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327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing

327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing
Active 1942–1944, 1955-1966, 2005-2010
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type Aircraft Maintenance
Part of Air Force Material Command
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center
Motto Ne Defecit Animus
(Courage Does Not Fail Me) (1942-1958)
Intercipere Recognoscere Destuere
(Intercept, Identify, Destroy) (1958-1966)

The 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing (327 ASW) is an inactive wing of the United States Air Force last based at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. It was last assigned to Air Force Material Command's Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC).

History

Cold War Emblem of the 327th Fighter Group, 1958-1966

World War II

The 327th Fighter Group was activated at [6]

Cold War

The group was reconstituted, redesignated as the 327th Fighter Group (Air Defense), and activated in 1955 to replace the [12][13][14]

The group's 323d FIS converted to F-102A Delta Daggers in November 1956,[11] while the 325th FIS followed in February 1957.[11] In October 1957, the 61st FIS was assigned to the group and moved to Truax Field from Ernest Harmon AFB, Canada, where it had been part of the 4731st Air Defense Group,[15] in a swap with the 323d FIS, which replaced it at Ernest Harmon.[1] The group was reduced to a single operational squadron in 1960, when the 61st FIS inactivated.[15] The 327th was inactivated in June 1966.

Modern Era

The 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing organized, directed and controlled total life-cycle management of 94 B-52 Stratofortress, 585 C/KC-135, 69 B-1 Lancer and 416 contractor logistics (including tanker, trainer, telemetry, airlift, command & control and US Presidential aircraft) aircraft.[16] Other supported systems included the B-2 Spirit, E-3 AWACS aircraft, Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems (TRACALS), and the worldwide High Frequency Global Communications System.[16] The wing was also responsible for modification and systems upgrade to these systems.[16] It was inactivated in 2010 and replaced by the Aerospace Sustainment Directorate of OC-ALC.[17]

B-1 Sustainment Squadron Personnel March 2007

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 327th Fighter Group (Single Engine) on 24 June 1942
Activated on 19 August 1942
Disbanded on 10 April 1944
  • Reconstituted and redesignated 327th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 20 June 1955
Activated on 18 August 1955[18]
Discontinued and inactivated on 25 June 1966[19]
  • Redesignated 327th Tactical Fighter Group on 31 July 1985[20]
  • Redesignated 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing on 31 January 2005[21]
Activated on 18 February 2005[21]
Inactivated on 30 June 2010[22]

Assignments

Attached to Philadelphia Air Defense Wing, 27 August 1942 – 22 September 1942

Stations

Components

Sustainment Units

  • 327th Bomber and Cruise Missile Sustainment Group (later 327th Aircraft Sustainment Group), 18 February 2005 - 30 June 2010[21][22]
540th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
553d Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
554th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
555th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
  • 639th Aircraft Sustainment Group, 1 April 2008 - 30 June 2010[22][30]
536th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
537th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
538th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
539th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
  • 727th Aircraft Sustainment Group, 14 April 2006 - 30 June 2010[22][31]
544th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
545th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
546th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
547th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
  • 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group, 14 April 2006 - 30 June 2010[22][31]
557th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
558th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
  • 827th Aircraft Sustainment Group, 14 April 2006 - 30 June 2010[22][31]
550th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
551st Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]
552nd Aircraft Sustainment Squadron[17]

Aircraft Flown

  • P-40 Warhawk, 1942-1943
  • P-47 Thunderbolt, 1943-1944
  • F-86D Sabre, 1955-1957
  • F-102A, 1956-1966

Campaigns

  • American Theater

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 398.  
  2. ^ a b Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 399
  3. ^ a b c d Maurer, Combat Squadrons, pp. 400-401
  4. ^ a b c d Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. pp. 208–209.  
  5. ^ a b c Maurer, Combat Squadrons, pp. 548-549
  6. ^ Goss, William A (1955). "The Organization & its Responsibilities, Chapter 2 The AAF". In Craven, Wesley F & Cate, James L. The Army Air Forces in World War II. VI, Men & Planes. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. p. 75.  
  7. ^ Cornett, Lloyd H; Johnson, Mildred W (1980). A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization, 1946-1980. Peterson AFB, CO: Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center. p. 82. 
  8. ^ a b Buss, Lydus H.(ed), Sturm, Thomas A., Volan, Denys, and McMullen, Richard F., History of Continental Air Defense Command and Air Defense Command July to December 1955, Directorate of Historical Services, Air Defense Command, Ent AFB, CO, 1956., p.6
  9. ^ Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 534
  10. ^ Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 562
  11. ^ a b c Cornett & Johnson, p. 125
  12. ^ a b Abstract, History of 327th USAF Infirmary, Jul-Dec 1955. Retrieved 26 May 2012
  13. ^ a b Abstract, History of 327th Air Base Squadron, CY 1958-1959. Retrieved 26 May 2012
  14. ^ a b Cornett & Johnson, p. 145
  15. ^ a b c Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 237
  16. ^ a b c Tinker AFB Factsheet, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. Retrieved 14 June 2012
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Tinker AFB News Story: Previous 327th ASW unit to new OC-ALC/GK names and symbols. Retrieved 14 June 2012
  18. ^ Lineage to this entry at Maurer, Combat Units, p. 209
  19. ^ a b c d e f g Cornett & Johnson, p. 79
  20. ^ DAF/MPM Letter 648q, 31 July 1985, Subject: Reconstitution, Redesignation, and Consolidation of Selected Air Force Organizations
  21. ^ a b c d e Air Force Organizational Status Change Report, Feb 2005, Research Division, Air Force Historical Research Agency
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i Air Force Organizational Status Change Report, Jun 2010, Research Division, Air Force Historical Research Agency
  23. ^ Maurer, Combat Units, p. 428
  24. ^ Stations to this entry at Maurer, Combat Units, p. 209
  25. ^ AFHRA Factsheet, 61st Fighter Squadron. Retrieved May 25, 2012
  26. ^ Abstract, History of 327th USAF Dispensary, Jan-Mar 1966. Retrieved 26 May 2012
  27. ^ Abstract, History of 327th Combat Support Squadron, Jan-Mar 1965. Retrieved 26 May 2012
  28. ^ a b c d Cornett & Johnson, p. 139
  29. ^ Abstract, History of 327th Supply Squadron, Jan-Mar 1965. Retrieved 26 May 2012
  30. ^ Air Force Organizational Status Change Report, Apr 2008, Research Division, Air Force Historical Research Agency
  31. ^ a b c Air Force Organizational Status Change Report, Apr 2006, Research Division, Air Force Historical Research Agency

Bibliography

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

External links

  • Tinker AFB Home Page
  • 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing
  • Tinker Take Off July 23-July 27, 2010: Article, 327th ASW holds inactivation ceremony. Retrieved 15 June 2012
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