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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publiciition Data

Main entry under title:

Combat squadrons of the Air Force, World War 11.

Includes indexes.
1. World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations,
American. 2. United States. Army Air Forces--World
War, 1939-1945. I. Maurer, Maurer. 11. Albert F.
Simpson Historical Research Center. 111. United
States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History.
D790.c65 1982 940 54 ' 4973 82-22370

For ule by the Superinrendent of Documents US. Government Printing 016Ce


Washington, D.C. z010i

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Foreword

Like all chronologies, bibliographies, and encyclopedias, Combat


Squadrons of the Air Force, World War 11, serves a very special historical
function. It traces the lineage of each Army Air Corps and U. S. Air Force
combat squadron in World War I1 and afterward to 1963, the fiftieth anni-
versary of the 1st Aero Squadron. It is a concise official record of those
units: their assignments, stations, aircraft, and decorations. But it is more
than that.

’ As an important source of ready information, this volume not only


serves as a reference tool for historians and researchers; but it also provides
commanders with a corporate memory of vital statistics. With these facts,
a unit documents its heritage, the basis for unit esprit de corps.
Originally this volume had been printed in 1969. Its worth has been
proven, and the demand for it has been great. With this reprint, it will con-
tinue to serve the United States Air Force in all quarters in years to come.

Richard H. Kohn
Chief, Office of Air Force History

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Preface

This collection of squadron histories has been prepared by the USAF


Historical Division to complement the Division's book, Air Force Combat
Units of World War 11," which contains histories of groups, wings, divisions,
commands, and air forces. The 1,226 units covered by this volume are
the combat (tactical) squadrons that were active between 7 December
1941 and 2 September 1945. Thus the book does not include earlier
squadrons which, having been demobilized, inactivated, or disbanded prior
to 7 December 1941, did not have active service during World War 11; nor
does it include squadrons created after 2 September 1945. Since the policy
of the Air Force, however, has been to use units with prior records of
service, and particularly those with the longest and best wartime records,
this volume covers most of the combat squadrons that are active at present
and that can be expected to be active in the future.

Each squadron is traced from its beginning through 5 March 1963, the
fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the 1st Aero (later Bombardment)
Squadron, the first Army unit to be equipped with aircraft for tactical
operations. For each squadron there is a statement of the official lineage
and data on the unit's assignments, stations, aircraft and missiles, opera-
tions, service streamers, campaign participation, decorations, and emblem
(see the Explanatory Notes which follow this Preface).

The most important source materials were the historical reports that
the squadrons submitted periodically to the USAF Historical Division for
preservation in the permanent historical archives of the U.S. Air Force.
Research in these squadron reports was supplemented by research in the
histories of groups and higher organizations, and in general and special
orders, operations plans and reports, mission summaries, organizational
directories, station lists, and other primary sources, most of which are
also in the Division's archives. Two works of great value for reference
purposes were the USAF Historical Division's seven-volume history of The
Army Air Forces in WorZd War IZ, edited by Professors W. F. Craven and
J. L. Cate, and published by the University of Chicago Press ( 194&1958),
and the Division's one-volume history of The United States Air Force in
Korea, 1950-1953, written by Dr. Robert F. Futrell, and published by h e l l ,
Sloan and Pearce (1963).
Washington: U.S. Government Printing OfEce, ig6i (out of print); New Yak: Franklin
Watts, Inc., I-.

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Unfortunately, the available sources did not contain all of the data
desired. For example, they did not always provide the exact date of the
assignment of a squadron to a particular group, or the date on which a
squadron moved from one base to another. Lack of information and various
other factors made it impossible to include some data, such as the names
of commanding officers, which would have provided better and fuller cov-
erage of the squadron’s activities (see Explanatory Notes). Furthermore,
much of the material presented in this book represents judgments which
the historians made in their efforts to determine facts from fragmentary
and corflicting data, but the format provided little opportunity for using
the qualifying words and phrases that historians normally employ to indi-
cate weaknesses in their sources or to suggest alternate interpretations of
their data. Like any other U.S. Air Force historical study, this book is
subject to revision in the light of evidence that may be discovered or may
become available in the future.
Combcrt Sguadrons was prepared under the general direction of Dr.
Albert F. Simpson, Chief of the USAF Historical Division. Supervision of
the project was assigned to Dr. Maurer Maurer, Chief of the Division’s
Histarical Studies Branch. The basic research was performed during 1963-
1964 by five historians under one-year Contracts with the War Department
Historical Fund: Miss Sarah Frances Hightower (B.A., Newcomb Col-
lege); Mr. Clinton M. Rouse (A.B., Stetson University); Mr. Calvin F.
Senning (A.B., Harvard University); Mr. James W. Webb (M.A., Louisiana
State University); Mr. Neal Earl Young (B.S., University of Houston).
Mr. Senning remained with the project for an additional year to complete
the research and assist with the editing.

Miss Marguerite Kennedy and her staff in the archives of the USAF
Historical Division provided numerous services to the historians engaged
in the research. Mrs, Emylu B. Stueland furnished copies of the unit history
cards maintained by the Data Services Center, Headquarters USAF. Tech-
nical Sergeants Elliott B. Bowyer, Ellis Williams 111, and James H. Horton
of the USAF Military Personnel Center provided the 817 unit emblems
used in the book. Mrs. Lois Lynn, Mrs. Wellon Yarbrough, Mrs. Sue
Rodgers, Mrs. Mildred Ivey, and Mrs. Patricia Flournoy provided secre-
tarial services for the project. Many other people contributed in many ways
to the production of this book.

It was impossible to obtain the copyright owner’s permission to use


the emblem design approved by the Air Force for the 782d Bombardment
Squadron. Mr. Milton Canif€, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Inc.,
United Feature Syndicate, Walt Disney Productions, and Warner Bros.-
Seven Arts, Inc., kindly granted permission for use of emblem designs
for which they hold copyrights.
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Comments and questions concerning this book may be addressed
to the Histurical Studies Branch (ASHAF-S),USAF Historical Division,
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112.
Explanatory Notes

These notes describe the kinds of information included in the his-


torical sketches and explain the format used in presenting the data.

Heading. The numerical and general functional designation of the


squadron at the end of World War 11. The units are arranged in numerical
order, and alphabetically under each number. The Index should be con-
sulted to locate units not readily identified from the headings.

Lineage. The official USAF statement of the squadron’s lineage (see


Appendix I). This lineage, or “genealogy,” forms the foundation for the
unit’s history and governs the unit’s inheritance of emblem and of honors
(service streamers, campaign credits, arrowheads, and decorations). The
Air Force lineage system, which is described in Air Force Pamphlet
2 1 ~ 1 - 4 , applies to the Reserve as well as to the regular Air Force. At
one time it also applied to the Air National Guard, but in recent years
the National Guard Bureau has used geographical factors to trace the
continuity of its air units. As a result, at the time this book was being
prepared the Air Force could not determine what history and honors were
to be attributed to a Guard unit. Therefore, no information has been in-
cluded for Air National Guard units subsequent to the allotment of those
units to the Guard after World War 11.
Assignments. The organizations to which the squadron was assigned.
A single date indicates the date of assignment; where a double date
appears, the second date indicates termination of assignment. A semicolon
is used to show a change of assignment while the squadron was active; a
period indicates that the squadron was inactivated, demobilized, disbanded,
or discontinued. If the squadron was attached to another organization for
operational control, the attachment is given in parentheses, with brackets
being used to set off parenthetical elements within parentheses. In some
instances in the period before the middle of 1942 an assignment was SO
remote or was of such minor importance to the squadron’s history that it
has been omitted. In such cases, the group or other organization with
which the squadron was most closely affiliated is indicated. For this
period prior to m i d - i w the words “assigned” and “attached” have been
used rather loosely instead of in their strict and official definitions.
Stuths. The places where the squadron was stationed at various
times. Temporary stations (e.g., bases used during maneuvers and exer-

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cises, temporary duty and rotational deployments, and extended periods of
movement) usually are not listed, but parenthetical notes provide informa-
tion concerning temporary bases used by the squadron, or by detachments
of the squadron, for operations of particular sigdcance. A single date
indicates the arrival of the squadron, or a major element of the squadron,
at the base. Where a double date appears, the second date, if followed
by a semicolon, shows when the squadron, or the first major element of
the squadron, began an extended movement; if followed by a period, the
second date indicates that the squadron was inactivated, demobilized, dis-
banded, or discontinued.

Aircraft. The aircraft, or aircraft and missiles, used by the squadron


in training for and in carrying out its primary functions. Only fragmentary
information was available for reserve units; consequently, aircraft are
listed only for periods when these units were on extended active duty with
the regular Air Force.

Operations. Brief notes relating to combat and other wartime activi-


ties. Unless otherwise indicated, the operations referred to were principally
those implied by the functional designation (i.e., bombardment, fighter,
etc.) of the unit at that time. Additional information on the operations of
most squadrons can be found by using the data on assignments to refer
to the appropriate group histories in Air Force Combat Units of World
War I I .

Notes under this heading are also used to point out some events of
special significance or unusual interest (e.g., participation in Billy Mit-
chell's experiments with bombers against naval vessels), but such entries
were limited by a number of factors. For example, difficulty in identifying
the squadrons that took part in various peacetime operations (such as
humanitarian missions) in the post-World War I1 period resulted in a
decision to omit references to such operations. The same difficulty, plus the
problem of security classification, made it impossible to include data on
squadron activities during various international crises (e.g., Lebanon,
Taiwan, Cuba) of recent years.

Other notes under this heading cover facets of a unit's history which
seem to require some explanation; for example, if the entry under "Aircraft"
contains no data for a long period of time during wbich the squadron was
an active (or organized) unit, there may be a note indicating that the
squadron was not manned during that time. Training, exercises, maneuvers,
and other more or less routine activities in which the squadrons were nor-
mally engaged in peacetime are not mentioned in these notes.

Service Streamers. Streamers representing noncombat service in the


various theaters of military operations (see Appendix 11).If the squadron

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participated in one or more campaigns, a streamer for service in that
theater is not shown, and a squadron is not entitled to one.
Campaigns. The military campaigns in which the squadron partici-
pated (see Appendix 11). The listing is based upon the squadron’s operations
rather than upon campaign credits that have been awarded to the unit.
This list will not be used as the basis or authority for claiming or display-
ing campaign streamers. The official listing of campaign credits is in Air
Force Pamphlet 900-2.
Decorations. Citations and other awards recognizing distinguished
or meritorious acts performed by the squadron (set? Appendix 11). Some
dates have been revised within brackets because those given in the orders
making these awards are obviously in error. As in the case of campaigns,
the listing in the book will not be used as the basis or authority for cbim-
ing and disphying streamers and other devices representing decorations.
Air Force Pamphlet contains the official listing of unit decorations.
Emblem. Official description, or blazon in heraldic language, of the
squadron’s official emblem as of 5 March 1963,with the date on which that
emblem was approved for use by the squadron. The United States Govem-
ment has obtained an assignment of the copyrights on certain of the copy-
righted emblems included herein and a license to reproduce and use other
of such copyrights. These licenses do not authorize the use of such copy-
rights by others without the consent of the copyright proprietors.

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Contents

NOTES
EXPLANATORY

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APPENDIXES

I, GLOSSARY TERMS. ..
OF LINEAGE . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. .. .. . 801

II. U r n HONORS... ....... .............. ..................... a02

III. -TTONS . . ... . . . ...... . .. ..... . ... ..... . ..... . ....... 804

INDEX

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A. SQUADRONS

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B. GROUPS . . ..... .... ... .... .... . ............
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Second imprint
COMBAT SQUADRONS
OF THE AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR I1
COMBAT SQUADRONS
16t ANTISUBMARINE Theaters of Operations, 10Nov 1942-28
Oct 1943.
LINEAGE. Constituted 361st Bombard- EMBLEM. None.
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan
1942. Activated on 15 Jul 1942. Redesig-
1 s t BALLOON
nated 1st Antisubmarine Squadron
(Heavy) on 23 Nov 1942. Disbanded on LINEAGE. Organized as Company A,
29 Jan 1944. 2d Balloon Squadron on 25 Sep 1917.
ASSIGNMENTS. 304th Bombardment Redesignated 1st Balloon Company on
Squadron, 15 Jul 1942 (air echelon at- ig Jun 1918. Inactivated on 25 Jul1922.
tached to VIII Bomber Command, c. 10 Redesignated 1st Airship Company on
Nov 1942-15 Jan 1943); 25th Antisub- 24 Mar 1923. Redesignated and consoli-
marine Wing, 30 Dec 1942 (attached to dated (31 Jul 1929) with 1st Balloon
1st Antisubmarine Group [Prov], 15 Company which was constituted on 18
Jan-1 Mar 1943; 2037th Antisubmarine Oct 1927. Activated on 17 May 1929.
Wing [Prov], 1 Mar-21 Jun 1943); Redesignated 1st Balloon Squadron on 1
480th Antisubmarine Group, 21 Jun Oct 1933. Disbanded on 6 Feb 1942.
1943-29 Jan 1944. ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 25 Sep igi7-Jul
STATIONS.Salt Lake City M B , Utah, 1918; Balloon Wing, I Army Corps, Jul
15 Jul 1942; Geiger Field, Wash, 15 Sep 1918; Balloon Group, I Army Corps, 8
1942; Ephrata, Wash, 1Oct 1942; Lang- Oct 1918; Balloon Group, I11 Army
ley Field, Va, 29 Oct-26 Dec 1942 (op- Corps, c. u) Nov 191S16 Apr 1919;
erated from St Eval, England, beginning unkn, 16 Apr-Jul 1919; Balloon School,
10Nov 1942); St Eval, England, 13 Jan Ross Field, Calif (later Air Service Bal-
1943; Port Lyautey, French Morocco, g loon Observers School), Jul 1919; Ninth
Mar-27 Nov 1943 (operated from Aga- Corps Area, 30 Jun-25 Jul 1922. Sixth
dir, French Morocco, Jul 1943, and from Corps Area, 17 May 1 9 2 ~ ;Field Artil-
Protville, Tunisia, 2-18 Sep 1943); Clov- lery School, Jun 1 9 2 ~ ;I11 Air Support
is MFld, NM, c. 4-29 Jan 1944. Command (attached to Field Artillery
AIRCRAFT. B-17, 1942; B-q, School), 1Sep 1941-6 Feb 1942.
1942-1944, STATIONS. Ft Omaha, Neb, 25 Sep
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine and con- 1917; Garden City, NY, 30 Nov7 Dec
voy patrols in ETO and MTO, 10 Nov 1917; Camp de Souge, Gironde, France,
1942-12 Nov 1943. 3 Jan 1918; Brouville (near Baccarat),
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. France, 15 Apr 1918; Les Ecoliers (near
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Europe; Montreuil-aux-Lions ), France, ig J d
Antisubmarine, EAME Theater; Air 1918; Epaux-Bezu, France, 22 Jul 1918;
Combat, EAME Theater. Epieds, France, 25 Jul 1918; Artois
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Ferme (near Courpoil), France, 28 Jul
tation: European and North African 1918; Mareuil-en-Dole, France, 5 Aug
3
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1918; Courcelles-sur-Vesle, France, 13 1st BOMBARDMENT


Aug 1918; Tremblecourt, France, 23
Aug 1918; La Queue de Tbeinard (near
Domevre-en-Haye), France, 2.9 Aug
1918; Bois du Brule (near Limey),
France, 13 Sep 1918; Clennont-en-Ar-
gonne, France, 21 Sep 1918; Chateau
Abancourt (near Neuvilly-en-Argonne) ,
France, 27 Sep 1918; Varennes-en-Ar:
gonne, France, 2 Oct 1918; Chatel-
Chehery, France, 11 Oct 1918; Auze-
ville-en-Argonne, France, 17 Oct 1918;
Mercy-le-Bas, France, 21 Nov 1918; Eu-
ren, Germany, 8 Dec 1918: Niederberg
(near Coblenz), Germany, ig Dec 1918;
Colombey-les-Belles, France, 17 Apr LINEAGE. Organized as 1st Provisional
1919; St. Nazaire, France, c. 5 May Aero Squadron on 5 Mar 1913. Redesig-
zgig-unkn; Camp Lee, Va. c. 6 Jun nated: 1st Aero Squadron on 8 Dec
1919; Ross Field, Calif, Jul igig-25 Ju1 1913; 1st Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 1st
1922. Scott Field, Ill, 17 May 1929; Post Observation Squadron on 25 Jan 1923;
Field, Okla, 24 Jun qpg-6 Feb 1942. 1st Bombardment Squadron on 1 Mar
AIRCRAFT. Type R observation bal- 1935; 1st Bombardment Squadron (Me-
loon, igi8-igig, 1919-1922. In addition dium) on 6 Dec 1939; 1st Bombardment
to C-3 observation balloon, 1pg-c. Squadron (Heavy) on m Nov 1940; 1st
1939, and C-6 observation balloon, Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
1937, ig$3-c. 1942, included A 4 and on 28 Mar 1944; 1st Strategic Recon-
A 7 spherical balloons during period naissance Squadron (Photographic) on
10 Oct 1948; 1st Bombardment Squad-
1929-1942,112 barrage balloon in 1939,
ron (Heavy) on 1 Apr 1950; 1st Bom-
and D-3, D-4, D-5, and D-6 barrage bardment Squadron (Medium) on z
balloons during period ig++ig,p. Oct 1950.
OPERATIONS.Observation unit on ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 5 Mar igi3-Apr
front lines with French Eighth A m y 1918; I Corps Observation Group, Apr-
and American I Army Corps, ig Apr-17 Nov 1918; unkn, Nov 1918-1 Oct 1919;
Oct 1918; served with I11 Army Corps 1st Army Observation (later 7th
as part of occupation forces, Nov Observation) Group, 1 Oct 1919 (at-
1918-Apr 1919. Evidently participated tached to 1st Provisional Air Brigade for
in surveillance of forested area in south- operations, 6 May-3 Oct 191); 2d
em California for purpose of spotting Wing,30 Aug 1921; Second Corps Area,
fires, c. Jul-c. Nov 1919. 30 Sep 191; 9th Observation (later
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Bombardment) Group, assigned on 1
CAMPAIGNS. Lorraine; Aisne-Marne; Aug 1922, attached on 24 Mar 1923, and
Champagne; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. assigned on 15 Feb 1 9 2 ~ 311th
; Air Di-
DECORATIONS. None. vision, 10 Oct 1948 (attached to 55th
EMBLEM. None, Strategic Reconnaissance Wing on 10
SQUADRONS 5
Oct 1948, and to 55th Strategic Recon- Aug 1942; Orlando AB, Flay 31 Oct
naissance Group on 27 Oct 1948); 9th 1942; Brooksville, Flay15 Dec 1942; Or-
Strategic Reconnaissance (later Bom- lando AB, Fla, 25 Feb 1944; Dalhart
bardment) Group, 1 Jun 1949; 9th Bom- AAFld, Tex, c. 3 Mar 1944; McCook
bardment ( later Strategic Aerospace ) AAFld, Neb, ig May-18 Nov 1944;
Wing, 16 Jun 199-. North Field, Tinian, 28 Dec 1 9 4 7 Mar
STATIONS.Texas City, Tex, 5 Mar 1946; Clark Field, Luzon, 14 Mar 1946;
1913; San Diego, Calif, c. 28 Nov 1913 Harmon Field, Guam, g Jun 1947; To-
( detachment operated from Ft Crock- peka AFB, Kan, 10 Oct 1948;
ett, Tex, 30 Apr-ig Jul 1914; from Fairfield-Suisun AFB, Calif, 1 Jun 1949;
Brownsville, Tex, 17 Apr-c. 24 May Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, 1 May
1915); Ft Sill, OMa, 29 Jul 1915 (de- 1953-.
tachment operated from Brownsville, AIRCRAFT, In addition to Wright C,
Tex, 18 Aug-c. Dec 1915); Ft Sam igq-igi4, and Burgess H, igi3-igi5,
Houston, Tex, 26 Nov 1915; Columbus, included Wright B, Burgess F, Burgess
NM, 15 Mar 1916; Casas Grandes, Mex- I-Scout, Burgess J-Scout, Curtiss D,
ico (operated from Colonia Dublan), Curtiss E, Curtiss H, Martin IT, and
ig Mar 1916; San Geronimo, Mexico, 5 apparently Wright D-Scout, during pe-
Apr 1916; San Antonio, Mexico g Apr riod igi3-igi5; JN-2 (JN-3), 1915-
1916; Satevo, Mexico, 11 Apr 1916; 1916; N-8, 1916; in addition to R e ,
Namiquipa, Mexico, 17 Apr 1916; igi6-igi7, included (for field test-
Columbus, NM, 22 Apr 1916-5 Aug ing) H-z, H-3, Twin JN, R-Land, Stur-
1917 (detachments operated from Co- tevant Adv Tr, V-1, D-5, and JN-4
lonia Dublan and El Valle, Mexico, until during period i g i 6 i g i 7 ; AR 1,
c. Jan 1917); Avord, France, 13 Sep 1917-1918; Spad XI, 1918; Salmson 2,
1917; Issoudun, France, 29 Sep 1917; igi8-igig; in addition to DH-4 appar-
Amanty, France, ig Oct 1917; Ourches, ently included 0-2 during period
France, 4 Apr 1918; Saints, France, 29 1919-1928; in addition to 0-1, c.
Jun 1918; Francheville, France, 6 Jul 1928-1936, included 0-13, Y1O-31,
1918; Moras Ferme (near La Ferte-sous Yi0-35,0-39, YiO-40, and B-6, during
Jouarre), France, c. 22 Jul 1918; May- period 1930-1936; B-10, 19361938;
en-Multien, France, 5 Aug 1918; Coincy, B-18, ig$+iw; B-17, 1942-1944,
France, 10 Aug 1918; Chailly-en-Brie, 1948-1949; B-297 1944-1947,1948-1949,
France, 13 Aug 1918; Toul, France, 22 1950-1954; RB-17, 1948-1949; R-9,
Aug 1918; Remicourt, France, 21 Sep 1948-1949; B-36, 1949-1950; B-47,
1918; Julvecourt, France, 5 Nov 1918; 1954-*
Mercy-le-Bas, France, 21 Nov 1918; OPERATIONS. Organized in response to
Trier, Germany, 6 Dec 1918; Weissen- Mexican revolution of Feb 1913; de-
thurm, Germany, 21’Jan-14 Jul 1919; ployed detachments to Texas, for
Park Field, Tenn, 4 Aug 1919; Mitchel projected foreign service during
Field, NY, 10 Oct igig-6 Nov 1940 (op- Tampico-Vera Cruz crisis, Apr-Jul
erated from Langley Field, Va, 6 1914, and for border patrol duty, Apr-
May-26 Oct 1 9 1 ) ; Rio Hato, Panama, May 1915, Aug-c. Dec 1915; served as
13 Nov 1940; Piarco Aprt, Trinidad, 24 reconnaissance and liaison unit with Pu-
Apr 1941; Waller Field, Trinidad, 29 nitive Expedition to Mexico, Mar
Oct 1941; Edinburgh Field, Trinidad, 23 igi6-c. Jan 1917; patroled border until
6 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

c. May 1917. Combat as corps observa-


tion unit with French XXXVIII Amy
Corps and American I A m y Corps, 11
Apr-8 Nov 1918; served with I11 Amy
Corps as part of occupation forces, Nov
1918-Jul 19x9. Participated in demon-
strations of effectiveness of aerial bom-
bardment on warships, Jun-Sep 1921.
Antisubmarine patrols, and reconnais-
sance of Vichy French fleet at
Martinique, Dec l$+p-Oct 1942.
Trained cadres for bombardment units,
Nov ig+-Feb 1944. Combat in Western
Pacific, 25 Jan-14 Aug 1945. Unmanned, Redesignated 326th Troop Carrier
Apr 1947-10 Oct 1948. Squadron (Medium) on z Sep 1949. Or-
SERVICESTREAMERS, None. dered to active service on 15 Mar 1951.
CAMPAIGNS. Mexico 1916-1917. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1951. Activated in
World War I: Lorraine; Ile-de-France; the reserve on 14 Jun 199. Ordered to
Champagne; Champagne-Marne; Aisne- active service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved
Marne; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. from active duty on 28 Nov 1962.
World War 11: Antisubmarine, Ameri- ASSIGNMENTS.1st Comoat Cargo
can Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; East- Group, 15 Apr 1944; Fourteenth Air
em Mandates; Western Pacific. Force, 16 Jun-26 Dec 1945 (attached to
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 6gth Composite Wing, 16 Aug-lo Nov
tations: Kawasaki, Japan, 15/16 Apr 1945). 435th Troop Carrier Group, 15
1945; Japan, 13-28 May 1945. Air Force Jul 1947; 512th Troop Camer Group, 2
Outstanding Unit Award: 1Jan 1957-31 Sep ig4g-1 Apr 1951. 512th Troop Car-
Jan 1958. rier Group, 14 Jun 19%; 512th Troop
EMBLEM.A brown cave man wearing Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 912th Troop
a black breech clout, standing on a Carrier Group, 11Feb 1963-.
black mound, looking to dexter with STATIONS. Bowman Field, Ky, 15
holding a spear horizontally, in front of Apr-1 Aug iw; Sylhet, India, 21 Aug
right hand shielding his eyes, left hand 1944 (detachment operated from Yun-
a rising sun, against a blue background; nani, China, 15 S e p 2 Oct 1944, and
all within a green bordered gold annulet Hathazari, India, i g Oct-c. Dec 1944);
bearing thirteen black crosses patee. Tulihal, India, zg Nov 1944; Tsuyung,
(Approved 14 Julig3i. )
China, 12 Dec 1944; Hsinching, China,
29 Jan 1945 (detachment operated from
1stCOMBAT CARGO Liangshan, China, 11 Mar-g Jul 195);
LINEAGE.Constituted 1st Combat Chengkung, China, 16 Aug 1 9 5 ; Piar-
Cargo Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Acti- doba, India, 15 Nov-26 Dec 1945. Mor-
vated on 15 Apr 1944. Redesignated rison Field, Fh, 15 Jul 1947; Reading
326th Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 Mun Aprt, Pa, 2 Sep i ~ g New; Castle
Sep 1945. Inactivated on 26 Dec 1945. County Aprt, Del, 1 May 1950-1 Apr
Activated in the reserve on 15 Ju1 1947. 1951. New Castle County Aprt, Del, 14
SQUADRONS 7
Jun 199;Willow Grove NAS, Pa, m Jul STATIONS.Harding Field, La, 12 Mar
1958-* 1942;Key Field, Miss, c. 22 Mar 1942;
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1944-1945. (2-46, Ascension Island, 14 Aug 194-21 Oct
1945. (2-119, 1962. 1944; Gulfport AAFld, Miss, ig Nov
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in 194 (air echelon at Myrtle Beach
CBI, 10 Sep ig+#-c.Oct 194.5. AAFld, NC, beginning 3 Oct 1944);
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Myrtle Beach AAFld, NC, Dec 1944-2
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De- Jan 19456
fensive; China Offensive. AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1942-1944; B-25,
DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit 1942-1944.
Citation: French Indo-China, China, OPERATIONS. Air defense for Ascen-
and Manchuria, 1-30 Sep 194.5. sion Island and antisubmarine patrols,
EMBLEM.On a light turquoise blue 20 Aug 1943-6 Sep 1944.
disc, thin border white, edged black, a SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
caricatured, brown-and-white rabbit, CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
seated astride fuselage of a caricatured, Theater; Antisubmarine, EAME Thea-
camouflaged transport aircraft, holding ter.
reins fastened about the nose of aircraft DECORATIONS. None.
in left hand, and holding a riding crop EMBLEM.On a blue disc, within a
aloft in the right hand; four saddle bags border orange, a death's head proper,
strapped about fuselage of aircraft. ( Ap- winged of gold, surmounted by a golden
proved 17 Julig++.) cobra, langued gules, all resting on a red
aerial bomb fesswise in base, trimmed of
1 s t COMPOSITE gold. (Approved 6 Feb 1943.)

1st FIGHTER

LINEAGE. Constituted 1st Composite


Squadron on 28 Feb 1942. Activated on
12 Mar 1942. Disbanded on 2 Jan 1945. LINEAGE.Constituted 1 s t Fighter
ASSIGNMENTS. Third Air Force, 12 Squadron on 5 Oct 1944. Activated on
Mar 1942;AAF Composite Force 8012, 15 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 15 Oct
10 Jul 1942; I11 Bomber Command, ig 1946. Redesignated 1 s t Fighter-Day
Nov 1944-2Jan 1945. Squadron on 26 Aug 19%. Activated on
8 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCELWORLD WAR I1
11 Nov 19%. Redesignated 1st Tactical STATIONS.Lakeland AAFld, Fla, 20
Fighter Squadron on 1 JuI 1958. Inacti- Apr 1944; Cross City AAFld, Fla, 12 Jun
vated on 15 Mar 1959. 1944; Alachua AAFld, Fla, 21 Jun 1944;
ASSIGNMENTS,413th Fighter Group, Drew Field, Fla, 17 Aug 1944; Lakeland
15 Oct 1944-15 Oct 1946.4qth Fighter- AAFld, Fla, 22 Aug-23 Oct 1 9 4 ; Ka-
Day Group, 11Nov 1954; 413th Fighter- laikunda, India, 14 Dec 1944; Cox’s
Day (later Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Bazar, India, 13 Feb 1945; Kalaikunda,
Oct 1957-15 Mar 1959. India, 10 May-22 Oct 1945; Camp Kil-
STATIONS.Seymour Johnson Field, mer, N J, 11-12 Nov 1945.
NC, 15 Oct 1944; Bluethenthal Field, AIRCRAFT. P-51, 1944-1945; F-6,
NC, g Nov 1944-7 Apr 1945; Ie Shima, 1945.
i g May 1945; Kadena, Okinawa, c. 17 OPERATIONS.Combat in CBI, 14
Nov 1945; Yontan, Okinawa 29 Jan-15 Feb-g May 1945.
Oct 1946. George AFB, Calif, 11 Nov SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
1954-15 Mar 1959. CAMPAIGNS. Central Burma.
AIRCRAFT. P-47, 1944-1946. F-86, DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
1954-1956; F-loo, 1956-1959. tation: Bangkok, Thailand, 15 Mar 1945.
OPERATIONS. Combat in Western Pa- EMBLEM. None.
cific, 20 May-14 Aug 1945.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 1st PHOTOGRAPHIC
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; RECONNAISSANCE
Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific;
Ryukyus; China Offensive.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. On a light grayed yellow or-
ange disc, edged black, a stylized repre-
sentation of one of the Furies (mythical
Greek goddesses of vengeance), wear-
ing a black form-fitting gown, and cape
trimmed on under side red, and red
boots, seated on a large, white cloud for-
mation in base, facing toward sinister,
and holding a skull, proper, in the right
hand. (Approved 1 Mar 1945.) LINEAGE,Constituted 1st Photo-
graphic Squadron on 22 Dec 1939.
Activated on 1 Feb 199. Redesignated:
1st FIGHTER (COMMANDO) 1st Mapping Squadron on 13 Jan 1942;
LINEAGE. Constituted 1st Fighter Re- 1st Photographic Mapping Squadron on
connaissance Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. g Jun 1942; 1st Photographic Charting
Activated on 20 Apr 1944. Redesignated Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; 1st Photo-
1st Fighter Squadron (Commando) on graphic Reconnaissance Squadron
2 Jun 1944. Inactivated on 12 Nov 1945. (Very Heavy) on 10 Nov 1944; 1st Re-
Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. connaissance Squadron (Very Long
ASSIGNMENTS. Third Air Force, 20 Apr Range, Photographic-RCM) on 4 Oct
1944; 2d Air Commando Group, 22 Apr 1945; 1st Reconnaissance Squadron
1944-12 Nov 1945. (Very Long Range, Photographic) on
SQUADRONS 9

13 Nov 1945. Inactivated on 10 Mar black aerial came=. (Approved 3 Oct


1947. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. 1941.)
ASSIGNMENTS. Office of Chief of Air
Corps, 1 Feb 1940; 1st Photographic 1 s t PURSUIT
(later Mapping; Photographic Chart- LINEAGE.Constituted 1st Pursuit
ing) Group, 10 Jun 1941; 11th Squadron, and activated, on 1Aug 1939.
Photographic Group, 1 Dec 1943; 311th Redesignated 1st Pursuit Squadron (In-
Photographic Wing, 5 Oct 1944; Second terceptor) on 6 Dec 1939. Disbanded on
Air Force, 10 Nov 1944 (attached to 1 May 1942.
Eighth Air Force, c. g Sep 1945); 311th ASSIGNMENTS,23d Composite Group
Reconnaissance Wing, 4 Oct 1945 (at-
tached to Eighth Air Force, 4 Oct 1945; (later Air Corps Proving Ground De-
VII Bomber Command, 10 Dec 1945;
tachment, later Air Forces Proving
Eighth Air Force, Mar 1946; 1st Air Di- Ground Group), 1 Aug 1939-1 May
vision, 7 Jun 1946); Far East Air Forces, 1942.
3 Feb 1947; Thirteenth Air Force, 11 STATIONS.Maxwell Field, Ala, 1 Aug
Feb-io Mar 1947. 1939; Orlando, Fla, 2 Sep 1940; Eglin
STATIONS.Bolling Field, DC, 1 Feb Field, Fla, 29 Jun 1941-1 May 1942.
i g p ; Bradley Field, Conn, 5 Dec 1941; AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-36,
MacDill Field, Fla, 15 Jan 1944; Smoky 1939-1942, included B-12, C-40, 0-38,
Hill AAFld, Kan, 26 Oct 1944-31 Jul and Y€-37 during period ig3g-1940,
1945; Okinawa, g Sep 1945; Clark Field, and B-10, BC-1, P-39, and P-40 during
Luzon, 11Feb-io Mar 1947. period 1941-1942.
AIRCRAFT. c-8, 1940; B-lo, 1940; OPERATIONS. Tested equipment,
c-45/F-2, 1940, 1946-1947; A-29, 1939-1942.
SERVICESTREAMERS.None.
1941-1942; A4IF-3, 1942; B-24/F7, CAMPAIGNS. None.
1942-1945; B-34, 1942-1944; B-25, DECORATIONS. None.
1943; B-17/F-g, 1943-1944; B-29/F-13, EMBLEM. None.
1944-1947; L-5,1946-1947.
OPERATIONS. Mapped areas of the
United States, 1940-1943; Alaska, Cana- 1 s t TROOP CARRIER
da, Newfoundland, Labrador, and LINEAGE. Constituted 1st Provisional
Greenland during period 1941-1943; Af- Transport Squadron on 1 Mar 1935. Re-
rica, Middle East, India, and China, designated 1st Transport Squadron on
1943-1944; Italy, Sicily, and Sardinia, 25 Jun 1935. Activated on 15 Jul 1935.
1944; and the Far East, 1945-1947. Redesignated 1st Troop Carrier Squad-
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- ron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 18 Dec
ter, EAME Theater; Asiatic-Pacific 1945.
Theater. ASSIGNMENTS. Fai&eld Air Depot, 15
CAMPAIGNS. None. Jul 1935; loth Transport (later Troop
DECORATIONS. None. Carrier) Group, 20 May 1937; Tenth Air
EMBLEM.On and over a blue disc Force, c. 2 Feb 1943 (attached to In-
bordered in yellow with white clouds dia-China Wing, Air Transport Com-
issuing from base, a flying brown and mand, 2 Feb-7 Mar 1943, and to Troop
white hawk, with yellow feet and beak, Carrier Command, Eastern Air Com-
wearing an aviator’s helmet, focusing a mand, 20 Dec 1943-6 Mar 1944); 443d
10 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCLWORLD WAR 11

Troop Carrier Group, 6 Mar 1944-18 Group, 18 Oct 1942; 25th Antisubmarine
Dec 1945. Wing, 14 Dec ig+ (attached to VIII
STATIONS. Patterson Field, Ohio, 15 Bomber Command, c. 2 Jan 1 g p ; 1st
Jul 1935 ( a &ght operated from Wright Antisubmarine Group [Prov], 15 Jan
Field, Ohio, 15 Jul 1935-9 Feb 1937); 1943; 2037th Antisubmarine Wing
General Billy Mitchell Field, Wis, 26 [Prov], 1 Mar-21 Jun 1943); 480th Anti-
May 1942; Pope Field, NC, 4 Oct submarine Group, 21 Jun 1943-29 Jan
1942-9 Jan 1943; Chabua, India, 2 Feb 1944.
1943; New Delhi, India, 7 Mar 1943 STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 18
(detachments operated from various Oct-26 Dec 1942; St Eval, England, 2
bases in India and China); Sookerating, Jan 1943; Port Lyautey, French Moroc-
India, ig Oct 1943; Warazup, Burma, 20 co, c. 11 Mar-25 Nov 1943 (operated
Apr 1945; Dinjan, India, 1 Jun 1945; from Agadir, French Morocco, J d
Chihkiang, China, 28 Aug 1945; Han- 1943); Clods AAFld, NM, c. 4-29 Jan
kow, China, 25 Sep 1945; Shanghai, 1944.
China, 21-30 Nov 195; Ft Lawton, AIRCRAFT. B-17, 1942; B-18, igp;
Wash, 16-18 Dec 1945. B-34,1942; B-24,1942-1944.
AmxwT. G.27, 1935-1937; c-33, OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine and con-
1936-1939; included (2-39 and various voy patrols in ETO and MTO, 16
civilian and military modifications of Jan-14 Nov 1943.
DC-3 during period ig3g-1941; C-47, SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
1942-1945; G-46,1945. CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Europe;
OPERATIONS.Airborne assault on Antisubmarine, EAME Theater; Air
Myitkyina, Burma, 17 May 1944; aerial Combat, EAME Theater.
transportation in CBI, c. Feb 1943-27 DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Aug 1945; airlift of Chinese troops to tation: European and North African
eastern China for disarmament opera- Theaters of Operations, [16 Jan]+& Od
tions, Sep-Nov ig45. 1943.
SERVICE STREAMERS. American EMBLEM. None.
Theater.
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma with Arrow- 2d BALLOON
head; China Defensive; Central Burma;
China Offensive. LINEAGE. Organized as Company B,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 2d Balloon Squadron on 25 Sep 1917.
tations: Myitkyina, Burma, 17 May-16 Redesignated: 2d Balloon Company on
Jun 1944; China, 5-30 Sep 1945. ig Jun 1918; Balloon School Detach-
EMBLEM. None. ment on 30 Aug igzi. Demobilized on
15 Aug 1922. Reconstituted and consoli-
2d ANTISUBMARINE dated (6 Aug 1930) with zd Balloon
Company which was constituted on 18
LINEAGE. Constituted 523d Bombakd- Oct 1927. Activated on u) May 1930.
ment Squadron on 13 Oct 1942. Redesignated 2d Balloon Squadron on 1
Activated on 18 Oct 1942. Redesignated Oct 19%. Disbanded on 3 Feb igc)2.
2d Antisubmarine Squadron on 23 Nov ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 25 sep lg17-JUl
1942. Disbanded on 29 Jan 1944. 1918; Balloon Wing, I Army Corps, Jul
ASSIGNMENTS. 378th Bombardment 1918; Balloon Group, I Army Corps, 8
SQUADRONS 11

Oct 1918; Balloon Group, IV Army Calif, Aug 1919; Scott Field, 111, 3
Corps, m Nov 1918;Balloon Group, VII Jul-15 Aug 1922. Scott Field, Ill, 20
Army Corps, 27 Apr-11 May 1919; May 1930; Ft Bragg, NC, ig Jun 19s;
unkn, 11 May-Aug 1919; Balloon Pope Field, NC, 1933-3Feb 1942.
School, Ross Field, Calif (later Air Serv- AIRCRAFT. Type R observation bal-
ice Balloon Observers School), Aug loon, igi8-igig. In addition to ob-
igig-15 Aug 1922.Sixth Corps Area, 20 servation balloon, ig3o-ig3gYand C-6
May 1930; First Army, 30 Dec 1940; I observation balloon, ig38-c. 1942, in-
Air Support Command, 1 Sep 1941-3 cluded A 4 and A 7 spherical balloons
Feb 1942. during period ig3o-ig+.
STATIONS. Ft Omaha, Neb, 25 Sep OPERATIONS. Observation unit on
1917;Garden City, NY, 30 Nov7 Dec front lines with French Eighth Anny
1917;Camp de Coetquidan, Morbihan, and American I and I11 Army Corps, 5
France, 3 Jan 1918;Camp de PErmitage Mar-1 Nov 1918; served with IV and
(near Menil-la-Tour), France, 26 Feb VII Army Corps as part of occupation
1918; Villiers-sur-Marne, Aisne, France, forces, Nov 1918-May 1919. Evidently
30 Jun 1918;La Goneterie Ferme (near participated in surveillance of forested
Bouresches), France, 22 Jul 1918;Trug- area in southern California for purpose
ny (near Epieds), France, 25 Jul 1918; of spotting fires, c. Aug-c. Nov 1919.
Beuvardes, France, 28 Jul 1918; Ser- SERVICESTREAMERS.None.
inges-et-Nesles, France, 3 Aug 1918; CAMPAIGNS,Lorraine; Ile-de-France;
Chery-Chartreuve, France, 4 Aug 1918; Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; Cham-
Courcelles-sur-Vesle, France, 12 Aug pagne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne.
1918; La Queue de Theinard (near DECORATIONS. None.
Domevre-en-Haye) , France, 23 Aug EMBLEM. None.
1918;Bois de Remenauvaux (near Gris-
court), France, 29 Aug 1918;Bois de la 2d BOMBARDMENT
Lampe (near Mamey ), France, 12 Sep
1918; St Pierre Ferme (near Fey-en-
Haye), France, 15 Sep 1918; Locheres,
France, 22 Sep 1918; Varennes-en&-
gonne, France, 28 Sep 1918; Cheppy,
France, 2 Oct 1918;Charpentry, France,
10 Oct 1918;Apremont, France, 15 Oct
1918; Chatel-Chehery, France, 25 Oct
1918;Sommerance, France, 2 Nov 1918;
St Juvin, France, 3 Nov 1918;Buzancy,
France, 4 Nov 1918; Sommauthe,
France, 6 Nov 1918; Authe, France, 7
Nov 1918;Les Petites Armoises, France,
8 Nov 1918; Auzeville-en-Argonne,
France, 11 Nov 1918; Mercy-le-Haut,
France, 21 Nov 1918;Euren, Germany,
8 Dec 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, LINEAGE. Constituted 2d Bombard-
France, c. 20 May 1gig-unkn; Mitchel ment Squadron on 1 Jan 1938. Redesig-
Field, NY, c. 23 Jun 1919; Ross Field, nated zd Bombardment Squadron (Me-
12 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

dium). Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Asiatic-PaciGc Theater. Korean War:


Redesignated: 2d Bombardment Squad- UN Defensive; UN Offensive.
ron (Heavy) on 3 Feb 1944; 2d Bom- DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
bardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on tations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-[3] Jan
30 Apr 1946; 2d Bombardment Squad- 1943; New Guinea, 5 Nov 1943. Philip-
ron (Medium) on 28 Jul1948. pine Presidential Unit Citation. Repub-
ASSIGNMENTS. 22d Bombardment lic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation:
Group, 1 Feb 1940; 22d Bombardment 10 Jul-24 Oct 1950.
Wing, 16 Jun i g p . EMBLEM. On a half disc a representa-
STATIONS.Bolling Field, DC, 1 Feb tion of silver gray and white clouds
1940; Langley Field, Va, 14 Nov 1940; forming an irregular pattern on the right
Muroc, Calif, c. g Dec 1941-29 Jan side, a caricature of a Blue Tail Fly,
1942; Brisbane, Australia, 25 Feb 1942; black, wearing battle cap and earphones
Ipswich, Australia, 2 Mar 1942; Towns- blue, riding a bomb, dark gray, carica-
ville, Australia, 7 Apr 1942; Reid River, tured with a face; bomb hurtling
Australia, g Apr 1942; Dobodura, New through clouds, proper, with four flashes
Guinea, g Oct 1943; Nadzab, New Guin- of lightning yellow, portrayed around it.
ea, ig Dec 1943; Owi, Schouten Islands, (Approved 15 Apr 1952. )
11 Aug 1944; Leyte, c. i g Nov 1944; An-
gaur, c. 28 Nov 1944; Samar, m Jan 2dCOMBAT CARGO
1945; Clark Field, Luzon, Mar 1945;
Okinawa, 18 Aug 1945; Ft William
McKinley, Luzon, 23 Nov 1945; Okina-
wa, 15 May 1946; Smoky Hill AFB, Kan,
18 May 1948; March AFB, Calif, 10
May 1949 (operated from Kadena AFB,
Okinawa, c. g Jul-c. 30 Oct ig50)-.
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1940-1941; B-26,
1941-1943; B-25, 1943-1944; -4,
1944-1945; B-zg, 194G1953; B-47,
1953-.
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
Dec iwi-Jan 1942; combat in South-
west and Western Pacific, 8 Apr 1942-3
Jan 1943, 5 Oct 1943-24 Jul 1945. Not
manned, 23 Nov 1945-15 Jun 1946. LINEAGE. Constituted zd Combat Car-
Combat in Korea, 13 Jul-ig Oct 1950. go Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Activated
on 15 Apr 1944. Redesignated 327th
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Troop Carrier Squadron on 31 Oct 1945.
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Antisub- Inactivated on 26 Dec 1945. Activated
marine, American Theater; East Indies; in the reserve on 29 May 1947. Redesig-
Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; nated 327th Troop Carrier Squadron
Papua; New Guinea; Northern Solo- (Medium) on 2 Sep 1949. Ordered to
mons; Bismarck Archipelago; Western active service on 15 Mar 1951. Inacti-
Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philip- vated on 1 Apr 1951. Activated in the re-
pines; China Offensive; Air Combat, serve on 14 Jun 1952. Ordered to active
SQUADRONS
service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from
active duty on 28 Nov 1962.
ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Combat Cargo
Group, 15 Apr 1944 (under operational
control of Air Transport Command, 1
Jul-g Sep 1945); Fourteenth Air Force,
10 Sep-26 Dec 1945. 514th Troop Car-
rier Group, 29 May 1947; 512th Troop
Carrier Group, 2 Sep 1 ~ g - 1Apr 1951.
512th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jun
19s; 512th Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr
1959; 913th Troop Carrier Group, 11
Feb 1963-. 7 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 6th Recon-
STATIONS.Bowman Field, Ky, 15 naissance Squadron on 22 Jun 1943; 2d
Apr-3 Aug 1944; Sylhet, India, 27 Aug Composite Squadron on g Oct 1943. In-
1944 (detachment operated from Yun- activated on 7 Nov 1945. Disbanded on
nani, China, 11-18 Sep 1944); Imphal, 8 Oct 1948.
India, 22 Nov 1944; Tsuyung, China, 12 ASSIGNMENTS.Office of Chief of Air
Dec 1944; Dohazari, India, 1 Feb 1945; Corps, 7 Feb 1942; Army Air Forces, g
Hathazari, India, 16 May 1945; Bhamo, Mar 1942 (attached to Cavalry School);
Burma, 1 Jun 1945; Peishiyi, China, 10 I11 Reconnaissance Command, 30 Aug
Sep-26 Dec 1945. Marietta AAFld, Ga, 1943; I1 Tactical Air Division, 8 Nov
29 May 1947; Reading Mun Aprt, Pa, 2 1943; I (later 111) Tactical Air Division,
Sep 1949; New Castle County Aprt, Del, 18 Apr 1944; 111Tactical Air Command,
1 May 1950-1 Apr 1951. New Castle 1 Oct 1944; XIX Tactical Air Command,
County Aprt, Del, 14 Jun 1 9 s ; Willow 25 Oct-7 Nov 1945.
Grove NAS, Pa, 20 Julig5Eb. STATIONS.Post Field, Okla, 7 Feb
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1944-1945. C-119, 1942; Marshall Field, Kan, 21 Apr
1962. ! 1942-7 Nov 1945.
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in AIRCRAFT. G1, 1942; L-3, 1942;
CBI, 28 Aug i g + p ~u)Oct 1945. 0-52, 1942; A-17, 1943; p-39,
SERV~CE STREAMERS. None.
1943-1944; B-25, 1943-1945; G 5 ,
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De-
fensive; Central Burma; China 1943-1945; p-4, 1944-1945; p-51,
1944-1945; A-26, 1945.
Offensive.
DECORATIONS. None. OPERATIONS. Aerial support for train-
EMBLEM.On a medium blue disc, ing ground forces.
border yellow, a dexter hand holding SERVICE STREAMERS. American
five playing cards spread fanwise, all Theater.
deuces of spades, proper. (Approved 17 CAMPAIGNS. None.
J u 1944.1
~ DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. On a golden orange silhou-
ette of Montgolfier's balloon, outlined in
2d COMPOSITE blue, an ace of spades in black charged
LINEAGE.
Constituted 6th Observation with a fleur-de-lis of golden orange.
Squadron on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on ( Approved 26 Oct 1942.)
14 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

2d FIGHTER geria, 1 Jan 1943; Telergma, Algeria, ig


Jan 1943; Youks-les-Bains, Algeria, 8
Mar 1943; Le Sers, Tunisia, 12 Apr
1943; La Sebala, Tunisia, m May 1943;
Boccadifalco, Sicily, 1 Aug 1943; Cor-
sica, c. 3 Dec 1943; Madna Airfield, Italy,
16 May 1944; Piagiolino Airfield, Italy,
c. 24 Apr 1945; Lesina, Italy, c. 10Jul-
Aug 1945; Drew Field, Fla, 25
Aug7 Nov 1945. Schweinfurt, Germany,
g Nov 1946; Bad Kissingen, Germany, 5
May-25 Jun 1947; Mitchel Field, NY, 25
Jun 1947; McGuire AFB, NJ, 4 Oct
1949; SufFolk County AFB, NY, 18 Aug
1955-*
AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1942; P-39,
LINEAGE.Constituted 2d Pursuit i g q ; Spitfire, 1942-1944; P-51, 1944-
Squadron (Interceptor) on u, Nov 1945. P-61,1947-1948; F-82,1~~&-1950;
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes- F-94, 195*1953; F-84, 1953; F-86,
ignated 2d Fighter Squadron on 15 1953-1956; F-102, 1957-1959; F-101,
May 1942. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. 1959-
Activated on g Nov 1946. Redesignated: OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO and
2d Fighter Squadron (AllWeather) on MTO, Aug 1942-30 Apr 1945.
10 May 1948; 2d Fighter-All Weather SERVICE STREAMERS.None.
Squadron on m Jan 1950; zd Fighter-In- CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
terceptor Squadron on 1May 1951. Algeria-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily;
ASSIGNMENTS. p d Pursuit (later Naples-Foggia; Rome-Amo; Normandy;
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-7 Nov Northern France; Southern France;
1945. p d Fighter (later Fighter-All North Apennines; Rhineland; Central
Weather; Fighter-Interceptor) Group, g Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME
Nov 1946; 4709th Defense Wing, 6 Feb Theater.
19%; 568th Air Defense Group, 16 Feb DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
19%; 4709th Defense (later Air De- tations: Germany, g Jun 1944; Rumania,
fense) Wing, 8 Jul 19%; p d Fighter 31 Aug 1944.
Group, 18Aug ig55-. EMBLEM. On a white field encircled
STATIONS. Selfridge Field, Mich, 15 with an A@ Force golden yellow annu-
let, a black unicorn’s head, erased red,
Jan 1941; Norfolk, Va, 17 Dec 1941; Sel- with wings endorsed. Motto: On a white
fridge Field, Mich, 14 Jan 1942; Flor- scroll edged Air Force golden yellow,
ence, SC, 18 Feb 1942; Wilmington, SECOND TO NONE, inscribed black.
NC, 27 Apr 1942; Grenier Field, NH, 12 (Approved 5 ‘Mar 1959. )
Jun-ig Jul 1942; Northern Ireland, ig
Aug 1 ~Goxhill, ; England, 26 Aug-29
Oct 1~ (air echelon arrived at Tafar- 2d FIGHTER (COMMANDO)
aoui, Algeria, on 8 Nov 1942); La Senia, LINEAGE.
Constituted zd Fighter Re-
Algeria, 12 Nov 1942; Orleanmille, Al- connaissance Squadron on 11 Apr 1944.
SQUADRONS 15

proper, in the beak, and grasping and


firing a black “tommy” gun held in the
talons, all emitting speed lines to rear.
(Approved 3 Aug 19454
2d OBSERVATION

@Walt Dioney Production8

Activated on 20 Apr 1944. Redesignated


zd Fighter Squadron (Commando) on 2
Jun 1944. Inactivated on 12 Nov 1945.
Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. LINEAGE. Organized as 1st Company,
ASSIGNMENTS.Third Air Force, 20 Apr zd Aero Squadron on 1Dec 1915. Redes-
1944; 2d Air Commando Group, 22 Apr ignated: 2d Aero Squadron on 20 Jul
1944-12 NOV1945. 1917; Squadron A, Kelly Field, Tex, on
STATIONS. Lakeland AAFld, Flay u) 23 Jul 1918. Demobilized on 18 Nov
Apr 1944; Cross City AAFld, Flayg Jun 1918. Reconstitu ted and consolidated
1944; Alachua AAFld, Fla, 21 Jun 1944; (1924) with 2d Aero Squadron which
Drew Field, Fla, 17 Aug 1944; Lakeland was organized on 5 Jun 1919. Redesig-
AAFld, Fla, 22 Aug-zg Oct 1944; Ka- nated: 2d Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 2d
laikunda, India, 15 Dec 1944; Cox’s Ba- Observation Squadron on 25 Jan 1923;
zar, India, 13 Feb 1945; Kalaikunda, zd Observation Squadron (Medium) on
India, 14 May-22 Oct 1945; Camp Kil- 26 Feb 1942. Inactivated on 2 Apr 1946.
mer, NJ, 11-12 Nov 1945. ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 1 Dec igqj-Feb
AIRCRAFT. P-51, 1944-1945; F-6, 1916; Philippine Department, Feb
1945. igi6-0ct 1917; unkn, Oct 1917-18 Nov
OPERATIONS. Combat in CBI, 14 Feb- 1918. Unkn, 5 Jun-24 Dec 1919; Philip-
9 May 1945. pine Department, 24 Dec 1919; 1st
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Observation (later 4th Observation; 4th
CAMPAIGNS. Central Burma. Composite) Group, 10 Mar 1920; Far
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- East (later Fifth) Air Force, 28 Oct
tation: Bangkok, Thailand, 15 Mar 1945. 1941-2 April 1946.
EMBLEM.Over and through a light STATIONS.San Diego, Calif, 1 Dec
turquoise blue disc, a caricatured, 1915-2 Jan 1916; Ft McKinley, Luzon, 3
brown eagle with yellow beak and feet, Feb 1916; Ft Mills, Corregidor, 14 Feb
diving through space toward dexter igi6-c. 15 Oct 1917; Kelly Field, Tex,
base, wearing a GI helmet with orange Nov 1917-18 Nov 1918. Rockwell Field,
straps, holding a commando knife, Calif, 5 Jun-29 Nov 1919; Ft Mills, Cor-
16 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
regidor, 24 Dec 1919; Kindley Field,
Corregidor, 15 Oct 1920; Nichols Field,
Luzon, Jun 1929; Clark Field, Luzon, c.
1 Nov 1940; Nichols Field, Luzon, c.
Nov-Dec 1941.
AIRCRAFT. Martin S-Hydro, 1916
1917; apparently JN-4, 1917-1918. In
addition to HSzL included N 3 , HSiL,
S-1, and apparently DH-4 during
period igig-1925; in addition to DH-4,
0-2, 0-5, and OA-1, included S-1 and
COA-1 during period igqj--1931; in ad- tographic Mapping Squadron on g Jun
dition to 0-19 included C-6 and OA-3 1942; 2d Photographic Charting Squad-
during period 1931-1938; in addition to ron on 11 Aug 1943; 2d Reconnaissance
0-46, 1938-1941, and 0-9, 1941, ap- Squadron (Long Range, Photographic)
parently included OA-4 and 0A-g dur- on 15 Jun 1945; 2d Reconnaissance
ing period ig38-ig41. Squadron (Very Long Range, Photo-
OPERATIONS. Evidently flying training graphic) on 20 Nov 1945. Inactivated
unit, 1917-1918. Combat in Southwest on 31 Mar 1946. Redesignated 2d Re-
Pacific, 8 Dec-Dec 1941; aircraft de- connaissance Squadron ( Photographic)
stroyed in first week of World War I1 on 11 Mar 1947. Activated in the reserve
and personnel assigned to other units; on 6 Oct 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun
carried as active unit without personnel, 1949. Redesignated 2d Troop Camer
Dec 1941-2 Apr 1946. Squadron (Medium) on 26 May 19%.
SERVICE STREAMERS.None. Activated in the reserve on 14 Jun 19%.
CAMPAIGNS. Philippine Islands. Inactivated on 1 Apr 19%.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Photographic (later
tations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec Mapping; Photographic Charting)
1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, Group, 10Jun 1941; 311th Photographic
8-22 Dec 1941; Philippine Islands, 6 (later Reconnaissance) Wing, 5 Oct
Jan43 Mar 1942. Philippine Presidential 1944-31 Mar 1946 (attached to Far East
Unit Citation. Air Forces, c. m Oct 1944-4 Feb 1946).
EMBLEM.A white disc within a black 65th Reconnaissance Group, 6 Oct
circle, rising out of green sea in the 1947-27 Jun 1949. 65th Troop Carrier
lower part of the disc Neptune riding a Group, 14 Jun 195-1 Apr 19%.
sea horse and holding in his hand a STATIONS. Gray Field, Wash, 10 Jun
trident in black silhouette. (Approved 1941; Geiger Field, Wash, 2 Jan 1942;
21 May 1924.) Felts Field, Wash, 1 Feb 1942; Peterson
Field, Colo, 5 Jan 1944; Buckley Field,
2d RECONNAISSANCE Colo, 2 Jul-2 Sep 1944; Hollandia, New
Guinea, m Oct iw: - . .- Morotai, i n Dec
LINEAGE. Constituted 2d Photographic 1944; Palawan, 5 May 1945; Ckkkield,
Squadron on 15 May 1941. Activated Luzon, 22 Jan-4 Feb 1946; Buckley
on 10 Jun 1941. Redesignated: 2d Map- Field, Colo, g Feb-31 Mar 1946. Rome
ping Squadron on 13 Jan 1942; 2d Pho- AAFld, NY, 6 Oct 1947-27 Jun 1949.
SQUADRONS 17

Mitchel AFB, NY, 14 Jun 199-1 Apr 1 9 4 . Activated on 17 Jun 1942. Redes-
1953. ignated: 2d Sea-Search Attack Squadron
AIRCRAFT. F-2, 1941-1942; A-29, (Heavy) on 24 Jun 1943; 2d Search At-
1942-1943; F-3, 1942; B-25, 1943-1944; tack Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Nov
&24/F-7,1944-1946. 1943. Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944.
OPERATIONS.Mapped areas of the ASSIGNMENTS.1st Sea-Search Attack
United States, 1941-1944; Canada and Group (later Sea-Search Attack Unit;
Alaska, 1941-1943; South America, Search Attack Group), 17 Jun ig+z-io
1942-1943; and Kuril Islands, Jun-Sep Apr 1944.
1944. Mapping and photographic recon- STATIONS. Langley Field, Va, 17 Jun
naissance in Southwest Pacific, 10 Dec 1942-10 Apr 1944 (operated from Key
1944-Sep 1945. West, Fla, 17-23 Aug 1942, and Edin-
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- burgh Field, Trinidad, 20 Sep-21 Oct
ter. 1942).
CAMPAIGNS.New Guinea; Southern AIRCRAFT. B-25, 1942; B-18, 1942-
Philippines. 1943; B-249 1943-1944.
DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential OPERATIONS. Tested electronic equip-
Unit Citation. ment and trained crews for its use in an-
EMBLEM.On a disc white, bordure tisubmarine operations; antisubmarine
blue, a caricatured derisive squirrel tan patrols, Jul1942 until late 1943.
and brown, teeth and stomach white, SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
shoes and gloves yellow, eye blue, CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
tongue red, holding a white map roll Theater.
under the right arm, and sighting a DECORATIONS. None.
black camera to rear over left shoulder, EMBLEM.Over and through a blue
dodging five bullets trailing three speed disc, wide border yellow, a caricatured
lines black; left knee emitting two red winged aircraft light green, wings yel-
lines and star to base. (Approved 10Oct low, tipped red, eyes blue, nose and
1942.1 tongue red, arms tan, grasping a red ae-
rial bomb in left hand, and reaching
2d SEARCH ATTACK with right hand for a black periscope
breaking blue-green water surface in
base, all in front of a white cloud for-
mation. ( Approved g Jan 1943.)

