98th Bombardment Group (H)


98th Maintenance Organization

Yokota, Japan

Yokota, Japan, 1950. Lt. Boris, Navigator; Capt. Trexler, Bombardier; Lt. Deloach, Radar; Maj. Stewart, Aircraft Commander; Maj. Gregory, Group Radio Officer (not part of the crew); S/Sgt. V. P. Vudd, CFC; S/Sgt. Wayne Tufte; T/Sgt. Sims, Radio Operator; M/Sgt. Schmidt, Flight Enginerr; S/Sgt. Kimbrill, Left Gunner; Sgt. Denty, Tail Gunner

The maintenance organization was constituted on May 10, 1947 as the 98th Maintenance and Supply Group at Spokane Army Airfield.  The group was consolidated with the 98th Field Maintenance Squadron and designated the 98th Maintenance Squadron on March 16, 1950.  The organization was re-designated as the 98th Field Maintenance Squadron on June 16,  1952 and transferred to Yokota Air Base.

From July 1954 to June 1966, the squadron was stationed at Lincoln AFB, at Lincoln, Nebraska where it supported the wings B-47 and KC-97 aircraft.  Included in this period was a two and one half month deployment to Lakenheath RAFB, England in late 1955.

The squadron was deactivated on June 25, 1966 and reactivated in the Air Force Reserve as the 98th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron under the 452nd Air Refueling Wing at March AFB, Riverside, California.

The organization was deactivated on March 1, 1986, it was reactivated on October 1, 1987 and assigned to the 98th Air Refueling Group at Barksdale AFB as a unit of the Air Force Reserve.