153rd AIR REFUELING SQUADRON

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153rd AIR REFUELING SQUADRON

LINEAGE. Designated 153rd Observation Squadron and allotted to NG on 18 Aug 1939. Activated on 27 Sep 1939. Ordered to active service on 15 Oct 1940. Redesignated: 153rd Observation Squadron (Light) on 13 Jan 1942; 153rd Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 153rd Liaison Squadron on 31 May 1943. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945. Redesignated; 153rd Fighter Squadron, and allotted to MS ANG on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 12 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 153rd Fighter Escort Squadron in  Mar 1951; 153rd Fighter Bomber Squadron on 11 Dec 1951; 153rd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 1 Dec 1952; 153rd Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Apr 1992-.

ASSIGNMENTS. Mississippi NG, 27 Sep 1939; Forth Corps Area, 15 Oct 1940; V Army Corps, c. Dec 1940; 67th Observation (later Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Sep 1941; IX Fighter Command, 12 Dec 1943 (attached to First Army, 4 Feb-15 Nov 1944); Ninth Air Force, 14 Mar 1944; IX Tactical Air Command, 25 Apr 1944 (attached to Twelfth Army Group, 15 Nov 1944-26 Jul 1945); XII Tactical Air Command, 15 Jul-15 Dec 1945 (attached to Seventh Army after 26 Jul 1945. MS ANG, 12 Sep 1946; 186th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 15 Oct 1962; 186th Air Refueling Group, 1 Apr 1992; 186th Operations Group, ???

STATIONS. Meridian, MS, 27 Sep 1939; Bluethenthal Field, NC, 16 Dec 1941; Key Field, MS, 28 Jan 1942; Esler Field, LA, 17 Feb-12 Aug 1942; Membury, England, 7 Sep 1942; Keevil, England, 28 Nov 1942; Membury, England, 3 Oct 1943; Keevil, England, 28 Nov 1943; Erlestokes, England, 13 Mar 1944; Vouilly, France, 18 Jun 1944; Canisy, France, 6 Aug 1944; St Pois, France, 11 Aug 1944; Couteme, France, 23 Aug 1944; Maillebois, France, 25 Aug 1944; St Cyr, France, 2 Sep 1944; Vuel, Bel gium, 10 Sep 1944; Ham, Belgium, 12 Sep 1944; Stree (near Huy), Belgium] 16 Sep 1944; Verviers, Belgium, 20 Sep 1944; Spa, Belgium, 24 Oct 1944; Olne, Belgium, c. 19 Dec 1944 (operated from Liege, Belgium, 18-23 Dec 1944); Tongres, Belgium, 22 Dec 1944; Rutten (Russon), Belgium, 8 Jan 1945 (operated from Tongres, Belgium); Spa, Belgium, 18 Jan 1945; Duren, Germany, 9 Man 1945; Euskirchen, Germany, 16 Mar 1945; Bad Godesberg, Germany, 30 Mar 1945; Marburg, Germany, 5 Apr 1945; Bad Wildungen, Germany, 15 Apr 1945; Weimar, Germany, 24 Apr 1945; Brunswick, Germany, 20 May 1945; Augsburg, Germany, 4 Jun 1945; Heidelberg,, Germany, 25 Jul-15 Dec 1945. Key Field (later ANGB), MS, 12 Sep 1946-; (operated from Turner AFB, GA, Mar 1951; Godman AFB, KY, 11 Dec 1951);

AIRCRAFT. O-38, 1939-1941; in addition to O-47, 1940-1942, and O-49 and O-52, 1941-1942, included A-20 and P-51 in 1942; in addition to L-4, 1942-1944, and A-20, 1943-1944, included Spitfire, 1942-1943, and DB-7, 1943; L-5, 1944-1945. P-47, 1946-1952; RF-51, 1952-1955; RF-80, 1955-1956; RF-84, 1956-1970; RF-101, 1970-1979; RF-4, 1978-1991; KC-135, 1992-, C-26, 2007-.

OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, Dec 1941-Jan 1942; combat in ETO as photographic reconnaissance unit, 18 Aug-c. 5 Sep 1943, and liaison unit, c. 12 Jun 1944-May 1945. Tactical reconnaissance mission, 1952-1992. Activatedfor  the Korean Conflict, the Berlin Crisis, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Display Determination, Operation Provide Relief, Operation Restore Hope, Operation Support Justice, Operation Deny Flight, Operation Northern Watch, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

SERVICE STREAMERS. None.

CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, America Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

DECORATIONS. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: c. 12 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 16 Dec 1944-25 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere.

EMBLEM. Approved 15 Dec 1953.