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81st Bomb Squadron

Squadron

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted 8ist Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated 81st Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 30 Dec 1941. Inactivated on 22 Jan
1946.

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Missions

  • Middle East Air Force

    17 August 1942
    The 12th Bomb Group enters service in the Middle East when B-25 Mitchells of the 81st Bomb Squadron attack Matruh.

Citations

Distinguished Unit Citation: North Africa and Sicily, Oct 1942- 17 August 1943.

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Date Contributor Update
26 September 2019 14:48:33 Emily Created entry with type, category, name, insignia, us air force combat units of world war ii description, citations, aircraft types and unit encompassing associations
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Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II

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