449th AIR EXPEDITIONARY GROUP – AIR COMPONENT COORDINATION ELEMENT

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449th AIR EXPEDITIONARY GROUP

Lineage. Constituted as 449th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 6 Apr 1943. Activated on 1 May 1943. Redesignated 449th Bombardment Group, Heavy, Aug 1943; 449th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy on 29 May 1945. Inactivated on 4 Aug 1946. Redesignated: 449th Fighter-Bomber Wing on 23 Mar 1953. Redesignated 449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy, and activated, on 15 Nov 1962. Organized on 1 Feb 1963. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1977. Consolidated with 449th Bombardment Group on 31 Jan 1984. Redesignated 449th Air Expeditionary Group and converted to provisional status in 2003.

Assignments. Fourth Air Force, 1 May 1943; Second Air Force, 12 Sep 1943; 47th Bombardment Wing: 11 Dec 1943-15 May 1945; 20th Bombardment Wing, 29 May 1945; Strategic Air Command: 21 Mar 1946-4 Aug 1946. Strategic Air Command, 15 Nov 1962; 40th Air Division, 1 Feb 1963-30 Sep 1977. Air Combat Command, to activate or inactivate any time in 2003; United States Air Forces in Europe, to activate or inactivate any time after 1 Oct 2008; Seventeenth Air Expeditionary Force, 20 Apr 2012-.

Components. Squadrons. 716th Bombardment, 1 May 1943-4 Aug 1946, 1 Feb 1963-30 Sep 1977. 717th  Bombardment, 1 May 1943-4 Aug 1946; 718th Bombardment, 1 May 1943-4 Aug 1946; 719th Bombardment, (later 46th Reconnaissance), 1 May 1943-11 June 1945. 908th Air Refueling: 1 Jul 1963-30 Sep 1977. 79th Expeditionary Rescue, dates unknown; 81st Expeditionary Rescue, dates unknown; 82d Expeditionary Rescue, dates unknown;

Stations. Davis-Monthan Field, AR, 1 May 1943; Alamogordo AAF, NM, 5 Jul 1943; Bruning AAF, NE, 12 Sep-3 Dec 1943; Grottaglie Airfield, Italy, c. 4 Jan1944-16 May 1945; Sioux Falls AAF, SD, 29 May 1945; Dalhart AAF, TX, 24 July 1945; Grand Island AAF, NE, 8 Sep 1945-4 Aug 1946. Kincheloe AFB, MI, 1 Feb 1963-30 Sep 1977. Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, 2003-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1943-1945; B-29, 1945-1946. B-52,1963-1977; KC-135, 1963-1977. HC-130P, 2003-.

Operations. Replaced the 4239th Strategic Wing and assumed a mission of training for strategic bombardment on 1 Feb 1963. Added air refueling to the mission in Jul 1963. Supported SAC combat operations in Southeast Asia by furnishing KC-135 aircraft and crews, Nov 1965-Dec 1975, and B-52 crews, May 1968-Jun 1975. Responsible for phasing down Kincheloe AFB, Mich, for closure, Jul-Sep 1977. Provides combat search and rescue for the Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Air Combat EAME Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation, 4 Apr 1944, Bucharest, Rumania; 9 Jul 1944, Ploesti, Rumania. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1974-30 Jun 1976.

Emblem: Motto: Approved on 7 Feb 1964. Revised emblem in 2003. Motto: NUMQUAM NON PARATUS—Never unprepared.