2d TROOP CARRIER

LINEAGE.Constituted zd Sea-Search LINEAGE.Constituted zd Provisional


Attack Squadron (Medium) on 8 Jun Transport Squadron on 1 Mar 1935. Re-
18 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR II

designated 2d Transport Squadron and Febl-31 Dec 1943; Burma, 1-29 Feb
activated, on 28 Jun 1935. Redesignated 1944; China, 5-30 Sep 1945.
zd Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul EMBLEM.Upon a disc per bend in-
1942. Inactivated on 24 Dec 1945. dented or and azure, a brown spear in
ASSIGNMENTS,Middletown Air Depot, fesse, headed gold, winged gules. (Ap-
28 Jun 1935; 10th Transport (later proved 5 May 1942.)
Troop Carrier) Group, 20 May 1937;
Tenth Air Force, c. 17 Feb 1943 (at- 3d BALLOON
tached to India-China Wing, Air Trans-
port Command, g Mar-1 Jul 1943); LINEAGE.Organized as 19th Balloon
Assam Air Base Command, c. 1Jul 1943 Company on 24 Jan 1918. Redesignated:
(attached to Troop Carrier Command, 19th Dirigible Company on 5 Feb 1920;
Eastern Air Command, 20 Dec 1943-6 19th Airship Company on 5 Apr igm;
Mar 1944); 443d Troop Carrier Group, 19th Airship Squadron on 26 Oct 19%.
6 Mar 194-24 Dec 1945. Redesignated and consolidated (1 Jun
STATIONS. Olmsted Field, Pa, 28 Jun 1937) with 3d Balloon Squadron which
1935; Stout Field, Ind, 21 May 1942; was constituted as 3d Balloon Company
Kellogg Field, Mich, 1 Jul 194%;Bow- on 18 Oct 1927 and redesignated on 1
man Field, Ky, 4 Aug 1942; Pope Field, Oct 1933. Redesignated 3d Barrage Bal-
NC, 1 Oct 1942-23 Jan 1943; Yangkai, loon Squadron on 4 Dec 1940.
China, 17 Feb 1943; Dinjan, India, 1Jul Disbanded c. 1Feb 1942.
1943; Shingbwiyang, Burma, 14 Aug ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 24 Jan-Nov
1944; Dinjan, India, 1 Jun 1945; Chih- 1918; US Balloon School, AEF, Nov
kiang, China, 24 Aug 1945; Hankow, 1918-Jan 1919; unkn, Jan-4 Sep 1919;
China, 25 S e p z i Nov 1945; Camp 2d Wing, 4 Sep 1919 (attached to 1st
Anza, Calif, 23-24 Dec 1945. Provisional Air Brigade for operations, 6
AIRCRAFT. C-27, 1935-1937; C-3, May-3 Oct 1921); Third Corps Area, 30
1936-1939; included C-39 and various Sep ipi; 2d (later 2d Bombardment)
civilian and military modifications of Wing, assigned on 8 Aug 1922 and at-
DC-3 during period ig3g-1941; C-47, tached on 8 May i p g ; 21st Airship
1942-194s; c-46,1945. Group, 1 Oct 1 9 3 (attached to 2d
OPERATIONS. Training of transport pi- Bombardment [later zd] Wing until 3
lots, 21 May-1 Oct 1942; airborne Nov 1935 and to 1st Wing until 1 Ju1
assault on Myitkyina, Burma, 17 May 1936); Ninth Corps Area, 1 Jul 1936;
1944; aerial transportation in CBI, 25 Barrage Balloon Training Center, 8 Apr
Feb 1943-c. Aug 1945; airlift of Chinese i94i-c. 1 Feb 1942.
troops to eastern China for disarmament STATIONS. Ft Omaha, Neb, 24 Jan
operations, SepNov 1945. 1918; Florence Field, Neb, 16 Aug 1918;
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- Camp Morrison, Va, 24 Eep-zo Oct
ter. 1918; Brest, France, 3 Nov 1918; Camp
CAMPAIGNS.India-Burma with Ar- de Souge, Gironde, France, 11 Nov
rowhead; China Defensive; Central Bur- 1918; Bordeaux, France, 10 Feb-4 Apr
ma; China Offensive. 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, ig Apr 1919;
DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit Langley Field, Va, 23 Jul 1919-3 Nov
Citations: China, Burma, and India, [zs 1935; Moffett Field, Calif, ig Nov 1935;
SQUADRONS 19

Ft Lewis, Wash, 17 Jun 1937; Camp LINEAGE. Copstituted 3d Bombard-


Davis, NC, 15 Jun i94i-c. 1 Feb 1 9 4 . ment Squadron on 1 Jan 1938. Rdes-
AIRCRAFT.Type R observation bal- ignated 3d Bombardment Squadron
loon, 1918; in addition to RN-1 (Zodiac), (Medium) on 22 Dec 1939. Activated
SST-2 ( Mullion), AA-1 (pony blimp), on 1 Feb 1940. Redesignated 3d Bom-
A-4, C d , C-3, D-2, D-3, TA-5, TG-2, bardment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
TC-4, and TC-5 nonrigid airships dur- 1940. Inactivated on 1 Nov 1946. Redes-
ing period 1919-1926, included T-34 ignated 129th Strategic Reconnaissance
( R m ) semirigid airship, 1921-1922; Squadron ( Medium, Photographic) on
TC-5, TC-g, and T G i o nonrigid air- 24 Jul 1951. Activated on 1 Aug 1951.
ships during period 1926-1929; TC-6, Redesignated: 129th Strategic Recon-
TC-11, TC-13, and type TE-3 nonrigid naissance Squadron (Medium) on 16
airships during period 1929-1937; in- Jun 1 9 9 ; 129th Strategic Reconnais-
cluded C-3 and C-6 observation bal- sance Squadron (Heavy) on 16 Oct
loons, A-6, A-7, and A-8 spherical 19%. Inactivated on 1 Jan 1953.
balloons, and D-3 barrage balloon dur- ASSIGNMENTS. 6th Bombardment
ing period 1937-1941; D-3, D-4, D-5, Group, 1 Feb 1940; VI Bomber Com-
and D-6 barrage balloons, 1941-1942. mand, 1 Nov 1943-1 Nov 1946. 111th
OPERATIONS. Earmarked for eventual Strategic Reconnaissance Group, 1 Aug
service on front lines as observation 1951; 111th Strategic Reconnaissance
unit, company was about to begin final Wing, 16 Jun 1952-1 Jan 1953.
training when hostilities ceased on 11 STATIONS. France Field, CZ, 1 Feb
Nov 1918; never saw action. Participated 1940; Rio Hato, Panama, c. 8 Dec 1941;
as observation and air-sea-rescue unit Galapagos Islands, 4 May 1942; David,
in demonstrations of effectiveness of ae- Panama, 12 Mar 1943; Talara, Peru, c. 1
rial bombardment on warships, Jun-Jul Apr 1943; Salinas, Ecuador, 23 May
1921, and 5 Sep 1923. 1943; David, Panama, 11 Jun 1943;
SERVICE STREAMERS. Theater of Oper- Howard Field, CZ, 6 Apr 1944; Rio
ations. Hato, Panama, c. 26 Aug 1944; David,
CAMPAIGNS. None. Panama, 8 Dec 1 9 4 ; Rio Hato, Panama,
DECORATIONS. None. ig Oct 1945-1 Nov 1946. Fairchild
EMBLEM. None. AFB, Wash, 1 Aug 1951; Travis AFB,
Calif, 15 Oct 199-i Jan 1953.
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1940-1942; LB-30,
3d BOMBARDMENT 1942-1943; B-17, 1942, 1943; -4,
1942-1943; 1944-1946. B/RB-29, 1951-
1952.
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
1941-1943. Replacement training, 1943-
1945and 1951-1952.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Theater.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM.On a blue disc within a
white and black border a demolition
u) COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCELWORLD WAR I1

bomb endwise, entwined with a bush- 1944 (detachment operated from Yun-
master (snake) in front of a cloud proper. ~ n i ,China, 16 S e p z Oct 1944);
(Approved 10 Apr. 1941.) Tulihal, India, 18 Oct 1944;Hathazari,
India, 7 Apr 1945; Myitkyina, Burma, 1
Jun 1945;Luliang, China, 25 Aug 1945;
3d COMBAT CARGO Kunming, China, 4 Sep 1945; Kharag-
pur, India, 15 Nov-mDec 1945. Read-
ing Mun Aprt, Pa, 2 Sep 1949;New Cas-
tle County Aprt, Del, 1 May 1950-1 Apr
1951. New Castle County Aprt, Del, 14
Jun 199; Paine AFB, Wash, 16 Nov
1957; Niagara Falls Mun Aprt, NY, 25
Mar ig58-.
AIRCRAFT. G47, 1944-1945. C-119,
1962.
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in
I I CBI, 16 Sep 1944-14 Nov 1945.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
LINEAGE. Constituted 3d Combat Car- CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De-
go Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Activated fensive; Central Burma; China Offen-
on 15 Apr 1944. Redesignated 328th sive.
Troop Carrier Squadron on zg Sep 1945. DECOEU~~ONS Distinguished Unit Ci-
Inactivated on 20 Dec 1945. Redesig- tation: French Indo-China, China, and
nated 328th Troop Carrier Squadron Manchuria, 1-30 Sep 1945.
(Medium) on 4 Aug 1949.Activated in EMBLEM. On a light blue equilateral
the reserve on 2 Sep 1949. Ordered to triangle, one point up, the two upper
active service on 15 Mar 1951. Inacti- sides bordered Air Force golden yellow,
vated on 1 Apr 1951. Activated in the a stylized American eagle in upward
reserve on. 14 Jun 199. Ordered to ac- flight Air Force blue, his head white, his
tive service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved beak and talons Air Force golden yel-
from active duty on 28 Nov 1962. low; in base two white parachutes drop-
ASSIGNMENTS.1st Combat Cargo (later ping, flanking the eagle’s tail, one on
512th Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Apr either side, cords Air Force blue. (Ap-
1944-20 Dec 1945 (under operational proved 28 Julig++ )
control of Air Transport Command, 23
Jun-m Aug 1945, and 6gth Composite
Wing, 25 Aug-io Nov 1945). 512th 3d COMPOSITE
Troop Carrier Group, 2 Sep iwg-1Apr LINEACE. Constituted 7th Observation
1951. 512th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Squadron on 28 Jan i g p . Activated on
Jun 199; 349th Troop Carrier Group, 6 Feb igp. Redesignated: 7th Recon-
16 Nov 1957; 512th Troop Carrier naissance Squadron on 22 Jun 1943; 3d
Group, 25 Mar 1958; 512th Troop Car- Composite Squadron on g Oct 1943. In-
rier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 914th Troop activated on 7 Nov 1945. Disbanded on
Carrier Group, 11 Feb 1963-. 8 Oct 1948.
STATIONS. Bowman Field, Ky, 15 ASSIGNMENTS.OfEce of Chief of Air
Apr-5 Aug 1944; Sylhef India, 30 Aug Corps, 6 Feb 1942; Army Air Forces, g
SQUADRONS 21

Activated on 1 May 1944. Redesignated


3d Fighter Squadron (Commando) on z
Jun 1944. Inactivated on 25 Mar 1946.
Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
ASSIGNMENTS. 3d Air Commando
Group, 1May 1944-25 Mar 1946.
STATIONS.Lakeland AAFld, Fla, 1
May 1944; Alachua AAFld, Fla, 7 Aug
1944; Drew Field, Fla, 6-24 Oct 1944;
Leyte, 1 Dec 1944; Mangaldan, Luzon,
26 Jan 1945; Laoag, Luzon, i g Apr
1945; Ie Shima, g Aug 1945 (operated
Mar 1942 (attached to Infantry from Atsugi, Japan, 20 Sep-7 Oct 1945);
School) ; I11 Reconnaissance Command, Chitose, Japan, 27 Oct’ 1945-25 Mar
30 Aug 1943; I (later 111) Tactical Air 1946.
Division, 8 Nov 1943; I11 Tactical Air AIRCRAFT.P-40, 1944; F-6, 1944;
Command, 1Oct 1944; XIX Tactical Air P-51, 1944-1946.
Command, 25 Oct-7 Nov 1945. OPERATIONS.Combat in Southwest
STATIONS.Pope Field, NC, 6 Feb and Western Pacific, 8 Jan-7 Jul1945.
1942; Lawson Field, Ga, 6 Apr 1942-7 SERVICESTREAMERS.None.
Nov 1945. CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan;
AIRCRAFT. L-1, 1942-1943; G 3 , China Defensive; Western Pacsc;
Leyte; Luzon; China Offensive.
1942-1944; L-4,1942; 0-47, 1942-1943; DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential
0-52, 1942-1943; A-17, 1943; A-20,
Unit Citation.
1943-1944; p-39,1943-1944; B-2.5, 1943- EMBLEM. None.
1945; I--5, 1943-1945; p-40, 1944-1945;
P-51, 1944-1945; A-36, 1944; A-26,
3d PHOTOGRAPHIC
1945. RECONNAISSANCE
OPERATIONS. Aerial support for train-
ing ground forces.
SERVICE STREAMERS.American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM.On a heptagon gold, piped
ultramarine blue, a key hole outlined
in ultramarine blue, inclosing a red
aerial bomb, point to base, and sur-
mounting two light blue lightning
flashes bend-sinisterwise, points to base.
(Approved 25 Feb 1943.)

3d FIGHTER (COMMANDO) LINEAGE. Constituted 3d Photographic


LINEAGE. Constituted 3d Fighter Re- Squadron on 15 May 1941. Activated
connaissance Squadron on 25 Apr iw.
on 10 Jun 1941.Redesignated: 3d Map-
22 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ping Squadron on 13 Jan 1942; 3d attired in brown flight suit, tan helmet
Photographic Mapping Squadron on g and parachute pack, kneeling on a yel-
Jun 1942; 3d Photographic Reconnais- low magic carpet in flight, trimmed or-
sance Squadron (Very Heavy) on i g ange, fringed yellow-orange, peering
May 194.4; 3d Reconnaissance Squadron over the edge, sighting black triple map-
(Very Long Range, Photographic-RCM) ping cameras, and pressing release but-
on ig Sep 1945; 3d Reconnaissance ton with right forefinger, camera at
Squadron (Very Long Range, Photo- front piercing magic carpet, all in front
graphic) on 16 Jan 1946. Inactivated on of a white cloud formation, and emitting
15 Mar 1947. white speed lines toward rear; in sinister
ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Photographic (later chief a small black bird. (Approved 24
Mapping; Photographic Charting) Jul 1943. )
Group, 10 Jun 1941; 11th Photographic
Group, 1 Dec 1943; 311th Photographic 3d PURSUIT
(later Reconnaissance) Wing, 5 Oct
1944 (attached to Twentieth Air Force,
1 Nov 1944; XXI Bomber Command,
Dec 1944; Twentieth Air Force, 16 Jul
1945); Twentieth Air Force, 3 Feb-15
Mar 1947.
STATIONS.Maxwell Field, Ala, 10 Jun
1941; MacDill Field, Fla, 22 Dec 1941;
Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, 16 Apr-3 Aug
1 9 4 ; Saipan, 18 Sep 1944; Guam, 11 jl
Jan 1945-15 Mar 1947.
AIRCRAFT. Included F-2, 1942;
B-ZS/F-lO, 1942-1944; B-24, 1943- LINEAGE.Organized as 3d Aero
1945; B-17/F37 19447 19461947; Squadron 1 Nov 1916; Redesignated
B-29/F-13, 1944-1947. Squadron A, Post Field, Okla, on 22 Jul
OPERATIONS. Mapped areas of the 1918. Demobilized on 2 Jan 1919. Re
United States, West Indies, and South constituted and consolidated ( 1924)
America, May igp-Jan 1943; Canada with 3d Aero Squadron which was or-
and Alaska, Mar-Jul 1943; India, Bur- ganized on 13 May 1919. Redesignated:
ma, and China, Dec ig43-Mar 1944. 3d Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 3d Pursuit
Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 3d Pursuit
Photographic, electronic, and weather Squadron (Interceptor) on 6 Dec 1939.
reconnaissance in Western Pacific, 1 Inactivated on 2 Apr 1946.
Nov ig44-Sep 194.5. ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, i g i 6 i g i g . Unkn,
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- 13 May-18 Aug 1919; Philippine De-
ter. partment, 18 Aug 1919; ist Observa-
CAMPAIGNS.Western Pacific; Air tion (later 4th Observation; 4th Com-
Offensive, Japan. posite) Group, 10 Mar 1920; 24th
DECORATIONS. None. Pursuit Group, 1 Oct 1941-2 Apr 1946.
EMBLEM.Over and through a light STATIONS.Ft Sam Houston, Tex, 1
turquoise blue disc, border light blue-vi- Nov 1916; South San Antonio, Tex, May
olet, piped white, a caricatured figure 1917; Ft Sill, Okla, 30 Aug 1917; Post
SQUADRONS 23
Field, Okla, Nov 1917-2 Jan 1919. 3d SEARCH ATTACK
Mitchel Field, NY,13 May 1919; Hazel- LINEAGE.Constituted 3d Sea-Search
hurst Field, NY, 29 May43 Jun 1919; Attack Squadron (Heavy) on 7 Dec
Manila, Luzon, 18 Aug 1919; Camp 1942. Activated on 10 Dec 1942. Re-
Stotsenburg, Luzon, 2 Dec 1919; Clark designated 3d Search Attack Squadron
Field, Luzon, 15 Oct 1 9 ~ ) ;Nichols (Heavy) on 22 Nov 1943. Disbanded on
Field, Luzon, 16 Jun 1938; Iba Aseld, 10 Apr 1944.
Luzon, c. 1 Sep 1941; Nichols Field, Lu- ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Sea-Search Attack
zon, g Dec 1941; Ternate, Luzon, c. 12 Group (later Sea-Search Attack Unit,
Dec 1941 (operated from Del Carmen, later Search Attack Group), 10 Dec
Luzon, 12-c. 25 Dec 1941); Bataan, Lu- 1942-10 Apr 1944.
zon, c. 25 Dec iwi-Apr 1942 (operated STATIONS. Langley Field, Va, 10 Dec
from Mindanao, c. 8 Apr-May 1942). ig+z-io Apr 1944.
AIRCRAFT. Apparently included R-4, AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1942-1943; B-24,
JN-4, and JN-6, during period 1917-
1919. DH-4, igig-1924; in addition to 1943-1944.
OPERATIONS. Tested electronic equip-
MB-3, 1923-1926, and PW-g, 1926- ment and trained crews for its use in an-
1931, included DH-4, during period tisubmarine operations; antisubmarine
1924-1931; in addition to P-12, c. 1930- patrols, Jan until late 1943.
1937, included 0-2 and 0-19 during SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
period 1931-1937; P-26, 1937-1941; CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
P-35, 1941; P-40, 1941-1942. Theater.
OPERATIONS. Evidently observer train- DECORATIONS. None.
ing unit, igi8-igig. Combat in the Phil- EMBLEM. None.
ippines, 8 Dec ig~+i-c.1 May 1942;
ground echelon fought as infantry unit
in Bataan, 18 Jan-c. 8 Apr 1942; camed 3d TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE
as an active unit but was not omrational
from the fall of the Philippines to 2 Apr
1946.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Philippine Islands.
DECOFWTIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec
1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands,
8-22 Dec 1941; Philippine Islands,
Jan-8 Mar 1942. Philippine Presidential
Unit Citation.
EMBLEM.On a blue triangle point
down a fanciful creature with the head LINEAGE. Organized as Photographic
Of a Pamot, the winged t r ~ n kof a b n Section No. 1 on 4 Apr 1918. Demobi-
and the tail of a sea serpent. Black head lized on 3 Jul 1919. Reconstituted and
and trunk, red and white eye, orange consolidated (194) with 1st Photo-
bill, red tongue, white wing and orange graphic Section which was authorized
tail. ( Approved 14 Feb 1924.) on 15 Aug 1919. Organized on 27 Sep
24 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

1919. Rddesignated: 3d Observation Tactical Center, 28 Mar-2 Jul 1944.


Squadron on 1 Jun 1937; 3d Observation 26th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 28
Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 3d May 1952-1 Ju11958.
Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 3d STATIONS. Ourches, France, 4 Apr
Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 1918 (detachment at Flin, France,
Aug 1943. Disbanded on 2 Jul 1944. Re- 15-28 Jun 1918); Saints, France, 29 Jun
constituted, and redesignated 3d Stra- 1918 (detachment at Ourches, France,
tegic Reconnaissance Squadron ( Me- until c. mid-Jul 1918); Francheville,
dium), on g May 1952. Activated on France, g Jul 1918; Moras Ferme (near
28 May 1952. Inactivated on 1 Jul La Ferte-sous Jouarre ) ,France, c. 25 Jul
1958. 1918; Lizy-sur-Ourcq, France, c. 4 Aug
ASSIGNMENTS,I Corps Observation 1918; Coincy, France, c. 10 Aug 1918;
Group, Apr 1918; First Army Observa- Chailly-en-Brie, France, 13 Aug 1918;
tion Group, Nov 1918-Apr 1919; unkn, Toul, France, 24 Aug 1918; Remicourt,
Apr-3 Jul 1919. 1st Wing, 27 Sep 1919; France, ig Sep 1918; Julvecourt, France,
1st Surveillance Group, c. 12 Nov 1919; 3 Nov 1918; Vavincourt, France, c. 28
Eighth Corps Area, Jun 1922 (in asso- Nov 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, France,
ciation with 12th Observation Squadron, c. 5 May 1919; port of embarkation,
&bated with 1st Cavalry Division dur- May-Jun 1919; Garden City, NY, c. 20
ing period Jun ig22-Jun 1926 and with Jun-3 Jul 1919. Ft Bliss, Tex, 27 Sep
2d Division during period Jun 1926-c. 19x9; Kelly Field, Tex. 2 Jul 1921; Ft
Oct 1931); 3d Attack Group, 8 May Bliss, Tex, 24 Jun 1922; Ft Sam Hous-
1929; 12th Observation Group, attached ton, Tex, 22 Jun 1926; Brooks Field,
on 1 Oct 1930, assigned on 31 Oct 1931, Tex, 31 Oct 1931; Langley Field, Va, 20
and attached on 1 Mar 1935; Eighth Jun 1937; Camp Cooke, Calif, 22 Apr
Corps Area, 1 Jun 1937; Third Corps 1942; Blythe, Calif, 30 May 1942; Key-
Area (attached to Coast Artillery stone Heights, Fla, 21 Jan 1943; Alachua
School), 20 Jun 1937; Coast Artillery AAFld, Fla, 3 Feb 194.4; Orlando AB,
School, c. 1939; I Air Support Com- Fla, 6 Mar-2 Jul 1944. Lockbourne
mand, 1 Sep 194.1 (attached to Coast AFB, Ohio, 28 May 1952-1 Ju1 1958.
Artillery School to 5 Apr 1942); 73d Ob- AIRCRAFT. In addition to 0-47, c.
servation Group, 12 Mar 1942; Second
Air Force, 12 Aug 1942 (attached to I1 1938-1942, 0-49, 1941-1942, 0-527
Ground Air Support [later I1 Air Sup- 1941-1942, and L-4, 1942, included
port] Command to 23 Sep 1942); IV B-lo, L-2, and apparently 0-25 and
Ground Air Support (later IV Air Sup- 0-43 during period 1937-1942; in addi-
port) Command, 7 Sep 1942; AAF tion to P-39, ig43-ig++, included A-20,
School of Applied Tactics, 21 Jan 1943; DB-7, L-2, and L-3, 1943. YRB-47,
Air Support Department, AAFSAT (later 1953-1954; RB-47, 1954-1958; B-47,
Tactical Air Force, AAF Tactical 1958.
Center) , 18 Feb 1943 (attached to 432d OPERATIONS. Processed, for intelli-
Observation [later Reconnaissance; gence use, aerial photographs taken by
Tactical Reconnaissance] -Group, 27 tactical units working with French
Mar-1 Nov 1943); Tactical Air Division, XXXVIII Army Corps and American I
AAF Tactical Center, 4 Jan 1944; Or- Army Corps, 5 Apr-Nov 1918. Sup-
lando Fighter Wing, 20 Feb 1944; AAF ported ground forces on maneuvers,
SQUADRONS 25

1942, and served as training and dem- May 1937; 63d Transport (later Troop
onstration unit, Jan ig43-Feb 1944. Carrier) Group, 10 May 1941-14 Apr
SERVICE STREAMERS.American Thea- 1944. Second Air Force, 6 Oct 1947;
ter. Tenth Air Force, 1 JuI 1948; First Air
CAMPAIGNS. Lorraine; Champagne; Ile- Force, 6 Jun 1949; 63d Troop Carrier
de-France; Champagne-Mame; Aisne- Group, 27 Jun ig4g-g May 1951. 63d
Mame; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Troop Carrier Group, 20 Jun 1953-8
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding Dec 1960.
Unit Award: 21 Mar-g May 1956. STATIONS. Duncan Field, Tex, 5 Jul
EMBLEM. On and over a yellow disc 1937; Camp Williams, Wis, 29 May
with black border a black aerial camera 1942; Dodd Field, Tex, 18 Sep 1942;
with conventionalized blue and white Victorville, Calif, 16 Nov 1942; Lawson
wings, launching a gold lightning flash Field, Ga, 7 May 1943; Grenada AAFld,
on a blue wedge with concave sides. Miss, 3 Jun 1943; Sedalia AAFld, Mo, c.
(Approved 23 Jul 193.) i g Jan-14 Apr 1944. Burlington Mun
Aprt, Iowa, 6 Oct 1947; Ft Slocum, NY,
3d TROOP CARRIER 6 Jun 1949; Floyd Bennett NAS, NY, 27
Jun ig4g-g May 1951. Altus AFB, Okla,
20 Jun 1953; Donaldson AFB, SC, 15
Oct 1953-8 Dec 1960.
AIRCRAFT. G27, 1935-1937; C-33,
1936-1941; c-39, 19384942; c-53,
1942-1943; c-47, 1942-1944. c--124,
1953-1960.
OPERATIONS.Replacement training,
1943-1944.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
LINEAGE. Constituted 3d Provisional CAMPAIGNS. None.
Transport Squadron on 1 Mar 1935. Re- DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding
designated 3d Transport Squadron on Unit Award: 2 Mar-31 May 1955.
25 Jun 1935. Activated on 5 JuI 1935. EMBLEM. Over and through a golden
Redesignated 3d Troop Carrier Squad- orange disc, border black, a winged, car-
ron on 4 JuI 1942. Disbanded on 14 Apr icatured wolf brown, tan, and white, in
1944. Reconstituted on 5 Sep 1947. Acti- sheep’s clothing white, with white halo
vated in the reserve on 6 Oct 1947. Re- suspended over head. (Approved 10 Sep
designated 3d Troop Carrier Squadron 1943.)
(Medium) on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to
active service on 1 May 1951. Inacti-
vated on g May 1951. Redesignated 3d 4th ANTISUBMARINE
Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) on ig LINEAGE. Constituted 40th Bombard-
Mar 1953. Activated on 20 Jun 1953. ment Squadron (Medium) on 20 Nov
Discontinued, and inactivated, on 8 Dec 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Re-
1960. designated 4th Antisubmarine Squadron
ASSIGNMENTS. San Antonio Air Depot, (Heavy) on 29 Nov 1942. Disbanded on
5 Jul 1935; loth Transport Group, u) 11 NOV1943.
26 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR XI
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. On an irregular white patch
edged with black, a brown, green, and
black fighting cock with red comb and
yellow beak and feet. (Approved 7 Feb
1942.)

4th BOMBARDMENT

ASSIGNMENTS. 13th Bombardment


Group, 15 Jan 1941 (an air echelon was
attached to the Caribbean Sea Frontier,
USN, 30 Aug-g Oct igp and 16 Oct-15
Nov 1942, and to 99th Bombardment
Squadron, 9-16 Oct 1942); 25th Anti-
submarine Wing, 30 Nov 1942; AAF An-
tisubmarine Command, 8 Jun 1943;
479th Antisubmarine Group, 8 Jul-11
Nov 1943. LINEAGE.Constituted 4th Bombard-
STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 15 Jan ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
1941; Orlando, Fla, 7 Jun 1941; West- 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti-
over Field, Mass, 22 Jan 1942; Langley vated on 28 Aug 1945.
Field, Va, 16 Jun 1942; Mitchel Field, ASSIGNMENTS. 34th Bombardment
NY, 3 Aug 1942-c. 6 Jun 1943 (an air Group, 15 Jan 1941-28 Aug 1945.
echelon operated from Guantanamo, STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 15 Jan
Cuba, 30 Aug-14 Sep 1942; Vernam 194.1; Westover Field, Mass, 29 May
Field, Jamaica, 14 Sep-6 Oct igp; Ed- 1941; Pendleton Field, Ore, c. 25 Jan
inburgh Field, Trinidad, 6-g Oct 1942; 1942; Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, c. 13
Zanderij Field, Surinam, 9-16 Oct 1942; May 1942; Geiger Field, Wash, 1 Ju1
Vernam Field, Jamaica, 16 Oct-15 Nov 1942; Ephrata, Wash, 1Dec 1942; Great
1942); Gander Lake, Newfoundland, c. Falls AAB, Mont, c. 15 Jan 1943;
8-23 Jun 1943; St Eval, England, 30 Jun Ephrata, Wash, 31 Jan 1943; Blythe
1943; Dunkeswell, England, 6 Aug-Nov AAFld, Calif, 1 Feb 1943; Salinas AAB,
1943; Podington, England, Nov-11 Nov Calif, zg May 1943; Blythe AAFld, Calif,
1943. 13 Jul ig43-c. 2 Apr 1944; Mendelsham,
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941-1943; B-24, England, c. 23 Apr 1944-24 Jul 1945;
1943. Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, c. 13-28 Aug
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols in 1945
American Theater, Dec 1941-22 Jun AIRCUP. PT-17, 1941; LB-30, 1941;
1943, and in ETO, Jul-30 Oct 1943. B-18, 1941; B-17, 1941-1942, 1944-
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 1945; B-24,1942--1944.
CAMPAIGNS, Antisubmarine, American OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine patrols,
Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Anti- Dec i941-0ct 1942. Combat in ETO, 23
submarine, EAME Theater. May 1944-20 Apr 1945, including path-
SQUADRONS 27
finder missions, 26 Sep ig44-Apr 1945. nani, China, 11 Sep-11 Oct 1944); Tuli-
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. hal, India, 30 Nov 1944; Chengkung,
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American China, 21 Dec 1944; Dohazari, India, 1
Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Nor- Feb 1945; Hathazari, India, 15 May
mandy; Northern France; Rhineland; 1945; Liuchow, China, 25 Aug 1945;
Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Hankow, China, 14 Oct-17 Nov 1945;
Combat, EAME Theater. Camp Stoneman, Calif, 5-8 Dec 1945.
DECORATIONS. None. Reading Mun Aprt, Pa, 2 Sep 1949;
EMBLEM.Within a black circle on a New Castle County Aprt, Del, 1 May
yellow background a black widow spi- 1950-1 Apr 1951.
der with a red hour glass outlined in AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1944-1945; C-46,
yellow thereon. (Approved 18 Dec 1945.
1941.1 OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in
CBI, Sep ig44-c. 20 Oct 1945.
4th COMBAT CARGO SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De-
fensive; Central Burma; China Offen-
sive.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM.A leaping, black, carica-
tured donkey, winged orange, carrying a
large, tan pack on its back, held in place
by two straps of a like color. (Approved
17 Ju11944.)

4th FIGHTER
LINEAGE.Constituted 4th Combat
Cargo Squadron on 11 Apr 1944. Acti-
vated on 15 Apr 194.4. Redesignated
329th Troop Carrier Squadron on 29
Sep 1945. Inactivated on 8 Dec 1945.
Redesignated 329th Troop Carrier
Squadron (Medium) on 4 Aug 1949.
Activated in the reserve on 2 Sep 1949.
Called to active service on 15 Mar 1951.
Inactivated on 1Apr 1951.
ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Combat Cargo (later
512th Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Apr
1944-8 Dec 1945 (attached to 6gth
Composite Wing, 5-24 Sep 1945). 512th LINEAGE.Constituted 4th Pursuit
Troop Carrier Group, 2 Sep 194.91 Apr Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
1951. 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
STATIONS. Bowman Field, Ky, 15 ignated 4th Fighter Squadron on 15
Apr-7 Aug 1944; Sylhet, India, 3 Sep May 1942. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.
1944 (detachment operated from Yun- Activated on 20 Feb 1947. Redesig-
28 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
nated: 4th Fighter Squadron (All 1945. F-61, 1947-1949; F-82, 1950-1952;
Weather) on 10 Aug 1948; 4th Fighter- F-94, 1951-1954; F-86, 1954-1960;
All Weather Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; F-102, 1960-.
4th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 25 OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO and
Apr 1951. MTO, Aug 1942-30 Apr 1945. Air de-
ASSIGNMENTS. 52d Pursuit (later fense of the Ryukyus during the Korean
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-7 Nov War.
1945. 347th Fighter (later Fighter-All SERVICE STREAMERS. Korean Theater.
Weather) Group (attached to 51st CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Europe;
Fighter [later Fighter-Interceptor] Algeria-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily;
Group), 20 Feb 1947; Twentieth Air Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy;
Force, 24 Jun 1950 (attached to 51st Northern France; Southern France;
Fighter-Interceptor Wing, 24 Jun 1950; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central
6302d Air Base Group, 20 Sep 1950; Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME
6351st Air Base Wing, 25 Jun 1951); Ja- Theater.
pan Air Defense Force (attached to DECOF~ATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
39th Air Division), 10 Aug 1954; Fifth tations: Germany, g Jun 1944; Rumania,
Air Force (attached to 39th Air Divi- 31 Aug 1944.
sion), 1 Sep 1954; 39th Air Division, 1 EMBLEM.At the center of a black
Mar ig55-. disc, Fuujin, the Okinawan god of wind,
STATIONS. Selfridge Field, Mich, 15 green, carrying a large yellow sack,
Jan 1941; Langley Field, Va, 17 Dec wearing a red scarf draped about the
1941; Selfridge Field, Mich, 14 Jan neck and shoulders, all in front of a gray
1942; Florence, SC, 18 Feb 1942; Wil- thunder cloud with yellow lightning
mington, NC, 27 Apr 1942; Grenier flash and raindrops issuing toward dex-
Field, NH, 12 Tun-ig Ju1 1942; North- ter base. ( Approved 25 Feb 1949.)
em Ireland, ig Aug 1942; Goxhill, Eng-
land, 26 Aug-29 Oct 1942 (air echelon 4th FIGHTER (COMMANDO)
amved at Tafaraoui, Algeria, on 8 Nov
1942); La Senia, Algeria, 12 Nov 1942; LINEAGE. Constituted 4th Fighter Re-
Orleansville, Algeria, 1 Jan 1943; Tel- connaissance Squadron on 25 Apr 1944.
ergma, Algeria, ig Jan 1943; Youks-les- Activated on 1 May 1944. Redesignated
Bains, Algeria, 8 Mar 1943; Le Sers, 4th Fighter Squadron (Commando) on
Tunisia, 12 Apr 1943; La Sebala, Tuni- 2 Jun 1944. Inactivated on 25 Mar 1946.
sia, 20 May 1943; Boccadifalco, Sicily, 1 Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
Aug 1943; Corsica, 4 Dec 1943; Madna ASSIGNMENTS. 3d Air Commando
Airfield, Italy, c. 14 May 1944; Piagio- Group, 1May 1944-25 Mar 1946.
lino Airfield, Italy, c. 24 Apr 1945; Le- STATIONS.Lakeland AAFld, Fla, 1
sina Italy, c. 10 Jul-Aug 1945; Drew May 1944; Alachua AAFld, Fla, 21 Aug
Field, Fla, 25 Aug-7 Nov 1945. Yontan, 1944; Drew Field, Fla, 6-27 Oct 1944;
Okinawa, 20 Feb 1947; Naha, Okinawa, Leyte, 5 Jan 1945; Mangaldan, Luzon,
ig Aug 1948; Kadena, Okinawa; 16 Feb 26 Jan 1945; Laoag, Luzon, 15 Apr
1953; Naha, Okinawa, 25 Feb 19%; Mis- 1945; Ie Shima, g Aug 1945 (operated
awa, Japan, 1 Aug ig54-. from Atsugi, Japan, 20 S e p 7 Oct 1945);
AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1942; P-39, Chitose, Japan, 27 Oct 1945-25 Mar
1942; Spitfire, 1942-1944; P-51, 1944- 1946.
SQUADRONS 29

AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1944; P-51, 1944- May 1952. Activated on 28 May 1 9 9 .


1946. Inactivated on 1Jul1958.
OPERATIONS. Combat in Southwest ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Photographic (later
and Western Pacific, 17 Jan-25 Jul 1945. Mapping; Photographic Charting)
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Group, 10Jun 1941; 311th Photographic
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan; (later Reconnaissance) Wing, 5 Oct
China Defensive; Western Pacific; 1944-14 Apr 1946 (attached to Thir-
Leyte; Luzon; Ryukyus; China Offen- teenth Air Force, c. 7 Nov 1944; 4th
sive. Photographic Group, Dec 194.4; 6th Re-
DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential connaissance Group, 3 May 1945; 308th
Unit Citation. Bombardment Wing, 22 Oct 1945).
EMBLEM. None. First Air Force, 20 Sep 1947; 26th Re-
connaissance Group, 23 Oct 1947-29
4th RECONNAISSANCE Jun 1949. 26th Strategic Reconnaissance
Wing, 28 May 199-1 Jul1958.
STATIONS. Moffett Field, Calif, 10Jun
1941; March Field, Calif, 10 Dec 1941
(detachments operated from various
bases in Alaska, Canada, Central Amer-
ica, Caribbean, and South America,
1942-1944); Peterson Field, Colo, 4 Jan
1944; Buckley Field, Colo, 1 Jul-14 Oct
1944; Hollandia, New Guinea, 7 Nov
1944 (detachments operated from Mo-
rotai, Dec 1 ~ 4 - J a n 1945; Australia,
Jan-May 1945; Zamboanga, Mindanao,
Apr-Jun 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, Jun-
Aug 1945); Tacloban, Leyte, 11 Jul
1945 (detachment operated from Oki-
LINEAGE.Constituted 4th Photo- nawa, Aug-Oct 1945); Seoul, Korea, 25
graphic Squadron on 15 May 1941. Acti- Oct 1945-14 Apr 1946; Buckley Field,
vated on 10Jun 1941. Redesignated: 4th Colo, 14 Apr 1946; MacDill Field, Fla,
Mapping Squadron on 13 Jan 1942; 4th 14 Apr 1946. Niagara Falls Mun Aprt,
Photographic Mapping Squadron on g NY, 20 Sep 1947; Buffalo, NY, 3 May
Jun 1942; 4th Photographic Charting
1948-27 Jun 1949. Lockbourne AFB,
Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; 4th Recon-
naissance Squadron (Long Range, Photo- Ohio, 28 May 1952-1 Jul1958.
graphic) on 15 Jun 1945; 4th Reconnais- AIRCRAFT. Included F-2, 1941-1942;
sance Squadron (Very Long Range, A-29,1942; k++,1943-1944; B-24/F-7,
Photographic) on 20 Nov 1945. Inacti- 1943-1946. YRB / RB/B-47, 1953-1958.
vated on 14 Apr 1946. Redesignated 4th OPERATIONS. Mapped areas of Alaska,
Reconnaissance Squadron (Photographic) Canada, Central and South America,
on 5 Sep 1947. Activated in the reserve 1942-1944; Southwest and Western Pa-
on 20 Sep 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun cific, Dec 1944-1946.
1949. Redesignated 4th Strategic Recon- SERVICESTREAMERS.American Thea-
naissance Squadron (Medium) on g ter.
30 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan; ley Field, Va, 29 Oct ig42-io Apr 1944.
New Guinea; Leyte; Luzon; Southern AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1942-1943; AeO,
Philippines; China Offensive. 1942-1943; B-24, 1942-1943; B-34,
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding 1942-1943; B-17,1942--1944.
Unit Award; 21 Mar-g May 1956, Phil- OPERATIONS. Operational training unit
ippine Presidential Unit Citation. for 25th Antisubmarine Wing, Nov
EMBLEM.On a light blue shield, a 1942-Oct 194.3, then trained replace-
golden winged gray aerial camera, fo- ment crews for radar-guided search and
cused on a sphere, in base, royal blue, attack missions.
with white grid lines, the sphere encir- SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
cled with a white cloud formation, a red CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
stream spiraling from the globe to the Theater.
camera. (Approved 20 Jan 1956.) DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. On a light blue disc, within
4th SEARCH ATTACK a border red, piped white, a pile gold,
point to dexter base, surmounted by a
black submarine periscope, issuing from
the waves of the sea proper in base, and
pierced by a silver sword, hilt red, in the
direction of the pile. (Approved 10Apr
1943.)

4th TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE

LINEAGE. Constituted 362d Bombard-


ment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan
1942. Activated on 15 Jul 1942. Redesig-
nated: 18th Antisubmarine Squadron
(Heavy) on 29 Nov 194.2; 4th Sea-
Search Attack Squadron (Heavy) on 23
Oct 1943; 4th Search Attack Squadron
(Heavy) on 22 Nov 1943. Disbanded on
10Apr 1944. LINEAGE. Constituted 4th Observation
ASSIGNMENTS. 304th Bombardment Squadron on 22 Nov 1940. Activated on
Group, 15 Jul 1942; 25th Antisubmarine 1 Apr 1941. Redesignated: 4th Observa-
Wing, 30 Dec 1942; 1st Sea-Search At- tion Squadron (Medium) on 26 Feb
tack Unit (later Search Attack Group), 1942; 4th Observation Squadron on 4
23 Oct 1943-10 Apr i g ~ . Ju1 1942; 4th Reconnaissance Squadron
STATIONS. Salt Lake City AAB, Utah, (Special) on 25 Jun 1943; 4th Tactical
15 Ju1 1942; Geiger Field, Wash, 15 Sep Reconnaissance Squadron on 20 May
1942; Ephrata, Wash, 1Oct 1942; Lang- 1944; 4th Tactical Reconnaissance
SQUADRONS 31
Squadron (Photographic) on 17 Jun cular; the figure leaning against the
1948. Inactivated on 14 Mar 1949. edge of the disc with feet crossed, ex-
ASSIGNMENTS. 13th Composite Wing, pressing an attitude of watchful
1 Apr 1941; Puerto Rican Department, cockiness. (Approved 12 Mar 1943.)
11 Jul 1941; 72nd Observation Group,
29 Mar 1942 (attached to Puerto Rican 4thTROOP CARRIER
Department, 29 Mar 1942-23 Mar 1943,
and to Antilles Air Task Force, 23 A A
Mar-1 Jun 1943); Antilles Air Com-
mand, 1 Jun 1943; Caribbean Air Com-
mand, 25 Aug 1946 (attached to Provi-
sional Composite Reconnaissance Group,
1 Feb-28 Ju1 1948); 6th Fighter Wing,
1 Jun 1948; 5620th Group, 28 Jul 1948;
5600th (later 5600th Composite) Wing,
20 Aug 1948-14 Mar 1949.
STATIONS. Losey Field, PR, 1 Apr
1941; Borinquen Field, PR, 27 Oct 1943;
Coolidge Field, Antigua, 21 May 1 ~ 5 ;
BorinGen Field, PR; 5 Oct 1945;R k
Hato, Panama, 20 Aug 1946; France LINEAGE. Constituted 4th Provisional
Field, CZ, 1 Dec 1947; Howard Field, Transport Squadron on 1 Mar 1935. Re-
CZ, 20 Aug 1948-14 Mar 1949. designated 4th Transport Squadron on
AIRCRAFT. In addition to 0-47, 25 Jun 1935. Activated on 8 Jul 1935.
1941-1945, 0-52, 1941-1944, p-39, Redesignated 4th Troop Carrier Squad-
1943-1945, B-25, 1944-1946, and F-5, ron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 13 Dec
1945-1946, included 0-49, 1941-1945, 1945. Activated on 7 Sep 1946. Redesig-
B-18, G 4 , and UC-78, 1943-1945, and nated: 4th Troop Camer Squadron
B-26, 1944-1945; c-45, C-47, CQ-3, (Medium) on 23 Jun 1948; 4th Troop
and PQ-14,1946-1947; F-6, 1947-1948; Camer Squadron (Heavy) on 12 Odo-
FP-80, 1947-1949. ber 1949; 4th Air Transport Squadron
OPERATIONS. Air defense in Caribbean (Heavy) on 8 Jul1962.
area, 1941-1945. Not operationally man- ASSIGNMENTS. Rockwell Air Depot, 8
ned or equipped, 2 Jan-15 Oct 1946.
Julig35; loth Transport Group, 20 May
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
ter. 1937; 62d Transport (later Troop Car-
CAMPAIGNS. None. rier) Group, 10 May 1941-14 Nov 1945
DECORATIONS. None. (attached to 64th Troop Carrier Group,
EMBLEM. Over and through a red-or- 3 Apr-ig Jun 1944).62d Troop Carrier
ange disc, border blue, piped white, a Group, 7 Sep ig# (attached to various
caricatured black bird, yellow beak and elements of FEAF for operations during
feet, smoking a cigar proper and wear- period 1 Dec 1 9 5 ~ 1 6Nov 1951); 62d
ing a light blue turtle neck sweater, Troop Camer Wing, 15 Jan ig6o-.
white aviator’s helmet and goggles, hav- STATIONS. Rockwell Field, Calif, 8 Jul
ing a wood chip proper on the left 1935; Sacramento, Calif, 1 Dec 1938;
shoulder and peering through a mono- Kellogg Field, Mich, 29 May 1942; Flor-
32 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ence, SC, 1 Jul-14 Aug 1942; Keevil, teroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN
England, 25 Sep 1942; Tafaraoui, Alge- Summer-Fall Offensive.
ria, 15 Nov 1942; Casablanca, French DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Morocco, 16 Dec 1942; Nouvion, Alge- tation: CBI Theater, 7 Apr-15 Jun 1944.
ria, 29 Mar 1943; Matemore, Algeria, 18 Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: ig
May 1943; Goubrine, Tunisia, 25 Jun Apr-5 May 1954; 1 Jan 1961--1 Nov 1962.
1943; Gela, Sicily, 7 Sep 194.3; Catania, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit
Sicily, 18 Oct 194.3; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, Citation: 1 Jul 1951-[16 Nov 19511.
27 Feb 1944 (operated from bases in In- EMBLEM.Upon and over a blue disc
dia, Apr-Jun 1944); Gaudo Airfield, edged in black and issuant from white
Italy, 8 May 1944; Galera Airfield, Italy, clouds in base a winged army mule
29 Jun 194; Malignano Airfield, Italy, 3 with provoked expression carrying a
Oct 1944; Tarquinia, Italy, g Jan 194.5; green box strapped on its back. (Ap-
Rosignano Airfield, Italy, 26 May 1945; proved 17 Sep 1942.)
Marcianise, Italy, 28 Sep 1945; Naples,
Italy, c. Oct-13 Dec 1945. Bergstrom 5th BOMBARDMENT
Field, Tex, 7 Sep 1946; McChord Field,
Wash, 20 Jul194.7-28 Nov 1950; Ashiya,
Japan, 1 Dec 1950; Tachikawa, Japan,
25 JuI 1951-16 Nov 1951; McChord
AFB, Wash, 16 Nov 1951; Larson AFB,
Wash, 11 May 199; McChord AFB,
Wash, 13 Jun ig&.
AIRCRAFT. G-27, 1935-1937; c-33,
1936-1941; c-39, 193g1942; c-47,
1942-1945. C-46, l$)46-1947; G82,
1947-1949; c-54, 1949-1951; c-124,
1g51-.
OPERATIONS. World War 11: Included
airborne assaults on Sicily, on Myit- LINEAGE.Organized as 5th Aero
kyina, Burma, and on Southern France; Squadron on 5 May 1917. Redesignated
support of partisans in Northern Italy Squadron A, Souther Field, Ga, on 15
and Balkans; aerial transportation in Ju1 1918. Demobilized on 11 Nov 1918.
MTO and, briefly, in CBI. Korean War: Reconstituted and consolidated ( 1924)
Aerial transportation from US to Japan, with 5th Aero Squadron which was or-
ganized on 24 Oct 1919. Redesignated:
and subsequently between Japan and 5th Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 5th Ob-
Korea in the period 1 Dec 1950-16 Nov servation Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 5th
1951. Bombardment Squadron on 1 Mar 1935;
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. 5th Bombardment Squadron (Medium)
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Tunisia; on 6 Dec 1939; 5th Bombardment
Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov 1940; 5th
Southern France; North Apennines; Po Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater; In- on 28 Mar 1944. Inactivated on 20 Oct
dia-Burma with Arrowhead. Korean 1948. Redesignated 5th Strategic Recon-
War: CCF Intervention; First UN Coun- naissance Squadron (Photographic),
SQUADRONS 33
and activated, on 1 May 1949. Redesig- 1943; B-26, 1943-1944; B-17, 1944;
nated: 5th Bombardment Squadron B-29, 1944-1947. B/RB-17, 1949-1950;
(Heavy) on 1 Apr 1950; 5th Bombard- RB-29, 1949-1950; B-29, 1949-1954;
ment Squadron (Medium) on 2 Oct B-47, 1954-.
1950. OPERATIONS.Flying training unit,
ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 1917-1918. 3d 1917-1918. Demonstrations of effective-
Observation Group (attached to Eastern ness of aerial bombardment on war-
Department) 24 Oct 1919; Eastern De- ships, Jun-Sep 1921. Antisubmarine
partment, 24 Mar 1920; Second Corps patrols, and reconnaissance of Vichy
Area, 20 Aug 1920 (attached to 1st Pro- French fleet at Martinique, Dec
visional Air Brigade for operations, 6 i941-0ct 1942. Trained cadrzs for bom-
May-3 Oct 1921); 9th Observation (later bardment units, Nov ig42-Feb 1944.
Bombardment) Group, assigned on 1Aug Combat in Western Pacific, 25 Jan-15
1922, attached on 24 Mar 1923, and as- Aug 194.5. Unmanned, Apr 1947-20 Oct
signed 15 Feb 1929-20 Oct 1948. 9th 1948.
Strategic Reconnaissance ( later Bom- SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
bardment) Group, 1 May 1 9 4 ; 9th CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Bombardment (later Strategic Aero- Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern
space) Wing, 16 Jun 19%-. Mandates; Western Pacifk.
STATIONS.San Antonio, Tex, 5 May DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
1917; Souther Field, Ga, 1 May-11 Nov tations: Kawasaki, Japan, 15/16 Apr
1918. Hazelhurst Field, NY, 24 Oct 1945; Japan, 13-28 May 1945. Air Force
1919; Mitchel Field, NY, Nov 1919 (op- Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1957-31
erated from Langley Field, Va, 6 Jan 1958.
May-26 Oct 1921); Rio Hato, Panama, EMBLEM.On a blue disc piped with
13 Nov 1940; Beane Field, St Lucia, c. yellow a yellow increscent moon and
28 Sep 1941; Orlando AB, Fla, 31 Oct five stars. On the lower horn of the cres-
1942; Pinecastle AAFld, Fla, 15 Apr cent a black and white owl holding in
1943; Brooksville AAFld, Fla, 7 Jan his right claw a silver telescope. (Ap-
1 9 4 ; Pinecastle AAFld, Fla, 13 Feb proved 27 May 1924.)
1 9 4 ; Dalhart AAFld, Tex, c. g Mar
1944; McCook AAFld, Kan, i g May-18 5th COMBAT CARGO
Nov 1 9 4 ; North Field, Tinian, 28 Dec
1944-6 Mar 1946; Clark Field, Luzon, LINEAGE.Constituted 5th Combat
14 Mar 1946; Harmon Field, Guam, g Cargo Squadron on 25 Apr 1944. Acti-
Jun 1947-20 Oct 1948. Fairfield-Suisun vated on 1 May 1944. Inactivated on 15
AFB, Calif, 1 May 1949; Mountain Jan 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
Home AFB, Idaho, 1May ig53-. ASSIGNMENTS. 2d Combat Cargo
AIRCRAFT. Apparently included JN-4 Group, 1May 1944-15 Jan 1946.
during period 1917-1918. Included STATIONS. Syracuse AAB, NY, 1 May
DH-4 and 0-2 during period 1944; Baer Field, Ind, 9-27 Oct 1944;
1919-1928; in addition to 0-1, 0-11, Biak, Nov 1 9 4 ; Dulag, Leyte, 15 May
and 0-25, included 0-31, Y10-35, 1945; Okinawa, 16 Aug 194.5; Yokota,
0-39, A-3, B-6, and C-8 during period Japan, Sep 1945-15 Jan 1946.
1928-1936; B-10, 1936-1938; B-18, AIRCRAFT. G47, 1944, 1945; C-46,
1938-1942; B-24, 1942-1943; B-25, 1944-1945.
34 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in Feb 1961; Minot Air Defense Sector, 1


Southwest and Western Pacific, Dec JUl1962-.
1 9 4 4 e p 1945. STATIONS.Selfridge Field, Mich, 15
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Jan 1941; Floyd Bennett Aprt, NY, 17
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan; Dec 1941; Selfridge Field, Mich, 14 Jan
New Guinea; Western Pacific; Leyte; 1942; Florence, SC, 18 Feb 1942; Wil-
Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus. mington, NC, 27 Apr 1942; Grenier
DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential Field, NH, 12 Jun-19 Jul 1942; North-
Unit Citation. ern Ireland, ig Aug 1942; Goxhill, Eng-
EMBLEM. None. land, 26 Aug-27 Oct 1942; (air echelon
arrived at Tafaraoui, Algeria, on 8 Nov
5th FIGHTER 1942); La Senia, Algeria, 12 Nov 1942;
Orleansville, Algeria, 1 Jan 1943; Tel-
ergma, Algeria, ig Jan 1943; Youks-les-
Bains, Algeria, 8 Mar 1943; Le Sers,
Tunisia, 12 Apr 1943; La Sebala, Tunisia,
20 May 1943; Bo Rizzo, Sicily, 1 Aug
1943; Corsica, 1 Dec 1943; Madna Air-
field, Italy, 14 May 1944; Piagiolino Air-
field, Italy, c. 24 Apr 1945; Lesina, Italy,
c. 10 Jul-Aug 1945; Drew Field, Fla, 25
Aug-7 Nov 1945. Schweinfurt, Germany,
g Nov 1946; Bad Kissingen, Germany,
5 May-25 Jun 1947; Mitchel Field, NY,
25 Jun 1947; McGuire AFB, NJ, 4 Oct
LINEAGE.Constituted 5th Pursuit 1949; Suffolk County AFB, NY, 18 Aug
1955; Minot AFB, ND, 1 Feb ig6o-.
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1942; P-39,
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede-
1942; Spitfire, 1942-1944; P-51,
signated 5th Fighter Squadron on 15
May 1942. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. 1944-1945. p-61, 1947-1948; F-82,
Activated on g Nov 1946. Redesignated: 1948-1950; F-94, 1950-1953; F-867
1953-1956; F-102, ig57-ig60; F-106,
5th Fighter Squadron (All Weather) on
19607
10 May 1948; 5th Fighter-All Weather
OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO and
Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; 5th Fighter-
MTO, Aug 1942-30 Apr 1945.
Interceptor Squadron on 1 May 1951. SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
ASSIGNMENTS. p d Pursuit (later CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-7 Nov Algeria-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily;
1945. p d Fighter (later Fighter-All Naples-Foggia; Rome-Amo; Normandy;
Weather; Fighter-Interceptor) Group, g Northern France; Southern France;
Nov 1946; 4709th Defense Wing, 6 Feb North Apennines; Rhineland; Central
19%; 568th Air Defense Group, 16 Feb Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME
1953; 4709th Defense (later Air De- Theater.
fense) Wing, 8 Jul 1954; p d Fighter DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Group, 18 Aug 1955; $d Fighter tations: Germany, g Jun 1944; Rumania,
Group, 1 Feb 1960; p d Fighter Wing, 1 31 Aug ig++ Air Force Outstanding
SQUADRONS 35
Unit Award, 1 Jan 1960-31 Dec 1962.
EMBLEM. On an ultramarine blue disc
between two yellow lightning flashes in
saltire, five stars, two on the dexter, two
in chief, and one on the sinister, encir-
cling a lynx’s face couped affronte
proper. (Approved 16 Jan 1951.)

