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912 AIR REFUELING SQUADRON (AMC)

Posted 4/26/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Constituted as 22 Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Redesignated as 412 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Apr 1942. Activated on 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated as 412 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 28 Aug 1945. Redesignated as 412 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 9 Jul 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 16 Jul 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with 912 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, which was constituted, and activated, on 3 Aug 1961. Organized on 1 Dec 1961. Redesignated as 912 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.

Assignments. 95 Bombardment Group, 15 Jun 1942-28 Aug 1945. 95 Bombardment Group, 16 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. Strategic Air Command, 3 Aug 1961; 4137 Strategic Wing, 1 Dec 1961; 465 Bombardment Wing, 1 Feb 1963; 19 Bombardment (later, 19 Air Refueling) Wing, 25 Jul 1968; 19 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991; 319 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994; 92 Operations Group, 1 Oct 2010-.
 
Stations. Barksdale Field, LA, 15 Jun 1942; Pendleton Field, OR, 26 Jun 1942; Geiger Field, WA, 28 Aug 1942; Ephrata, WA, 31 Oct 1942; Geiger Field, WA, 24 Nov 1942; Rapid City AAB, SD, 17 Dec 1942-18 Apr 1943; Framlingham, England, 11 May 1943; Horham, England, 15 Jun 1943-6 Aug 1945; Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, 14-28 Aug 1945. Knoxville Municipal Aprt, TN, 16 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. Robins AFB, GA, 1 Dec 1961; Grand Forks AFB, ND, 1 Apr 1994; March AFB, CA, 1 Oct 2010-.

Commanders. None, (unmanned), 15 Jun-22 Oct 1942; Lt Col Harry G. Mumford, 23 Oct 1942-unkn; Maj Don A. Pomeroy Jr., by Jul 1944; Maj James O. Frankosky, Oct 1944; Capt Jammie M. Philpott, May 1945; Maj Raymond C. Brittingham Jr., Jun-Aug 1945. Lt Col Hall C. Tunnell, 16 Jul 1947-Jan 1949; unkn, Feb-Jun 1949. Lt Col Larrie E. Moses, 1 Dec 1961; Lt Col Arthur L. Hughes, 4 Feb 1964; Lt Col Joseph M. McHale, 27 Jul 1964; Lt Col Chester G. Hale, 15 Jun 1966; Lt Col William G. McDonald, by 30 Jun 1968; Lt Col Jerry L. Chealander, by 30 Sep 1968; Lt Col Charles T. Griffes, by 15 Jan 1970; Lt Col Phillip Klein, 26 Jun 1972; Lt Col William F. Harmon, 2 Apr 1973; Lt Col Van A. Depriest, 2 Apr 1974; Lt Col Robert M. Alexander, 15 Apr 1976; Lt Col Mark J. Heller, 6 Jul 1977; Maj Donald C. Brace, 20 Sep 1978; Lt Col William O. West III, 20 Oct 1978; Lt Col Lehmon N. Junkin, 25 Apr 1980; Lt Col Jerome E. Greenwell, 21 Jul 1980; Lt Col Roy D. Croxton Jr., 11 Mar 1982; Lt Col Michael C. Lynch, 14 Oct 1983; Lt Col Edward T. Miles, 11 Mar 1985; Lt Col Bennie L. Jester, 25 Jul 1985; Lt Col Ira S. Paul III, 17 Nov 1986; Lt Col Ervin J. Robinson, 6 Jun 1988; Lt Col Billie O. Lenderman Jr., 18 Jun 1990; Lt Col Bruce E. Adriance, 20 Feb 1992; Lt Col Byron L. Wolters, 1 Apr 1994; Lt Col William G. Baxley, 7 Jul 1994; Lt Col Randal D. Fullhart; 3 Oct 1995; Lt Col William R. Kunzweiler, 3 Oct 1996; Lt Col Susan Desjardins, 1 Jul 1997; Lt Col Hal Rice, 2 Jun 1999; Lt Col James C. Vechery, 23 Aug 2001; Lt Col Leslie C. Burns, 3 Jul 2003; Lt Col Brou Gautier, Jun 2005; Lt Col Charles McDaniel, 12 Feb 2007; Lt Col Brice W. Middleton, 20 Sep 2010-.
 
Aircraft. B-17, 1942-1945. Unkn, 1947-1949. KC-135, 1962-; EC-135, 1984-1989.

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 13 May 1943-20 Apr 1945. Long distance aerial refueling, 1961-1972; worldwide aerial refueling, beginning 1973. Gained EC-135 airborne command post mission, 1984-1989. Supported operations in Grenada, 23-24 Oct 1983; Panama, 18-21 Dec 1989; and Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Mar 1991. Performed aerial refueling operations in support of various missions including: Joint Task Force Southwest Asia; effort to monitor airspace over Bosnia; humanitarian missions in Haiti, Rwanda and Cuba; and NATO actions, 1996-. Deployed aircraft and personnel in support of homeland defense after terrorist attacked the US on 11 Sep 2001.
 
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; Munster, Germany, 10 Oct 1943; Berlin, Germany, 4 Mar 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [1 Dec] 1961-31 Mar 1962; 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1986; 1 Oct 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1997; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-20 Mar 2009.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 15 Mar 2011.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Sep 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 2 Dec 2008.

Emblem. Approved on 28 Sep 1964; updated on 27 Aug 2007.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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