404th 

Bomb Squadron

 

Lineage
20 Nov 1940 - Constituted 14th Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy)
15 Jan 1941 - Activated
22 Apr 1942 - Redesignated 404th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
  5 Jan 1947 - Inactivated

Assignments

15 Jan 1941 - 44th Bombardment Group, Attached
25 Feb 1942 - Assigned 28th Composite (later Bombardment) Group
ca. 12 Jul 1942 - Air Echelon attached
ca.21 Sep 1942 - Squadron Assigned
20 Oct 1945 - 5 Jan 1947 - Eleventh Air Force (later Alaskan Air Command)

Stations

11 Jun 1941 - MacDill Field, Fl
   7 Feb 1942 -  Barksdale Field, La
12 Jul 1942 - Ladd Field, Ak
ca. 18 Jul 1942 - Nome, Ak
25 Jul 1942 - Will Rogers Field, Ok
24 Aug 1942 - Umnak, Ak
30 Aug - 10 Sep 1942 - Ft Lewis, Wa>
13 Sep 1942 - Adak, Ak
21 Sep 1942 - Elmendorf Field, Ak
22 Mar 1943 - Adak, Ak
  4 Jun 1943 - Amchitka, Ak
ca. 26 Feb 1944 - 5 Jan 1947 - Shemya
 
 
Aircraft
1941 - 1947 - B-24

Operations

Feb - Jun 1942  Antisubmarine patrols in the Gulf of Mexico
18 Jul 1942 - 13 Aug 1945  Combat in the Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea, and Northern Pacific
1945 - 1946  Radar mapping of the Aleutians and Alaska

Service Streamers
None

Campaigns

Antisubmarine, American Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Aleutian Islands; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Decorations

1 Apr 1944 - 13 Aug 1945 - Distinguished Unit Citation: Kuril Islands
 
 

The Patch
Photographs of the 404th Bomb Squadron

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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