5th FIGHTER (COMMANDO)


LINEAGE.Constituted 5th Fighter
Squadron (Commando) on g Aug 1944.
Activated on 1 Sep 194.4.Inactivated on Oct 1949. Inactivated on 22 Jul 1952.
3 Nov 1945.Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. Redesignated 5th Liaison Squadron on
ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Air Commando 14 Aug 1952.Activated on 8 Sep 19%.
Group, 1 Sep 1944-3 Nov 1945. Inactivated on 18 Jun 1954.
STATIONS.Asansol, India, 1 Sep 194.4 ASSIGNMENTS.Office of Chief of Air
(one detachment operated from Cox’s Corps, 7 Feb 194.2 (attached to Field
Bazar, India, 15-21 Oct 1944, and an- Artillery School to Aug 1942);Army Air
other from Fenny, India, 8-30 Nov Forces, g Mar 1942; 74th Observation
1944);Fenny, India, 28 Dec 194.4;Hay, Group, 8 Aug 1942; 77th Observation
India, 7 Feb 194.5;Asansol, India, 13 Group, 25 Jan 194.3;74th Reconnais-
May 1945; Kalaikunda, India, 23 May sance Group, 2 Apr 1943;IV Air Support
1945;Asansol, India, 22 Jun-6 Oct 1945; Command (later I11 Tactical Air Divi-
Camp Kilmer, NJ, 1-3 Nov 1945. sion), 11 Aug 1943 (attached to 74th
AIRCRAFT. P-47, 1944-1945; P-51, Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 17
Aug-c. 15 Sep 1943);I1 Tactical Air Di-
1945. vision, 12 Oct 1943; AAF, India-Burma
Combat in CBI, 17 Oct
OPERATIONS.
Sector, 28 Mar 1944 (attached to North-
1944-8 May 1945. ern Combat Area Command, 20 May-
SERVICESTREAMERS.None.
CAMPAIGNS.India-Burma; Central Aug 1944); Tenth Air Force, 21 Aug
Burma. 1944 (attached to 1st Liaison Group
DECORATIONS.
None. [Prov], 29 Aug 1944-30 Apr 1945, and
EMBLEM. None. to North Burma Air Task Force, 1 May-
c. 5 Sep 1945); AAF, India-Burma
Theater, 31 JuI 1945-11 Jan 1946.Ninth
5th LIAISON Air Force, 15 Oct 1947 (attached to
LINEAGE. Constituted 5th Observation 316th Troop Carrier Wing to 1 Apr
Squadron (Special) on 28 Jan 1942.Ac- 1949); Fourteenth Air Force, 1 Feb-1
tivated on 7 Feb 1942. Redesignated: Apr 1949.Fourteenth Air Force, 27 Oct
5th Observation Squadron on 8 Aug 194.9; Tactical Air Command, 1 Aug
1942; 5th Liaison Squadron on 2 Apr 1950; Ninth Air Force, 5 Oct 1950-22
1943. Inactivated on 11 Jan 1946. Acti- Jul 1952 (attached to 4415th Air Base
vated on 15 Oct 1947. Inactivated on 1 Group, 4 Apr 1951-22 Jul 1952). Eight-
Apr 194.9.Redesignated 5th Helicopter eenth Air Force (attached to 314th
Flight on 27 Sep 1949. Activated on 27 Troop Carrier Wing), 8 Sep 1952;Alas-
36 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

kan Air Command, 1 Apr 1953 and dropping a yellow can and box to-
(attached to 39th Air Depot Wing, 1-13 ward base, all beneath a white cross,
Apr 1953, and to 5039th Air Transport edged red, winged yellow, in chief, in
Group, 13 Apr-1 Jul 1953); 5039th Air front of a small white cloud formation.
Base Wing, 1Jul1953-18 Jun 19%. (Approved 22 Dec 1944.)
STATIONS.Post Field, Okla, 7 Feb
1942; Marshall Field, Kan, 4 Aug 1942; 5th PHOTOGRAPHIC
Cox AAFld, Tex, 18 Mar 1943; Desert RECONNAISSANCE
Center AAFld, Calif, 18 May 1943;
Thermal AAFld, Calif, 15 Sep 1943; Ala- LINEAGE. Constituted 5th Photograph-
mo AAFld, Tex, 12 Oct 1943-27 Feb ic Squadron on i g Jan 1942. Activated
1944; Ledo, India, 20 Apr 1944; Shadu- on 1 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 5th Pho-
zup, Burma, 30 Apr 1944; Myitkyina, tographic Reconnaissance Squadron on
Burma, 3 Oct 1944; Bhamo, Burma, 22 g Jun 1942; 5th Photographic Squadron
Jan 1945; Kharagpur, India, c. 3 Oct- (Light) on 6 Feb 1943; 5th Combat
Nov 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 10-11 Jan Mapping Squadron on 21 Jan 1944; 5th
1946. Greenville AAB, SC, 15 Oct Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
1947-1 Apr 1949. Pope AFB, NC, 27 on 31 Aug 1944. Inactivated on 12 Sep
Oct ig4g-22 July 1952. Sewart AFB, 1945.
Tenn, 8 Sep 1952; Elmendorf AFB, ASSIGNMENTS. Air Force Combat
Alaska, 1 Apr 1953-18 Jun 1954 (de- Command, 1 Feb 1942; Army Air
tachments at Ladd AFB, Alaska, 13 Apr Forces, g Mar 194%; 73d Observation
1953-10 May 1954, and Bethel, Alaska, Group, 12 Mar 1942; Eighth Air Force,
3 Jul1953-5 May 19% 1 -
AIRCRAFT, In addition to L-3 and
10May 1942; VIII Bomber Command, 7
Sep 1942; Twelfth Air Force, i g Sep
G 4 , 1942-1943, included G I , L-6, and 1942 (attached to 3d Photographic [lat-
apparently B-18 and 0-9 during pe- er Photographic Reconnaissance and
riod i~z-1943; in addition to G g , Mapping; Photographic] Group from
1943-1945, included G I , 1944-1945, Oct 1942); 3d Photographic (later Re-
and L-4, 1945. L-13, 1947-1948; I--4 connaissance) Group, 21 Jan 1944-12
and G 5 , 1948-1949. H-5, 1949-1951. Sep 1945 (flight attached to 5th Photo-
L-20,1952-1954. graphic Group, 10Mar-g May 1944).
OPERATIONS. Combat in CBI, 1 May STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 1 Feb
1944-Jun 1 % ~ . 1942; Godman Field, Ky, 7 Feb 1942;
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- Felts Field, Wash, c. 15 Apr-21 May
ter. 1942; Molesworth, England, 17 Jun
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De- 1942; Podington, England, 10 Sep-29
fensive; Central Burma. Oct 1942; La Senia, Algeria, 12 Nov
DECORATIONS. None. 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 17 Nov 1942;
EMBLEM. On a pastel blue disc, edged Algiers, Algeria, 27 Nov 1942; La Marsa,
black, a caricatured, dark green airplane Tunisia, 13 Jun 1943 (operated primarily
in flight toward dexter, having shark's from Pontecagnano, Italy, 4-14 Oct
mouth red, with white teeth, yellow bin- 1943, and from Pomigliano, Italy, after
oculars to the eyes, and wearing red 14 Oct 1943); Pomigliano, Italy, 27 Nov
boxing gloves on the landing gear, in 1943 (flight operated from San Severo,
front of a large white cloud formation, Italy, 10 Mar-5 May 1944); Nettuno,
SQUADRONS 37
Italy, 12 Jun 1944; Viterbo, Italy, 24 Jun Troop Carrier) Group, 14 Oct 1939-14
1944; Borgo, Corsica, 11 Jul 1944; Ma- Apr 1944 (attached to 314th Troop Car-
lignano, Italy, 24 Sep 1944; rier Group, 22 Feb-8 Apr 1943). Second
Florence/Peretola, Italy, 17 Jan 1945 Air Force, 15 Sep 1947; Tenth Air
(flight operated from Pisa, Italy, 29 Force, 1 Jul 1948; First Air Force, 15
Jan-May 1945); Pomigliano, Italy, Aug 1948; 433d Troop Carrier Group, 28
Aug-12 Sep 1945. Oct 1948; Tenth Air Force, 28 Mar-27
AIRCRAFT.0-59, 1942; in addition to J u 1949.
~
P-38/F-4, 1942-1943, and P-38/F-5, STATIONS.Patterson Field, Ohio, 14
1943-1945, included Spitfire (attached) Oct 1939; ‘General Billy Mitchell Field,
1943-1944, and A-XI and B-25, Wis, 25 May ig+; Pope Field, NC, 4
1944-1945. Oct 1942; Lawson Field, Ga, 2 Dec
OPERATIONS. Combat in MTO and 1942; Grenada AAFld, Miss, 26 Jan
ETO, Nov 1942-8 May 1945. 1944; Alliance AAFld, Neb, c. 12
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Mar-14 Apr 1944. Selfridge Field, Mich,
CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco; 15 S ~ 1947-27
P J u 1949.
~
Tunisia, Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; AIRCRAFT.C-33 and C-39 during the
Rome-Amo; Southern France; North period ig3g-c. 1942; C-47, c. 1941-1944;
Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; C-53, 1943-1944; L-3 and L-4, 1943.
Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. OPERATIONS. Operational training unit
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- prior to Dec 1942; replacement training
tation: MTO, 28 Aug 1944. for glider crews, c. Dec 1942-Apr 1944;
EMBLEM. None. provided training for army airborne
units, and ferried gliders, 1943-1944.
5th TROOP CARRIER SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECoRAnoNs. None.
EMBLEM.On an ultramarine blue
disc, wide border yellow, edged red, a
white parachute supporting a yellow
“tommy” gun, surmounted by a box car
red and orange, winged light blue. (Ap-
proved 4 Oct 1943.)

6th ANTISUBMARINE
LINEAGE. Constituted 5th Transport
Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Activated on
14 Oct 1939. Redesignated 5th Troop
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Dis-
banded on 14 Apr 1%. Reconstituted
on 25 Aug 1947. Activated in the reserve
on 15 Sep 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun LINEAGE.Constituted 3d Reconnais-
1949. sance Squadron (Medium) on 20 Nov
ASSIGNMENTS.loth Transport (later 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede-
38 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
signated: 393d Bombardment Squadron
(Medium) on 22 Apr 1942; 6th Antisub-
marine Squadron (Heavy) on 29 Nov
1942. Disbanded on 11 Nov 1943.
ASSIGNMENTS.2d Bombardment Wing,
15 Jan 1941 (attached to 13th Bombard-
ment Group, 15 Jan 1941-25 Feb 1942);
I11 Bomber Command, 5 Jun 1941; 13th
Bombardment Group, 25 Feb 1942; 25th
Antisubmarine Wing, 30 Nov 1942; AAF
Antisubmarine Command, 8 Jun 194.3; 20 May 1946. Activated in the reserve
479th Antisubmarine Group, 14 Aug-11 on 15 Jun 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun
NOV1943. 1949.
STATIONS. Langley Field, Va, 15 Jan ASSIGNMENTS. 29th Bombardment
1941; Orlando, Fla, 7 Jun 194.1; Mitchel Group, 1 Feb 1940-1 Apr 1944. 29th
Field, NY, 22 Jan 1942; Westover Field, Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1944-20
Mass, 3 Aug 1942-1 Apr 1943; Gander May 1946. Tenth Air Force, 15 Jun
Lake, Newfoundland, c. 12 Apr 1943; 194.7; 482d Bombardment Group, 30 Sep
Dunkeswell, England, 21 Aug 1943 1947-27 J u 1949.
~
(ground echelon moved in Sep to Salt STATIONS. Langley Field, Va, 1 Feb
Lake City AAB, Utah, where it was in- 1940; MacDill Field, Fla, 21 May 1940;
activated on 30 Oct 1943); Podington, Gowen Field, Idaho, 25 Jun 1942-1 Apr
England, Nov-11 Nov 1943. 1944. Pratt AAFld, Kan, 1 Apr-c. 6 Dec
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941-1943; B-25, 1944; North Field, Guam, 17 Jan
1941-1943; A-29,1942; B-24,1943. 1945-20 May 1946. Barksdale Field, La,
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols in 15 J u 1947-27
~ Jun 1949-
American Theater, Dec ig4i-Aug 1943, AIRCRAFT.YB-17, 1940; B-18, 1940-
and in ETO, Sep 1943. 1941; B-17,1940-1943; B-24, 1943-1944.
SERVICESTFLEAMERS. None. B-17, 1944; B-29, 1944-1946.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine patrols,
Theater; Air Offensive, Europe. Jan-Jun 1942. Operational and later re-
DECORATIONS. None. placement training unit, 1942-1944.
EMBLEM.On a white elongated hori- Combat in Western Pacific, c. 16
zontal oval a gray bass plug with red- Feb-15 Aug 1945.
dish head and white open eye with SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
three black triple hooks speed lines be- CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
hind. ( Approved 25 Sep 1942.) Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Western
Pacific.
6th BOMBARDMENT DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Japan, 31 Mar 1945; Japan,
LINEAGE.Constituted 6th Bombard- 19-26 Jun 1945.
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Dec EMRLEM.On a blue disc flying across
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Inacti- a yellow crescent moon a white pelican,
vated on 1 Apr 1944. Redesignated 6th bill and feet proper, holding in his beak
Bombardment Squadron (Very' Heavy). a black bomb sparked at the fuse. (Ap-
Activated on 1 Apr 1944. Inactivated on proved 6 Apr 1942.)
SQUADRONS 39

6th COMBAT CARGO waist, all above a yellow, red and white
parachute in base, dexter base and sinis-
ter base respectively. (Approved 8 Aug
1944.)

6th FIGHTER

LINEAGE.Constituted 6th Combat


Cargo Squadron on 25 Apr 1944. Acti-
vated on 1 May 1944. Inactivated on 15
Jan 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. LINEAGE.Organized as 6th Aero
ASSIGNMENTS. 2d Combat Cargo Squadron on 13 Mar 1917. Redesig-
Group, 1May 1944-15 Jan 1946. nated: 6th Squadron on 14 Mar 1921;
STATIONS. Syracuse AAB, NY, 1 May 6th Pursuit Squadron on 25 Jan 1923;
1944; Baer Field, Ind, 8-27 Oct 1944; 6th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on
Biak, Nov 1 9 4 (operated from Samar, 6 Dec 1939; 6th Fighter Squadron on
8-c. 25 Mar 1945); Dulag, Leyte, 26 15 May 1942; 6th Night Fighter Squad-
Mar 1945; Okinawa, 16 Aug 1945; Yo- ron on g Jan 1943. Inactivated on 20
kota, Japan, Sep 1945-15 Jan 1946. Feb 1947.
A I ~ u F TC-47,
. 1944, 1945; C-46, ASSIGNMENTS.Hawaiian Department,
194-1945. 13 Mar 1917; 2d Observation (later 5th
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in Observation; 5th Pursuit and Bombard-
Southwest and Western Pacific, Nov ment; 5th Composite) Group, 15 Sep
1944-Sep 1945. 1919; 18th Pursuit (later Fighter)
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Group, Jan 1927; 15th Fighter Group,
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; 16 Mar 1943; VII Fighter Command, 5
New Guinea; Western Pacific; Leyte; Jun 1944 (attached to 318th Fighter
Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus. Group, 11Jan-16 Mar 1945); 7th Fight-
DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential er Wing, 12 May 1945;Pacific Air Com-
Unit Citation. mand, 1 Jan 1946; Fifth Air Force, 11
EMBLEM.Over and through a disc per Jun 1946-20 Feb 1947.
fesse debased, arched, medium blue and STATIONS.Ft Kamehameha, TH, 13
green, border red, piped white, a carica- Mar 1917; Ford Island (later Luke
tured white elephant, winged Field), TH, 25 Sep 1918; Wheeler Field,
yellow-orange, in flight, with six red TH, 11 Jan 1927; Kahuku, TH, 30 Aug
stars in orle on forehead, carrying a 1942; Kipapa, TH, 17 Nov 1942 (one
stretcher roll in trunk and a field cannon detachment operated from Guadalcanal,
proper with a red and a green box 28 Feb-15 Sep 1943, and another from
strapped on back by a red belt around New Guinea, 18 Apr-14 Sep 1943);
40 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

John Rodgers Aprt, TH, 3 Mar 1944 ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Air Commando
(detachment operated from Saipan, 21 Group, 30 Sep 1944-3 Nov 1945. 1st Air
June 1944-11 Jan 1945); Kipapa, TH, 28 Commando Group, 18 Apr 1962-.
Oct 1944; East Field, Saipan, 11 Jan STATIONS. Asansol, India, 30 Sep 1944
1945 (detachment operated from Kipapa, (detachments operated from Cox’s Ba-
TH, 11 Jan-12 May 1945); Kagman zar, India, 15-21 Oct 1944; 2-8 Nov
Field, Saipan, Feb-1 May 1945; Kipapa, 1944; and 11-18 Jan 1945; and from
TH, 12 May 194.5; Wheeler Field, TH, Fenny, India, 1-24 Dec 1944); Hay, In-
2 Cct 1945-31 May 1946; Atsugi, Japan, dia, 7 Feb 1945; Asansol, India, g May
i i q u n 1946; Yokota, Japan, 1 Sep 1946- 1945; Kalaikunda, India, 23 May 1945;
20 Feb 1947. Asansol, India, 22 Jun-6 Oct 1945;
AIRCRAFT.N-g, R-6, and HS2L dur- Camp Kilmer, NJ 1-3 Nov 1945. Eglin
ing period 1gi8-1g20; in addition to A F Aux Afld No. 9, 18 Apr 1962-.
DH-4 included HSzL, JN-6, MB-3, and AIRCRAFT. P-47, 1944-1945; P-51,
Fokker D-VII during period 1920-1926; 1945. B/RB-26, T-28, and L-28, 1962-.
in addition to PW-g included DH-4 OPERATIONS. Combat in CBI, 17 Oct
and C-2 during period 1927-1930; in 1944-8 May 1945.
addition to P-12 included PW-g, B-12 SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
and OA-3 during period 1931-1938; in CAMPAIGNS.India-Burma; Central
addition to P-26 and P-36 included Burma.
B-12, A-12 and 0A-g during period DECORATIONS. None.
1939-1941; P-40, 1941-1942; B-18, EMBLEM. None.
1942; p-70, 1942-1944; p-38, 1943;
p-47,1943-1945; p-61,1944-1947* 6th PHOTOGRAPHIC
OPERATIONS.Combat in Central,
South, and Southwest Pacific, 7 Dec
1941-14 Aug 1945.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS.Central Pacific; New
Guinea; Northern Solomons; Western
Pacific; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific
Theater.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. On a circular orange field, a
gray skull outlined in black forming the LINEAGE.
Constituted 6th Photograph-
hub of a shaded spinning propeller done ic Squadron on ig Jan 1942. Activated
in black. (Approved 8 Julig24. ) on 28 Jan 1942. Redesignated: 6th Pho-
tographic Reconnaissance Squadron on
6th FIGHTER (COMMANDO) g Jun 1942; 6th Photographic Squadron
(Photographic Compilation) on 28 Nov
LINEAGE.Constituted 6th Fighter 1942. Disbanded on 1Jan 1945.
Squadron (Commando) on 22 Sep 1944. ASSIGNMENTS.Second Air Force, 28
Activated on 30 Sep 1944. Inactivated Jan 1942; I1 Air Support Command, 29
on 3 Nov 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct Mar 1942; 2d Photographic Group, 7
1948. Reconstituted, and activated, on May 1942; Army Air Forces, 28 Nov
18 Apr 1962. Organized on 27 Apr 1962. 1942; Third Air Force, 8 Mar 194%(un-
SQUADRONS 41
der operational direction of HQ, Army 14 Oct 1939. Redesignated: 6th Troop
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 6th
Air Forces ) ; 1st Photographic Charting
Group, 13 Nov 1943; 311th Photograph-Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) on 21
ic Wing, 5 Oct 1944-1 Jan 1945. May 1948.
STATIONS. ASSIGNMENTS. 10th Transport Group,
Geiger Field, Wash, 28 Jan
1942; Felts Field, Wash, 2 Feb 1942;14 Oct 1939; 60th Transport Group, 1
Colorado Springs, Colo, 14 May 1942; Dec 1940; 61st Transport Group, i g
Jefferson Barracks, Mo, 14 Dec 1944-1May 1941; 315th Transport Group, Mar
Jan 1945. 1942; 63d Transport (later Troop Car-
AIRCRAFT. Possibly P-38 (if any), rier) Group, Jun 1942; 374th Troop Car-
1942. rier Group, 12 Nov 1942; 403d Troop
OPERATIONS. Carrier Group, 15 May 1946; 374th
Compilation of aeronaut-
ical charts, c. Dec 1942-1945. Troop Cahier Group, 15 Oct 1946;
SERVICE STREAMERS. i503d Air Transport Wing, 18 Nov
American Theater.
CAMPAIGNS. None. 195f37
DECORATIONS. None. STATIONS. Olmsted Field, Pa, 14 Oct
EMBLEM.On an ultramarine blue 1939; Camp Williams, Wis, 23 Mar
triangle, wide border white, edged 1942; Dodd Field, Tex, 16-23 Sept 1942;
Port Moresby, New Guinea, 13 Oct
black, a segment of a relief map sphere
1942; Garbutt Field, Australia, 2 Oct
green, yellow, and tan, supporting a car-
1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, c. 26 Aug
icatured white owl in tan flight suit, tak-
ing measurements on surface of sphere1944; Biak, c. 20 Oct 1944; Tacloban,
with red dividers held in right hand,Leyte, 12 Mar 1945; Nielson Field, Lu-
and holding in the left hand a yellowzon, 1 Jan 1946; Nichols Field, Luzon,
10 May 1946; Okinawa, 10 Jun 1946;
foot rule; a white spherical scale etched
Tachikawa, Japan, 13 Apr 1947; Har-
with black division lines issuing from
mon Field, Guam, 1 Dec 1947; Tachi-
dexter side of triangle and passing over
segment of sphere. (Approved 10 Sep kawa, Japan, 5 Mar ig4g-.
1943.) AIRCRAFT. Included C-33, C-39, and
C-53 in period 1940-1942; C-47,
6th TROOP CARRIER 1942-1945; c-46, 1945-1947; c-54,
1947-1952; c-124,1952--.
OPERATTONS. Aerial transportation in
South, Southwest, and Western Pacific
during World War 11, and in Far East
during Korean War.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None,
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Air Offen-
sive, Japan; Papua; New Guinea; North-
em Solomons; Bismarck Archipelago;
Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; South-
em Philippines. Korean War: UN
Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Inter-
vention; First UN Counteroffensive;
LINEAGE.Constituted 6th Transport CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall
Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Activated on Offensive;Second Korean Winter; Korea
42 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Win- Ephrata, Wash, 1 Dec 1942; Blythe,
ter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953. Calif, g Dec 1942; Salinas AAB, Calif,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 29 May 1943; Blythe AAFld, Calif, 13
tations: Papua, [Oct] 1942-23 Jan 1943; Jul ig43-c. 2 Apr 1944; Mendlesham,
Papua, 12 NOV-22 Dec 1942; Wau, New England, c. 23 Apr ig*-q Jul 1945;
Guinea, 30 Jan-1 Feb 1943; Korea, 27 Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, c. 13-28 Aug
Jun-15 Sep 1950. Air Force Outstanding 1945.
Unit Award: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1961. Philip- AIRCRAFT. PT-17, 1941; LB-30, 1941;
pine Presidential Unit Citation. Repub- B-18, 1941; B-17, 1941-1942, 1944-
lic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 1945; B-24, 1942-1944.
1Jul 1951-27 Jul1953. OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
EMBLEM. On a disc blue, parrow bor- Dec ig41-0ct 1942. Combat in ETO, 23
dered black, over a representation of a May 1944-20 Apr 1945.
tin "Bully Beef" white, edged red, cari- SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
catured bull's head front face brown, CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
mouth and horns yellow, beard black, Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Nor-
eyeballs white, pupils black, nose red mandy; Northern France; Rhineland;
and with a fighting mad expression and
Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME
snorting detail white from nose. (Ap-
proved 1Dec 199.) Theater.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. Within a black circle
7th BOMBARDMENT
against a blue background streaked with
white to indicate clouds, a Great
Homed Owl of white, orange, dark
brown, yellow and black swooping
downward. (Approved 22 Jan 1942.)

7th COMBAT CARGO

LINEAGE.Constituted 7th Bombard-


ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti-
vated on 28 Aug 1945.
ASSIGNMENTS. 34th Bombardment
Group, 15 Jan 1941-28 Aug 1945.
STATIONS. Langley Field, Va, 15 Jan
1941; Westover Field, Mass, c. 29 May LINEAGE.Constituted 7th Combat
1941; Pendleton, Ore, c. 25 Jan 1942; Cargo Squadron on 25 Apr 1944. Acti-
Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, c. 13 May vated on 1 May 1944. Inactivated on 15
1942; Geiger Field, Wash, I Jul 1942; Jan 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
SQUADRON^ 43

STATIONS.
k
ASSIGNMENs. 2d Combat Cargo
Group, 1 Ma 1944-15 Jan 1946.
Syracuse AAB, NY, 1 May
1944; Baer Field, Ind, 7-27 Oct 1944;
signated: 7th Fighter Squadron on 15
May 1942; 7th Fighter-Bomber on 1Feb
1950; 7th Tactical Fighter Squadron on
8 Ju11958.
Biak, Nov 1944; Dulag, Leyte, May ASSIGNMENTS. 49th Pursuit (later
194.5; Okinawa, Aug 1945; Yokota, Ja-Fighter; Fighter-Bomber) Group, 15
pan, Sep 1945-15 Jan 1946. Jan 1941 (attached to 49th Fighter-
AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1944, 1945; C-46, Bomber Wing, 7 Aug 1956-15 Apr 1957,
1944-1945. and 4th Fighter-Day Wing, c. 30 Jun-lo
OPERATIONS. Dec 1957); 49th Fighter-Bomber (later
Aerial transportation in
Southwest and Western Pacific, Dec Tactical Fighter) Wing, 10 Dec 1g57-.
19444eP 1945. STATIONS.Selfridge Field, Mich, 15
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Jan 1941; Morrison Field, Fla, c. 23 May
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; 1941-4 Jan 1942; Melbourne, Australia,
New Guinea; Western Pacific; Leyte; 2 Feb 1942; Bankstown, Australia, 16
Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus. Feb 1942; Batchelor, Australia, g Apr
DECORATIONS. 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, i g
Philippine Presidential
Unit Citation. Sep 1942; Dobodura, New Guinea, 15
EMBLEM.On a medium green disc, Apr 1943; Gusap, New Guinea, 16 Nov
border brown, a caricatured, brown and194.3; Finschhafen, New Guinea, 27 Apr
white rabbit wearing white aviator’s 1944; Hollandia, New Guinea, 3 May
1944; Biak, 5 Jun 1944; Tacloban, Leyte,
goggles and a revolver in a brown hols-
24 Oct 194.4; San Jose, Mindoro, 30 Dec
ter, fastened to a yellow belt about the
1944; Lingayen, Luzon, c. 25 Feb 1945;
waist, walking on hind legs toward dex-
Okinawa, 17 Aug 194.5; Atsugi, Japan,
ter and supporting a large, yellow pack,
with a gray machine gun and cartridge 15 Sep 194.5; Chitose, Japan, c. 20 Feb
1946; Misawa, Japan, 2 Apr 1948; Ita-
belt strapped to back, while carrying a
gray aerial machine gun in the right zuke, Japan, 14 Aug 1950; Taegu, Korea,
forepaw. (Approved 5 Ju1 1945.) 28 Sep 1950; Kunsan, Korea, 1 Apr
1953; Itazuke, Japan, 2 Nov 1953; Misa-
7th FIGHTER wa, Japan, 7 Aug 1956; Chitose, Japan,
c. 30 Jun 1957; Etain/Rouvres, France,
10Dec 1957; Spangdahlem, Germany, c.
25 Aug 1959-.
AIRCRAFT. P-35, 1941; P-40, 1942-
1944; p-47,1943-1944; P-38,1944-1946;
P-51, 1946-1949; F-80, 1949-1951; F-
84, 1951-1956; F-86, 1956-1957; F-loo,
1957-1962; F-105, I+-.
OPERATIONS. Combat in Southwest
Pacific, 14 Mar 1942-4 Aug 1945. Com-
bat in Korea, 14 Aug 1950-27 Jul 1953.
LINEAGE.Constituted 7th Pursuit Not fully manned or equipped, c. 30
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov Jun-io Dec 1957.
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede- SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
44 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: East In- STATIONS.MacDill Field, Fla, 28 Jan
dies; Air offensive, Japan; China 1942; Savannah, Ga, 27 Feb 1942; Colo-
Defensive; Papua; New Guinea; West- rado Springs, Colo, 15 May 1942; Will
ern Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; China Offen- Rogers Field, Okla, 10 Oct 1943-1 May
sive. Korean War: UN Defensive; UN 1944.
Offensive; CCF Intervention; First WN AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-38/F-4
Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offen- and F-5, included B--25/F-io.
sive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Sec- OPER+TIONS. Trained pilots and tech-
ond Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, nicians for photographic reconnaissance.
1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea SERVICE STREAMERS. American Theater.
Summer-Fall, 1953. CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- DECORATIONS. None.
tations: Australia, 14 Mar-25 Aug 1 9 4 ; EMBLEM. None.
Papua, [c. 25 Sep] 1942-23 Jan 1943;
Biak, 15 May 1944; Philippine Islands, 7th TROOP CARRIER
27 Oct-7 Dec 1944.; Korea, [14 Acgl-25
Nov 1950; Korea, g Jul-27 Nov 1951.
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Ci-
tations: [14 Aug] 19501 Feb 1951; 8
Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953.
EMBLEM. Over and through a yellow
disc, charged with an annulet black, an
aborigine “bunyap” affronte light brown,
eyes green, pupils red, fangs and claws
white, tipped with blood. (Approved 13
May 1944.)
LINEAGE.Constituted 7th Transport
7th PHOTOGRAPHIC Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Activated on
RECONNAISSANCE 14 Oct 1939. Redesignated 7th Troop
LINEAGE.Constituted 7th Photo- Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
graphic Squadron on ig Jan 1942. Acti- vated on 27 Nov 1945. Activated on 7
Sep 1946. Redesignated: 7th Troop Car-
vated on 28 Jan 1942. Redesignated: 7th
rier Squadron (Medium) on 23 Jun
Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 1948; 7th Troop Carrier Squadron
on g Jun 1942; 7th Photographic Squad- (Heavy) on 12 Oct iwg.
ron (Light) on 6 Feb 1943; 7th Photo- ASSIGNMENTS. loth Transport Group,
graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 14 Oct 1939; 62d Transport (later Troop
Aug 1943. Disbanded on 1 May 1944. Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-14 Nov
ASSIGNMENTS. Third Air Force, 28 Jan 1945. 62d Troop Carrier Group, 7 Sep
1942; Eighth Air Force, 29 Mar 1942; 1946; 62d Troop Carrier Wing, 15 Jan
zd Photographic (later Photographic 19607
Reconnaissance and Mapping; Photo- STATIONS.Sacramento Air Depot, Cal-
graphic Reconnaissance) Group, 7 May if, 14 Oct 1939; Kellogg Field, Mich, 29
1942-1 May 1944.. May 1942; Florence, SC, 2 Jul-14 Aug
SQUADRONS 45
1942; Keevil, England, 25 Sep 1942; Ta- low in base, surmounted by a broad
faraoui, Algeria, 15 Nov 1942; Nouvion, white lightning bolt fesswise, blunted at
Algeria, 27 Dec 1942 (operated from points. (Approved g Aug 1944.)
bases in Egypt and Palestine during pe-
riod 13 Mar-ig May 1943); Matemore, 8th BOMBARDMENT
Algeria, 21 May 1943; El Djem, Tunisia,
22 Jun 1943; Goubrine, Tunisia, 26 Jul
1943; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 6 Sep 1943;
Brindisi, Italy, 12 Feb 1944; Ponte Oli-
vo, Sicily, 29 Mar 1944; Gaudo Airfield,
Italy, 8 May 1944; Galera Airfield, Italy,
' 28 Jun 1944; Brindisi, Italy, 22 Oct
1944; Tarquinia, Italy, 4 Dec 194.4; Ro-
signano, Italy, 24 May 1945; Naples,
Italy, 25 Sep-27 Nov 1945. Bergstrom
Field, Tex, 7 Sep 1946; McChord Field,
Wash, 5 Aug 1947; Kelly AFB, Tex, g
May 1950; McChord AFB, Wash, 27 Jul
1950; Larson AFB, Wash, g May 1 9 9 ; LINEAGE.Organized as 8th Aero
McChord AFB, Wash, 13Jun ig&. Squadron on 21 Jun 1917. Redesignated:
AIRCRAFT. c-33, 1939-1941; c-39, 8th Squadron c. Jun 1921; 8th At-
1939-1942; c-47, 1942-1945. c-46, tack Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 8th Bom-
'946-1947; c-82, 1947-1949; c-54, bardment Squadron (Light) on 15 Sep
1949-1951; c-124, 1951-. 1939; 8th Bombardment Squadron
OPERATIONS. Included airborne as- (Dive) on 28 Sep 1942; 8th Bombard-
saults on Sicily and Southern France, ment Squadron (Light) on 25 May
support of partisans in Northern Italy 1943; 8th Bombardment Squadron
and the Balkans, and transportation of (Light, Night Intruder) on 25 Jun 1951;
personnel and supplies in MTO, during 8th Bombardment Squadron (Tactical)
World War 11. Airlift from US to Japan . on 1 Oct 1955.
during Korean War. ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 21 Jun 1917-31
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Aug 1918; IV Corps Observation Group,
CAMPAIGNS. Tunisia; Sicily; Naples- 31 Aug 1918; VI Corps Observation
Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France; Group, 23 Oct 1918-5 Feb 1919; unkn, 5
North Apennines; Po Valley; Air Com- Feb-1 Jul 1919; Army Surveillance (lat-
bat, EAME Theater. er 1st Surveillance; 3d Attack; 3d Bom-
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding bardment) Group, 1 Jul 1919; 3d
Unit Awards: ig Apr-5 May 1954; 1Jan Bombardment Wing, 25 Oct ig57-.
1961-1 Nov 1962. STATIONS.Camp Kelly, Tex, 21 Jun
EMBLEM. Over and through a medi- 1917; Selfridge Field, Mich, 8 Jul 1917;
um blue disc, edged and marked with Garden City, NY, 28 Oct-22 Nov 1917;
dark blue lines of latitude and longi- Winchester, England, 8 Dec 1917; Dart-
tude, a gold dexter hand couped, grasp- ford, England, c. 24 Dec 1917 (detach-
ing a double edged gold sword, pommel ments at Thetford, Wyton, and Nor-
and hilt cap white, handle red, between tholt, England) ; Thetford, England, 1
two green olive branches, banded yel- May-11 Jul 1918; Amanty, France, 30
46 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
Jul 1918; Ourches, France, 31 Aug 1918; OPERATIONS. Combat as corps obser-
Toul, France, 29 Sep 1918; Saizerais, vation unit with IV and VI Army Corps,
France, 23 Oct 1918; Colombey-les- c. 25 Aug-11 Nov 1918. Mexican border
Belles, France, 11 Feb 1919; Fargues-St patrol, Aug igig-Jun 1921. Flood-relief
Hilaire, France, 22 Feb-18 Apr 1919; in lower Rio Grande Valley, 20 Jun
Mitchel Field, NY, 3 May 1919; Kelly 1922. Antisubmarine, Dec ig+-Jan
Field, Tex, 25 May 1919 (flight at Mc- 1942; combat in Southwest and Western
Allen, Tex, after 25 Jul 1919); McAllen, Pacific, 1 Apr-29 Jul 1942, 24 May
Tex, 13 Aug 1919 (flight operated from 1943-12 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 27
Laredo, Tex, 15 Aug 1919-3 Aug 1920, Jun 1950-27 Jul1953.
and from Pope Field, NC, after 13 Aug SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
1920; detachment of flight operated CAMPAIGNS. World War I: Lorraine;
from Laredo, Tex, after 3 Aug 1920); St Mihiel. World War 11: Antisubma-
Kelly Field, Tex, 2 Jul 1921 (flight at rine, American Theater; East Indies; Air
Pope Field, NC, to 26 Nov 1921); Ft Offensive, Japan; Papua; New Guinea;
Crockett, Tex, 30 Jun 1926; Barksdale Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific;
Field, La, 27 Feb 1935; Savannah, Ga, 8 Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines.
Oct 1940-19 Jan 1942; Brisbane, Aus- Korean War: UN Defensive; UN Offen-
tralia, 25 Feb 1942; Charters Towers, sive; CCF Intervention; First UN
Australia, c. 17 Mar 1942; Port Moresby, Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offen-
New Guinea, 31 Mar 1942; Charters sive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Sec-
Towers, Australia, c. g May 1942; Port ond Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
Moresby, New Guinea, 28 Jan 1943; Do- Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea
bodura, New Guinea, c. 10 Apr 1943; Summer-Fall, 1953.
Nadzab, New Guinea, 1 Feb 1944; Hol- DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
landia, New Guinea, 16 May 1944; Du- tations: Papua, 23-[2g Jul 19421; New
lag, Leyte, 15 Nov 1944; San Jose, Guinea, 17 Aug 1943; Korea, 27 Jun-31
Mindoro, c. 30 Dec 1944; Okinawa, c. 7 Jul 1950; Korea, 22 Apr-8 Ju1 1951; Ko-
Aug 1945; Atsugi, Japan, c. 26 Oct 1945; rea, 1 May-27 Jul 1953, Air Force Out-
Yokota, Japan, c. 20 Aug 1946; Johnson standing Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1958-30
AB, Japan, 14 Mar 1950; Iwakuni, Ja- Jun 1960; 1 Jul 1960-31 Mar 1962. Phil-
ippine Presidential Unit Citation. Re-
pan, 1 Jul 1950; Kunsan, Korea, 18 Aug
public of Korea Presidential Unit Cita-
1951; Johnson AB, Japan, 5 Oct 1954; tion: 27 Jun-31 Julig50.
Yokota, Japan, 17 Nov ig6o-. EMBLEM. On and over a disc
AIRCRAFT. DH-4, igi€Ligig, igig- representing a ring target of three col-
1926; GAX ( GA-i), 1923; 0-2, 1926- ors, white at the center, light green, and
1928; in addition to A-3, 1928-1934, and yellow, an American bald eagle proper,
A-12,1934-1936, included A-8 and 0-19 wings outspread and standing on the
during period 1932-1936; in addition to Liberty Bell proper. (Approved 21 Jun
A-17, 1936-1940, and B-18, ig3g-1941, 1954.1
included A-18 during period 1937-1941;
A-24, 1941, 1942; A-20, 1941, 1942-
8th COMBAT CARGO
1943,1943-1945; B-25,1943; A-26 (later
designated B-26), 1945-1956; B-57, LINEAGE.Constituted 8th Combat
1957-* Cargo Squadron on25 Apr 1944. Acti-
SQUADRONS 47
vated on 1 May 1944. Inactivated on 15 ron on 1 Feb 1950; 8th Tactical Fighter
Jan 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. Squadron on 8 Jul 1958.
ASSIGNMENTS. 2d Combat Cargo ASSIGNMENTS. 49th Pursuit (later
Group, 1 May 1944-15 Jan 1946 (at- Fighter; Fighter-Bomber ) Group, 15
tached to 5298th Troop Carrier Wing Jan 1941; 49th Fighter-Bomber (later
[Prov], Nov-Dec 1944). Tactical Fighter) Wing, 10 Dec i g p .
STATIONS, Syracuse AAB, .NY, 1 May STATIONS.Selfridge Field, Mich, 15
1944; Baer Field, Ind, 6-27 Oct 1944; Jan 1941; Morrison Field, Fla, c. 23 May
Finschhafen, New Guinea, Nov 1944; 1941-4 Jan 1942; Melbourne, Australia,
Biak, Jan 1945; Dulag, Leyte, i g Mar 2 Feb 1942; Canberra, Australia, 16 Feb
1945; Okinawa, Aug 1945; Yokota, Ja- 1942; Darwin, Australia, 17 Apr 1942;
pan, Sep 1945-15 Jan 1946. Port Moresby, New Guinea, 25 Sep
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1944, 1945; C-46, 1942; Dobodura, New Guinea, 15 Apr
1944-1945. 1943; Tsili Tsili, New Guinea, 30 Aug
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in 1943; Gusap, New Guinea, c. 29 Oct
Southwest and Western Pacific, Nov 1943; Hollandia, New Guinea, 3 May
i w - S e p 1945. 1944; Bid, 23 Jun 1944; Tacloban,
SERVICE STREAMERS. None, Leyte, 25 Oct 1944; San Jose, Mindoro,
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; 2 Jan 1945; Lingayen, Luzon, 27 Feb
New Guinea; Western Paci€ic; Leyte; 1945; Okinawa, 17 Aug 1945; Atsugi, Ja-
Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus. pan, 15 Sep 1945; Chitose, Japan, c. u)
DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential Feb 1946; Misawa, Japan, 2 Apr 1948;
Unit Citation. Ashiya, Japan, 30 Jun 1950; Itazuke, Ja-
EMBLEM. None. pan, 8 Jul 1950; Taegu, Korea, 29 Sep
1950; Kunsan, Korea, 1 Apr 1953; Misa-
8th FIGHTER wa, Japan, 4 Nov 1953; Etain/Rouvres,
France, 10 Dec 1957; Spangdahlem,
Germany, 25 Aug igsg-.
AIRCRAFT. P35, 1941; P-40,
1942-1944; P-47, 1943-1944; P-38,
1944-1946; P-51, ig&i94g, 1950;
F-80, 194s1951; F-84, 1951-1957;
F-100, 1957-1962; F-105, 1962-.
OPERATLONS: Combat in Southwest
Pacific, c. 20 Apr 1942-4 Aug 1945.
Combat in Korea, 2 Jul 1950-27 Jul
1953.
SERVICESTREAMERS.None.
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: East In-
dies; Air offensive, Japan; China Defen-
sive; Papua; New Guinea; Western
LINEAGE.Constituted 8th Pursuit Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philip-
Squadron (Interceptor) on u) Nov pines; China Offensive. Korean War :
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede- UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF In-
signated: 8th Fighter Squadron on 15 tervention; First UN Counteroffensive;
May 1942; 8th Fighter-Bomber Squad- CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall
48 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea connaissance) Group, 13 Nov 1943
Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Win- (attached to V Bomber Command after
ter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953. c. 10 Dec 1945); V Bomber Command,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 27 Apr 1946; 314th Composite Wing, 31
tations: Australia, [c. 20 Aprl-25 Aug May 1946; 71st Reconnaissance (later
1942; Papua, [c. 30 Sep] 1942-23 Jan Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 28
194.3; New Guinea, 14 May 1943; Philip- Feb 1947 (attached to 314th Composite
pine Islands, 27 Oct-7 Dec 1944; Korea, Wing to Nov 1947); Fifth Air Force, 1
[2 Ju1]-25 Nov 1950; Korea, g Jul-27 Apr 1949; 543d Tactical Support Group,
Nov 1951. Philippine Presidential Unit 26 Sep 1950-25 Feb 1951.
Citation. Republic of Korea Presidential STATIONS.March Field, Calif, 1 Feb-
Unit Citations: [2 Jul] 1950-7 Feb 1951; 14 Mar 1942 (two flights at March Field,
8 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953. Calif, until 16 Jun 1942); Melbourne,
EMBLEM.On and over an Air Force Australia, 7 Apr 1942; Brisbane, Aus-
golden yellow disc within a narrow tralia, 24 Apr 1942; Townsville, Aus-
black border, a black sheep, his eye tralia, 2 May 1942; Port Moresby, New
white, standing on a red lightning flash Guinea, g Sep 1942; Nadzab, New
fesswise, abased, the lightning pointing Guinea, 16 Mar 1944 (operated from
to dexter, its extremities extending be- Biak after c. 11 Aug 1944); Biak, 10
yond the border on either side. Motto: Sep-20 Oct 1944; Dulag, Leyte, 4 Nov
Above the emblem, on an Air Force 1944 (air echelon at Clark Field, Luzon,
golden yellow scroll, edged and in- ig May-12 Aug 1945); Okinawa, 21 JuI
scribed black, THE BLACK SHEEP. 1945; Chofu, Japan, 28 Sep 1945; Iruma-
(Approved 12 May 1960.) gawa, Japan, 25 Jan 1946; Yokota, Japan,
25 Mar 1949 (detachment operated from
Itazuke, Japan, from 29 Jun 1950);
8th PHOTOGRAPHIC Itazuke, Japan, g Jul 1950; Taegu,
RECONNAISSANCE
Korea, 2 Oct 1950; Komaki, Japan
LINEAGE. Constituted 8th Photograph- (operated from Taegu, Korea), 26 Jan-
ic Squadron on ig Jan 1942. Activated 25 Feb 1951.
on 1 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 8th Pho- AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-38/F-4,
tographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 1942-1944, and P-38/F-S, 1943-1946,
g Jun 1942; 8th Photographic Squadron included B-17, 1942-1943, B-26,
(Light) on 6 Feb 1943; 8th Photograph- 1943-1944, and F-6, 1946; P-51 and
ic Reconnaissance Squadron on 13 Nov P-61, 1946; F-15, 1947-1949; RF-80,
1943; 8th Tactical Reconnaissance 1949-1951.
Squadron (Night Photographic) on 10 OPERATIONS.Combat in Southwest
Aug 1948; 8th Tactical Reconnaissance Pacific and Western Pacific, 16 Apr
Squadron (Photographic) on 1 Aug 1942-15 Feb 1944, 16 Mar-31 May
1949. Inactivated on 25 Feb 1951. 19442-4 Ju1 1944, 13 Aug-10 Oct 1944,
ASSIGNMENTS.IV Air Support Com- 26 Nov 1944-30 Apr 1945, 12-20 Jun
mand, 1 Feb 1942; Fifth Air Force, 29 1945, 14-25 Aug 1945. Not operational,
Mar 1942 (attached to Allied Air Forces, Apr 1946Julig47. Combat in Korea, 29
Apr-Sep 1942); V Bomber Command, 5 Jun 1950-24 Feb 1951.
Sep 1942; 6th Photographic (later Re- SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
SQUADRONS 49

CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: East In- /------\


dies; Air offensive, Japan; China
Defensive; Papua; Guadalcanal; New
Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck
Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte;
Luzon; Southern Philippines; China Of-
fensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific
Theater. Korean War: UN Defensive;
UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First
UN Counteroffensive.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan 1943; rier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated
Philippine Islands, 184201 Sep 1 9 4 ; on 11 Nov 1945. Activated on 7 Sep
Philippine Islands, [26] Nov-15 Dec 1946. Redesignated: 8th Troop Carrier
1944. Philippine Presidential Unit Cita- Squadron (Medium) on 23 Jun 1948;
tion. Republic of Korea Presidential 8th Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy)
Unit Citation: 10-[24] Feb 1951. on 12 Oct 1949.
EMBLEM. None. ASSIGNMENTS.loth Transport Group,
1 Feb 1940; 62d Transport (later Troop
8th TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-11 Nov
1945. 62d Troop Carrier Group, 7 Sep
LINEAGE. Constituted 8th Tactical Re- 1946; 62d Troop Carrier Wing, 15 Jan
connaissance Squadron on 30 Jun 1945. 19607
Activated 15 Jul 1945. Inactivated on 3 STATIONS.Brooks Field, Tex, 1 Feb
Feb 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. 1940; Duncan Field, Tex, 5 Nov 1940;
ASSIGNMENTS.74th Tactical Recon- Hill Field, Utah, 29 Jun 1941; Kellogg
naissance Group, 15 Jul 1945; 6gth Re- Field, Mich, 26 May 1942; Florence, SC,
connaissance Group, 7 Nov 1945-3 Feb 30 Jun-14 Aug 1942; Keevil, England,
1946. 25 Sep 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 16 Nov
STATIONS. Stuttgart AAFld, Ark, 15 1942; Nouvion, Algeria, 22 Dec 1942;
Jul 1945; Brooks Field, Tex, 10 Dec Matemore, Algeria, 17 May 1943; El
1945-3 Feb 1946. Djem, Tunisia, 1 Jul 1943; Goubrine,
AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1945; P-gi/F-6, Tunisia, 28 Jul 1943; Gela, Sicily, 7 Sep
1945-1946. 1943; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 30 Sep 1943;
OPERATIONS. Training demonstrations
of air-ground support. Gaudo Airfield, Italy, 8 May 1944; Gal-
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. era Airfield, Italy, 30 Jun 1944; Malig-
CAMPAIGNS. None. nano Airfield, Italy, 5 Oct 1944; Tarqui-
DECORATIONS. None. nia, Italy, g Jan 1945; Rosignano, Italy,
EMBLEM. None. 26 May 1945; Naples, Italy, Oct-11 Nov
1945. Bergstrom Field, Tex, 7 Sep 1946;
McChord Field, Wash, 14 Jul 1947; Kel-
8th TROOP CARRIER ly AFB, Tex, g May 1950; McChord
LINEAGE. Constituted 8th Transport AFB, Wash, 27 Ju1 1950; Larson AFB,
Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Activated on 1 Wash, g May 199; McChord AFB,
Feb 1940. Redesignated 8th Troop Car- Wash, 13Jun I+.
50 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
AIRCRAIT. Probably included C-39, LINEAGE.Organized as 9th Aero
1940-1942; C-47, 1942-1945. C-46, Squadron on 14 Jun 1917. Redesignated:
1946-1947; ~ 4 2 ,1947-1949; C-54, 9th Squadron on 14 Mar 1921. Inacti-
194*1951; c-124, 1951-. vated on zg Jun 1922. Redesignated: 9th
OPERATIONS. Included airborne assaults Observation Squadron on 25 Jan 1923;
on Sicily and Southern France, support gth Bombardment 'quadron On 24
of partisans in Northem Italy and. the Mar 'g23. Activated On APr '93l. Re-
Balkans, and transportation of personnel designated 9th Bombardment Squadron
(Heavy) on 6 Dec 1939. Inactivated on
and in the during
MT07
6 Jan 1946.Redesignated 9th Bombard-
War '1. Airlift from to Japan during merit Squadron (very Heavy), and acti-
Korean War. vated, on 1 Oct 1946. Redesignated 9th
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 20
CAMPAIGNS. Tunisia; Sicily; Naples- ~~l 1948.
Rome-Amo; Southern France; ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 14 Jun 1g17-Sep
North APennines; P O Valley; Air Corn- 1918; First Army Observation Group,
bat, EAME Theater. SepNov 1918; unkn, Nov igi8-Ju1
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding 1919; Western Department, Jul 1919;
Unit Awards: ig Apr-5 May 19%; 1Jan Ninth Corps Area, 20 Aug 1920-29 Jun
1961-1 NOV1962. 1922. 7th Bombardment Group, 1 Apr
EMBLEM. On a disc blue, edged black, 1931-6 Jan 1946 (attached to United
a caricatured winged work horse yellow, States Army Middle East Air Force for
outlined black, branded on hip with a operations, 28 Jun*- 4 Oct 1942). 7th
red cross, galloping at full speed, and Fhrhrdment Group, 1 Oct 1946; 7th
wearing a revolver in holster fastened to BO~bardmentWing, 16 Jun 1952--.
cartridge belt tan about the neck, and Camp Tex, l 4 Jun
having a machine gun brown and a 1917; Selfridge Field, Mich, 8 Jul 1917;
packing box green strapped to his back, Garden City, NY, 28 Oct-22 Nov 1917;
Winchester, England, c. 8 Dec 1917;
Over a "lhouette figure de- Grantham, England, c. 28 Dec 1917-7
scending by parachute in sinister base Aug 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, France,
toward large white 'loud in 23 Aug 1918; Amanty, France, 28 Aug
base. (Approved 12Jun 1943.) 1918; Vavincourt, France, 21 Sep 1918;
Preutin, France, 21 Nov 1918; Trier,
9th BOMBARDMENT. Germany, 5 Dec 1918; Colombey-les-
Belles, France 18 May 1919; Marseille,
France 25 May? Jun 1919, Mitchel
Field, NY, 23 Jun 1919; Park Field,
Tenn, 12 Jul 1919; March Field, Calif,
22 JuI 1919; Rockwell Field, Calif, 2
Aug 1919 (flight operated from Calexi-
co, Calif, to Apr 1920); March Field,
Calif, 15 Nov 1919; Rockwell Field, Cal-
if, 11 Dec 1919;Mather Field, Calif, 27
Apr 1920-29 Jun 1922 (detachments op-
erated from several places in northern
SQUADRONS 51

and central California, May-Sep 1920, c. 1942-10 Jun 194.4, and i g Oct 1944-10
Jun-c. Oct 1921; detachment operated May 1945; and MTO, c. 4 Jul-1 Oct
from Rockwell Field, Calif, c. Jan-29 Jul 1942; transportation of gasoline to for-
1921). March Field, Calif, 1 Apr 1931; ward bases in China, 20 Jun-30 Sep
Hamilton Field, Calif, 5 Dec 1934; Ft 1944, and Jun-Sep 1945.
Douglas, Utah, 7 Sep 1940; Salt Lake SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
City, Utah, 13 Jan-13 Nov 1941; Bris- CAMPAIGNS. World War I: Lorraine;
bane, Australia, 22 Dec 1941-4 Feb St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World War
1942 (operated from Muroc, Calif, 8-c. 11: Antisubmarine, American Theater;
12 Dec 1941; Singosari, Java, 13-19 Jan Philippine Islands; East Indies; Egypt-
1942; and Jogjakarta, Java, i g Jan-c. 1 Libya; Burma; India-Burma; China De-
Mar 1942); Karachi, India, 14 Mar fensive; Central Burma; China Offen-
1942; Allahabad, India, (air echelon at sive.
Baumrauli, India) 27 Apr-29 Jun 1942; DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Lydda, Palestine, 2 Jul-4 Oct 1942; Ka- tations: Netherlands Indies, 14 Jan-1
rachi, India, 5 Oct 194.2 (operated from Mar 1942; Thailand, i g Mar 1945. Phil-
Gaya, India, 14 Nov-12 Dec 1942); ippine Presidential Unit Citation.
Pandaveswar, India, 12 Dec 1942; Kur- EMBLEM.On a black disc and within
mitola, India, c. 11 Jun 1944; Pandaves- an orle of silver another disc divided per
war, India, 1 Oct 1944; Tezpur, India, 1 fess debased gray and black, on gray
Jun-7 Dec 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 5-6 portion three piles arranged to form the
Jan 1946. Ft Worth AAFld, Tex, 1 Oct Roman numeral IX in silver. (Approved
1946-* 26 Julig32 from World War I emblem. )
AIRCRAFT.In addition to Breguet 14,
included DH-4 and Sopwith FE-2 dur- 9th COMBAT CARGO
ing period igi8-igig; included DH-4
during period igig-ig22. Included B-3,
B-4, 0-19, 0-38 during period 1931-
1934; primarily B-12, 1934-1936, and
B-10, 1936-1937; B-18, 1937-1940;
B-17, 1939-1942; LB-30, 1942; B-24,
1942-1945. B-29, 1946-1948; B-36,
1948-1958; B-52, ig58-.
OPERATIONS. Combat with First Army
as observation unit specializing in night
reconnaissance, 2 Sep-ii Nov 1918, and
subsequently served with Third Army as
part of occupation forces until May LINEAGE.Constituted 9th Combat
1919. Mexican border patrol, Aug igig- Cargo Squadron on 1 Jan 1944. Acti-
Apr 1920, c. Jan-Jul 1921; forest fire pa- vated on 5 Jun 1944. Redesignated 330th
trol, 16 May-30 Sep 1920, c. Jun-c. Sep Troop Carrier Squadron on 1 Oct 1945.
1921. Antisubmarine patrols off Califor- Inactivated on 15 Apr 1946. Redesig-
nia coast, 8-c. 12 Dec 194.1. Combat in nated 330th Troop Carrier Squadron
Southwest Pacific, c. 13 Jan-c. 1 Mar (Special) on i g Nov 1948. Activated on
1942; CBI, 2 Apr-4 Jun 1942, 22 Nov i g Nov 1948. Inactivated on 16 Oct 1949.
52 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Redesignated 330th Troop Carrier 9th FIGHTER


Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing) on 30
Jun 1955. Activated on 8 Nov 1955. Re-
designated 330th Troop Carrier
Squadron (Assault) on 1Jul1958. Inac-
tivated on 1Dec 1958.
ASSIGNMENTS. 3d Combat Cargo (later
513th Troop Carrier) Group, 5 Jun
1944-15 Apr 1946. 513th Troop Carrier
Group, ig Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949. 513th
Troop Camer Group, 8 Nov 1955; 513th
Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Oct 1957-1 Dec
1958. LINEAGE.Constituted 9th Pursuit
STATIONS. Sylhet, India, 5 Jun 1944; Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
Moran, India, 12 Jul 1944; Warazup, 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede-
Burma, 27 Dec 1 9 4 ; Myitkyina, Burma, signated: 9th Fighter Squadron on 15
3 Jun 1945; Shanghai, China, 7 Oct May 1942; 9th Fighter-Bomber Squad-
1945-15 Apr 1946. Rhein/Main AB, Ger- ron on 1 Feb 1950; 9th Tactical Fighter
many, ig Nov 1948-16 Oct 194.9. Sewart Squadron on 8 JuI 1958.
AFB, Tenn, 8 Nov 1955-1 Dec 1958. ASSIGNMENTS. 49th Pursuit (later
AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1944-1945; C-46, Fighter; Fighter-Bomber) Group, 15 Jan
1945-1946. c-54, 1948-1949. c-119, 1941 (attached to Japan Air Defense
1955-1956; C-123,1956-1958. Force, 17 Dec igp-Nov 1953); 49th
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in Fighter-Bomber (later Tactical Fighter)
CBI, 8 Jun i g 4 - c . Sep 1945; airlift of Wing, 10 Dec ig57-.
Chinese troops to eastern China to per- STATIONS. Selfridge Field, Mich, 15
form disarmament operations, Oct-Nov Jan 194.1; Morrison Field, Fla, 22 May
1945. Berlin Airlift, 3 Dec 1948-20 Sep 1941-4 Jan 1942; Melbourne, Australia,
1949. Not manned, 15 Sep-i Dec 1958. 2 Feb 1942; Williamstown, Australia, 14
SERVICESTREAMERS.None. Feb 1942; Darwin, Australia, 17 Mar
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De- 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 10
b fensive; Central Burma; China Offen- Oct 1942; Dobodura, New Guinea, 6
sive. Mar 194-3; Gusap, New Guinea, 16 Dec
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding 1943; Hollandia, New Guinea, 16 May
Unit Award: ig Aug-3 Dec 1956. 194.4; Biak, 26 Jun 1944; Tacloban,
EMBLEM. On a red disc, superimposed Leyte, 24 Oct 1944; San Jose, Mindoro,
30 Dec 1944; Lingayen, Luzon, 26 Feb
over an Air Force yellow lightning flash 1945; Okinawa, 16 Aug 194.5; Atsugi, Ja-
issuing from a silver-gray cloud in chief pan, 15 Sep 1945; Chitose, Japan, 17
and pointing to dexter a silver-gray Pe- Feb 1946; Misawa, Japan, 26 Mar 1948;
gasus, wings upward, carrying on his Itazuke, Japan, 27 Jun 1950; Misawa, Ja-
back a stack of white boxes, and sliding pan, c. 15 Aug 1950; Itazuke, Japan, 17
to a halt on a dime, clouds of dust rising Sep 1950; Taegu, Korea, c. 30 Sep
from his hoofs, all of the last; outlines 1950; Komaki, Japan, Dec 1 9 9 ;
and details black throughout. ( Ap- Etain/Rouvres, France, 10 Dec 1957;
proved 27 Jun 1957. ) Spangdahlem, Germany, 25 Aug igsg-.
SQUADRONS 53
AIRCRAFT. P-35, 1941; P-40, 1941- ASSIGNMENTS.First Air Force, 1 Feb
1943; p-477 1943-1944; p-38, 19437 1942; Tenth Air Force, 29 Mar 1942
1944- 1946; P-5 1, 1946- 1948,1949-1950;(flight attached to Fourteenth Air
F-80, 1948-1951; F-84, 1951-1957; F- Force, 10 Mar-12 Ju1 1943); AAF In-
100, 1957-1962; F-105, 1962-. dia-Burma Sector, 30 Oct 1943 (at-
OPERATIONS.Combat in Southwest tached to 5306th Photographic and
Pacific, 18 Mar 1942-5 Aug 1945. Com- Reconnaissance Group [Prov], 30 Oct
bat in Korea, 27 Jun i g p D e c 1952. 1943-17 Jan 194.4, and to Tenth Air
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Force, 17 Jan-7 Mar 1 9 4 ) ; Tenth Air
CAMPAIGNS.World War 11: East Force, 7 Mar 1944; 8th Photographic
Indies; Air Offensive, Japan; China De- (later Reconnaissance) Group, 25 Apr
fensive; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck 1944; k A F India-Burma Theater, Oct-4
Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Dec 1945.
Luzon; Southern Philippines; China Of- STATIONS. Mitchel Field, NY, 1 Feb
fensive. Korean War: UN Defensive; 1942; Bradley Field, Conn, 10 Mar 1942;
UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First Felts Field, Wash, 16 Apr-18 May 1942;
UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Of- Karachi, India, 24 Jul 1942 (flight at
fensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Kunming, China, Nov 1942-12 Jul 1943,
Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer- with detachment thereof operating from
Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter. Kweilin, China, c. Feb-12 Jul 1943);
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-Chakulia, India, 30 Nov 1942 (detach-
tations: Australia, [IS] Mar-25 Aug ment operated from Dinjan, India, 18
1942; Papua, [c. 15 Oct] 1942-23 Jan Mar-Jul 1943); Pandaveswar, India, 3
194-3; New Britain, 23 Oct-7 Nov 1943; Jan 1943 (detachment operated from
Philippine Islands, 27 Oct-7 Dec 1944; Dinjan, India, Sep 1943-20 May 1944);
Korea, 27 Jun-25 Nov 1950; Korea, g Barrackpore, India, 29 Oct 1943 (de-
Jul-27 Nov 1951. Philippine Presidentialtachments operated from Tingkawk Sa-
Unit Citation. Republic of Korea Presi- kan, Burma, 16 Aug-30 Nov 1944;
dential Unit Citations: 27 Jun 1950-7 Myitkyina, Burma, 27 Nov-c. 5 Dec
Feb 1951; 8 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953. 1944; and Chittagong, India, c. g
EMBLEM.On a disc ultramarine blue, Oct-21 Dec 1944); Myitkyina, Burma,
border black, a red bend surmounted by c. 5 Dec 1944; Piardoba, India, c. 1 May
a white, winged, knight’s helmet, facing1945; Malir, India, Oct-c. 14 Nov 1945;
to dexter. (Approved 24 Jan 1946. ) Camp Kilmer, NJ, 3-4 Dec 1945.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to F-4,
9th PHOTOGRAPHIC 1942-1944, and F-5, 1943-1945, in-
RECONNAISSANCE cluded B-25, 1943-1945.
LINEAGE. Constituted 9th Photo- OPERATIONS.Combat in CBI, 1 Dec
graphic Squadron on i g Jan 1942. Acti- 1942-14 APr 1945
vated on 1 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 9th SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron CAMPAIGNS. Central Pacific; India-
on g Jun 1942; 9th Photographic Squad- Burma; China Defensive; New Guinea;
ron (Light) on 6 Feb 1943; 9th Photo- Central Burma.
graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 13 DECORATIONS. None.
Nov 1943.Inactivated on 4 Dec 1945. EMBLEM. None.
54 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

a h TROOP CARRIER Calif, 18 Dec 1942; Ft Sumner AAFld,


NM, 4 Mar 1943; Lawson Field, Ga, 7
May 1943; Grenada AAFld, Miss, c. 3
Jun 1943-17 Jan 1944; Hickam Field,
TH, 21 Feb 1944; Abemama Island, 27
Mar 1944; Saipan, 4 Aug 1 9 4 ; Guam,
Jul-15 Oct 1946. Floyd Bennett NAS,
NY, 27 Jun 1949-9 May 1951. Altus
AFB, Okla, 20 Jun 1953; Donaldson
AFB, SC, 15 Oct 1953-18 Jan 1963.
AIRCRAFT. C-34, i g p i 9 4 i ; (2-33,
1940-1941; c-39, 1940-1941; C-50,
LINEAGE.Constituted 9th Transport 1942; C-53, 1942-1943; C-47, 1942-
Squadon on 1 Jan 1938. Activated on 1 1946; C-46, 1945-1946; C - 9 , 1946.
Dec 1940. Redesignated 9th Troop Car- C-124,1953-1963.
rier Squadron on 4 Ju1 1942. Inactivated OPERATIONS.Replacement training,
on 15 Oct 1946. Redesignated 9th Troop 1943, and subsequently aerial transpor-
Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 10May tation in Central, Western, and South-
1949. Activated in the reserve on 27 Jun western Pacific, during World War 11.
1949. Ordered to active service on 1 SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
May 1951. Inactivated on g May 1951. ter.
Redesignated 9th Troop Carrier Squad- CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan;
ron (Heavy) on i g Mar 1953. Activated New Guinea; Eastern Mandates; Bis-
on 20 Jun 1953. Discontinued, and inac- marck Archipelago; Western Pacific;
tivated, on 18Jan 1963. Leyte; Ryukyus.
ASSIGNMENTS.63d Transport ( later DECORATXXCS. Air Force Outstanding
Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Dec 1940; Sev- Unit Awards: 2 Mar-31 May 1955; 1J U l
enth Air Force, 3 Feb 1944; VI Air 1957-10 Dec 1962; 18 SeP-15 Dee 19%;
Service Area Command, 25 Jul 194.5; 9SeP-13DeC1961.
Amy Air Forces, Middle Pacific, 15 Dec I h B L E M . Over and through a blue
1945; Pacific Air Command, 1 Jan 1946; disc, border black, a stylized white peli-
Far East Air Service Command, g Jan can, beak and feet orange, holding a
1946; 9 t h Troop Carrier Wing, 15 Jan group of paratroopers in silhouette black
1946; 374th Troop Carrier Group, c. Feb in the bowl of the beak. (Approved 10
1946; 9 t h Troop Carrier Wing, 15 May Feb 1943.)
1946; 403d Troop Carrier Group, 31
May-15 Oct 1946. 63d Troop Carrier 10th BOMBARDMENT
Group, 27 Jun 1949-9 May 1951. 63d
Troop Carrier Group, 20 Jun 1953-18 LINEAGE. Constituted loth Bombard-
Jan 1963. ment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Dec
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig-
STATIONS. Patterson Field, Ohio, 1 nated 10th Bombardment Squadron
1940; Brookley Field, A h 18 SeP (Medium) on 7 May 1942. Inactivated
1941; C m P Williams, WiS, 24 May on 17 Jun 1944. Redesignated 10th
194% Dodd Field, Tex, C. 18 Sep 1942; Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 11
Stuttgart, Ark, 11 NOV1942;Victorville, Mar 1947.Activated in the reserve on 18
SQUADRONS 55
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols in
Caribbean and Pacific after 7 Dec 1941,
Replacement training, 1943-1944.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Theater.
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding
Unit Award: 22 Oct 1962-31 Dec 1963.
EMBLEM. In front of a yellow crescent
moon and star a black lion sejant erect
on a red aerial bomb, bands and fins
Jun 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. and Placed at downward
Redesignated loth Bombardment ( 27 SeP l940. )
Squadron (Medium) on 7 Jun 1955. Ac-
tivated on 1 Sep 1955. Discontinued, 10th COMBAT CARGO
and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1961. Re-
designated loth Strategic Missile Squad-
ron, and activated, on-2 Aug 1961. Or-
ganized on 1Dec 1961.
ASSIGNMENTS. 25th Bombardment
Group, 1 Feb 1940; VI Bomber Com-
mand, attached on 13 Dec 1943, and as-
signed on 17 Dec 1943; Second Air
Force, c. g May-17 Jun 1944. w i s t
Bombardment Group, 18 Jun 1947-27
Jun 1949. 34ist Bombardment Wing, 1
Sep 1955-25 Jun 1961. Strategic Air
Command, 2 Aug 1961; s i s t Strategic
Missile Wing, 1 Dec 1961-. L~NEAGE. Constituted loth Combat
STATIONS. Langley Field, Va, 1 Cargo Squadron on 1 Jun 1944. Acti-
Feb-26 Oct 1940; Borinquen Field, PR, vated on 5 Jun 1944. Redesignated mist
1 Nov 1940; Edinburgh Field, Trinidad,
Troop Carrier Squadron on 1 Oct 1945.
c. 1 Nov 1942 (detachment operated Inactivated on 6 Jan 1946. Redesignated
from Port of Spain, Trinidad, 27 Aug-12 33ist Troop Carrier Squadron (Spe-
Oct 1943); Waller Field, Trinidad, 1 cial), and activated, on i g Nov 1948. In-
Oct 1943; France Field, CZ, 11 Dec activated on 16 Oct 1949. Redesignated
33ist Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault,
1943-2 May 1944; Lincoln AAFld, Neb,
Fixed Wing) on 30 Jun 1955. Activated
25 May-17 Jun 1944. Westover Field, on 8 Nov 1955. Redesignated mist
Mass, 18 Jun 1947-27 Jun 1949. Abilene Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault) on 1
AFB, Tex, 1 Sep 1955-25 Jun 1961. Jul1958. Inactivated on 1Dec 1958.
Malmstrom AFB, Mont, 1Dec 1961-. ASSIGNMENTS. 3d Combat Cargo (later
AIRCRAFTAND MISSILES.B-17, 1940; 513th Troop Carrier) Group, 5 Jun
A-17, 1940-1941; B-18, 1940-1943; 1944-6 Jan 1946. 513th Troop Carrier
B-25, 1943-1944. B-47, 1955-1961. Group, ig Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949. 513th
Minuteman, 1962-. Troop Carrier Group, 8 Nov 1955; 513th
56 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Oct 1957-1 Dec


1958.
STATIONS.Sylhet, India, 5 Jun 1944;
Dergaon, India, 5 Aug 194.4; Dinjan, In-
dia, 31 Aug 1944; Myitkyina, Burma, 3
Jun 1945; Shanghai, China, 10 Oct-15
Dec 1945; Ft Lawton, Wash, 5 4 Jan
1946. Rhein/Main AB, Germany, i g Nov
1948-16 Oct 194.9. Sewart AFB, Tenn, 8
Nov 1955-1 Dec 1958.
AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1944-1945; C-46,
1945. c-54, 1948-1949. c-119, 1955- 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
1956; C-123,1956-1958. ignated loth Fighter Squadron on 15
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in May 1942. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.
CBI, 11 Jun 1944-c. Sep 194.5; airlift of Activated in the reserve on 28 Jan 1950.
Chinese troops to eastern China to per- Redesignated: loth Fighter-Interceptor
form disarmament operations, 17 Oct-8 Squadron on 16 Mar 1950; loth Fighter-
Dec 1945. Berlin Airlift, 2 Dec 1948-20 Bomber Squadron on 23 Jan 1951.
Sep 1949. Not manned, 15 Oct-1 Dec Ordered to active service on 14 Apr
1958. 1951. Inactivated on 27 Apr 1951. Acti-
SEHVICESTREAMEHS. None. vated on 1 Jan 1953. Redesignated loth
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De- Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul
fensive; Central Burma; China Offen- 1958.
sive. ASSIGNMENTS. 50th Pursuit (later
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-7 Nov
Unit Award: i g Aug-3 Dec 1956. 1945. Ninth Air Force, 28 Jan 1950;
EMBLEM.Over a medium blue disc, First Air Force, 1 Aug 1950; Eastern Air
bordered dark blue, a caricatured per- Defense Force, 1 Sep 1950; Tactical Air
sonified aircraft, silver-grey; with wings Command, 11 Sep 1950-27 Apr 1951
and tail markings red; with amusing fa- (attached to 363d Tactical Reconnais-
cial expression, iris of eye, nose and tires sance Wing, 11 Sep 1950; 363d Tactical
dark blue; eyeball and teeth white; a Reconnaissance Group, i g Oct 1950;
halo over his head golden yellow; above 136th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 Dec
the aircraft a white cloud transpierced 1950). 50th Fighter-Bomber Group, 1
with a lightning flash golden yellow; the Jan 1953; 50th Fighter-Bomber (later
aircraft landing with one wheel on a sil- Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Dec ig57-.
houetted representation of a dime, STATIONS.Selfridge Field, Mich, 15
silver-grey; a white cloud of dust rising Jan 1941; Key Field, Miss, 3 Oct 1941;
from the landing wheel; all outlines and Orlando AB, Fla, 18 Mar 1942; Zephyr-
detail throughout dark blue. (Approved hills, Fla, 4 Jan 1943; Orlando AB, Fla,
26 Mar 1957.) 29 Jan-13 Mar 1944; Lymington, Eng-
land, 5 Apr 1944; Carentan, France, 25
Jun 194.4; Meautis, France, 16 Aug 1944;
10th FIGHTER
Orly, France, 5 Sep 1944; Laon, France,
LINEAGE.Constituted loth Pursuit 15 Sep 1944; Lyon/Bron, France, 29 Sep
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1944; Toul/Ochey, France, 3 Nov 1944;
SQUADRONS 57
Giebelstadt, Germany, 20 Apr 1945; vated on 14 May 1942. Redesig-
Mannheim, Germany, 21 May-c. 22 Jun nated: loth Photographic Reconnais-
1945; La Junta AAFld, Colo, 6 Aug-7 sance Squadron on g Jun 1942; loth
Nov 1945. Langley AFB, Va, 28 Jan Photographic Squadron (Light ) on 6
1950-27 Apr 1951. Clovis AFB, NM, 1 Feb 1943; loth Photographic Reconnais-
Jan-z2 Ju1 1953; Hahn AB, Germany, 11 sance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Dis-
Aug 1953; Toul/Rosieres AB, France, 10 banded on 1May 1944.
Jul 1956; Hahn AB, Germany, 10 Dec ASSIGNMENTS.2d Photographic (later
1959-. Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
AIRCRAFT.BT-13, 1941-1942; P-35, ping; Photographic Reconnaissance )
1941-1942; p - 4 , 1942-1943; p-51, Group, 14 May 1942-1 May 1944.
1943-1944; p-47, 1944-1945. F-51, STATIONS. Colorado Springs, Colo, 14
1953; F-86, 1953-1957; F-100, 1958-. May 1942; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 13
OPERATIONS.While with the AAF Oct 1943; Woodward AAFld, Okla, 11
School of Applied Tactics, conducted Dec 1943; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 13
training in tactics and air defense for Mar-1 May 1944.
the Fighter Command School, and later AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-38/F-4
trained cadres and key personnel of and F-5, included B-25/F-io.
other units in fighter tactics, 18 Mar OPERATIONS. Trained pilots and tech-
1942-28 Jan 194.4; combat in ETO, 1 nicians for photographic reconnaissance.
May 1944-7 May 1945. SERVICESTREAMERS. American Theater.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- CAMPAIGNS. None.
ter. DECORATIONS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; EMBLEM. None.
Normandy; Northern France; Rhine-
land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe. 10th TACTICAL
DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit RECONNAISSANCE
Citations: ETO, 13-20 Mar 194.5; Ger-
many, 25 Apr 1945. Cited in the Order LINEAGE.Constituted loth Observa-
of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Seption Squadron (Medium) on 5 Feb 1942.
1944. Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated:
EMBLEM. On an Admiralty blue loth Observation Squadron on 4 Jul
shield, border black, a musical sheet 1942; loth Reconnaissance Squadron
(Fighter ) on 2 Apr 1943; loth Tactical
white, notes black, in front of a sabre,
Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug
blade light gray, guard primrose yellow,
handle light brown, wings white, black1943. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946.
ASSIGNMENTS.69th Observation (later
trim, tassels primrose yellow, point issu-
Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnais-
ing from sinister chief to dexter base,
sance; Reconnaissance ) Group, 2 Mar
piercing a target white and black. (Ap-
proved 23 Julig53. ) 1942-31 Mar 1946.
STATIONS.San Bernardino, Calif, 2
10th PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1942; Ontario, Calif, 29 May 1942;
RECONNAISSANCE Abilene Mun Aprt, Tex, 10 Nov 1942;
Esler Field, La, 3 Apr 1943; Abilenc
LINEAGE.Constituted loth Photo- AAFld, Tex, 10 Sep 194.3; Esler Field,
graphic Squadron on 7 May 1942. Acti- La, 13 Nov 1943; Key Field, Miss, 25
58 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Jan-26 Feb 1945; Nancy, France, 22 Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 16 Nov


Mar 1945; Haguenau, France, 3 Apr-Jul 1949. Discontinued, and inactivated, on
1945; Drew Field, Fla, 4 Aug 1945; 8 Jan 1961.
Brooks Field, Tex, 11 Dec 1945-31 Mar ASSIGNMENTS.60th Transport (later
1946. Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Dec 1940-31
AIRCRAFT.Included 0-46, 0-47, G I , Jul 1945. 60th Troop Carrier Group, 30
and L-2 during period 1942-1943; in Sep 1946; 60th Troop Carrier Wing, 12
addition to P-39, 1943-1944, and P-40, Mar 1957; 322d Air Division, 28 Sep
1943-1945, included A/AR-24, B-25, 1958-8 Jan 1961.
L-5, and P-51 during period 1943-1945; STATIONS.Olmsted Field, Pa, 1 Dec
P-Sl/F4, 1945,1946. 1940; Westover Field, Mass, 21 May
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, c. 1941-20 May 1942; Chelveston, Eng-
Jun-c. Sep 1942; combat in ETO, 17 land, 11 Jun 1942; Aldermaston, Eng-
Apr-1 May 1945. Not operationally land, 7 Aug 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 8
manned and equipped, Aug igq-Jan Nov 1942; Relizane, Algeria, c. 27 Nov
1946. 1942; Thiersville, Algeria, c. 14 May
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 26 Jun 1943;
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American Gela, Sicily, 6 Sep 1943; Gerbini, Sicily,
Theater; Central Europe: Air Combat, c. 7 Nov 1943; Pomigliano, Italy, 12 Dec
EAME Theater. 1943; Brindisi, Italy, 6 Apr 1944; Pomi-
DECORATIONS. None. gliano, Italy, 25 Oct ig44-May 1945;
EMBLEM. None. Waller Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31 Jul
1945. Munich, Germany, 30 Sep 1946;
10th TROOP CARRIER Kaufbeuren AB, Germany, 8 May 1948;
Wiesbaden AB, Germany, 16 May 1949;
Rhein/Main AB, Germany 26 Sep 1949;
Wiesbaden AB, Germany, 20 Oct 1949;
Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 5 Ju1 1950;
Druex AB, France, 23 Sep 1955-8 Jan
1961.
AIRCRAFT.c-47, 1942-1945, c-47,
1946-1948; c-54, 1948-1949; c-82,
1949-1953; c-119,1953-1960.
OPERATIONS. Included airborne inva-
sions of North Africa, Sicily, and
Greece; support of partisans in the Bal-
kans; and transportation of personnel
LINEAGE. Constituted loth Transport and equipment in the MTO during
Squadron on 1Jan 1938. Activated on 1 World War 11. Berlin Airlift,
Dec 1940. Redesignated loth Troop SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
Carrier Squadron on 5 Jul 1942. Inacti- ter.
vated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30 CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco
Sep 1946. Redesignated: loth Troop with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Na-
Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 1 Jul ples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Amo; North
1948; loth Troop Carrier Squadron Apennines; * Po Valley; Air Combat,
(Heavy) on 5 Nov 1948; 10th Troop EAME Theater.
SQUADRONS 59

DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Day Bombardment (later 2d Bombard-


tation: MTO, [8 Agrl-15 Sep 1944. Air ment) Group, 18 Sep 1919; Air Corps
Force Outstanding Unit Award: 8 Training Center, Jun-31 Jul 1927. 7th
Jul-10 Aug 1960. Bombardment Group, 1 Jun 1928 (at-
EMBLEM. On a medium red disc with tached to 17th Bombardment Group for
yellow orange border, a caricatured air- training, 26 Apr-2 May 1942); 34ist
man in blue flight suit and helmet, Bombardment Group, 15 Sep 1942-2
winged yellow, in flight, affronte, hold- NOV 1945.
ing a yellow box tied black in the right STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 26 Jun
hand, and dropping a small caricatured 1917; Scott Field, Ill, 12 Aug-6 Dec
paratrooper grasping a map in the right 1917; Stamford, England, c. 7 Jan 1918;
hand and a "tommy" gun in the left Waddington, England, 24 Jun-7 Aug
hand, in like attire, by yellow parachute 1918; Delouze, France, 26 Aug 1918;
held aloft in the left hand, and towing a Amanty, France, 6 Sep 1918; Maulan,
second small paratrooper in like attire, France, 24 Sep 1918; Colombey-les-
by large yellow-orange rope affixed be- Belles, France, 17 Jan 1919; Guitres,
tween wings of caricatured airman. France, 1 Feb 1919; St Denis de Pile,
( Approved 30 Oct 1 9 9 .) France, i g Feb 1919; Sablons, France, g
Mar 1919; Libourne, France, 13-16 Apr
1lth BOMBARDMENT 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, 2 May 1919;
- - El-
Hazelhurst Field, NY, 5 May- 1919);
lington Field, Tex, 26May 1919; Fort
Bliss, Tex, c. 22 Jun 1919 (flight oper-
ated from Marfa, Tex, c. Aug-c. 5 Nov
1919); Kelly Field, Tex, 8 Nov 1919;
Langley Field, Va, 30 Jun 1922-19 May
1927; March Field, Calif, 3 Jun-31 Jul
1927. Rockwell Field, Calif, 1 Jun 1928;
March Field, Calif, 29 Oct 1931 (oper-
ated from Winslow, Ariz, 17-21 Jan
19%); Hamilton Field, Calif, 5 Dec
1934; Ft Douglas, Utah, 7 Sep 1940; Salt
Lake City, Utah, c. 18 Jan-13 Nov 1941;
LINEAGE.Organized as 11th Aero Brisbane, Australia, 22 Dec 1941 (oper-
Squadron on 26 Jun 1917. Redesignated: ated from Muroc, Calif, 8-c. 12 Dec
11th Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 11th 1941, and Singosari, Java, 13-19 Jan
Bombardment Squadron on 25 Jan 1923. 1942); Jogjakarta, Java, i g Jan-c. 1 Mar
Inactivated on 31 Ju1 1927. Activated on 1942; Melbourne, Australia, c. 4 Mar-6
1 Jun 1928. Redesignated 11th Bom- Apr 1942; Columbia AAB, SC, c. 26
bardment Squadron (Heavy) on 6 Dec Apr-2 May 1942; Karachi, India, c. 20
1939. Redesignated 1ith Bombardment May 1942; Allahabad, India, 27 May
Squadron (Medium) c. 15 Sep 1942. In- 1942; Kunming, China, 4 Jun 1942 (de-
activated on 2 Nov 1945. tachments operated from Kweilin, Heng-
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 26 Jun igi7-ist yang, and Nanning, 30 Jun-20 Jul, 2-6
Day Bombardment Group, SepNov Aug, and 24 Oct-28 Nov 1942; Dinjan,
1918, unkn, Nov 1918-18 Sep 1919; 1st India, 28 Jun-c. 24 Oct 1942; and Kara-
60 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

chi, India, c. May 1942-21 Jun 1943); Indies; India-Burma; China Defensive;
Kweilin, China, 21 Jun 1943 (detach- New Guinea; Western Pacific; China
ments operated from Hengyang, Suich- Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific
wan, Nanning, and Lingling, Jun Theater.
ig43-J~" 1944); Yang Tong, China, 28 DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Jun 1944 (detachment operated from tations: Netherlands Indies, 14 Jan-i
Kweilin and Liuchow, 28 Jun-1 Nov Mar 1942; French Indo China, 11 Dec
1944); Yangkai, China, 2 Nov ig44-c. 1944-12 Mar 1945.
Sep 1945 (detachments operated from EMBLEM.Mr. Jiggs with an aerial
Laowhangpin 28 Feb-c. Mar 1945, and bomb under his arm, on a white disc.
Chihkiang, 28 Mar-1 Apr 1945); Camp (Approved 3 Mar 1924 from World War
Elmer, N J, 1-2 Nov 1945. I emblem. )
AIRCRAFT. DH-4, 1918; included
DH-4, MB-2 (NBS-i), and LB-1, dur- 11th COMBAT CARGO
ing period igig-1927. Primarily LB-7
and 0-2 during period ig28-ig3i; in-
cluded B-2, B-3, B-4, B-6, 0-19, and
0-38 during period 1931-1934; pri-
marily B-12, 1934-1936, and B-lo,
19361937; B-18, 1937-1940; B-17,
193919453; LB-30, 1942; B--25,
1942-1945; A-26, 1945.
OPERATIONS.Combat as day bom-
bardment unit with First Army, 14
Sep-5 Nov 1918. Mexican border patrol,
c. Aug-Nov 19x9. Participated in dem-
onstration of effectiveness of aerial bom-
bardment an warships, 5 Sep 1923. Mercy LINEAGE.Constituted 11th Combat
missions in relief of several thousand Cargo Squadron on 1 Jun 1944. Acti-
snowbound Indians in Arizona, Utah, vated on 5 Jun 1944. Redesignated 332d
and New Mexico, 16-21 Jan 1932, and Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 Sep 1945.
of group of miners marooned by bliz- Inactivated on 10 Apr 1947. Redesig-
zard in mountains north of Las Vegas, nated 332d Troop Carrier Squadron (Spe-
Nevada, 13 Feb 1933. Antisubmarine cial) on ig Nov 1948. Activated on ig
patrols off California coast, 8-c. 10 Dec Nov 1948. Inactivated on 16 Oct 1949.
1941. Combat in Southwest Pacific, c. 13 Redesignated 332d Troop Carrier
Jan-c. 1 Mar 1942. After transfer, with- Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing) on 30
out personnel, from Australia to US, Jun 1955. Activated on 8 Nov 1955. Re-
unit was remanned and sent to India. designated 332d Troop Carrier Squad-
Combat in CBI, 3 Jun 1942-20 Jun ron (Assault) on 1 Ju1 1958. Inactivated
1945. on 1 Dec 1958.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. ASSIGNMENTS. 3d Combat Cargo
CAMPAIGNS. World War I: St Mihiel; Group, 5 Jun 1944 (attached to 443d
Lorraine; Meuse-Argonne. World War Troop Carrier Group, 16 Jun-12 Aug
11: Antisubmarine, American Theater; 1944); Fourteenth Air Force, c. 1 May
Philippine Islands; Central Pacific; East 1945; 513th Troop Carrier Group, c. 1
SQUADRONS 61

Nov 1945; Army Air Forces, China (un- wide border, a Shamrock all Irish green.
der operational control of Peiping (Approved 26 Mar 1957.)
Headquarters Command), 15 Apr 1946;
United States Army Forces, China (un- 1 lth COMBAT MAPPING
der operational control of Peiping Head- LINEAGE.Constituted 5th Mapping
quarters Command), 20 Jun 1946-10 Squadron on 1 May 1942. Activated on
Apr 1947. 513th Troop Carrier Group, 7 May 1942. Redesignated: 11th Photo-
i g Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949. 513th Troop graphic Mapping Squadron on g Jun
Carrier Group, 8 Nov 1955; 513th Troop 1942; 11th Photographic Squadron
Carrier Wing, 1Jul-1 Dec 1958. (Heavy) on 6 Feb 1943; 11th Combat
STATIONS.Sylhet, India, 5 Jun 1944; Mapping Squadron on 11 Aug 1943.
Dinjan, India, 6 Jun 1944 (detachment Disbanded on 1 May 1944.
operated from Sookerating, India, 16 ASSIGNMENTS,zd Photographic (later
Jun-14 Jul 1944); Yunnani, China, 14 Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
May 1945; Luliang, China, 20 Jun 1945; ping; Photographic Reconnaissance )
Shanghai, China, 12 Oct 194.5; Peiping, Group, 7 May 1942-1 May 1944.
China, 20 Apr 1946-10 Apr 1947. . STATIONS. Bradley Field, Conn, 7 May
Rhein/Main AB, Germany, i g Nov 194.2; Colorado Springs, Colo, 13 May
1948-16 Oct 1949. Sewart AFB, Tenn, 8 1942; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 14 Oct
Nov 1955-1 Dec 1958.
AIRCAFT. c-47, 1944-1947; C-46, 1943-1 May 1944.
AIRCRAFT.Principally B-i7/F-7 and
1945-1947. c-54, 194f3-1949. c-119, B-24.
1955-1956; C-123,1956-1958. OPERATIONS. Trained crews and tech-
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in nicians for photographic reconnaissance
CBI, 11 Jun ig44-c. Sep 1945; airlift of and mapping.
Chinese troops to eastern China for dis- SERVICE STREAMERS. American Theater.
armament operations, 15 Oct-5 Dec CAMPAIGNS. None.
1945; transportation for General George DECORATIONS. None.
C Marshall's Executive Headquarters EMBLEM. None.
(State Department agency) which was
attempting to resolve the dispute be- 11th FIGHTER
tween the Nationalist and Communist
forces in China, c. 10 Jan 1946-10 Apr
1947. Berlin Airlift, 2 Dec 1948-20 Sep
1949.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De-
fensive; Central Burma; China Offen-
sive.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit
Citation: French Indo-China, China,
and Manchuria, 1-30 Sep 1945. Air
Force Outstanding Unit Award: i g LINEAGE.Constituted 11th Pursuit
Aug-3 Dec 1956. Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
EMBLEM.On a disc white, within 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
62 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ignated 11th Fighter Squadron on 15 black. Motto: INFERNE IBIMUS. (Ap-


May 1942. Inactivated on 15 Aug 1946. proved 30 Nov 19%. )
Redesignated 11th Fighter-Interceptor
Squadron on 10 Oct 1 9 9 . Activated on 11th TACTICAL
1 Dec 19%. RECONNAISSANCE
ASSIGNMENTS.50th Pursuit Group, 15
Jan 1941; Western Theater of Opera-
tions, 30 Dec 1941 (attached to Pro-
visional Interceptor Command, Alaska,
2 Jan 1942); 28th Composite Group,
2 Feb 194%;XI Fighter Command, 7 Jun
1942; 343d Fighter Group, 11 Sep
1942-15 Aug 1946. 31st Air Division, 1
Dec 19%; 515th Air Defense Group, 16
Feb 1953; 343d Fighter Group, 18 Aug
1955-*
STATIONS. Selfridge Field, Mich, 15
Jan 1941; Key Field,-Miss, 3 Oct-ig Dec
194-1; Elmendorf Field, Alaska, 29 Dec LINEAGE,Constituted 11th Observa-
1941 (detachments at Ft Randall, Alaska, tion Squadron (Medium) on 5 Feb
25 May-c. 1 Sep 1942, and at Ft 1942. Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Re-
Glenn, Alaska, 26 May-Jun 1942); Ft designated: 11th Observation Squad-
Glenn, Alaska, Jun 1942; Adak, c. 20 ron on 4 Ju1 1942; 11th Reconnaissance
Feb 1943 (detachments at Amchitka, Squadron (Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; 11th
27 Mar-c. 17 May 1943, and c. 23 Mar Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on
1944-20 Jul 1945); Shemya, 11 Aug 11 Aug 1943; 11th Reconnaissance
1945-15 Aug 1946. Duluth Mun Aprt, Squadron (Night Photographic) on 25
Minn, 1Dec ig52-. Jan 1946. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946.
AIRCRAFT. P-35, 1941; P-36, 1941- Activated on 19 May 1947. Redesignated
1942; P-40,1941-1945; P-38,1943-1946. 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
F-517 199-1953; F-86, 1953-1955; (Night Photographic) on 14 Jun 1948.
F-89, 1955-1956; F-102, 1956-1960; Inactivated on 28 Mar 1949. Redesig-
F-i06,1960-. nated 11th Tactical Reconnaissance
OPERATIONS. Combat in the Northern Squadron on 12 Aug 1953. Activated on
Pacific, and air defense of Alaska, dur- 18 Sep 1953. Redesignated 11th Tactical
ing World War 11. Reconnaissance Squadron ( Electronics
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. and Weather) on 25 Nov 1953. Discon-
CAMPAIGNS.Aleutian Islands; Air tinued on 8 Mar 1960.
Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. ASSIGNMENTS. Air Force Combat
DECORATIONS. None. Command, 2 Mar 1942; Army Air
EMBLEM.On a sky blue disc, edged Forces, g Mar 1942; 74th Observation
black, a charging red bull, highlights ( later Reconnaissance; Tactical Recon-
white, outline, horns and detail black, naissance) Group, 21 Mar 1942; XIX
with lightning flashes of the fourth issu- Tactical Air Command (attached to
ing from his nostrils, over a stylized 69th Reconnaissance Group), 7 Nov
white cloud issuing from base, outlined 1945; First Air Force, 27 Feb 1946;
SQUADRONS 63

Tactical. Air Command, 21 Mar 1946; and earphones black, feet encased in
67th Reconnaissance Group, 28-31 Mar flying boots brown trimmed white,
1946. 67th Reconnaissance (later Tacti- carrying under left wing a cathode ray
cal Reconnaissance) Group, i g May tube, face green and body black
1947-28 Mar 1949. Wth Tactical Recon- trimmed gray, grasping with right wing
naissance Group, 18 Sep 1 9 s ; 67th an umbrella orange with handle brown.
Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Oct . (Approved 28 Dec 1953. )
1957; Department of the Air Force, 8
Mar i g b . 11th TROOP CARRIER
STATIONS. Wheeler-Sack Field, NY, 2
Mar 1942; DeRidder, La, 6 May 1942;
Esler Field, La, 15 Dec 1942; Desert
Center, Calif, 29 Dec 1942; Morris
Field, NC, 24 Sep 1943; Camp Camp-
bell AAFld, Ky, 6 Nov 1943; Pounds
Field, Tex, 17 Apr 1 9 4 ; Lafayette Aprt,
La, 12 Jul 1944; Stuttgart AAFld, Ark, 7
Feb 1945; Brooks Field, Tex, 8 Dec
1945; Shaw Field, SC, 27 Feb-31 Mar
1946. Langley Field, Va, i g May 1947;
March Field, Calif, 1 Sep 1947-28 Mar
1949. Kimpo, Korea, 18 Sep 1953; Itami,
Japan, 7 Dec 1954; Yokota, Japan, 15 Jul LINEAGE. Constituted 11th Transport
1957-8 Mar 1960. Squadron on 1 Jan 1938. Activated on 1
AIRCRAFT. Included 0-9, L-4, and Dec 1940. Redesignated 11th Troop
P-43 during period 1942-1943; P-39, Carrier Squadron on 5 Jul 1942. Inacti-
1943; P-40, 1943-1944; B-25/F-10, vated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30
1944-1945; L-5, 1944-1945; P-51/F-6, Sep 1946. Redesignated: 11th Troop
1945-1946; A-26, 1945-1946. FA-26, Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 1 Jul
1947-1949. RB/WB+G, 1953-1957; 1948; 11th Troop Carrier Squadron
SC-47,1957; RB/WB46, 1957-1960. (Heavy) on 5 Nov 1948; 11th Troop
OPERATIONS. Maneuvers and demon- Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 16 Nov
strations for the training of ground 1949. Discontinued, and inactivated, on
forces, 1942-1945. 8 Jan 1961.
SERVICESTREAMERS.World War 11: ASSIGNMENTS.60th Transport (later
American Theater. Korean War: Korean Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Dec 1940-31
Theater. Jul 1945. 60th Troop Carrier Group, 30
CAMPAIGNS. None. Sep 1946; 60th Troop Carrier Wing, 12
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding Mar 1957; 322d Air Division, 25 Sep
Unit Award: 1Juligs7-1 Nov 1958. i g ~ 8 - 8Jan 1961.
EMBLEM.On a disc gray; periphery STATIONS.Patterson Field, Ohio, 1
marked with diamond shaped dial sym- Dec 1940; Selfridge Field, Mich, 3 Jul
bols white, enclosed in a border light 1941; Westover Field, Mass, u) Dec
green, ringed with a border black, an 1941-20 May 1942; Chelveston, Eng-
owl white, beak and glasses orange, land, 11 Jun 1942; Aldermaston, Eng-
marching, wearing a baseball cap red land, 15 Aug 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 8
64 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Nov 194.2; Relizane, Algeria, 29 Nov


1942; Thiersville, Algeria, 13 May 1943;
El Djem, Tunisia, 28 Jun 1943; Gela,
Sicily, 6 Sep 1943; Gerbini, Sicily, 29
Oct 1943; Brindisi, Italy, 24 Mar 1944;
Pomigliano, Italy, 10 Oct ig44-May
1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31
Ju1 1945. Munich, Germany, 30 Sep
1946; Kaufbeuren AB, Germany, 14
May 1948; Fassberg RAF Station, Ger-
many, 1 Dec 1948; Rhein/Main AB,
Germany, 26 Sep 1949, Dreux AB,
France, 23 Sep 1955-8 Jan 1961.
AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1942-1945. (2-47, (Medium) on 7 May 194-2. Disbanded
19461948; C-54, 1948-1949; C-82, on 20 Jun 1944. Reconstituted and re-
1949-1953; C-119,1953--1960. designated 12th Bombardment Squadron
OPERATIONS. Included airborne inva- (Light), on 10 Mar 1947. Activated in
sions of North Africa, Sicily, and the reserve on 24 Jul 1947. Inactivated
Greece; support of partisans in the Bal- on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated 12th
kans; and transportation of personnel Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on
and equipment in MTO during World 7 Jun 1955. Activated on 1 Sep 1955.
War 11. Berlin Airlift. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- Jun 1961. Redesignated 12th Strategic
ter. Missile Squadron, and activated, on 22
CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco Sep 1961. Organized on 1Mar 1962.
with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Na- ASSIGNMENTS. 25th Bombardment
ples-Foggia; Rome-Amo; North Apen- Group, 1 Feb 1940-20 Jun 1944 (under
nines; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME operational control of Antilles Air Task
Theater. Force and VI Fighter Command, 1
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Nov 1942-unkn) . 34ist Bombardment
tation: MTO, 28 Mar-15 Sep 1944. Air Group, 24 Ju1 1947-27 Jun 1949. 34ist
Force Outstanding Unit Award: 8 Bombardment Wing, 1 Sep 1955-25 Jun
Jul-10 Aug 1960. 1961. Strategic Air Command, 22 Sep
EMBLEM. On a red disc, edged black, 1961; 34ist Strategic Missile Wing, 1
a caricatured, brown, work horse, in Mar 1962-.
flight, having wooden wings strapped to STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 1
forelegs and a packing box for a body, Feb-26 Oct 1940; Borinquen Field, PR,
supporting two caricatured paratroop- 1 Nov 1940; Benedict Field, St Croix, c.
ers, all proper. (Approved 14 Jul 1945. ) 8 Nov 1941; Dakota Field, Aruba, NWI,
c. 10 Oct 1942 (detachment operated
12th BOMBARDMENT from Borinquen Field, PR, c. Nov
ig42-unkn) ; Coolidge Field, Antigua,
LINEAGE.Constituted 12th Bombard- 23 Nov 1943-24 Mar 194.4; Alamogordo
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Dec AAFld, NM, 6 Apr-20 Jun 1944. West-
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redes- over Feld, Mass, 24 Ju1 194.7; Hartford,
ignated 12th Bombardment Squadron Conn, 24 Oct 1947-27 Jun 1949. Abilene
SQUADRONS 65

AFB, Tex, 1 Sep 1955-25 Jun 1961. STATIONS.Sylhet, India, 5 J m 1944;


Malmstrom AFB, Mont, 1Mar 1962-. Fenny, India, 6 Jun 1944; Moran, India,
AIRCRAFT, B-18, 1940-1944; B-25, 1 Ju1 194.4; Tulihal, India, 1 Apr 1945;
1943-1944. B-47,1956-1961. Ledo, India, 12 May 194-5; Myitkyina,
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols in Burma, 5 Jun 1945; Shanghai, China, 7
the Caribbean after 7 Dec 194.1. Re- Oct-15 Dec 1945; Ft Lawton, Wash,
placement training, 1943-1944. Trained 5-6 Jan 1946. Rhein/Main AB, Ger-
for operations with Minuteman, 1962- many, i g Nov 1948; Wiesbaden AB,
1963. Germany, 20 Dec 1948; Rhein/Main AB,
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Germany, 26 Sep-16 Oct 1949.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1944-1945; C-46,
Theater. 1945. c-54,1948-1949*
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in
Unit Award: 22 Oct 1962-31 Dec 1963. CBI, 14 Jun 1944-29 Sep 194.5; airlift of
EMBLEM.On a shield of light blue sky Chinese troops to eastern China for dis-
spattered with white stars, the top of armament operations, Oct-Nov 1945.
the globe issuing from base, dark gray, Berlin Airlift, 2 Dec 1948-26 Sep 1949.
grid lines white; over all a dark gray SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
mailed hand issuing from sinister chief, CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De-
outlines and highlights white, details fensive; Central Burma; China Offen-
light blue, grasping a sword in pale, sive.
point to base, hilt and pommel A F DECORATIONS. None.
golden yellow, blade white, shaded light EMBLEM.None.
blue, outlines and details dark gray, a
red oval spot on pommel, all between a 12th FIGHTER
red lightning flash edged white and a
green olive branch, details AF golden L
yellow, radiating from middle base
point. (Approved 5 Aug 1957.)

