377th Bombardment Group, USAAF

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History

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.

Books

To Follow

Aircraft

Douglas O-46
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

Timeline

13 October 1942 Constituted as 377th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
18 October 1942 Activated and assigned to AAF Antisubmarine Command
9 December 1942 Inactivated

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Unknown

Main Bases

Ft Dix, NJ: 18 Oct-9 Dec 1942.

Component Units

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

Assigned To

1942: Antisubmarine Command (later I Bomber Command)

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 October 2013), 377th Bombardment Group, USAAF , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/377th_Bombardment_Group.html

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