370th FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON

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Description

Computer made   3.5 inch-88mm

 

370th FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON (AFRC)

Lineage. Constituted 370 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 15 Apr 1942. Redesignated 370 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, c. Mar 1944. Inactivated on 18 Jan 1946. Redesignated 370 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 15 Jul 1946. Activated on 4 Aug 1946. Redesignated 370 Bombardment Squadron, Medium on 28 May 1948. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Mar 1965. Redesignated 370 Flight Test Squadron on 24 Sep 2001. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Oct 2001-.

Assignments. 307 Bombardment Group, 15 Apr 1942-18 Jan 1946. 307 Bombardment Group, 4 Aug 1946; 307 Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 1952-25 Mar 1965. 413 Flight Test Group, 1 Oct 2001-.

Stations. Geiger Field, WA, 15 Apr 1942; Ephrata, WA, 27 May 1942; Sioux City AAB, Iowa, 29 Sep-21 Oct 1942; Kipapa Field, TH, 2 Nov 1942 (operated from Midway, 22-24 Dec 1942, and from Espiritu Santo, c. 6 Feb-c. 18 Mar 1943); Guadalcanal, 18 Mar 1943; Munda, New Georgia, 22 Feb 1944; Los Negros, 13 May 1944; Wakde, 22 Aug 1944 (operated from Noemfoor, c. 20 Sep-12 Nov 1944); Morotai, 14 Nov 1944; Clark Field, Luzon, 10 Sep-27 Dec 1945; Camp Stoneman, CA, 16-18 Jan 1946. MacDill Field (later, AFB), FL, 4 Aug 1946 (operated from Kadena, Okinawa, beginning c. 4 Aug 1950); Kadena, Okinawa, 15 Aug 1953; Lincoln AFB, NE, 19 Nov 1954-25 Mar 1965 (operated from RAF Lakenheath, England, 11 Jul-5 Oct 1956). Edwards AFB, CA, 1 Oct 2001-.

Aircraft. B-17, 1942; B-24, 1942-1945. B-29, 1946-1954; B-47, 1955-1965. C-12, 2001-; F-16, 2001-; KC-10, 2001-; KC-135, 2001-.

Operations. Sea search missions from Hawaii, Nov 1942-Jan 1943. Combat in Central Pacific, 22-23 Dec 1942; South and Southwest Pacific, 16 Feb 1943-11 Aug 1945. Training unit for antisubmarine warfare, Sep 1947-c. May 1948. Combat in Korea, 8 Aug 1950-27 Jul 1953. Trained for strategic bombardment operations, 1954-1965. USAFR squadron conducting operational flight tests utilizing C-12, KC-135, F-16 and T-38 aircraft assigned or on loan to the 412th Test Wing.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Central Pacific; Guadalcanal; New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Eastern Mandates; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Korean War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korean Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer, 1953.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Truk, 29 Mar 1944; Borneo, 3 Oct 1944; Korea, 11-27 Jul 1953. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [Aug] 1950-27 Jul 1953.

Emblem. Emblem modification in progress.

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