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508th Air Refueling Squadron

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Active  1953-1957
Role  Air Refueling
Country  United States
508th Air Refueling Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The United States Air Force's 508th Air Refueling Squadron was an air refueling unit that operated the Boeing KB-29 at Turner Air Force Base, Georgia. It was last active on 1 July 1957

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The squadron was established in 1953 to provide strategic air refueling for the 508th Strategic Fighter Wing. In 1956 the 508th Wing was inactivated and the squadron transferred to SAC's other fighter wing at Turner, the 31st Strategic Fighter Wing. In April 1957, the 31st Wing transferred to Tactical Air Command, which moved the 431st Air Refueling Squadron to Turner. The 508th began transferring its planes to the 431st as it prepared for it inactivation in July.

Assignments

  • 400th Bombardment Group: 1 March 1943 - 10 April 1944
  • 508th Strategic Fighter Wing: 25 November 1953 (attached to 31st Strategic Fighter Wing 10 February 1954 – 1 June 1954, unknown 4 July 1954 – 15 October 1954)
  • 31st Strategic Fighter Wing: 11 May 1956
  • 4050th Air Refueling Wing: 1 April 1957 – 1 July 1957
  • Stations

  • Pyote Army Air Base, Texas, 1 March 1943
  • Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona, 11 April 1943
  • Pueblo Army Air Base, Colorado, ca. 2 May 1943
  • Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Kansas, 31 July 1943
  • Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, 14 September 1943
  • Charleston Army Air Base, South Carolina, 15 December 1943 - 10 April 1944
  • Turner Air Force Base, Georgia, 25 November 1953 – 1 July 1957
  • Aircraft

  • Consolidated B-24 Liberator, 1943-1944
  • Boeing KB-29 Superfortress, 1953-unknown
  • Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker, unknown-1957
  • References

    508th Air Refueling Squadron Wikipedia


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