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The 37th Bomb Squadron (37 BS) is part of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Basemarker, South Dakotamarker. It operates B-1 Lancer aircraft providing strategic bombing capability.

Mission

Provide rapid, decisive and sustainable combat airpower anytime, anywhere.

History

The 37th participated in aircraft construction from 19171918 and conducted flying training in 1918. It flew antisubmarine patrols from, December 1941–c. March 1942. The squadron also contributed aircrews for the Doolittle Raid on Tokyomarker, Japanmarker on 6 April 1942.

It flew combat missions in the European Theater of Operations and the Mediterranean Theater of Operations from 31 December 19421 May 1945 and in Koreamarker from c. 10 May 1952–July 1953.

Operations



Lineage

  • 37th Aero Squadron (1917 - 1923)
  • 37th Pursuit Squadron (1923 - 1935)
  • 37th Attack Squadron (1935 - 1939)
  • 37th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) (1939 - 1944)
  • 37th Bombardment Squadron, Medium (1944 - 1947)
  • 37th Bombardment Squadron, Light (1947 - 1952)
  • 37th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder (1952 - 1955)
  • 37th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical (1955 - 1977)
  • 37th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy (1977 - 1991)
  • 37th Bomb Squadron (1991 - Present)


Assignments

  • Third Aviation Instruction Center (1917 - 1919)
  • 18th Pursuit Group (1933 – 1935)
  • 2d Wing (1935 – 1938)
  • 28th Composite Group (1940 – 1941)
  • 17th Bombardment Group (1941 – 1945, 1947 – 1948, 1952 – 1958)
  • 28th Bomb Wing (1977 – 1982, 1987 - Present)


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