The 377th Bombardment Group was an anti-submarine group that operated for a short period in 1942.
The group was activated as a Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 18 October 1942, but its main equipment was the North American O-47, which was used by all of the group's squadrons and the Curtiss O-52 Owl. The group flew patrols off the US East Coast, but in December 1942 the structure of the anti-submarine forces was modified. The 377th Bombardment Group was inactivated and its squadrons became part of the 25th Antisubmarine Wing, which contained sixteen different squadrons.
North American O-47 (used by all squadrons)
Curtiss O-52 Owl
Lockheed L-49 Constellation
Douglas B-18 Bolo
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
North American B-25 Mitchell
Lockheed B-34 Ventura
|13 October 1942||Constituted as 377th Bombardment Group (Heavy)|
|18 October 1942||Activated and assigned to AAF Antisubmarine Command|
|9 December 1942||Inactivated|
Ft Dix, NJ: 18 Oct-9 Dec 1942.
11th Antisubmarine Squadron (formerly 516th Bombardment Squadron): 1942
12th Antisubmarine Squadron (formerly 517th Bombardment Squadron): 1942
13th Antisubmarine Squadron (formerly 518th Bombardment Squadron): 1942
14th Antisubmarine Squadron (formerly 519th Bombardment Squadron): 1942
11th later became 831st Bombardment Squadron
12th later became 859th Bombardment Squadron
13th later became 863rd Bombardment Squadron
1942: Antisubmarine Command (later I Bomber Command)