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378th Bombardment Group
Active 1942
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Antisubmarine warfare

The 378th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command, based in Langley Field, Virginia. It was inactivated on 14 December 1942.

History[edit | edit source]

Lineage[edit | edit source]

  • Constituted as 378th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 13 October 1942
Activated on 14 December 1942

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Squadrons[edit | edit source]

Assigned to: Jacksonville Municipal Airport, Florida
Assigned to: Palm Beach County Park (Lantana Airport), Florida
Assigned to: Charleston AAF, South Carolina

Stations[edit | edit source]

Operations[edit | edit source]

Organized in late 1942 as an antisubmarine group with a mission to search for German U-Boats in the coastal waters of the Atlantic and to fly aerial coverage of friendly convoys off the east coast with Douglas O-46 and North American O-47 light observation planes. Assigned squadrons assigned to airfields and airports in several locations along the southeastern coastline. After the group was inactivated, its component squadrons were reassigned to the 25th Antisubmarine Wing.

References[edit | edit source]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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