336th Air Refueling Squadron

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336th Air Refueling Squadron
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336th Air Refueling Squadron Patch
Active 3 November 1942 – 31 March 1944
26 June 1949 – 1 February 1953
since 1 April 1953
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Aerial refueling
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
4th Air Force
452d Air Mobility Wing
452d Operations Group
Garrison/HQ March Joint Air Reserve Base
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA
Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg RVGC w/ Palm
Aircraft flown
Tanker KC-135 Stratotanker

The 336th Air Refueling Squadron (336 ARS) is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 452d Operations Group, stationed at March Joint Air Reserve Base, California.

The squadron shares its aircraft and facility with the 912th Air Refueling Squadron, a corollary unit of the active duty 92d Air Refueling Wing (92 ARW), Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington.

Overview[edit]

The squadron operates the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft conducting aerial refueling missions.

History[edit]

The squadron conducted operational training from, February–March 1943 and replacement training from, April 1943 – March 1944. It transported U.S. Army troops and cargo, provided aerial resupply, and dropped paratroopers within the U.S. from, May 1951 – January 1953 and performed similar duties worldwide from, April 1953 – June 1976. The 336th has performed aerial refueling worldwide since 1977.[1]

Operations[edit]

  • World War II

Lineage[edit]

  • 536th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) (1942–1949)
  • 336th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949–1966)
  • 336th Military Airlift Squadron (1966–1972)
  • 336th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1972–1976)
  • 336th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy (1976–1992)
  • 336th Air Refueling Squadron (since 1992)
Designated as 336th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron when squadron components deployed to support Air Expeditionary operations after 1 October 1994.

Assignments[edit]

Bases stationed[edit]

Aircraft operated[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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