49th Test and Evaluation Squadron

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The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit.wikipedia
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Barksdale Air Force Base

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Its current assignment is with the 53d Wing, based at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

53rd Wing

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Its current assignment is with the 53d Wing, based at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

Caleb V. Haynes

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Commanded by Major Caleb V. Haynes, the aircraft carried 3250 lb of American Red Cross emergency supplies to Santiago, making only two stops along the way, at France Field in the Panama Canal Zone, and at Lima, Peru.
He returned to Langley Field, where he served as commanding officer of the 49th Bombardment Squadron of the 2nd Bombardment Group, and rose to the temporary rank of major.

Interception of the Rex

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The squadron also achieved a well-publicized success on 12 May 1938, when three squadron B-17s, led by group commander Lt. Col. Robert Olds and navigated by 1st Lt. Curtis E. LeMay, a member of the 49th, intercepted the Italian ocean liner Rex over 600 miles at sea during a training exercise.
Olds selected three aircraft from the 49th Bomb Squadron for the mission.

United States Army Air Corps

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Received the first of 12 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Kelly Field Annex

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Formed at Kelly Field #1, San Antonio, Texas on 6 August 1917.

2nd Operations Group

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During World War II, the 49th Bombardment Squadron was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress squadron, assigned to the 2d Bombardment Group of Fifteenth Air Force.

Chateaudun-du-Rhumel Airfield

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During 1943, the group moved five times: to Chateaudun-du-Rhumel Airfield, Algeria; Ain M'lila Airfield, Algeria; Massicault Airfield, Tunisia; Bizerte, Tunisia; Amendola Airfield, Italy.

Boeing YB-9

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Began its association with testing when it received the first of the five Boeing YB-9, first all-metal monoplane bomber aircraft designed for the United States Army Air Corps, on 14 September 1932.
The first of the five Y1B-9As entered service with the 20th and 49th Bombardment Squadrons, 2nd Bomb Group on 14 September 1932, with all being in service by the end of March 1933.

United States Air Force

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The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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Received the first of 12 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps. During World War II, the 49th Bombardment Squadron was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress squadron, assigned to the 2d Bombardment Group of Fifteenth Air Force.

15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force

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During World War II, the 49th Bombardment Squadron was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress squadron, assigned to the 2d Bombardment Group of Fifteenth Air Force.

Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

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It earned Two Distinguished Unit Citations.

Curtiss JN-4

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After about a month of basic training as soldiers, the squadron was moved to the newly opened Kelly Field #2 where they began training with Curtiss JN-4 Jennys as a school squadron. After several days, the squadron was moved to Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton Ohio where it received its first training in the handling of Curtiss JN-4 and Standard J-1 aircraft.

Royal Flying Corps

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Deployed to England in late November 1917, spent six months training with the Royal Flying Corps, then an additional month of training at the Third Aviation Instruction Center at Issoudun Aerodrome, France for combat training.

Issoudun Aerodrome

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Deployed to England in late November 1917, spent six months training with the Royal Flying Corps, then an additional month of training at the Third Aviation Instruction Center at Issoudun Aerodrome, France for combat training.

First United States Army

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Equipped with new Spad XIIIs, the 49th began flying operations with the First Army and was credited with participation in the Lorraine, St Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne campaigns.

Wilbur Wright Field

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After several days, the squadron was moved to Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton Ohio where it received its first training in the handling of Curtiss JN-4 and Standard J-1 aircraft.