47, O-49)
  • 128th Observation Sqd, Lawson Fld, Ga (BC-1, O-38, O-46)
  • 15th Observation Sqd, Post Fld, Okla (O-43, O-47, O-49, O-52)
  • 111th Observation Sqd, Brownwood Afld, Tex (O-43, O-47, O-49, O-52, O-59)
  • 120th Observation Sqd, Biggs Fld, Tex (O-47, O-49)
  • III Bomber Command, MacDill Fld, Fla
  • 13th Bombardment Gp (Medium), Orlando AAB, Fla
  • * 3d Reconnaissance Sqd (Medium) (B-18, B-25)
  • 39th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-18, B-25)
  • 40th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-18)
  • 41st Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-25)
  • 29th Bombardment Gp (Heavy), MacDill Fld, Fla
  • 6th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • *21st Reconnaissance Sqd (Heavy) (A-29, B-17)
  • 43d Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 52d Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 30th Bombardment Gp (Heavy), New Orleans AAB, La
  • * 2d Reconnaissance Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 21st Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (A-29)
  • 27th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (A-29)
  • 38th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-18)
  • 38th Bombardment Gp (Medium), Jackson AAB, Miss
  • *15th Reconnaissance Sqd (Medium) (B-26)
  • 69th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-26)
  • 70th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-26)
  • 71st Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-26)
  • 44th Bombardment Gp (Heavy), MacDill Fld, Fla
  • *14th Reconnaissance Sqd (Heavy) (B-24)
  • 66th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-18)
  • 67th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (unknown aircraft)
  • 68th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (unknown aircraft)
  • III Interceptor Command, Drew Fld, Fla
  • 49th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Morrison Fld, Fla
  • 7th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-35)
  • 8th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-35)
  • 9th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 50th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Key Fld, Miss
  • 10th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (BT-13, P-35)
  • 11th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-36, P-40)
  • 12th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (unknown aircraft)
  • 53d Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Dale Mabry Fld, Fla
  • 13th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 14th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 15th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39)
  • 56th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Douglas Fld, NC
  • 61st Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39, P-40)
  • 62d Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39, P-40)
  • 63d Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-39, P-40)
  • 58th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Harding Fld, La
  • 67th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-36)
  • 68th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 69th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-35, P-36, P-39)
  • 4th Air Force, Hamilton Fld, Calif
  • IV Air Support Command, Hamilton Fld, Calif
  • 47th Bombardment Gp (Light), Fresno AAB, Calif
  • 84th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (B-18)
  • 85th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20, B-18)
  • 86th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (B-18)
  • 97th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (LB-30)
  • 69th Observation Gp, Salinas AAB, Calif
  • 82d Observation Sqd (O-46, O-47, O-49, O-52)
  • 115th Observation Sqd, Sherwood Fld, Calif (BC-1, O-38, O-47, O-49)
  • 70th Observation Gp, Gray Fld, Wash
  • 116th Observation Sqd (O-47, O-49)
  • 123d Observation Sqd (BC-1, O-46)
  • 31st Observation Sqd, Salinas AAB, Calif (O-49, O-52)
  • IV Bomber Command, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1st Bombardment Wing, Tucson, Arizona
  • 7th Bombardment Gp (Heavy), air echelon at Hamilton Fld, Calif;
  • ground echelon enroute US to Philippine Is
  • 9th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 11th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy) (B-17)
  • 14th Bombardment Sqd (Heavy), Clark Fld, Philippine Is (B-17)
  • 22d Bombardment Sqd (Heavy), ground echelon enroute to Philippine Is; air echelon at Hamilton Fld, Calif (B-17)
  • *88th Reconnaissance Sq (Heavy), ground echelon enroute US to Philippine Is; air echelon enroute US to Hawaii (B-17)
  • 41st Bombardment Gp (Medium), Davis-Monthan Fld, Ariz
  • * 6th Reconnaissance Sqd (Medium) (A-29, B-18, LB-30)
  • 46th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (B-18)
  • 47th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (A-29)
  • 48th Bombardment Sqd (Medium) (A-29, B-18)
  • *38th Reconnaissance Sqd (Heavy), air echelon enroute US to Hawaii; ground echelon enroute US to Philippine Is (B-17)
  • IV Interceptor Command, Riverside, Calif
  • 14th Pursuit Gp (Fighter), March Fld, Calif
  • 48th Pursuit Sqd (Fighter) (P-38)
  • 49th Pursuit Sqd (Fighter) (P-38)
  • 50th Pursuit Sqd (Fighter) (P-40)
  • 20th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), Hamilton Fld, Calif
  • 55th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 77th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 79th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor) (P-40)
  • 35th Pursuit Gp (Interceptor), enroute US to Philippine Is
  • 21st Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor), Nichols Fld, Philippine Is (P-40)
  • 34th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor), Del Carmen, Philippine Is (P-35)
  • 70th Pursuit Sqd (Interceptor), Hamilton Fld, Calif (P-36)
  • 51st Pursuit Gp (Fighter), March Fld, Calif
  • 16th Pursuit Sqd (Fighter) (P-40)
  • 25th Pursuit Sqd (Fighter) (P-40)
  • 26th Pursuit Sqd (Fighter) (P-40)
  • V Air Support Command, Bowman Fld, Ky
  • 46th Bombardment Gp (Light), Bowman Fld, Ky
  • 50th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 51st Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 53d Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 87th Bombardment Sqd (Light) (A-20)
  • 73d Observation Gp, Godman Fld, Ky
  • 12th Observation Sqd (O-38, O-47, O-49, O-52, YO-54, O-57, O-59)
  • 16th Observation Sqd, Lawson Fld, Ga (O-47, O-49)
  • 22d Observation Sqd, Brooks Fld, Tex (O-46, O-49, O-52)
  • 91st Observation Sqd, Wheeler-Sack Fld, NY (O-46, O-47, O-49, O-52)
  • 15th Bombardment Sqd (Light), Lawson Fld, Ga (A-20)