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350 AIR REFUELING SQUADRON (AMC)

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350 Air Refueling Squadron (AMC) Emblem
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Lineage.   Constituted as 350 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942.  Redesignated as 350 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Aug 1943.  Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945.   Redesignated as 350 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 9 Jul 1947.  Activated in the Reserve on 16 Jul 1947.  Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.  Redesignated as 350 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 1 Aug 1955.  Activated on 1 Jan 1956.  Redesignated as 350 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron on 25 Jun 1966.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1976.   Redesignated  as 350 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, on 19 Jan 1982. Activated on 28 Jan 1982.  Redesignated as 350 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.

Assignments.  100 Bombardment Group, 1 Jun 1942-15 Dec 1945. 100 Bombardment Group, 16 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949.  100 Bombardment (later, 100 Strategic Reconnaissance) Wing, 1 Jan 1956-1 Jul 1976 (attached to Sixteenth Air Force, 4 Mar-4 Apr 1958).  100 Air Refueling Wing, 28 Jan 1982; 9 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 15 Mar 1983; 9 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991; 43 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993; 22 Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994-.

Stations.   Orlando AB, FL, 1 Jun 1942; Barksdale Field, LA, 18 Jun 1942; Pendleton Field, OR, 26 Jun 1942; Gowen Field, ID, 28 Aug 1942; Walla Walla, WA, 31 Oct 1942; Wendover Field, UT, 30 Nov 1942; Sioux City AAB, IA, 6 Jan 1943; Kearney AAFld, NE, 4 Feb-1 May 1943; Thorpe Abbots, England, 2 Jun 1943-9 Dec 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 14-15 Dec 1945.  Columbia AAB, SC, 16 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. Portsmouth (later, Pease) AFB, NH, 1 Jan 1956 (deployed at Brize Norton RAF Stn, England, 4 Jan-4 Mar 1958, and at Torrejon AB, Spain, 4 Mar-4 Apr 1958).  Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 25 Jun 1966-1 Jul 1976.   Beale AFB, CA, 25 Jan 1982; McConnell AFB, KS, 1 Jul 1994-.

