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513 ELECTRONIC WARFARE SQUADRON (ACC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 513 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942. Activated on 31 Oct 1942. Redesignated as 513 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 23 May 1945. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946. Redesignated as 513 Reconnaissance Squadron, Very Long Range, Weather on 6 May 1947. Activated on 23 May 1947. Inactivated on 20 Sep 1948. Activated on 10 Aug 1949. Inactivated on 20 Feb 1951. Redesignated as 513 Bombardment Squadron, Medium on 25 May 1951. Activated on 1 Jun 1951. Discontinued and inactivated on 15 Mar 1965. Redesignated as 513 Test Squadron on 12 Feb 1986. Activated on 1 Jul 1986. Redesignated as 513 Engineering and Test Squadron on 15 Apr 1993. Inactivated on 31 May 1997. Redesignated as 513 Electronic Warfare Squadron on 30 Mar 2010. Activated on 23 Apr 2010.

Assignments. 376 Bombardment Group, 31 Oct 1942; 497 Bombardment Group, 1 Nov 1945-31 Mar 1946. 376 Reconnaissance Group, 23 May 1947; Air Weather Service, 26 Sep 1947; 308 Reconnaissance Group, 14 Oct 1947-20 Sep 1948. 308 Reconnaissance Group, 10 Aug 1949; Air Weather Service, 19 Dec 1950-20 Feb 1951. 376 Bombardment Group, 1 Jun 1951; 376 Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 1952-15 Mar 1965. Strategic Air Command, 1 Jul 1986-1 Jun 1992 (attached to SAC Combat Operations Staff entire period); USAF Air Warfare Center, 1 Jun 1992; 68 Electronic Combat Group, 15 Apr 1993-31 May 1997. 53 Electronic Warfare Group, 23 Apr 2010-.

Stations. Lydda, Palestine, 31 Oct 1942; Abu Sueir, Egypt, 8 Nov 1942; Gambut, Libya, 10 Feb 1943; Soluch, Libya, 25 Feb 1943; Bengasi, Libya, 16 Apr 1943; Enifidaville, Tunisia, c. 26 Sep 1943 (detachment operated from Bengasi, Libya, 3-11 Oct 1943); San Pancrazio, Italy, 19 Nov 1943-19 Apr 1945; Harvard AAFld, NE, 8 May 1945; Grand Island AAFld, NE, 25 Jun 1945; March Field, CA, 1 Nov 1945; MacDill Field, FL c. 5 Jan-31 Mar 1946. Gravelly Point, VA, 23 May 1947-20 Sep 1948. Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA, 10 Aug 1949; Tinker AFB, OK, 10 Nov 1949-20 Feb 1951 (detachment operated from Dhahran Airfield, Saudi Arabia, c. 6 Mar-May 1950). Forbes SAFB, KS, 1 Jun 1951; Barksdale AFB, LA, 10 Oct 1951; Lockburne AFB, OH, 1 Dec 1957-15 Mar 1965. Offutt AFB, NE, 1 Jul 1986-31 May 1997. Eglin AFB, FL, 23 Apr 2010-.

Commanders. Maj John M. Toomey, 31 Oct 1942; Capt John B. Holst, by 31 Jan 1943; Maj Frederick W. Nesbitt Jr., 11 Mar 1943; Maj Richard F. Hurd, 19 Aug 1943; Capt Henry B. Gibbons, 18 Feb 1944; Lt Col Edwin P. Schmid, 28 Feb 1944; Capt Elman J. Beth, 13 Jul 1944; Lt Col Paul P. George, by 31 Aug 1944-unkn; Maj Aulevain M. Dodd Jr., by 3 Jul 1945; Maj Allen E. Haveman, by 22 Dec 1945-unkn. Lt Col James E. Mills Jr., 1 Jun 1951; Lt Col Paul C. Holden, 28 Feb 1952; Lt Col James S. Abrams, by 31 May 1954; Lt Col Robert S. Milner, by 31 Oct 1945; Maj George T. Grammas, by 31 Jan 1956; Lt Col William M. Williams, 1 Dec 1957; Lt Col Robert L. Bennett, 11 Aug 1958; Maj Roy A. Bahls, 1 Dec 1958; Lt Col Robert A. Stuempfle, c. 19 Nov 1959; Lt Col C. N. Rice, 19 Aug 1962; Lt Col Francis H. Dolan, 13 Apr 1964-15 Mar 1965. Unkn, 1 Jul 1986; Lt Col Andrew W. Mikluscak, 1 Jun 1992; Col Mark W. Smith, 15 Apr 1993; Lt Col John H. Gray, 16 Aug 1994-31 May 1997. Lt Col Timothy G Welde, 23 Apr 2010-.

Aircraft. B-17, 1942-1943; B-24, 1943-1945; B-29, 1945. B/RB/WB-29, 1950-1951; C-47, 1950; C-54-1950-1951. B-29, 1951-1954; B-47, 1954-1961; EB-47, 1961-1965. B-52/B-1/KC-135, 1992-1997. F-35, 2010-.

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations, c. 1 Nov 1942-15 Apr 1945. Not fully manned or equipped, 1 Nov 1945-31 Mar 1946. Not manned or equipped, 23 May 1947-20 Sep 1948. Practiced electronic countermeasures with B-29 aircraft from c. 1952 until conversion to jet aircraft in 1954. Between 1954 and 1965, th3 513 Bombardment Squadron flew a long series of simulated combat bombardment missions to maintain readiness as a unit of the Strategic Air Command, testing electronic warfare devices and radar techniques, using B-47 and EB-47 aircraft. Between 1992 and 1997, conducted operational test and evaluation of B-52, B-1, and KC-135 aircraft and support systems. Activated in Apr 2010 with an electronic warfare mission, flying the F-35.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Egypt-Libya; Air Offensive, Europe; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: North Africa and Sicily [Nov] 1942-17 Aug 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 1 Aug 1943; Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, 16 Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989; 1 Dec 1994-30 Nov 1996. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 1 Jan 1992-31 Dec 1993.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Commanders, Aircraft, Operations and Honors through 27 Apr 2010.

Emblem. Approved on 6 Jan 1944; revised on 12 Jul 1994.

Supersedes statement prepared on c. May 1997.

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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