367th Training Support Squadron
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|367th Training Support Squadron|
Emblem of the 367th Training Support Squadron
|Branch||United States Air Force|
The 367 TRSS improves USAF combat capability by producing world-class interactive multimedia instruction for aircraft and munitions maintenance training for HQ ACC and HQ AMC. Enhance AF and DoD senior leader decision making through timely production of high-quality visual information products. Train and deploy combat-ready Combat Camera forces to document worldwide military operations, exercises, contingencies, and humanitarian relief operations.
Established as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomb group in early 1942. Trained under Second Air Force before deploying to England in September 1942, becoming one of the first heavy bomber squadrons of the VIII Bomber Command 1st Bombardment Division. Highly decorated squadron during Air Offensive over Nazi Germany and occupied Europe, engaging in strategic bombardment operations until the end of the war in Europe, April 1945. Assisted in demobilizing personnel using B-17s as transports along ATC routes from Western Europe, Italy and the United Kingdom to Azores; North and West Africa
Reassigned to United States Air Forces in Europe occupation forces in late 1945. Engaged in photographic mapping and strategic reconnaissance operations over Western occupation zones of Germany as well as Soviet zone. Reassigned to Istes, France where it absorbed parts of demobilized squadrons and then returned to Germany as part of American occupation forces. Demobilized in Germany at the end of 1946.
Reactivated as a Strategic Air Command B-29 Superfortress squadron at MacDill Field, Florida in 1948. Began upgrading to the new B-50 Superfortress, an advanced version of the B-29 in 1950. Began receiving the first production models of the new Boeing B-47 Stratojet jet bomber in 1951 and despite initial difficulties, the Stratojet became the mainstay of the medium-bombing strength of SAC all throughout the 1950s. Began sending its B-47s to AMARC at Davis-Monthan in 1963 when the aircraft was deemed no longer capable of penetrating Soviet airspace.
Reassigned to McCoy AFB after B-47 phased out and became a B-52 Stratofortress heavy bomb squadron. Deployed to Pacific during Vietnam War, engaging in Arc Light combat missions over North Vietnam; also deployed to Thailand flying out of U-Tapao RTNAF for combat missions over Cambodia and Laos. Returned to the United States in 1973; phased down for inactivation and inactivated as part of post-Vietnam drawdown of USAF.
Reactivated as a training support squadron in 1993, the 367th Training Support Squadron is currently located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 367th supports the Air Combat Command and the Air Mobility Command by providing reliable, unbiased, fact-based performance analysis, identifying root causes of performance deficiencies, and recommending possible solutions. Depending on the root cause identified, the 367th will combine Instructional System Design (ISD) with the latest technologies in E-Learning solutions to alleviate specific knowledge and skill gaps. One of the key functions is to create world-class interactive multimedia instruction to improve aircraft and munitions maintenance training.
- Constituted 367th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 January 1942
- Activated on 1 March 1942
- Inactivated on 25 December 1946
- Redesignated 367th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 11 June 1947
- Activated on 1 July 1947
- Redesignated 367th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 11 August 1948
- Redesignated 367th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 1 April 1963
- Organized on 1 Apr 1963; receiving personnel/aircraft/equipment from 347th Bombardment Squadron (Inactivated)
- Inactivated on 1 July 1974
- Redesignated 367th Training Support Squadron, and activated on 1 July 1993
- 306th Bombardment Group, 1 March 1942-25 December 1946
- ETO Fuselage Code: GY
- Not operational, 3 January-1 April 1963; 1 November 1973-1 July 1974
- 782d Training Group, 1 July 1993–present
- B-17 Flying Fortress, 1942–1946
- B-29 Superfortress, 1948–1951
- B-50 Superfortress, 1950–1951
- B-47 Stratojet, 1951–1963
- B-52 Stratofortress, 1963–1973
- 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.