28th BOMB SQUADRON

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28th BOMB SQUADRON (ACC)

Lineage.   Organized as 28 Aero Squadron on 22 Jun 1917. Demobilized on 16 Jun 1919. Reconstituted, and consolidated (9 Jan 1922) with 28 Squadron (Bombardment), which was authorized on 30 Aug 1921.  Organized on 20 Sep 1921.  Inactivated on 28 Jun 1922.  Activated on 1 Sep 1922.  Redesignated as: 28 Bombardment Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 28 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 6 Dec 1939; 28 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 16 Nov 1941; 28 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 28 Mar 1944.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1944.  Activated on 1 Apr 1944. Redesignated as: 28 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 10 Aug 1948; 28 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Jul 1961. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1983.  Activated on 1 Jul 1987.  Redesignated as 28 Bomb Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.

Assignments.   Unkn, 22 Jun 1917-Mar 1918; attached to RAF for operations and training, Mar-Jun 1918; unkn, Jun-Aug 1918; 3 Pursuit Group, Aug 1918; 2 Pursuit Group, Dec 1918-Apr 1919; unkn, Apr-16 Jun 1919. Ninth Corps Area, 20 Sep 1921-28 Jun 1922.  Philippine Department, 1 Sep 1922; 4 Composite Group, 2 Dec 1922; 19 Bombardment Group, 16 Nov 1941-1 Apr 1944 (ground echelon attached to the 5 Interceptor Command, c. 24 Dec 1941-May 1942).  19 Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1944; 19 Bombardment Wing, 1 Jun 1953-1 Oct 1983. 384 Bombardment Wing, 1 Jul 1987; 384 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991; 384 Bomb Group, 1 Jan 1994; 7 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1994-.

Stations.   Camp Kelly, TX, 22 Jul 1917; Toronto, Canada, 25 Aug 1917; Deseronto, Canada, 1 Sep 1917; Taliaferro Field No. 1, TX, 5 Nov 1917; Garden City, NY, 25 Jan-25 Feb 1918; St Marie-Cappel, France, 20 Mar 1918 (flights operated from various stations in Nord, Pas-de-Calais, and Somme, until squadron reassembled at St Omer on 24 Jun); Boisdinghem, France, 13 Apr 1918; Alquines, France, 15 Apr 1918; St Omer, France, 24 Jun 1918;  Issoudun, France, 26 Jun 1918; Orly, France, 8 Jul 1918; Vaucouleurs, France, 16 Aug 1918; Lisle-en-Barrois, France, 20 Sep 1918; Foucaucourt, France, 6 Nov 1918; Grand, France, 15 Feb 1919; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 15 Apr 1919; Le Mans, France, 4-19 May 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, 31 May-16 Jun 1919. Mather Field, CA, 20 Sep 1921-28 Jun 1922. Clark Field, Luzon, 1 Sep 1922; Kindley Field, Corregidor, Sep 1922; Camp Nichols, Luzon, Nov 1922; Clark Field, Luzon, Dec 1922; Camp Nichols, Luzon, 4 Jun 1923; Clark Field, Luzon, 16 Jun 1938; Batchelor, Australia, c. 24 Dec 1941 (ground echelon in Luzon and Mindanao, c. 24 Dec 1941-May 1942); Singosari, Java, 30 Dec 1941; Melbourne, Australia, c. 4 Mar 1942; Cloncurry, Australia, c. 28 Mar 1942 (detachment operated from Perth, Australia, c. 28 Mar-18 May 1942); Longreach, Australia, c. 5 May 1942; Mareeba, Australia, 24 Jul-c. 18 Nov 1942; Pocatello, ID, c. 30 Dec 1942; Pyote AAB, TX, 24 Jan 1943-1 Apr 1944. Great Bend AAFld, KS, 1 Apr-8 Dec 1944; North Field, Guam, 16 Jan 1945; Kadena AB, Okinawa, 27 Jun 1950-14 May 1954; Pinecastle AFB, FL, c. 28 May 1954; Homestead AFB, FL, c. 25 Jun 1956; Robins AFB, GA, 25 Jul 1968-1 Oct 1983. McConnell AFB, KS, 1 Jul 1987; Dyess AFB, TX, 1 Oct 1994-.

Aircraft.   JN-4, 1917; in addition to Spad XIII, briefly included Spad VII during period 1918-1919. Apparently included DH-4, 1921-1922. In addition to DH-4, 1922-c. 1928, and NBS-1, 1924-1930, included LB-5 and OA-1 during period 1929-1931; B-3, c. 1931-1937; B-10, 1937-1941; B-18 and B-17, successively during 1941; B-17s, LB-30s, and probably B-24s, 1941-1942; B-17, 1942-1944.  B-29, 1944-1954; B-47, 1954-1961; B-52, 1962-1972, 1973-1983.  B-1, 1988-.

Operations.   Flying training unit, Nov-Dec 1917; combat training with units of RAF serving on the front in France with British Second and Fifth Armies, 20 Mar-c. 24 Jun 1918 (C flight participated in Somme Defensive, 21 Mar-6 Apr 1918); combat as pursuit unit with American First Army, 2 Sep-10 Nov 1918.  Combat in Southwest Pacific, 7 Dec 1941-c. 16 Nov 1942; ground echelon fought with infantry units in Philippine Islands, c. 24 Dec 1941-May 1942; replacement training, 1 Feb 1943-1 Apr 1944; combat in Western Pacific, c. 12 Feb-15 Aug 1945.  Combat in Korea, 28 Jun 1950-25 Jul 1953.  Furnished B-52 aircraft and crews to other SAC organizations involved in combat operations in Southeast Asia until Oct 1973.   Developed and maintained operational capability to perform long-range strategic bombardment, 1974-1983.  Alert duty during end of Cold War, 1987-1991.  Refocused on training objectives for conventional operations, 1991-.   After move to Dyess AFB in Oct 1994, served as schoolhouse for B-1 aircrews.  Flew missions against Iraq as part of 28 Air Expeditionary Group, Dec 1998.

Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers.  World War I: Flanders; Lys; Picardy; Lorraine; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne.  World War II: Philippine Islands; East Indies; Air Offensive, Japan; Papua; Guadalcanal; Western Pacific; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.  Korea: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.   Distinguished Unit Citations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec 1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, 8-22 Dec 1941; Philippines and Netherlands Indies, 1 Jan-1 Mar 1942; Philippine Islands, 6 Jan-8 Mar 1942; Papua, 23 Jul-[c. 16 Nov 1942]; New Britain, 7-12 Aug 1942; Japan, 9-19 Mar 1945; Kobe, Japan, 5 Jun 1945; Korea, 28 Jun-15 Sep 1950.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1964-30 Jun 1965; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1982-1 Oct 1983; 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989; 30 May 1990-29 May 1992;1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2007.  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII).  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 7 Jul 1950-27 Jul 1953.

Emblem.  Approved 14 Feb 1924; newest rendition approved on 26 Mar 1996.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm