A Banner for the 55th Wing World War I contribution page.

While the 55th Wing traces its lineage back to the 55th Pursuit Group of World War II, four of its squadrons actually stood up prior to the wing during World War I.

The 41st Electronic Combat Squadron and 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron, who are part of the wing’s 55th Electronic Combat Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., both stood up in 1917 as did the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron and 97th Intelligence Squadron, who are part of the wing’s 55th Operations Group, currently headquartered at RAF Mildenhall, U.K., and Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

As we pause to remember the Great War 100 years ago, this section will highlight those four units contributions leading up to Armistice Day in November.


January - Squadrons

A link to The Great War, Squadrons lead the way image


A link to The Great War, Nebraska Helps U.S. mobilize for war entry photo.

May - 95th Proves Itself

A link to The Great War - May - 95th Reconnaissance Squadron photo.

July - President's Son KIA

Image depicting the contributions of the 55th Wing during WW1. This photo is about the 95th Aero Squadron and how President Theodore Roosevelt's son was Killed in action while serving with them.

September - Meuse-Argonne Offensive

The Great War - September timeline

NOVEMBER - Armistice

The Great War - November

February - Kicking Mules

A link to The Great War - Kicking Mules make way to Western Front photo

APRIL - The Infamous Nickname

A link to The Great War - Squadron rucus leads to infamous nickname photo.

June - Squadron Changes

A link to The Gret War - June - Squadron Changes photo

August - 1st Lt. Jarvis J. Offutt

The Great War August Timeline image

October - Allies break Hindenburg Line

The Great War - October

41st Electronic Combat Squadron Patch

43rd Electronic Combat Squadron Patch

95th Reconnaissance Squadron Patch

97th Intelligence Squadron Patch