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19th Air Refueling Squadron

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Active  1942–1944 1956–1966
Type  Aerial refueling
Country  United States
Garrison/HQ  Otis Air Force Base
19th Air Refueling Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force/Strategic Air Command
Motto(s)  Servire de Supernis Service Over and Above

The 19th Air Refueling Squadron (19 ARS) is an inactive unit of the United States Air Force. At the time of its inactivation, it was based at Otis Air Force Base.


On 19 Sep 1985 the 19th Air Refueling Squadron,(Medium), was consolidated with the 19th Ferrying Squadron, a unit that was last active 31 Mar 1944. This action was directed by Department of the Air Force Letter DAF/MPM 662q Attachment 2 (Inactive Units), 19 Sep 1985. The Consolidated Unit will retain the Designation of 19th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy".


  • World War II
  • Lineage

  • 19th Air Refueling Squadron. Medium (1956–1966)
  • 19th Ferrying Squadron (1943–1944)
  • 19th Air Corps Ferrying Squadron (1942–1943)
  • Assignments

  • 3rd Ferrying Group (1942–1944)
  • 19th Bombardment Wing (1956–1960)
  • 379th Bombardment Wing (1956) (Attached while receiving personnel and equipment)
  • 4050th Air Refueling Wing (1960–1961)
  • 4038th Strategic Wing (1961–1963)
  • 397th Bombardment Wing (1963)
  • 499th Air Refueling Wing (1963–1964)
  • 817th Air Division (1964–1966)
  • Stations

  • Romulus Army Airfield, (1942–1944)
  • Homestead Air Force Base (1956–1960)
  • Ben Guerir Air Base (1957)
  • Lajes Air Base (1958)
  • Otis Air Force Base (1960–1966)
  • RAF Brize Norton (1963)
  • RAF Fairford (1963)
  • Aircraft operated

  • KC-97 Stratocruiser—(1956–1966)
  • References

    19th Air Refueling Squadron Wikipedia

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