385th AIR EXPEDITIONARY GROUP – CENTCOM AIRLIFT TEAM – CREW 6 (3d AIRLIFT SQD)

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385th AIR EXPEDITIONARY GROUP

Lineage. Constituted as the 385th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 25 Nov 1942. Activated on 1 Dec 1942. Inactivated on 28 Aug 1945. Redesignated: 385th Strategic Aerospace Wing on 15 Nov 1962. Organized on 1 Jan 1963. Discontinued and inactivated on 15 Dec 1964. Redesignated 385th Air Expeditionary Group, and converted to provisional status, on 12 Jun 2002.

Asignments. II Bomber Command, 1 Dec 1942; Eighth Air Force, ca. 6 Jul 1943; VIII Bomber Command, ca. 8 Jul 1943; 4th Bombardment Wing, 12 Jul 1943 93d Bombardment Wing, 17 Feb 1945; 45th Bombardment Wing, 24 May 1945; 20th Bombardment Wing, 18 Jun 1945-28 Aug 1945. Strategic Air Command, 14 Nov 1962; 818th Strategic Aerospace Division, 1 Jan 1963-15 Dec 1964. Air Mobility Command, 12 Jun 2002-.

Components. Squadrons. 34th Air Refueling, 1 Jan-15 Dec 1964, (detached 10–15 Dec 1964); 548th Bombardment, 1 Dec 1942-19 Jun 1945; 549th Bombardment (later Strategic Missile), 1 Dec 1942-19 Jun 1945; 1 Jan 1963-15 Dec 1964 (not operational, 1–15 Dec 1964); 550th Bombardment, 1 Dec 1942-19 Jun 1945; 551st Bombardment, 1 Dec 1942-19 Jun 1945. 90th Expeditionary Air Refueling, 2002-. 816th Expeditionary Airlift, 2002-. 817th Expeditionary Airlift, 2002-.

Stations. Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, 1 Dec 1942; Biggs Field, TX, 21 Dec 1942; Geiger Field, WA, 1 Feb 1943; Great Falls AAB, MT, 11 Apr- Jun 1943; Great Ashfield, England, Jun 1943-Aug 1945; Sioux Falls AAF, SD, Aug-28 Aug 1945. Offutt AFB, NE, 1 Jan 1963-15 Dec 1964. Incirlik AB, Turkey, 2002-.

Aircraft and Missiles. B-17, 1942-1945. KC-135, 1963-1964, 2002-. SM-65, 1963-1964. C-17, 2002-.

Operations. Operated primarily as a strategic bombardment organization during WW-II. Controlled a mixture of strategic missiles and air refueling aircraft in the 1960s. The former served as a deterrent force and the latter provided airborne command post services and supported SAC’s global air refueling mission. Provide airlift and air refueling in support of the Global War on Terror.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Germany, 17 Aug 1943; Zwickau, Germany, 12 May 1944.