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384 Air Refueling Squadron (AMC)

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In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage.    Constituted as 584 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 15 Feb 1943.  Activated on 5 Mar 1943.  Redesignated as: 584 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 9 Oct 1944; 584 Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 3 Dec 1945.  Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946.  Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with 384 Air Refueling Squadron, Medium, which was constituted on 3 Mar 1955. Activated on 1 Apr 1955.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1966.  Redesignated as 384 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, on 19 Jun 1973.  Activated on 30 Sep 1973.  Redesignated as 384 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Sep 1991. 


Assignments.  394 Bombardment Group, 5 Mar 1943–31 Mar 1946.  4050 Air Refueling Wing, 1 Apr 1955 (attached to HQ Eighth Air Force, 27 Apr–27 Jun 1956 and 21 May–25 Jun 1957); 499 Air Refueling Wing, 1 Jan 1963–25 Jun 1966.  384 Air Refueling (later, 384 Bombardment) Wing, 30 Sep 1973; 384 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991; 19 Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992; 22 Operations Group, 1 Jan 1994–.


Stations.   MacDill Field, FL, 5 Mar 1943; Ardmore AAFld, OK, 12 Jul 1943; Kellogg Field, MI, 24 Aug 1943; Atterbury AAFld, IN, 11 Sep 1943; Kellogg Field, MI, 13 Oct 1943–15 Feb 1944; Boreham, England, 11 Mar 1944; Holmsley, England, 24 Jul 1944; Tour-en-Bassin, France, 22 Aug 1944; Bricy, France, 21 Sep 1944; Cambrai-Niergnies, France, 8 Oct 1944; Venlo, Holland, 5 May 1945; Kitzingen, Germany, Sep 1945–15 Feb 1946; Bolling Field, DC, 15 Feb–31 Mar 1946.   Westover AFB, MA, 1 Apr 1955–25 Jun 1966 (deployed at Ernest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland, 27 Apr–27 Jun 1956 and 21 May–25 Jun 1957; Lajes AB, Azores, 28 Sep–c. 28 Dec 1963). McConnell AFB, KS, 30 Sep 1973–.


Commanders.  None (unmanned), 5-17 Mar 1943; Capt Robert M. McLeod, 18 Mar 1943; Lt Col Kenneth T. Wilhite, 12 Apr 1943; Lt Col Francis J. McGlynn, Jun 1945; Maj Robert J. Conde, Nov 1945-15 Feb 1946.  Capt Thomas F. Buckley, 1 Apr 1955; Maj Frank R. Hodges, c. 19 Apr 1955; Lt Col William E. Yeates, Mar 1956; Lt Col John A. Nolan, Jul 1956; Lt Col Silas J. Minton, c. 28 Mar 1958; Maj Robert C. Baldwin, Jul 1960; Lt Col James M. MacDonald, 3 Oct 1960; Lt Col Robert C. Baldwin, Jul 1963-c. Feb 1966; none (unmanned), Feb-25 Jun 1966.  Col Carl L. Denny Jr., 30 Sep 1973; Col David A. Oldroyd, 2 Jul 1974; Lt Col Charles R. Preston, 10 Dec 1976; Lt Col Michael G. Dakes, 20 Sep 1977; none (unmanned), 1 Jan-26 Feb 1978; Lt Col Michael G. Dakes, 27 Feb 1978; Lt Col Benny O. Thome, 17 Jul 1978; Lt Col Donald C. Brace, 10 Nov 1980; Lt Col Frank V. Sherman, 22 Jan 1982; Lt Col James A. Newton Jr., 1 Jun 1983; Lt Col Dean W. Chapman, 8 Mar 1985; Lt Col Michael J. Cook, 2 Feb 1987; Lt Col Joseph E. Hutfles, 2 Feb 1988; Lt Col John R. Dockery, 4 Aug 1989; Lt Col Yoshio Smith, 31 Jul 1991; Lt Col Patrick A. McVay, 16 Jul 1993; Lt Col Alfred Steward, 16 Feb 1995; Lt Col Nancy Lee Peterson, 8 Jul 1996; Lt Col Anthony M. Mauer, 27 Jun 1997; Lt Col Michael R. Hindes, 7 Aug 1998; Lt Col David M. Callis, 11 May 2000; Lt Col Jacqueline Van Ovost, 28 Jan 2002; Lt Col Timothy E. Bush, 9 Jul 2003; Lt Col William McKnight, 3 Jun 2005; Lt Col Eric Casler, 12 Sep 2007; Lt Col Samuel Chesnut, 17 Jun 2009; Lt Col Peter A. Tscholhl, 29 Aug 2011 (temporary); Lt Col Samuel Chesnut, c. Jan 2011 (temporary); Lt Col Stan D. Lawrie, 18 Mar 2011-.     


Aircraft.   B–26, 1943–1945; A–26, 1945–1946.  KC–97, 1955–1965.  KC–135, 1973–1977, 1978–.


Operations.   Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 23 Mar 1944–20 Apr 1945. Aerial refueling for Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombers in north Atlantic area, 1955–1965. Provided worldwide aerial refueling, 1973–; supported operations in Panama, 18–20 Dec 1989 and Southwest Asia, Aug 1990–Mar 1991.


Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.


Campaign Streamers.   World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.  Global War on Terrorism: GWOT-E.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   Distinguished Unit Citation: France, 7–9 Aug 1944.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Aug 2009-31 Jul 2010; 1 Aug 2010-31 Jul 2011; 1 Aug 2011-31 Jul 2012; 1 Aug 2012-31 Jul 2013; 1 Aug 2013-31 Jul 2014; 1 Aug 2014-31 Jul 2015.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 8 Feb 1956–1 Dec 1959; 1 Jul 1974–30 Jun 1976; 1 Jul 1976–30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1980–30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1987–30 Jun 1989; 30 May 1990-29 May 1992; 1 Jun 1994-31 May 1996; 1 Aug 1999-31 Jul 2000; 1 Aug 2000-31 Jul 2001; 1 Aug 2002-31 Jul 2004; 1 Aug 2004-31 Jul 2005; 1 Aug 2005-31 Jul 2006; 1 Aug 2006-31 Jul 2008; 1 Aug 2008-31 Jul 2009.  French Croix de Guerre with Palm: 6 Jun–14 Sep 1944.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 19 Aug 2016.


Commanders through Mar 2011; Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 2010.


Supersedes statement prepared in Apr 2014.


Emblem.  Approved on 5 Feb 1960; updated on 9 Mar 1995.


Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.