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48 FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON (AETC)

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Lineage. Organized as 48 Aero Squadron on 4 Aug 1917. Redesignated as: 435 Aero Squadron on 1 Feb 1918; 462 Aero Squadron on 3 Mar 1918. Demobilized on 11 Aug 1919. Reconstituted and consolidated (1930) with 48 School Squadron, which was constituted on 6 Feb 1923. Activated on 1 Aug 1927. Inactivated on 1 Sep 1931. Activated on 1 Aug 1933. Redesignated as 48 Pursuit Squadron on 1 Mar 1935. Inactivated on 1 Sep 1936. Disbanded on 1 Jan 1938. Consolidated (1956) with 48 Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) which was constituted on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated as: 48 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 48 Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 9 Sep 1945. Redesignated as 48 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, and activated on 20 Nov 1946. Redesignated as 48 Fighter Squadron, Jet on 28 Aug 1948. Inactivated on 2 Oct 1949. Redesignated as 48 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 11 Sep 1952. Activated on 1 Nov 1952. Inactivated on 31 Dec 1991. Redesignated as 48 Flying Training Squadron on 25 Apr 1996. Activated on 1 Jul 1996.
 
Assignments. Unkn, 4 Aug-Nov 1917; Third Aviation Instruction Center, Nov 1917 (detachment with Second Aviation Instruction Center, Dec 1917-Apr 1918); Advance Section, Service of Supply, Apr 1918; First Army, Aug 1918; Third Army, Nov 1918-Jun 1919; unkn, Jun-11 Aug 1919. 10 School Group, 1 Aug 1927; 24 School Wing, 15 Jul-1 Sep 1931. Air Corps Technical School, 1 Aug 1933; 3 Wing (attached to Air Corps Technical School), 1 Mar 1935-1 Sep 1936. 14 Pursuit (later, 14 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-9 Sep 1945. 14 Fighter Group, 20 Nov 1946-2 Oct 1949. 4707 Defense Wing, 1 Nov 1952; 4710 Defense (later, 4710 Air Defense) Wing, 14 Jan 1953; 85 Air Division, 1 Mar 1956; Washington Air Defense Sector, 1 Sep 1958; 33 Air Division, 1 Apr 1966; 20 Air Division, 19 Nov 1969; 23 Air Division, 1 Mar 1983; First Air Force, 1 Jul 1987; Southeast Air Defense Sector, 1 Dec 1987-31 Dec 1991. 14 Operations Group, 1 Jul 1996-.
 
Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 4 Aug 1917; Mineola, NY, 21 Sep-13 Oct 1917; Issoudun, France, 4 Nov 1917 (detachment at Tours, 2 Dec 1917-15 Apr 1918); Delouze (Rozieres-en-Blois), France, 29 Apr 1918; Vaucouleurs, France (detachment at Bovee), 20 Aug 1918; Bulainville, France, 17 Sep 1918; Vadelaincourt, France (detachment at Foucaucourt), 19 Sep 1918; Lisle-en-Barrois, France (detachment at Foucaucourt), 21 Sep 1918; Parois, France, 6 Oct 1918; Buzancy, France, 6 Nov 1918; Mercy-le-Haut, France, 20 Nov 1918; Trier, Germany, c. 2 Dec 1918; Weissenthurm, Germany, c. Jan 1919-unkn; Mitchel Field, NY, c. 29 Jul-11 Aug 1919. Kelly Field, TX, 1 Aug 1927-1 Sep 1931. Chanute Field, IL, 1 Aug 1933-1 Sep 1936. Hamilton Field, CA, 15 Jan 1941; March Field, CA, 10 Jun 1941-20 Jul 1942 (operated from San Diego, CA, 5 Feb-3 Jun 1942); Atcham, England, 18 Aug-28 Oct 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 11 Nov 1942; Maison Blanche, Algeria, 16 Nov 1942; Youks-les-Bains, Algeria, 20 Nov 1942; Berteaux, Algeria, 5 Jan 1943; Mediouna, French Morocco, 28 Feb 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 6 May 1943; El Bathan, Tunisia, 3 Jun 1943; Ste-Marie-du-Zit, Tunisia, 25 Jul 1943 (operated from Sicily, 6 Sep-18 Sep 1943); Triolo Airfield, Italy, 12 Dec 1943; Lesina, Italy, c. early Sep-9 Sep 1945. Dow Field, ME, 20 Nov 1946-2 Oct 1949. Grenier AFB, NH, 1 Nov 1952; Langley AFB, VA, 14 Jan 1953-31 Dec 1991. Columbus AFB, MS, 1 Jul 1996-.
 
