1st EXPEDITIONARY RESCUE GROUP – LEATHER

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1st EXPEDITIONARY RESCUE GROUP (ACC)

Lineage.  Constituted as 1 Emergency Rescue Squadron on 25 Nov 1943.  Activated on 1 Dec 1943.  Inactivated on 4 Jun 1946.  Redesignated as1 Rescue Squadron on 26 Sep 1946.  Activated on 1 Nov 1946.  Redesignated as: 1 Air Rescue Squadron on 20 Aug 1950; 1 Air Rescue Group on 14 Nov 1952.  Inactivated on 8 Dec 1956.  Redesignated as 1 Rescue Group on 31 Mar 1995.  Activated on 14 Jun 1995.  Inactivated on 30 Sep 1997.  Redesignated as 1 Expeditionary Rescue Group, converted to provisional status, and assigned to Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate at any time on or after 9 Jun 2015. Activated on 1 Sep 2015-.

Assignments.  Army Air Forces Eastern Technical Training Command, 1 Dec 1943;  XII Fighter Command, 12 Mar 1944 (attached to Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force, 14 Sep 1944-);  Twelfth Air Force, 1 Oct 1944 (remained attached to Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force to 12 May 1945); Army Air Forces Western Technical Training Command, 18 Jun 1945;  Army Air Forces Eastern Technical Training Command, 15 Oct 1945-4 Jun 1946.  Caribbean Defense Command, 1 Nov 1946; 5600 Wing (later, Composite Wing), 26 Jul 1948;  Caribbean Air Command, 25 Apr 1949;  Air Rescue Service, 1 Sep 1949-8 Dec 1956 (attached to Caribbean Air Command, 14 Nov 1952-8 Dec 1956).  1 Fighter Wing, 14 Jun 1995; 347 Wing, 1 Apr-30 Sep 1997. 332 Air Expeditionary Wing, Sept. 1, 2015-.

Components.  Squadrons. 26 Rescue: 14 Nov 1952-8 Dec 1956. 1 Sep 2015-. 27 Rescue: 14 Nov 1952-21 Sep 1953.  28 Rescue: 14 Nov 1952-8 Dec 1956. 29 Rescue:  14 Nov 1952-8 Dec 1956. 41 Rescue: 14 Jun 1995-1 Apr 1997. 52 Rescue: 1 Sep 2015-. 64 Rescue:  1 Sep 2015-. 71 Rescue: 14 Jun 1995-1 Apr 1997.

Stations.  Boca Raton, FL, 1 Dec 1943-18 Feb 1944;  Casablanca, Morocco, 12 Mar 1944;  Sidi Ahmid, Tunisia, 29 Mar 1944;  Ajaccio, Corsica, 8 Apr 1944;  Foggia, Italy, 19 Dec 1944-25 May 1945;  Keesler Field, MS, 18 Jun 1945-4 Jun 1946.  Howard Field (later, AFB), Canal Zone, 1 Nov 1946-1 Sep 1949;  MacDill AFB, FL, 1 Sep 1949-15 Jun 1951; Albrook AFB, Canal Zone, 15 Jun 1951-8 Dec 1956. Patrick AFB, FL, 14 Jun 1995-30 Sep 1997. Diyarbakir AB, Turkey, Sept. 1, 2015-.

Aircraft. OA-10, 1944-1945; L-5, 1944-1945; B-25, 1944-1945; B-17, 1944-1945. B (later TB; SB)-17, 1946-1952; C-47, 1946-1950; L-1, 1946-1948; L-13, 1946-1949; OA (later, SA)-10, 1946-1953; L-5, 1947-1949; R (later, H)-5, 1947-1953;  C-82, 1949-1952; SB-29, 1952-1956; SA-16, 1952-1956; SH-19, 1954-1956; SC-54, 1956.   HH-60, 1995-1997, 2015-; C-130, 1995-1997; HC-130, 1995-1997, 2015-.

Operations. Conducted long-range air-sea rescue operations from North Africa, Italy, Corsica and Southern France, 1944-1945.  Conducted long-range air-sea rescue operations in Central America and Caribbean region, 1946-1956.  Provided personnel and aircraft conducting combat search and rescue operations in Southwest Asia, 1995-1997; 2015-, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Rome-Arno; North Apennines;  Po Valley; Southern France; Rhineland; Air Combat, EAME.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations: Distinguished Unit Citation, Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 17-21 Aug 1944.

Emblem.  Approved on 23 Jan 1951.

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