108th Air Refueling Squadron

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108th Air Refueling Squadron

Lineage.  Organized as 108th Aero Squadron on 27 Aug 1917. Redesiganted 802d Aero Squadron on 1 Feb 1918. Demobilized on 11 Jun 1919. Reconstituted and consolidated (1936) with 108th Observation Squadron which having been allotted to NG, was activated on 1 Jul 1927. Ordered to active service on 3 Feb 1941. Redesignated 108th Observation Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 108th Observation Squadron (Special) on 25 Jun 1943. Inactivated on 1 Noc 1943. Redesignated 108th Bombardment Squadron (Light) and allotted to ANG on 24 May 1946. 108th Bombardment Squadron (Light) extended federal recognition on 19 Jan 1947; 108th Fighter Bomber Squadron on 1 Jan 1953; 108th Fighter Interceptor Squadron on 1 Jul 1955; 108th Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Jul 1961-.

Assignments. Unkn, 27 Aug 1917-Feb 1918; Third Aviation Instruction Center, Feb 1918-Apr 1919; Unkn, Apr-11 Jun 1919. Illinois NG (divisional aviation, 33d Division), 1 Jul 1927; Second Army, 3 Feb 1941; II Air Support Command, 1 Sep 1941; 72d Observation (later Reconnaissance) Group, 26 Sep 1941-1Nov 1943. 126th Bombardment Group (Light), 24 May 1946; 126th Composite Group, Nov 1950; 126th Bombardment Group (Light), Feb 1951; 126th Fighter Bomber Group, 1 Jan 1953; 126th Fighter Interceptor Group, 1 Jul 1955; 126th Air Refueling Group, 1 Jul 1961; 126th Air Refueling Wing, 9 Dec 1974-.

Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 27 Aug 1917; Garden City, NY, 1 Nov-7 Dec 1917; St Maixent, France, 2 Jan 1918; Issoudun, France, 21 Feb 1918-c. Apr 1919; Mitchell Field, NY, c. 27 May-11 Jun 1919; Chicago Municipal Airport, 1 Jul 1927 – 28 Dec 1941; Rio Hato, Panama, 14 Jan 1942; Howard Field, Panama, 19 Jan 1942-1 Nov 1943; Chicago Midway Airport, IL, 19 Jan 1947; Langley AFB, VA, 1 Jul 1951; Bordeaux-Merignac AB, France,  Oct- Nov 1951; Laon AB, France,  25 May 1952 – 31 December 1952; Chicago Midway Airport, IL, 1 Jan 1953; O’Hare Field (later O’Hare IAP), IL, Dec 1954; Scott AFB, IL, 31 July 1999-.

Aircraft. PT-1, BT-1, O-2, 1927-1931, 1935-1941; O-38, 1931-1941; O-47, 1939-1943; L-4, 1942-1943; B-18, 1943; P-39, 1943; O-31, 1935-1941; O-49, 1941-1943; O-52, 1941; A-18, 1943; P-36, 1943; A-26B/C, 1947-1953; F-51D, 1953-1955; F-84F, 1955-1957; F-86L, 1957-1961; KC-97, 1961-1976; KC-135, 1976-.

Operations. Repaired and Maintained aircraft, 1918-1919. Emergency operations while under state control included flood relief in southern Illinois, 22 Jan-12 Feb 1937. Air defense of Panama Canal, Jan 1943-Nov 1943. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up. Provide worldwide air refueling support.

Service Streamers. World War I: Theater of Operations. World War II: American Theater.

Campign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.

Emblem. Approved on 5 Dec 1950.

 

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