The primary purpose of a squadron is to control the general types of planes assigned to the Air Force’s smallest unit, and to link planes to a group’s base information.
Name: Scrolling through the list of names will open the unit history for the listed squadron. Other than adding a new squadron, name cannot be modified.
Commander: A change of command may be performed by choosing another commander from the list.
Group: The group the squadron is assigned to. The squadron may be transferred by choosing another group from the list.
Bomber Type: All planes in a squadron must be of the same basic type: Either B-17s, B-24s or Avro Lancasters, though the specific model does not matter. It cannot be modified.
Unit History: Lists the units sorties, kills, casualties and awards. It cannot be modified.
Default: Indicates that the squadron is a default unit. Default squadrons cannot be deleted. The default squadrons are:
- 324th Bomb Squadron: The default B-17 squadron. The 324th was home to the Memphis Belle.
- 741st Bomb Squadron: The default B-24 squadron. The 741st was home to the Dakota Queen.
- No 419 Squadron: The default Avro Lancaster squadron. No 419 was home to KB726.
- To add a squadron, overwrite the current squadron’s name, then select commander, group and bomber type, then click the Add button.
- The squadron’s commander and group may be updated.
- A squadron can not be deleted if it has assigned bombers. Each bomber must be deleted or assigned to a different squadron before the squadron may be deleted. Deleting a squadron does not affect a group’s unit history. Default squadrons can not be deleted.
- No restriction, other than common sense, is placed on what ranks may hold what command billets. Likewise on the number of groups or squadrons an airman may command.
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