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USAF 141st Air Refueling Squadron Dersert Patch

 
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141st AIR REFUELING SQUADRON

 

LINEAGE. Constituted 341st Fighter Squadron on 24 Sep 1942. Activated on 30 Sep 1942. Inactivated on 10 May 1946. Redesignated 141st Fighter Squadron, and allotted to ANG, on 24 May 1946. 141st Fighter Squadron (SE) extended federal recognition on 26 May 1949. Redesignated: 141st Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Mar 1951; 141st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron in Jul 1955; 141st Tactical Fighter Squadron in Nov 1958; 141st Air Refueling Squadron on 19 Oct 1991-.

 

ASSIGNMENTS. 348th Fighter Group, 30 Sep 1942-10 May 1946. NJANG, 26 May 1949; Tactical Air Command, 1 Jul 1960; 108th Tactical Fighter Group, 15 Oct 1962; 108th Tactical Fighter Wing, 9 Dec 1974; 108th Air Refueling Wing, 19 Oct 1991-.

 

STATIONS. Mitchel Field, NY, 30 Sep 1942; Bradley Field, CT, 30 Sep 1942; Westover Field, MA, 30 Oct 1942; Hillsgrove, RI, 11 Jan 1943; Westover Field, MA, 29 Apr-9 May 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 23 Jun 1943; Finschhafen, New Guinea, 17 Dec 1943; Saidor, New Guinea, 27 Mar 1944; Wakde, 22 May 1944; Noemfoor, 24 Aug 1944; Tacloban, Leyte, 30 Nov 1944; Tanauan, Leyte, c. 15 Dec 1944; San Marcelino, Luzon, 7 Feb 1945; Floridablanca, Luzon, c. 15 May 1945; Ie Shima, 12 Jul 1945; Kanoya, Japan, 9 Sep 1945; Itami, Japan, c. 20 Oct 1945-10 May 1946. Mercer County Airport, NJ, 26 May 1949; McGuire AFB (later Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst), NJ, Feb 1954-. (operated from: Turner AFB, GA, 1 Mar 1951; Godman AFB, KY, 16 Nov 1951; Chaumont AB, France, 1 Nov 1961-17 Aug 1962)

 

AIRCRAFT. P-47, 1942-1945; P-51, 1945-1946. F-47D, 1949-1952; F-51D, 1952-1954; F-86A, 1954-1956; F-86E, 1956-1958; F-84F, 1958- 1962; F-86H, 1962-1964; F-105B, 1964-1981; F-4D, 1981-1985; F-4E, 1985-1991; KC-135E, 1991-2007; KC-135R, 2007-.

 

OPERATIONS. Combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, 29 Jul 1943-15 Aug 1945. Ordered to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 1 Mar 1951-1 Dec 1952. Called to active duty as a result of the Berlin Crisis, 1 Oct 1961-17 Aug 1962. Worldwide aerial refueling, 1991-. Participated in Operation: RESTORE HOPE, 1992; DENY FLIGHT, 1994; SEA SIGNAL, 1995. 170th Air Refueling Group consolidated with the 108th Air Refueling Wing, 1 Oct 1993.

 

SERVICE STREAMERS. None. CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Ryukyus; China Offensive.

 

DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Citations: New Britain, 16-31 Dec 1943; Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. Spatz Trophy, 1989.

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