12th COMBAT CARGO


LINEAGE.Constituted 12th Combat
Cargo Squadron on 1 Jun 1944. Acti-
vated on 5 Jun 1944. Redesignated 333d
Troop Carrier Squadron on 1 Oct 1945.
Inactivated on 6 Jan 1946. Redesignated
333d Troop Camer Squadron ( Special),
and activated, on i g Nov 1948. Inacti-
vated on 16 Oct 1949.
ASSIGNMENTS. 3d Combat Cargo (later
513th Troop Carrier) Group, 5 Jun LINEAGE.Constituted 12th Pursuit
1944-6 Jan 1946. 513th Troop Carrier Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
Group, i g Nov 1948-16 Oct 194.9 (at- 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
tached to 60th Troop Carrier Group, 20 ignated: 12th Fighter Squadron on 15
Dec 1948-26 Sep 1949 ) . May 1942; 12th Fighter-Bomber Squad-
66 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ron on 20 Jan 1950; 12th Tactical Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific;


Fighter Squadron on 1 JuI 1958. Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Air
ASSIGNMENTS. 50th Pursuit ( later Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Korean
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941; 15th War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF
Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1942; 18th Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive;
Fighter (later Fighter-Bomber ) Group, CCF Spring Offensive;UN Summer-Fall
30 Mar 1943; Thirteenth Air Force, 2 Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea
Sep 1957; 18th Fighter-Bomber (later Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Win-
Tactical Fighter) Wing, 25 Mar 195%. ter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953.
STATIONS.Selfridge Field, Mich, 15 DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Jan 1941; Key Field, Miss, 3 Oct tations: Philippine Islands, 10-11 Nov
1941-19 Jan 1942; Christmas Island, 10 194.4; Korea, 3 Nov 1950-24 Jan 1951;
Feb 194.2; Efate, i g Nov 1942; Guadal- Korea, 22 Apr-8 Jul 1951. Philippine
canal, 7 Feb 1943 (operated from Presidential Unit Citation. Republic of
Treasury Island, i g Feb-Aug 194.4); Korea Presidential Unit Citations: 1281
Sansapor, New Guinea, 23 Aug 1944 Jul 1950-31 Jan 1951; 1 Feb 1951-31
(operated from Morotai, 8 Nov 1944-10 Mar 1953. Air Force Outstanding Unit
Jan 1945); Lingayen, Luzon, 13 Jan Awards: 1 Dec igsg-30 Nov 1960; 1
1945; San Jose, Mindoro, 27 Feb 194.5 Sep 1962-31 Aug 1963.
(operated from Palawan, 26 Apr-11 EMBLEM. On a shield, light yellow,
May 1945); Zamboanga, Mindanao, 4 outlined white, edged black, an eagle,
May 1945; Tacloban, Leyte, 5 Nov 1945; affronte, his head turned to the dexter,
Palawan, 15 Feb 1946; Floridablanca, his body and under wings black; his
Luzon, 17 Jul 1946; Clark Field, Luzon, back, outer wings, legs, tail feathers and
16 Sep 1947; Taegu, Korea, 28 Ju1 1950; tips of head feathers silver-grey, high-
Ashiya, Japan, 8 Aug 1950; Tongnae, lights and head feathers white; his feet
Korea, 8 Sep 1950; Pyongyang, Korea, light brown all outlines black; his left
20 Nov 1950; Suwon, Korea, 3 Dec wing bent and placed over his breast
1950; Chinhae, Korea, 22 Dec 1950; Pu- and, charged with an escutcheon; the
san, Korea, 24 Mar 1951; Osan-Ni, Korea, field of the escutcheon white, bordered
11 Jan 1953; Kadena AB, Okinawa, 30 red, charged with an atomic symbol of
OCt 1954-. three entwined orbits, encircling an
AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1942-1943; P-38, atom all black; his right wing holding
1943-1946; p-51,1946-1947, 1948-1952; upward, and extending above the shield,
P-47,1946-1948; P-80,1946, 1949-1950; a sword, blade silver-grey, hilt and pom-
F-86, 1953-1957; F-100, 1957-1963; mel red. Motto: On a silver-grey scroll
F-l05,1963-. edged white, outlined black, inscribed
OPERATIONS. Patrols over the Pacific in light yellow, I N OMNIA PARATUS,
from Christmas Island, Feb-Oct 1942. Prepared for All Things. (Approved 15
Combat in South and Southwest Pacific,
APr 1957.)
Nov 1942-14 Aug 1945. Unmanned,
Mar-Sep 1947. Combat in Kores, c. 28
12th PHOTOGRAPHIC
Jul1950-27 Jul1953. RECONNAISSANCE
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIG*S. World War 11: Guadal- LINEAGE.Constituted 11th Photo-
canal; New Guinea; Northern Solomons; graphic Squadron on 7 May 1942. Acti-
SQUADRONS 67
vated on 14 May 1942. Redesignated: CAMPAIGNS. Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-
12th Photographic Reconnaissance Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Amo; North
Squadron on g Jun 1942; 12th Photo- Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe;
graphic Squadron (Light) on 6 Feb Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
1943; 12th Photographic Reconnaissance DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Squadron on 13 Nov 1943. Inactivated tation: MTO, 28 Aug 1944..
on 12 Sep 1945. EMBLEM. None.
ASSIGNMENTS. 2d Photographic Group,
14 May 1942; Army Air Forces, g Jun 12th TACTICAL
1942; 3d Photographic (later Photo- RECONNAISSANCE
graphic Reconnaissance and Mapping;
Photographic; Reconnaissance) Group,
20 Jun 1942-12 Sep 1945.
STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, 14
May-16 Oct 1942; Casablanca, French
Morocco, 21 Nov 1942; Oujda, French
Morocco, 11 Dec 1942; Algiers, Algeria,
25 Dec 1942; La Marsa, Tunisia, c. 13
Jun 1943 (detachment operated from
Malta, c. 15-23 Jun 1943); Ariana, Tu-
nisia, c. 20 Jun 1943 (operated primarily
from Gela/Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 20 Jul-c. LINEAGE.Organized as 12th Aero
i g Aug 1943); La Marsa, Tunisia, 13 Squadron on 2 Jun 1917. Redesignated:
Oct 1943 (detachment operated from 12th Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 12th
Ajaccio/Campo del Oro, Corsica, 18 Observation Squadron on 25 Jan 1923;
Oct-26 Nov 1943); San Severo, Italy, 8 12th Observation Squadron ( Medium)
Dec 1943; Pomigliano, Italy, 4 Jan 1944 on 13 Jan 1942; 12th Observation
(detachment operated from Nettuno, It- Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 12th Recon-
aly, 27 Apr-22 Jun 1944); Voltone, It- naissance Squadron (Fighter) on 31
aly, 17 Jun 1944 (detachment operated May 1943; 12th Tactical Reconnaissance
from Follonica, Italy, 1-14 Ju1 1944); Squadron on 13 Nov 1943. Inactivated
Follonica, Italy, 15 Jul 1944 (detach- on 31 Mar 1946. Redesignated 12th Re-
ment operated from Cecina, Italy, 14 connaissance Squadron ( Photographic)
Jul-27 Aug 1944, and Malignano, Italy, on g Jul 1946. Activated on 29 Jul 1946.
27 Aug-24 Sep 1944); Florence/Peretola, Redesignated 12th Tactical Reconnais-
Italy, 21 Sep 1944; Villafranca, Italy, 30 sance Squadron (Photographic) on 14
Apr 1945; Florence/Peretola, Italy, 12 Jun 1948. Inactivated on 28 Mar 194.9.
May 194.5; Pomigliano, Italy, Aug-12 Redesignated 12th Tactical Reconnais-
SeP 1945. sance Squadron ( Night Photographic)
AIRCRAFT.In addition to P-38/F-4, on 5 Feb 1951. Activated on 25 Feb
1942-1944, and p-38P-5, 1943-1945, 1951. Discontinued on 8 Mar 1960.
included Spitfire (attached), 1944-1945, ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 2 Jun igi7-May
A-20,1944, and B-25,1944-1945. 1918; I Corps Observation Group, May-
OPERATIONS. Combat in MTO and Nov 1918; unkn, Nov 1918-1 Oct 1919;
ETO, Dec 1942-3 May 1945. 1st Army Observation Group, 1 Oct
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 1919 (attached to 1st Surveillance
68 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Group from 13 Oct 1919); 1st Surveil- Chailly-en-Brie, France, 12 Aug 1918;
lance Group, 24 Mar 1920; Eighth Toul, France, 22 Aug 1918; Remicourt,
Corps Area, 27 Jun 1921 (divisional France, 20 Sep 1918; Julvecourt, France,
aviation for 1st Cavalry Division, Sep 3 Nov 1918; Mercy-le-Haut, France, 21
ig2i-Jun 1926, and for 2d Division, Jun Nov 1918; Trier, Germany, 6 Dec 1918;
ig24--c. Oct 1931; detachment at Field Coblenz, Germany, 30 Dec 1918; Co-
Artillery School, 1 JuI 1927-1 Jun 1928); lombey-les-Belles, France, 16 Apr 1919;
12th Observation Group, 1 Oct 1930; Le Mans, France, 5 May 1919; Brest,
Eighth Corps Area (flight attached to France, 20 May-2 Jun 1919; Mitchel
Field Artillery School), 1 Jun 1937; Field, NY, 17 Jun 1919; Scott Field, Ill,
Fifth Corps Area (attached to 7th Cav- 6 Jul 1919; Kelly Field, Tex, 13 Oct
alry Brigade [later 1st Armored Divi- 1919; Ft Bliss, Tex, g Jan 1920 (flight
sion] ), 20 Jun 1937 (one flight remained operated from Douglas, Ariz, from 10
attached, later assigned, to Field Jan 1920); Nogales, Ariz (flight operated
Artillery School until 30 Nov 1940); Ar- from Douglas, Ariz), 12 Apr 1920;
mored Force, 2 Oct 1940; 73d Observa- Douglas, Ariz (flight operated from No-
tion Group, 1 Sep 194-1; V Air Support gales, Ariz), c. Feb 1921; Ft Bliss, Tex,
Command, 21 Jan 194.2; 67th Observa- 28 Sep 1921 (detachment at Ft Sam
tion (later Reconnaissance; Tactical Houston, Tex, after 26 Jun 1924); Ft
Reconnaissance) Group, 29 Mar 1942; Sam Houston, Tex, 22 Jun 1926 (de-
loth Photographic (later Reconnais- tachment at Post Field, Okla, 1 Ju1
sance) Group, 13 Jun 1944 (attached to 1927-1 Jun 1928; detachment operated
67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group to from Ft Huachuca, Ariz, 6 Apr-io May
c. 11 Aug 1944); Continental Air Forces 1929); Brooks Field, Tex, 31 Oct 1931;
(later Strategic Air Command), 15 Godman Field, Ky, 20 Jun 1937 (flight
Feb-31 Mar 1946. 363d Reconnaissance at Post Field, Okla, 1 Jun 1937-30 Nov
Group (attached to Twelfth Air Force), 1940); Esler Field, La, 20 Mar-12 Aug
29 Jul 1946; 67th Reconnaissance (later 1942; Membury, England, 7 Sep 1942;
Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 24 Jul Greenham Common, England, 16 Dec
1947-28 Mar 1949. 67th Tactical Recon- 194.3; Aldermaston, England, g Jan
naissance Group, 25 Feb 1951; 67th 1944; Chilbolton, England, 1 Mar 1944;
Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Oct Middle Wallop, England, 14 Mar 1944;
1957; Department of the Air Force, 8 Le Molay, France, c. 5 Jul 1944; Rennes,
Mar ig6o-. France, 11 Aug 1944; Chateaudun,
STATIONS.San Antonio, Tex, 2 Jun France, 24 Aug 1944; St Dizier, France,
1917; Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, 8 Ju1 12 Sep 1944; Giraumont, France, 30 Nov
1917; Garden City, NY, 2 Nov-3 Dec 194.4; Euren, Germany, 29 Mar 1945;
1917; St Maixent, France, 1 Jan 1918; Ober Olm, Germany, 2 Apr 1945; Furth,
Chaumont, France, 16 Jan 1918; Germany, 28 Apr 1945-15 Feb 1946;
Amanty, France, 2 Feb 1918; Ourches, Bolling Field, DC, 15 Feb-31 Mar 1946.
France, 3 May 1918; Flin, France, 13 March Field, Calif, 29 Jul 1946-28 Mar
Jun 1918; Saints, France, 29 Jun 1918; 1949. Komaki, Japan, 25 Feb 1951;
Francheville, France, c. 6 Jul 1918; Mo- Taegu, Korea, 15 Mar 1951; Kimpo,
ras Ferme (near La Ferte-sous Jouarre ) , Korea, 21 Auk 1951; Itami, Japan, 8 Nov
22 Jul 1918; May-en-Multien, France, 3 1954; Yokota, Japan, 14 Aug 1956-8 Mar
Aug 1918; Coincy, France, 10 Aug 1918; 1960.
SQUADRONS
AIRCRAFT.AR-2, 1918; Salmson 2, Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean
igi8-igig; in addition to DH-4, Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 19%;
igig-c. 1926, and 0-2, c. ig26-1g30, in- Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
cluded JN-6, JNS-1, 0-11, and C-1 Fall, 1953.
during period igig-ig30; in addition to DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit
0-19, 1930-19337 1935, and 0-277 Citations: LeHavre and Straits of Dover,
1933-1935, included Y10-35, B-7, C-7, [23-25 Feb] 1944; Korea, 25 Feb-21
and YF-1 during period 1930-1935; in Apr 1951; Korea, g Jul-27 Nov 1951;
addition to 0-43, 1g35-ig+, 0-47, Korea, 1 May-27 Jul 1953. Cited in the
1938-1942, yo-54, 1940-1942, 0-52 Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6
and 0-57, 1941-1942, and 0-59, 1942, Jun-[c. 11 Aug] 1944. Republic of Korea
included 0-31, 0-40, 0-46, YO-51, PresidentiaI Unit Citation: [25] Feb
C-8, and Y G i during period 1935- 1951-31 Mar 1953. Air Force Outstand-
1941, 0-38 and 0-49 during period ing Unit Award: 1 Dec 1952-30 Apr
ig4i-ig42, and A-20 and P-51 during 1953.
1942; in addition to Spitfire, 1942-1944, EMBLEM.On an orange disc a flying
included L-4, 1942-1943, and DB-7 hawk in dark color holding in its claws a
and A-20, 1943; P-gi/F-6, 1943-1946. black projectile. (Approved 2 Feb 1924
FP-80, 1946-1949. RB-26, 1951-1956; from World War I emblem. )
RB-66,1956-1960.
OPERATIONS. Combat as corps obser- 12th TROOP CARRIER
vation unit with French VI Army Corps
and American I Army Corps, 10 M a y 4
Nov 1918; served with IV Army Corps
as part of occupation forces, Nov
1918-Apr 1919. Mexican border patrol,
Jan 1920-May 1921, sporadically there-
after until 1926, and again in Apr 1929;
forest fire patrol, May-c. Aug 1921. Evi-
dently participated in flood-relief opera-
tions in Mississippi valley, Jan-Feb
1937. Combat in ETO, 2 Jan 1944-11
May 1945; reconnaissance missions to
northern Italy during Trieste crisis,
19-28 May 1945. Combat in Korea, 25 LINEAGE. Constituted 12th Transport
Feb 1951-27 Julig53. Squadron on 1 Jan 1938. Activated on 1
SERVICESTREAMERS.None. Dec 1940. Redesignated 12th Troop
CAMPAIGNS. World War I: Lor- Carrier Squadron on 5 JuI 1942. Inacti-
raine; Ile-de-France; Champagne-Marne; vated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30
Aisne-Marne; Champagne; St Mihiel; Sep 1946. Redesignated: 12th Troop
Meuse-Argonne. World War 11: Air Of- Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 1 Jul
fensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern 1948; 12th Troop Carrier Squadron
France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; (Heavy) on 5 Nov 1948; 12th Troop
Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 16 Nov
Theater. Korean War: First UN Coun- 1949. Discontinued, and inactivated, on
teroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN 8 Jan 1961.
70 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
ASSIGNMENTS.60th Transport (later DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Dec 1940-31 tation: MTO, [2 Aprl-15 Sep 1944. Air
Jul 1945. 60th Troop Carrier Group, 30 Force Outstanding Unit Award: 8
Sep 1946; 60th Troop Carrier Wing, 12 Jul-10 Aug I+.
Mar 1957; 322d Air Division, 25 Sep EMBLEM. Over and through a yellow
1958-8 Jan 1961. disc, wide border red brown, a carica-
STATIONS. Olmsted Field, Pa, 1 Dec tured light green aircraft having shark's
1940; Mitchel Field, NY, 20 May 1941; face painted on nose, proper, piloted by
Westover Field, Mass, 16 Dec 1941-20 caricatured airman in tan flight suit, yel-
May 1942; Chelveston, England, 10 Jun low helmet, dark brown and white
1942; Aldermaston, England, 7 Aug flying boots, and having revolver
1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942; strapped about waist, standing in stir-
Relizane, Algeria, 30 Nov 1942; Thiers- rups of saddle fastened about fuselage
ville, Algeria, 20 May 1943; El Djem, of aircraft, and steering by reins affixed
Tunisia, 29 Jun 1943; Gela, Sicily, 6 Sep to ring in nose of plane, saddle straps
1943 (operated from Comiso, Sicily, 22 red and yellow, and saddle cloth light
Oct-g Nov 1943); Gerbini, Sicily, g Nov turquoise blue; a small caricatured para-
1943; Brindisi, Italy, c. 29 Mar 1 9 4 ; trooper, proper, leaping out of open
Pomigliano, Italy, 7 Oct iw4-May door in side of fuselage, over two open
1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31 parachutes, one supporting a first aid kit
Jul 1945. Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 30 and the other a fully-equipped para-
Sep 1946; Munich, Germany, 1 Nov trooper, all in front of two small white
1946; Templehof AB, Germany, 5 May cloud formations in base, and beneath a
1947; Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 20 Jan like cloud formation in chief. (Ap-
1948; Kaufbeuren AB, Germany, 17 Apr proved 11 Sep 1944. )
1948; Wiesbaden AB, Germany, 24 Dec
1948; Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 26 Sep 13th BOMBARDMENT
1949; Wiesbaden, Germany, 20 Oct
1949; Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 7 Jul
1950; Dreux AB, France, 13 Sep 1955-8
Jan 1961.
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1942-1945. G47,
1946-1948; c-54, 1948-1949; c-82,
1949-1953; C-119,1953--1960.
OPERATIONS. Included airborne inva-
sions of North Africa, Sicily, and
Greece; support of partisans in the Bal-
kans; and tranwortation of Dersonnel
and kquipment in MTO duriig World
War 11.Berlin Airlift. LINEAGE.Organized as 13th Aero
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Theater. Squadron on 14 Jun 1917. Demobilized
CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco On 29 Mar 1919. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ s t and
i t ucon-
ted
with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Na- solidated (16 Oct 1936) with 104th
ples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; North Apen- Aero Squadron which was organized on
nines; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME 25 Aug 1917 and redesignated 13th
Theater. Squadron on 14 Mar 1921. Redesignated
SQUADRONS 71
13th Attack Squadron on 25 Jan 1923. 24 Dec 1917 (detachments at Salisbury
Inactivated on 27 Jun 1924. Activated and Andover, England, to 6 Jun 1918
on 1 Nov 1929. Redesignated: 13th and at Yatesbury, England, to g Jul
Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 15 1918); Netheravon, England, 24 Mar
Sep 1939; 13th Bombardment Squadron 1918; Salisbury, England, 6 Jun 1918;
(Dive) on 28 Sep 1942; 13th Bombard- Winchester, England, 10-18 J d 1918; St
ment Squadron (Light) on 25 May Maixent, France, 22 Jul 1918; Epiez,
1943; 13th Bombardment Squadron France, 4 Aug 1918; Luxeuil-les-Bains,
(Light, Night Intruder) on 25 Jun 1951; France, 8 Aug 1918; Souilly, France, 8
13th Bombardment Squadron (Tacti- Sep 1918; Foucaucourt, France, 20 Sep
cal) on 1Oct 1955. 1918; Parois, France, 4 Nov 1918 (flight
ASSIGNMENTS: operated from Barricourt, France, 10
13th Aero: Unkn, 14 Jun igi7-Jun Nov 1918-unkn); Belrain, France, 30
1918; 2d Pursuit Group, Jun-Dec 1918; Nov 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, France,
unkn, Dec 1918-29 Mar 1919. 14 Jan 1919; St Denis de Pile, France,
104th Aero (later 13th Attack): 29 Jan 1919; Libourne, France, 3 Feb
Unkn, 25 Aug igi7-Aug 1918; V Corps 1919; Bordeaux, France, 10-18 Apr
Observation Group, Aug-Dec 1918; 1919; Roosevelt Field, NY, c. 28 Apr
unkn, Dec 1918-1 Jul 1919; Army Sur- 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, c. 1 May 1919;
veillance (later 1st Surveillance, later 3d Ft Bliss, Tex, c. 15 May 1919; Kelly
Attack) Group, 1 Ju1 igig-27 Jun 1924. Field, Tex, Jun 1919; Ft Bliss, Tex, 6
3d Attack Group, 1 Nov 1929 to consoli- Nov 1919 (flight operated from Marfa,
dation in 1936. Tex, 5 Nov 1919-3 Sep 1920, Post Field,
Consolidated squadron: 3d Attack Okla, 10 S e p 4 Nov 1920, Marfa, Tex,
(later Bombardment ) Group, from con- 17 Nov ig30-Jun 1921); Kelly Field,
solidation in 1936; 3d Bombardment Tex, 2 Jul 1921-27 Jun 1924. Langley
Wing, 25 Oct ig57-. Field, Va, 1 Nov 1929; Ft Crockett, Tex,
STATIONS : 17 Nov 1929; Barksdale Field, La, 27
13th Aero: Camp Kelly, Tex, 14 Jun Feb 1935 to consolidation in 1936.
1917; Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, 8 Jul Consolidated squadron : Barksdale
1917; Garden City, NY, 1 Nov-3 Dec Field, La, from consolidation in 1936;
1917; St Maixent, France, 1Jan 1918; Is- Savannah, Ga, 10Oct ig4o-ig Jan 1942;
soudun, France, 27 Jan 1918 (detach- Brisbane, Australia, 25 Feb 1942; Chart-
ment at Meucon, 6 Apr-c. 11 May 1918, ers Towers, Australia, 10Mar 1942 (de-
and Haussimont, c. 11 May-c. 24 Jun tachment operated from Del Monte,
1918); Colombey-les-Belles, France, 5 Mindanao, 12-14 Apr 1942); Port
Jun 1918; Toul, France, 28 Jun 1918; Moresby, New Guinea, c. 10 Jan 1943;
Belrain, France, 23 Sep 1918; Souilly, Dobodura, New Guinea, c. 23 May 1943;
France, 7 Nov 1918; Colombey-les- Nadzab, New Guinea, 1 Feb 1944; Hol-
Belles, France, 16 Dec 1918; port of landia, New Guinea, c. 21 May 1944;
embarkation, 6 Feb-3 Mar 1919; Gar- Dulag, Leyte, 20 Nov 1944; San Jose,
den City, NY, 13-29 Mar 1919. Mindoro, 30 Dec 194.4; Okinawa, c. 7
104th Aero (later 13th Attack): Aug 1945; Atsugi, Japan, c. 10 Oct
Kelly Field, Tex, 25 Aug 1917; Garden 1945; Johnson AB, Japan, 10 Mar 1950;
City, NY, 4-22 Nov 1917; Winchester, Iwakuni, Japan, 2 Ju1 1950; Kunsan,
England, 8 Dec 1917; Upavon, England, Korea, c. 15 Aug 1951; Johnson AB,
72 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Japan, 5 Oct 1954; Yokota, Japan, 17 DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-


Nov ig60-. tations: Philippine Islands, [ 12-14 Apr]
AIRCRAFT : 1942; Philippine Islands, 11-14 Apr
13th Aero: Spad XIII, 1918. 1942; Papua, 23 Ju1 1942-23 Jan 194.3;
104th Aero (later 13th Attack): New Guinea, 17 Aug 1943; Korea, 27
Salmson 2,1918; DH-4, igig-ig22; XB- Jun-31 Jul 1950; Korea, 22 Apr-8 JuI
i A , 1921-1922; GAX (GA-i), 1922- 1951; Korea, 1 May-27 Jun 1953. Air
1923; DH-4,1923--1924. A-3,1929--1934; Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun
A-12, 1934-1936; A-17, 1936. 1958-30 Jun 1960; 1 Ju1 1960-31 Mar
Consolidated squadron: A-17,1936- 1962. Philippine Presidential Unit Cita-
1939; in addition to B-18 included B-12 tion. Republic of Korea Presidential
during period 193g-1941; A-20, 1941, Unit Citation: 27 Jun-31 Julig5o.
1944-1945; B-25, 1942-1944; A-26 EMBLEM. Against a dark blue field a
(later designated B-26), 1945-1956; B- white skeleton mowing with a yellow
57,1956-* scythe with a reddened blade. (Ap-
OPERATIONS: proved 14 Feb 1924 from World War I
13th Aero: Combat as pursuit unit emblem of 13th Aero Squadron.)
with First Army, c. 20 Jul-io Nov 1918.
104th Aero (later 13th Attack):
Combat as corps observation unit with 13th COMBAT CARGO
V Army Corps, 12 Sep-lo Nov 1918. LINEAGE.Constituted 13th Combat
Mexican border patrol, Nov 19ig-Jun Cargo Squadron on g Jun 1944. Activat-
1921. ed on 13 Jun 1944. Inactivated on 29
Consolidated squadron: Antisub- Dec 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
marine, Dec ig4i-Jan 1942; combat in ASSIGNMENTS. 4th Combat Cargo
Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific, Group, 13Jun 1944-29 Dec 1945.
6 Apr 1942-12 Aug 1945. Combat in Ko- STATIONS. Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 Jun
rea, 28 Jun 1950-27 Jul 1953. 1944; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 Aug-6 Nov
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 194.4; Sylhet, India, 28 Nov 1944; Agar-
CAMPAIGNS. World War I, credits of tala, India, 2 Jan 1945; Chittagong, In-
consolidated squadron (each earned by dia, 31 Jan 194.5; Namponmao, Burma,
both 13th Aero and 104th Aero): Lor- 10 Jun 194.5; Ondal, India, Nov-29 Dec
raine; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World 1945-
War 11: Antisubmarine, American Thea- AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1944; C-46, 1944-
ter; Philippine Islands; East Indies; Air 1945.
Offensive, Japan; Papua; New Guinea; OPERATIONS.Aerial transportation
Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; from India to Burma, 4 Dec ig44-Jun
Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines. Ko- 194.5, and subsequently from Burma to
rean War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive China.
CCF Intervention; First UN Counterof- SERVICE STREAMERS.None.
fensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN CAMPAIGNS.India-Burma, Central
Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Burma; China Offensive.
Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third DECORATIONS. None.
Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953. EMBLEM. None.
SQUADRONS 73

13th FIGHTER SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-


ter.
CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. On an orange shield, edged
and winged black, a bull's head black,
details, horns and smoke issuing from
nostrils, white, outlined black. Motto:
NONE SHALL EXCEL THEM. (Ap-
proved 24 Apr 1956.)

13th PHOTOGRAPHIC
RECONNAISSANCE
LINEAGE.Constituted 13th Pursuit
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 194.1. Redes-
ignated 13th Fighter Squadron on 15
May 194.2. Disbanded on 1 May 1944.
Reconstituted, and redesignated 13th
Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, on 11
Feb 1953. Activated on 27 Apr 1953.
ASSIGNMENTS. 53d Pursuit (later
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 May
1944. 575th Air Defense Group, 27 Apr
1953; 53d Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955;
476th Fighter Group, 1 Jul 1957; 29th
Air Division, 1 Apr 1960; Minot Air De- OWala Disney Produetiom
fense Sector, 1Jan 1961-.
STATIONS.MacDiU Field, Fla, 15 Jan LINEAGE.Constituted 13th Photo-
1941; Tallahassee, Fla, 8 May-18 Dec graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on g
1941; Howard Field, CZ, 2 Jan-io Nov Jun 1942. Activated on 20 Jun 1942. Re-
1942; Dale Mabry Field, Fla, 26 Nov designated: 13th Photographic Squad-
1942; Drew Field, Fla, 6 Jan 1943; Ft ron (Light) on 6'Feb 1943; 13th Photo-
Myers, Fla, 6 Feb 1943; Venice AAFld, graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on
Fla, 1 Jun 1943-1 May 194.4, Selfridge 13 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 1 Dec
AFB, Mich, 27 Apr 1953-18 Aug 1955; 1945. Redesignated 13th Reconnaissance
Sioux City Mun Aprt, Iowa, 18 Aug Squadron (Photographic) on 11 Mar
1955; Glasgow AFB, Mont, 2 Jul 1959. 1947. Activated in the reserve on 6 J d
AIRCRAFT. P-35, 1941; P-40, 1941; 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Re-
p-39, 1941-1943; p-51, 1943; p-47, designated 13th Troop Carrier Squadron
1943-1944. F-86, 1953-1959; F-101, (Medium) on 26 May 1952. Activated
1959. in the reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Inacti-
OPERATIONS. Air defense for the Pana- vated on 1Apr 1953.
ma Canal, Jan-Nov 1942; replacement ASSIGNMENTS.3d Photographic (later
training, Nov igp-May 1 9 4 . Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
74 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ping) Group, 20 Jun 1942 (attached to 13th TACTICAL


1st Bombardment Wing, 2 Dec 1942-16 RECONNAISSANCE
Feb 1943, and to Eighth Air Force, 16
Feb-7 Jul 1943); 7th Photographic Re- - -
connaissanee and Mapping Group, 7 Jul
1943-21 Nov 1945. 65th Reconnaissance
Group, 6 Ju1 1947-27 Jun 1949. 65th
Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jun 199-1
APr 1953.
STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, 20
Jun-17 Oct 1942; Podington, England, 2
Dec 1942; Mount Farm, England, 16
Feb 1943; Chalgrove, England, 8 Apr
194.5; Grove, England, c. 13 Oct-23 Nov
194.5; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 30 Nov-1 Dec LINEAGE.Constituted 13th Observa-
1945. Rome AAFld, NY, 6 Jul 1947; tion Squadron (Medium) on 5 Feb
Chemung County Aprt, NY, 26 Jan 1942. Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesig-
1948-27 Jun 1949. Mitchel AFB, NY, 14 nated: 13th Observation Squadron on 4
Jun 199-1 Apr 1953. Julig42; 13th Reconnaissance Squadron
AIRCRAFT, In addition to P-38/F-5, (Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; 13th Tactical
Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug
ig42-ig45, included L-4, 1942-1943,
1943; 29th Reconnaissance Squadron
Spitfire, i g 4 ~and
, P-5i,ig45. (Night Photographic) on 25 Jan 1946.
OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO, 28 Mar Inactivated on 29 Jul 1946. Redesig-
1943-26 Apr 1945. nated 29th Tactical Reconnaissance
SERVICES ~ M E R SNone. . Squadron (Photographic) on 14 Jan
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; 1954. Activated on 18 Mar 1954.
Normandy; Northern France; Rhine- ASSIGNMENTS. 74th Observation ( later
land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnais-
Air Combat, EAME Theater. sance) Group, 2 Mar 1942; XIX Tactical
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Air Command (attached to 6gth Recon-
tation: France, 31 May-30 Jun 1944. naissance Group), 7 Nov 1945; 6gth Re-
French Croix de Guerre with Palm: connaissance Group, 18 Feb-29 July
1946. 432d Tactical Reconnaissance
1944. Group, 18 Mar 1954; 432d Tactical Re-
EMBLEM. Qver and through an irregu- connaissance Wing, 8 Feb 1958 (at-
lar outline figure light turquoise blue, tached to 363d Tactical Reconnaissance
charged with four yellow orange light- Wing, 8 Apr-17 May 1959); 363d Tac-
ning bolts arranged three and one, a tical Reconnaissance Wing, 18 May
caricatured black cat, proper, eyes yel- 19597
low, tongue light red, diving toward STATIONS.Brooks Field, Tex, 2 Mar
sinister base and holding a black aerial 1942; Lawson Field, Ga, c. 8 Mar 1942;
camera, trimmed blue and gray, winged DeRidder, La, 11 Apr 1942; Esler Field,
light turquoise blue. (Approved 6 Mar La, 15 Dec 1942; Desert Center, Calif,
1944-) 28 Dec 1942; Morris Field, NC, 24 Sep
SQUADRONS 75

194.3; Camp Campbell AAFld, Ky, 5 Pope Field, NC, 25 May 1942; Lock-
Nov 1943; DeRidder AAB, La, ig Apr bourne AAB, Ohio, 8 Aug-22 Sep 1942;
1944; Stuttgart AAFld, Ark, 7 Feb 194.5; Plaines des Gaiacs, New Caledonia, 10
Brooks Field, Tex, 8 Dec 1945-29 Jul Oct 1942; Tontouta, New Caledonia, 17
1946. Shaw AFB, SC, 18 Mar 1954 Dec 1942; Espiritu Santo, 2 Nov 1943
(operated from MacDill Field, Fla, 21 (operated from Los Negros, 16 Aug-4
Oct-30 Nov 1962)-. Oct 1944); Biak, 21 Sep ig++ (operated
AIRCRAFT. In addition to 0-9, in- from Wakde, 4-19 Oct 1944); Dulag,
cluded L-4 in period 1942-1943; P-39, Leyte, 17 Jul 1945; Clark Field, Luzon,
1943-1944; p-40, 1944-1945; p-gl/F-6, 7 Jan 1946; Nichols Field, Luzon, 15
1945-1946. RF-80, 1955; RF-84, 1955- Jun-15 Oct 1946.
1958; RF-l01,1957-. AIRCRAFT. (2-47 1941-1946; G53,
OPERATIONS. Maneuvers and demon- 1942; c-46, 1945-1946; c-54, 1946.
strations for training of ground forces, OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in
1942-1945- the South and Southwest Pacific, 10Oct
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- ig42-c. Aug 1945.
ter. SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. None. CAMPAIGNS. Guadalcanal; New
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck
Unit Award: 23 Oct-24 Nov 1962. Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte;
EMBLEM.On a disc white, edged Luzon; Southem Philippines.
black, a Thunderbird, of Indian design, DECORATIONS, Distinguished Unit Ci-
turquoise, marked with red, yellow, and tation: Philippine Islands, 17 Apr-30
white abstract symbols, his eye white, Jun 1945. Presidential Unit Citation [lo
all outlines and detail black. (Approved 0ctl-g Dec 1942. Navy Unit Commen-
12 Dec 1956.) dation: 11 Dec 1942-15 J u l i w . Philip-
pine Presidential Unit Citation.
EMBLEM. None.
13th TROOP CARRIER
LINEAGE. Constituted 13th Transport 14th ANTISUBMARINE
Squadron on 20 Nov 194.0. Activated on
1 Dec 1940. Redesignated 13th Troop
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
vated on 15 Oct 1946.
ASSIGNMENTS. 61st Transport (later
Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Dec 1940;
Army Forces in South Pacific Area, c. 10
Oct 1942 (attached to South Pacific
Combat Air Transport Command, 11
Dec 1942-3 Jul 1944); Thirteenth Air
Force, c. 13 Jan 1943; XI11 Air Force
Service Command, 1 Jul 1943; 403d
Troop Carrier Group, 22 Aug 1943-15 LINEAGE. Constituted 519th Bombard-
Oct 1946. ment Squadron (Heavy) on 13 Oct
STATIONS. Patterson Field, -Ohio, 1 1942. Activated on 18 Oct 1942. Re-
Dec 1940; Drew Field, Fla, 13 Jul 194.1; designated 14th Antisubmarine Squad-
76 1 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

on 29 Nov 1942. Dis- Aug 1917; Squadron A, Rockwell Field,


Calif, on 23 Jul1918. Demobilized on 23
Bombardment Nov 1918. Reconstituted and consoli-
h Antisubmarine dated (8 Jun 1935) with Air Corps
Detachment, Bolling Field, DC, which
was organized on 1 Apr 1928. Redesig-
nated 14th Bombardment Squadron on
I Mar 1935. Inactivated on 1 Sep
Langley Field, Va, ig Jul-lo 1936. Redesignated 14th Bombardment
); Biggs Field, Tex, 7 Oct-4 Squadron (Medium) on 22 Dec 1939.
Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesignated
0-47, 1942; 0-52, 1942; 14th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
2-1943; B-34, 1943; B-247 on 20 Nov 1940. Inactivated on 2 Apr
1946. Disbanded on i g Aug 1949.
OPERAQONS. Antisubmarine patrols, ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 1917-1918. Of-
Oct 1942-Aug 1943. fice of Chief of Air Corps, 1 Apr 1928;
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Third Corps Area, 28 Aug 19%; 9th
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American Bombardment Group, 1 Mar 1935-1 Sep
Theater. 1936. 11th Bombardment Group, 1 Feb
DECORATIONS. None. 1940; 7th Bombardment Group, 2 Dec
EMBLEM.On an irregular cloud for- 1941-2 Apr 1946 (attached to 19th
mation, a large, black caricatured crow Bombardment Group, 2-c. 24 Dec 1941;
in flight, beak and feet yellow, wearing air echelon attached to 19th Bombard-
a life jacket proper, and grasping an axe ment Group, c. 24 Dec ig4i-c. 14 Mar
by the handle with its feet; blade of axe 1942; ground echelon attached to the
covered with blood, and dripping three 5th Interceptor Command, c. 24 Dec
drops of blood proper from the lower ig4i-May 1942).
corner all over the sea blue in base. STATIONS. Rockwell Field, Calif, g
(Approved 10Apr 1943.) May 1917-23 Nov 1918. Bolling Field,
DC, 1 Apr 1928-1 Sep 1936. Hickam
14th BOMBARDMENT Field, TH, 1 Feb 1940; Clark Field, Lu-
zon, 16 Sep 1941; Bugo, Mindanao, 1
Jan-May 1 9 4 (operated from Batche-
lor, Australia, c. 24 Dec-c. 30 Dec 1941,
Singosari, Java, 30 Dec ig4i-c. 1 Mar
1942, and Melbourne, Australia, c. 4
Mar-c. 14 Mar 1942).
AIRCRAFT.Evidently included JN-4,
JN-6, and S-4 during period 1917-1918.
In addition to 0-1, 1928-c. 1930, 0-2
and P-1, ip8-c. 1931, and 0-38,
ig3i-ig35, included, DH-4, A-3, G I ,
C-2, C-4, C-5, C-6, C-g, G11,
LINEAGE. Organized as 1st Aviation Y1C-12, Y1C-17, YiC-19, Y1C-23,
School Squadron on g May 1917. Redes- C-30, C-34, 0-11, 0-13, 0-29, 0-43,
ignated: 14th Aero Squadron on 20 OA-1, PW-g, P-12, P-26, AT-$ PT-1,
SQUADRONS 77
BT-2, and apparently YB-g, B-lo, ASSIGNMENTS.4th Combat Cargo
C-29, and YO-20 during period Group, 13Jun 1944-9 Feb 1946.
1928-1936. B-18, ig40-ig41; B-17, STATIONS.Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 Jun
1941; B-17, and probably B-24 and 1944; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 Aug-7 Nov
LB-30, 7 Dec ig4i-c. 1 Mar 1942. 1944; Sylhet, India, c. 1 Dec 1944; Ar-
OPERATIONS. Flying training unit, gartala, India, c. 1Jan 1945; Chittagong,
1917-1918. Operated Bolling Field, DC, India, 31 Jan 1946; Namponmao, Burma,
1928-1935. Air echelon in combat in Lu- c. 10Jun 1945; Ondal, India, Nov 1945-9
zon, Australia, and Java, 7 Dec 1g41-c. Feb 1946.
1 Mar 1942; ground echelon fought with AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1944; C-46, 1944-
infantry units in Philippine Islands, c. 24 1945.
Dec ig4i-May 1942. Not manned, May OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation from
1942-2 Apr 1946. India to Burma, 4 Dec ig44-Jun 1945,
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. and subsequently from Burma to China.
CAMPAIGNS. Philippine Islands; East SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
Indies. CAMPAIGNS.India-Burma; Central
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Burma; China Offensive.
tations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec DECORATIONS. None.
1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, EMBLEM.Over and through a dark
8-22 Dec 1941; Philippines and Nether- blue disc, wide border dark red, piped
land Indies, 1 Jan-1 Mar 1942; Philip- white, a caricatured gray elephant, rid-
pine Islands, 6 Jan-8 Mar 1952. Philip- ing toward dexter on twin light green
pine Presidential Unit Citation. aircraft engine nacelles, banded medium
EMBLEM. On a hurt the dome of the blue, carrying miscellaneous 5-eight in
United States Capitol argent within a orange colored boxes in the back tied
border of sixteen segments alternating onto yellow stomach strap, and towing
azure and or. ( Approved 10May 1933.) small white glider by yellow rope held
in trunk. (Approved 25 Nov 1944. )

14th COMBAT CARGO


LINEAGE.Constituted 14th Combat 14th FIGHTER
Cargo Squadron on g Jun 1944. Activated LINEAGE.Constituted 14th Pursuit
on 13 Jun 1944. Inactivated on g Feb Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
'78 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
ignated 14th Fighter Squadron on 15 to dexter base, the left paw piercing the
May 194.2. Disbanded on 1 May 1944. cloud. (Approved 6 Oct 19%. )
Reconstituted on 3 Jun 1947. Activated
in the reserve on 13 July 1947. Inacti- 14th LIAISON
vated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated 14th
Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 23 Mar
1953. Activated on 18 Nov 1953. Discon-
tinued on 1Apr 1960.
ASSIGNMENTS. s d Pursuit (later
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 May
1944. Eleventh Air Force, 13 Jul 1947;
375th Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep
1947-27 Jun 1949. S i s t Air Defense
Group, 18 Nov 1953; s d Fighter
Group, 18 Aug 1955; Department of the
Air Force, 1Apr ig-.
STATIONS.MacDill Field, Fla, 15 Jan
1941; Tallahassee, Fla, 8 May-18 Dec LINEAGE.Constituted 14th Observa-
1941; Chame, Panama, 2 Jan-io Nov tion Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942.
1942; Dale Mabry Field, Fla, 26 Nov Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated:
1942; Drew Field, Fla, 6 Jan 1943; Ft 14th Observation Squadron on 4 Jul
Myers, Fla, 5 Feb 1943; Venice AAFld, 1 9 4 ; 14th Liaison Squadron on 2 Apr
Fla, 10 Jul 1943-1 May 1944. Greater 1943. Inactivated on 25 Mar 1949.
Pittsburgh Aprt, Pa, 13 Jul 1947-27 Jun ASSIGNMENTS. Air Force Combat
1 9 9 . Sioux City Mun Aprt, Iowa, 18 Command, 2 Mar 1942; Army Air
Forces, g Mar 1942; 26th Observation
Nov 1953-1 Apr 1960. Group, 29 Mar 1942; 73d Observation
AIRCRAFT. P-35, 1941; P-40, 1941; (later Reconnaissance) Group, 7 Mar
p-39, 1941-1943; p-51, 1943; p-47, 1943; I Air Support Command (later I
1943-1944. F-86, 1953-1960. Tactical Air Division), 11 Aug 1943; US
OPERATIONS. Air defense for the Pan- Strategic Air Forces in Europe, 4 Apr
ama Canal, Jan-Nov 1942; replacement 1944 (attached to Third Army to 15
training, Nov ig42-May 1944. Nov 1944); Ninth Air Force, 10 Apr
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- 1944; XIX Tactical Air Command, 25
ter. Apr 1944 (attached to Twelfth Army
CAMPAIGNS. None. Group for operations, 15 Nov 1944-26
DECORATLONS. None. Jul 1945); XI1 Tactical Air Command, 4
EMBLEM.On a sky blue disc, a Jul 1945 (attached to Third Army for
demi-panther, black, highlights white, operations, 26 Jul 19457 Jun 1946);
armed, langued and embrued red, eye- 70th Fighter Wing, 5 Oct 1945 (at-
balls golden yellow, springing over a tached to US Constabulary for opera-
stylized storm cloud formation issuing tions, June ig4&. Aug 1947); 64th
from base white, with dark gray at base, Fighter Wing, 10 Jul 1946; XI1 Tactical
a red line pattern separating the colors; Air Command, 1 May 1947; Bad Kissin-
the panther balancing a bolt of light- gen Air Base, 6 Oct 1947; US Air Forces
ning of the fifth, with each paw, points in Europe, 20 Dec 1947 (attached to
SQUADRONS 79
Headquarters Command, US Air Forces SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
in Europe, 20 Feb-1 Jul 1948); 7150th ter.
Air Force Composite Wing, 1 Jul CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
1948-25 Mar 1949. Theater; Normandy; Northern France;
STATIONS.Ft Devens, Mass, 2 Mar Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central
1942; Hillsgrove, RI, 20 May 1942; Europe.
Quonset Point NAS, RI, g Jun 1942; DECORATIONS. None.
Hyannis, Mass, g Jul 1942; Rolla, Mo, 17 EMBLEM.On a blue disc edged in
Aug 1942; Tullahoma, Tenn, 8 Sep 1942; gold, a white lozenge, elongated sides in
Godman Field, Ky, 7 Mar 1943; Camp fess edged in black and above a globe of
Campbell AAFld, Ky, 25 Jun 1943 (op- the world showing latitude and longi-
erated from Lebanon, Tenn, 27 Jun tude lines and topographical outlines is-
1943-4 Feb 1944); Statesboro AAFld, suant from base a red human eye
Ga, 6 Feb-24 Mar 1944; Alderley Edge, radiated in gold winged by two golden
England, g Apr 1944; Knutsford, Eng- inverted wings. (Approved 5 Sep 1942.)
land, 11 May 1944; Ibsley, England, 29
Jun 1944; Nehou, France, 6 Jul 1944; Le 14th PHOTOGRAPHIC
Repas, France, 2 Aug 1944; Beauchamps RECONNAISSANCE
(near Villedieu-les-Poeles) , France, 4
Aug 1944; Poilley, France, 7 Aug 1944;
St Germain (near Le Bourgneuf),
France, 12 Aug 1944; La Bozoge,
France, 15 Aug 1944; Dampierre (near
Brou), France, 20 Aug 1944; Courcy
(near Pithiviers), France, 25 Aug
1944; St Maurice-aux-Riches-Hommes,
France, 30 Aug 1944; Marson, France, 4
Sep 1944; Gussainville, France, 14 Sep
1944; Nancy, France, 12 Oct 194.4; Lux-
embourg, Luxembourg, 31 Dec 1944;
Oberstein, Germany, 27 Mar 1945; Ber-
kersheim, Germany, 3 Apr 1945; Hers- LINEAGE.Constituted 14th Photo-
feld, Germany, 11 Apr 1945; Erlangen, graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on g
Germany, 22 Apr 1945; Regensburg, Jun 1942. Activated on 20 Jun 1942. Re-
Germany, 2 May 1945; Holzkirchen, designated: 14th Photographic Squad-
Germany, 23 May 1945; Bamberg, ron (Light) on 6 Feb 1943; 14th
Germany, 10 Jul 1946; Heidelberg, Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
Germany, 10 Feb 1947; Bad Kissingen on 13 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 27 Dec
AB, Germany, 5 Sep 1947; Heidelberg, 1945. Redesignated 14th Reconnaissance
Germany, 20 Dec 1947; Wiesbaden, Squadron (Photographic) on 8 Oct
Germany, 20 Feb 1948-25 Mar 1949. 1947. Activated in the reserve on 6 Nov
AIRCRAFT.L-1 and L-4, 1942-1943; 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Re-
primarily L-5, 1943-1947. designated 14th Troop Carrier Squadron
OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO, JuI (Medium) on 26 May 1952. Activated
ig44-May 1945. Not manned, 5 Sep in the reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Inacti-
1947-25 Mar 1949. vated on 1Apr 1953.
80 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
ASSIGNMENTS. 3d Photographic ( later 14th TOW TARGET
Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
ping) Group, 20 Jun 1942 (attached to
Second Air Force, 31 Aug 1942; to Army
Air Forces, 6 Oct 1942, and to Eighth
May-7 Jul 1943); 7th Pho-
tographic econnaissance and Mapping
Air
(later Photographic; Reconnaissance)
Group, 7 $11 1943; United States Air
Forces in Ebrope, 21 Nov-27 Dec 1945.
65th Reconnaissance Group, 6 Nov
1947-27 Jun 1949. 65th Troop Carrier
Group, 14 Jun 1952-1 Apr 1953.
STATIONS. Colorado Springs, Colo, 20
Jun 1942-214 Apr 1943; Mount Farm, LINEAGE. Constituted 8th Observation
England, 12 May 1943; Chalgrove, Eng- Squadron on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on
land, 2 Aprl 1945; Villacoublay, France, 3 Feb 1942. Redesignated 14th Tow
c. 13 Oct-112 Dec 1945; Camp Shanks, Target Squadron on 12 Dec 1942. DiS-
NY, 24-27 b e c 1945. Binghamton, NY, banded On lo APr l944. €konStituted
6 Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949, Mitchel AFB, On 26 SeP 1944. Activated on 6 Oct
NY, 14 Jun 1952-1 Apr 1953. 1944. Inactivated on 1Feb 1946.
AIRCRAFT.P-38/F-4, 1942; P-38/F-5, ASSIGNMENTS.Office of Chief of Air
1942-1944, ' 1944-1945; Spitfire, 1943- Corps, 3 Feb 1942; Third Air Force, 12
1945; p-51, t945. Dec 1942; I Air Support Command (lat-
OPE RATIO^ Combat in ETO, 12 Aug er I Tactical Air Division), 17 Dec 1942;
First Air Force, 4 Nov 1943-10 Apr
1943-25 APn 1945.
SERVICE S ~ E A M E RNone.
S. 1944. Fourth Air Force, 6 Oct 194.4;
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; 360th Service Group, C. 9 Jan 1945; XI11
Normandy; Northern France; Rhine- Bomber Command, C. Nov 1945; Thir-
land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; teenth Air Force, 27 Dec 1945-1 Feb
Air Combat, EAME Theater. 1946.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- STATIONS. Pope Field, NC, 3 Feb
tation: Frame, 31 May-30 Jun 1944. 1942; Langley Field, Va, 4 Apr 1942;
French Croix De Guerre with Palm: Davis, NC, 8 May 1942-10 APr
1944. 1944. McChord Field, Wash, 6 Oct-17
EMBLEM.Over and through a light Nov 1944; Nadzab, New Guinea, 9 Jan
gray disc, bokder light vermillion, BUGS l945; Clark Field, LUZOn, C. 17 JUl
BUNNY pro er, seated on wing section l945-l Feb 1946-
P
of a P-38 a'rcraft, formed of tan wing
and tail assembly and two yellow light-
AIRCRAFT. Inchded A-24, B-10, B-34,
L-l, G 4 , 0-47, 0-52, and p-47 in
ning bolt tail booms, and holding a Period 1942-1944. Principally B-25, but
black and gray aerial camera in forward also hcluded A-20 and p-70, 1945.
wing positiofi, while chewing on a car- OPERATIONS. Towing and tracking for
rot proper; d l in front of a large white antiaircraft artillery units, 1942-1944.
cloud formdtion. (Approved 4 Dec Target towing for air-to-air gunnery and
1943.) antiaircraft artillery practice, 1945.
SQUADRONS 81

SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- STATIONS.Duncan Field, Tex, 4 Dec


ter; Asiatic-Pacific Theater. 1940; Augusta, Ga, 12 Jul 1941; Pope
CAMPAIGNS. None. Field, NC, 24 May 1942; Lockbourne,
DECORATIONS. None. Ohio, 10 Sep 1942; Dalhart AAFld, Tex,
EMBLEM.On a light yellow disc, g Oct 1942; Pope Field, NC, 27 Feb-1
edged black, a caricatured brown owl in May 1943; Lourmel, Algeria, 14 May
flight, towing a light magenta target 194.3; Kairouan, Tunisia, Jun 1943;
sock, while having tail feathers clipped Licata, Sicily, 6 Sep 194.3; Sciacca, Sicily,
by black antiaircraft shell fired from 6 Oct 1943-12 Feb 194.4; Barkston, Eng-
black gun in sinister base, contact point land, 18 Feb 1944; Abbeville, France, 13
of shell and tail feathers marked by Mar-ig May 194.5; Waller Field, Trini-
black lines, one magenta star, and one dad, 29 May-31 Julig45. Eschborn AB,
light turquoise blue star, all in front of a Germany, 30 Sep 1946; Rhein/Main AB,
white searchlight beam, edged black, Germany, c. 15 Jan 1947-21 Jul 1950;
emitting from black searchlight in dex- McChord AFB, Wash, 26 Jul 1950-16
ter base. (Approved 16 Feb 1944. ) Nov 1951; Tachikawa, Japan, 16 Nov
1951-1 Dec 1952; Larson AFB, Wash, 1
14th TROOP CARRIER Dec 1952; Donaldson AFB, SC, 25 Aug
1954-.
AIRCRAFT. c-33, 1941; c-39, 1941-
1942; c-47, 1942-1945. c-47, 1946-
1948; C-54, 1948-1952; C-124, ig52-.
OPERATIONS. World War 11: Included
airborne assaults on Sicily, Normandy,
Holland, and Germany; aerial transpor-
tation in MTO and ETO. Berlin Airlift,
1948-1949. Korean War: Aerial trans-
portation from US to Japan, and subse-
quently between Japan to Korea during
the period 16 Nov 1951-1 Dec 1952.
LINEAGE. Constituted 14th Transport SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
Squadron on 20 Nov 194.0. Activated on ter.
4 Dec 1940. Redesignated 14th Troop CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Sicily;
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti- Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy;
vated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30 Northern France; Rhineland; Central
Sep 1946. Redesignated: 14th Troop Europe. Korean War: UN Summer-Fall
Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 1 Jul Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Ko-
1948; 14th Troop Carrier Squadron rean Summer-Fall, 1952.
(Heavy) on 15 Aug 1948. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
ASSIGNMENTS.61st Transport (later tations: Sicily, 11Jul 1943; France, [6-71
Troop Carrier) Group, 4 Dec 1940-31 Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit
Ju1 1945. 61st Troop Carrier Group, 30 Award: 1 Julig57-10 Dec 1962. Repub-
Sep 1946 (attached to 62d Troop Car- lic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation:
rier Group, 5 Dec 1950-16 Nov 1951); 16 Nov 1951-1 Dec 1 9 9 .
63d Troop Carrier Group, 8 Oct 1959; EMBLEM.Over and through a blue
63d Troop Carrier Wing, 18 Jan 1963-. disc, bordure orange, piped white, a car-
82 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

icatured troop-carrying pelican in flight,


bend-sinisterwise, light blue and white,
wings slotted to represent ailerons, beak
orange, having three windows and a
door, from which two paratroopers
proper have emerged and are floating
earthward in lower base. (Approved 28
Dec 1942.)

