108th Air Refueling Squadron

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 108th Air Refueling Squadron


caption= 108th Air Refueling Squadron Emblem
dates= 1927-Present
country= United States
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branch= United States Air Force
type= Squadron
role= Air Refueling
size=
command_structure= Air National Guard/Air Mobility Command
current_commander=
garrison= Scott Air Force Base
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colonel_of_the_regiment=
nickname= "Mid America Militia"
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The 108th Air Refueling Squadron flies the KC-135E Stratotanker. It is a unit of the Illinois Air National Guard. Its parent unit is the 126th Air Refueling Wing.

Mission

History

Assignments

Major Command/Gaining Command

*Air National Guard/Air Mobility Command (1992-Present)
*Air National Guard/Strategic Air Command (1976-1992)
*Air National Guard/ Tactical Air Command (1953-1976)
*Air National Guard/Continental Air Command (1946?-1953)

Previous DesignationsRogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0

*108th Air Refueling Squadron (1961-Present)
*108th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (1955-1961)
*108th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1953-1955)
*108th Bombardment Squadron (Light) (1951-1953)
*108th Composite Squadron (1950-1951)
*108th Bombardment Squadron (Light) (1946-1950)
*344th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) (1942-1946)

Bases stationed

United States Army Air Forces
* Chicago Municpal Airport 1 Jul 1927 - 8 Feb 1941
* Howard Field, Panama 8 Feb 1941 - 1 Nov 1943
* MacDill Field, FL 8 Sep 1942
* Drane Field, FL 28 Dec 1942
* Hunter Field, GA 19 Dec 1943-26 Jan 1944
* RAF Stansted, England Feb 1944 (Station 169)
* Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France 30 Sep 1944 (ALG A-59)
* Florennes/Juzaine, Belgium 5 Apr 1945 (ALG A-78)
* Schleissheim, Germany c. 15 Sep 1945-15 Feb 1946United States Air Force
* Chicago Municipal Airport, IL 24 May 1946 - 1 April 1951
* Langley AFB, VA 1 April - 1 November 1951
* Bordeaux-Merignac Air Base, France 1 November 1951 - 25 May 1952
* Laon-Couvron Air Base, France 25 May 1952 - 31 December 1952
* Chicago Municpal Airport (Later O'Hare IAP), 1 January 1953 - 31 July 1999
* Scott AFB, IL 31 July 1999 - PresentNote: ALG = "Advanced Landing Ground" designation of temporary airfields constructed or used by the Allies in Europe following the D-Day landings in 1944.

Aircraft OperatedWorld Airpower Journal. (1992). US Air Force Air Power Directory. Aerospace Publishing: London, UK. ISBN 1-880588-01-3

*KC-135 Stratotanker (1976-Present)
*KC-97 Stratotanker (1961-1983)
*F-86D/F Sabre (1953-1961)
*B-26 Marauder (1948-1953)
*A-26 Invader (1942-1948)
*North American O-47 (1941-192)
*Consolidated PT-1 (1927-1941)

References

External links

* [http://www.126arw.ang.af.mil 126th Air Refueling Wing Homepage]


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