441st AIR EXPEDITIONARY SQUADRON – RED TEAM

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441st AIR EXPEDITIONARY SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted as 441 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 19 Jun 1942. Activated on 1 Jul 1942. Redesignated as 441 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 9 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 7 Dec 1945. Redesignated as 441 Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 26 May 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 9 Jul 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated as 441 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, and activated, on 1 Dec 1952. Discontinued on 15 Sep 1960. Redesignated as 441 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 15 Nov 1962. Organized on 1 Feb 1963. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1989. Redesignated as 441 Air Expeditionary Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 13 May 2011.

Assignments. 320 Bombardment Group, 1 Jul 1942-4 Dec 1945; Army Service Forces, 5-7 Dec 1945. 320 Bombardment Group, 9 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. 320 Bombardment Wing, 1 Dec 1952-15 Sep 1960. 320 Bombardment Wing, 1 Feb 1963-30 Sep 1989. Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate at any time on or after 13 May 2011.

Stations. MacDill Field, FL, 1 Jul 1942; Drane Field, FL, 8-28 Aug 1942; Hethel, England, 12 Sep 1942; Tibenham, England, 1 Oct 1942; La Senia, Algeria, 9 Jan 1943; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 28 Jan 1943; Montesquieu, Algeria, 14 Apr 1943; Massicault, Tunisia, 29 Jun 1943; El Bathan, Tunisia, 29 Jul 1943; Decimomannu, Sardenia, c. 9 Nov 1943; Alto, Corsica, c. 19 Sep 1944; Dijon/Longvic, France, 11 Nov 1944; Dole/Tavaux, France, 2 Apr 1945; Pfriemd, Germany, 20 Jun 1945; Clastres, France, c. Oct-28 Nov 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, c. 5-7 Dec 1945. Mitchel Field, NY, 9 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. March AFB, CA, 1 Dec 1952-15 Sep 1960. Mather AFB, CA, 1 Feb 1963-30 Sep 1989.

Commanders. Capt Craig E. Walling, 1 Jul 1942; Maj Charles L. Persons Jr., 11 Jul 1942; Maj Charles L. Belcher, 5 Jun 1943; Maj Clarence E. Kirley, 28 Oct 1943; Capt Elmer G. Oglietti, 11 Feb 1944; Capt Lawrence E. Probasco, 23 Mar 1944; Capt Ralph I. Berge, 20 Apr 1944; Maj Sidney P. Smith, 27 Jul 1944; Maj Robert Deatley, 13 Mar 1945; Capt Charles J. O’Mahoney, 26 Mar 1945-unkn. Unkn, 9 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. Lt Col David S. Pallister, 1 Dec 1952; Maj William R. Griner Jr., c. 26 Jan 1955; Lt Col John W. Swanson, 7 Mar 1955; Lt Col Edward C. Unger, Feb 1957; Lt Col Roy F. Crow, Jul 1958-15 Sep 1960. Lt Col Harry D. Gilpin, c. 1 Feb 1963; Lt Col Ralph W. Jones, c. Jun 1963; Lt Col James D. Kleine Jr., c. Jun 1967; Lt Col Joe W. Kennedy, c. Jun 1968; Lt Col Mahlon D. Loomer, 16 Jul 1969; Lt Col Robert L. Yarbrough, 24 Oct 1971; Maj Billy W. Anderson, 28 Jul 1972 (acting); Lt Col George A. Dugard, 11 Sep 1972; Lt Col Kenneth N. Chapman, 17 Apr 1973; Lt Col Frederick J. Tillman, c. Sep 1974; Lt Col John Lally, 1 Apr 1975; Lt Col Guy H. Holt, 28 Feb 1977; Lt Col Alan D. Rogers, 31 Jul 1978; Lt Col Carlton L. Betts. 30 Mar 1981; Lt Col John R. Ratledge, 30 Jul 1982; Lt Col Barry J. Codron, 10 Feb 1984; Lt Col Stephen M. Gross, 12 Oct 1984; Lt Col William E. Fitzpatrick, 5 Mar 1986; Lt Col Neal D. Coyle, 1 May 1987; Lt Col Larry F. Smith, 27 Jan-30 Sep 1989.

Aircraft. B-26, 1942-1945. B-29, 1952-1953; YRB-47, 1953; B-47, 1953-1960. B-52, 1963-1989.

Operations. Antisubmarine patrols in the Mediterranean, Feb-Mar 1943; combat in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) and European Theater of Operations (ETO), 22 Apr 1943-1 May 1945. Activated in the Reserve, 9 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. Activated again in 1952; converted from B-29 to B-47 aircraft in 1953 and participated in exercises and training programs prior to discontinuing in Sep 1960. Beginning in 1963, maintained capability to conduct long-range bombardment operations in B-52 aircraft. Rotated aircraft and aircrews in support of war in Southeast Asia (SEA), 1969-1973. Maintained conventional bombing capabilities after the end of US involvement in Vietnam War until unit inactivated on 30 Sep 1989.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater; Antisubmarine, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Italy, 12 May 1944; Germany, 15 Mar 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 18 Jun-31 Jul 1965 and 1 Dec 1965-1 Mar 1966; 2 Mar-1 Apr 1966; 1 Jul 1974-30 Jun 1976; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: Apr, May, and Jun 1944.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 24 Jun 2011.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Sep 1989.

Supersedes statement prepared on 26 Apr 1963.

Emblem. Approved on 23 Jan 2018.

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