801 Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AFSOC)

Lineage.    Constituted as 16 Floating Repair Unit on 18 May 1944.  Redesignated as 16 Aircraft Maintenance Unit (Floating) on 29 May 1944.  Activated on 2 Jun 1944.  Inactivated on 18 Feb 1946.  Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 16 Helicopter Generation Squadron, on 23 Aug 1995.  Activated on 1 Oct 1995. Redesignated as: 16 Helicopter Maintenance Squadron on 1 Oct 2002; 1 Special Operations Helicopter Maintenance Squadron on 16 Nov 2006; 801 Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on 1 Jun 2009.


Assignments.  Warner Robins Air Service Command, 2 Jun 1944; Army Air Forces, Air Technical Service Command, 31 Aug 1944-12 Jan 1945; Pacific Ocean Area, c. Mar 1945; Guam Air Depot, 1 Apr 1945; United States Army Strategic Tactical Air Forces (later, Pacific Air Command, U. S. Army), 20 Sep-28 Dec 1945; Unkn, 2-18 Feb 1946.  16 Logistics (later, 16 Maintenance; 1 Special Operations Maintenance) Group, 1 Oct 1995-.


Stations.   Daniel Field, GA, 2 Jun 1944;  Brookley Field, AL, 25 Jul 1944;  Bates Field, AL, 7 Oct 1944;  Point Clear, AL, 14 Oct 1944;  Bates Field, AL, 6 Nov 1944;  Brookley Field, AL, 23 Dec 1944; [From 11 Jan 1945-5 Feb 1946, unit stationed aboard the auxillary aircraft repair ship FS-215, renamed Colonel Donald R. Lyon on 9 Mar 1945] Los Angeles Port of Embarkation, CA, 31 Jan 1945;  Santa Monica, CA, 1-19 Mar 1945;  Honolulu Harbor, HI, 28 Mar 1945;  Apra Harbor, Guam, 30 Apr 1945; Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, 13 May 1945;  Tinian Harbor, Tinian, 7 Aug-28 Dec 1945;  San Francisco Harbor, CA, 2 Feb 1946; Camp Stoneman, CA, 5-18 Feb 1946.   Hurlburt Field, FL, 1 Oct 1995-.


Service Streamers.    World War II Asiatic-Pacific Theater


Campaign Streamers.   None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.    Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device:  1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2009; 1 Oct 2009-30 Sep 2011; 1 Oct 2011 – 30 Sep 2013; 1 Oct 2013 – 30 Sep 2015.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  [1 Oct] 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jul 2004-1 Jun 2006.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 14 Nov 2016.


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Sep 2013.


Emblem.  Approved on 8 Aug 1996.


Prepared by Major Tonia Stephens.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.