7th Bmbardment Group 9th
Bombardment Squadron
7th Bombardment Group

9th Bombardment Squadron

     Constituted in 1917 as the 9th Observation Squadron, the 9th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) was the oldest of the 7th Bombardment Group's four squadrons. Equipped with B-17s at the begning of the war, the 9th was temporarily transferred to the Middle East on 23 June 1942, taking with it all of the 7th Bombardment Groups B-17s, effectively leaving the 10th Air Force with no offensive capabilities until the 436th Bombardment Squadron completed its transition to the B-24 "Liberator" later in the year. The 9th remained in the Middle East until mid-October, 1942 when it returned to India and transitioned to the B-24.

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