|340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron|
Emblem of the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron
|Branch||United States Air Force|
The squadron flew the KC-97 Stratotanker, providing air refueling to USAF units from 1952-1962. It was assigned to the following units:
- 340th Bombardment Wing, 20 October 1952 – 1 July 1953; 18 January 1954 – 15 October 1962
- Attached to the 93d Bombardment Wing, 20 October 1952-18 January 1954 (deployed at: Castle AFB, California)
The squadron was inactivated in 1965 as part of the phaseout of the KC-97 from SAC. Reactivated as a provisional squadron about 2003 as a part of the Global War on Terrorism. Equipped with a mixture of KC-135R/T Stratotankers and conducted effective combat air refueling. Was active as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Patch designed by Bob McMordie 1958.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/combat_sq_of_the_af_wwii.pdf.
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