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712 Air Refueling Squadron

Lineage. Constituted 712th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 6 Apr 1943. Activated on 1 May 1943. Redesignated: 712th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Aug 1943; 712th Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 5 Aug 1945. Inactivated on 4 Aug 1946. Activated in the Reserve on 19 Apr 1947. Redesignated 712th Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 17 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 21 Mar 1951. Redesignated 712th Air Refueling Squadron, and activated, on 1 Apr 1994.

Assignments. 448th Bombardment Group, 1 May 1943-4 Aug 1946. 448th Bombardment Group, 19 Apr 1947-21 Mar 1951. 19th Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994-.

Stations. Gowen Field, ID, 1 May 1943; Wendover Field, UT, 4 Jul 1943; Sioux City AAB, IA, 11 Sep-7 Nov 1943; Seething, England, 25 Nov 1943-5 Jul 1945; Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, 15 Jul 1945; McCook AAFld, NE, 25 Jul 1945; Biggs Field, TX, 23 Aug 1945; McCook AAFld, NE, 8 Sep 1945; Fort Worth AAFld, TX, 15 Dec 1945-4 Aug 1946. Long Beach AAFld, CA, 19 Apr 1947-21 Mar 1951. Robins AFB, GA, 1 Apr 1994-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1943-1945; B-29, 1945-1946.

Operations. Combat in ETO during World War II, 22 Dec 1943-25 Apr 1945.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

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

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.

Emblem. Or, an eagle volant in base Argent garnished Sable beaked of the first supporting between its wings a globe bendwise Celeste gridlined Black and charged with a dove White grasping an olive branch in its beak Proper; all within a diminished bordure Azure. MOTTO: ANYTIME--ANYPLACE. Approved on 8 Jun 1995.