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914 Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron (AMC)

Lineage. Constituted as 8 Observation Squadron (Special) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 3 Feb 1942. Redesignated as 14 Tow Target Squadron on 14 Nov 1942. Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944. Reconstituted on 26 Sep 1944. Activated on 6 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 1 Feb 1946. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 914 Air Refueling Squadron which was constituted, and activated, on 17 May 1961. Organized on 1 Oct 1961. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 23 Oct 1964. Redesignated as 914 Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 27 Mar 2003.
 
Assignments. Office of the Chief of Air Corps, 3 Feb 1942; Third Air Force, 12 Dec 1942; I Air Support Command (later, I Tactical Air Division), 17 Dec 1942; First Air Force, 4 Nov 1943-10 Apr 1944. Fourth Air Force, 6 Oct 1944; 360 Service Group, c. 9 Jan 1945; XIII Bomber Command, c. Nov 1945; Thirteenth Air Force, 27 Dec 1945-1 Feb 1946. 97 Bombardment Wing, 1 Oct 1961-23 Oct 1964. Air Mobility Command to activate or inactivate at any time on or after 27 Mar 2003.

Stations. Pope Field, NC, 3 Feb 1942; Langley Field, VA, 4 Apr 1942; Camp Davis, NC, 8 May 1942-10 Apr 1944. McChord AFB, WA, 6 Oct-17 Nov 1944; Nadzab, New Guinea, 9 Jan 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, c. 17 Jul 1945-1 Feb 1946. Blytheville AFB, AR, 1 Oct 1961-23 Oct 1964.
 
Commanders. 1 Lt Martin H. Andrews, 3 Feb 1942; 2 Lt Hugh L. Rathburn, 4 Apr 1942; Maj Horace B. Wetherell, 21 Jun 1943; Capt James B. Davis, 24 Jun 1943; Capt LeRoy E. Homen, 30 Jul 1943; Capt Paul R. Rouillard, 4 Aug 1943; Capt Wendell L. Jones, 26 Aug 1943; Capt Paul R. Rouillard, 8 Sep 1943-unkn. Maj Fred V. Turner, 6 Oct 1944; Capt Lorenzo M. Thompson, 27 Apr 1945-unkn. Lt Col Elton J. Jennings, 1 Oct 1961; Maj Charles B. Longshore, by 31 Mar 1963; Lt Col John R. Thompson Jr., by 31 Jun 1963; Lt Col Charles B. Longshore, by 31 Jan 1964-unkn.
 
Aircraft. During 1942-1944, included A-24, B-10, B-34, L-1, L-4, O-47, O-52, and P-47. During 1945, principally B-25, but also included A-20 and P-70. KC-135, 1962-1964.

Operations. Performed towing and tracking for antiaircraft artillery units, 1942-1944. Towed targets for air-to-air gunnery and antiaircraft artillery practice, 1945. Conducted aerial refueling training and performed operations commitments, 1962-1964.
 
Service Streamers. American Theater; Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
 
Campaign Streamers. None.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 23 Oct-33 Nov 1962.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2011.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 23 Oct 1964.

Supersedes published information contained in: Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, (Washington: USGPO, 1969).

Emblem. Approved on 16 Feb 1944. The emblem should be modified to meet the standards of AFI 84-105, chapter 3.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.