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336 AIR REFUELING SQUADRON (AFRC)

Posted 11/26/2012 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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336 Air Refueling Squadron (AFRC) Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 536 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Oct 1942. Activated on 3 Nov 1942. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1944. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 336 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, which was constituted on 10 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 26 Jun 1949. Ordered to Active Service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 1 Feb 1953. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Apr 1953. Redesignated as 336 Military Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1966. Ordered to Active Service on 26 Jan 1968. Relieved from Active Duty on 2 Jun 1969. Redesignated as: 336 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Apr 1972; 336 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy on 1 Oct 1976; 336 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.

Assignments. 382 Bombardment Group, 3 Nov 1942-31 Mar 1944. 514 Troop Carrier Group, 26 Jun 1949-1 Feb 1953. 514 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Apr 1953; 514 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 904 Troop Carrier (later, 904 Military Airlift; 904 Tactical Airlift) Group, 17 Jan 1963; 452 Tactical Airlift (later, 452 Air Refueling) Wing, 1 Sep 1975; 452 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations. Salt Lake City AAB, UT, 3 Nov 1942; Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, 23 Jan 1943; Pocatello AAFld, ID, 3 Apr 1943; Muroc AAFld, CA, 5 Dec 1943-31 Mar 1944. Birmingham Muni Aprt, AL, 26 Jun 1949; Mitchel AFB, NY, 10 Oct 1949-1 Feb 1953. Mitchel AFB, NY, 1 Apr 1953; Stewart AFB, NY, 15 Mar 1961; Hamilton AFB, CA, 31 Dec 1969; March AFB (later, March ARB), CA, 1 Jan 1976-.

Commanders. None (not manned), 3 Nov 1942-22 Jan 1943; Maj Benjamin S. Sheldon, 23 Jan 1943; Maj George C. Darby Jr., 14 Jul 1943-31 Mar 1944. None (not manned), 26 Jun-9 Oct 1949; unkn, 10 Oct 1949-1951; Maj James K. David, by May 1951; Maj Francis E. Galarneau, Nov 1952; Capt Thomas J. Leonard, 19 Dec 1952-1 Feb 1953. Unkn, 1 Apr 1953-1958; Maj John E. Carroll, by Apr 1958; Lt Col William Longa, 1 May 1961; Lt Col Charles J. Reilly, 17 Jan 1963; Lt Col Harry Amdur, Aug 1965; Lt Col Walter P. Lee, 15 Dec 1966; Maj Ralph A. Kluepfel, Jul 1969; unkn, Jan-Mar 1970; Lt Col Kenneth K. Kuehn, 24 Mar 1970; Maj Jackie L. Gates, 13 Jun 1972; Maj Eugene B. Turner, 15 Apr 1973; Lt Col Lee R. Janover, 10 Sep 1974; unkn, Jan-Sep 1976; Lt Col John D. Moore, 1 Oct 1976; Maj Jerry W. McDowell, by Oct 1979; Lt Col David Cooper, by Sep 1981; Col Thomas B. Frank, 15 Oct 1987; Lt Col Duncan L. Bridwell, 26 Nov 1988; Lt Col Dewitt L. Morris Jr., 15 Jul 1990; Lt Col Gerald V. Thompson, 16 May 1991; Lt Col James Sanders, 17 Apr 1992; Lt Col Betty L. Mullis, 1 Nov 1993; Lt Col Salvatore J. Mercurio III, 25 Feb 1995-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1943-1944. Unkn, 1949-1950; C-46, 1951-1953. C-119, 1953-1966; C-124, 1966-1972; C-130, 1972-1976; KC-135, 1976-.

Operations. Operational training, Feb-Mar 1943; replacement training, Apr 1943-Mar 1944. Transported U.S. Army troops and cargo, provided aerial resupply, and dropped paratroopers within the U.S., May 1951-Jan 1953; performed similar duties worldwide, Apr 1953-Jun 1976. Performed aerial refueling worldwide, 1977-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 26 Jan 1968-31 Mar 1969; 1 Jan 1976-2 Oct 1977; 1 Jul 1991-30 Jun 1993; 1 Sep 1995-31 Aug 1996; 1 Sep 1997-31 Aug 1999; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2008; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2010. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Oct 1966-31 Mar 1972.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 21 Nov 2012.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Dec 1997.

Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Aug 2000.

Emblem. Approved on 29 Jul 1996; modified on 28 May 1997.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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