189th AIRLIFT WING

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189th AIRLIFT WING

Lineage. Organized as 154 Aero Squadron on 8 Dec 1917. Demobilized on 1 Feb 1919. Reconstituted and consolidated (1936) with 154 Observation Squadron which, having been allotted to NG, was activated on 24 Oct 1925. Ordered to active service 16 Sep 1940. Redesignated: 154 Observation Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 154 Observation Squadron 4 Jul 1942; 154 Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 31 May 1943; 154 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 13 Nov 1943; 154 Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium) on 1944; 63 Reconnaissance Squadron (Long Range, Weather) on 4 Sep 1945. Inactivated on 12 Dec 1945. Redesignated 154 Fighter Squadron, and allotted to ANG, on 24 May 1946.Extended federal recognition and activated on 27 May 1946. Redesignated: 154 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 26 Oct 1950; 154 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 10 Jul 1952. Designated 189 Tactical Reconnaissance Group extended federal recognition and activated on 1 Oct 1962. Inactivated on 26 Jan 1969. Redesignated 189 Air Refueling Group and extended federal recognition and activated on 1 Jan 1976. Redesignated: 189 Tactical Airlift Group on 1 Oct 1986; 189 Airlift Group on 16 Apr 1992; 189 Airlift Wing on 1 Oct 1995-.

Assignments. Unkn, 8 Dec 1917-Sep 1918; Air Service Acceptance Park No.1, Sep-Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 1918-1 Feb 1919- Arkansas NG (corps aviation), 24 Oct 1925; Eighth Corps Area, 16 Sep, 1940; Third Army, 3 Oct 1940; VIII Army Corps, c. Nov 1940; 68 Observation (later Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Sep 1941 (attached to XII Air Support Command, 12 Mar-24 May 1943; Northwest African Training Command, 24 May-i Sep 1943; XII Training Command [Prov], 1 Sep-31 Dec 1943; Fifteenth Air Force’ 1 Jan-15 Jun 1944); Fifteenth Air Force, Jun 1944; Army Air Forces, Jul 1945; Third Air Force, 21 Jul-12 Dec 1945. Arkansas Air National Guard, 27 May 1946-; 71 Fighter Wing, 27 May 1946; 118 Fighter Group, 2 Oct 1947; 118 Composite Wing, 1 Dec 1950; 136 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 10 Oct 1950-10 Jul 1952; 118 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 10 Jul 1952; Arkansas ANG, 1 Oct 1962-. (gained by: Tactical Air Command, 1 Oct 1962; Strategic Air Command, 1 Jan1976; Military Airlift Command, 1 Oct 1986; Air Mobility Command, 1 Jun 1992-).

Components. Groups. 189 Operations Group, 1 Jun 1992-. Squadrons. 154 Tactical Reconnaissance (later Air Refueling; Tactical Airlift Training; Training), 1 Oct 1962-.

Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 8 Dec 1917; Scott Field, IL, 18 Dec 1917; Garden City, NY, 29 Jan-16 Feb 1918; Lark Hill, England, 9 Mar 1918; Stockbridge, England, 19 Mar 1918 (detachments at Eastbourne and Dover, England, after Aug 1918); Winchester, England, 30 Aug-12 Sep 1918; St Maixent, France, 17 Sep 1918; Orly, France, 29 Sep 1918; Nantes, France, 18 Dec 1918; St Nazaire; France, 26 Dec 1918-c. 12 Jan 1919; Garden City, NY, c. 23 Jan-1 Feb 1919. Little Rock, Ark, 24 Oct 1925; Post Field, OK, 27 Sep 1940; Eglin Field, FL, 19 Dec 1941; Daniel Field, GA, 9 Feb 1942; Smith Reynolds Aprt, NC, 9 Jul 1942; Morris Field, NC, 17 Aug-22 Sep 1942; Wattisham, England, 4-21 Oct 1942; St Leu, Algeria, 10 Nov 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 16 Nov 1942; Blida, Algeria, 20 Nov 1942; Oujda, French Morocco, 10 Dec 1942 (detachment at Youks-les-Bains, Algeria, from 21 Jan 1943); Youks-les-Bains, Algeria 24 Feb 1943; Thelepte, Tunisia, 13 Mar 1943; Sbeitla, Tunisia, 6 Apr 1943; Le Sers, Tunisia, 12 Apr 1943; Korba, Tunisia, 19 May 1943; Nouvion, Algeria, 3 Jun 1943; Oran, Algeria, 5-16 Jan 1944; Bari, Italy, 3 Feb 1944-c. 1 Jul 1945. Drew Field, Fla, 21 Jul—12 Dec 1945. Adams Field, Arkansas, 27 May 1946-Oct 1950. Adams Field, AR (later Little Rock AFB), AR, 1 Oct 1962-. (operated from Itazuke AB, Japan, 10 Oct 1950-10 Jul 1952; Jul 1968-20 Dec 1968; Richards-Gebaur AFB, MO, 26 Jan 1968-9 Jun 1969).

Aircraft. Not equipped, 1925-1926: included JN-4, JN-6, DH-4, PT-1, BT-1, and 0-2 during period 1926- 1934; primarily O-38, c. 1933-1939; in addition to O-47, 1938-1942, included O-38 to 1941 and O-49, 1941-1942; A-20, 1942-1943; in addition to P-39 and P-38/F-4, included P-51, 1943; P-38, 1944-1945. F-51, 1946-1950; F-84, 1950-1952; RF-84, 1952-1965; RF-101, 1965-1968. KC-135, 1976-1986; C-130, 1986-.

Operations. Repaired and maintained aircraft in Zone of Advance, 1918. Emergency operations while under state control included flood-relief in Eastern Arkansas Apr-May 1927. Antisubmarine patrols in Gulf of Mexico, 25 Dec 1941- c. 2 Feb 1942, and in western Mediterranean 15 Dec 1942-8 Jan 1943; combat n MIO as tactical reconnaissance unit, 26 Jan-11 May 1943, and in MTO and ETO as weather reconnaissance unit, 13 Feb 1944-2 May 1945. Called to active duty as part of the Pueblo Crisis call-up, Jan 1968-Dec 1968. Maintained an around the clock ALPHA Alert. Participated in European, Alaskan and Pacific Tanker Task Forces, and supported worldwide temporary tanker task forces performing in-flight. Provides aircrew training for the C-130 for all branches of the military.

Service Streamers. Theater of Operations.

Campaign Streamers. Antisubmarine, American Theater; Antisubmarine, EAME Theater;              Air Offensive, Europe; Algeria-French Morocco with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Rumania, 17, 18, 19 Aug 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 31 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000.