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)
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.
325th Bombardment Squadron: duration.
326th Bombardment Squadron: duration.
327th Bombardment Squadron: duration.
Yokota AB, Japan, mid-July-October 29, 1950.
Col. Claude E. Putnam, Jr., duration.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The 92BW pioneered mass B-36 deployments to the Far East, August-September 1953 for Operation "BIG STICK".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.