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328 Air Refueling Squadron (AFRC)

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.

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 3 Combat Cargo Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Activated on 15 Apr 1944. Redesignated as 328 Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 Sep 1945. Inactivated on 20 Dec 1945. Redesignated as 328 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 4 Aug 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 2 Sep 1949. Ordered to Active Service on 15 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951. Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Ordered to Active Service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from Active Duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated as: 328 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Jul 1967; 328 Airlift Squadron on 1 Feb 1992; 328 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Jun 2017.

Assignments. 1 Combat Cargo (later, 512 Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Apr 1944-20 Dec 1945 (attached to Air Transport Command, 23 Jun-20 Aug 1945; 69 Composite Wing, 25 Aug-10 Nov 1945). 512 Troop Carrier Group, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. 512 Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jun 1952; 349 Troop Carrier Group, 16 Nov 1957; 512 Troop Carrier Group, 25 Mar 1958; 512 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 914 Troop Carrier (later, 914 Tactical Airlift; 914 Airlift) Group, 11 Feb 1963; 914 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations. Bowman Field, KY, 15 Apr 1944; Baer Field, IN, 5-11 Aug 1944; Sylhet, India, 30 Aug 1944 (detachment operated from Yunnani, China, 16 Sep-2 Oct 1944); Tulihal, India, 18 Oct 1944; Hathazari, India, 7 Apr 1945; Myitkyina, Burma, 1 Jun 1945; Luliang, China, 25 Aug 1945; Kunming, China, 4 Sep 1945; Kharagpur, India, 15 Nov-20 Dec 1945. Reading Muni Aprt, PA, 2 Sep 1949; New Castle County Aprt, DE, 1 May 1950-1 Apr 1951. New Castle County Aprt, DE, 14 Jun 1952; Paine AFB, WA, 16 Nov 1957; Niagara Falls Muni Aprt (later, Niagara Falls Intl Aprt; Niagara Falls IAP-ARS), NY, 25 Mar 1958-.

Commanders. None (not manned), 15-23 Apr 1944; Lt Col John K. Moriarty, 24 Apr 1944-1945. Maj Robert F. Strayer, 2 Sep 1949-1 Apr 1951. Unkn, 1 Jun 1952-1958; Lt Col Maurice R. Patterson, by Dec 1958; Lt Col Salvatore A. Mauriello, 1 Sep 1959-10 Feb 1963; unkn, 11 Feb 1963-1967; Lt Col Philip L. Serafine, by Dec 1967; Lt Col Norman E. Friedman, by Jul 1969; Lt Col Blake W. Schultz, by Jun 1971; Lt Col Robert L. Shannon, Jan 1974; Col Edwin E. Mench Jr., by Oct 1980; Lt Col Thomas A. Wooster, by Sep 1981; Lt Col Robert J. Zale, Jun 1982; Lt Col Peter Evans, Sep 1983; Lt Col David M. Hall, Nov 1983; Col Richard W. Shine, 15 Jan 1988; Lt Col William H. Weiss, 1 Mar 1990; Lt Col Richard J. Quiram, 20 Dec 1991; Lt Col Christopher M. Hayes, 1 Oct 1993; Lt Col Sandford E. Way, 9 Sep 1996-unkn; Lt Col Samuel A. Bellia, 8 Jan 2008-.

Aircraft. C-47, 1944-1945. C-46, 1949-1951. C-46, 1952-1958; C-119, 1958-1971; C- 130, 1971-2017; KC-135, 2017-.

Operations. Transported personnel and supplies, primarily to forward areas, and evacuated casualties in China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, 16 Sep 1944-11 Nov 1945. Received a Distinguished Unit Citation (DUC) for transporting supplies, equipment, and personnel in French Indo-China, China, and Manchuria, 1-30 Sep 1945. Reserve airlift operations, 1949-1951 and 1952-, including to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War. Supported Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, 2007-2009. Converted from an airlift to an air refueling squadron in 2017.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma; China Defensive; China Offensive. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: French Indo-China, China, and Manchuria, 1- 30 Sep 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 30 Apr 1972-30 Apr 1974; 1 Jan 1983-31 Jul 1984; 1 Aug 1984-31 Jul 1986; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 26 Oct-6 Nov 1972.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 19 Jun 2018.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Dec 2009.

Supersedes statement prepared on 9 Apr 2013.

Emblem. Originally approved on 28 Jul 1944; reinstated on 23 Sep 1998.

Prepared by Daniel Haulman.