98th AIR REFUELING SQUADRON – 1994-1998

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Japanese made by Tiger Embroidery, Okinawa, Japan   4.0 inch-98mm

 

98th AIR REFUELING SQUADRON (ACC)

Lineage. 398 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) (constituted 8 Reconnaissance Squadron [Medium] on 13 Jan 1942; activated on 1 Feb 1942; redesignated 398 Bombardment Squadron [Medium] on 22 Apr 1942; disbanded on 10 Oct 1943; reconstituted on 19 Sep 1985) consolidated (19 Sep 1985), with 398 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy (constituted on 28 Feb 1944; activated on 11 Mar 1944; inactivated on 15 Jun 1946), and 98 Air Refueling Squadron, Medium (constituted on 1 Aug 1950; activated on 16 Aug 1950; inactivated on 8 Apr 1952; activated on 8 Apr 1952; inactivated on 25 Nov 1953; activated on 18 Feb 1954; discontinued, and inactivated, on 15 Apr 1963). Redesignated 98 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy on 19 Sep 1985. Redesignated 98 Air Refueling Squadron, and activated, on 1 Apr 1994. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1998.

Assignments. 21 Bombardment Group, attached on 1 Feb 1942, and assigned 22 Apr 1942-10 Oct 1943. 504 Bombardment Group, 11 Mar 1944-15 Jun 1946. 98 Bombardment Group, 16 Aug 1950-8 Apr 1952. 98 Bombardment Group (attached to 6 Air Division) 8 Apr 1952; 98 Bombardment Wing (attached to 305 Bombardment Wing) 14 Apr 1952; 6 Air Division, 1 Jul 1953; 806 Air Division, 22-25 Nov 1953. 98 Bombardment Wing, 18 Feb 1954-15 Apr 1963 (attached to 98 Air Base Group 18 Feb-1 Aug 1954; unkn, 7 Jan-21 Feb 1955; Ernest Harmon Task Force, 27 Dec 1956-14 Mar 1957 and 28 Dec 1957-25 Mar 1958; Lajes Tanker Task Force, 1 Apr-8 Jul 1959 and 2 Oct 1962-7 Jan 1963). 453 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994; 92 Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994-1 Jul 1998.

Stations. Bowman Field, KY, 1 Feb 1942; Jackson AAB, MS, 8 Feb 1942; Columbia AAB, SC, 24 Apr 1942; Key Field, MS, 26 May 1942; MacDill Field, FL, 26 Jun 1942-10 Oct 1943. Dalhart AAFld, TX, 11 Mar 1944; Fairmont AAFld, NE, 12 Mar-5 Nov 1944; North Field, Tinian, 23 Dec 1944; Clark Field, Luzon, 13 Mar-15 Jun 1946. Spokane (later, Fairchild) AFB, WA 16 Aug 1950-8 Apr 1952. MacDill AFB, FL, 8 Apr 1952; Lake Charles AFB, LA, 22-25 Nov 1953. Lincoln AFB, NE, 18 Feb 1954-15 Apr 1963 (deployed at Goose AB, Labrador, 7 Jan-21 Feb 1955; RAF Mildenhall, England, 7 Nov 1955-31 Jan 1956; Ernest Harmon AB, Newfoundland, 27 Dec 1956-14 Mar 1957 and 28 Dec 1957-25 Mar 1958; Lajes AFB, Azores, 1 Apr-8 Jun 1959 and 2 Oct 1962-7 Jan 1963). Fairchild AFB, WA, 1 Apr 1994-1 Jul 1998.

Aircraft. B-25, 1942; B-26, 1942-1943. B-17, 1944; B-29, 1944-1946. KC-97, 1953. KC–97, 1954-1963. KC-135, 1994-1998.

Operations. Antisubmarine patrols in the Gulf of Mexico, 8 Jun 1942 and 31 Jul-8 Aug 1942. Operational training unit, Jun 1942-Jul 1943. Combat in Western Pacific, 16 Jun-14 Aug 1945. Not operational, 16 Aug 1950-8 Apr 1952. Ferried aircraft, Apr 1952-Nov 1953. Worldwide air refueling operations, 1954-1963 and 1994-1998. Deployed to Saudi Arabia, Jul-Dec 1995 to provide refueling support for operations over the no-fly zone in Iraq, and to Panama, Apr-Jun 1996 in support of counter-drug operations.

Service Streamers. None

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Yokohama, Japan, 28 May 1945; Japan and Korea, 27 Jul-14 Aug 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1997; 1 Jan-1 Jul 1998.

Emblem. Approved on 11 Aug 1955.