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11th Air Refueling Squadron


11th AREFS patch. 11th AREFS patch.

11th AREFS patch.

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11th ARS KC-97G 53-0314 after its 300th on-time takeoff while stationed at Dover AFB, Delaware in early 1960's courtesy of Terry Aiken.

11th ARS KC-97G 53-0276 while statined at Dover AFB, Delaware in the early 60's courtesy of Tery Aiken.

11th ARS KC-97G 53-0320 while at Dover AFB, Delaware in the early 60's courtesy of Terry Aiken. I don't know the color of the tail stripe. I think it is green.

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Constituted on 10 Aug 1955 as a KC-97 unit. No aircraft yet.

KC-97F/G
341st Bombardment Wing, Medium
Abilene (later, Dyess) AFB, Texas
01 Dec 1955-01 Jun 1960

KC-97F/G
4050th Air Refueling Wing
Dover AFB, Delaware
1 Jun 1960-1 Jan 1963

KC-97F/G
499th Air Refueling Wing
Dover AFB, Delaware
1 Jan 1963-1 Jul 1964

KC-97F/G
820th Strategic Aerospace Division
Dover AFB, Delaware
1 Jul 1964-25 Jun 1965

KC-135A
11th Strategic Aerospace (later, 11th Air Refueling) Wing
Altus AFB, Okalahoma
25 Jun 1965-25 Mar 1969

KC-135A
19th Air Division
Altus AFB, Okalahoma 1965-1994
25 Mar 1969-2 Jul 1969

KC-135A
17th Strategic Aerospace Division
Altus AFB, Okalahoma 1965-1994
2 Jul 1969-31 Mar 1970

KC-135A
47th Air Division
Altus AFB, Okalahoma 1965-1994
31 Mar 1970-30 Jun 1971

KC-135A
19th Air Division
Altus AFB, Okalahoma 1965-1994
30 Jun 1971-1 Jul 1977

KC-135A
340th Air Refueling Group, Heavy (later, 340th Air Refueling Wing, Heavy)
Altus AFB, Okalahoma 1965-1994
1 Jul 1977-1994


LINEAGE. Constituted 5th Mapping Squadron on 1 May 1942. Activated on 7 May 1942. Redesignated: 11th Photographic Mapping Squadron on 9 Jun 1942; 11th Photographic Squadron (Heavy) on 6 Feb 1943; 11th Combat Mapping Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Disbanded on 1 May 1944. Reconstituted, and constituted (19 Sep 1985) with 11th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy (constituted 11th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, on 10 Aug 1955; activated on 1 Dec 1955; redesignated 11th Air Refueling Squadron, Medium, on 15 Sep 1958; and 11th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, on 25 Jun 1965).

AIRCRAFT. Primarily B-17/F-7 and B-24, 1942-1944. KC-97, 1956-1965; KC-135, 1965-1994.

OPERATIONS. Trained crews and technicians for photographic reconnaissance and mapping, 1942-1944. Participated in tests, exercises, and air refueling operations of the Strategic Air Command and other Air Force commands in North America, Europe, and Pacific Far East, and Southeast Asia, 1955 onward. Won numerous wards for operational performance. In 1972 the 11th supported two large-scale aircraft movements to Southeast Asia, 5-6 and 8-9 April,a nd on 12 may and the next three days deployed all available tankers and crews at Takhli AB, Thailand. About one-half of squadron personnel formed a rear echelon at Altus AFB. The forward echelon manned the 4101st Air Refueling Squadron, Provisional. Some 11th ARS personnel bean returning to Altus AFB on 4 Nov 1972, but some of the squadron remained on temporary duty in SEA. By January 1973 about half of the 11ths KC-135s had returned and in June 1973 all aircraft and crews had returned. The 11th continued its normal SEA support as well as its many other global commitments. The squadron refueled its first C-5 on 1 May 1974.

Squadron resources were divided effective 1 Jul 1977, part being retained by the 11th, and the remainder used to man the new 340th Air Refueling Group, Heavy, and the 340th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The new group was assigned to the 19th Air Division, and the 11th to the group.

EMBLEM. Description. On a white right-angled triangle, edged green, its diagonal side turned toward sinister (left), spattered with eleven Air Force blue stars, a green globe issuing from chief, grid lines white and surmounted by five white cloud formations; issuing from base and over all, the bottom of an aircraft with extended boom silver gray, highlighted white, outlined black; all within a narrow Air Force blue border.

Significance. The green globe with white grid lines and clouds signifies our global capabilities and our squadron colors. The aircraft with extended boom represents our air refueling mission. The white field with eleven Air Force blue stars symbolizes night and day capabilities, identifies us with the Strategic Air Command, and indicates the numerical designation of our squadron. Approved on 9 May 1958. Negative Numbers: Black and white, 158777-AC; color, K-10278.

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