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309 MAINTENANCE WING (AFMC)

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Lineage. Established as 309 Bombardment Group (Medium) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 15 Mar 1942. Disbanded on 1 May 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated as 309 Troop Carrier Group, Medium, on 16 May 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 26 Jun 1949. Inactivated on 20 Feb 1951. Redesignated as 309 Troop Carrier Group, Assault, Fixed Wing, on 14 Apr 1955. Activated on 8 Jul 1955. Inactivated on 12 Mar 1957. Redesignated as: 309 Tactical Airlift Group on 31 Jul 1985; 309 Maintenance Wing on 31 Jan 2005. Activated on 24 Feb 2005.

Assignments. Third Air Force, 15 Mar 1942-1 May 1944. Fourteenth Air Force, 26 Jun 1949 (attached to 314 Troop Carrier Group, 26 Jun 1949-1 Aug 1950); Tactical Air Command, 1 Aug 1950-20 Feb 1951. Eighteenth Air Force, 8 Jul 1955 (attached to 463 Tactical Airlift Wing, 8 Jul 1955-21 May 1956); 322 Air Division, 2 Jun 1956; 60 Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Aug 1956-12 Mar 1957. Ogden Air Logistics Center, 24 Feb 2005-.

Operational Components. Squadrons. 37 Reconnaissance (later, 426 Bombardment: 15 Mar 1942-1 May 1944. 376 Bombardment (later, 376 Troop Carrier): 15 Mar 1942-1 May 1944; 26 Jun 1949-20 Feb 1951; 8 Jul 1955-12 Mar 1957. 377 Bombardment (later, 377 Troop Carrier): 15 Mar 1942-1 May 1944; 26 Jun 1949-28 Jan 1950; 8 Jul 1955-12 Mar 1957. 378 Bombardment (later, 378 Troop Carrier): 15 Mar 1942-1 May 1944; 8 Jul 1955-12 Mar 1957.

Stations. Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, 15 Mar 1942; Jackson AAB, MS, 15 Mar 1942; Key Field, MS, 27 Apr 1942; Columbia AAB, SC, 16 May 1942-1 May 1944. Smyrna (later, Sewart) AFB, TN, 26 Jun 1949-20 Feb 1951. Ardmore AFB, OK, 8 Jul 1955-21 May 1956; Dreux AFB, France, 2 Jun 1956-12 Mar 1957. Hill AFB, UT, 24 Feb 2005-.

Commanders. Unkn, 15 Mar-Jun 1942; Maj Henry G. Silleck, by Jun 1942; Lt Col Flint Garrison Jr, 2 Jun 1942; Col William C. Mills, 26 Jun 1942; Col John L. Nedwed, 3 Aug 1942; Lt Col Milton E. Lipps, 2 Feb-c. 1 May 1944. Col William C. Bentley, 8 Jul 1955; none (not manned), 14 Nov 1956-12 Mar 1957.

Aircraft. B-25, 1942-1944. C-47, 1949-1950; C-82, 1949-1950; C-119, 1949-1950. C-122, 1955; C-123, 1955-1956.

Operations. Trained medium bombardment units, Jun 1942-Jan 1943, and replacement crews for such units, Jan 1943-May 1944. Trained in the Reserve for troop carrier missions, using aircraft of the 314 Troop Carrier Group to which it was attached, 1949-1950. Apparently did not fly in 1951. Trained to airlift troops, equipment, and supplies for assault landings, 1955-1956. Not operational, Nov 1956-Mar 1957.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 2004-31 Dec 2005.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 22 Oct 2010.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 12 Mar 1957.

Emblem. Approved on 5 Jul 2005.

Supersedes statement prepared on 9 Mar 2005.

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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