15th ANTISUBMARINE
LINEAGE. Constituted 9 0 t h Bombard- ment Squadron (Light) on 7 May 1942.
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 13 Oct Disbanded on 1 Oct 1943.
1942. Activated on 18 Oct 1942. Rede- ASSIGNMENTS. 27th Bombardment
signated 15th Antisubmarine Squadron Group, 1 Feb 1940; V Air Support Com-
(Heavy) on 29 Nov 1942. Disbanded on mand, 14 Oct ig4i-unkn; VIII Bomber
2 NOV1943. Command, 14 May 1942; Twelfth Air
ASSIGNMENTS. 378th Bombardment Force, 14 Sep 1942-1 Oct 1943 (at-
Group, 18 Oct 1942 (attached to 25th tached to Northwest African Training
Antisubmarine Wing, 20 Nov ig42-c. Command, 18 Feb 1943).
Jul 1943); 26th Antisubmarine Wing, 14 STATIONS.Barksdale Field, La, 1 Feb
Dec 1942; Second Air Force, 15 Oct-2 1940; Lawson Field, Ga, 7 Oct 1940; Ft
NOV1943. Dix, NJ, 8 Dec 1941 (operated from
STATIONS.Jacksonville Mun Aprt, Fla, Mitchel Field, NY, 8-15 Dec 1941);
18 Oct 1942 (operated from Langley Lawson Field, Ga, Feb-18 Apr 1942;
Field, Va, 3 Jun-3 JuI 194.3; Drew Field, Grafton Underwood, England, 14 May
Fla, Jul 1943; Batista Field, Cuba, c. 25 1942; Molesworth, England, g Jun 1942;
Jul-c. 1 Oct 1943); Wendover Field, Podington, England, 13 Sep 1942; Te-
Utah, 17 Oct-2 Nov 1943. bessa, Algeria, 13 Nov 1942; Tafaraoui,
AIRCRAFT. 0-47, 1942; B-25, Algeria, 10 Dec 1942; Youks-les-Bains,
1942-1943; B-34, 1942-1943; B-24, Algeria, 22 Dec 1942; Nouvion, Algeria,
1943. Feb 1943; Sale, French Morocco, May
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, 1943; Nouvion, Algeria, 1Oct 1943.
Oct ig42-Sep 1943. AIRCRAFT. A-18, 1940; A-20,
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 1941-1943; DB-7,1942; A-36,1943.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
Theater. Dec ig4i-Jan 1942. Inaugurated AAF
DECORATIONS. None. operations in ETO with a mission from
EMBLEM. None. England to Holland on 4 July 1942.
Combat in ETO and MTO, 4 Jul
15th BOMBARDMENT (LIGHT) ig42-c. Jan 1943.
LINEAGE. Constituted 15th Bombard- SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
ment Squadron (Light) on 22 Dec CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig- Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Tunisia.
nated: 1st Pursuit Squadron (Night DECORATIONS. None.
Fighter) on 1 Apr 1942; 15th Bombard- EMBLEM. On a blue octagon, a thun-
SQUADRONS 83
derbolt terminating in a drop bomb longitude, within border yellow orange,
bend-sinisterwise of silver. (Approved a red sword winged and hilted white,
27 May 1940.) striking surface of sphere with point, in
bomb burst impact mark at dexter base,
15th BOMBARDMENT proper, and casting drop shadow on sur-
(VERY HEAVY) face of sphere between five, like bomb
bursts arranged
" two to dexter and three
to sinister, all surmounting a large, dark
blue aerial bomb, trimmed white, nose
to dexter base. (Approved 13 Apr
1945.)
15th COMBAT CARGO
LINEAGE.Constituted 15th Combat
Cargo Squadron on g Jun 1944. Activat-
ed on 13 Jun 1944. Inactivated on zg
Dec 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
ASSIGNMENTS. 4th Combat Cargo
Group, 13Jun 1944-29 Dec 1945.
LINEAGE. Constituted 15th Bombard- STATIONS. Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 Jun
ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 28 1944; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 Aug-8 Nov
Mar 1944. Activated on 1 Apr 1944. In- 1944; Sylhet, India, c. 1 Dec 1944; Ar-
activated on 15 Apr 1946. Activated in gartala, India, c. 1Jan 1945; Chittagong,
the reserve on 1 Aug 1947. Inactivated India, 15 Jan 1945; Namponmao, Bur-
on 27 Jun 1949. ma, 10 Jun 1945; Ondal, India, Nov-29
ASSIGNMENTS. 16th Bombardment Dec 1945.
Group, 1 Apr 1944-15 Apr 1946. 445th AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1944; C-46, 1944-
Bombardment Group, 1 Aug 1947-27 1945.
Jun 1949- OPERATIONS.Aerial transportation
STATIONS. Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 1 Apr from India to Burma, Dec ig44-Jun
1944; Fairmont AAFld, Neb, 15 Aug 1945, and subsequently from Burma to
1944-7 Mar 194-5; Northwest Field, China.
Guam, 14 Apr 1945-15 Apr 1946. Hill SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
Field, Utah, 1Aug 1947-27 Jun 1949. CAMPAIGNS.India-Burma; Central
AIRCRAFT. B-17, 1944-1945; B-29, Burma; China Offensive.
1944-1946. DECORATIONS. None.
OPERAnoNs. Combat in Western Pa- EMBLEM. None.
cific, 16 Jun-14 Aug 1945.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. 15th FIGHTER
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; LINEAGE.Constituted 15th Pursuit
Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific. Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede-
tation: Japan, 29 Jul-6 Aug 1945. signated 15th Fighter Squadron on 15
EMBLEM.On a medium blue sphere, May 1942. Disbanded on 1 May 1944.
marked with white lines of latitude and Reconstituted on 10 Mar 1947. Activat-
84 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

quoise blue, a death's head proper,


resting on the brim of an inverted black
silk top hat, all in front of a red walking
stick, capped and handled of white.
(Approved 28 Julig43. )

15th PHOTOGRAPHIC
RECONNAISSANCE

ed in the reserve on 12 Mar 1947. Inac-


tivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated
15th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on
11 Feb 1953. Activated on 20 Apr 1953.
ASSIGNMENTS. 53d Pursuit (later
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 May
1944. Eleventh Air Force, 12 Mar 1947;
419th Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep
1947-27 Jun 1949. 34th Air Division, 20
Apr 1953; Los Angeles Air Defense Sec-
tor, i Jan 1960; Phoenix Air Defense LINEAGE.Constituted 15th Photo-
Sector, 1 May 1961-. graphic Mapping Squadron on g Jun
STATIONS.MacDill Field, Fla, 15 Jan 1942. Activated on 20 Jun 1942. Rede-
1941; Tallahassee, Fla, 8 May-18 Dec signated: 15th Photographic Squadron
1941; LaChorrera, Panama, 2 Jan-io (Heavy) on 6 Feb 1943; 15th Combat
Nov 1942; Dale Mabry Field, Fla, 26 Mapping Squadron on 21 Jan 1944; 15th
Nov 1942; Drew Field, Fla, 6 Jan 1943; Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
Ft Myers, Fla, 5 Feb 1943-1 May 1944. on 31 Aug 1944. Inactivated on 28 Oct
Andrews Field, Md, 12 Mar 1947-27 1945. Redesignated 15th Reconnaissance
Jun 1949. Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz, 20 Squadron (Photographic) on 29 Apr
APr 1953-* 1947. Activated on ig May 1947. Inacti-
AIRCRAFT. P-35, 1941; P-40 1941; vated on 3 Dec 1947. Disbanded on 8
p-39, 1941-1943; p-51, 1943; p-47, Oct 1948.
1943-1944. F-86, 1953-1959; -89, ASSIGNMENTS.3d Photographic (later
1959-1960; F-101,1960-. Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
OPERATIONS. Air defense for the Pana- ping; Photographic) Group, 20 Jun 194.2
ma Canal, Jan-Nov 1942; replacement (attached to 5th Photographic Group
training, Nov ig42-May 1944. from 21 Nov 1943); 5th Photographic
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- (later Reconnaissance) Group, 21 Jan
ter. 1944-28 Oot 1945. 67th Reconnaissance
CAMPAIGNS. None. Group, ig May 1947; loth Reconnais-
DECORATIONS. None. sance Group, 24 Jul-3 Dec 1947.
EMBLEM.Over and through a light STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, 20
turquoise blue disc, wide border tur- Jun-13 Aug 1942; Membury, England, 7
SQUADRONS 85
Sep 1942; Steeple Morden, England, 27 15th TACTICAL
Oct-21 Nov 1942; La Senia, Algeria, 6 RECONNAISSANCE
Dec 1942 ( A flight of air echelon ar-
rived at Tafaraoui, Algeria, 18 Nov
1942, and moved to Algiers, Algeria, 27
Nov 1942; B and C flights of air echelon
at Colorado Springs until 12 Oct 1943
and afterward at Will Rogers Field,
Okla, until 21 Jan 1944);Algiers, Algeria,
25 Dec 1942; Le Kroub, Algeria, 5 Jun
1943; La Marsa, Tunisia, 28 Jun 1943
(detachments operated from Le Kroub,
Algeria, until 14 Jul 1943, and from
Grottaglie, Italy, after 4 OCt ’943); LINEAGE. Organized as 2d Aviation
Grottaglie, Italy, ’943; Bari, Italy, School Squadron on g May 1917. Re&-
28 ‘943-Oct ‘945; camp Ki1mer7 signated 15th Aero Squadron on 22 Aug
NJ, 26-28 Oct 1945. LangleY 1917. Demobilized on 18 Sep 1919. Re-
Va7 l9 l947; Lawson constituted and consolidated (1924)
SeP 1947; k ~ s o Field,
n Ga7 8 SeP 1947; with 15th Squadron which was author-
Pope Field, NC, 1Oct-3 Dec 1947. ized on 30 Aug 1921. Organized on 21
A~wRAFT. In addition to B-17, Sep 1921. Redesignated 15th Observa-
1942-1944, P-38/F-4, 1942-1943, and tion Squadron on 25 Jan 1923.
P-38/F-5, 1943-1945, included Potez Inactivated on 1 Aug 1927. Activated on
540, 1943, and B-25, 1943-1944. F-6, 15 May 1928. Redesignated: 15th Ob-
1947. servation Squadron (Medium) on 13
OPERATIONS. Combat in MTO and Jan 1942; 15th Observation Squadron on
ETO, Nov 1942-4 May 1945. 4 Jul 1942; 15th Reconnaissance Squad-
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. ron (Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; 15th Tact-
cAMPAIGNS, ~i~ offensive, Europe; ical Reconnaissance Squadron on 11
Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; A‘g l94.3. Inactivated on 3l Mar lw6*
Rome-Amo; Normandy; Northern Activated on 3 Dec 1947. Inactivated on
1 Apr 1949. Redesignated 15th Tactical
France; Southern France; North Apen-
Reconnaissance Squadron ( Photograph-
nines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po
ic) on 5 Feb 1951. Activated on 25 Feb
Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 1951.
ASSIGNMENTS. U n b , 1917-1919. sixth
tation: MTO, 6 Sep 1944. Corps Area, 21 Sep 1921; Air Corps
EMBLEM*On a light pastel blue disc, Training Center, Jun-1 Aug 1927. Sixth
edged black, a caricatured red, blue, Corps Area, 15 May 1928 (detachment
Yellow orange7 and white kingfisher, in at Field Artillery School after 1 Dec
toward dexter, holding in the 1940); Field Artillery School, Jan 1941;
claws a black aerial camera focused to- 111 Air Support Command, 1 Sep 1941
ward dexter base, all between two, (attached to Field Artillery School until
small, black “ack-ack” bursts, proper. 1 Apr 1942; attached to 68th Observa-
(Approved 21 Feb 1945.) tion Group, 12 Dec 1941-2 Feb 1942);
86 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

73d Observation (later 73d Reconnaiss- Germany, 24 Apr-Jun 1945; Drew Field,
ance; 73d Tactical Reconnaissance; loth Fla, 3 Aug 194.5; MacDill Field, Fla, 21
Photographic) Group, 12 Mar 1942; IX Dec 1945; Shaw Field, SC, 3 Feb-31
Fighter Command, 30 Dec 1943; 67th Mar 1946. Pope Field, NC, 3 Dec
Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 4 Jan 1947-1 Apr 1949. Komaki, Japan, (oper-
1944; loth Photographic (later Recon- ated from Taegu, Korea) 25 Feb 1951;
naissance) Group, 13 Jun 1944 (at- Taegu, Korea, 16 Mar 1951; Kimpo, Ko-
tached to 67th Tactical Reconnaissance rea, 23 Aug 1951; Komaki, Japan, z Mar
Group until 27 Jun 1944; fight attached 1954; Yokota, Japan, 25 Aug 1955; Ka-
to 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, dena AB, Okinawa, 18 Aug 1956.
3-12 Aug 1944); United States Strategic AIRCRAFT.Apparently included JN-4,
Air Forces in Europe, 24 Jun 1945; JN-6, and DH-4, during period
Third Air Force, 3 Aug 1945; First Air igi7-igig. In addition to DH-4 and
Force, 3 Feb 1946; Tactical Air Com- 0-2, included JN-4, JN-6, JNS-1, and
mand, 21-31 Mar 1946. loth apparently M-1 during period
Reconnaissance ( later Tactical Recon- 1921-1927. 0-2, 1928-1930; 0-19,
naissance) Group, 3 Dec 1947-1 Apr ig3o-c. 1938; 0-46, ig36-c. 1939; in ad-
1949. 67th Tactical Reconnaissance distion to 0-47, ig3g-1942, included
Group, 25 Feb 1951; 67th Tactical Re- 0-43, 0-49, and 0-52 during period
connaissance Wing, 1 Oct 1957 (at- ig3g-1942; included A-20, P-39, P-40,
tached to 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, and P-51 during period 1942-1943; in-
15 Mar 1960); 313th Air Division (at- cluded Spitfire, L-4, and G g during pe-
tached to 18th Tactical Fighter Wing), riod 1943-1944; P-gi/F-6, 1944-1945.
25 Apr ig6o-. F-6, 1947-1949. RF-80, 1951-1956;
STATIONS. Mineola, NY, g May RF-86, 1951-1956; RF-84, 1956-1958;
1917-18 Sep 1919. Chanute Field, Ill, 21 RF-l01,1958-.
Sept 1921; Kelly Field, Tex, Jun-1 Aug OPERATIONS. Evidently flying training
1927. Selfridge Field, Mich, 15 May unit, 1917-1919. Flood-relief missions in
1928; Scott Field, Ill, c. 28 Jun 1930 southern Illinois, Jan-Feb 1937. Anti-
(detachment at Post Field, Okla, after 1 submarine patrols, Dec ig4i-c. Mar
Dec 1940); Post Field, Okla, g Jan 1941; 1942; combat in ETO, 26 Mar 1944-11
Ellington Field, Tex, 16 Dec 1941 May 1945. Not operationally manned
(flight at Post Field, Okla, unkn-Apr and equipped, c. Sep ig45-Mar 1946.
1942); Godman Field, Ky, 23 Apr 1942; Combat in Korea, 26 Feb 1951-27 Jul
Camp Campbell AAFld, Ky, 26 Jun
1942; Key Field, Miss, 6 Nov-4 Dec 1953.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
1943; Aldermaston, England, 22 Dec
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Antisub-
1943; Chilbolton, England, 1 Mar 1944;
Middle Wallop, England, 16 Mar 1944; marine, American Theater; Air Offen-
Chalgrove, England, 27 Jun 1944; sive, Europe; Normandy; Northern
Rennes, France, 10 Aug 1944; Chateau- France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace;
dun, France, 26 Aug 1944; St Dizier, Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME
France, g Sep 1944; Giraumont, France, Theater. Korean War: First UN Coun-
1 Dec 1944; Trier, Germany, 15 Mar teroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive; UN
1945; Ober Olm, Germany, 3 Apr 1945; Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean
Erfurt, Germany, 17 Apr 1945; Furth, Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 195%;
SQUADRONS 87
Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer- 1940-31 Jul 1945. 61st Troop Carrier
Fall, 1953. Group, 30 Sep 1946; 63d Troop Carrier
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Group, 8 Oct 1959; 63d Troop Carrier
tations: Korea, 25 Feb-21 Apr 1951; Ko- Wing, 18 Jan 1963-.
rea, g Jul-27 Nov 1951; Korea, 1 STATIONS.Duncan Field, Tex, 4 Dec
May-27 JuI 1953. Air Force Outstand- 1940; Augusta, Ga, 12 Jul 1941; Pope
ing Unit Awards: 1 Dec 1952-30 Apr Field, NC, 24 May 1942; Lubbock, Tex,
1953; 10 May-27 Aug 1962; 1 Sep Sep 1942; Pope Field, NC, 27 Feb-2
1962-31 Aug 1963. Cited in the Order May 1943; Lourmel, Algeria, 15 May
of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-[25 194.3; Kairouan, Tunisia, 24 Jun 1943;
Jun] 1944. Republic of Korea Presiden- Licata, Sicily, 2 Sep 1943; Sciacca, Sici-
tial Unit Citation: [25] Feb 1951-31 ly, 5 Oct 1943-12 Feb 1944; Barkston,
Mar 1953. England, 17 Feb 1944; Abbeville,
EMBLEM.A carrier pigeon in natural France, 13 Mar-ig May 1945; Waller
colors with wings extended perched on Field, Trinidad, 29 May-31 Jul 1945.
a telescope-white outlined in black Eschborn AB, Germany, 30 Sep 1946;
upon a shield of blue and yellow parted Rhein/Main AB, Germany, g Feb
diagonally from “northwest” to “south- 1947-21 Jul 1950; McChord AFB, Wash,
east,” the blue above, the yellow below. 26 Jul-4 Dec 1950; Ashiya, Japan, 13
( Approved 2 Apr 1924. ) Dec 1950; Tachikawa, Japan, 26 Mar-18
Nov 1952; Larson AFB, Wash, 21 Nov
15th TROOP CARRIER 1952; Donaldson AFB, SC, 25 Aug
1954-.
AIRCRAFT. C-33, 1941; C-39,
1941-1942; c-47, 1942-194.5. c-47,
1946-1948; c-54, 194.s1952; C--124,
1952-.
OPERATIONS. World War 11: Included
airborne assaults on Sicily, Normandy,
Holland, and Germany; aerial transpor-
tation in MTO and ETO. Berlin Airlift,
ig48-ig4g. Korean War: Aerial trans-
portation from US to Japan, Aug-Dec
1950, and between Japan and Korea, 13
LINEAGE. Constituted 15th Transport Dec ig50-Nov 1952.
Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on SERVICESTREAMERS.American Thea-
4 Dec 1940. Redesignated 15th Troop ter.
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti- CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Sicily;
vated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30 Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern
Sep 1946. Redesignated: 15th Troop France; Rhineland; Central Europe. Ko-
Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 1 Jul rean War: CCF Intervention; First UN
1948; 15th Troop Carrier Squadron Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offen-
(Heavy) on 15 Aug 1948. sive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Sec-
ASSIGNMENTS.61st Transport (later ond Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
Troop Carrier) Group, 4 Dec Fall, 1952.
88 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-


Citations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France, tation: Japan, 29 Jul-6 Aug 1945.
[6-71 Jun 1944; Korea, 13 Dec 1950-21 EMBLEM.A large, gray, caricatured
Apr 1951. Air Force Outstanding Unit hippopotamus, winged light yellow or-
Award: 1 Jul 1957-10 Dec 1962. Repub- ange, wearing a brown fatigue cap, and
lic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: holding a large, brown and yellow aerial
1 JuI 1951-[18 NOV19521. bomb under the forelegs, while running
EMBLEM. On a terrestial ,sphere, light toward dexter, in front of and around a
blue, with land markings, yellow, longi- large blue sphere marked with black
tude and latitude lines white, an Ameri- land areas and encircled by a yellow
can Bald Eagle flying, in natural colors, and brown ribbon. (Approved 3 Aug
on the sphere, three eight-pointed stars, 1945.)
white, shaded red, all within a piping
red, and border dark blue. (Approved 16th COMBAT CARGO
16 Jul 1 9 9 . )

16th BOMBARDMENT

LINEAGE.Constituted 16th Combat


Cargo Squadron on g Jun 1944. Activat-
ed on 13 Jun 1944. Inactivated on 29
LINEAGE. Constituted 16th Bombard- Dec 1945, Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 28 ASSIGNMENTS. 4th Combat Cargo
Mar 1944. Activated on 1 Apr 1944. In- Group, 13 Jun 1944; AAF, India-Burma
activated on 15 Apr 1946. Theater, 5 Sep 1945; 4th Combat Cargo
ASSIGNMENTS. 16th Bombardment Group, c. Oct-29 Dec 1945.
Group, 1Apr 1944-15 Apr 1946. STATIONS.Syracuse AAB, NY, 13 Jun
STATIONS.Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 1 Apr 1944; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 Aug-g Nov
1944; Fairmont AAFld, Neb, 15 Aug 1944; Sylhet, India, 7 Dec 1944; Argar-
1944-7 Mar 1945; Northwest Field, tala, India, 26 Dec 1944; Chittagong, In-
Guam, 14 Apr 1945-15 Apr 1946. dia, 31 Jan 1945; Namponmao, Burma,
AIRCRAFT. B-17, 1944-1945; B-29, 11 Jun 1945; Ledo, India, 3 Sep 1945;
1944- 1946. Namponmao, Burma, Oct 1945; Ondal,
OPERATIONS. Combat in Western Pa- India, Nov-29 Dec 1945.
cific, 16 Jun-14 Aug 1945. AIRCRAFT. (2-47, 1944, 1945; C-46,
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. 1944-1945.
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan; OPERATIONS.Aerial transportation
Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific. from India to Burma, g Dec ig44-Jun
SQUADRONS 89
1945, and subsequently from Burma to 1946; 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing, 25
China. OCt 1957-.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 15
CAMPAIGNS.India-Burma; Central Jan 1941; March Field, Calif, 10 Jun
Burma; China Offensive. 1941-11 Jan 1942; Karachi, India, 12
DECORATIONS. None. Mar 1942; Kunming, China, 27 Jun 1942
EMBLEM.Over and through a light (detachment operated from Lingling,
blue disc, border red, piped white, a China, 10 Jul-Aug 1942); Chungking,
caricatured brown vulture, proper, rest- China, 17 Aug 1942; Kweilin, China, 27
ing on small white cloud formation and Oct 1942; Chenyi, China, 29 Nov 1942
smoking a cigar, while wearing a radio (detachment operated from Yunnani,
head set and dropping a large package China, 26 Dec 1942-Mar 1943); Kwei-
held by the string in claws of right foot, lin, China, 31 Mar 1943; Hengyang,
and tipping a like package off of the China, 20 Sep 1943; Chengkung, China,
edge of the cloud formation with the tip 25 Nov 1943 (detachments operated
of the left wing. (Approved 23 Aug from Tsuyung, China, 25 Nov ig43-Apr
1944-) 1944; Nanning, China, Feb 1944; Sze-
mao, China, Apr 1944; Yunnani, China,
16th FIGHTER May-Jul 1944; Liangshan, China, 16-31
Dec 1944; Kwanghan, China, 24 Dec
1944-30 Jan 1945; Laohokow, China, 1
Jan-16 Mar 1945; Poseh, China, 1
Feb-13 Apr 1945; Pakhoi, China, 7-19
Aug 1945); Nanning, China, i g Aug
1945; Loping, China, Sep-Nov 1945;
Camp Kilmer, NJ, 6-7 Dec 1945. Yon-
tan, Okinawa, 15 Oct 1946; Naha,
Okinawa, 22 May 1947; Itazuke, Japan,
22 Sep 1950; Kimpo, Korea, 22 Oct
1950; Itazuke, Japan, 3 Jan 1951; Tsuiki,
Japan, 22 Jan 1951 (detachment operat-
ed from Suwon, Korea, 20 May-29 Jul
LINEAGE.Constituted 16th Pursuit 1951); Suwon, Korea, 29 Ju1 1951; Misa-
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov wa, Japan, Jul 1954; Naha, Okinawa, 1
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes- Aug 1954--
ignated: 16th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1944; P-51,
on 12 Mar 194.1; 16th Fighter Squadron 1944-1945. p-47, 1946-1947; F-807
on 15 May 1942. Inactivated on 7 Dec 1947-1951; F-86, 1951-1959; F-102,
1945. Activated on 15 Oct 1946. Redes- 1959.
ignated 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squad- OPERATIONS.Combat in CBI, Jul
ron on 1Feb 1950. 1942-25 Jul 1945. Combat in Korea, 22
ASSIGNMENTS. 51st Pursuit (later S ~ 1950-27
P Ju11953.
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-7 Dec SERVICESTREAMERS.None.
1945 (attached to 23d Fighter Group, CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: New
Jul 1942-Oct 1943). 51st Fighter (later Guinea; India-Burma; China Defensive;
Fighter-Interceptor ) Group, 15 Oct China Offensive. Korean War: UN Of-
90 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

fensive; CCF Intervention; First UN 1943; 16th Domestic Photographic Unit


Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offen- on 11 Aug 1943; 16th Photographic
sive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Sec- Squadron on 14 Sep 1944. Inactivated
ond Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall on 16 Dec 1947.
19%; Third Korean Winter; Korea Sum- ASSIGNMENTS. 1st Mapping (later
mer-Fall, 1953. Photographic Charting) Group, 31 Mar
DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit 1942; 11th Photographic Group, 1 Dec
Citation: Korea, 28 Nov 1951-30 Apr 1943; 311th Photographic Wing, 5 Oct
19%. Republic of Korea Presidential 1944; 55th Reconnaissance Group, 1
Unit Citations: [22] Sep 1950-30 Jun Jun-16 Dec 1947.
1951; 1 Jul 1951-31 Mar 1953. Air Force STATIONS. Bolling Field, DC, 31 Mar
Outstanding Unit Awards: 29 Aug 1942; Buckley Field, Colo, 1 Nov 1944;
1958-19 Jan 1959; 26 Mar 1962-30 Sep MacDill Field, Fla, i g Apr 1946-16 Dec
1963. 1947.
EMBLEM.On a five-sided rreometrical AIRCRAFT. Principally C-78 (1942-
figure, per fess enhanced, -Air Force 19441 C-45/F-2
Y ( 1944-1947 ) > and
golden yellow and Air Force blue, an B-17/F-g (ig46-1947), but also in-
American Indian ceremonial stake issu- cluded OA-10, OA-13, and AT-?
ing from dexter base and extending be- (1943), AT-11 (1943-1946), and F-13
yond the perimeter of the emblem in (1947).
chief, striped palewise of four, black OPERATIONS. Mapping of areas of the
and red; the stake pierced by a toma- United States.
hawk bendwise, handle brown, blade SERVICESTREAMERS. American Theater.
white, border and thongs black; all CAMPAIGNS. None.
within a narrow black border. (Ap- DECORATIONS. None.
proved 16 Nov ig6i.) EMBLEM.Over and through a light
blue disc, a white caricatured bear,
16th PHOTOGRAPHIC grasping a black aerial camera proper in
the forepaws, leaning and diving
through space on a wing section formed
by two red planks, and having a tail
rudder of the same material, all emitting
white speed lines. (Approved 29 Mar
1943.)

16th RECONNAISSANCE
LINEAGE.Organized as 3d Aviation
School Squadron on g May 1917. Redes-
ignated 16th Aero Squadron on 31 Aug
1917. Demobilized on 22 May 1919. Re-
LINEAGE.Constituted Photographic constituted and consolidated ( 1924)
Laboratory Unit on 27 Mar 1942. Acti- with 16th Squadron which was author-
vated on 31 Mar 1942. Redesignated: ized on 30 Aug 1921. Organized on 7
16th Photographic Squadron on 8 Jul Dec 1921. Redesignated 16th Observa-
1942;16th Photographic Unit on 1 Feb tion Squadron on 25 Jan 1923. Inactivat-
SQUADRONS 91
1944); AAF, MTO, 26 May 1944; Army
Air Forces, 3 Nov 1944-12 Apr 1945
(attached to 311th Photographic Wing,
21 Nov 1944-12 Apr 1945).
STATIONS.Memphis, Tenn, g May
1917; Chicago, Ill, 20 May 1917; Chan-
Ute Field, Ill, c. 12 Jul 1917; Garden
City, NY, 4 Nov-4 Dec 1917; St Maix-
ent, France, 1 Jan 1918; Tours, France,
24 Jan 1918; St Gervais, Gironde,
France, c. 12 Feb 1919; Bordeaux,
France, 17-23 Apr 1919; Mitchel Field,
NY, c. 7-22 May 1919. Ft Riley, Kan, 7
Dec 1921-15 Mar 1931 (detachment op-
ed on 15 Mar 1931. Activated on 1 Jun erated between North Platte, Neb, and
1937. Redesignated: 16th Observation Rapid City, SD, 1 Aug-Sep 1927, and
Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; between Chicago, Ill, and Superior, Wis,
16th Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 11 Jun-14 Sep 1928). Pope Field, NC
1942; 16th Reconnaissance Squadron (flight at Lawson Field, Ga), 1 Jun
(Bomber) on 31 May 1943; 16th Recon- 1937; Lawson Field, Ga, 24 Oct 1340;
naissance Squadron ( Heavy, Special) Daniel Field, Ga, g Feb 1942; Greens-
on 12 May 1944. Disbanded on 12 Apr boro, NC, 7 Jul 1942; Morris Field, NC,
1945. 15 Aug 1942; Langley Field, Va, 3-23
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, g May igi7-Jan Oct 1942 (detachment at Wattisham,
1918; Second Aviation Instruction Cen- England, c. 5-21 Oct 1942); Fedala,
ter, Jan 1918-Feb 1919; Feb-22 May French Morocco, g Nov 1942; Casablan-
1919. Seventh Corps Area (attached to ca, French Morocco, 12 Nov 1942;
Cavalry School), 7 Dec 191; 12th Ob- Oujda, French Morocco, 10 Dec 1942;
servation Group (attached to Cavalry Berrechid, French Morocco, 24 Mar
School), 1 Oct 1930-15 Mar 1931. 1943; Berteaux, Algeria, 6 Sep 1943;
Fourth Corps Area, 1 Jun 1937 (flight Foch Field, Tunisia, 26 Sep 1943 (de-
attached, later assigned, to Infantry tachments operated intermittently from
School until 20 Nov 1940); Armored several points in Italy and adjacent is-
Force, 3 Oct 1940; 73d Observation hnds during period Oct ig43-Mar 1%;
Group, 1 Sep 1941 (attached to 68th operated primarily from Foggia, Italy,
Observation Group from Feb 1942); after 28 Mar 1944); Foggia, Italy, 3
Army Air Forces, 12 Mar 1942; 68th Ob- May-30 Oct 1944 (detachment operat-
servation ( later Reconnaissance; Tacti- ed from Borgo, Corsica, until Sep 1944);
cal Reconnaissance) Group, 29 Mar Bradley Field, Conn, 20 Nov 1944;
1942 (attached to XI1 Air Force Service Buckley Field, Colo, 1 Dec 1944-12 Apr
Command, 25 Sep 1943; Twelfth Air 1945.
Force, 1 Jan 1944; Fifteenth Air Force, AIRCRAFT. JN-4, 1917. In addition to
18 Feb 1944; AAF, MTO, 27 Mar 1944; DH-4, c. 1922-1926, and 0-2, 1926-
Northwest African Air Forces, u) Sep 1930, included JNS-1, 0-1, and ap-
1943; Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, parently JN-4 and JN-6 during pe-
10 Dec 1943; AAF, MTO, 1 Jan-26 May riod 1921-1930; 0-25, ig3o-ig3i. In
92 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

addition to 0-46, 1937-C. 1939, 0-47,


1938-1942, and 0-49, 1941-1942, in-
cluded (2-8, YG-1, and 0-43 during
period 1937-1940, 0-51 and 0-9dur-
ing period ig40-ig41, and DB-7, L-4,
P-40, and P-43 during 1942; A-20 and
P-39, 1942-1943; P-38, P-39, P-40, and
Spitfire, 1943; primarily B-17, 1943-
1944; B-25,1945.
OPERATIONS.Flying training unit,
1917; maintained and repaired aircraft, squadron (Assault, Light) On l 9 seP
1917-1919. Flew mail to President vaca- 1950- Activated on 5 Oct 1950. Redesig-
timing in South Dakota and Wisconsin, nated 16th Troop Carrier Squadron (As-
Aug-Sep 1927, Jun-Sep 1928. Antisub- sault, Fixed Wing) on 8 Nov 1954. h ~ -
marine patrols in western Mediterran- tivated on 8 JU1 1955.
ean, c. 20 Dec 1942-7 Mar 1943; oper- ASSIGNMENTS. 64th Transport (later
ated school for fighter pilots, Mar-23 Troop Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-31
Sep 1943; combat in MTO and ETO JUl 1945. 64th Troop Chrrier Group, 19
as radar detection and countermeasures May 1947-10 SeP 1948. 316th Troop
unit, 27 Sep 1943-26 Sep 1 9 4 . Carrier Group, 5 Oct 1950; Eighteenth
s E R ~ C E STREAMERS. World War 1: Air Force (attached to 463d Troop Car-
Theater of Operations. World War 11: rier Wing) 14 Nov 199-8 JuI 1955.
?

American Theater. STATIONS. McClellan Field, Calif, 11


CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; Dec 1940; Portland, 0% 9 JU1 1941;
Algeria-French Morocco with Arrow- Westover Field, Mass, 12 Jun-31 Jul
head; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome- 1942; Ramsbury, England, 18 Aug-Nov
Arno; Normandy; Southern France; 1942 (operated from Maison Blanche,
North Apennines; Rhineland; Antisub- Algeria, 11 Nov-Dec 1942); Blida, Al-
marine, EAME Theater; Air Combat, geria, c. 12 Dec 1942; Kairouan, Tunisia,
EAME Theater. 28 Jun 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 26 Ju1
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 1943; comiso, Sicily, 4 Sep 1943 (oper-
tation: Mediterranean area, 1 Oct 1943- ated from bases in India, Apr-Jm
31 Jan 1944. 1944); Ciampino, Italy, 10Jul 1944 (op-
EMBLEM* A pair Of white erated from Istres, France, 7 S e p i i Oct
with line shading. (Approved 1944); Rosignano Airfield, Italy, 10
APr 1924.1 Jan-zg May 1945 (operated from Brin-
disi, Italy, 29 Mar-13 May 1945);Waller
16th TROOP CARRIER Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31 JuI 1945.
LINEAGE. Constituted 16th Transport LangleY Field, Va7 19 May 1947-10 SeP
Squadron on 20 Nov 1940, Activated on 1948. AFB7 Ten% 5 Oct 1950;
11 Dec 1940. Redesignated 16th Troop A1-dm01-eAFB, O k h 14 Nov 1954-8 JuI
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti- 1955.
vated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1941-1945. C-119,
19 May 1947. Inactivated on 10 Sep ig5o-ig5i; YC-122, 1951-1955; H-19,
1948. Redesignated 16th Troop Carrier 1952; H-5, 1 9 9 .
SQUADRONS 93
OPERATIONS. World War 11: Included OPERATIONS. Combat in Western Pa-
airborne assaults on Sicily and Southern cific, 16 Jun-14 Aug 1945.
France; support for partisans in North- SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
em Italy, Jan-May 1945; aerial trans- CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan;
portation in MTO, and briefly in CBI. Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific.
Unmanned, 1947-1948. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- tation: Japan, 29 Jul-6 Aug 1945.
ter. EMBLEM. On a grayed emerald green
CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco; disc, border gray, edged red, a silhouette,
Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome- light green aerial bomb bendwise, sur-
Amo; Southern France; North Apen- mounted by a white sword, winged
nines; Po Valley; India-Burma; Air gold, hilt, pommel, and guard of the
Combat, EAME Theater. last, set with a square red jewel at the
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- guard, all between gray speed lines
tation: CBI Theater, 7 Apr-15 Jun 1944. arched toward rear. (Approved 30 Jun
EMBLEM.On a disc yellow, piped 1945.)
blue, the stylized arrow head red,
winged white, piped blue. (Approved 17th PHOTOGRAPHIC
25 Jun 1951.) RECONNAISSANCE
17th BOMBARDMENT

LINEAGE.Constituted 17th Photo-


graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 14
LINEAGE. Constituted 17th Bombard- Jul 1942. Activated on 23 Jul 1942.
ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 28 Redesignated: 17th Photographic
Mar i g ~Activated
. on 1 Apr 1944. In- Squadron (Light) on 6 Feb 1943; 17th
activated on 15 Apr 1946. Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
ASSIGNMENTS. 16th Bombardment on 13 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 1 May
Group, 1Apr 1944-15 Apr 1946. 1946. Redesignated 17th Tactical Re-
STATIONS. Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 1 Apr connaissance Squadron ( Photographic)
1 9 4 ; Fairmont AAFld, Neb, 15 Aug on i Apr 1951. Activated on 2 Apr 1951.
1944-7 Mar 1945; Northwest Field, ASSIGNMENTS. 4th Photographic ( later
Guam, 14 Apr 1945-15 Apr 1946. Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
AIRCRAFT. B-17, 1944-1~5; B-29, ping; Photographic; Reconnaissance )
1944-1946. Group, 23 Jul 1942; Thirteenth Air
94 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Force, 5 Dec 1945; XI11 Fighter Com- EMBLEM.On a light sky blue disc,
mand, 10 Dec 1945; 85th Fighter Wing, bordered red, a silhouetted black Anda-
1 Feb 1946; Thirteenth Air Force, 22 lusian bull, in profile with red eye and
Mar-1 May 1946. 363d Tactical Recon- nostril, rampant across the field of the
naissance Group, 2 Apr 1951; 432d Tact- disc; his long horns, goring, piercing and
ical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Feb 1958; fracting the dexter base of the border; a
66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 10 snorting cloud issuing from his nostrils,
May 19597 of the first color, outlined of the second;
STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, 23 a black silhouetted mountain and coast-
Jul-24 Oct 1942 (air echelon of C fiight line issuing from sinister side of the disc,
[later C and D flights] at Colorado the mountain snowcapped of the first
Springs, Colo, to 12 Oct 1943, and Will color. (Approved 28 Feb 1957.)
Rogers Field, Okla, 1% Oct 1943-25 Jan
1944); Noumea, New Caledonia, 2 Dec 17th PURSUIT
ig42-ii Jan 1943; Guadalcanal, 16 Jan
1943-8 Oot 1944 (detachments operated
from Munda, New Georgia, c. 13 Oct
1943-31 Jan 1944, g Mar-1 Apr 1944;
Bougainville, c. 11 Dec 1 ~ 3 - F e b1945;
Noemfoor, 8-23 Oct iw; Sansapor,
New Guinea, 13 Oct-4 Nov 1944); Mo-
rotai, 2 Nov i g (detachment
~ operated
from Dulag, Leyte, g Feb-Oct 1945);
Puerto Princesa, Palawan, 7 May 1945;
Clark Field, Luzon, Nov 1945-1 May
1946. Shaw AFB, SC,2 Apr 1951; Laon
AB, France, 10May igsg-.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-38/F-5, LINEAGE.Organized as 29th Aero
1942-1946, included B-25, 1944-1946, Squadron on 16 Jun 1917. Redesignated
and F-6, 1946. RF-80, 1951-1955; 17th Aero Squadron on 30 Jul 1917. De-
RF-84,1954-1958; RF-101,1957-. mobilized on 1 Apr 1919. Reconstituted
OPERATIONS. Combat in South, South- and consolidated (17 Oct 1936) with
west, and Western Pacific, 5 Feb 147th Aero Squadron which was orga-
1943-13 Aug 1945. Primarily replace- nized on 11 Nov 1917. Redesignated:
ment training, 1952-1956. 17th Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 17th
Pursuit Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 17th
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 6
CAMPAIGNS. Guadalcanal; New Dec 1939. Inactivated on 2 Apr 1946.
Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck ASSIGNMENTS :
Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; 17th Aero: Unkn, 16 Jun igi7-Feb
Luzon; Southern Philippines; Central 1918; attached to RAF for operations
Burma; China Offensive; Air Combat, and training in Feb 1918, to 65 Wing,
Asiatic-Pacific Theater. RAF in Jun 1918 and to 13 Wing, RAF
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding in Aug 1918; 4th Pursuit Group, AEF,
Unit Award: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1962. Philip- Nov-Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 1918-1 Apr
pine Presidential Unit Citation. 1919.
SQUADRONS 95

147th Aero (later lflh Pursuit): Selfridge Field, Mich, 1Jul 1922 to con-
Unkn, 11 Nov 1917-Nov 1918; 1st Pur- solidation in 1936.
suit Group, Jun-Dec 1918; unkn, Dec Consolidated squadron: Selfridge
1918-22 Aug 1919; 1st Pursuit Group, Field, Mich, from consolidation in 1936
22 Aug 1919 to consolidation in 1936. to 27 Oct 1940; Nichols Field, Luzon, 5
Consolidated squadron: 1st Pursuit Dec 1940 (operated from Clark Field,
Group, from consolidation in 1936; 4th Luzon, 9-24 Dec 1941); Bataan, Luzon,
Composite Group, 14 Dec 1940; 24th 25 Dec iwi-Apr 1 9 4 (operated from
Pursuit Group, 1 Oct 1g~+1-2 Apr 1946. Lubao, Luzon, 25-31 Dec 1941, and
STATIONS: from Mindanao, c. 8 Apr-May 1942).
17th Aero: Camp Kelly, Tex, 16 Jun AIRCRAFT:
1917; Toronto, Ont, Canada, 4 Aug 1917 17th Aero: JN-4, 1917; Sopwith
(detachments at Camp Borden and De- F-1 Camel, 1918; Spad XIII, 1918.
seronto, Ont, Canada, after c. 25 Aug 147th Aero (later 17th Pursuit):
1917); Taliaferro Field No. 1, Tex, c. 14 Nieuport 28, 1918; Spad XIII, 1918; in
Oct 1917; Garden City, NY, 23 Dec addition to SE-5, 1919-1922, Spad XIII,
1917-9 Jan 1918; France, 10 Feb 1918 1921-1922, and MB-3, 1922-1925, in-
(unit divided into four flights which op- cluded DH-4 during period ig19-1p5;
erated from various stations in Nord, PW-8,1924-1926; P-I, 1926-1930; P-12,
Pas-de-Calais, Somme, and Oise, until 1930-1932; p 4 , 1932-1934; p-26, 1934
squadron reassembled on 20 Jun 1918); to consolidation in 1936.
Petite Synthe, France, 20 Jun 1918; Consolidated squadron: In addition
Auxi-le-Chateau, France, ig Aug 1918 to P-26, from consolidation in 1936 to
( detachment operated from Beugnatre, 1938, included P 4 during period 1936-
10-20 Sep 1918); Soncamp (near Som- 1938; in addition to P-35, 1938-1940,
brin), France, m Sep 1918; Toul, included C-40, ig3g-1940; P-26, 1940-
France, 4 Nov 1918; Colombey-les- 1941; P-35, 1941; P-40, 1941-1942.
Belles, France, 12 Dec 1918; Nantes, OPERATIONS :
France, 15 Jan-7 Mar 1919; Garden 17th Aero: Flying training unit,
City, NY,c. m Mar-1 Apr 1919. Oct-Dec 1917; manned with ground
147th Aero (later 17th Pursuit): personnel only, maintained aircraft and
Kelly Field, Tex, 11Nov 1917; Taliaferro underwent combat training while at-
Field No. 2, Tex, 12 Nov 1917; Tali- tached by flights to tactical units of
aferro Field No. 1, Tex, 22 Dec 1917; RAF serving on front with British Sec-
Garden City, NY, ig Feb-5 Mar 1918; ond and Fifth Armies, 11 Feb-Jun 1918;
Tours, France, 25. Mar 1918; Epiez, following assignment of pilots and reas-
France, 22 Apr 1918; Toul, France, 1 sembling of flights on 20 Jun 1918,
Jun 1918; Touquin, France, 28 Jun 1918; combat as pursuit unit with British Sec-
Saints, France, g JuI 1918; Rembercourt, ond and Third Armies, 15 Jul-28 Oct
France, 1 Sep 1918; Colombey-les- 1918; reassigned to Second Army, AEF,
Belles, France, 12 Dec 1918; Brest, on 1 Nov 1918, prepared for operations
France, 5 Feb-8 Mar 1919; Garden City, on American front but did not become
NY,ig Mar 1919; Selfridge Field, Mich, combat-ready before 11Nov 1918.
27 Apr 1919; Kelly Field, Tex, 31 Aug 147th Aero (later 17th Pursuit):
1919; Ellington Field, Tex, 1 Jul 1921; Combat as pursuit unit with French
96 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
Sixth Army, French Eighth Army, and
American First Army, 2 Jun-io Nov
1918.
Consolidated squadron: Combat in
the Philippine Islands, 8 Dec ig4i-c. 1
May 1942; ground echelon fought as in-
fantry unit in Bataan, 18 Jan-c. 8 Apr
1942. Carried as an active unit but was
not operational from the fall of the Phil-
ippines to 2 Apr 1946.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. World War I (credits (Bombardment) on 2 Apr 1943. Inacti-
of consolidated squadron) : Picardy vated on 27 Apr 1946.
(earned by 17th Aero); Somme Defen- ASSIGNMENTS. Air Force Combat Com-
sive (earned by 17th Aero); Lorraine mand, 2 Mar 1942; 71st Observation
(earned by 147th Aero); Montdidier- (later Reconnaissance; Tactical Re-
Noyon (earned by 17th Aero); Flanders connaissance; Reconnaissance ) Group, 2
(earned by 17th Aero); Champagne Mar 1942 (attached to gist Reconnaiss-
(earned by 147th Aero); Ile-de-France ance Wing, c. 21 Oct-io Nov 1945, and
(earned by 147th Aero); Champagne- to V Bomber Command, 10 Nov 1945-1
Marne (earned by 147th Aero); Feb 1946); V Bomber Command, 1
Aisne-Marne (earned by 147th Aero); Feb-27 Apr 1946.
Somme Offensive (earned by 17th STATIONS.Providence, RI, 2 Mar 194%;
Aero); Oise-Aisne (earned by 147th Salinas AAB, Calif, 2 Mar 1942; Esler
Aero); St Mihiel (earned by 147th Field, La, 24 Jan 1943; Laurel AAFld,
Aero ) ; Meuse-Argonne ( earned by Miss, 31 Mar-24 Sep 194.3; Milne Bay,
147th Aero). World War 11: Philippine New Guinea, 6 Nov 1943; Dobodura,
Islands. New Guinea, 22 Nov 194.3; Finschhafen,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- New Guinea, Mar-30 Jun 1944 (air ech-
tations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec elon at Wakde, 25 May-io Jun 1944,
1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, and at Biak after 27 Jun 1944); Biak, 29
8-22 Dec 1941; Philippine Islands, 6 Jul-21 Oct 1944; Tacloban, Leyte, 2
Jan-8 Mar 1942. Philippine Presidential Nov 194.4 (air echelon primarily at Biak
Unit Citation. to c. 23 Dec 1944 and at San Jose, Min-
EMBLEM. The great snow owl, white doro, after 23 Dec 1944); San Jose, Min-
on black background. (Approved 3 Mar doro, 7 Jan 1945; Lingayen, Luzon, 4
1924 from World War I emblem of 17th Apr 194.5; Ie Shima, 29 Ju1 1945 (de-
Aero Squadron. ) tachment at Lingayen, Luzon, to Sep
1945); Yokota, Japan, 26 Oct 1945-27
17th RECONNAISSANCE Apr 1946.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to L-1, 1942,
LINEAGE.Constituted 17th Observa- apparently included 0-46, 0-47, and
tion Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942. 0-52, 1942; A-20, P-39, and P-40,
Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated: 1942- 1943; B-25, 1943-1 946.
17th Observation Squadron on 4 Ju1 OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, c.
1942; 17th Reconnaissance Squadron May-c. Sep 1942; combat in Southwest
SQUADRONS 97
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
and Western Pacific, 28 Jan 1944-25 Jul
1945. vated on 31 Ju1 1945. Activated on 19
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. May 1947. Inactivated on 10 Sep 1948.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, AmericanRedesignated 17th Troop Carrier
Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; China Squadron (Medium) on 3 Jul 1952. Ac-
Defensive; New Guinea; Bismarck Ar- tivated on 14 Jul 1952. Inactivated on 21
chipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Lu-Jul 1954. Activated on 24 Oct 1960. Or-
zon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus; ganized on 8 Feb 1961.
China Offensive. ASSIGNMENTS.64th Transport (later
DECORATIONS. Troop Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-31
Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Dutch New Guinea, 8 Jun 1944;Jul 1945. 64th Troop Carrier Group, i g
May 1947-10 Sep 1948. 64th Troop Car-
Philippine Islands, 26 Dec 1944. Philip-
pine Presidential Unit Citation. rier Group, 14 Jul 1952-21 Jul 19%.
EMBLEM. Tactical Air Command, 24 Oct 1960;
On an orange disc, thin bor-
der black, piped white, a caricatured 64th Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Feb 1961;
figure in aviator's suit and helmet 516th Troop Carrier Wing, 1 Jan 1963-.
brown, wearing yellow ear phones and STATIONS.McClellan Field, Calif, 11
Dec 1940; Hamilton Field, Calif, 11 Jul
tan parachute pack, grasping in the left
1941; Westover Field, Mass, 13 Jun-31
hand reins to mouth of shark teeth, and
Jul 1942; Ramsbury, England, 18 Aug-
gazing into the distance under shade of
Nov 1942 (operated from Maison
right hand, standing in stirrups of yel-
low saddle with blue saddle cloth and Blanche, Algeria, 11 Nov-Dec 1942);
brown belly band attached about the Blida, Algeria, c. 12 Dec 1942; Kai-
middle of a large, red aerial bomb, rouan, Tunisia, 28 Jun 1943; El Diem,
trimmed blue, having shark's teeth andTunisia, 26 JuI 1943; Comiso, Sicily, 3
Sep 1943 (operated from bases in India,
eye of white painted thereon, all in front
Apr-Jun 1944); Ciampino, Italy, 8 Jul
of a white cloud formation in base. (Ap-
proved 4 May 1943. ) 1944 (operated from Istres, France, 8
S e p i 1 Nov 1944); Rosignano Airfield,
17th TROOP CARRIER Italy, 10 Jan-23 May 1945; Waller
Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31 Ju1 1945.
Langley Field Va, ig May 1947-10 Sep
1948. Donaldson AFB, SC, 14 Jul
1952-21 Jul 1954. Dyess AFB, Tex, 8
Feb 1961-.
AIRCRAFT. C-47, ig4i-ig45. -2,
1952-1953; c-119, 1953-199. c-130,
1961-.
OPERATIONS. World War 11: In-
cluded airborne assults on Sicily and
Southern France; support for partisans
in Northern Italy, Jan-May 1945; aerial
transportation in MTO, and briefly in
LINEAGE. Constituted 17th Transport CBI. Unmanned, 1947-1948.
Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on SERVICESTREAMERS.American Thea-
11 Dec 1940. Redesignated 17th Troop ter.
98 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco; AIRCRAFT. PT-17, 1941; LB-30, 1941;
Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome- B-18, 1941; B-17, 1941-1942, 1944-
Amo; Southern France; North Apen- 1945; B-24, 1942-1944.
nines; Po Valley; India-Burma. OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine patrols,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Dec ig4i-Oct 1942. Combat in ETO, 23
tation: CBI Theater, 7 Apr-15 Jun 1944. May 1944-20 Apr 1945.
EMBLEM.On a bluish gray square; a SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
white disc charged with a red silhouet- CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
ted stylized “fire bird” in profile flight. Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Nor-
Below the emblem, a white scroll, edged mandy; Northern France; Rhineland;
and inscribed with the words “FIRE Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME
B I R D in red. (Approved 29 Mar Theater.
1962.1 DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM.On a blue disc with a yel-
18th BOMBARDMENT low border a red Indian wearing a white
feather headdress with a blue zigzag
line through the band and feathers
tipped in black, a white loin cloth, and
white moccasins marked in black, hold-
ing in his left hand a white spear with
five white feathers tipped in black at the
end thereof, astride a yellow aerial
bomb and holding in his right hand
black reins leading from the nose of the
bomb. (Approved 20 Mar 1942.)

18th COMBAT MAPPING


LINEAGE.Constituted 18th Bombard- LINEAGE.Constituted 18th Photo-
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov graphic Mapping Squadron on 14 JuI
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti- 1942. Activated on 23 Ju1 1942. Redesig-
vated on 28 Aug 1945. nated: 18th Photographic Squadron
ASSIGNMENTS. 34th Bombardment (Heavy) on 6 Feb 1943; 18th Combat
Group, 15 Jan 1941-28 Aug 1945.. Mapping Squadron on g Oct 1943. Inac-
STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 15 Jan
1941; Westover Field, Mass, c. zg May tivated on 20 Feb 1 9 4 . Redesignated
1941; Pendleton, Ore, c. 25 Jan 1942; 18th Reconnaissance Squadron ( Photo-
Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, c. 13 May graphic) on 8 Oct 1947. Activated in
1942; Geiger Field, Wash, 1 Jul 1942; the reserve on 6 Nov 1947. Inactivated
Ephrata, Wash, 1 Dec 1942; Blythe, on 27 Jun 1949.
Calif, 7 Dec 1942; Salinas AAB, Calif, ASSIGNMENTS. 4th Photographic (later
29 May 1943; Blythe AAFld, Calif, 13 Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
Jul ig43-c. 2 Apr 1944; Mendlesham, ping; Photographic) Group, 23 Jul
England, c. 23 Apr 1944-24 Jul 1945; 1942-20 Feb 1944 (air echelon assigned
Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, c. 13-28 Aug 8th Photo graphic Reconnaissance
1945. Group, g Oct 1943-15 Jan 194.4). 66th
SQUADRONS 99
Reconnaissance Group, 6 Nov 1947-27 signated 18th Fighter-Interceptor
Jun 1949. Squadron on 10 Oct 1 9 9 . Activated on
STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, 23 1Dec 1952.
Jul-12 Dec 1942 (bulk of air echelon at ASSIGNMENTS.35th Pursuit Group, 1
Colorado Springs, Colo, to 12 Oct 1943, Feb 1940; 28th Composite Group, c. 24
and at Will Rogers Field, Okla, 14 Oct Feb 1941; XI Fighter Command, 7 Jun
1943-15 Jan 1944); Dumbea, New Cale- 1942; 343d Fighter Group, 11 Sep
donia, 20-25 Jan 1943; Espiritu Santo, 2 1942-15 Aug 1946. 31st Air Division, 1
Feb 1943-20 Feb iw (detachment of Dec 1952; 514th Air Defense Group, 16
air echelon at Espiritu Santo after 4 Apr Feb 1953; 11th Air Division, 1 Sep 1954;
1943). Newark AAB, NJ, 6 Nov 1947-27 5ooist Air Defense Group, 20 Sep 1954;
Jun 1949. 11th Air Division, 1 Oct 1955; 412th
AIRCRAFT. P-38, 1942; in addition to Fighter Group, 20 Aug 1957; 30th Air
B-25, 1943-1944, included B - q (used Division, 1 Apr 1960; 478th Fighter
by air echelon in Oklahoma) in 1943. Group, 1 May 1960; 478th Fighter
OPERATIONS. Photo-mapping in South Wing, 1 Feb 1961-.
Pacific, 14 Apr-8 Jun 1943, 29 Sep STATIONS,Moffett Field, Calif, 1 Feb
1943-29 Jan 1944, by part of air eche- i g q ; Hamilton Field, Calif, 10 Sep
lon; bulk of air echelon remained in US 1940-8 Feb 194.1; Elmendorf Field,
and was inactivated at Will Rogers Alaska, 21 Feb 1941; Ft Greely, Alaska,
Field on 15 Jan 1944. 18 Apr-23 Nov 1942; Adak, 6 Dec 1942;
SERVICESTREAMERS.Asiatic-Pacific Amchitka, 15 Feb 1943; Attu, 28 Mar
Theater. 1944; Elmendorf Field, Alaska, 6 Nov
CAMPAIGNS. None. 1945; Ladd Field, Alaska, 20 Jun-15
DECORATIONS. None. Aug 1946. Minneapolis-St Paul Intl
EMBLEM. None. Aprt, Minn, 1 Dec 199-10 Aug 1954;
Ladd AFB, Alaska, 28 Aug 1954; Wurt-
18th FIGHTER smith AFB, Mich, 20 Aug 1957; Grand
Forks AFB, ND, 1May ig6o-.
AIRCRAFT. P-36, 194(r1941; P-40,
1941-1945; p-39, 1943; p-38, 1943-
1946; P-51, 1946. F-51, 1952-1953;
F-86, 1953-1954; F-89, 1954-1957; F-
102, 1957-1960; F-101, 1 9 6 ~ .
OPERATIONS. Combat in Northern Pa-
cific, and defense of Alaska, during
World War 11. Not operational Jan-Jun
1946.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Aleutian Islands; Air
LINEAGE.Constituted 18th Pursuit Combajt, Asiatic-PacificTheater.
Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec h c O a T I O N S . Air Force Outstanding
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig- Unit Award: 1Jun 1962-31 May 1964.
nated 18th Fighter Squadron on 15 May EMBLEM.On a yellow orange disc,
1942.Inactivated on 15 Aug 1946. Rede- within an annulet of the field, a carica-
100 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

tured blue fox in front of a white light- 18th TROOP CARRIER


ning flash issuing from chief, stalking LINEAGE, Constituted 18th Transport
across a white cloud formation in base, Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Aotivated on
outlined black, while holding a black 11 Dec 1940. Redesignated 18th Troop
aerial machine gun, proper, under the Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
right foreleg; two, small, jagged red vated on 31 Jul 1945. Redesignated 18th
flashes emitting from machine gun muz- Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) on 24
zle toward base. (Approved 10 Nov Jul 1948. Activated on 1 Aug 1948. Inac-
1944.) tivated on 1 Mar 1949. Redesignated
18th Troop Carrier Squadron (Me-
18th RECONNAISSANCE dium) on 3 Ju1 1952. Activated on 14
Jul 199. Inactivated on 21 Jul 19%.
LINEAGE. Constituted 18th Observa- Activated on 3 Aug 1961. Organized on
tion Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942. 8 Jan 1962.
Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated ASSIGNMENTS.64th Transport (later
18th Observation Squadron on 4 Ju1 Troop Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-
1942. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1942. Acti- 31 Jul 1945. 5700th Composite Wing,
vated on 1 Mar 1943. Redesignated 18th 1 Aug 1948-1 Mar 1949. 64th Troop
Reconnaissance Squadron ( Bombard- Carrier Group, 14 Jul 1952-21 Jul 1954.
ment) on 2 Apr 1943. Disbanded on 15 Tactical Air Command, 3 Aug 1961;
1943- 64th Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Jan 1962;
ASSIGNMENTS. Air Force Combat 516th Troop Carrier Wing, 1 Jan 1963-.
Comma& 2 Mar 1942; Army Air STATIONS.McClellan Field, Calif, 11
Forces, g Mar 1942; 65th Observation Dec 1940; March Field, Calif, 11 JuI
Group, 29 Mar-18 Oct 1942. 65th Ob- 1941; Westover Field, Mass, g Jun-31
Ju1 1942; Ramsbury, England, 18 Aug-
servation (later Reconnaissance) Group,
Nov 1942 (operated from Maison
1 Mar-15 Aug 1943.
Blanche, Algeria, 11 Nov-Dec 1942);
STATIONS.Dover, Del, 2 Mar 1942; Blida; Algeria, 16 Dec 1942; Kairouan,
Langley Field, Va, 23 Mar 1942; Pope Tunisia, 1 Jul 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 26
Field, NC, 16 Jun 1942; Jacksonville, Jul 1943; Comiso, Sicily, 8 Sep 1943
Fla, 26 Aug 1942; Birmingham, Ala, 18 (operated from bases in India, Apr-Jun
Oct 1942. Columbia AAB, SC, 1 Mar 1944); Ciampino, Italy, 10Jul 1944 (op-
1943; Florence AAFld, SC, 12 Apr-15 erated from Istres, France, 7 S e p i i
1943. Nov 1944); Rosignano Airfield, Italy, g
AIRCRAFT. L-1, 1942; 0-47, 1942. Jan-23 May 1945; Waller Field, Trini-
8-25, 1943. dad, 4 Jun-31 Ju1 1945. Albrook AFB,
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, c. CZ, 1 Aug 1948-1 Mar 1949. Donaldson
Sep-Oct 1942. Replacement training, AFB, SC, 14 Jul 1952-21 JuI 1954.
Apr-Aug 1943. Dyess AFB, Tex, 8 Jan 1962-.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. AIRCRAFT. C-47 1941-1945. (2-54,
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American 1948-1949. G82, 1951-1953; c-119,
Theater. 1953-1954. C-l30,1962-.
DECORATIONS. None. OPERATIONS. World War 11: Included
EMBLEM. None. airborne assaults on Sicily, on Myit-
SQUADRONS 101

kyina, Burma, and on Southern France; 19th BOMBARDMENT


support for partisans in Northern Italy,
Jan-May 194.5; aerial transportation in
MTO, and briefly in CBI.
SERVICESTREAMERS.American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco;
Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-
Arno; Southern France; North Apen-
nines; Po Valley; India-Burma with
Arrowhead.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tation: CBI Theater, 7 Apr-15 Jun 1944.
EMBLEM. None.
LINEAGE. Constituted 19th Bombard-
ment Squadron (Medium) on 22 Dec
19th ANTISUBMARINE
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig-
LINEAGE. Constituted 363d Bombard- nated: 19th Bombardment Squadron
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan (Heavy) on 3 Feb 1944.; 19th Bombard-
1942. Activated on 15 Jul 1942. Redesig- ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 30
nated 19th Antisubmarine Squadron Apr 1946; 19th Bombardment Squadron
(Heavy) on 29 Nov 1942. Disbanded on (Medium) on 28 Ju11948.
11 NOV 1943. ASSIGNMENTS. 22d Bombardment
ASSIGNMENTS. 304th Bombardment Group, 1 Feb 1940; 22d Bombardment
Group, 15 Jul 1942; 25th Antisubmarine Wing, 16 Jun ig52-.
Wing, 30 Dec 1942; AAF Antisubmarine STATIONS.Patterson Field, Ohio, 1
Command, 8 Jun 1943; 479th Antisub- Feb 1940; Langley Field, Va, 16 Nov
marine Group, 8 Jul-11 Nov 1943. 1940; Muroc, Calif, g Dec 1941-28 Jan
STATIONS. Salt Lake City AAB, Utah, 1942; Brisbane, Australia, 25 Feb 1942;
15 Jul 1942; Geiger Field, Wash, 15 Sep Ipswich, Australia, z Mar 1942; Towns-
1942; Ephrata, Wash, 1 Oct 1942; Lang- ville, Australia, 29 Mar 1942; Woodstock,
ley Field, Va, 29 Oct 1942; Gander Australia, 4 Jul 1942; Iron Range, Aus-
Lake, Newfoundland, ig Mar-c. 25 Jun tralia, 15 Sep 1942; Woodstock,
1943; St Eval, England, c. 30 Jun 1943; Australia, 4 Feb 1943; Dobodura, New
Dunkeswell, England, 6 Aug 1943; Po- Guinea, 11 Jul 1943; Nadzab, New
dington, England, Nov-11 Nov 1943. Guinea, c. 24 Jan 1944; Owi, Schouten
AIRCRAFT. B-17, igp-1943; B-24, Islands, 22 Jul 1944; Leyte, c. 10 Nov
1943. 1944; Anguar, 2 Dec 1944; Samar, 27
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols in Jan 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, c. 15 Mar
American Theater, c. 1 Nov 1942-22 Jun 194.5; Okinawa, 14 Aug 1945; Ft Wil-
1943, and in ETO, 13Jul-5 Oct 1943. liam McKinley, Luzon, 23 Nov 1945;
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Okinawa, 15 May 1946; Smoky Hill
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American AFB, Kan, 18 May 1948; March AFB,
Theater; Air Offensive, Europe. Calif, 10 May 1949 (operated from Ka-
DECORATIONS. None. dena, Okinawa, c. g Jul-c. 30 Oct
EMBLEM. None. 1950)-.
102 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

