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370 FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON (AFRC)

Posted 6/29/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Constituted as 370 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 15 Apr 1942. Redesignated as 370 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, c. Mar 1944. Inactivated on 18 Jan 1946. Redesignated as 370 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 15 Jul 1946. Activated on 4 Aug 1946. Redesignated as 370 Bombardment Squadron, Medium on 28 May 1948. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Mar 1965. Redesignated as 370 Flight Test Squadron on 24 Sep 2001. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Oct 2001.

Assignments. 307 Bombardment Group, 15 Apr 1942-18 Jan 1946. 307 Bombardment Group, 4 Aug 1946; 307 Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 1952-25 Mar 1965. 452 Operations Group, 1 Oct 2001; 622 Flight Test Group, 1 Jun 2003; 413 Flight Test Group, 1 Oct 2003-.

Stations. Geiger Field, WA, 15 Apr 1942; Ephrata, WA, 27 May 1942; Sioux City AAB, Iowa, 29 Sep-21 Oct 1942; Kipapa Field, TH, 2 Nov 1942 (operated from Midway, 22-24 Dec 1942, and from Espiritu Santo, c. 6 Feb-c. 18 Mar 1943); Guadalcanal, 18 Mar 1943; Munda, New Georgia, 22 Feb 1944; Los Negros, 13 May 1944; Wakde, 22 Aug 1944 (operated from Noemfoor, c. 20 Sep-12 Nov 1944); Morotai, 14 Nov 1944; Clark Field, Luzon, 10 Sep-27 Dec 1945; Camp Stoneman, CA, 16-18 Jan 1946. MacDill Field (later, AFB), FL, 4 Aug 1946 (operated from Kadena, Okinawa, beginning c. 4 Aug 1950); Kadena, Okinawa, 15 Aug 1953; Lincoln AFB, NE, 19 Nov 1954-25 Mar 1965 (operated from RAF Lakenheath, England, 11 Jul-5 Oct 1956). Edwards AFB, CA, 1 Oct 2001-.

Commanders. Unkn, 15-30 Apr 1942; Capt Jarvis, 1 May 1942; Capt Green, 25 May 1942; 1st Lt Edward A. Jurkens, 29 May 1942; Maj. Green, 18 Jun 1942; Maj Edward A. Jurkens, 11 Jul 1942; Maj Ulmer J. Newman, 11 Aug 1943; Capt Samuel T. Gregory, 18 Sep 1943; Maj Marshall T. Vose, 13 Oct 1943; Maj Russell W. Neely, by Aug 1944; Maj Ralph P. Gentry, Jul 1945; unkn, Nov 1945-18 Jan 1946. Lt Col Clifford V. Warden, 4 Aug 1946; Maj Harold A. Wilging, Sep 1946; Maj Donald A. Frank, 16 Nov 1946; Lt Col John W. Carroll, 17 Jan 1947; Lt Col Charles R. Heffner, 30 Apr 1947; Lt Col Thomas W. Abbott, 18 Jan 1948; Maj Dale F. Benadom, Aug 1948; Lt Col Joel A. Carroll Jr., 9 Jan 1950; Lt Col Robert T. Calhoun, 19 Apr 1951; Lt Col Hugh B. Vail, Dec 1951; Lt Col Richard G. Wilkinson, May 1952; Lt Col Thomas F. Foley, Nov 1952; Lt Col Jacob A. Hutchison, Jul 1953; Lt Col Howard G. Shidal, Dec 1953; Lt Col Madison M. McBrayer, Jun 1954; Lt Col Roy R. Showalter Jr., by Dec 1955; Lt Col George J. Iannacito, by Aug 1956; Lt Col Raleigh D. Smith, May 1957; Lt Col John A. Thompson, May 1958; Maj James P. Myers, Feb 1959; Maj Fred C. Ouderkirk, 1 Sep 1959; Maj Robert D. Crooks, by Mar 1960; Lt Col Thomas H. Powell, Aug 1961; Col Glenn J. Lally, by Mar 1962; Maj Frank A. Fish, 25 Mar 1963; Lt Col Stephen Mattick, by Aug 1963; Lt Col Hale A. Dodge, by Sep 1964-25 Mar 1965. Lt Col Howard Judd, 1 Oct 2001; Lt Col Douglas Carpenter, Dec 2005; Lt Col Dean Spahr, May 2007; Lt Col Ronald Milligan, Jan 2009-.

Aircraft. B-17, 1942; B-24, 1942-1945. B-29, 1946-1954; B-47, 1955-1965.
Operations: Sea search missions from Hawaii, Nov 1942-Jan 1943. Combat in Central Pacific, 22-23 Dec 1942; South and Southwest Pacific, 16 Feb 1943-11 Aug 1945. Training unit for antisubmarine warfare, Sep 1947-c. May 1948. Combat in Korea, 8 Aug 1950-27 Jul 1953. Trained for strategic bombardment operations, 1954-1965. Conducts operational flight tests, utilizing C-12, KC-135, F-16, and T-28 aircraft assigned or "on loan" to the 412 Test Wing since Oct 2001.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Central Pacific; Guadalcanal; New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Eastern Mandates; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Korean War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korean Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer, 1953.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Truk, 29 Mar 1944; Borneo, 3 Oct 1944; Korea, 11-27 Jul 1953. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 3 Sep 2006-2 Sep 2008. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [Aug] 1950-27 Jul 1953.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Commanders, and Honors through 7 Jun 2010.
 
Aircraft through 25 Mar 1965.

Emblem. Approved on 27 Mar 1943, modified on 19 Jun 2002.

Supersedes statement prepared on 29 Apr 2002.

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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