509th WEAPONS SQUADRON – KC-135 CLASS 2018A – TANKER WUG

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509th WEAPONS SQUADRON (AMC)

Lineage. Constituted 609 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 15 Feb 1943. Activated on 1 Mar 1943. Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944. Reconstituted, and consolidated (19 Sep 1985), with the 509 Air Refueling Squadron, Medium, which was constituted on 30 Jun 1948. Activated on 19 Jul 1948. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1965. Redesignated 509 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, and activated, on 8 Aug 1966. Organized on 2 Oct 1966. Redesignated 509 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Sep 1991. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1994. Redesignated 509 Weapons Squadron on 30 May 2003. Activated on 1 Jun 2003.

Assignments. 400 Bombardment Group, 1 Mar 1943-10 Apr 1944. 509 Bombardment Group, 19 Jul 1948; 509 Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 1952; 817 Air Division, 5 Jan 1958; 509 Bombardment Wing, 8 Jul 1958-25 Jun 1965. 509 Bombardment Wing, 2 Oct 1966; 416 Bombardment Wing, 1 Jul 1990; 416 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991; 380 Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992-1 Oct 1994. USAF Mobility Weapons School, 1 Jun 2003-.

Stations. Pyote AAB, TX, 1 Mar 1943; Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, 11 Apr 1943; Pueblo AAB, CO, c. 2 May 1943; Smoky Hill AAFld, KS, 31 Jul 1943; Alamogordo AAFld, NM, 19 Sep 1943; Charleston AAFld, SC, 15 Dec 1943-10 Apr 1944. Walker AFB, NM, 19 Jul 1948 (deployed at Upper Heyford RAF Station, England, 4 Jun-3 Sep 1952 and at Lakenheath, England, 26 Jan-1 May 1956); Pease AFB, NH, 5 Jan 1958-25 Jun 1965. Pease AFB, NH, 2 Oct 1966; Griffiss AFB, NY, 1 Jul 1990-1 Oct 1994. Fairchild AFB, WA, 1 Jun 2003-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1943-1944. KB-29, 1948-1954; KC-97, 1954-1965. KC-135, 1966-1994, 2003-.

Operations. Trained crews for B-24 aircraft operations May-Dec 1943; replacement training unit, Dec 1943-Feb 1944. Refueled tactical and strategic aircraft and trained combat crews, Jul 1948- Jun 1965. Worldwide air refueling operations, 1966-1994; supported the was in Vietnam in the late 1960s, Southwest Asia in 1991, and numerous contingency operations. Holds graduate-level instructor course for the KC-135 in weapons and tactics.

Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation of Kuwait.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device: 5 Mar-2 Jun 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Apr-1 Oct 1968; 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1982; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 5 Mar 1969-2 Jun 1969.

Emblem. Approved on 12 Sep 1957.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 cm