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905 Air Refueling Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 505th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 3 Sep 1942. Activated on 7 Sep 1942. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1944. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 905th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, which was constituted, and activated, on 12 Oct 1959. Organized on 1 Feb 1960. Redesignated 905th Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.

Assignments. 346th Bombardment Group, 7 Sep 1942-1 Apr 1944. Strategic Air Command, 12 Oct 1959; 4133d Strategic Wing, 1 Feb 1960; 319th Bombardment Wing, 1 Feb 1963; 319th Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991; 305th Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992; 43d Operations Group, 1 Jul 1993; 319th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations. Salt Lake City AAB, UT, 7 Sep 1942; Smoky Hill AAB, KS, 3 Oct 1942; Dyersburg AAFld, TN, 26 Feb 1943-1 Apr 1944. Grand Forks AFB, ND, 1 Feb 1960-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1942-1943. KC-135, 1960-.

Operations. Replacement training unit, Nov 1942-c. Oct 1943. Global refueling operations, May 1960-, including for combat operations in Southeast Asia, 1965-1975, and the invasion of Panama, Dec 1989. Provided personnel and aircraft for air refueling operations in Southwest Asia, 13 Aug 1990-9 Apr 1991.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1977-30 Jun 1979.

Emblem. On a White disc bordered Black, a Light Blue chief spattered with White stars above an Air Force Blue globe, grid lines Light Blue; surmounting the globe two Air Force Golden Yellow aircraft fesswise in a refueling operation; encircling the globe a Light Blue arrow; highlights on aircraft and arrow White. Approved on 25 Mar 1963 (K 13818); replaced emblem approved on 22 Nov 1943 (23717 A.C.).

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