Commanders.  Unkn, 1 Jun-26 Oct 1942; Maj Gale W. Cleven, 27 Oct 1942; Maj Albert M. Elton, c. 9 Oct 1943; Capt Jack R. Swartout, 24 Apr 1944; Maj Maurice J. Fitzgerald, c. 12 May 1944; Maj Robert Rosenthal, 25 May 1944; Maj Maurice F. Youngs, c. 13 Sep 1944; Lt Col David K. Lyster Jr., 22 Oct 1944; Maj Charles E. Robbs, 1 Jun 1945; Capt Don C. Liljenquist, 10 Sep 1945; Maj Charles E. Robb, 30 Sep 1945-unkn.  Unkn, 16 Jul 1947-unkn; Lt Col J. M. Coulter, by Apr 1948-unkn.  Capt Russell P. Bement, c. 1 Jan 1956; 1 Lt Paul B. Nelson, 12 Jan 1956; Lt Col Anthony D. Lucas, Feb 1956; Lt Col John Cafarelli, c. 18 Apr 1956; Lt Col Hubert A. Brandon, 1 Jun 1957; Lt Col Robert C. Brown, c. 14 Jul 1958; Maj Douglas H. Frost, c. 1 Mar 1959; Lt Col John E. Molchan, 20 Jan 1961; Lt Col William D. Brooks Jr., 7 May 1964; Lt Col Roderic D. Thompson, 10 Feb 1965; Maj Thomas R. Hoskins, 8 Jan 1966; Col Charles D. Rafferty, 25 Jun 1966-unkn; Col D. P. Kirkpatrick, c. May 1967; Col Harvey B. Logan, by 1 Jun 1967; Col George M. Nakis, 1 Dec 1967; Col William F. Cochran, by Nov 1968; Lt Col Robert T. Mersereau, 10 May 1969; Col Joe L. Church, 1 Jul 1971; Col Jesse C. Bounds Jr., 27 Apr 1972; Lt Col Garland G. Gee; 15 Dec 1972; Lt Col Seabrook W. Woodward Jr., 1 Jun 1973; Lt Col Louis T. Miller, 28 Jun 1974; Lt Col Richard J. Sherrier, 25 Sep 1974; Lt Col Thomas H. Ansberry, 1 Jun 1975-1 Jul 1976.  Lt Col Charles P. Rushforth III, 28 Jan 1982; Lt Col James L. Holmes Jr., 6 Aug 1982; Lt Col William P. Cobb, 24 Feb 1984; Lt Col George R. Hindmarsh, 21 Jun 1985; Lt Col Gary K. Gernhardt, 13 Dec 1985; Maj Howard C. Wilson, 5 Jan 1988; Lt Col Patrick J. Collson, 16 Feb 1988; Lt Col James M. Brooks, 15 Jun 1990; Lt Col Verne M. Findley II, 11 Jul 1992; Lt Col Karen Daneu, 30 Jun 1994; Lt Col Dennis M. Kaan, 17 Jul 1995; Lt Col D. R. Kenerley, 1 Jul 1996; Lt Col Jon D. VanGuilder, 12 Feb 1998; Lt Col Gregg Frank, 11 Jun 1999; Lt Col Lawrence M. Martin, 2 Aug 2000; Lt Col John E. Michel, 4 Apr 2002; Lt Col Sam Barrett, May 2004; Lt Col Bryan L. Crutchfield, 17 Mar 2006; Lt Col Nancy Bozzer, 11 Feb 2008; Lt Col Kevin L. Rainey, 11 May 2009; Lt Col Scott Thatcher, 21 Dec 2009; Lt Col Jeffrey C. Crouse, 5 Aug 2011; Lt Col Williams M. Stowe, 20 Aug 2012; Lt Col Richard R. Coalson Jr., 26 Nov 2012-.   

Aircraft.   B-17, 1942-1945.  AT-6, AT-7, and AT-11, 1947-1949. B-47, 1956-1966; DC-130, 1966-1976; CH-3, 1966-1976; AQM-34 (drone), 1966-1976.  KC-135, 1982-.

Operations.   Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 25 Jun 1943-20 Apr 1945. Global bombardment training, Apr 1956-Feb 1966.  Operated AQM-34 strategic reconnaissance drones launched from DC-130 aircraft and recovered by CH-3 helicopters, 1966-1976.  Provided refueling support for SR-71 aircraft, 1983-1990.  Provided cargo support and intratheater refueling during combat in Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Mar 1991.  Furnished air refueling support for long-range operations since 1991.  Trained and supported Singapore Air Force Peace Guardian detachment based at McConnell AFB, KS, 1999-2003. 

Service Streamers.   None.   

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.  Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.    Distinguished Unit Citations: Germany, 17 Aug 1943; Berlin, Germany, 4, 6, 8 Mar 1944.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jul 1972-30 Jun 1973.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Aug 2009-31 Jul 2010; 1 Aug 2010-31 Jul 2011; 1 Aug 2011-31 Jul 2012; 1 Aug 2012-31 Jul 2013. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1990; 1 Sep 1991-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul-1 Oct 1993; 1 Jun 1994-31 May 1996; 1 Aug 1999-31 Jul 2000; 1 Aug 2000-31 Jul 2001; 1 Aug 2002-31 Jul 2004; 1 Aug 2004-31 Jul 2005; 1 Aug 2005-31 Jul 2006; 1 Aug 2006-31 Jul 2008; 1 Aug 2008-31 Jul 2009.   French Croix de Guerre with Palm: 25 Jun-31 Dec 1944.

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

Commanders through Nov 2012; Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Dec 2007. 

Emblem.  Approved on 17 Apr 1959; modified on 9 Mar 1995.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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