336th Air Refueling Squadron
|336th Air Refueling Squadron
|Active||1942–1944; 1949–1953; 1953–present|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Part of||Air Force Reserve Command|
|Garrison/HQ||March Joint Air Reserve Base|
|Decorations||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
|336th Air Refueling Squadron emblem (approved 28 May 1997)|
|336th Air Refueling Squadron emblem (approved 29 July 1996)|
|Tanker||Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker|
World War II
The first predecessor of the squadron is the 536th Bombardment Squadron, which was activated at Salt Lake City Army Air Base in November 1942 as one of the original squadrons of the 382d Bombardment Group. The squadron was equipped with Consolidated B-24 Liberators in early 1943 and conducted operational training from February through March 1943 and replacement training until March 1944, when it was inactivated.
Air Force Reserve and Korean War
The second predecessor of the squadron was organized in the reserves as the 336th Troop Carrier Squadron at Birmingham Municipal Airport, Alabama in June 1949, although it moved to Mitchel Air Force Base, New York in October. It transported United States Army troops and cargo, provided aerial resupply, and dropped paratroopers within the U.S. from, May 1951 – January 1953 \.
Performed similar duties worldwide from, April 1953 – June 1976.
Air refueling operations
The 336th has performed aerial refueling worldwide since 1977.
- 536th Bombardment Squadron
- Constituted as the 536th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 October 1942
- Activated on 3 November 1942
- Inactivated on 31 March 1944
- Consolidated with the 336th Air Refueling Squadron as the 336th Air Refueling Squadron on 19 September 1985
- 336th Air Refueling Squadron
- Constituted as the 336th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 10 May 1949
- Activated in the reserve on 26 June 1949
- Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951
- Inactivated on 1 February 1953
- Activated in the reserve on 1 April 1953
- Redesignated 336th Military Airlift Squadron on 1 October 1966
- Ordered to active service on 26 January 1968
- Relieved from active service on 2 June 1969
- Redesignated 336th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 April 1972
- Redesignated 336th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy on 1 October 1976
- Consolidated with the 536th Bombardment Squadron on 19 September 1985
- Redesignated 336th Air Refueling Squadron on 1 February 1992
- 382d Bombardment Group, 3 November 1942 – 31 March 1944
- 514th Troop Carrier Group, 26 June 1949 – 1 February 1953 1953–1963)
- 514th Troop Carrier Group, 1 April 1953
- 514th Troop Carrier Wing, 14 April 1959
- 904th Troop Carrier Group, (later 904th Military Airlift group, 904th Tactical Airlift Group), 17 January 1963
- 452d Tactical Airlift Wing (later 452d Air Refueling Wing), 1 September 1975
- 452d Operations Group, 1 August 1992
- Consolidated B-24 Liberator (1943–1944)
- Curtiss C-46 Commando (1951–1953)
- Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (1953–1966)
- Douglas C-124 Globemaster II (1966–1972)
- Lockheed C-130 Hercules (1972–1976)
- Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker (since 1976)
- Robertson, Patsy (November 26, 2012). "Factsheet 336 Air Refueling Squadron (AFRC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
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- Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings, Lineage & Honors Histories 1947-1977 (PDF). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.