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64 AIR REFUELING SQUADRON (AMC)

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Lineage.   Constituted as 64 Troop Carrier Squadron on 7 Dec 1942.  Activated on 12 Dec 1942.  Inactivated on 15 May 1946.  Activated in the Reserve on 5 Apr 1947.  Redesignated as 64 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 27 Jun 1949.  Ordered to active service on 1 Apr 1951.  Inactivated on 1 Jan 1953.  Activated in the Reserve on 1 Jan 1953.  Ordered to active service on 28 Oct 1962.  Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov 1962.  Redesignated as: 64 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Jul 1967; 64 Airlift Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.  Inactivated on 31 Mar 1997.  Redesignated as 64 Air Refueling Squadron on 22 Nov 2002.  Activated in the Reserve on 1 Apr 2003.  Inactivated on 23 Jun 2007.  Activated on 1 Oct 2009.  
        
Assignments. 403 Troop Carrier Group, 12 Dec 1942-15 May 1946.  419 Troop Carrier Group, 3 Aug 1947; 403 Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1949-1 Jan 1953.  403 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Jan 1953; 403 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 928 Troop Carrier (later, 928 Tactical Airlift; 928 Airlift) Group, 11 Feb 1963; 928 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-31 Mar 1997.  939 Operations Group, 1 Apr 2003-23 Jun 2007.   22 Operations Group, 1 Oct 2009-.     

Stations.  Bowman Field, KY, 12 Dec 1942; Alliance, NE, 18 Dec 1942; Pope Field, NC, 3 May 1943; Baer Field, IN, 20 Jun-17 Jul 1943; Tontouta, New Caledonia, 1 Aug 1943; Espiritu Santo, 7 Aug 1943; Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, 1 Nov 1943; Biak, 16 Sep 1944 (operated from Wakde, 2-21 Oct 1944, and Noemfoor, 29 Oct 1944-1 Jan 1945); Dulag, Leyte, 16 Jul 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, c. Jan-15 May 1946.  Olmsted Field, PA, 5 Apr 1947; Portland Muni Aprt, OR, 27 Jun 1949-29 Mar 1952; Ashiya AB, Japan, 14 Apr 1952-1 Jan 1953.  Portland IAP, OR, 1 Jan 1953; Niagara Falls Muni Aprt, NY, 16 Nov 1957; O'Hare (later, Chicago O'Hare) IAP (later, O'Hare Reserve Facility; O'Hare Air Reserve Forces Facility; O'Hare IAP Air Reserve Station), IL, 25 Mar 1958-31 Mar 1997.  Portland IAP, OR, 1 Apr 2003-23 Jun 2007.  Pease ANGB, NH, 1 Oct 2009-. 
  
Commanders.   Unkn, 12 Dec 1942-Sep 1943; Maj Jack Roussell, by Oct 1943; Maj Albert N. McCreight, Nov 1944; Capt Harold F. Mokler, Mar 1945; Maj Orren H. Lane, Aug 1945; none (not manned), 1 Jan-15 May 1946.  Unkn, 5 Apr 1947-1950; Maj Benjamin R. Ostlind, by Apr 1951; Maj Gilbert G. Tipton, by Apr 1952; Maj Albert S. Babinec, Aug 1952; Maj Stirling W. Dukes, 1 Nov 1952-1 Jan 1953.  Unkn, 1 Jan 1953-1957; Lt Col Maurice R. Patterson, by 1 Jan 1958; Lt Col Richard E. George, by Apr 1958; Lt Col William F. Vickers, by Jun 1964; Lt Col Francis A. Dellorto, by Dec 1968; Lt Col Michael J. Ruston, 1 May 1970; Lt Col William R. Haeflinger, 10 Dec 1970; Maj Thomas A. Hilquist, 10 Apr 1972; Maj John P. Granahan, 20 Apr 1973; Maj Robert E. Atwood, by Sep 1973; Lt Col George M. Coverick, by Mar 1974; Lt Col Walter G. Vartan, by Dec 1974; Lt Col Richard M. Sharp, by Jun 1977; Lt Col Donald G. Worden, by Mar 1981; Lt Col Donald W. Carll, Aug 1981; Lt Col Grant R. Mulder, by Mar 1982; Lt Col Mark T. Rymsza, May 1986; Lt Col Conrad P. Skladal, by Nov 1987; Lt Col Richard T. Masek, by Aug 1988; Lt Col James P. Hanny, 16 Jul 1990; Lt Col Joseph Nabozny, 9 Dec 1991; Lt Col Donald J. Swaninger, 11 Jun 1995; Lt Col Mark W. Anderson, 11 May 1996-31 Mar 1997.  Maj Roger P. Epps, 1 Apr 2003-unkn.  Lt Col Christopher D. Leist, 1 Oct 2009; Lt Col Ryan R. Samuelson, 2 Jun 2011; Lt Col Jeremiah S. Heathman, 28 Feb 2013-.  

Aircraft.  C-47, 1943-1945; C-46, 1945.  Unkn, 1947-1950; C-46, 1951-1952; C-119, 1952.  Unkn, 1953-1956; C-119, 1957-1970; C-130, 1970-1997.  KC-135, 2003-2007.  KC-135, 2009-.

Operations.   Aerial transportation and evacuation in the South and Southwest Pacific, 7 Aug 1943-c. 14 Aug 1945 and between Japan and Korea, 19 May-31 Dec 1952.  Trained and provided airlift services, Jan 1953-Mar 1997, including airlift to Vietnam during the late 1960s and to Southwest Asia in 1990-1991.  Participated in various training exercises and airlift missions worldwide until inactivation on 31 Mar 1997.   Trained for and provided aerial refueling, 2003-2007; 2009-.        

Service Streamers.   None.

Campaign Streamers.   World War II: New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines.  Korean War: Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter.    

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.   Distinguished Unit Citation: Philippine Islands, 17 Apr-30 Jun 1945.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Aug 2011-31 Jul 2012; 1 Aug 2012-31 Jul 2013.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1979-31 Dec 1980; 1 May 1986-30 Apr 1988; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006.  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII).  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [19 May-31 Dec 1952].  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-15 Mar 1968.

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

Commanders through Feb 2013; Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 14 Oct 2009.

Emblem.  Approved on 28 Jun 1994; newest rendition approved on 8 Feb 2011.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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