Unit Details

92nd Bombardment Group, Medium

USAF Organizations in Korea 1950-1953 Judy G. Endicott http://www.afhra.af.mil/index.asp

 

92d Bombardment Group (Medium)
Deployed from the States to Yokowa, Japan, in July 1950 to fly missions over Korea until returned to the States, October and November 1950.


325th Bombardment Squadron (Medium)

326th Bombardment Squadron (Medium)

327th Bombardment Squadron (Medium)


B-29

 

July 5, 1950

After hurried hours of packing and preparation the deployment airlift got underway. The 22d and 92d Groups scheduled flights of 10 B-29 's each day, departing on 5 through 7 July.

 

The 22d left from March Air Force Base, stopped off at Hickam for a 10-hour rest period, then flew on to Kadena, with stops at Kwajalein and Guam.

 

The 92d Group took off from Spokane Air Force Base and followed a similar flight plan, with a final destination of Yokota Air Base near Tokyo. The average time of all flights from the Zone of Interior to the Far East was 5 days, including the rest periods at Hickam and Guam.   [note]

 

July 13, 1950

In early July 1950, 92nd BG B-29s arrived from the United States at Yokota AB, Japan. By the time the entire group completed its deployment on the July 13, its aircraft had already flown a leaflet mission to Sŏul and a combat mission against the Wŏnsan marshalling yards in North Korea.

October 20, 1950

Under control of the FEAF Bomber Command (Provisional) until October 20, the 92nd bombed factories, refineries, iron works, hydroelectric plants, airfields, bridges, tunnels, troop concentrations, barracks, marshalling yards, road junctions, rail lines, supply dumps, docks, vehicles and other strategic and interdiction targets.

The 92nd BG returned to Spokane AFB, Washington in late October and November 1950.


Combat Components


Stations


Yokota AB, Japan, mid-July-October 29, 1950.


Commanders


Col. Claude E. Putnam, Jr., duration.


Campaign Streamers

  1. UN Defensive;

  2. UN Offensive.


Decorations


None.

Heraldry

Azure, a pterodactyl (pteranodon) volant, in bend Or, langued Gules, eyed Vert. Motto: HIGHER - STRONGER - FASTER. Approved on March 9, 1943.

 

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Unit Info

Left: 1946-1957 Right: 1957-1994

November 15, 1947

Two groups (30 aircraft, 3 squadrons each) of B-29 Superfortresses (92nd, 98th), activated at Spokane AFB on 15 November 1947, the largest B-29 organization in Strategic Air Command. It served as a double-sized B–29 bombardment wing, November 1947–April 1950, and May 1950–April 1951, although one bomb group was generally deployed overseas for training or combat.

November 17, 1947

The 92d Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy, was organized on 17 November 1947 at Spokane AAFld (later, Spokane AFB; Fairchild AFB), WA.

July 12, 1948

The unit was redesignated the 92d Bombardment Wing, Medium, on 12 July 1948.

June 1949

The Wing supervised a Reserve corollary 111th Bomb Group from June 1949 through February 1951.

June 25, 1950

In June 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea, and the 92nd and 98th (B-29 groups) deployed.

July 1950

In early July 1950, B-29s of the 92nd Bombardment Group, Medium arrived from the United States at Yokota AB, Japan.

July 13, 1950

By the time the entire group completed its deployment on the July 13, its aircraft had already flown a leaflet mission to Sŏul and a combat mission against the Wŏnsan marshalling yards in North Korea.

August 4, 1950

The 98th departed 4 August and joined the 92nd at Yokota AB. Under control of the FEAF Bomber Command (Provisional) until October 20, the 92nd bombed factories, refineries, iron works, hydroelectric plants, airfields, bridges, tunnels, troop concentrations, barracks, marshalling yards, road junctions, rail lines, supply dumps, docks, vehicles and other strategic and interdiction targets.

October 1950

The 92nd BG returned to Spokane AFB, Washington in late October and November 1950. The 98th did not return to Fairchild after the Korean War, and was assigned to Lincoln AFB NE and begin to convert to B-47 Aircraft. The 111th SRW (Strategic Reconnaissance Wing) became the 99th SRW at Fairchild, and flew B-29's until the RB-36's arrived on 1 January 1953.

June 16, 1951

The Wing was redesignated the 92d Bombardment Wing, Heavy, on 16 June 1951 and equipped with the B–36 from 1951 to 1957.

July 20, 1951

Fairchild Air Force Base was renamed in dedication ceremonies on 20 July, 1951, and B-36 intercontinental bombers arrived as part of the ceremony. The B-36 Peacemaker equipped the 92nd Bomb Wing and the 99th SRW.

August 1953

The 92BW pioneered mass B-36 deployments to the Far East, August-September 1953 for Operation "BIG STICK".

March 1954

In March 1954 the 92nd Bomb Wing participated in "Operation North Star" with B-36's temporarily assigned to Eielson AFB, Alaska.

October 16, 1954

The 92nd Bomb Wing deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, 16 October 1954 through 12 January 1955 and 26 April-6 July 1956.

April 1956

In addition, 4 B-36J aircraft of the 327th Bomb Squadron were deployed to Hickam AFB HI, April-July 56, to support the 1956 Eniwetok Tests.

HEADING HOME

The photo was taken by the right scanner of B-36J 52-2824; 2827 is next, then 2825; 2826 is off the left wing. Think fingers four formation.

May 1955

In May 1955, the 92nd Bomb Wing received its first Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, for Operation BIG STICK.

June 19, 1953

On 19 June 1953 the YB-52 arrived at Fairchild for testing.

December 1956

The 92nd B-36 aircraft remained on ground alert through the first two weeks of December 1956 due to the crisis in Egypt and Eastern Europe.

January 1957

During January 1957, Crew S-50, Lt Col Harvey R Downs completed the longest unrefueled mission ever flown from Fairchild AFB, when his B-36 aircraft circled the nation in 42 hours and 10 minutes, covering 7,200 miles of the United States.

Marcy 26, 1917

On 26 Mar 1957 the first B-52D, tail number 5673, flown by the wing commander, Col. Neely, arrived.

March 31, 1957

On 31 March 1957, the last B-36J, 52-2827, departed Fairchild for its new assignment and continued service with the 95BW at Biggs AFB TX.

September 27, 1957

The rest of the B-52 aircraft forming the 92nd Bomb Wing arrived shortly thereafter, and the last of the new B-52D's arrived 27 September 1957. The unit added air refueling operations to bombardment mission beginning in September 1957.