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905th Air Refueling Squadron
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905th Air Refueling Squadron Patch
Active 7 September 1942 - 1 April 1944
12 October 1959 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Aerial refueling
Part of Air Mobility Command
18th Air Force
319th Air Refueling Wing
319th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Grand Forks Air Force Base
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905th ARS morale patch

The 905th Air Refueling Squadron (905 ARS) is part of the 319th Air Refueling Wing at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. It operates the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft conducting aerial refueling missions.


The squadron was replacement training unit from, November 1942–c. October 1943. It has flown global refueling sorties since May 1960, including for combat operations in Southeast Asia from, 1965–1975, and the invasion of Panama in, December 1989. It provided personnel and aircraft for air refueling operations in Southwest Asia from, 13 August 1990 – 9 April 1991.[1]


  • Constituted as 505th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 3 Sep 1942
Activated on 7 Sep 1942
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1944
  • Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 905th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy
Constituted, and activated, on 12 Oct 1959
Organized on 1 Feb 1960
Redesignated 905th Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.


Bases stationed[1]

Aircraft Operated[1]



 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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