AIRCRAFT. B-18, ig40-1941; B-26, LINEAGE.Organized as 14th Aero


1941-1944; B-24, 1944-1945; B-29, Squadron on 14 Jun 1917. Redesignated
1946-1953; B-477 1953-. 19th Aero Squadron on 26 Jun 1917. De-
OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine patrols, mobilized on 14 APr 1919. Reconsti-
Dec 1941-Jan 1942; combat in South- tuted and consolidated (20 Dec 1923)
west and Western pacific, 6 1942--9 with 19th Squadron which was author-
ized on 30 Aug 1921. Organized on 1
Jan 1943’ 27 Jul 1943-3 Aug lg4’*Not Oct 1921. Inactivated on 29 Jun 1922.
23 1945-15 Jun 1946’ Redesignated 19th Pursuit Squadron on
‘Ombat in Korea, ’3 JU1-l9 Oct ‘95’.
SERVICESTREAMERS.None.
25 an 1923, Activated on 1 May 1923,
Redesignated: 19th Pursuit Squadron
CAMPAIGNS*World War 11: Antisub- (Intercepter) on 6 Dec 1939; 19th
marine, American Theater; East Indies; Fighter Squadron on 15 M~~ 1942,
Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; activated on 12 Jan 1946,
Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipel- ASSIGNMENTS, U n h , 14 Jun 1g17-Feb
ago; Western Pacific; LeYte; Luzon; 1918; Seventh Aviation Instruction Cen-
Southern Philippines; China Offensive; ter, Feb-Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 191&14
Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. KO- Apr 1919. Ninth Corps Area, 1 Oct
rean War: UN Defensive; UN Offen- 1921-29 Jun 1922. 17th Composite
sive. Group, 1 May 1923; 5th Composite
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Group, 15 Jan 1924; 18th Pursuit (later
tations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-[9] Jan Fighter) Group, Jan 1927; 318th Fighter
1943; New Guinea, 5 Nov 1943. Philip- Group, 16 Mar 1943-12 Jan 1946.
pine Presidential Unit Citation. Repub- STATIONS.Camp Kelly, Tex, 14 Jun
lic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 1917; Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, 1 Aug
10 Jul-24 Oct 1950. 1917; Garden City, NY, 31 Oct-3 Dec
EMBLEM, In the center of a blue disc 1917; St Maixent, France, 1 Jan 1918;
the representation of a bowling “strike” Clermont-Ferrand, France, 6 Feb 1918;
(ball black, alley and pins gold, the lat- Bordeaux, France, c. 29 Dec 1918-c. 18
ter banded red about the handle, the Mar 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, c. 5-14
rays of impact white). (Approved i g APr 1919. March Field, calif, 1 Oct
SeP 1941.) 1921-29 Jun 1922. Wheeler Field, TH, 1
May 1923; Luke Field, TH, 15 Jan 1924;
19th FIGHTER Wheeler Field, TH, 11 Jan 1927; Bel-
lows Field, TH, 20 Feb 1942; Kualoa
Field, TH, 22 May 1942; Bellows Field,
TH, 20 Oct 1942;-Barbers Point, TH, g
Feb 1943; Kipapa Field, TH, 30 May
1943; Stanley Field, TH, 4 Sep 1943;
Kualoa Field, TH, 26 Dec 1943; Bellows
Field, TH, 18 Apr 1944; Saipan,.zo Jun
1944; Ie Shima, 30 Apr 1945; Okinawa,
Nov-Dec 1945; Ft Lewis, Wash, 11-12
Jan 1946.
AIRCRAFT. Apparently included JN-6
and SE-5, ig2i-igz2. In addition to
SQUADRONS 103

MB-3 and SE-5 included DH-4 during 1944; Tenth Air Force, 1 Aug-1 Dec
period 1923-1926; primarily PW-g dur- 1945.
ing period 1927-1930; primarily P-12 STATIONS.Miami Mun Aprt, Fla, 2
during period 1931-1937; in addition toMar 1942; Jacksonville Mun kprt, Fla, 7
P-26 and P-36 included A-12, BT-g, Mar 1942; Pope Field, NC, 11 May
OA-3, and P-12 during period 1938- 1942; Morris Field, NC, ig Oct 1942;
1941; p-40, 1941-1943; p-47, 1943- Camp Campbell, Ky, 3 Apr 1943; Aiken
1945; p-38, 1944-1945. AAFld, SC, 22 Jun 1943-26 Feb 1944;
OPERATIONS.Maintained aircraft, Kanchrapara, India, c. 15 Apr 1944; On-
1918. Patrols over the Pacific, Feb dal, India, 29 Apr 1944; Kunming,
iw2-Apr 1944. Combat in Western Pa- China, 29 May 1944; Chengkung,
cific, 22 Jun 1944-14 Aug 1945. China, 28 Mar 1945; Nanning, China, 18
SERVICESTREAMERS. Aug 1945; India, c. Oct-7 Nov 1945; Ft
Theater of Oper-
ations. Lewis, Wash, 30 Nov-1 Dec 1945.
CAMPAIGNS. Central Pacific; Air Of- AIRCRAFT. In addition to G I , L-4,
fensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; West-A-20, B-25, DB-7, and P-39, 1942-
ern Pacific; Ryukyus; China Offensive; 1943, and L-5 and L-6,1943, included
Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. 0-52, 1942, P-43 and 0-46, 1942-1943,
DECORATIONS. None. and G 2 , L-3, and P-51, 194.3; in addi-
EMBLEM.On a yellow disc a black tion to G g , 1943-1945, included Gz,
and white spurred game cock (prepared L-4, and L-6, 1943-1944, and GI,
for fighting) within a black border 1944-1945.
charged with nineteen rosettes, each OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
consisting of a white five-pointed star,
Mar-c. Oct 1942; combat in CBI, Jun
one point to center, surrounded by six 1944-Aug 1945-
small white discs. (Approved u) Apr SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
1928.) CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Theater; India-Burma; China Defensive;
19th LIAISON Central Burma; China Offensive.
LINEAGE.Constituted 19th Observa- DECORATIONS. None.
tion Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942. EMBLEM. None.
Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated:
19th Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 19th RECONNAISSANCE
1942; 19th Liaison Squadron on 2 Apr
1943. Inactivated on 1 Dec 1945.
ASSIGNMENTS. Air Force Combat Com-
mand, 2 Mar 1942; Army Air Forces,
g Mar 1942; 66th Observation (later
Reconnaissance) Group, 29 Mar 1942;
I Air Support Command (later I Tac-
tical Air Division), 11 Aug 1943; US
Army Forces, CBI, Apr 1944; Four-
teenth Air Force, 29 May 1944 (at-
tached to Y Force, 29 May-8 Aug
1 9 4 ) ; 6gth Composite Wing, 10 Jun
104 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

LINEAGE.Constituted 19th Photo- Buckley Field, Colo, 26 Nov i g ~ Jun 4


graphic Mapping Squadron on 14 Jul 1945 (air echelon at Accra, Gold Coast,
1942. Activated on 23 Jul 1942. Redesig- c. 1 Feb-25 Apr 1945, and Watton, Eng-
nated: 19th Photographic Squadron land, 25 Apr-16 Jul 1945); Thurleigh,
(Heavy) on 6 Feb 1943; 19th Photo- England, c. 22 Jun 1945; Tortorella Air-
graphic Charting Squadron on 11 Aug field, Italy, 20 Aug 1945; Foggia, Italy, 6
1943; 19th Reconnaissance Squadron Sep-15 Dec 194.5. Newark AAB, NJ, 6
(Long Range, Photographic) on 15 Jun Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949. Shaw AFB, SC,
1945. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945. Re- 20 Jul 1953-22 Apr 1954; Sculthorpe,
designated 19th Reconnaissance Squad- England, 11 May 1954; Spangdahlem
ron (Photographic) on 8 Oct 1947. AB, Germany, 10 Jan 1959; Brunting-
Activated in the reserve on 6 Nov 1947. thorpe, England, 25 Aug 1959; Toul/Ro-
Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated sieres AB, France, 15 Aug 1962-.
19th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron AIRCRAFT. In addition to B-17/F-g,
(Night Photographic) on 21 Apr 1953. 1943-1945, included B-24/F-7, F-8,
Activated on 20 Jul 1953. B-25/F-10, and OA-io during period
ASSIGNMENTS.4th Photographic (later 1942-1945. RB-45, 1953-1957; RB-66,
Photographic Reconnaissance and Map- 1957-*
ping) Group, 23 Jul 1942; 1st OPERATIONS. Photo-mapping in North
Photographic Charting (later Photo- America, the Middle East, and Africa, c.
graphic) Group, assigned on 11 Aug Dec ig42-Xpr 1945; photo-mapping in
1943, and attached on ig Nov 1943; Europe, Jun-Oct 1945.
11th Photographic Group, 1 Dec 1943; SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
311th Photographic (later Reconnaiss- ter; EAME Theater.
ance) Wing, 5 Oct 1944-15 Dec 1945 CAMPAIGNS. None.
(attached to Ninth Air Force, 16 DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding
May-15 Nov 1945). 66th Reconnaiss- Unit Award: 31 Dec 1959-1 Jan 1962.
ance Group, 6 Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949. EMBLEM, Over and through a yellow
Ninth Air Force (attached to 363d Tact- orange disc, border equally divided of
ical Reconnaissance Wing), 20 Jul 1953; white and red bands, a stylized thunder-
Third Air Force (attached to 47th Bom- bird dark blue, surmounted by a tri-me-
bardment Wing), 7 May 1954; Twelfth trogon camera proper, over a white
Air Force, I Dec 1956; 66th Tactical Re- globe marked with black lines of lati-
connaissance Group, 1 Jan 1957; 66th tude and longitude; continuous film
Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Dec strip negative proper entwining red
1957 (attached to loth Tactical Recon- band of border on either side, and pass-
naissance Wing from 8 Jan 1958); loth ing over face of globe in scroll form.
Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Mar ( Approved 23 Nov 1943.)
195%.
STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, 23 19th TROOP CARRIER
Ju1 1942; Bradley Field, Conn, 17 Sep
1943 (flight at Mexico City, Mexico, 5 LINEAGE. Constituted 19th Transport
NOV-20 Dec 1943); MacDill Field, Fla, Squadron on 22 Nov 1940. Activated on
21 Jan 1944 (air echelon at Cairo, 1 Jan 1941. Redesignated 19th Troop
Egypt, after 30 Jan 1944, and Deversoir, Carrier Squadron on 5 Jul 1942. Inacti-
Egypt, 3 Feb 1944-c. 31 Jan 1945); vated on 26 Aug 1948. Redesignated
SQUADRONS 105

CAMPAIGNS.World War 11: Central


Pacific; Eastern Mandates; Western Pa-
cific. Korean War: Korea Summer-Fall,
1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea Sum-
mer-Fall, 19%.
DECORATIONS. Republic of Korea Pr'es-
idential Unit Citation: [lo Jun igp]-27
Ju11953.
EMBLEM. Over and through a disc per
fess debased, border black, a stylized
white cargo aircraft, edged black, flying
19th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medi- into sky portion of ultramarine blue,
um) on 23 May 1952. Activated on 10 charged with the Southern Cross con-
Jun 1952. Inactivated on 18 Jan 1955. stellation white, all over the golden yel-
ASSIGNMENTS.Hawaiian (later Sev- low moon rising, flecked with clouds of
enth) Air Force, 1 Jan 1941; VI Air grey and yellow, behind black silhouette
Service Area Command, 15 Aug 1944; outline of islands and palm trees resting
AAF, Middle Pacific, 15 Dec 1945; Pa- on dark blue water segment in base,
cific Air Command, 1 Jan 1946; 403d marked with golden yellow moon rays.
Troop Carrier Group, 31 May 1946; ( Approved 5 J u 1953.
~ )
374th Troop Carrier Group, 15 Oct
1946; Seventh Air Force (later Pacific 20th BOMBARDMENT
Air Command) Jan 1947; Ninth Air
Force, 17-26 Aug 1948 (detachment at-
tached to Airlift Task Force [Prov] 29
Jul 1948-26 Aug 1948). 315th Troop
Carrier Group, 10Jun 1952-18 Jan 1955.
STATIONS.Hickam Field, TH, 1 Jan
1941; John Rodgers Aprt, TH, 29 May
1942; Hickam Field, THY1946; Bergs-
trom AFB, Texas, 17-26 Aug 1948 (de-
tachment operated from Rhein/Main
AB, Germany, 2 Jul-26 Aug 1948).
-Brady AB, Japan, 10 Jun 1952-18 Jan
1955.
AIRCRAFT. c-33, 1941-1942; c-53,
1942-1945; c-57, 1943-1946; c-47, LINEAGE.Organized as 20th Aero
1943-1946; c-457 1944-1946; c-54,
ig&i948; C-46, 1946-1948. C-46, Squadron on 26 Jun 1917. Redesignat-
1952-1954. ed: 20th Squadron on 14 Mar i g i i ; 20th
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in Bombardment Squadron on 25 Jan 1923;
the Hawaiian Islands and to forward 20th Bombardment Squadron ( Heavy)
bases in the Pacific during World War on 6 Dec 1939. Inactivated on 28 Feb
11; during the Berlin Airlift, Jul-Aug 1946. Redesignated 20th Bombardment
1948; and between Japan and Korea, 10 Squadron (Very Heavy) on 5 Apr 1946.
Jun 1952-27 J u l i ~ 5 3 . Activated on 1 Jul 194.7. Redesignated
106 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

20th Bombardment Squadron (Medi- 1942-1945. B-9, 1947-1950; B-50,


um) on 28 May 1948. 1949-1954; B-47, 1954-.
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 26 Jun igi7-Sep OPERATIONS. Combat as day bom-
1918; 1st Day Bombardment Group, bardment unit with First Army, 14
SepNov 1918; unkn, Nov 1918-18 Sep Sep-5 Nov 1918. Participated in demon-
1919; 1st Day Bombardment (later 2d stration of effectiveness of aerial bom-
Bombardment) Group, 18 Sep 1919-28 bardment on warships, 5 Sep 1923; flew
Feb 1946. 2d Bombardment Group, 1 mercy mission in relief of flood victims
Jul 1947; 2d Bombardment Wing, 16 in Pennsylvania, 20-22 Mar 1936; par-
Jun ig52-. ticipated in good-will flights to Argen-
STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 26 Jun tina, 15-27 Feb 1938, Colombia, 3-12
1917; Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, 31 Jul Aug 1938, and Brazil, 10-26 Nov 1939.
1917; Garden City, NY, 1 Nov-17 Dec Antisubmarine patrols, 8 Dec 1941-c. 28
1917; Stamford, England, 7 Jan-7 Aug Oct 1942; combat in MTO and ETO, 28
1918; Delouze, France, 26 Aug 1918; Apr 1943-1 May 1945. Electronic coun-
Amanty, France, 7 Sep 1918; Maulan, termeasures testing and evaluation, May
France, 23 Sep 1918; Colombey-les- ig50-May 1952.
Belles, France, 16 Jan 1919; Guitres, SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
France, 1 Feb 1919; St Denis de Pile, CAMPAIGNS. World War I: St Mihiel;
France, 5 Feb 1919; Libourne, France, Lorraine; Meuse-Argonne. World War
27 Feb-Apr 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, 2 11: Antisubmarine, American Theater;
May 1919; Ellington Field, Tex, Jun Air Offensive, Europe; Tunisia; Sicily;
1919; Kelly Field, Tex, c. 25 Sep 1919; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Amo; Nor-
Langley Field, Va, 30 Jun 1922 (operat- mandy; Northern France; Southern
ed from Mitchel Field, NY, 8 Dec France; North Apennines; Rhineland;
1941-24 Jan 1942); Ephrata, Wash, 29 Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat,
Oct 1942; Great Falls AAB, Mont, 28 EAME Theater.
Nov 1942-13 Mar 1943; Navarin, Alge- DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
ria, 25 Apr 1943; Chateaudun-du-Rhu- tations: Steyr, Austria, 24 Feb 1944;
mel, Algeria, 27 Apr 1943; Ain M’lila, Germany, 25 Feb 194.4. Air Force Out-
Algeria, 17 Jun 1943; Massicault, Tuni- standing Unit Award: 1 Nov 1956-1
sia, 31 Jul 1943; Amendola, Italy, 8 Dec APr 1957.
1943; Foggia, Italy, c. 10 Oct 1945-28 EMBLEM. A pirate standing on an aer-
Feb 1946. Andrews Field, Md, 1 Jul ial bomb and hurling a hand grenade.
1947; Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 24 Sep (Approved 12 Jun 1924. )
1947; Chatham AFB, Ga, 1 May 1949;
Hunter AFB, Ga, 29 Sep i g p . 20th PURSUIT
AIRCRAFT. DH-4, 1918; included
DH-4 and MB-2 (NBS-1) during pe- LINEAGE.Constituted 20th Pursuit
riod igig-ig2g; included LB-5, LB-7, Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec
B-3, and B-5, during period 1928-1932; 1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Inacti-
in addition to B-6, 1931-1936, included vated on 2 Apr 1946.
YiB-g during period 1932-1936; in ad- ASSIGNMENTS.35th Pursuit Group, 1
dition to B-lo, B-17, B-18, and B-25, Feb 1940; 4th Composite Group, 14 Dec
included A-17, A-20, B-23, and B-34, 1940; 24th Pursuit Group, 1 Oct ig4i-z
during period 1936-1942; B-17, Apr 1946.
SQUADRONS 107
STATIONS. Moffett Field, Calif, 1 Feb
nated: 20th Photographic Squadron
194.0; Hamilton Field, Calif, 10 Sep-30(Heavy) on 6 Feb 1943; 20th Combat
Oct 1940; Nichols Field, Luzon, c. 18 Mapping Squadron on 11 Aug 1943;
Nov 1940; Clark Field, Luzon, Ju1 1941;20th Reconnaissance Squadron ( Long
Bataan, Luzon, 25 Dec ig4i-Apr 1 9 4 Range, Photographic-RCM ) on 10 May
(operated from Lubao, Luzon, 25-31 1945. Inactivated on 20 Jun 1946. Redes-
Dec 1941, and from Mindanao, c. 8 ignated 20th Reconnaissance Squadron
Apr-May 1942). (Night Photographic) on 11 Mar 1947.
AIRCRAFT. P-36, 194; P-26,
Activated in the reserve on 25 Jul 1947.
1940-1941; p-35, 1941; Redesignated 20th Strategic Reconnais-
p-40,
1941-1942. sance Squadron (Photographic Map-
OPERATIONS. Combat in the PhiIip- ping) on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active
pine Islands, 8 Dec ig4i-c. 1 May 194%;service on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on
ground echelon fought as infantry unit 16 May 1951. Redesignated 20th Tacti-
cal Reconnaissance Squadron ( Photo-
in Bataan, 18 Jan-c. 8 Apr 1942. Carried
graphic) on 14 Jan 1954. Activated on
as an active unit but was not operational
from the fall of the Philippines until 2
18 Mar 1954.
Apr 1946. ASSIGNMENTS.4th Photographic (later
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
CAMPAIGNS. Philippine Islands. ping; Photographic) Group, 23 Jul 1942
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
(attached to 6th Photographic Recon-
tations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec naissance and Mapping [later Photo-
1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, graphic Reconnaissance; Photographic]
8-22 Dec 1941; Philippine Islands, 6 Group, from 17 Jun 1943); 6th Photo-
J a n 4 Mar 1942. Philippine Presidential
graphic (later Reconnaissance) Group,
Wnit Citation. 5 Dec 1943; gist Reconnaissance Wing,
EMBLEM. None. 10 Nov 1945; V Bomber Command, 1
Dec 1945; 314th Composite Wing, 31
20th RECONNAISSANCE May-zo Jun 1946. 66th Reconnaissance
Group, 25 Jul 1947; Tenth Air Force, 27
Jun 1949; 311th Air Division, 21 Jul
1949; Second Air Force, 1 Nov 1949-16
May 1951. 432d Tactical Reconnais-
sance Group, 18 Mar 1954; q p d Tactical
Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Feb 1958 (at-
tached to 363d Tactical Reconnaissance
Wing, 8 Apr-17 May 1959); 363d Tacti-
cal Reconnaissance Wing, 18 May
1959-.
STATIONS. Colorado Springs, Colo, 23
Jul 1942-7 Sep 1943; Sydney, Australia,
@ Warner Brocr.-Seven Arts, Zne. 10 Oct 194.3 (air echelon at Colorado
Springs, Colo, to c. 12 Oct 1943, and at
LINEAGE.Constituted 20th Photo- Will Rogers Field, Okla, 14 Oct 1943-26
graphic Mapping Squadron on 14 Jul Jan 1 9 4 ) ; Brisbane, Australia, 23
1942.Activated on 23 Jul 1942.Redesig- Nov-1 Dec 1943; Port Moresby, New
108 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCEWORLD WAR I1

Guinea, 10 Dec 194.3; Nadzab, New nose, ears, and gun protruding from
Guinea, 14 Feb 1944 (operated primari- holster, all white, his face and long, di-
ly fiom Biak after 7 Aug 1944); Biak, 3 vided mustache red, dressed in cowboy
Sep 1944; Dulag, Leyte, 15 Nov 1944 hat, riding boots, belt, and holster, all
(operated from Biak to 22 Jan 1945, brown, his goggles attached to hat brim,
from Tacloban, Leyte, 25 Jan-23 Feb riding breeches, shirt and neckerchief,
1945, and from San Jose, Mindoro, 24 all green; standing on the cloud beside
Feb-16 May 1945); Clark Field, Luzon, Sam a black camera on a tripod, details
17 May 1945; Okinawa, 4 Aug 1945; white; piercing the top of Sam’s hat, a
Yokota, Japan, 27 Oct 1945-20 Jun 1946 red lightning bolt in horizontal position;
(operated from Tachikawa, Japan, Dec outlines and details black throughout.
igq-Apr 1946, and Johnson AB, Japan, (Approved 7 Jul1958. )
Apr-20 Jun 1946). Newark AAB, NJ, 25
JuI 1947; Forbes AFB, Kan, 21 JuI 1949; 20th TACTICAL
Barksdale AFB, La, 10 Oct 1949-16 RECONNAISSANCE
May 1951. Shaw AFB, SC, 18 Mar 19%
(operated from MacDill Field, Fla, 21
Oct-30 Nov 1962)-.
AIRCRAFT. B-25, 1942; B-17,
1942-1943; B-24P-7, 1943-1946.
RF-80, 1954-1955; RF-84, 1955-1958;
RF-101, 1957-.
OPERATIONS. Combat in Southwest
Pacific and Western Pacific, 5 Apr
1944-18 Aug 1945. Photo-mapping of
Japan, 15 Dec 1945-17 Jun 1946.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; LINEAGE.Constituted 20th Observa-
China Defensive; New Guinea; Bis- tion Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942.
marck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated:
Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; 20th Observation Squadron on 4 Jul
Ryukyus; China Offensive; Air Combat, 1942; 20th Reconnaissance Squadron
Asiatic-Pacific Theater. (Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; 20th Tactical
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug
tation: Philippine Islands, 18-25 Sep 1943. Inactivated on 27 Nov 1945.
1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit ASSIGNMENTS. Air Force Combat
Award: 23 Oct-24 Nov 1962. Philippine Command, 2 &Mar 1942; Army Air
Presidential Unit Citation. Forces, g Mar 1942; 76th Observation
EMBLEM.On a silver-gray disc, a ( later Reconnaissance; Tactical Recon-
white cloud formation, surmounted by a naissance) Group, 12 Mar 1942; I11
standing figure of the Warner Brothers Reconnaissance Command, 23 Aug
cartoon character “Yosemite Sam,” peer- 1943; AAF India-Burma Sector, 26 Dec
ing through a gray rimmed magnifying 1943 (attached to 5306th Photographic
glass at a green and white map which and Reconnaissance Group [Prov], 26
he holds in gray gloved hands, his eyes, Dec 194.3-17 Jan 1944,and to Tenth Air
SQUADRONS log

Force, 17 Jan-7 Mar 1944); Tenth Air string around neck, flowering to rear,
Force, 7 Mar 1944 (attached to 5320th astride a large aerial bomb blue, banded
Air Defense Wing [Prov], Mar-May light green, falling diagonally across
1944); 8th Photographic (later Recon- base to dexter. (Approved 31 Oct
naissance) Group, 25 Apr 1944; AAF, 1942. )
India-Burma Theater, Oct-27 Nov 1945.
STATIONS.Savannah AB, Georgia, 2 20th TROOP CARRIER
Mar 1942; Pope Field NC, 28 Mar 1942;
Vichy, Mo, 14 Dec 1942; Morris Field,
NC, 8 May 1943; Key Field, Miss, 31
Aug-8 Nov 1943; Guskhara, India, 5 Jan
1944 (flight operated from Kisselbari,
India, after 6 Mar 1944); Kisselbari, In-
dia, 26 Mar 1944 (operated from Din-
jan, India, 1 May-20 Jun 1944, with
detachment at Tingkawk Sakan, Burma,
after 21 May 1944; operated primarily
from Tingkawk Sakan, Burma, 21 Jun-c.
10 Nov 1944, with detachment at Myit-
kyina, Burma, 10 Jul-c. 25 Aug 1944);
Myitkyina, Burma, c. g Nov 1944 (flight LINEAGE. Constituted 20th Transport
operated from Akyab, Burma, 12 Squadron on 22 Nov 1940. Activated on
Apr-22 May 1945); Nagaghuli, India, c. 15 Dec 1940. Redesignated: 20th Troop
20 Apr 1945; Dergaon, India, g Jul 1945; Carrier Squadron on 5 Jul 1942; 20th
Piardoba, India, Sep-Nov 194.5; Camp Troop Carrier Squadron (Special) on 13
Kilmer, NJ, 2 6 2 7 Nov 1945. Nov 1943; 20th Troop Carrier Squadron
AIRCRAFT.In addition to A-20, B-25, on 12 Apr 1944; 20th Troop Carrier
I,-4, and P-40, evidently included Squadron (Heavy) on 17 Jun 1948; 20th
DB-7, Gi, G g , and P-43 during pe- Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 4
riod 1942-1943; in addition to P-40, Oct 1948. Inactivated on 20 Oct 1949.
1944-1945, and F-6, 1945, included ASSIGNMENTS.Panama Canal Depart-
B-25 and L-5,1944-1945. ment, 15 Dec 1940; Panama Air Depot,
OPERATIONS. Combat in CBI, 31 Jan 1 Feb 1941; Sixth Air Force Base (later
1944-5 May 1945. Sixth Air Force Service) Command, 5
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- Jun' 1942; Panama Air Depot, 1 Dec
ter. 1944; Sixth Air Force (later Caribbean
CAMPAIGNS,India-Burma; China Air Command), 5 May 1945; 314th
Defensive; Central Burma. Troop Carrier Group, 17 Jun 1948-20
DECORATIONS. None. Oct 1949 (detachment attached to Unit-
EMBLEM.On a disc white, bordure ed States Air Forces in Europe, 1-29 Jul
light magenta, a blue cloud formation in 1948; Airlift Task Force (Prov), 29
chief, emitting a stroke of lightning or- Jul-ig Oct 1948).
ange to sinister base; a caricatured fig- STATIONS.France Field, CZ, 15 Dec
ure wearing work clothes brown, boxing 1940 (detachments operated from How-
gloves tan, aviator's helmet red, and ard Field, CZ, 2 Nov 1941-19 Feb 1942;
goggles white, black binoculars on Waller Field, Trinidad, 22 Dec 1941-
110 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
1 Dec 1943); Howard Field, CZ, i g Feb (detachment operated from Savannah,
1942 (detachment operated from Losey Ga, 8-14 Dec 1941); Muroc, Calif, 25
Field, PR, 10 May-Jun 1942; Borinquen Dec 1941; March Field, Calif, 11
Field, PRYJun 1942-1 Dec 1943); Al- Feb-20 Aug 194%(detachments operat-
brook Field, CZ, g Jun ig43-Sep 1948 ed from San Diego, Calif, 10 May
(detachment operated from Rhein/Main 1942-16 Jun 1942; Los Angeles, Calif,
AB, Germany 1 Jul-ig Oct 1948); 28 May-7 Jun 1942; McChord Field,
Bergstrom AFB, Texas, 4 Oct 1948; Wash, 28 May-7 Jun 1942; and Hamil-
Smyrna AFB, Tenn, 27 Jan-20 Oct 1949. ton Field, Calif, 28 May-7 Jun 1942; air
AIRCRAFT.Included (2-39, ig4i-ig44; echelon operated from Umnak begin-
c-47, 1941-1949; c-49, 1941-1944; ning 11 Jun 1942); Umnak, 3 Sep
c-45, 1943-1944; c-46, 1945-1947; 19424. ig Sep 1943 (operated from
c-54, 19461948; -2, 1948-1949; Adak, 21 Sep-15 Nov 1942, c. 16 Dec
c-119,1949. 1g42-unkn7 and 18 Feb-13 Aug 1943,
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in and from Amchitka, 18 Feb-Jul 1943);
Caribbean and in Central and South Shemya, c. 27 Jul-c. ig Sep 1943;
America, 1941-1948. Berlin Airlift, Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, 11 Oct-i Nov
Jul-14 Oct 1948. 1943.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941; YB-17, 1941;
ter. A-29, 1941-1942; LB-30, 1942; B-24,
CAMPAIGNS. None. 1942-1943-
DECORATIONS. None. OPERATIONS, Antisubmarine alert at
EMBLEM. On a light blue disc, within Savannah, 8-14 Dec 1941; antisubma-
a red border, piped white, a yellow cari- rine patrols off west coast, c. g Jan-c. 7
catured stork carrying a caricatured Jun 1942; combat in Northern Pacific,
bug, in the attire of a paratrooper, wear- 11Jun 1942-14 Aug 1943.
ing yellow shoes and gloves and black SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
helmet, suspended from a belt held in CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
bill of stork, and carrying in the left Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Aleutian
hand a brown parasol and in the right
hand a "tommy" gun. (Approved 13 Jan Islands.
DECORATIONS. None.
1943.) EMBLEM. None.
2ist BOMBARDMENT (HEAVY)
2ist BOMBARDMENT
LINEAGE. Constituted 21st Bombard- (VERY HEAVY)
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Dis- LINEAGE. Constituted 2ist Bombard-
banded on 1Nov 1943. ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 28
ASSIGNMENTS. 30th Bombardment Mar 1944. Activated on 1 Apr 1944. In-
Group, 15 Jan 1941 (operated under activated on 10 May 1944. Activated on
control of 28th Composite Group, g Jan 1 Jun 1944. Inactivated on 10 Jun 1946.
ig4z-Sep 1943); Second Air Force, 18 ASSIGNMENTS. 16th Bombardment
Oct-1 NOV1943. Group, 1 Apr-io May 1944. Solst Bom-
STATIONS.March Field, Calif, 15 Jan bardment Group, 1 Jun 1944-10 Jun
1941; New Orleans, La, 22 May 1941 1946.
SQUADRONS 111

STATIONS. Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 1 ig May 194.5; Kadena, Okinawa, 21 Nov


Apr-io May 1944. Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 1945; Yontan, Okinawa, 29 Jan-15 Oct
1 Jun 1944; Harvard AAFld, Neb, 23 1946. George AFB, Calif, 11 Nov
Aug 1944-7 Mar 1945; Northwest Field, 1954-15 Mar 1959.
Guam, 14 Apr 1945-10 Jun 1946. AIRCRAFT. P-47, 1944-1946. F-86,
AIRCRAFT.B-29,1944-1946. 1954-1956; F-l~,1956-1959.
OPERATIONS. Apparently not manned, OPERATIONS. Combat in Western Pa-
1 Apr-io May 1944. Combat in Western cific,20 May-14 Aug 1945.
Pacific, 16 Jun-14 Aug 1945. SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan;
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific;
Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific. Ryukyus; China Offensive.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- DECORATIONS. None.
tation: Japan, &13 Juli945. EMBLEM.On a yellow disc, within a
EMBLEM. None. border equally divided red and white, a
jagged, red lightning flash passing from
2ist FIGHTER chief to dexter fess, behind large, black
head of panther, affronte, trimmed red
and white, issuing from a grayed medi-
um blue cloud formation in base, ex-
tending up and around sinister edge
with small, grayed medium blue light-
ning flash issuing at sinister fess point.
(Approved 5 Jan 1946. )

21st PHOTOGRAPHIC
RECONNAISSANCE

LINEAGE.Constituted 2ist Fighter


Squadron on 5 Oct 1944. Activated on
15 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 15 Oct
1946. Redesignated 2ist Fighter-Day
Squadron on 26 Aug 19%. Activated on
11 Nov 19%. Redesignated 21st Tactical
Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inacti-
vated on 15 Mar 1959.
ASSIGNMENTS.413th Fighter Group,
15 Oct 1944-15 Oct 1946. 413th Fight-
er-Day Group, 11 Nov 1954; 413th LINEAGE.Constituted 2ist Photo-
Fighter-Day ( later Tactical Fighter) graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 14
Wing, 8 Oct 1957-15 Mar 1959. Jul 1942. Activated on 2 Sep 1942. Re-
STATIONS. Seymour Johnson Field, designated: 2ist Photographic Squadron
NC, 15 Oct 1944; Bluethenthal Field, (Light) on 6 Feb 1943; 2ist
NC, g Nov 1944-7 Apr 1945; Ie Shima, Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
112 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

on 13 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 6 Jan DECORATIONS. None.


1946. Redesignated 21st Reconnaissance EMBLEM.Over and through a dark
Squadron (Photographic) on 11 Mar red disc, a demisphere in base light
1947. Activated in the reserve on 1 Oct gray, marked with lines of latitude and
1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. longitude dark gray, encompassed by a
ASSIGNMENTS. 5th Photographic (later pair of gold dividers, all surmounted by
Photographic Reconnaissance and Map- a peregrine falcon in flight, grasping a
ping) Group, 2 Sep 1942; Fourteenth gold aerial camera in the talons. (Ap-
Air Force, Jun 1943-6 Jan 1946. 74th proved 29 Apr 1944.)
Reconnaissance Group, 1 Oct 1947-27
Jun 1949. 2 1st PURSUIT
STATIONS. Colorado Springs, Colo, 2
Sep 1942-27 Apr 1943; Bishnupur, In-
dia, 27 Jun 1943 (flights at Kunming,
China, 12 Jul-22 Aug 1943, and Kweilin,
China, 12 Jul 1943-12 Sep 1944);
Kunming, China, 22 Aug 1943 (flights
at Suichwan, China, 26 Oct 1943-26 Jun
1944, c. 12 Nov 1944-22 Jan 1945;
Liangshan, China, 1 Apr-18 Oct 1944;
Kanchow, China, Aug-20 Nov 1944;
Liuchow, China, 10 Sep-6 Nov 1944;
Hanchung, China, 18 Oct 1944-13 Aug
1945; Luliang, China, c. 26 Nov 1944-13 LINEAGE.Constituted 2ist Pursuit
May 194.5; Hsian, China, 5 Feb-c. 5 Oct Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec
1945, and Laifeng, China, 7 May-16 1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Inacti-
Aug 1945); Shwangliu, China, 14 May vated on 2 Apr 1946.
1945 (flights at Ankang, China, 25 ASSIGNMENTS.35th Pursuit Group, 1
Jun-c. 5 Oct 1945, and Chihkiang, Feb 1940-15 Jan 1942 (attached to 24th
China, 16 Aug-c. 15 Oct 1945); Pursuit Group, 1 Oct 1941-2 Apr 1946).
Hangchow, China, 18 Oct-c. 15 Dec STATIONS. Moffett Field, Calif, 1 Feb
1945; Ft Lawton, Wash, 5-6 Jan 1946. 1940; Hamilton Field, Calif, 10Sep-Oct
Stewart Field, NY, 1 Oct 1947-27 Jun 1941; Nichols Field, Luzon, c. 1 Nov
1949. 1941; Lubao, Luzon, c. 25 Dec 1941; Ba-
AIRCRAFT. In addition to F-5, taan, Luzon, c. 4 Jan-Apr 1942 (air ech-
1943-1945, included F-4, 1943-1945, elon operated from Mindanao, c. 8
P-40, ig43-ig&, and F-6 and B-25, Apr-May 1942).
1945. AIRCRAFT.Probably P-36, 1940-1941;
OPERATIONS. Combat in CBI, 12 Jul P-40, 1941-1942.
1943-14 A% 1945. OPERATIONS. Combat in the Philip-
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. pine Islands; 8 Dec 1941-c. 1 May 1942;
CAMPAIGNS. Central Pacific; India- ground echelon fought as an infantry
Burma; Air Offensive, Japan; China unit in Bataan, 18 Jan-c. 8 Apr 1942.
Defensive; New Guinea; Western Pacif- Carried as an active unit but was not
ic; Central Burma; China Offensive; Air operational from the fall of the Philip-
Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. pines until 2 Apr 1946.
SQUADRONS 113

SERVICESTREAMERS. None. ( later Reconnaissance; Tactical Recon-


CAMPAIGNS. Philippine Islands. naissance) Group, 12 Mar 1942-1 May
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 1944.
tations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 2 Mar
1941-10 May ,1942; Philippine Islands, 1942; Kellogg Field, Mich, g Mar 1942;
8-22 Dec 1941; Philippine Islands, 6 Will Rogers Field, Okla, 30 Aug 1942;
Jan-8 Mar 1942. Philippine Presidential William Northern Field, Tenn, 12 Mar
Unit Citation. i933; Key Field, Miss, i g Aug 1943-1
EMBLEM,Superimposed on the han- May 1944.
dle of a yellow tomahawk placed AIRCRAFT. Evidently L-4 and 0-47,
diagonally in front of a white cloud, 1942; in addition to A-20 and B-25,
streaming yellow ribbon tied to end of 1942-1943, and P-39, P-40, and P-51,
handle, the head of an American Indian 1942-1943, 1943-1944, included L-4,
with braided hair flying in the breeze 1943.
with a streaming yellow ribbon tied at OPERATIONS. Replacement training,
the end and a head band in the design Dec ig42-Apr 1944.
of gold and blue triangles ten and elev- SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
en with two yellow feathers attached ter.
thereto. (Approved 20 Dec 1941.) CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECORATIONS. None.
2 1st TACTICAL EMBLEM.On a red disc, bordure
RECONNAISSANCE white, a pair of binoculars in silhouette
black, surmounted by a silhouette aerial
bomb white, falling bend-sinisterwise.
(Approved 12 Jun 1943.).

2 1st TROOP CARRIER

LINEAGE.Constituted 21st Observa-


tion Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942.
Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated:
2ist Observation Squadron on 4 Jul
1942; 21st Reconnaissance Squadron
(Bomber) on 2 Apr 1943; 21st Tactical LINEAGE. Constituted 2ist Transport
Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug Squadron on 7 Mar 1942. Activated on 3
1943. Disbanded on 1May 1944. Apr 194-2. Redesignated 2ist Troop Car-
ASSIGNMENTS. Air Force Combat rier Squadron on 5 Jul 1942. Inactivated
Command, 2 Mar 1942; Army Air on 31 Jan 1946. Activated on 15 Oct
Forces, g Mar 1942; 75th Observation 1946. Redesignated: 21st Troop Carrier
114 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
Squadron (Heavy) on 21 May 1948; west Pacific during World War I1 and
21st Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) in Far East during Korean War.
on 2 Feb 1951; 21st Troop Carrier SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
Squadron (Heavy) on 1 Dec 1952; 21st CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Papua;
Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bis-
18 Sep 1956. marck Archipelago; Western Paci6c;
ASSIGNMENTS.Air Transport Com- Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines. Ko-
mand, US Army Forces in Australia rean War: UN Defensive; UN Offen-
(later Air Carrier Service, Air Service sive; CCF Intervention; First UN Coun-
Command, Fifth Air Force), 3 Apr teroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN
1942; 374th Troop Camer Group, 12 Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean
Nov 1942-31 Jan 1946. 374th Troop Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1 9 9 ;
Carrier Group, 15 Oct 1946; 483d Troop Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
Carrier Group, 18 Sep 1956; 483d Troop Fall, 19%.
Carrier Wing, 8 Dec 1958; 315th Air Di-
vision, 25 Jun i g b . DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Papua 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan 1943;
STATIONS. Archerfield, Australia, 3
Papua, 12 NOV-22 Dec 1942; Wau, New
Apr 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea,
Guinea, 30 Jan-1 Feb 1943; Korea, 27
18 Feb 1943; Archerfield, Australia, 28
Jun-15 Sep 1950; Korea, 28 Nov-io Dec
Sep 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 26 Aug
1950. Philippine Presidential Unit Cita-
1944; Biak, 14 Oct 1944; Atsugi, Japan,
20 Sep 1945; Manila, Luzon, Dec
tion. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit
Citation: 1Julig5i-27 Julig%.
1945-31 Jan 1946. Harmon Field, Guam,
15 Oct 1946; Clark AFB, Luzon, 27 Jan EMBLEM.On a white disc bordered
1950; Tachikawa, Japan, 29 Jun 1950; light golden brown, a stylized delta-
Ashiya, Japan, 21 Jul 1950; Brady AB, winged bee, his head, body and upper
Japan, 3 Sep 1950; Itazuke, Japan, 24 wings light golden brown, eyes, lower
Oct 1950; Tachikawa, Japan, 25 Jan wings, and stripes on body, red; encir-
1951; Ashiya, Japan, 26 Jul 1951; Tachi- cling the upper part of the disc and sur-
kawa, Japan, 18 Oct 19.51; Ashiya, Ja- mounting the border a stylized stringer
pan, 28 Mar 1952; Tachikawa, Japan, 1 wreath, red. Motto: Superimposed over
Dec 1952; Naha, Okinawa, 15 Nov the border and wreath at the top of the
1958-. emblem, “BEE liners,” inscribed white.
AIRCRAFT. Included DC-2, DC-3, (Approved 31 Julig5g. )
c-39, c-40, c-49, c-50, c-53, c-567
(2430, B-17, B-18, and LB-30 during 22d ANTISUBMARINE
1942; G-47, 1942-1946; c-46,
1945-1946. c-46, 1946-1949, 1950; LINEAGE. Constituted 46th Bombard-
c-47, 1950-1952; c-54, 194s1950, ment Squadron (Medium) on 20 Nov
1952-1956; C-119, 1956-1959; C-130, 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
1958-. ignated 22d Antisubmarine Squadron
OPERATIONS. Included paratroop drops (Heavy) on 3 Mar 1943. Disbanded on
at Nadzab, New Guinea, in Sep 1942 11 NOV1943.
and airborne assault on Sukchon/Sun- ASSIGNMENTS. 41st Bombardment
chon, Korea, in Oct 1950, as well as Group, 15 Jan 1941 (air echelon at-
aerial transportation in South and South- tached to AAF Antisubmarine
SQUADRONS 115
ing an automatic revolver in the right
hand and a commando dagger in the
left hand, both proper; brown ear
phones over the top of bomb nose,
white speed lines. (Approved 8 Jan
1943.)

22d BOMBARDMENT

Command on 13 Oct 1942, and to 25th


Antisubmarine Wing 20 Nov 1942-8
Mar 1943); AAF Antisubmarine Com-
mand, 3 Mar 1943; 25th Antisubmarine
Wing, 8 Mar 1943; 479th Antisubmarine
Group, 14 Aug-11 Nov 1943.
STATIONS. March Field, Calif, 15 Jan
1941; Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 18
May 1941; Muroc Bombing Range, 10
Dec 1941; Hammer Field, Calif, 26 Feb LINEAGE.Constituted 22d Bombard-
1942; Alameda NAS, Calif, 9 May 1942; ment Squadron ( Heavy), and activated,
Hammer Field, Calif, 3 Jul 1942; Cherry on 20 Oct 1939. Redesignated 22d Bom-
Point NAS, NC, 28 Aug 1942; Bluethen- bardment Squadron (Medium) c. 15
thal Field, NC, g Apr 1943; Dunkeswell, Sep ig+z. Inactivated on 2 Nov 1945.
England, 20 Aug 1943 (ground echelon ASSIGNMENTS. 7th Bombardment
remained at Bluethenthal Field until Group, 20 Oct 1939 (attached to 17th
Sep 1943, then moved to Salt Lake City Bombardment Group for training, 26
AAB, Utah, where it was inactivated on Apr-28 May 1942); 34ist Bombardment
30 Oct 1943); Podington, England, Group, 15 Sep 1942-2 Nov 1945.
Nov-11 Nov 1943. STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 20
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941-1942; A-29, Oct 1939; Ft Douglas, Utah, 7 Sep 1940;
1942-1943; B-17, 1942-1943; B-25, Salt Lake City, Utah, c. 21 Jun-13 Nov
1941; Brisbane, Australia, 22 Dec 1941
1943; B-34, 1943; B-24, 1943. (air echelon at Muroc, Calif, 8-c. 12
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols in
Dec 1941; Hickam Field, TH, 18 Dec
American Theater,'Jan i942-Aug 1943, 1941-5 Jan 1942; Singosari, Java, 13-19
and in ETO, Sep-Oct 1943. Jan 1942); Jogjakarta, Java, ig Jan 1942
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. (detachment operated from Nandi Air-
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American port, Fiji Islands, 14-c. 18 Feb 1942,
Theater; Air Offensive, Europe. and from Townsville, Australia, c. 20
DECORATIONS. None. Feb-c. 14 Mar 1942); Melbourne, Aus-
EMBLEM.Over and through a light tralia, c. 4 M a r 4 Apr 1942; Columbia
blue disc, border yellow orange, piped AAB, SC, 26 Apr-28 May 1942; Karachi,
white, a large yellow aerial bomb with India, 23 Ju1 194%;Chakulia, India, 3
cariw t.ured face expressing anger, grasp- Dec 1942; Yangkai, China, 8 Jan ig44-c.
116 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Sep 1945 (detachments operated from


Yunnani, 29 Apr-6 May 1944, and c. 5
Nov 1944%. 20 Jan 194.5; Peishiyi, 27
Feb-25 Mar 1945; and Chihkiang, 29
Mar-c. 1 Apr 1945); Camp Kiher, NJ,
1-2 NOV 1945.
AIRCRAFT.In addition to B-18, includ-
ed A-17 during period 1939--1940; B-17,
1940-1942; B-25; 1942-1945; A-26,
1945.
- .-
OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine patrols
off California coast, f h .10 Dec 1941;
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig-
combat in Southwest Pacific, c. 13nated 22d Fighter Squadron on 15 May
Jan-c. 1 Mar 1942; detachment under
1942. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946. Acti-
control of USN in combat from the Fiji
vated on 15 Oct 1946. Redesignated:
Islands and Australia, 14 F e k . 14 Mar
22d Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20
1942; combat in CBI, 14 Dec 1942-25
Jan 1950; 22d Fighter-Day Squadron on
Jul 1945. g Aug 19%; 22d Tactical Fighter
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Squadron on 8 Ju11958.
CAMPAIGNS. Philippine Islands; East
ASSIGNMENTS. 36th Pursuit (later
Indies; India-Burma; China Defensive;
Fighter) Group, 1 Feb 1940-31 Mar
New Guinea; Central Burma; China Of-
1946. 36th Fighter (later Fighter-Bomb-
fensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific
er, later Fighter-Day) Group, 15 Oct
Theater. 1946; 36th Fighter-Day (later Tactical
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Fighter ) Wing, 8 Dec ig57-.
tations: Netherlands Indies, 14 Jan-1STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 1 Feb
Mar 1942; French Indo China, 11 Dee
1940; Losey Field, PR, 6 Jan 1941; Vega
1944-12 Mar 1945. Baja, PR, 13 Dec 1941 (detachment op-
EMBLEM.Over and through a lemonerated from Waller Field, Trinidad, 6
yellow disc, border light brown, a cari-
Dec ig41-0ct 1942); Waller Field,
catured, pugnacious, light brown B-25
Trinidad, Oct 1942 (detachments oper-
aircraft in flight, toward dexter base,
ated from Aruba, 2 Sep ig42-Apr 194.3;
wearing a red brown derby and a red-
Curacao, 2 Sep ig42-Apr 1943; and
and-white-striped turtle-neck sweater,
Zandery Field, Surinam, 16 Sep 1942-16
having look of ferocity on caricatured
Feb 1943); Morrison Field, Fla, 27 May
face, machine gun barrels, proper, issu-
1943; Mitchel Field, NY, 4 Jun 1943;
ing from nostrils, and a large brown ci-
Charleston, SC, 21 Jun 1943; Alamogor-
gar fired, proper, with white band, held
do AAFld, NM, 17 Sep 1943; Scribner
in mouth, leaving white speed lines and
AAFld, Neb, 26 Nov ig43-Mar 1944;
trailing smoke toward rear, proper. (Ap-
proved i g Mar 1945.) Kingsnorth, England, 5 Apr 1944;
Brucheville, France, 3 Aug 1944; Le
Mans, France, c. 5 Sep 1944; Athis,
22d FIGHTER France, 23 Sep 1944; Juvincourt,
LINEAGE.Constituted 22d Pursuit France, 5 Oct 1944; Le Culot, Belgium,
-
Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec c. 27 Oct 1944; Aachen, Germany, 28
SQUADRONS 117
Mar 1945; Niedermennig, Germany, 8 graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 13
Apr 1945; Kassel/Rothwesten, Germany, Nov 1943. Inactivated on 16 Dec 1945.
21 Apr 1945-15 Feb 1946; Bolling Field, Redesignated 22d Reconnaissance
DC, 15 Feb-31 Mar 1946. Howard Squadron (Photographic) on 11 Mar
Field, CZ, 15 Oct i946-c. 25 Jul 1948; 1947. Activated in the reserve on 23 Oct
Furstenfeldbruck AFB, Germany, 13 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.
Aug 1948; Bitburg AB, Germany, 28 Oct ASSIGNMENTS. 5th Photographic (later
1952-. Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
AIRCRAFT. x/YP-37, 1940; P-36, ping) Group, z Sep 1942 (attached to
1940-1942; p-40, 1941, 1942-143; Eighth Air Force, Jun-7 Jul 1943); 7th
p-39, 1941-1943; p-47, 1943-1945. Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
p-47, 19461947; p-80, 1947-1950; ping (later Photographic; Reconnais-
F-84, 1950-1953; F-86, 1953-1956; sance) Group, 7 Ju1 1943-21 Nov 1945.
F-loo, 1956-1961; F-105, 1961-. 74th Reconnaissance Group, 23 Oct
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine, c. Mar 1947-27 Jun 1949.
1942-15 May 194.3; combat in ETO, 8 STATIONS. Colorado Springs, Colo, 2
May 1944-8 May 1945. Sep 1942-17 May 1943; Mount Farm,
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. England, 8 Jun 1943 (detachment oper-
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American ated from Attlebridge, England, 14
Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Nor- Feb-c. 6 Mar 1944); Chalgrove, Eng-
mandy; Northern France; Rhineland; land, 26 Mar 1945; Villacoublay, France,
Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air c. 14 Oct-c. 5 Dec 194.5; Camp Kilmer,
Combat, EAME Theater. NJ, 15-16 Dec 1945. Stewart Field, NY,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 23 Oct 1947; Stamford, Conn, 5 Mar
tations: France, 1 Sep 1944; Germany, 1948-27 Jun 1949.
12 Apr 1945. Cited in the Order of the AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-38/F-5,
Day, Belgian Army: 1 Oct-17 Dec 1944; 1943-1945, and P-51, 1945, included
18 Dec 1944-15 Jan 1945. Belgian Spitfire, 1943-1944.
Fourragere. Air Force Outstanding Unit OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO, c. Jul
Award: May ig56-May 1958. 1943-25 APr 1945.
EMBLEM.On a grayed medium blue SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
disc, a caricatured, pugnacious, black, CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
brown and yellow bumblebee with Normandy; Northern France; Rhine-
white wings, in flight toward dexter, land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe;
wearing brown boxing gloves, and leav- Air Combat, EAME Theater.
ing white speed lines toward rear. DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit
( Approved 27 Jun 1945.) Citation: France, 31 May-30 Jun 1 9 4 .
French Croix de Guerre with Palm:
22d PHOTOGRAPHIC 1944.
EMBLEM. None.
RECONNAISSANCE
LINEAGE.Constituted 22d Photo- 22d TACTICAL
graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 14 RECONNAISSANCE
Jul 1942. Activated on 2 Sep 1942. Re-
designated: 22d Photographic Squadron LINEAGE.Organized as 17th Aero
(Light) on 6 Feb 1943; zzd Photo- Squadron on 16 Jun 1917.Redesignated
118 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
naissance) Group, 12 Mar 1942; 69th
Tactical Reconnaissance (later Recon-
naissance) Group, 29 Jan 1945; Ninth
Air Force (attached to 363d Reconnais-
sance Group), 29 Jul-31 Aug 1946.
STATIONS :
22d Aero: Camp Kelly, Tex, 16 Jun
1917; Toronto, Ont, Canada (detach-
22d Aero Squadron on 20 Jun 1917. De- ments at Deseronto and other points in
mobilized on 16 Jun 1919. Reconstituted Ontario), 12 Aug 1917; Taliaferro Field
and consolidated (17 Apr 1937) with No. 1, Tex, c. 22 Oct 1917-21 Jan 1918;
135th Aero Squadron which was orga- Dunkirk, France, 4 Mar 1918 (unit di-
nized on 1 Oct 1917 and redesignated vided into flights which operated from
22d Squadron on 14 Mar 1921. Redesig- various stations in Nord, Pas-de-Calais,
nated: 22d Observation Squadron on 25 and Somme, until squadron reassembled
Jan 1923; 22d Observation Squadron on 24 Jun: headquarters flight was in
(Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 22d Observa- Flanders; A, B, and C flights in Picar-
tion Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 22d Re- dy); Guines, France, 24 Jun 1918; Issou-
connaissance Squadron ( Bombardment ) dun, France, 26 Jun 1918; Orly, France,
on 2 Apr 1943; 22d Tactical Reconnais- 7 Jul 1918; Toul, France, 16 Aug 1918;
sance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Inacti- Belrain, France, 22 Sep 1918; Souilly,
vated on 31 Aug 1946. France, 7 Nov 1918; Grand, France, c.
ASSIGNMENTS: 29 Jan 1919; Colombey-les-Belles,
22d Aero: Unkn, 16 Jun igi7-Mar France, 18 Apr 1919; Le Mans, France,
1918; attached to RAF for operations 6 May igig-unkn; Mitchel Field, NY,
and training, Mar-Jun 1918; unkn, unkn-16 Jun 1919.
Jun-Aug 1918; 2d Pursuit Group, Aug 135th Aero (later 22d Observa-
1918-Apr 1919. tion) : Rockwell Field, Calif, 1 Oct 1917;
135th Aero (later 22d Observa- Garden City, NY, 1-17 Dec 1917;
tion): Unkn, 1 Oct lg17-Jul 1918; IV Waddington, England, 8 Jan-24 Jun
Corps Observation Group, Jul 1918; Sec- 1918 (detachments at Scampton and
ond Army Observation Group, Nov South Carlton until 27 Feb 1918); Issou-
igi8-Feb 1919; unkn, Feb-May 1919; dun, France, 2 Jul 1918; Amanty,
Southern Department, May 1919 (evi- France, ig Jul 1918; Ourches, France,
dently attached to Field Artillery School 30 Jul 1918; Toul, France, 30 Sep 1918;
until Nov 1921); Eighth Corps Area, 20 Colombey-les-Belles, France, 10 Feb
Aug 1920; Fourth Corps Area, Nov 1919; Tresses, France, 23 Feb 1919; Bor-
1921; 12th Observation Group, 30 Jun deaux, France, 18-25 Apr 1919; Hazel-
1931 to consolidation in 1937. hurst Field, NY, c. 7 May 1919; Post
Consolidated squadron: 12th Ob- Field, Okla, 29 May 1919 (flight at Ft
servation Group, from consolidation in Leavenworth, Kan, 30 Apr-30 Jun, 6
1937; Eighth Corps Area, 1 Jun 1937; Sep-3 Nov 1920; detachment at Mont-
Third Army, 3 Oct 1940; VIII Army gomery, Ala, after 4 Nov 1921); Mont-
Corps, c. Nov 1940; 73d Observation gomery, Ala, 30 Nov 1921 (detachment
Group, 1 Sep 1941; 74th Observation at Pope Field, NC, 26 Nov 1921-15 Mar
(later Reconnaissance; Tactical Recon- 1931); Brooks Field, Tex,28 Jun 1931 to
SQUADRONS 119
consolidation in 1937. Combat as corps observation unit with
Consolidated squadron: Brooks IV Army Corps, 7 Aug-c. 11 Nov 1918.
Field, Tex, from consolidation in 1937; Flood-relief missions in southern Ala-
DeRidder, La, 30 Jan 1942; Esler Field, bama, 15-20 Mar 1929; evidently parti-
La, 13 Dec 1942; Desert Center, Calif, cipated in flood-relief in Mississippi val-
29 Dec 1942; Morris Field, NC, 24 Sep ley, Jan-Feb 1937.
1943; Camp Campbell AAFld, Ky, 6 Consolidated squadron: Combat in
Nov 1943; DeRidder AAB, La, ig Apr ETO, 17 Apr-8 May 1945. Not opera-
1944; Key Field, Miss, 27 Jan-26 Feb tionally manned and equipped, Aug
1945; Nancy, France, 22 Mar 1945; Ha- ig45-Feb 1946.
guenau, France, 2 Apr-Jul 1945; Drew SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
Field, Fla, 4 Aug 1945; Brooks Field, ter.
Tex, 11Dec 195-31 Aug 1946. CAMPAIGNS. World War I (credits of
AIRCRAFT: consolidated unit) : Somme Defensive
z2d Aero: JN-4, 1917; Spad XIII, (earned by 22d Aero); Picardy (earned
1918-1919. by 22d Aero); Lorraine (earned by 22d
135th Aero (later 22d Observa- Aero and 135th Aero); St Mihiel
tion): DH-4, igi8-igig; in addition to (earned by 22d Aero and 135th Aero);
DH-4, 191g-c. 1927, and 0-2, Meuse-Argonne (earned by 22d Aero ) .
1926-1930, included JN-6, JNS-1, and World War 11: Central Europe; Air
C-1 during period igig-ig30; 0-19, Combat, EAME Theater.
1930-1935; in addition to 0-43, 1934 to DECORATIONS. None.
consolidation, included O-27,O-31, and EMBLEM.The shooting stars, a blue
Y1O-40 during period 1935-1937. disc with one large and twenty-one
Consolidated squadron: In addition small white stars, the large star in the
to 0-43, consolidation to c. 1939, 0-47, center with a red to yellow tail. (Ap-
c. ig3g-1941, and 0-46, ig40-ig42, ap- proved 1 Mar 1924 from World War I
parently included 0-25, 0-31, and emblem. )
0-38 during period from consolidation
to 1940; in addition to 0-49, 1941-1942, 22d TROOP CARRIER
and 0-52, 1941-1943, included L-4 and
P-43 during period 1942-1943; A-20
and DB-7, 1943; in addition to P-39,
1943-1944, and p-@, 1943-1945, in-
cluded A-24 and L-5 during period
1943-1944; P-Sl/F-6, 1945, 1946.
OPERATIONS:
22d Aero: Flying training unit, Nov
1917-1918; maintained aircraft and un-
derwent combat training while attached
by flights to day bombardment units of
RAF serving on front with British Sec-
ond and Fifth Armies, Mar-c. 24 Jun LINEAGE. 22d Transport Squadron ac-
1918; combat as pursuit unit with Amer- tivated on 3 Apr 1942 prior to
ican First Army, 21 Aug-8 Nov 1918. constitution on 4 Apr 1942. Redesignat-
135th Aero (later 22d Observation): ed 22d Troop Carrier Squadron on 5 Jul
120 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
1942. Inactivated on 31 Jan 1946. Acti- Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea
vated on 15 Oct 1946. Redesignated sad Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Win-
Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) on 21 ter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953.
May 1948. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
ASSIGNMENTS.Air Transport Com- tations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan
mand, US Army Forces in Australia 1943; Papua, 12 NOV-22 Dec 1942;
(later Air Carrier Service, Air Service Wau, New Guinea, 30 Jan-1 Feb 1943;
Command, Fifth Air Force), 3 Apr Korea, 27 Jun-15 Sep 1950. Air Force
1942; 374th Troop Carrier Group, 12 Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan-31 Dec
Nov 1942-31 Jan 1946. 374th Troop 1961. Philippine Presidential Unit Cita-
Carrier Group, 15 Oct 1946; i503d Air tion. Republic of Korea Presidential
Transport Wing, 18 Nov 195%. Unit Citation: 1 Jul 1951-27 Jun 1953.
STATIONS.Essendon Airdrome, Aus- EMBLEM.On a medium blue disc,
tralia, 3 Apr 1942; Garbutt Field, Aus- wide border light red, a caricatured,
tralia, 11 Oct 1942; Port Moresby, New light gray donkey, trimmed white and
Guinea, 24 Jan 1943; Garbutt Field, black, having large, light red pack, out-
Australia, 4 Oct 1943; Finschhafen, New lined black, strapped about the middle
Guinea, 29 Aug 1944; Nielson Field, Lu- by heavy, black band climbing hilly ter-
zon, Aug 1945-31 Jan 1946. Nichols rain light brown, shaded dark brown.
Field, Luzon, 15 Oct 1946; Clark Field, (Approved 17 Jun 1944.)
Luzon, 23 Apr 1947 (detachment oper-
ated from Wiesbaden, Germany, 3 23d ANTISUBMARINE
Oct-16 Nov 1948); Tachikawa, Japan,
16 NOV 194%.
AIRCRAFT. Included DC-2, DC-3,
c-39, c-49, c-53, c-56, c-60, B-17,
and B-18 during 1942; (2-47,
1942-1945; C-46, 1945-1946. C-46,
1946-1949; c-54, 1946-1948,1949--1952;
C-124, 1952-1957, 1959-.
OPERATIONS. Included paratroop drop
on Nadzab, New Guinea, as well as aeri-
al transportation in South, Southwest,
and Western Pacific, during World War
11. Berlin Airlift. Aerial transportation in LINEAGE. Constituted 76th Bombard-
Far East during Korean War. Not oper- ment Squadron (Medium) on 20 Nov
ational, Jun ig57-Apr 1959. 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. ignated 23d Antisubmarine Squadron
CAMPAIGNS.World War 11: Air (Heavy) on 3 Mar 1943. Disbanded on
Offensive, Japan; Papua; New Guinea; 6 Feb 1944.
Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipel- ASSIGNMENTS. 42d Bombardment
ago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Group, 15 Jan 1941 (air echelon at-
Southern Philippines. Korean War: UN tached to 45th Bombardment Group c.
Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Inter- 21 May 1942, to AAF Antisubmarine
vention; First UN Counteroffensive; Command, 13 Oct 1942, and to 26th An-
CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall tisubmarine Wing, 20 Nov 1942-9 Mar
SQUADRONS 121

