Activated on 14 June 1917, the 13th Bombardment Squadron holds the legendary status of being one of the oldest units in the history of the United States Air Force. During daring, death-defying missions, the squadron thundered into battle upon North American B-25 Mitchells. While zooming in on a hair-raising bombing run, these valiant airmen endured steel-shattering sheets of hellacious anti-aircraft shrapnel and shells, oftentimes also contending with bleak, foul weather clouds enroute to the target. On top of these battlefield difficulties, enemy fighters had to be fought off to and from the bombing objective.
What these brave bombers of the 13th accomplished simply boggles the mind. There they were, strapped tight in their cockpits, on the cusp of death, oftentimes bloodied and beaten, without the ability to dive for cover aboard the aircraft. The air captains had to focus dead ahead, while enemy fire ripped jagged fissures in the cabin around them. Yet they strode on, despite the pain, knowing our ground troops depended on their mission success. The 13th Bombardment Squadron swept the way for our forces to dominate the fields of contention below.
For there’s no escaping the bloodied swish of the scythe. As the grim reaper’s death-dealing instrument of choice, so be the blasting bombs of the 13th Bombardment Squadron. The squadron’s patch is a historically accurate representation, based on official US government recorded archives. It is a living testament, bearing a grim skeleton charging into the madness of war, with his proverbial scythe of death, gripped his armament rather menacingly, tightly, in both of his nerves-of-steel hands. His weapon of choice, coated with the blood of his enemies, carves a deep swath of victory for our allied forces.
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