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306th Air Refueling Squadron
KC-97Es 306th ARS at MacDill AFB 1951.jpg
306th Air Refueling Squadron KC-97Es at MacDill AFB in July 1951.
Active 1951-1973; 1984-1994
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Refueling
Insignia
306th Air Refueling Squadron Patch showing early emblem 306th Air Refueling Squadron - SAC - Patch.png

The 306th Air Refueling Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 457th Operations Group, stationed at Altus AFB, Oklahoma. It was inactivated on 1 August 1994.

The squadron performed air refueling in support of USAF operations on a worldwide basis, flying the KC-97 and KC-135 Stratotanker.

Lineage[edit | edit source]

606th Bombardment Squadron

  • Constituted as the 606th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 15 February 1943
Activated on 1 March 1943
  • Disbanded on 31 March 1944[1]
  • Reconstituted on 19 September 1985 and consolidated with the 306th Air Refueling Squadron as the 306th Air Refueling Squadron[2]

306th Air Refueling Squadron

  • Constituted as the 306th Air Refueling Squadron, Medium on 17 August 1950
Activated on 1 September 1950
Redesignated 306th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy on 1 July 1962
Inactivated 30 September 1973
  • Activated on 1 October 1984
  • Consolidated with the 606th Air Bombardment Squadron on 19 September 1985[2]
Redesignated 306th Air Refueling Squadron on 1 September 1991
Inactivated on 1 August 1994

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Detached:
8 November 1954 -22 December 1954
5 January 1955 - 21 February 1955
20 December 1956 - 9 January 1957
ca. 9 October 1957 - 15 October 1957
1 July 1958 - 5 October 1958
5 April 1961 - 12 July 1961

Stations[edit | edit source]

Aircraft[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Maurer, Maurer, ed (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 682. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/combat_sq_of_the_af_wwii.pdf. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Department of the Air Force/MPM Letter 662q, 19 Sep 85, Subject: Reconstitution, Redesignation, and Consolidation of Selected Air Force Tactical Squadrons
  3. Robertson, Patsy, AFHRA Factsheet 306 Flying Training Group 9/22/2010 (retrieved September 23, 2013)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings, Lineage & Honors Histories 1947-1977. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. pp. 151–153. ISBN 0-912799-12-9. http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/combat_wings.pdf. 
  5. Robertson, Patsy, AFHRA Factsheet 340 Flying Training Group 8/22/2011 (retrieved September 23, 2013)
  6. Mueller, Robert (1989). Air Force Bases, Vol. I, Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 352. ISBN 0-912799-53-6. http://www.afhso.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100921-026.pdf. 

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

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