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The 95th in the USA

The 95th Bombardment Group consisted of the 334th, 335th, 336th and 412th Bombardment Squadrons.

It was origin­ally thought that each USAAF Bomb Group should be assigned three squad­rons, which would have had consec­utive numbers, but it was later decided that four squad­rons were needed to make the groups effective. That is why World War Two bomb groups have a fourth non-consec­utive numbered squadron. The 334th, 335th and 336th and Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy) were consti­tuted on January 28th 1942 while the 412th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) was origin­ally consti­tuted as the 22nd Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) on January 28th 1942 and then redes­ig­nated the 412th on April 22th 1942.

The four squad­rons were activ­ated on June 15th 1942, when they were assigned to the 95th, and deac­tiv­ated on August 28th 1945.

334th Squadron Insignia

The 334th Bombardment Squadron

On a light blue disc, shows a the hooded figure of Doom proper dropping a yellow aerial bomb, point to base, between two red light­ning flashes, all in front of a white cloud form­a­tion in base. It was approved on March 9th 1943.

335th Squadron Insignia

The 335th Bombardment Squadron

On a medium blue disc, shows a silhou­etted black bat facing front. Its wings are spread and inverted, holding between his claws a red bomb, point downward, two golden yellow light­ning flashes radi­ating from his eyes. It was approved on April 20th 1956. The dates for the official approval of the emblems for the 336th and 412th are not know but their insignia are pictured, right, along­side the emblems of their sister squad­rons.

336th Squadron Insignia

The 336th Bombardment Squadron

On a light blue disc, shows Uncle Sam reclining on a cloud aiming a yellow bomb down onto a red swastika.

412th Squadron Insignia

The 412th Bombardment Squadron

On a medium blue disc ringed in red, shows a native American wielding a tomahawk, with the red feather of courage in his hair, riding a yellow bomb down­wards.