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USAF 319th Operations Group KC-135 Warriors of the North Patch

 
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319th OPERATIONS GROUP

 

Lineage. Established as 319th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 19 Jun 1942. Activated on 26 Jun 1942. Redesignated: 319th Bombardment Group, Medium on 20 Aug 1943; 319th Bombardment Group, Light on 3 Feb 1945. Inactivated on 18 Dec 1945. Activated in the Reserve on 27 Dec 1946; Inactivated on 2 Sep 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 10 Oct 1949; Ordered to active duty on 10 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 22 Mar 1951; Redesignated: 319th Fighter-Bomber Group on 12 Apr 1955. Activated in the Reserve on 18 May 1955; Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957. Redesignated: 319th Bombardment Group, Heavy on 31 July 1985 (Remained inactive); 319th Operations Group on 29 Aug 1991; Activated on 1 Sep 1991. Designated as 319th Air Expeditionary Group as a provisional unit when group elements deployed to combat areas anytime after 11 Sep 2001.

 

Assignments. III Bomber Command, 26 Jun 1942; Eighth Air Force, Sep 1942; XII Bomber Command, Nov 1942; 47th Bombardment Wing, 1 Jun 1943; 2686th Medium Bombardment Wing (Provisional), 7 Jun 1943; 42d Bombardment Wing, Medium, 24 Aug 1943; 57th Bombardment Wing, Medium, 10 Nov 1944; Third Air Force, Jan 1945; First Air Force, 1 Feb 1945; VII Bomber Command, Jul 1945-18 Dec 1945; First Air Force, 27 Dec 1946; 4th Bombardment Wing, 17 Oct 1947; 319th Bombardment Wing, 27 Jun-2 Sep 1949; 10 Oct 1949-22 Mar 1951; 319th Fighter Bomber Wing, 18 May 1955-16 Nov 1957; 319th Wing, 1 September 1991; 319th Bomb Wing on 1 Jun 1992; 319th Air Refueling Wing on 1 Oct 1993; 319th Air Base Wing, 1 Mar 2011.

 

Components. 46th Bombardment (later, 46 Bomb) Squadron: 16 Apr 1947-2 Sep 1949; 10 Oct 1949-22 Mar 1951; 1 Sep 1991-1 Oct 1993. 50th Bombardment Squadron: 16 Apr 1947-2 Sep 1949; 10 Oct 1949-22 Mar 1951. 51st Bombardment Squadron: 8 Jul 1947-2 Sep 1949; 10 Oct 1949-22 Mar 1951. 59th Bombardment Squadron: 8 Jul 1947-2 Sep 1949; 10 Oct 1949-22 Mar 1951. 437th Bombardment Squadron: 26 Jun 1942-18 Dec 1945. 438th Bombardment Squadron: 26 Jun 1942-13 Dec 1945. 439th Bombardment Squadron: 26 Jun 1942-18 Dec 1945. 440th Bombardment Squadron: 26 Jun 1942-18 Dec 1945. 905th Air Refueling Squadron: 1 Sep 1991-1 Jun 1992; 1 Oct 1993-Present. 906th Air Refueling Squadron: 30 Jan 1994-Present. 911th Air Refueling Squadron: 29 Apr 1994–Present. 912th Air Refueling Squadron: 1 April 1994-Present.

 

Stations. Barksdale Field, LA, 26 Jun 1942; Harding AAF, LA, 8-27 Aug 1942; RAF Shipdham (USAAF Station 115), England, 12 Sep 1942; RAF Horsham St Faith (USAAF Station 123), England, c. 4 Oct 1942; Saint-Leu Airfield, Algeria, c. 11 Nov 1942; Oran Tafaraoui Aprt, Algeria, 18 Nov 1942; Maison Blanche Aprt, Algeria, 24 Nov 1942; Telergma Airfield, Algeria, c. 12 Dec 1942; Oujda Airfield, French Morocco, 3 Mar 1943; Rabat-Salé Aprt, French Morocco, 25 Apr 1943; Sedrata Airfield, Algeria, 1 Jun 1943; Djedeida Airfield, Tunisia, 26 Jun 1943; Decimomannu Airfield, Sardinia, c. 1 Nov 1943; Serragia Airfield, Corsica, c. 21 Sep 1944-1 Jan 1945; Bradley Field, CT, 25 Jan 1945; Columbia AAB, SC, c. 28 Feb-27 Apr 1945. Kadena Airfield, Okinawa, c. 2 Jul 1945; Machinato-Naha Airfield, Okinawa, 21 Jul-21 Nov 1945; Fort Lewis, WA, 17-18 Dec 1945; Mitchel Field, NY, 27 Dec 1946; Reading Mun Aprt, PA, 27 Jun-2 Sep 1949; Birmingham Mun Aprt, AL, 10 Oct 1949-22 Mar 1951; Memphis Mun Aprt, TN, 18 May 1955-16 Nov 1957; Grand Forks AFB, ND, 1 Sep 1991-Present.

 

Aircraft. B-26, 1942-1944; B-25, 1944; A-26, 1945; B-1B, 1991-1993; C-12, 1991-1995; KC-135, 1991-1992, 1993-present; RQ-4, 2011-present.

 

Operations. Reserve training until ordered to active service in Mar 1951. In May of 1955 it replaced the 8710 Pilot Training Wing, and again performed Reserve training and, from Jul 1956 through Aug 1957, maintained two F-84s on "runway alert" at Memphis Municipal Airport under operational control of 20 Air Division, Air Defense Command. Conducted global bombardment training and air refueling operations to meet Strategic Air Command (SAC) commitments. Assisted in air refueling efforts during the invasion of Panama, Dec 1989. Deployed tankers to Oman, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia to provide air refueling and cargo missions in Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Apr 1991. Supported worldwide Tanker Task Forces, as well as, combat operations in Southwest Asia, Central Europe, and antidrug operations in Central America by providing air refueling for combat aircraft, 1993-present.

 

Service Streamers. None.

 

Campaign Streamers. None.

 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

 

Decorations. None.

 

Emblem. Group will use the wing emblem with the group designation in the scroll.

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