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77th Bombardment Group


BACKGROUND

77th Bombardment Group

Constituted 77th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 20 Nov. 1940. Activated on 15 Jan. 1941. Inactivated on 5 Nov. 1945. Redesignated 77th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 15 July 1946. Activated on 4 Aug. 1946. Redesignated: 77th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 28 May 1948; 77th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 16 May 1949; 77th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (Photographic) on 1 April 1950; 77th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) on 1 Oct. 1955.



SQUADRONS/AIRCRAFT

  • B-18, 1941, 1942-1943
  • B-26, 1941-1943
  • B-25, 1942-1945
  • B-29, 1946-1950
  • RB-29, 1950
  • RB-36, 1949-1955
  • B-36, 1955-1957
  • B-52, 1957-

STATIONS

  • Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 Jan. 1941
  • Boise, Idaho, 4 June-14 Dec. 1941
  • Elmendorf Field, Alaska, 29 Dec. 1941 (operated from Umnak beginning 30 May 1942)
  • Adak, 3 Oct. 1942 (operated from Adak beginning 12 Dec. 1942 and from Attu beginning 22 July 1943)
  • Amchitka, 11 Sept. 1943
  • Attu, 11 Feb. 1944-19 Oct. 1945
  • Ft. Lawton, Washington, 29 Oct.-5 Nov. 1945
  • Grand Island AAFld, Nebraska, 4 Aug.-6 Oct. 1946
  • Elmendorf Field, Alaska, 20 Oct. 1946-24 April 1947
  • Rapid City AAFld, S.D., 3 May 1947-

COMMANDERS

  • N/A

CAMPAIGNS

  • leutian Islands
  • Air Offensive, Japan
  • Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater

DECORATIONS

  • Distinguished Unit Citation: Kuril Islands, 1 April 1944-17 July 1945
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Sept. 1957-30 June 1958

EMBLEM/INSIGNE

  • None

ASSIGNMENTS

  • 42d Bombardment Group, 15 Jan. 1941
  • 28th Composite (later Bombardment) Group, 2 Jan. 1942
  • Eleventh Air Force, 20 Oct.-5 Nov. 1945
  • 28th Bombardment (later Strategic Reconnaissance) Group, 4 Aug. 1946
  • 28th Strategic Reconnaissance (later Bombardment) Wing, 16 June 1952-

OPERATIONS

  • Combat in Northern Pacific, c. Feb. 1942-17 July 1945

SERVICE STREAMERS

  • None

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