History

  • First 8th Air Force organization to fly non-stop by squadrons across the North Atlantic - Gander, Newfoundland, to Prestwick, Scotland
  • Assigned the YB-40 aircraft for bomber escort
  • Taken off operations to establish the Combat Crew Replacement Centers - November 1942.

    Returned to combat operations May 1943

  • Flew the largest number of support missions between England and North Africa - September - December 1942
  • Led the 8th Air Force mission of 14 October 1943 to Schweinfurt (Black Thursday)
  • Led the Eighth Air Force mission of 25 April 1945 to Pilsen, Czechoslovakia - last bombing mission by the 8th Air Force in the ETO
  • "Operation Revival" - Transport of former POWs from Barth (Stalag Luft I) to USA military control
  • "Green Project" - Transport of high point troops to Air Transport Command centers
  • Deactivated 24 February 1946
  • Reactivated 15 July 1946; assigned to Strategic Air Command
  • 92nd Bombardment Group (Very Heavy); B-29 - 15th Air Force - 6 August 1946
  • Redesignated 92nd Bombardment Group (Medium)
  • 92nd Bombardment Group (M); Korea - 8 July 1950 - 22 October 1950 - initial operations 24 hours after arrival at Yokota
  • 92nd Bombardment Wing (Heavy) - 25 February 1951
  • B-36 - July 1951
  • Anderson AFB, Guam - 17 October 1954 - 23 January 1955
  • Conversion to B-52D - 1 October 1956 - 22 September 1957
  • 92nd Air Refueling Squadron - 13 September 1957
  • Conversion to KC-135 - 21 February - 11 September 1958
  • First Atlas-E missle complex activated - 17 March 1961
  • Ninth Atlas-E missle complex activated - 28 September 1961
  • 92nd Strategic Aerospace Wing - 15 February 1962
  • Refueling of fighter a/c - Viet Nam and Young Tiger - 22 September 1964 - 25 December 1974
  • Phase-out of Atlas-5 - April 1965
  • B-52 deployment to Guam - October 1966
  • Start of ARC Light, Viet Nam - 1 April 1968
  • B-52B - 16 October 1970
  • Bullet Shot (stepped up bombing) - March 1972
  • Redesignated 92nd Bombardment Wing (92 BMW)
  • Termination of operations - Viet Nam; return from Guam - 25 October 1973
  • Eruption of Mt. St. Helens during Fairchild AFB open house - 18 May 1980; wing down for one month (operational capability)
  • Air-launched cruise missle operational - 8 September 1983
  • B-52H - 10 September 1985
  • 92nd BMW assigned to 15th Air Force, Travis AFB - 15 June 1988
  • Operation Desert Shield support - 15 August 1990
  • First re-engined KC-135 - 27 August 1990
  • Desert Storm - 15 January 1991 - 27 February 1991
  • 92nd and 43rd Air Refueling Squadrons' operations - 15 August 1990 - 19 August 1991

    1,074 sorties
    5,904 hours
    33.1 million pounds of fuel off-loaded

  • Redesignated 92nd Wing - 1 September 1991
  • Stand down of alert crews and a/c - 28 September 1991
  • Proud Shield 92-SAC bombing and navigation competition - 11 May 1992

    92nd Wing scoops up all available first place hardware:

    Fairchild Trophy - Best Combined Bombing/Navigation Team
    Saunders Trophy - KC-135 Operations/Maintenance
    Holloway Trophy - Tanker Unit Celestial Navigation

    SAC's premier wing

  • Air Force Reorganization - 1 June 1992

    SAC dissolved
    Assigned to Air Combat Command (ACC)
    Redesginated 92nd Bomb Wing

  • Transitioning to tankers - 1 April 1994
  • Transfer to Air Mobility Command (AMC) - 1 July 1994
    Redesignated 92nd Air Refueling Wing
  • Vigilant Warrior - 10 October 1994
  • 43rd Air Refueling Squadron inactivated - 31 March 1994
    93rd Air Refueling Squadron activated
  • Solano Trophy - "Most Outstanding Performance by an Organization Assigned to the 15th Air Force" - 1997
  • Omaha Trophy - Presented by the citizens of Omaha and the United States Strategic Command to the ballistic missle unite and aircraft unit that best supports th strategic deterrence mission of the command - 1997
  • Omaha Trophy - "They are the best tanker unit in Air Mobility Command" - Lt. Gen. John B. Sams, Jr, Commander, 15th Air Force, 18 May 1999 - 1998