Constituted as VI Bomber Command on 17 Oct 1941 and activated in the Panama Canal Zone on 25 Oct. Assigned to Caribbean (later Sixth) AF. Engaged in antisubmarine operations; served as part of the defense force for the Panama Canal. Inactivated on 1 Nov 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
Groups. 6th: 1941-1943. 9th: 1941-1942. 25th: 1941-1944. 40th: 1941-1943.
Stations. Albrook Field, CZ, 25 Oct 1941-1 Nov 1946.
Commanders. Brig Gen Edwin B Lyon, 25 Oct 1941; Col Forest G Allen, 13 May 1943; Col Edwin M Day, 18 Jun 1943; Col James E Roberts, 6 Oct 1944; Col Joseph P Bailey, 12 Apr 1945-unkn.
Campaigns. Antisubmarine, American Theater.
Insigne. In front of a blue annulet bearing the motto "Alae Supra Canalem" in gold letters, a winged aerial bomb, the whole edged in gold. (Approved 18 Mar 1942.)
Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986