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98 FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON (AETC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 98 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 2 Dec 1941. Activated on 16 Dec 1941. Redesignated as: 98 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 25 Jun 1943; 98 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 30 Apr 1946. Inactivated on 20 Oct 1948. Redesignated as 98 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, and activated, on 1 Dec 1948. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Feb 1963. Redesignated as 98 Flying Training Squadron on 29 Apr 1988. Activated on 1 Jun 1988. Inactivated on 26 Jun 1992. Activated on 31 Oct 1994.

Assignments. 11 Bombardment Group, 16 Dec 1941-20 Oct 1948. 11 Bombardment Group, 1 Dec 1948 (attached to 11 Bombardment Wing, 16 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952); 11 Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 1952; 4123 Strategic Wing, 10 Dec 1957-1 Feb 1963. 82 Flying Training Wing, 1 Jun 1988; 82 Operations Group, 15 Dec 1991-26 Jun 1992. 34 Operations Group, 31 Oct 1994; 306 Flying Training Group, 4 Oct 2004-.

Stations. Hickam Field, TH, 16 Dec 1941; Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 11 Aug 1942 (air echelon operated from New Caledonia, 21 Jul-11 Aug 1942, and from Guadalcanal, Nov-Dec 1942); Mokuleia, TH, 8 Apr 1943; Nukufetau, Ellice Islands, 11 Nov 1943; Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Jan 1944; Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 3 Apr 1944; Guam, 21 Oct 1944; Okinawa, 2 Jul 1945; Ft William McKinley, Luzon, Dec 1945; Guam, 15 May 1946-20 Oct 1948. Carswell AFB, TX, 1 Dec 1948 (deployed at Brize Norton, England, 27 Jun-7 Jul 1952; Nouasseur AB, French Morocco, 6-14 Apr and 30 Jun-29 Jul 1954, 2-9 May 1955, 15-27 Feb and Oct 1956); Clinton-Sherman AFB, OK, 1 Mar 1959-1 Feb 1963. Williams AFB, AZ, 1 Jun 1988-26 Jun 1992. USAF Academy, CO, 31 Oct 1994-.

Commanders. None (not manned), 16-21 Dec 1941; Maj Philo O. Rasmussen, 22 Dec 1941; Maj Walter Y. Lucas, c. 30 Oct 1942; Maj Otto R. Haney, 22 Mar 1943; Maj Allan H. Wood, 21 May 1943; Maj Robert H. Benesh, c. 29 Jan 1945; Lt Fancher T. Turner, by Oct 1945; unkn, Nov-Dec 1945; none (not manned), Dec 1945-12 Jun 1946; Maj Andrew A. Juhasz, 13 Jun 1946; Capt Frederick B. Gervais, 25 Oct 1946; none (not manned), 25 Nov 1946-20 Oct 1948. Maj Roy B. Husband, 1 Dec 1948; Lt Col George H. Koehne Jr., 9 Mar 1949; Col Louis W. Rohr, 12 Jan 1950; Lt Col Erskine G. Berry Jr., 16 Feb 1951; Lt Col Frederick D. Berry Jr., Aug 1951; Lt Col Fred W. McNelly, 8 Aug 1952; Lt Col Roy R. Showalter Jr., 2 Dec 1952; Lt Col Lewis O. Ola, 11 Sep 1953 (temporary); Lt Col Roy R. Showalter Jr., c. 1 Nov 1953; Lt Col Erskine G. Berry Jr., c. 27 Mar 1954; Lt Col Raymond A. Syptak, c. 21 Dec 1954; Lt Col George N. Payne, May 1955; Lt Col Edison D. Guthrey, c. 11 Sep 1956; Lt Col James H. Seeley, by Feb 1958; Lt Col Alexander L. McClung, by Jun 1958; Lt Col Harry B. Trimble, 2 Oct 1959; Lt Col Russell E. Cheever, by 1 Aug 1960; Col William M. McGuire, by 1 Apr 1961; Lt Col Lucian C. Winham Jr., by 1 Aug 1961; Lt Col Howard B. Norton, by Jan 1962; Lt Col Henry T. Wilson, by 16 Jul 1962-unkn. Lt Col William G. Fuller, 1 Jun 1988; Lt Col Donald J. Hoffman, 1 Sep 1989; Lt Col James M. Bower, 27 Jun 1991-26 Jun 1992. Unkn, 31 Oct-6 Nov 1994; Lt Col Joseph G. Drew, 7 Nov 1994; Lt Col Gary A. Frith, 15 Mar 1996; Lt Col Rojelio Herrera Jr., by Jul 1997; Lt Col Michael L. P. Ward, 3 Apr 1998; Lt Col Phillip A. Hamann, 1 Jun 2000; Lt Col Robert A. Nissen, 1 May 2001; Lt Col Mark A. Gillot, 20 Nov 2003; Lt Col John D. Oates, by Jul 2005; Lt Col Randy J. Redell, 26 May 2006; Lt Col Michael D. Love, c. Jul 2009-.
 
Aircraft. B-18, 1942; B-17, 1942-1943; B-24, 1943-1945; B-29, 1946. B-36, 1949-1957; B-52, 1958-1963. T-37, 1988-1992. UV-18, 1994-.
 
Operations. Search missions from Hawaii, c. May-Jun 1942; May-Oct 1943. Combat in South and Southwest Pacific, 31 Jul 1942-c. 14 Feb 1943; in Central Pacific, Jun, Jul, Sep 1943; and in Central and Western Pacific, 14 Nov 1943-12 Aug 1945. Non-operational, 1947-1948. Undergraduate pilot training, 1988-1992. Provided parachute training for USAF Academy cadets, 1994-.

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Central Pacific; Air Offensive, Japan; Papua; Guadalcanal; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: South Pacific, 31 Jul-30 Nov 1942. Presidential Unit Citation (Navy): Solomons, [1942]. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 6 Aug 1954-15 Jul 1957; 6 Oct 1959-15 Jul 1960; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; 1 Sep 1994-31 Oct 1995; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2009.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2010.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jul 2010.

Supersedes published information contained in: Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999).

Emblem. Approved on 14 Mar 1996.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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