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25 SPACE RANGE SQUADRON (AFSPC)

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Lineage. Organized as 20 Aero Squadron on 13 Jun 1917. Redesignated 25 Aero Squadron on 22 Jun 1917. Demobilized on 17 Jun 1919. Reconstituted, and consolidated (1924), with 25 Squadron, which was authorized on 30 Aug 1921. Organized on 1 Oct 1921. Redesignated: 25 Bombardment Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 25 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 6 Dec 1939; 25 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov 1940; 25 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 20 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1946. Redesignated 25 Bombardment Squadron, Medium on 9 May 1952. Activated on 28 May 1952. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Sep 1964. Redesignated 25 Strategic Training Squadron on 21 Jun 1988. Activated on 1 Jul 1988. Redesignated 25 Flying Tactics Training Squadron on 1 Sep 1991; 25 Training Squadron on 15 Jun 1993. Inactivated on 21 Sep 1995. Redesignated 25 Space Control Tactics Squadron on 20 Apr 2004. Activated on 1 Jul 2004. Redesignated 25 Space Range Squadron on 11 Nov 2007. 

Assignments. Unkn, 13 Jun 1917-Nov 1918; 4 Pursuit Group, Nov 1918-Apr 1919; unkn, Apr-17 Jun 1919. Second Corps Area, 1 Oct 1921; Panama Canal Department, 30 Apr 1922; 6 Observation (later, 6 Composite; 6 Bombardment) Group, 27 May 1922; 40 Bombardment Group, 12 May 1943-1 Oct 1946. 40 Bombardment (later, 40 Strategic Aerospace) Wing, 28 May 1952-1 Sep 1964. Strategic Air Command, 1 Jul 1988; 99 Strategic Weapons Wing, 10 Aug 1989; 99 Operations and Maintenance (later, 99 Operations) Group, 1 Sep 1991-21 Sep 1995. 595 Space Group, 1 Jul 2004-. 

Stations. Camp Kelly, TX, 13 Jun-28 Dec 1917; Ayr, Scotland, 31 Jan 1918; Marske, England, 23 Apr-7 Aug 1918; St. Maxient, France, 20 Aug 1918; Romorantin, France, 29 Aug 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 18 Sep 1918; Toul, France, 24 Oct 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 15 Apr 1919; Le Mans, France, 5-19 May 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, 6-17 Jun 1919. Mitchel Field, NY, 1 Oct 1921-22 Apr 1922; France Field, CZ, 30 Apr 1922; Rio Hato, Panama, 8 Dec 1941; Salinas, Ecuador, c. 21 Jan 1942; Howard Field, CZ, 22 May-16 Jun 1943; Pratt AAFld, KS, 1 Jul 1943-12 Mar 1944; Chakulia, India, c. 11 Apr 1944-Apr 1945; West Field, Tinian, Apr-7 Nov 1945; March Field, CA, 27 Nov 1945; Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, c. 8 May-1 Oct 1946. Smoky Hill (later, Schilling) AFB, KS, 28 May 1952 (deployed at Lakenheath RAF Station, England, Jun-Sep 1955 and Greenham Common RAF Station, England, Jul-Oct 1957); Forbes AFB, KS, 20 Jun 1960-1 Sep 1964. Ellsworth AFB, SD, 1 Jul 1988-21 Sep 1995. Schriever AFB, CO, 1 Jul 2004-. 

Commanders. Capt Harold M. Clark, 13 Jun 1917; Capt W. P. Jernigan, c. 17 Aug 1917; Maj Seth W. Cook, 12 Nov 1917; 1 Lt Walter J. Seaburn, 22 Nov 1917; 1 Lt Morse B. Kent, 30 Jan 1918; Maj Reed G. Landis, 25 Sep 1918-unkn. Unkn, 1921-1943; Maj Carl P. Walter, 1943; Lt Col Warren S Wilkinson, 24 Aug 1943; Maj Henry P. Luna, Sep 1944; Lt Col William Kingsbury, Oct 1944; Lt Col J. D. White, Sep 1945; Maj J. C. Eigenmann, 21 Sep 1945; Lt Col Oscar R. Schaaf, 15 Jan 1946; Lt Col Willard W. Wilson, Apr-c. 1 Oct 1946. Lt Col Gerald Wolke, 5 Mar 1953; Lt Col Edward P. Clark, 23 Apr 1953; Lt Col Richard B. Burgess, by Dec 1956; Lt Col William R. Young, Jun 1957; Lt Col Burdette J. McKinnis Jr., Sep 1958; Maj J. M. Campbell, Jun 1959; Maj James W. Schultz, Jun 1960; Lt Col Walter T. Galligan, 30 May 1961; Lt Col Richard R. Anderson, 31 Jul 1961; Lt Col Theodore M. Raley, 25 Jul 1962-1 Sep 1964. Unkn, 1 Jul 1988-9 Aug 1990; Lt Col Mason H. Beckett Jr., 10 Aug 1990; Lt Col Timothy C. Jones, 28 Aug 1991; Lt Col John L. Christensen, 2 Nov 1992; Lt Col Christopher G. Warner, 8 Nov 1993; Unkn, Jan 1994-21 Sep 1995. 

Aircraft. SE-5, 1918-1919. Unkn, 1921-1922; included NBS-1 during period 1922-1929; included LB-5, LB-6, and LB-7 during period 1928-1932; B-3, 1931-1936; B-6, 1936-1937; B-10, 1937-1939; B-18, 1938-1942; B-24, 1942-1943; LB-30, 1942-1943; B-26, 1943; B-17, 1943-1944; YB-29, 1943-1944; B-29, 1944-1946. B-29, 1953-1954; B-47, 1954-1964. None, 1988-1995. 

Operations. Combat as pursuit unit with Second Army, 10-11 Nov 1918. Good-will flights to El Salvador and Nicaragua, 13-19 May 1935, to Guatemala, 8-11 Feb 1938, to El Salvador, 19-22 Apr 1938; mercy mission to Chile following devastating earthquake, 28 Jan-13 Feb 1939. Antisubmarine patrols, Dec 1941-May 1943. Combat in CBI, 5 Jun 1944-29 Mar 1945, and Western Pacific, 5 May-14 Aug 1945. Activated in Kansas in May 1952 but did not become operational until Apr 1953. Trained for bombing proficiency. Deployed to England in 1955 and 1957. Maintained aircraft and aircrews on alert at bases in North Africa, England, and Alaska. From 1988 to 1995, supervised SAC B-52 and B-1 bomber crew training program. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War I: Meuse-Argonne. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; India-Burma; Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; Western Pacific; Central Burma. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Yawata, Japan, 20 Aug 1944; Japan, 5-14 May 1945; Japan, 24 Jul 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 10 Aug 1989-30 Jun 1991; 1 Jul 1991-15 Apr 1993; 1 Sep 2004-31 Aug 2005; 1 Sep 2005-31 Aug 2006; 1 Sep 2006-31 Aug 2007. 

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 10 Apr 2009. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 1993. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 31 Dec 1993.
 
Emblem. Approved on 15 Oct 2004. 

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.
 
Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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