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10 MISSILE SQUADRON

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Lineage.    Constituted as 10 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Dec 1939.  Activated on 1 Feb 1940.  Redesignated as: 10 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 7 May 1942; 10 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 21 Sep 1943.  Inactivated on 17 Jun 1944.  Redesignated as 10 Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 11 Mar 1947.  Activated in the Reserve on 18 Jun 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.  Redesignated as 10 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 7 Jun 1955.  Activated on 1 Sep 1955.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1961.  Redesignated as 10 Strategic Missile Squadron (ICBM-Minuteman), and activated, on 2 Aug 1961.  Organized on 1 Dec 1961.  Redesignated as 10 Missile Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.

Assignments.   25 Bombardment Group, 1 Feb 1940; VI Bomber Command, attached 13 Dec 1943, assigned 17 Dec 1943; Second Air Force, c. 9 May-17 Jun 1944.  341 Bombardment Group, 18 Jun 1947-27 Jun 1949.  341 Bombardment Wing, 1 Sep 1955-25 Jun 1961.  Strategic Air Command, 2 Aug 1961; 341 Strategic Missile Wing, 1 Dec 1961; 341 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-.

Stations.   Langley Field, VA, 1 Feb-26 Oct 1940; Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1 Nov 1940; Edinburgh Field, Trinidad, c. 1 Nov 1942 (detachment operated from Port of Spain, Trinidad, 27 Aug-12 Oct 1943); Waller Field, Trinidad, 1 Oct 1943; France Field, Canal Zone, 11 Dec 1943-2 May 1944; Lincoln AAFld, NE, 25 May-17 Jun 1944.  Westover Field (later, Westover AFB), MA, 18 Jun 1947-27 Jun 1949.  Abilene (later, Dyess) AFB, TX, 1 Sep 1955-25 Jun 1961 (deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam, 9 Jan-c. 3 Apr 1958).  Malmstrom AFB, MT, 1 Dec 1961-.

Commanders.   Maj Alva L. Harvey, 1 Feb 1940; 1 Lt Maurice M. Miller, 1 Jun 1941; Maj Matthew J. McKeever Jr., 12 Dec 1941; Capt Alvan N. Moore, 8 Jul 1942; Capt Donald K. Brandon, 4 Nov 1942; Maj H. K. Gilbert, 15 Dec 1942; Maj Matthew J. McKeever Jr., 8 Jan 1943; Capt Harry Goldsworthy, 4 May 1943; Capt Alden Robbles, 14 May 1943; Maj Oren J. Poage, 23 May 1943; Capt Arthur D. Rhodes, 21 Nov 1943-unkn.  Unkn, 18 Jun 1947-27 Jun 1949.  Lt Col Samuel R. Smith, by Feb 1956; Maj James D. Douglas Jr., by Feb 1958; Lt Col Bernard H. Stevens, 22 Dec 1958; Lt Col Donald E. Griffin, 16 Jun 1960; Maj Willis L. Warner, Apr-Jun 1961.   Col Ralph K. Watts, 1 Dec 1961; Lt Col George V. Leffler, c. 22 Oct 1962; Col Norbert W. Kirk, 15 Jul 1963; Lt Col James W. Rudig, 1 Jun 1966; Lt Col Arthur M. Swap, by 31 Mar 1968; Lt Col Treadwell J. Vandagriff, c. 1 Oct 1970; Lt Col Robert R. Spencer, 28 Jan 1972; Lt Col James W. Boinest, 14 Aug 1972; Lt Col Larry D. Schwenk, 15 Dec 1973; Lt Col Joseph J. Neff, 1 Sep 1975; Lt Col Thomas J. Franke, 1 May 1977; Lt Col Joel D. Creel, 10 Jul 1978; Maj Joseph M. Benson II, 19 Nov 1979; Lt Col Terry J. Bernth, 21 Jan 1980; Lt Col Edward L. Burchfield, 7 Aug 1981; Lt Col Lance W. Lord, 6 Jul 1983; Lt Col David H. Albert, 22 Aug 1984; Lt Col George T. Shamer, 25 Jul 1985; Lt Col Roger A. Cunning, 25 Jul 1986; Lt Col Thomas R. Dubois, 1 Jul 1988; Lt Col Todd A. Bodenhamer, 20 Jul 1990; Lt Col Roger W. Phillipsek, 6 Jul 1992; Lt Col Dwayne L. Hafer, 5 Jul 1994; Lt Col Thomas L. Cullen, 21 Jun 1996; Lt Col William M. Ahrendt, 16 Mar 1998; Lt Col Gregory S. Tims, 28 Apr 2000; Lt Col Robert M. Walker, 25 Jun 2002;  Lt Col Ferdinand B. Stoss III, 19 Feb 2004; Lt Col Scott D. Edwards, 9 Jun 2005; Lt Col David A. Stone, 6 Jul 2007-.
     
Aircraft and Missiles.  B-17, 1940; A-17, 1940-1941; B-18, 1940, 1943; B-25, 1943-1944. AT-6, 1947-1949; AT-11, 1947-1949.  B-47, 1956-1961.  Minuteman I, 1962-1968; Minuteman II, 1968-1995; Minuteman III, 1995-.

Operations.   Antisubmarine patrols and convoy escort in Caribbean during World War II. Missile alert operations, 1962-.   Strategic Air Command's (SAC's) first Minuteman missile squadron.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  22 Oct 1962-31 Dec 1963; 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1976; 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1991; 1 Sep 1991-31 Aug 1993; 1 Sep 1993-31 Aug 1994; 1 Sep 1994-31 Aug 1995; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1996; 1 Oct 2002-1 Oct 2003; 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2008; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2009; 1 Jan 2010-31 Dec 2011.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 19 Apr 2013.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Dec 2008.

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 21 Jun 1963.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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