|908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron|
Emblem of the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron
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The 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron is a provisional United States Air Force (USAF) unit. It was last known to be assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Operations Group, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Its current status is undetermined.
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The squadron was established on 20 Mar 1963 and Activated on 01 Jul 1963 by Strategic Air Command at Kincheloe AFB, Michigan and equipped with Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers. Its mission was to provide air refueling to the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers of its parent 449th Bombardment Wing and other USAF units as directed. The unit deployed individual aircraft and crews to the Western Pacific region between 1966 and 1975 to support combat operations of deployed SAC units and tactical aircraft over Indochina during the Vietnam War. It was inactivated on 30 September 1977 with the closure of Kincheloe AFB; with personnel and equipment reassigned to other units.
The squadron was reactivated as a provisional squadron in about 2002 as a part of the War on Terror, equipped with a mixture of KC-135s and McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extenders; and was active as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom conducting combat air refueling.
The squadron's current status is undetermined.
Air Force Lineage and History Documents do not support the unit was assigned to the 4239th Strategic Wing between 1959 and 1963. Air Force Lineage records requested from Maxwell AFB also show the unit was Consolidated with the 408th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) a former B-47 Squadron assigned to the 22d Bombardment Wing at March AFB, CA, the 408th was active between 1959 and 1962.
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