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330 Combat Training Squadron (ACC)

Lineage. Constituted as 330 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Redesignated as: 330 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy on 20 Aug 1943; 330 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 23 May 1945; 330 Bombardment Squadron, Medium on 28 May 1948; 330 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy on 1 Feb 1955. Discontinued and inactivated, on 15 Sep 1963. Redesignated as 330 Combat Flight Instructor Squadron on 5 Aug 1988. Activated on 24 Aug 1988. Redesignated as 330 Flying Training Squadron on 1 Jun 1992. Inactivated on 20 Jan 1994. Redesignated as 330 Combat Training Squadron on 28 Jun 2002. Activated on 13 Aug 2002. Alloted to the National Guard Bureau on 1 Oct 2002. Relieved from allotment to the National Guard Bureau, and assigned to Air Combat Command, on 1 Oct 2011.

Assignments. 93 Bombardment Group, 1 Mar 1942; 93 Bombardment Wing, attached 10 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952, assigned 16 Jun 1952-15 Sep 1963 (under operational control of 22 Bombardment Wing, c. 5-15 Sep 1963). 93 Bombardment Wing, 24 Aug 1988; 93 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991; 398 Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992-20 Jan 1994. 93 Operations Group, 13 Aug 2002; 116 Air Control Wing, 1 Oct 2002; 461 Operations Group, 1 Oct 2011-.

Stations. Barksdale Field, LA, 1 Mar 1942; Ft Myers, FL, 18 May-13 Aug 1942; Alconbury, England, 7 Sep 1942 (operated from Holmsley, England, 22 Oct-Nov 1942); Hardwick, England, c. 6 Dec 1942-15 Jun 1945 (operated from Tafaraoui, Algeria, 7-15 Dec 1942; Gambut, Libya, 16 Dec 1942-25 Feb 1943; Bengasi, Libya, 27 Jun-26 Aug 1943; Oudna, Tunisia, 18 Sep-3 Oct 1943); Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, 26 Jun 1945; Pratt AAFld, KS, 24 Jul 1945; Clovis AAFld, NM, 13 Dec 1945; Castle Field (later, AFB), CA, 21 Jun 1946; March AFB, CA, 15 Sep 1963. Castle AFB, CA, 24 Aug 1988-20 Jan 1994. Robins AFB, GA, 13 Aug 2002-.

Commanders. Col Kenneth A. Cool, Mar 1942; Maj Ramsey D. Potts, by Jun 1943; Capt John R. Roache, Aug 1943; Maj Clarence R. Porter, unkn-16 Mar 1944; Lt Col James C. Beam, 16 Mar 1944; Maj Harley D. Sather, 1 May 1944; Maj J. J. Smith, 26 May 1944; Maj George O. McCafferty, 31 May 1944; Maj Henry K. Segars Jr., 1 Jun 1944; Maj Arthur Williamson, 18 Sep 1944; Lt Col Arthur P. Hurr, 6 Oct 1944; Maj Robert J. D. Johnson, 24 Mar 1945; Capt Albert J. Loeffler, by Aug 1945; Maj William H. Moore, Sep 1945-unkn; Lt Col Robert H. Stuart, by Jun 1948; Col William W. Wisman, unkn-22 Oct 1951; Lt Col Robert K. Simeral, 22 Oct 1951; Lt Col Joseph J. Semanek, Jan 1954; Lt Col Bryan M. Shotts, c. 8 Oct 1954; Lt Col Jack O’Reagan, 2 Apr 1958; Lt Col Robert J. Jones, May 1959; Lt Col Francis J. O’Sullivan, Jul 1960; Lt Col Frank A. Sheehan, Sep 1961; Lt Col Rowan M. Perkins, Jun 1963; Lt Col Rex E. Zepp, Jul-15 Sep 1963. Lt Col Billy F. Richey, 24 Aug 1988; Lt Col Jeffrey J. Parker, 16 Mar 1990; Lt Col Danny M. Rouse, 1 Nov 1990; Lt Col William F. Kuerz II, 28 Feb 1992-20 Jan 1994. Lt Col Steve Barrett, 1 Mar 2002; Lt Col John Hansen, 5 Mar 2004; Lt Col Patrick W. Taylor, 15 Dec 2005; Lt Col Derrick Dykes, 20 Dec 2007; Lt Col Mark Burnette, 8 Aug 2009; Lt Col Michael A. Reschke, 22 Apr 2011; Lt Col William B. Jackson, 20 May 2013; Lt Col Brandon C. Durant, 6 Apr 2015; Lt Col Kendra Li, 22 Apr 2017; Lt Col Sean P. Cullen, 12 Apr 2019-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1942-1945; B-29, 1945-1949; B-50, 1949-1954; B-47, 1954-1955; B-52, 1955-1963. B-52, 1988-1992; KC-135, 1988-1993. E-8 Joint STARS, 2002-.

Operations. Antisubmarine patrols, May-30 Jul 1942; combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO) and Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), 9 Oct 1942-25 Apr 1945. Converted to a training unit in 1957, but maintained its combat-ready proficiency until inactivated in Sep 1963. Taught B-52 Combat Flight Instructors Course, 1988-1992 and the KC-135 Combat Instructors Course, 1988-1993. Trained US Army and USAF aircrew members to perform their specific roles in E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS), 2002-.

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

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Egypt-Libya; Air Offensive, Europe; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: North Africa, 17 Dec 1942-20 Feb 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 1 Aug 1943. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Oct 2010-31 Mar 2012; 1 Apr 2012-31 May 2013; 1 Jun 2014-31 May 2015; 1 Jun 2015-31 May 2016; 1 Jun 2016-31 May 2017; 1 Jun 2018-31 May 2019. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1956-1 Jul 1959; 1 Jun 1962-1 Apr 1963; [24 Aug] 1988-30 Jun 1990; 2 Aug 1990-11 Apr 1991; 1 Oct 1992-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul-30 Sep 1993; 31 Aug 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2007; 1 Jun 2013-31 May 2014; 1 Jun 2017-31 May 2018.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 8 Feb 2021.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Aug 2020.

Supersedes statement prepared on 9 Nov 2011.

Emblem. Approved on 12 May 1989. Emblem should be modified to meet the standards of AFI 84-105, chapter 3.

Prepared by Margaret Ream.