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USAF 108th Air Refueling Wing Patch

 
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108th AIR REFUELING WING

 

LINEAGE. Constituted 341st Fighter Squadron on 24 Sep 1942. Activated on 30 Sep 1942. Inactivated on 10 May 1946. Redesignated: 108th Fighter Group extended federal recognition on 16 Oct 1946; 108th Strategic Fighter Wing in 1948; 108th Fighter-Bomber Wing on 1 Dec 1952; 108th Fighter-Interceptor Wing on Jul 1955; 108th Tactical Fighter Wing on 1 Nov 1960; 108th Air Refueling Wing, 19 Oct 1991-. (deployed as 7108th Tactical Fighter Wing, 20 Nov 1961-Oct 1962)

 

Components. Groups. 108th Fighter (later, Strategic Fighter; Fighter-Bomber; Fighter-Interceptor; Tactical Fighter), 16 Oct 1946-19 Oct 1991. 108th Operations, 19 Oct 1991-.

Squadrons. 119th Fighter-Interceptor, Jun 1955-Oct 1962; 141st Fighter (later Fighter-Bomber; Fighter-Interceptor; Tactical Fighter; Air Refueling), 24 May 1946-. 149th Fighter, 1 Mar 1951-30 Nov 1952, 1 Oct 1961-17 Aug 1962; 150th Air Refueling, 1 Oct 1993-. 153rd Fighter, 1 Mar 1951-30 Nov 1952;

 

ASSIGNMENTS. 348th Fighter Group, 30 Sep 1942-10 May 1946. NJANG, 26 May 1949; Strategic Air Command (40th Air Division), 1 Mar 1951-30 Nov 1952; Air Defense Command, Jul 1955; Tactical Air Command, 1 Jul 1960; Air Mobility Command, 1 Jun 1992-. (attached to United States Air Forces Europe, 1 Oct 1961-17 Aug 1962)

 

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. The primary mission of the 7108th was to provide close air support to the Seventh Army in Europe under the direction of Ground Forward Air Controllers, 20 Nov 1961-Oct 1962. Worldwide aerial refueling as part of the North East Tanker task force, 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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