Commanders. 2 Lt William E. Fulmer, 15 Jan 1941; Maj Troy Keith, 4 May 1941; Maj Wade C. Walles, 12 Jun 1942; Maj Herbert E. Ross, unkn; 1 Lt George E. Richards, 22 Sep 1943; Maj Baggott, unkn; 1 Lt John W. McGuyrt, 31 Jan 1944 (acting); Maj Franklin Lewis Robinson, 3 Feb 1944; Capt Walter A. White, unkn; Lt Col Hugh A. Griffith Jr., 2 Dec 1944-unkn. Maj Ross Blachly, 21 Dec 1946; Lt Col Clure E. Smith, 2 Jan 1947; Lt Col W. J. Grumbles, by Nov 1948-Sep 1949. Maj Royal E. Koons Jr., Nov 1952; Lt Col Phillip Loring, by Oct 1956; Lt Col Hiram G. Turner Jr., by Jul 1957; Lt Col Lawrence P. McIntosh, by 30 Jun 1958; Lt Col Jimmy J. Jumper, 12 Jun 1961; Lt Col Harold I. Hill, by 31 Jul 1964; Lt Col Carl M. Hagle, 10 Jan 1966; Lt Col Herbert L. Bridger, by 31 Mar 1967; Lt Col Jack E. Bailey, by 31 Mar 1968; Lt Col Ralph H. Bowersox, by 31 Mar 1969; Col Daniel H. Parris, unkn-29 Jun 1972; Lt Col Luther E. Millsap, 30 Jun 1972; Lt Col Donald C. Windrath, 24 Jul 1973; Lt Col Roger A. Gomas, by 30 Sep 1974; Lt Col Ronald E. Bernd, by 29 Feb 1976; Lt Col Robert S. Atwater, 19 Jul 1978; Lt Col Terry R. Luke, by Apr 1980; Lt Col Kerry G. Herron, 16 Oct 1981; Lt Col John M. McBroom, by Jan 1983; Lt Col John W. Weinig, 6 Jan 1984; Lt Col Peter W. Tkacs, 7 Jan 1986; Lt Col George R. Booth, 2 Oct 1987; Lt Col Theodore W. Lay II, c. 1989-Nov 1990; unkn, Dec 1990-31 Dec 1991. Lt Col Bruce A. Busler, 1 Jul 1996; Lt Col Danny L. Leonard, 7 Jul 1998; Lt Col Tamra Rank, 2 Jun 2000; Lt Col Paul J. Judge, 7 Jun 2002; Lt Col Lloyd A. Ballard, 27 Apr 2004; Lt Col David Hammack, 10 Feb 2006; Lt Col Kelly Menozzi, 18 Jan 2008; Lt Col Michael A. O'Connor, 19 Mar 2010; Lt Col James B. Hall, 17 May 2012-.
 
Aircraft. Included A-3, O-1, O-19, P-12, and P-26, during period 1935-1936. P-40, P-66, and P-43, 1941; P-38, 1941-1945. P-47, 1946-1949; P-84, 1947-1949. F-47, 1952; F-84, 1953; F-94, 1953-1957; F-102, 1957-1960; F-106, 1960-1982; F-15, 1981-1991. T-1, 1996-.
 
Operations. Constructed and maintained airfields and related facilities in France, 1917-1919. Trained aviation personnel, 1927-1931 and 1933-1936. Air defense patrols along California coast, 5 Feb-3 Jun 1942. Moved to England in Aug 1942 and on to North Africa in Nov 1942. Combat in European and Mediterranean Theaters of Operation (MTO), 15 Oct 1942-1 May 1945; escorted bombers, made fighter sweeps, supported advancing ground troops, and flew reconnaissance missions. Air defense of eastern United States, 1946-1949 and 1952-1991. Deployed to Florida in 1962 during Cuban missile crisis. Training and operational exercises until inactivation in 1991. Furnished basic flying training in support of later airlift/tanker/bomber training, 1996-.
 
Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War I: Lorraine; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World War II: Algeria-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Po Valley; Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Austria, 2 Apr 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1968-1 Jun 1970; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1985; 1 Jun 1988-31 May 1990; 1 Jul 1997-30 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2009; 1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2010; 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jan 2014.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jan 2014.

Supersedes statement prepared on 18 Jun 2007.

Emblem. Approved 8 Aug 1996.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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