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305 Operations Support Squadron (AMC)

305 Operations Support Squadron

305 Operations Support Squadron

Lineage.  Constituted as 305 Airdrome Squadron on 1 Apr 1943.  Activated on 5 Apr 1943.  Inactivated on 25 Mar 1946.  Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.  Reconstituted, and consolidated (29 Aug 1991) with the 305 Operations Squadron, which was constituted on 25 Mar 1959.  Activated on 1 Jun 1959.  Discontinued and inactivated on 1 Jan 1962.  Redesignated as 305 Operations Support Squadron on 29 Aug 1991.  Activated on 1 Sep 1991.

Assignments.  Second Air Force, 5 Apr 1943; Fifth Air Force, Feb 1944; V Air Force Service Command, Aug 1944; 46th Service Group, (by 27 Oct) 1944; 59th Service Group, 20 Nov 1944-25 Mar 1946; 305th Combat Support Group, 1 Jun 1959-1 Jan 1962; 305th Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-15 Oct 1993; 305th Support Group, 15 Oct 1993–30 Sep 1994; 305th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1994-.

Stations.  Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 5 Apr 1943; New Orleans, La, 26 Jan - 9 Feb 1944; Milne Bay, New Guinea, 16 Mar 1944; Finschafen, New Guinea, 26 Apr 1944; Tadji, New Guinea, 26 Apr 1944; Tacloban, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 24 Oct 1944; Yontan, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 7 Jul 1945; Irumagawa, Japan, 5 Nov 1945-25 Mar 1946.  Bunker Hill AFB, IN, 1 Jun 1959-1 Jan 1962; Grissom AFB, IN, 1 Sep 1991-30 Sep 1994; McGuire AFB, NJ, 1 Oct 1994-.

Service Streamers.  Global War on Terrorism-Service (GWOT-S).

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Asiatic-Pacific Theater; New Guinea 1943-1944, Leyte 1944-1945.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations.  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation: 17 Oct 1944-4 Jul 1945.  Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jul 2012-30 Jun 2014. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Sep 1991–31 May 1992; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996, 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998–30 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008; 1 Jul 2009–30 Jun 2011.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 10 Jun 2019.

Emblem.  Approved on 29 Mar 1995; newest rendition approved 17 Sep 2018.

Prepared by Stuart Lockhart.           

Reviewed by James M. Musser.