36th 

Bomb Squadron

Courtesy: USAF Office of History


Lineage
22 Dec 1939 - 36th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
  1 Feb 1940 - Activated
15 Dec 1945 - Inactivated
Assignments
  1 Feb 1940 - 28th Composite Group, Attached
19 Oct 1943 - Fourth Air Force
  2 Nov 1943 - Eighth Air Force
Stations
  1 Feb 1940 - March Field, Ca
  9 Aug 1940 - 23 Mar 1941 - Lowry Field, Co
31 Mar 1941 - Elmendorf Field, Ak
ca. 9 Feb 1942 - 28 May 1943 - Fort Greely, Ak
  4 Jun 1942 - 1 May 1943 - Operated from various places, including Umnak, Kodiak, Adak, and Amchitka
  4 May - 13 Sep 1943 - Amchitka, Ak
  1 Jun - 4 Aug 1943 - Adak, Ak
30 Sep - Oct 1943 - McChord Field, Wa
ca. 6 Nov 1943 - Alconbury England

Aircraft

1940 - 1942 - B-18
1942 - 1943 - B-17
1942             - LB-30
1942 - 1945 - B-24

Operations

1940-1941 Reconnaissance and photo-mapping of Bering Sea and Alaska
Dec 1941 - Aug 1943  Combat in the Northern Pacific
Dec 1943 - Aug 1944  >CARPETBAGGER missions in the European Theater of Operations

Service Streamers
None

Campaigns

Air Offensive, Japan; Aleutian Islands; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Air Offensive, Europe, Normandy, Northern France; Rhineland; Central Europe

Decorations

11 Jan 1944 - Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany.  Croix de Guerre with Palm.
 

Mission
Squadron Troop Movements
Captain Alex J. Katz - 36BS Pilot

21st         Shemya
36th        Elmendorf Field (26 May 41), Adak; detachment: Ladd Field
73rd        Elmendorf Field (30 Mar 41); detachment: Ladd Field
77th        Elmendorf Field (25 Jan 42-?), Attu (Casco Cove)
404th      Attu (Casco Cove), Shemya
406th      Elmendorf Field, Kodiak


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