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449 EXPEDITIONARY FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON (ACC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 449 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 19 Jun 1942. Activated on 17 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 11 Dec 1945. Redesignated 449 Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 13 Aug 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 4 Oct 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated 449 Flying Training Squadron on 28 Jul 1972. Activated on 1 Apr 1973. Inactivated on 15 Jul 1988. Redesignated 449 Expeditionary Flying Training Squadron, and converted to a provisional status, on 28 Oct 2008. 

Assignments. 322 Bombardment Group, Medium, 17 Jul 1942-11 Dec 1945. 322 Bombardment Group, Light, 4 Oct 1947-27 Jun 1949. 323 Flying Training Wing, 1 Apr 1973-15 Jul 1988. Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate at any time on or after 28 Oct 2008. 

Stations. MacDill Field, FL, 17 Jul 1942; Drane Field, FL, 22 Sep 1942; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 15-23 Nov 1942; Rougham Airdrome, Bury St Edmunds, England, 1 Dec 1942; Great Saling (later, Andrews Field), England, 12 Jun 1943; Beauvais/Tille, France, 29 Sep 1944; Le Culot, Belgium, 31 Mar 1945; Hanau/Langendiebach, Germany, Jul 1945; Fritzlar, Germany, Sep 1945; Clastres, France, c. 1 Oct-2 Dec 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 9-11 Dec 1945. Northeast Mun Aprt, Philadelphia, PA, 4 Oct 1947-27 Jun 1949. Mather AFB, CA, 1 Apr 1973-15 Jul 1988. 

Commanders. None, not manned, 17 Jul-6 Aug 1942; Maj Ervin H. Berry, 7 Aug 1942; Capt Benjamin G. Willis, 4 Mar 1943; Maj Ervin H. Berry, 22 Mar 1943; Lt Col Benjamin G. Willis, 26 May 1943; Maj John C. Ruse, 18 Dec 1944; Maj Lee J. Guilbeau, 23 Aug 1945-unkn. Lt Col Edward J. Walz, 4 Oct 1947; Maj Herman S. Zahn, c. Jul 1948-unkn. Maj Lester Hunter, 19 Jun 1973; Lt Col George W. Engel Jr., Aug 1973; Maj Thomas M. Inman, 9 Jul 1974 (interim); Lt Col William T. Dewey, 15 Jul 1974; Lt Col Paul A. Signet, 4 Oct 1976; Lt Col James A. Ratcliffe, 10 Jun 1978; Lt Col William W. Miller, 7 Jun 1980; Lt Col David T. Howe, 24 Jun 1982; Lt Col Glen A. Kenderick, 31 May 1984; Lt Col Kirby E. Allen, 30 Oct 1985; Lt Col Donald W. Frazee, 12 Jan 1987-15 Jul 1988. 

Aircraft. B-26, 1942-1945. AT-6, 1947-1949; AT-11, 1947-1949. T-29, 1973-1974; T-37, 1973-1988; T-43, 1973-1988. 

Operations. Not operational, Jul-Aug 1942. Trained for combat, 1942-1943. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 17 Jul 1943-24 Apr 1945, for which the unit received the Distinguished Unit Citation (DUC). Transferred aircraft and crews to other units, May 1945. Disarmament of German Air Force, Jul-Sep 1945. In the organized Reserve, 1947-1949. Conducted undergraduate navigator training for USAF, United Stated Navy (USN), United Stated Marine Corps (USMC) and United States allies, 1973-1988. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: European Theater of Operation, [17 Jul] 1943-24 Jul 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Apr-31 Dec 1973; 1 Jan 1976-28 Feb 1977; 1 Jan 1978-30 Apr 1979; 1 Jan 1980-30 Apr 1981. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 14 Nov 2008. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 15 Jul 1988. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 4 Dec 1972. 

Emblem. Approved on 30 May 1973; organization should update emblem to meet the standards of AFI 84-105, Chapter 3. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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