50th AIR REFUELING SQUADRON

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   3.5 inch-90mm

 

50th AIRLIFT SQUADRON (AMC)

Lineage. Constituted 50 Transport Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 50 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 27 May 1946. Redesignated 50 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 20 Sep 1949. Activated on 17 Oct 1949. Redesignated: 50 Troop Carrier Squadron on 1 Jan 1967; 50 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Aug 1967; 50 Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991. Inactivated on 1 Apr 2016. Activated on 2 Oct 2017. Redesignated as 50th Air Refueling Squadron on 2 Oct 2017-.

Assignments. 314 Transport (later, 314 Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-27 May 1946. 314 Troop Carrier Group, 17 Oct 1949; 314 Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Oct 1957 (attached to 315 Air Division, 11 Sep-c. 16 Dec 1958; 322 Air Division, 27 Mar-c. 15 Aug 1961; unkn, May-Jul 1965); 315 Air Division, 26 Dec 1965; 314 Troop Carrier (later, 314 Tactical Airlift) Wing, 23 Feb 1966; 374 Tactical Airlift Wing, 31 May 1971; 314 Tactical Airlift Wing, 15 Aug 1973 (attached to: 322 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Jun-18 Aug 1974; 374 Tactical Airlift Wing, 28 Apr-6 Jun 1975; 435 Tactical Airlift Wing, 6 Dec 1975-12 Feb 1976; 513 Tactical Airlift Wing, 7 Sep-1 Nov 1976; 435 Tactical Airlift Wing, 6 Apr-9 Jun 1977; 513 Tactical Airlift Wing, 14 Jan-14 Mar 1978); 314 Tactical Airlift Group, 1 Nov 1978 (attached to 513 Tactical Airlift Wing, 6 Aug-8 Oct 1979); 314 Tactical Airlift Wing, 15 Jun 1980 (attached to 313 Tactical Airlift Group, 5 Dec 1980-12 Feb 1981, 5 Jun-14 Aug 1982, 4 Oct-14 Dec 1983, 2 Jun-14 Aug 1985, 3 Aug-16 Oct 1986, 5 Oct-16 Dec 1987, 3 Dec 1988-15 Feb 1989, 4 Aug-15 Oct 1991); 314 Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991 (attached to: 313 Tactical Airlift Group, 27 Nov 1992-31 Jan 1993; 86 Airlift Wing, 7 Dec 1995-11 Mar 1996); 463 Airlift Group, 1 Apr 1997- 1 Apr 2016. 6 Air Mobility Wing, 2 Oct 2017-. (attached to 86 Airlift Wing, 5 Dec 1997-30 Jan 1998, 26 May-26 Jul 1999).

Stations. Drew Field, FL, 15 Jun 1942; Bowman Field, KY, 24 Jun 1942; Sedalia AAFld, MO, 4 Nov 1942; Lawson Field, GA, 22 Feb-3 May 1943; Berguent, French Morocco, 21 May 1943; Kairouan, Tunisia, 26 Jun 1943; Castelvetrano, Sicily, 2 Sep 1943-16 Feb 1944; Saltby, England, 6 Mar 1944; Poix, France, 5 Mar 1945; Villacoublay, France, c. 1 Dec 1945-15 Feb 1946; Bolling Field, DC, 15 Feb-27 May 1946. Smyrna (later, Sewart) AFB, TN, 17 Oct 1949-27 Aug 1950; Ashiya AB, Japan, 4 Sep 1950-15 Nov 1954 (operated from Clark AFB, Philippines, 26 Jun-5 Sep 1954); Sewart, AFB, TN, 15 Nov 1954-c. 26 Dec 1965 (deployed at Clark AB, Philippines, 29 Aug-c. 20 Dec 1958 and May-Jul 1965; Evreux, France, 27 Mar-c. 15 Aug 1961); Clark AB, Philippines, c. 26 Dec 1965; Kung Kuan (later, Ching Chuan Kang) AB, Taiwan, 28 Jan 1966-15 Aug 1973; Little Rock AFB, AR, 15 Aug 1973-1 Apr 2016. MacDill AFB, FL, 2 Oct 2017-. (deployed at Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 1 Jun-18 Aug 1974, 3 Dec 1975-8 Feb 1976 and 4 Apr-14 Jun 1977; Clark AB, Philippines, 25 Apr-7 Jun 1975, RAF Mildenhall, England, 4 Sep-13 Nov 1976, 14 Jan-14 Mar 1978, 6 Aug-8 Oct 1979, 5 Dec 1980-12 Feb 1981, 5 Jun-14 Aug 1982, 4 Oct-14 Dec 1983, 2 Jun-14 Aug 1985, 3 Aug-16 Oct 1986, 5 Oct-16 Dec 1987, 3 Dec 1988-15 Feb 1989, 4 Aug-15 Oct 1991, 27 Nov 1992-31 Jan 1993, Ramstein AB, Germany, 7 Dec 1995-11 Mar 1996, 5 Dec 1997-30 Jan 1998, 26 May-26 Jul 1999).

Aircraft. C-47, 1942-1945; CG-4, 1943-1945; L-4, 1945. C-82, 1949-1950; G-15, 1949-1950; YG-18, 1949-1950; C-119, 1949-1957; C-130, 1957-2016. KC-135, 2017-.

Operations. Provided airlift in MTO and ETO during World War II, taking part in airborne assaults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland, and Germany (1943-1945). During the Korean War (1950-1953), furnished airlift between Japan and Korea and airdropped paratroops and supplies at Sukchon/Sunchon and Munsan-ni. Aircrews frequently flew combat support missions in Southeast Asia, 1966-1973. Four aircrews participated in the rescue of the SS Mayaguez, dropping a 15,000-pound bomb on Koh Tang Island, 14 May 1975. Deployed personnel and aircraft in support of operations in Panama, Dec 1989, and Southwest Asia, 16 Aug 1990-27 Mar 1991. Provide worldwide air refueling.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Central Europe. 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. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France, [6-7] Jun 1944; Korea, 28 Nov-10 Dec 1950. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 1 Nov 1967-31 Dec 1969; 12 Feb-17 May 1975. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 6 May 1953-10 Sep 1954; 11 Jan-14 Feb 1955; 1 Jan 1960-31 Dec 1961; 1 Sep 1962-15 Apr 1963; 1 Jan 1975-30 Jun 1976; 1 Jun 1985-31 May 1986; 1 Jul 1991-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1995-31 Mar 1997; 1 Apr 1997-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 1 Jul 1951-27 Jul 1953. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-28 Jan 1973. Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation: 21 Jul-15 Aug 1972.

Emblem. Approved on 12 Dec 1994.

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