131st BOMB WING – RED FLAG 2012-03

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Computer made   3.0 inch-77mm

 

131st BOMB WING

Lineage. Constituted as 364th Fighter Group on 25 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 1943, Inactivated on 10 Nov 1945. Redesignated as 131st Fighter Group and allotted to Missouri ANG on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 23 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 131st Composite Group on 1 Nov 1950; 131st Fighter Wing on 1 Feb 1951; 131st Fighter-Bomber Wing on 1 Jul 1951; 131st Bombardment Wing (Light) on 1 Dec 1952; 131st Fighter-Interceptor Wing on 1 Jan 1953; 131st Tactical Fighter Wing on 1 Jan 1960; 131st Fighter Wing, 15 March 1992; 131st Bomb Wing on 4 Oct 2008-.

Assignments. IV Fighter Command, 1 Jun 1943-11 Jan 1944; 67th Fighter Wing, 10 Feb 1944; Attached to: 1st Bombardment (later Air) Division, 15 Sep 1943-3 Nov 1945; Army Service Forces, 9-10 Nov 1945. 57th Fighter Wing, 23 Sep 1946; 71st Fighter Wing, 1947; Tenth Air Force, Continental Air Command, 1 Mar 1951; Strategic Air Command, 1 Mar 1951; Tactical Air Command, 1 Jul 1951; Missouri Air National Guard, 1 Dec 1952; Tactical Air Command, 1 Jul 1960; United States Air Forces in Europe, 1 Oct 1961; Missouri Air National Guard, 20 Aug 1962; Air Combat Command, 1 Jun 1992; Air Force Global Strike Command, 4 Oct 2008-.

Components. Groups. 131st Composite (later Fighter, Fighter-Bomber, Fighter-Interceptor, Tactical Fighter) Group, 1 Nov 1950; 133rd Air Transport, 1 Nov 1950-1 Mar 1951; 131st Operations, 15 Mar 1992-.

Squadrons. 383d Fighter , 1 Jun 1943-10 Nov 1945; 384th Fighter, 1 Jun 1943-10 Nov 1945; 385th Fighter, 1 Jun 1943-10 Nov 1945. 110th Fighter (later Fighter-Bomber, Fighter-Interceptor , Tactical Fighter, Fighter, Bomb), 23 Sep 1946-; 180th Bombardment (Later Fighter-Bomber), 22 Aug 1946-14 Apr 1962; 117th Fighter-Interceptor (later Tactical Reconnaissance), 23 Feb 1957-15 Oct 1962; 127th Fighter (later Fighter-Bomber, Fighter-Interceptor, Tactical Fighter), 7 Sep 1946-1 Oct 1962.

Stations. Glendale APT, CA, 1 Jun 1943; Van Nuys APT, CA, 12 Aug 1943; Ontario AAF, A, 11 Oct 1943; Santa Maria AAF, CA, c. 7 Dec 1943-c. 11 Jan 1944; RAF Honington, England, Feb 1944-c. Nov 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 9-10 Nov 1945; Lambert Field (Later Lambert-St. Louis IAP), MO, 15 Jul 1946; Whiteman AFB, MO, 4 Oct 2008-.

Operated from: Bergstrom AFB, TX, 1 Mar 1951-Jul 1951; George AFB, CA, Jul 1951-1 Dec 1952; Toul-Rosieres AB, France, 1 Oct 1961- 19 Jul 1962.

Aircraft. P-38, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945; F-51, 1946-1952; B-26, 1946-1957; F-80, 1957; F-84, 1957-1958; F-84F, 1957-1962; F-100, 1962-1979; F-4, 1979-1991; F-15, 1991-2009; B-2, 2009-.

Operations. Flew escort, dive-bombing, strafing, and patrol missions in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Called to active-duty as part of the Korean War call-up on 1 Mar 1951 and returned back to state control on 1 Dec 1952. Trained primarily in night bombardment missions, 1951-1957. Called to active-duty as part of the Berlin Crisis call-up on 1 Oct 1961- 19 Jul 1962 as the 7131st Tactical Fighter Wing (Provisional). Deployed to Incirlik AB, Turkey in support of Operation Northern Watch in 1996, 1997 & 1998; Operation Southern Watch, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia, Sep-Nov 2000. Operating B-2 Spirit is association with the 509th Bomb Wing.

Service Streamers. None.

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

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Frankfurt, Germany, 27 Dec 1944.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 cm