344th Air Refueling Squadron, US Air Force

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History: Constituted 344 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 3 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 344 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Jul 1943; 344 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 23 May 1945. Inactivated on 27 Mar 1946. Activated on 1 Jul 1947. Redesignated 344 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 28 May 1948. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1966. Redesignated 344 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, on 7 May 1986. Activated on 1 Oct 1986. Redesignated 344 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Jul 1992. Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) and European Theater of Operations (ETO), Aug 1942-Apr 1945. Combat in Korea, Aug 1950-Jul 1953. Air refueling in support of operations in Panama, Dec 1989. Provided air refueling and airlift support to and in Southwest Asia Theater, Aug 1990-Mar 1991. Provided in-flight refueling services and airlift to American and allied forces globally, 1994-.

Coat of arms (crest) of 344th Air Refueling Squadron, US Air Force

(1987 Version)
Coat of arms (crest) of 344th Air Refueling Squadron, US Air Force

(Modern Version)

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The Emblem was approved 17 October 1994.

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