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History 1944 - 1964

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9th AF Stageing Base for Normandy Invasion and Market Garden in 1944
For further details see here http://www.fairfordhistory.org.uk/Topics/RAFfairford.html

TRANSFERRED FROM THE RAF TO USAFE 07 JUL 1950
7507TH AIR BASE SQUADRON 07 JUL 1950 – 24 MAY 1951
7507th AIR BASE GROUP 25 MAY 1952 – 15 OCT 1952
Runway lengthen to 10,000 feet
2nd AVIATION FIELD DEPOT SQUADRON
19 MAY 1951 – 15 JUN 1956
7507TH AIR BASE SQUADRON 07 JUL 1950 – 24 MAY 1951
7507th AIR POLICE SQUADRON
25 MAY 1951 – 15 OCT 1952
7507th FOOD SERVICE SQUADRON
25 MAY 1951 – 15 OCT 1952
7507th INSTALLATION SQUADRON
25 MAY 1951 – 15 OCT 1952
7507th MEDICAL SQUADRON
25 MAY 1951 – 15 OCT 1952
7507th MOTOR VEHICLE SQUADRON
25 MAY 1951 – 15 OCT 1952
7507th OPERATIONS SQUADRON
25 MAY 1951 – 15 OCT 1952
7507th SUPPLY SQUADRON
25 MAY 1951 – 15 OCT 1952
7522nd AIR BASE SQUADRON 10 Mar 1952 – 10 Nov 1952
7582nd AIR BASE SQUADRON 01 Jul 1952 – 01 Aug 1952

3919th ABG / 3919th CSG
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BASE REASSIGNED TO STRATEGIC AIR COMMAD - 16 Oct 1952
3919th AIR BASE GROUP 16 OCT 1952 – 14 OCT 1955
3919th AIR BASE SQUADRON 15 OCT 1955 – 30 JUN 1962 Later Redesignated: 3919th SUPPORT SQUADRON
01 JUL 1962 – 30 JUN 1964
3919th COMBAT SUPPORT GROUP
01 JAN 1959 – 30 JUN 1964
3919th AIR POLICE SQUADRON
15 OCT 1955 – 30 JUN 1962 Later Redesignated: 3919th COMBAT DEFENSE SQUADRON
01 JUN 1962 – 30 JUN 1964
3919th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Dates Not Published but known to exist
3919th FOOD SERVICE SQUADRON
16 OCT 1952 – 30 JUN 1964
3919th INSTALLATION SQUADRON
Later Redesignated: 3919th CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON
16 OCT 1952 – 30 JUN 1964
3919th MEDICAL SQUADRON
Later Redesignated: 3919th USAF INFIRMARY
16 OCT 1952 – 30 JUN 1964
3919th MOTOR VEHICLE SQUADRON
Later Redesignated: 3919th TRANSPORTATION SQUADRON
16 OCT 1952 – 30 JUN 1964
3919th OPERATIONS SQUADRON
16 OCT 1952 – 30 JUN 1964

3919th SUPPLY SQUADRON
16 OCT 1952 – 30 JUN 1964
Deployed Units:
306th Bombardment Wing 11 Jun 1953 – 07 Sep 1953
43rd Bombardment Wing 18 Sep 1954 – 09 Dec 1954
43rd Air Refueling Squadron 18 Sep 1954 – 09 Dec 1954
43rd Armament & Electronics Maintenance Squadron 18 Sep 1954 – 09 Dec 1954
43rd Field Maintenance Squadron 18 Sep 1954 – 09 Dec 1954
43rd Periodic Maintenance Squadron 18 Sep 1954 – 09 Dec 1954
43rd Tactical Hospital 18 Sep 1954 – 09 Dec 1954
63rd Bombardment Squadron 18 Sep 1954 – 09 Dec 1954
64th Bombardment Squadron 18 Sep 1954 – 09 Dec 1954
65th Bombardment Squadron 18 Sep 1954 – 09 Dec 1954
68th Field Maintenance Squadron 19 Jun 1954 – 04 Aug 1954
303rd Bombardment Wing 28 Apr 1954 – 05 Jun 1954
303rd Air Refueling Squadron 28 Apr 1954 – 05 Jun 1954
303rd Armament & Electronics Maintenance Squadron 28 Apr 1954 – 05 Jun 1954
303rd Field Maintenance Squadron 28 Apr 1954 – 05 Jun 1954
303rd Periodic Maintenance Squadron 28 Apr 1954 – 05 Jun 1954
303rd Tactical Hospital 28 Apr 1954 – 05 Jun 1954
358th Bombardment Squadron 28 Apr 1954 – 05 Jun 1954
359th Bombardment Squadron 28 Apr 1954 – 05 Jun 1954
360th Bombardment Squadron 28 Apr 1954 – 05 Jun 1954
9th Bombardment Wing 22 May 1955 – 09 Jul 1955
9th Air Refueling Squadron 22 May 1955 – 09 Jul 1955
9th Armament & Electronics Maintenance Squadron 22 May 1955 – 09 Jul 1955
9th Field Maintenance Squadron 22 May 1955 – 09 Jul 1955
9th Periodic Maintenance Squadron 22 May 1955 – 09 Jul 1955
9th Tactical Hospital 22 May 1955 – 09 Jul 1955
1st Bombardment Squadron 22 May 1955 – 09 Jul 1955
99th Bombardment Squadron 22 May 1955 – 09 Jul 1955
5th Bombardment Squadron 22 May 1955 – 09 Jul 1955 (Found from official Squadron History)
Fairford Task Force, Provosional
01 May 1955 - Unk
Fairford Task Force supported rotational aircraft and crews fron stateside units instead of full wing & squadron deployments


Lacock B-36 Crash - Sat 7th Feb 1953 - http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/lacock1.htm

The 320th BW deployed to Fairford  with it's 441st, 442nd and 443rd BS along with the 320th 3 Maintenance Squadrons & 320 Tactical Hospital  15 Jul 1955 - 15 Sep1955     the Wing's 320th AREFS was deployed to Alaska at the same time and did not go to Fairford

2nd Aviation Field Depot Squadron Relocated to RAF Brize Norton was replaced by the 4th Aviation Field Depot Squadron  Redesignated 4th Aviation Depot Squadron (1957)   Redesignated 4th Munitions Maintenance Squadron (1960)

Fairford also hosted  Detachment 801, 3rd Air Postal Squadron  (RAF West Ruislip);   Detachment 24, 28th Weather Squadron (RAF Northolt);  Detachment 3, 1970th Communications Squadron (RAF Brize Norton)

3 AIR POSTAL SQUADRON
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4 AVIATION FIELD DEPOT SQUADRON


28 WEATHER SQUADRON
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3919 COMBAT DEFENSE SQUADRON


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3919th Air Police


Thanks to Terry L Horstead for the information on this page