Patch Scan: Courtesy of Donald Eubank
21st Bomb Squadron



Lineage

20 Nov 1940 – Constituted 21st Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
15 Jan 1941 – Activated
 1 Nov 1943 – Disbanded

Assignments

15 Jan 1941 – 30th Bombardment Group
9 Jan 42 – Sep 43 – Operated under the control of the 28th Composite Group
18 Oct – 1 Nov 43 – Second Air Force

Stations

15 Jan 1941 – March Field, Ca
22 May 1941 – New Orleans, La
8 – 14 Dec 1941 – Detachment operated from Savannah, Ga
25 Dec 1941 – Muroc, Ca
11 Feb – 20 Aug 1942 – March Field, Ca
10 May – 16 Jun 1942 – Detachment operated from San Diego, Ca
28 May – 7 Jun 1942 – Detachment operated from Los Angeles, Ca
28 May – 7 Jun 1942 – Detachment operated from McChord Field, Wa
28 May – 7 Jun 1942 – Detachment operated from Hamilton Field, Ca
11 Jun 1942 – Air Echelon operated from Umnak, Ak
3 Sep 1942 – ca 19 Sep 1943 – Umnak, Ak
21 Sep – 15 Nov 1942 – Operated from Adak, Ak
ca 16 Dec 1942 – Unknown – Operated from Adak, Ak
18 Feb – 13 Aug 1943 - Operated from Adak, Ak
18 Feb – Jul 1943 – Operated from Amchitka, Ak
ca 27 Jul – ca 19 Sep 1943 – Shemya, Ak
11 Oct – 1 Nov 1943 – Smoky Hill AAFld, Ks

Aircraft

1941 – B-18, YB-17, A-29
1942 – A-29, LB-30, B-24
1943 – B-24

Operations

8 – 14 Dec 1941 – Antisubmarine alert at Savannah, Ga
ca 9 Jan – c 7 Jun 1942 – Antisubmarine patrols off the west coast
11 Jun 1942 – 14 Aug 1943 – Combat in the Northern Pacific

Service Steamers
None

Campaigns

Antisubmarine, American Theater; Air Offensive; Japan, Aleutian Islands

Decorations
None

Emblem
None

Note:  This was an "Unofficial" Patch that was used by the unit and is shown at the top of this page.


21 BS Photographs

Bomb Squadrons

36th     Elmendorf Field, Adak, Ladd
73rd     Elmendorf Field, Ladd
77th     Elmendorf Field, Attu
404th    Attu (Casco Cove), Shemya
406th   Elmendorf field, Kodiak

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