93 Air Refueling Squadron (AMC)

Lineage. Constituted as 493 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Sep 1942. Activated on 25 Oct 1942. Redesignated as 493 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 15 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 6 Jan 1946. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with 93 Air Refueling Squadron, Medium, which was constituted on 2 Feb 1949. Activated on 1 Mar 1949. Redesignated as: 93 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Feb 1955; 93 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Sep 1991. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1995. Activated on 31 Mar 1995.

Assignments. 7 Bombardment Group, 25 Oct 1942-6 Jan 1946. 93 Bombardment Group, Medium, 1 Mar 1949 (attached to 93 Bombardment Wing, 15 Jul 1950-30 Jan 1951 and 10 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952); 93 Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 1952; 93 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991; 398 Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992–31 Mar 1995. 92 Operations Group, 31 Mar 1995-.

Stations. Karachi, India, 25 Oct 1942; Pandaveswar, India, 7 Jan 1943; Tezgaon, India, 17 Jun 1944; Pandaveswar, India, 5 Oct 1944 (detachment at Luliang, China, 17 Dec 1944-26 Jan 1945); Dudhkundi, India, 31 Oct 1945; Kanchrapara, India, 19 Nov 1945; Camp Angus (near Calcutta), India, 25 Nov-7 Dec 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 5-6 Jan 1946. Castle AFB, CA, 1 Mar 1949-31 Mar 1995 (operated from Upper Heyford RAF, England, 9 Dec 1951-6 Mar 1952; Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1 Apr-15 May 1954; Ernest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland, 29 Jun-14 Aug 1954; Thule AB, Greenland, 19 Jan-c. 15 Mar 1955; Elmendorf AFB, AK, 2 Nov 1955-5 Jan 1956 and 27 Sep-c. 24 Dec 1956). Fairchild AFB, WA, 31 Mar 1995-.

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

Campaign Streamers. World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma; China Defensive. Southwest Asia: Liberation and Defense of Kuwait. Kosovo: Kosovo Air.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Thailand, 19 Mar 1945. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2003-31 Dec 2005; 1 Sep 2012-31 Aug 2013. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1956-1 Jul 1959; 1 Jun 1962-1 Apr 1963; 1 Apr 1973-30 Jun 1974; 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1985; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 2 Aug 1990-11 Apr 1991; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1997; 1 Jan 1998-30 Jun 1999; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2003; 1 Jan 2006-31 Aug 2007; 1 Sep 2007-31 Aug 2008; 1 Sep 2010-31 Aug 2011; Aug 2011-31 Aug 2012; 1 Sep 2013-31 Aug 2014; 1 Sep 2014- 31 Aug 2015;1 Sep 2015-31 Aug 2017; 1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2018; 1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2019; 1 Sep 2019-31 Aug 2020.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 22 Sep 2022.

Supersedes statement prepared on 22 Jun 2010.

Emblem. Approved on 9 Dec 1994; latest rendering, 17 Feb 2022.

Prepared by James Musser.

Reviewed by Margaret Ream