1943); 41st Bombardment Group, 12 23d BOMBARDMENT


Feb 194.3; AAF Antisubmarine Com-
mand, 3 Mar 1943; 26th Antisubmarine
Wing, g Mar 1943 (attached to Trinidad
Detachment, Antilles Air Command, 5
Aug-Dec 1943); I Bomber Command,
15 Oct 1943; XX Bomber Command, 6
Feb 1944.
STATIONS.Salt Lake City, Utah, 15
Jan 194.1; Gowen Field, Idaho, 4 Jun
1941; McChord Field, Wash, 20 Jan
1942 (operated from Jacksonville Mun
Aprt, Fla, c. 21 May-24 Jul 1942; Opa- LINEAGE.Organized as 18th Aero
locka NAS, Fla, 24 Jul-6 Aug 1942; Squadron on 16 Jun 1917. Redesignated
Drew Field, Fla, 6 Aug 1942-24 Feb 23d Aero Squadron on 22 Jun 1917. De-
1943; Batista Field, Cuba, 28 Feb-24 mobilized on 22 Mar 1919.
Apr 1943); Drew Field, Fla, 8 Mar 1943 Reconstituted and consolidated ( 1924)
(operated from Langley Field, Va, 9-23 with 23d Squadron which was author-
Ju1 1943); Edinburgh Field, Trinidad, 5 ized on 30 Aug 1921. Organized on 1
Aug 1943 (ground echelon remained at Oct 1921. Redesignated: 23d Bombard-
Drew Field until 15 Oct 1943 then ment Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 23d
moved to Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 6
where it was disbanded on 6 Nov 1943; Dec 1939; 23d Bombardment Squadron
detachment of air echelon operated (Heavy) on 20 Nov 1940; 23d Bom-
from Zandery Field, Surinam, 15 Aug- bardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on
Dec 1943); Drew Field, 24 Dec 1943; 30 Apr 1946. Inactivated on 10 Mar
Clovis AAFld, NM, 6 Feb 1944. 194.7. Redesignated 23d Reconnaissance
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941; B-26, Squadron (Very Long Range, Photo-
1941-1942; A-29, 1942-1943; B-25, graphic) on 16 Sep 1947. Activated on
1943. 20 Oct 1947. Redesignated: 23d Strate-
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, gic Reconnaissance Squadron (Photo-
Dec ig4i-Dec 1943. graphic) on 16 Jun 1949; 23d Strategic
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) on
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American 14 Nov 1950; 23d Bombardment Squad-
Theater. ron (Heavy) on 1 Oct 1955.
DECORATIONS. None. ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, igi7-igig.
EMBLEM.On and over a light blue Ninth Corps Area, 1 Oct 1921; 5th Ob-
disc flecked with white clouds, bordure servation (later Pursuit and Bombard-
yellow, a caricatured figure wearing a ment; Composite) Group, assigned on
brown flight suit, white helmet and gog- 29 Mar 1922, and attached on 8 May
gles, and sitting on the fin of a large red 1929; 19th Bombardment Group (at-
aerial bomb, ringed white, and cutting a tached to 5th Group), 24 Jun 1932; 5th
large yellow sky rope, by which the Bombardment ( later Reconnaissance)
bomb is suspended, with a white knife Group, 12 Oct 1938-10 Mar 1947. 5th
held in right hand. (Approved 24 Feb Reconnaissance (later Strategic Recon-
1943.) naissance) Group, 20 Oct 1947; 5th
122 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
Strategic Reconnaissance (later Bom- thus diverting it from the city of Hilo,
bardment) Wing, 16 Jun ig52-. 27 Dec 1935. Patrols over the Pacific, 8
STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 16 Jun Dec ig4i-Nov 1942; 26 Aug-18 Oct
1917; Hazelhurst Field, NY, 5 Sep 1943; combat in South, Southwest, and
1917-6 Jul 1918; Thetford, England, c. Western Pacific, 27 Apr-16 Aug 1943,
25 Jul 1918 (detachments at Hucknall 22 Oct-6 Dec 1943, 22 Jan-1 Mar 1944,
Torkard and Salisbury, c. 18 Aug-c. 5 18 Apr 1944-12 Aug 1945. Non-opera-
Nov 1918); Duxford, England, 2 Sep tional, 1946-1947. Photo-mapping in the
1918; Codford, England, 5 Nov 1918; Philippines, Formosa, and Southwest
Cherbourg, France, 11 Nov 1918; St Pacific, Nov igq-Mar 1949
Maixent, France, 18 Nov 1918; St Na- SERVICE STREAMERS. Theater of Oper-
zaire, France, c. 29 Jan-20 Feb 1919; ations.
Garden City, NY, c. 8-22 Mar 19x9. CAMPAIGNS. Central Pacific; Guadal-
March Field, Calif, 1 Oct 1921-21 Mar canal; China Defensive; New Guinea;
1922; Luke Field, TH, 29 Mar 1922; Northern Solomons; Eastern Mandates;
Hickam Field, TH, 1 Jan 1939; Moku- Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific;
Ieia, TH, 24 Mar-3 Nov 1942; Espiritu Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines;
Santo, 1 Dec 1942-3 Jan 1944 (operated China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-
from Guadalcanal, 31 Mar-24 Aug 1943, Pacific Theater.
and 21 Oct-7 Dec 1943); Munda, New DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Georgia, g Jan 1 9 4 ; Momote Airfield, tations: Woleai Island, 18 Apr-15 May
Los Negros, 16 Apr 1%; Wakde, c. 20 1%; Borneo, 30 Sep 1944. Presidential
Aug 194; Noemfoor, c. 30 Sep 1944; Unit Citation: [ig42]. Philippine Presi-
Morotai, c. 16 Oct 1 9 4 ; Samar, 20 Feb dential Unit Citation.
1945; Clark Field, Luzon, Dec 1945-10 EMBLEM. Over a stylized representa-
Mar 1947. Clark Field, Luzon, 20 Oct tion of the globe (water areas, light gray,
1947; Kadena, Okinawa, 15 May 1948; land areas, dark gray, and outlines
Yokota, Japan, 16 Mar-2 May 1949; black), lightning bolts, crossed, red and
Fairfield-Suisun AFB, Calif, 20 May yellow, surmounted by a conventional-
1949; Forbes AFB, Kan, 1 Jun 1949; ized human eye (lids black, eyeball,
Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, 25 Jun white, iris, blue, and pupil, black). (Ap-
iwg; Fairfield-Suisun AFB, Calif, 1 Nov proved 12 May 1952.)
1949-.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to NBS-1, in- 23d FIGHTER
cluded JN-6, DH-4 and others during
period 1922-1929; primarily €5-4, w,
and LB-6 during period 1929-1937;
B--12, 1937-1939; B-18, 1938-1942;
B-17, 1941-1943; B-24, 1943-1945.
c-46, 1947-1948; WFB-17, 1947-1948;
F-2, 1947-1948; RB-29, 1948-1951;
RB-36, ig5i-ig55; B/RB-36, 1955-
1958; B-52,1959-.
OPERATIONS. Repaired and main-
tained aircraft and engines, 1917-1918.
Bombed lava flowing from Mauna Loa, @Walt D b m y Productionr
SQUADRONS 123

LINEAGE.Constituted 23d Pursuit 1946-1947; p-80, 1947-1950; F-84,


Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec 1950-1953; F-86, 1953-1956; F-100,
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig- 1956-1961; F-105,1961-.
nated 23d Fighter Squadron on 15 May OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine, 12 Dec
1942. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946. Acti- ig4i-c. Apr 1943. Combat in ETO, 8
vated on 15 Oct 1946. Redesignated: May 1944-8 May 1945.
23d Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20 SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
Jan 1950; 23d Fighter-Day Squadron on CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
g Aug 19%; 23d Tactical Fighter Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Nor-
Squadron on 8 Jul1958. mandy; Northern France; Rhineland;
ASSIGNMENTS. 36th Pursuit (later Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air
Fighter) Group, 1 Feb 1940-31 Mar Combat, EAME Theater.
1946. 36th Fighter (later Fighter-Bomb- DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
er; Fighter-Day) Group, 15 Oct 1946; tations: France, 1 Sep 1944; Germany,
36th Fighter-Day (later Tactical Fight- 12 Apr 1945. Cited in the Order of the
er) Wing, 8 Dec ig57-. Day, Belgian Army: 1 Oct-17 Dec 194;
STATIONS.Kelly Field, Tex. 1 Feb 18 Dec 1944-15 Jan 1945. Belgian Four-
1940; Brooks Field, Tex, 1 Feb 1940; ragere. Air Force Outstanding Unit
Langley Field, Va, 17 Nov 1940; Losey Award: May ig56-May 1958.
Field, PR, 6 Jan 1941; St Croix, 31 May EMBLEM. On a grayed yellow orange
1941; Losey Field, PR, 15 Nov 1941; disc, a caricatured red, white, and blue
Vega Baja, PR, 13 Dec 1941 (detach- hawk, wearing tan flight jacket and
ments operated from St Thomas, c. Mar aviator’s helmet, blue goggles, and
ig42-c. 6 May 1943; and Arecibo, PR, brown boxing gloves, diving toward sin-
11 Mar-c. 16 May 1943); Morrison ister base, and emitting white speed
Field, Fla, c. 21 May 1941; Mitchel lines to rear. (Approved 23 Sep 1943.)
Field, NY, 16 Jun 1943; Charleston, SC,
22 Jun 1943; Galveston AAFld, Tex, 18
Sep 1943; Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 27 Oct 23d PHOTOGRAPHIC
19-43; Bruning AAFld, Neb, 24 Dec RECONNAISSANCE
1943-11 Mar 1944; Kingsnorth, Eng- LINEAGE.Constituted 23d Photo-
land, 6 Apr 1944; Brucheville, France, 3 graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 14
Aug 1944; Le Mans, France, 6 Sep 1944; Jul 1942. Activated on 2 Sep 1942.
Athis, France, 26 Sep 1944; Juvincourt, Redesignated: 23d Photographic Squad-
France, 3 Oct 1944; Le Culot, Belgium,
ron (Light) on 6 Feb 1943; 23d Photo-
28 Oct 1 9 4 ; Aachen, Germany, 28 Mar
1945; Niedermennig, Germany, 8 Apr graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 13
1945; Kassel/Rothwesten, Germany, 21 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 12 Sep 1945.
Apr 1945; Bolling Field, DC, 15 Feb-31 ASSIGNMENTS.5th Photographic (later
Mar 1946. Howard Field, CZ, 15 Oct Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
1946-22 Jul 1948; Furstenfeldbruck ping; Photographic Reconnaissance;
AFB, Germany, c. 17 Aug 1948; Bitburg Photographic) Group, 2 Sep 1942 (at-
AB, Germany, 17 Nov 199-. tached to 3d Photographic Reconnais-
AIRCRAFT. YP-37, 1940; P-36, sance and Mapping [later Photographic]
1940-1942; p-39, 1941-1943; p-40, Group, c. 15 Jul-8 Sep 1943, g Feb-g
1941-1943; p-47, 1943-1946. p-47, Mar 1944, 23 Aug-15 Nov 1944); 3d
124 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
Photographic (later Reconnaissance)
Group, 15 Nov 1944-12 Sep 1945.
STATIONS. Colorado Springs, Colo, 2
Sep 1942-8 Aug 1943; La Marsa, Tuni-
sia, 8 Sep 1943 (air echelon at La Marsa
from 13 Jul 194.3; operated from Foggia,
Italy, after 18 Nov 1943); Foggia, Italy,
30 Nov 1943; San Severo, Italy, 10 Dec
1943; Alghero, Sardinia, 2 Feb 1944
(detachment operated from San Severo,
Italy, until 17 Feb 1944); Borgo, Corsi-
ca, 14 Jul 1944 (detachment at Le Luc, Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug
France, 20 Aug-8 Sep 1944; unit operat- 1943. Disbanded on 15 Apr 1944.
ed therefrom, 1-7 Sep 1944); Valence, ASSIGNMENTS.76th Observation (later
France, 5 Sep 1944 (detachment operat- Reconnaissance) Group, 2 Mar 1942;
ed from Satolas-et-Bonce, France, 7-23 66th Reconnaissance Group, 20 Jun
Sep 1944, and from Dijon, France, 23 1943; 76th Tactical Reconnaissance
Sep-c. 8 Oct 194.4); Malignano, Italy, Group, 23 Aug 1943-15 Apr 1944.
13 Oct 1944; Florence/Peretola, Italy, 16 STATIONS.Ft Clark, Tex, 2 Mar 1942;
Jan 1945; Pomigliano, Italy, 23 Aug-12 Pope Field, NC, 1 Apr 1942; Vichy, Mo,
SeP 1945. 14 Dec 1942; Morris Field, NC, 8 May
AIRCRAFT.P-38/F-5,1943-1945. 1943; Statesboro AAFld, Ga. 27 Jun
OPERATIONS. Combat in MTO and 1943; Morris Field, NC, 30 Aug 1943;
ETO, 9 Aug 1943-7 May 1945. Thermal AAFld, Calif, 20 Sep 1943-
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. 15 APr 1944.
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; AIRCRAFT. Probably included GI,
Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; L-4,0-47, P-39, P-40, and P-51.
Northern France; Southern France; OPERATIONS. Air support for training
North Apennines; Rhineland; Central of ground forces.
Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
Theater. ter.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- CAMPAIGNS. None.
tation: MTO, 28 Aug 1944. French DECORATIONS. None.
Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star: EMBLEM.On a light blue disc, a
15 Aug 1943-15 Oct 1 9 4 . mound in base light green, surmounted
EMBLEM. None. by a lightning bolt orange, and an aerial
bomb red, winged yellow, banded
23d TACTICAL white, nose terminating in an eye blue,
RECONNAISSANCE in saltire. (Approved 26 Oct 1942.)
LINEAGE. Constituted 23d Observa-
tion Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942. 23d TROOP CARRIER
Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated: LINEAGE.Constituted 23d Troop Car-
23d Observation Squadron on 4 Jul rier Squadron on 11 Nov 1944. Activat-
1942; 23d Reconnaissance Squadron ed on 21 Nov 1944. Inactivated on 7 Sep
(Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; 23d Tactical 1946.
SQUADRONS 125

ASSIGNMENTS. 60th Troop Carrier 24th BOMBARDMENT


Wing, 21 Nov 1944; 349th Troop Carrier (VERY HEAVY)
Group, 1Dec 1944-7 Sep 1946.
STATIONS. Pope Field, NC, 21 Nov
1944; Baer Field, Ind, 7-15 Mar 1945;
Barkston, England, 3 Apr 1945;
Roye/Amy Airfield, France, 18 Apr-13
Jul 1945; Bergstrom Field, Tex, 17 Sep
1945-7 SeP 1946.
AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 194-
1945, and C-46, 1945-1946.
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in
ETO during World War 11.
SERVICE STREAMERS. EAME Theater.
CAMPAIGNS. None.
HONORS. None. LINEAGE. Constituted 24th Bombard-
EMBLEM. None. ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 28
Mar 1944. Activated on 1 Apr 1944. In-
activated on 18 Oct 1948. Redesignated
24th BOMBARDMENT (LIGHT) 24th Bombardment Squadron (Medi-
LINEAGE.Constituted 24th Attack- um) on 20 Dec 1950. Activated on 2 Jan
Bombardment Squadron on 1 Aug 1939. 1951. Redesignated 24th Bombardment
Redesignated 24th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 16 Jun 1952.
Squadron (Light) on 28 Sep 1939. Acti- ASSIGNMENTS. 6th Bombardment
vated on 1 Dec 1939. Disbanded on 1 Group, 1 Apr 1944-18 Oct 1948. 6th
May 1942. Bombardment Group, 2 Jan 1951; 6th
ASSIGNMENTS.23d Composite Group Bombardment (later Strategic Aero-
(later Air Corps Proving Ground De- space) Wing, 16 Jun 199-.
tachment; Air Forces Proving Ground STATIONS.Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 1 Apr
Group), 1 Dec 1939-1 May 1942. 1944; Grand Island AAFld, Neb, 26
STATIONS.Maxwell Field, Ala, 1 Dec May-18 Nov iw; North Field, Tinian,
1939; Orlando, Fla, 2 Sep 1940; Eglin 28 Dec 1945; Clark field, Luzon, 13 Mar
Field, Fla, 29 Jun 1941-1 May 1942. 1946; Kadena, Okinawa, 1 Jun 1947-18
AIRCRAFT. Apparently none assigned Oct 1948. Walker AFB, NM, 2 Jan
1939--1940; included A-12, A-18, A-20, 1951-.
XA-21, B-lo, B-i2, B-18, B-23, B-25, AIRCRAFT. B-17, 1944; B-29,
C-36, C-4, YFM-1, 0-38, PB-2, 1944-1947. B-29, 1951-1952; B-36,
PT-17, and SBD-1 (USN) during pe- 1952-1957; B-527 1957-.
riod 1940-1942. OPERATIONS. Combat in Western Pa-
OPERATIONS. Tested equipment, cific, 27 Jan-14 Aug 1945. No personnel
1940-1942. assigned, 25 Apr 1947-18 Oct 1948.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. While retaining combat capability,
CAMPAIGNS. None. trained B-52 crews for Strategic Air
DECORATIONS. None. Command, 15Ju1 igsg-.
EMBLEM. None. SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
126 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; ic). Activated on 10 Oct 1951.


Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific. Redesignated 24th Bombardment
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Squadron (Medium) on 16 Jun 199.
tations: Tokyo, Japan, 25 May 194.5; Redesignated 24th Strategic Reconnais-
Japanese Empire, 9-19 Jul 1945. Air sance Squadron ( Medium ) , and inacti-
Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 May vated, on 16 Jan 1953.
1960-31 May 1962. ASSIGNMENTS. 5th Photographic (later
EMBLEM.On a disc per fess debased, Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
light turquoise blue and light yellow, ping; Photographic Reconnaissance)
edged in black, a caricatured black cat Group, 2 Sep 1942; Third Air Force, g
with gold halo above head, standing on Oct 194.3; 111 Reconnaissance Com-
base segment, wearing yellow orange mand, 12 Oct 194.3; AAF, India-Burma
gloves and yellow orange trunks with Sector, 26 Dec 1943 (attached to 5306th
black polka dots, holding in the right Photographic and Reconnaissance
forepaw a large brown club, and in the Group [Prov], 26 Dec 1943-17 Jan 1944,
left forepaw a red firecracker, lighted at and to Tenth Air Force, 17 Jan? Mar
the fuse, proper. (Approved 24 Nov 1944); Tenth Air Force, 7 Mar 1944; 8th
1944.) Photographic ( later Reconnaissance )
Group, 25 Apr 1944; AAF, India-Burma
24th COMBAT MAPPING Theater, 20 Sep 1945; Thirteenth Air
Force, 28 Jan 1946; 313th Bombardment
Wing, 1 Apr-15 Jun 1946. 68th Recon-
naissance Group, 12 Jul 1947-27 Jun
1949. 68th Strategic Reconnaissance
Group, 10 Oct 1951; 68th Bombardment
Wing, 16 Jun 1952-16 Jan 19%.
STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, 2
Sep 1942; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 13
Oct-8 Nov 194.3; Guskhara, India, 5 Jan
1944 (detachments operated from
Hsinching, China, 17 Mar-g Apr 1944;
Jorhat, India, 9-22 Apr 1944; Hsinching,
China, 27 Apr-c. 1 Jul 1944; Liuchow,
LINEAGE.Constituted 24th Photo- China, 10 Jul-22 Sep 1944; Chanyi,
graphic Mapping Squadron on 14 Jul China, 22 Sep 1944-17 Feb 1945 [ele-
1942. Activated on 2 Sep 1942. Redesig- ments at Hsinching, China, Oct-Nov
nated: 24th Photographic Squadron 1944, and at Pengshan, China, Nov
(Heavy) on 6 Feb 1943; 24th Combat 19441; Tulihal and Cox’s Bazar, India,
Mapping Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. In- Feb-c. Apr 1945; air echelon at Clark
activated on 15 Jun 1946. Redesignated Field, Luzon, after 18 Dec 1945); Cal-
24th Reconnaissance Squadron (Very catta, India, 23 Dec 1945; Kanchrapara,
Long Range, Photographic-RCM) on 13 India, 27 Dec 1945-17 Jan 1946; Clark
May 1947. Activated in the reserve on Field, Luzon, 29 Jan-15 Jun 1946 (de-
12 Jul 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. tachment operated from Sydney, Aus-
Redesignated 24th Strategic Reconnais- tralia, Jan-15 Jun 1946). Hamilton
sance Squadron ( Medium, Photograph- Field, Calif, 12 Ju1 1947-27 Jun 1949.
SQUADRONS 127

Lake Charles AFB, La, 10 Oct 1951-16 Redesignated: 24th Pursuit Squadron on
Jan 1953. 25 Jan 1923; 24th Pursuit Squadron (In-
AIRCRAFT. B-zq/F-7,1943; in addition terceptor) on 6 Dec 1939; q t h Fighter
to F-7, 1944-1946, included B-25, 1944, Squadron on 15 May 1942. Inactivated
and F-19,1946. B-29,1952-1953. on 15 Oct 1946.
OPERATIONS. Combat in CBI, Mar ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, Jun igi7-Sep
1944-19 APr 1945. 1918; First Army Observation Group,
SERVICE STREAMERS.American Thea- Sep 1918-Apr 1919; unkn, Apr-1 Oct
ter. 1919. Second Corps Area, 1 Oct 1921;
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De- Panama Canal Department, 30 Apr
fensive; Central Burma. 1922; 6th Observation (later Compos-
DECORATIONS. None. ite) Group, assigned on 27 May 1922,
EMBLEM. Over and through a medi- and attached on 8 May 1929; 20th Pur-
um blue disc, wide border yellow suit Group (attached to 6th Composite
orange, edged black, a caricatured wolf Group), 15 Nov 1930; 3d Attack Wing
wearing brown aviator's helmet and (attached to 6th Composite Group), 16
shoes, yellow sweater, red gloves and Jun 1932; 16th Pursuit (later Fighter)
trousers, and having brown revolver in Group, 1 Dec 1932; XXVI Fighter Com-
holster about waist, running toward dex- mand, 1 Nov 1943; 6th Fighter Wing, 25
ter, in front of a large, white cloud for- Aug-15 Oct 1946.
mation, holding a sheet of white paper STATIONS.San Antonio, Tex, Jun-28
in the right hand, pointing a black aerial ,Dec 1917; Wye, England, 31 Jan 1918
camera toward base with the left fore- ('flights at Sedgeford and Wyton; flight
paw, and leaving black horizontal speed at London Colney to 7 Mar 1918 and
lines to rear. (Approved 2 Apr 1945.) thereafter at Croyden) ; Norborough,
England, 1 May-11 Jul 1918; St Maix-
24th FIGHTER ent, France, 22 Jul 1918; Ourches,
France, 6 Aug 1918; Gondreville-sur-
Moselle, France, 22 Aug 1918; Vavin-
court, France, 22 Sep 1918 (detachment
operated from Souilly, 9-18 Oct 1918,
27 Oct-6 Nov 1918); Weissenthurm,
Germany, 7 May-14 Jul 1919; Mitchel
Field, NY, c. 2 Aug 1919; Park Field,
Tenn, Aug-1 Oct 1919. Mitchel Field,
NY, 1 Oct 1921-22 Apr 1922; France
Field, CZ, 30 Apr 1922; Albrook Field,
CZ, 26 Oct 1932; La Joya, Panama, 15
Mar 1942; Albrook Field, CZ, Sep 1942;
LINEAGE.Organized as 19th Aero La Joya, Panama, 10 Jan 1943; Albrook,
Squadron in early Jun 1917. Redesignat- Field, CZ, 28 May 1943; Howard Field,
ed 24th Aero Squadron on 14 Jun 1917. CZ, g Jun 1943; Madden Field, Panama,
Demobilized on 1 Oct 1919. Reconsti- 8 Mar 1944; France Field, CZ, 15 Aug
tuted and consolidated (1924) with 1944-15 Oct 1946.
24th Squadron which was authorized on AIRCRAFT.In addition to Salmson 2,
30 Aug 1921.Organized on 1 Oct 1921. 1918-1919, included DH-4, igi8-ig1g,
128 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

and Spad XIII, 1919. Included Fokker designated 24th Fighter-Bomber Squad-
D-VII during period 1921-1922; includ- ron on 26 May 1952. Activated in the re-
ed DH-4, SE-5, MB-3, and PW-g, dur- serve on 14 Jun 1952. Inactivated on 16
ing period 1922-1930; P-12, ig3o-ig3g; NOV1957.
P-26, 1938-1939; P-36, 1936-1942; ASSIGNMENTS.89th Transport (later
p-39, 1942-1943, 1944-1945; p-707 Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Feb 1942-14
1942-1943; p-40, 1943-1944; p-38, Apr 1944. 89th Troop Carrier Group, 27
1945-1946; P-47,1946. Jun 1949-10 May 1951. 89th Fighter-
OPERATIONS. Combat as observation Bomber Group, 14 Jun 1952-16 Nov
unit with First Army, 11Sep-io Nov 1957-
1918; served with I1 Army Corps as part STATIONS.Daniel Field, Ga, 1 Feb
of occupation forces, May-Jul 1919. 1942; Harding Field, La, 8 Mar 1942;
Good-will flight to Guatemala, 7-12 Feb Camp Williams, Wis, 22 Jun 1942; Seda-
1938. Air defense for the Panama Canal, lia, Mo, 10 Sep 1942; Del Valle, Tex, ig
1922-1946. Dec 1942-14 Apr 1944. Hanscom Aprt,
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- Mass, 27 Jun 1949-10 May 1951. Laur-
ter. ence G Hanscom Field, Mass, 14 Jun
1952-16 NOV1957.
CAMPAIGNS.Lorraine; St Mihiel;
AIRCRAFT. DC-3 (probably as C-49,
Meuse-Argonne.
DECORATIONS. None. C-50, and C-53), 1942-1943; C-47,
EMBLEM. A leaping tiger in the prop- 1943-1944.
OPERATIONS. Transition training for
er colors. (Approved 15 Feb 1924.) pilots, 1942-1944; replacement training,
Mar-Apr 1944.
24th TROOP CARRIER SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. A caricatured donkey gray,
winged white, trimmed black, wearing a
bridle yellow, trimmed red, and yellow
shoes, hind feet off the ground in kick-
ing position. (Approved 17 May 1943.)

25th ANTISUBMARINE
LINEAGE. Constituted 24th Transport LINEAGE.Constituted 25th Antisub-
Squadron on i g Jan 1942. Activated on marine Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Apr
1 Feb 1942. Redesignated 24th Troop 1943. Activated on 1 May 1943. Dis-
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Dis- banded on 28 Oct 1943.
banded on 14 Apr 1944. Reconstituted, ASSIGNMENTS. 26th Antisubmarine
and redesignated 24th Troop Carrier Wing, 1 May 1943; Second Air Force,
Squadron (Medium), on 10 May 1949. 9-28 OCt 1943.
Activated in the reserve on 27 Jun 1949. STATIONS.Jacksonville AAFld, Fla, 1
Ordered to active service on 1 May May 1943; Clovis AAFld, NM, 9-28 Oct
1951. Inactivated on 10 May 1951. Re- 1943.
SQUADRONS 129
AIRCRAFT.A-29,1943; B-25,1943. 40th Bombardment Wing, 28 May
OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine patrols, 28 1952-.
May-Aug 1943. STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 13 Jun-28
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Dec 1917; Ayr, Scotland, 31 Jan 1918;
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American Marske, England, 23 Apr-7 Aug 1918;
Theater. St Maxient, France, 20 Aug 1918; Romo-
DECORATIONS.None. rantin, France, 29 Aug 1918; Colom-
EMBLEM. None. bey-les-Belles, France, 18 Sep 1918;
Toul, France, 24 Oct 1918; Colombey-
25th BOMBARDMENT les-Belles, France, 15 Apr 1919; Le
Mans, France 5-19 May 1919; Mitchel
Field, NY, 6-17 Jun 1919. Mitchel Field,
NY, 1 Oct 1921-22 Apr 1922; France
Field, CZ, 30 Apr 1922; Rio Hato, Pana-
ma, 8 Dec 1941; Salinas, Ecuador, c. 21
Jan 1942; Howard Field, CZ, 22 May-16
Jun 194.3; Pratt AAFld, Kan, 1 Ju1
1943-12 Mar 1944; Chakulia, India, c.
11 Apr ig44-Apr 1945; West Field, Ti-
nian, Apr-7 Nov 1945; March Field,
Calif, 27 Nov 194.5; Davis-Monthan
LINEAGE.Organized as 20th Aero Field, Ariz, c. 8 May-1 Oct 1946. Smoky
Squadron on 13 Jun 1917. Redesignated Hill AFB, Kan, 28 May 1952; Forbes
25th Aero Squadron on 22 Jun 1917. De- AFB, Kan, 20 Jun i g b .
mobilized on 17 Jun 1919. Reconstituted AIRCRAFI'. SE-5, 1918-1919. Unkll,
and consolidated (1924) with 25th 1921-1922; included NBS-1 during pe-
Squadron which was authorized on 30 riod ig22-ig2g; included LB-5, LB-6
Aug 1921. Organized on 1 Oct 1921. and LB-7 during period 1928-199;
Redesignated : 25th Bombardment B-3, 1931-1936; B-6, 1936-1937; B-10,
Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 25th Bom- 1937-1939; B-18, 1938-1942; B-24,
bardment Squadron (Medium) on 6 1942'1943; LB-30, 1942-1943; B-26,
Dec 1939; 25th Bombardment Squadron 1943; B-17, 1943-1944; YB-29,
(Heavy) on 20 Nov 1940; 25th Bom-
bardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 1943-1944; B-29, 1944-1946. B-29,
20 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1946.
1953-1954; B-47, 1954-.
OPERATIONS. Combat as pursuit unit
Redesignated 25th Bombardment
Squadron (Medium) on g May 1952. with Second Army, 10-11 Nov 1918.
Activated on 28 May 19%. Good-will flights to El Salvador and
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 13 Jun igi7-Nov Nicaragua, 13-19 May 1935, to Guate-
1918; 4th Pursuit Group, Nov 1918-Apr mala, 8-11 Feb 1938, and to El Salva-
1919; unkn, Apr-17 Jun 1919. Second dor, 19-22 Apr 1938; mercy mission to
Corps Area, 1 Oct 1921; Panama Canal Chile following devastating earthquake,
Department, 30 Apr 1922; 6th Observa- 28 Jan-13 Feb 1939. Antisubmarine pa-
tion (later Composite; Bombardment) trols, Dec ig4i-May 1943. Combat in
Group, 27 May 1922; 40th Bombard- CBI, 5 Jun 1944-29 Mar 1945, and
ment Group, 12 May 1943-1 Oct 1946, Western Pacific, 5 May-14 Aug 1945.
130 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. ceptor) Group, 15 Oct 1946; 51st
CAMPAIGNS. World War I: Meuse-Ar- Fighter-Interceptor Wing, 25 Oct 1957;
gonne. World War 11: Antisubmarine, Department of the Air Force, 8 Jun
American Theater; India-Burma; Air Of- 1960-e
fensive, Japan; China Defensive; STATIONS. Hamilton Field, Calif, 15
Western Pacific; Central Burma. Jan 1941; March Field, Calif, 11 Jun
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit 'Ci- 1941-12 Jan 1942; Karachi, India, 12
tations: Yawata, Japan, 20 Aug 1944; Ja- Mar 1942; Dinjan, India, 22 Nov 1 9 4
pan, 5-14 May 1945; Japan, 24 J u 1945.
~ (detachment operated from Sadiya, In-
EMBLEM.On a disc white, outlined dia, 6 Nov 1942-2 Apr 1943; Jorhat, In-
black, a caricatured executioner, face dia, 2 Apr-14 Sep 1943); Yunnani,
and hands golden yellow, suit and mask China, 14 Sep 1943 (detachment operat-
black, belt and nose red, collar white, ed from Poashan, China, 30 Nov
swinging an axe with four notches in the ig44-Jan 1945; Leangshan, China, 10
blade, the handle red and the head steel Jan-Feb 1945; Poseh, China, 4 Feb-28
gray, stained with red dripping blood. May 1945); Loping, China, Sep-Nov
(Approved 15 Feb 1924 from World 1945; Ft Lewis, Wash, 11-12 Dec 1945.
War I emblem. ) Yontan, Okinawa, 15 Oct 1946; Naha,
Okinawa, 22 May 1947; Itazuke, Japan,
22 Sep 1950; Kimpo, Korea, 23 Oct
25th FIGHTER 1950; Itazuke, Japan, 4 Jan 1951; Tsuiki,
Japan, 22 Jan 1951; Suwon, Korea, 20
JuI 1951; Naha, Okinawa, 1 Aug 193-8
Jun 1960.
h R C R A E T . P-40, 1941-1945; P-38,
1944; p-51, 1944-1945. p-47,
1946-1947; F-80, 1947-1951; F-86,
1951-1959; F-102, 19591960.
OPERATIONS. Combat in CBI, 2 Sep
1942-28 May 1945. Combat in Korea, 22
S ~ 1950-27
P Jul1953.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS: World War 11: India-
LINEAGE.Constituted 25th Pursuit Burma; Central Burma; China Defen-
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov sive; China Offensive. Korean War: UN
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Re- Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN
designated: 25th Pursuit Squadron Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Off en-
(Fighter) on 12 Mar 191; 25th Fighter sive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive;
Squadron on 15 May 1942. Inactivated Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
on 12 Dec 1945. Activated on 15 Oct Fall, 199; Third Korean Winter; Korea
1946. Redesignated 25th Fighter-Inter- Summer-Fall, 1953.
ceptor Squadron on 1 Feb 1950. Discon- DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
,hued on 8 Jun 1960. tations: Korea, 28 Nov 1951-30 Apr
ASSIGNMENTS. 5ist Pursuit (later 1952. Republic of Korea Presidential
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-12 Dec Unit Citations: [22] Sep 1950-30 Jun
1945. 5ist Fighter (later Fighter-Inter- 1951; 1 Jul 1951-31 Mar 1953.Air Force
.
SQUADRONS 331

Outstanding Unit Award: 29 Aug Fighter Wing, 5 Jul 1946; 1st Air Divi-
1958-19 Jan 1959. sion, 30 Mar 1947; Thirteenth Air Force,
EMBLEM.Over and through a medi- 15 Sep 1947; Far East Air Forces (at-
um blue disc a gold wing, hilted dagger, tached to 18th Fighter Wing), 1 Dec
with point dripping blood, thrusting 1948-25 Mar 1949.
toward dexter base and slicing a curved, STATIONS.Salinas AAB, Calif, 2 Mar
red arc segment from basic disc, sepa- 1942; Esler Field, La, 26 Jan 1943; Lau-
rated by two, small, white, curved seg- rel AAFld, Miss, 31 Mar- Oct 1943;
ments marked with the International Sydney, Australia, ig Nov 1943; Bris-
Morse Code symbols for “2” and “s”, re- bane, Australia, 24 Nov 1943-23 Jan
spectively, of the last. (Approved 1 Aug 1944; Lae, New Guinea, 11 Feb 1944;
1947.) Nadzab, New Guinea, 16 Feb 1944;
Biak, 7 Sep 1944; Dulag, Leyte, c. 5 Mar
25th LIAISON 194.5; Malabang, Mindanao, ig Apr
1945; Del Monte, Mindanao, 22 Jun
1945; Dulag, Leyte, 17 Nov 1945; Clark
Field, Luzon, c. 10 Jan 1946; Kadena,
Okinawa, 22 Apr 1947; Clark Field, Lu-
zon, c. 8 Sep 1947-25 Mar 1949.
AIRCRAFT. Evidently 0-47, G i , Gz,
P-39, P-40, and B-25 during period
1942-1943; in addition to G g ,
1943-1947, included L-4 and UC-61,
1944, UC-78, 1944-1945, and C-47,
194-1946; G g , 1947-1948; probably
LINEAGE.Constituted 25th Obser- L4-57 1948-1949.
vation Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
1942. Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesig- 27 Maydo Aug 1942; combat in South-
nated: 25th Observation Squadron on 4 west Pacific, Feb 1 ~ 4 - A u g1945. Not
Jul 1942; 25th Liaison Squadron on 2 operationally manned or equipped, c.
Apr 1943. Inactivated on 25 Mar 1949. Jan-1 Oct 1947.
ASSIGNMENTS.71st Observation (later SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
Reconnaissance) Group, 2 Mar 1942; I1 CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Air Support Command (later Tactical Theater; New Guinea; Leyte; Luzon;
Air Division), 11 Aug 1943 (attached to Southem Philippines.
71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 15 DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Aug 1943-16 Feb 1945); Fifth Air tations: Philippine Islands, 1-5 Dec
Force, ig Nov 1943; V Bomber Com- 1944; Philippine Islands, 17 Apr-1 Jun
mand, 24 Nov 1943; 5212th Photograph- 1945. Philippine Presidential Unit Cita-
ic Wing (Prov), attached, 13 Dec 1943; tion.
gist Photographic Wing, 15 Apr 1944; EMBLEM. On a light blue disc, a dex-
Far East Air Forces (attached to Thir- ter cubit arm issuing from sinister side
teenth Air Force), 16 Feb 1945; Thir- with mailed fist argent, grasping the hilt
teenth Air Force, 17 Mar 1945; 403d of a sword winged of gold, point to
Troop Carrier Group, 1 Nov 1945; Thir- base, charged at the hilt with a rqd drop
teenth Air Force, 31 Dec 1945; 85th bomb. (Approved 18Jan 1943.)
132 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

25th PHOTOGRAPHIC 3 Jan 1944 (detachment at Dulag,


RECONNAISSANCE Leyte, to 6 Feb 1945; air echelon at
Clark Field, Luzon, 14 Jun-14 Jul
1 ~ 5 )Okinawa,
; g Jul 1945; Chofu, Ja-
pan, 27 Sep 1945; Itazuke, Japan, 10
Feb 1946; Itami, Japan, 30 Mar 1946-1
Apr 1949. Larson AFB, U’ash, 24 Jan
1955-1 Ju11957.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-38/F-5,
1943-1945, included B-25, 1944; in ad-
dition to P-gi/F-6, 1946-1949, included
L-5, 1946, and F-2, 1947-1948. RF-84,
LINEAGE.Constituted 25th Photo- 1955-1957.
graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 5 OPERATIONS. Combat in Southwest
Feb 1943. 25th Photo- Pacific and Western Pacific, 5 Feb-5 Jul
graphic Squadron (Light) On Feb 1944, 28 Jul-8 Nov 1g44,29 Dec 1944-6
l94.3. Activated On 9 Feb l943. Redesk?- JUn 1945, 16 Jul-14 Aug 1945. Not oper-
nated: 25th Photographic Reconnais- ationally manned or equipped, N~~
sance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; 25th ig45-Feb 1946.
Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 24 sERVICE STREAMERS. None,
Jan 1946. Inactivated On 1 APr 1949. CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan;
Redesignated 25th Strategic Recon- China Defensive; N~~ Guinea; Bis-
naissance Squadron ( Fighter) on 4 marck Archipelago; Westem Pacific;
Nov 1954. Activated on 24 Jan 1955. Leyte; Luzon; Southem Philippines;
Inactivated on 1Julig57. Ryukyus; China Offensive; Air Combat,
ASSIGNMENTS.6th Photographic (later Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
Photographic Reconnaissance and Map- DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit ci-
Ping; Reconnaissance; tations: Philippine Islands, 1&[20] Sep
Photographic; Reconnaissance) Group, 1944; Japan, 9 Aug 1945. Philippine
9 Feb 1943 (attached ‘0 Fighter Presidential Unit Citation.
Command after 10 Feb 1946); v Fight- EMBLEM. Over and through a me&-
er Command7 27 APr 1946; 315th Corn- um blue disc, an aerial camera with face
Posite Wing, 31 may 1946; 71st of white and gold painted thereon,
Reconnaissance (later Tactical Recon- winged of the last, having barbed
naissance) Group, 28 Feb 1947-1 A P ~ tongue and eye red, diving toward dex-
1949 (attached to 315th Composite ter base beneath a white spear, outlined
Wing to Nov 1947). 71st Strategic Re- medium blue, point and tail of shaft ex-
connaissance Wing, 24 Jan 1955-1 Jul tending through rim of disc on either
1957. side, and emitting white speed lines to
STATIONS. Colorado Springs, Colo, g rear, all between five white stars, two in
Feb-22 Oct 1943; Sydney, Australia, i g chief, two in fess, and one in base; clock
Nov 1943; Brisbane, Australia, 25 Nov positions on face of disc, “3,’, “6”, “g”,
193-19 Jan 194.4; Lae, New Guinea, 3 and “12,” indicated by thin yellow bars,
Feb 1944; Nadzab, New Guinea, 7 Feb “4”, “7’,, “8”, and “ii,” by yellow dots,
1944; Biak, 23 Jul-16 Nov 1944; Dulag, and the “2” and “5” indicated by heavy
Leyte, 24 Nov 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, red bars. (Approved 13May 1944.)
SQUADRONS 133
25th TROOP CARRIER pilots, 1942-1944; replacement training,
Mar-Apr. 1944.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM.A shield per bend sinister,
azure and sky blue, a stylized jet inter-
ceptor aircraft, red and white counter-
changed, flying to sinister chief with
white power stream trailing to dexter
base, in chief four stars of the last; the
shield edged with a diminutive com-
pony border of fourteen divisions azure
and white counterchanged, the base
LINEAGE. Constituted 25th Transport area of the compony border a wider di-
Squadron on ig Jan 1942. Activated on vision, azure marked with eleven white
1 Feb 1942. Redesignated 25th Troop stars; superimposed over the center area
Carrier Squadron on 4 Ju1 1942. Dis- of the shield an American bald eagle,
banded on 14 Apr 1944. Reconstituted, flying downward, in his natural colors,
and redesignated 25th Troop Carrier brown body, white head and tail and
Squadron ('Medium), on 10 May 1949. white detail, beak and feet golden yel-
Activated in the reserve on 27 Jun 1949. low. ( Approved 30 Nov 1956. )
Ordered to active service on 1 May
1951. Inactivated on 10 May 1951. Re- 26th BOMBARDMENT
designated 25th Fighter-Bomber
Squadron on 26 May 1952. Activated in LINEAGE.Organized as 1st Reserve
the reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Inactivated Aero Squadron on 26 May 1917. Redes-
on 1 Jul 1957. ignated 26th Aero Squadron on 1 Oct
ASSIGNMENTS.8gth Transport (later 1917. Demobilized on 7 Jun 1919. Re-
Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Feb 1942-14 constituted and consolidated (8 Apr
Apr 1944. 8gth Troop Carrier Group, 27 1924) with 26th Squadron which was
Jun iwg-10 May 1951. 89th Fighter- authorized on 30 Aug 1921. Organized
Bomber Group, 14 Jun 1952-1 Ju1 1957. on 15 Sep 1921. Redesignated 26th At-
STATIONS.Daniel Field, Ga, 1 Feb
1942; Harding Field, La, 8 Mar 1942;
Camp Williams, Wis, 22 Jun 1942; Seda-
lia, Mo, 11 Sep 1942; Del Valle, Tex, i g
Dec 1942-14 Apr 1944. Hanscom Aprt,
Mass, 27 Jun i ~ g - 1 0May 1951. Laur-
ence G Hanscom Field, Mass, 14 Jun
1952-1 J d 1957-
AIRCRAFT. DC-3 (probably as C-49,
C-so, and C-53), 1942-1943; C-47,
1943-1944.
OPERATIONS. Transition training for
'34 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
tack Squadron on 25 Jan 1923. Dec 1948; Altus AFB, Okla, 13 Dec
Inactivated 27 Jun 1924. Activated on 1 1957-*
Sep 1930. Redesignated: 26th Bombard- AIRCRAFT. Included DH-4 during pe-
ment Squadron (Medium) on 6 Dec riod 1921-1924. A-3, 1930-1936; A-12,
1939; 26th Bombardment Squadron 1936-1939; B-18, 1940-1942; B-17,
(Heavy) on 11 Dec 1940; 26th Bom- 1941-1943; B-24, 1943-1945. B-36,
bardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 1949-1957; B-52,195G.
30 Apr 1946. Inactivated on u) Oct OPERATIONS. Assembled, serviced, and
1948. Redesignated 26th Bombardment repaired aircraft, igi7-igig. Search
Squadron (Heavy), and activated, on 1 missions, from Hawaii, 20 Dec 1941-8
Dec 1948. Jul 1942; May-Oct 1943. Combat in
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 26 May-Sep South and Smthwest Pacific, 30 Jul
1917; Third Aviation Instruction Center, ig+-Feb 1943; in Central Pacific, May,
Sep igi7-Apr 1919; unkn, Apr-7 Jun Jun, Jul, Sep 1943; and in Central and
1919. 3d Attack Group, 15 Sep 1921-27 Western Pacific, 14 Nov 1943-12 Aug
Jun 1924. 5th Composite (later Bom- 1945. Non operational, 1946-1948.
bardment) Group (attached to 18th SERVICESTREAMERS. Theater of Oper-
Pursuit Group), 1 Sep 1930; 11th Bom- ations.
bardment Group, 1 Feb 1940-20 Oct CAMPAIGNS. Central Pacific; Air Of-
1948. 11th Bombardment Group, 1 Dec fensive, Japan; Papua; Guadalcanal;
1948; 11th Bombardment (later Strate- Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific;
gic Aerospace) Wing, 16 Jun i g p . Ryukyus; China Offensive; Air Combat,
STATIONS.Mineola, NY, 26 May-q Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
Aug 1917; Issoudun, France, 21 Sep DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
1917; Clisson, France, 13 Apr 1919; St tation: South Pacific, 31 Jul-30 Nov
Sebastien, France, 1-5 May 1919; 1942. Presidential Unit Citation [ig42].
Mitchel Field, NY, 27 May-7 Jun 1919. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 6
Kelly Field, Tex, 15 Sep 1921-27 Jun Aug 1954-15 Jul 1957; 27 Oct 1958-16
1924. Wheeler Field, TH, 1 Sep 1930; Sep 1960.
Hickam Field, TH, 1Feb 1940; Wheeler EMBLEM. On a shield parted per bend
Field, TH, 20 Dec ig,p-ig Jul 1942; blue and orange [orange and blue], a
Efate, 25 Jul 1942 (forward echelon op- clenched hand couped at the wrist
erated from Espiritu Santo, Aug 1942; counterchanged. (Approved 15 Feb
Guadalcanal Sep 1942); Espiritu Santo, 1924.)
22 Dec 1942-28 Mar 1943 (forward ech-
elon operated from New Guinea, Jan 26th FIGHTER
1943); Bellows Field, TH,8 Apr 1943;
Wheeler Field, TH, 11 May 1943; Nu-
kufetau, 11 Nov 1943 (air echelon
operated from Canton Island, 12
Nov-31 Dec 1943); Tarawa, 25 Jan
iw;Kwajalein, 14 Apr 1944; Guam, 21
Oct iw; Okinawa, 2 Jul 1945; Manila,
Luzon, Dec 1945; Guam, 15 May
i946-m Oct 1948. Carswell AFB, Tex, 1 @Walt Dimey Praductioru
SQUADRONS 135
LINEAGE.Constituted 26th Pursuit CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De-
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov fensive; China Offensive.
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes- DECORATIONS. None.
ignated: 26th Pursuit Squadron (Fight- EMBLEM.A caricatured, pugnacious,
e r ) on 12 Mar 194.1; 26th Fighter orange and black tiger, with yellow or-
Squadron on 15 May 1942. Inactivated ange muzzle, stomach, and feet, riding
on 13 Dec 1945. Activated on 15 Oct on back of caricatured, tan and brown
1946. Redesignated 26th Fighter-Inter- mustang running toward sinister, all
ceptor Squadron on 1 Feb 1950. Inacti- emitting gray speed lines to rear. (Ap-
vated on g Apr 1959. proved 20 Mar 1945. )
ASSIGNMENTS. 5ist Pursuit (later
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-13 Dec 26th PHOTOGRAPHIC
1945. 5ist Fighter (later Fighter-Inter- RECONNAISSANCE
ceptor) Group, 15 Oct 1946 (attached
to 6302d Air Base Group, 20 Sep 1950; LINEAGE.Constituted 26th Photo-
6351st Air Base Wing, 25 Jun 1951; graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 5
Thirteenth Air Force, 11 Nov 1954); Feb 1943. Redesignated 26th Photo-
Thirteenth Air Force, 1 Oct 1957; graphic Sqaadron (Light) on 6 Feb
6200th Air Base Wing, 5 Jun ig58-g Apr 1943. Activated on g Feb 1943. Re-
1959. designated 26th Photographic Recon-
STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 15 naissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943.
Jan 1941; March Field, Calif, 10 Jun Inactivated on 20 Feb 1946. Redes-
1941-11 Jan 194; Karachi, India, 13 ignated 26th Reconnaissance Squadron
Mar 1942; Dinjan, India, 10 Oct 1942; (Very Long Range, Photographic-
Kunming, China, c. 7 Oct 1943 (detach- RCM) on 3 Ju1 194.7. Activated in the
ments operated from Nanning, China, c. reserve on 1 Aug 1947. Inactivated on
8 Mar-Nov 1944; Liangshan, China, 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated 26th Strate-
May-20 Jun 1944; Kweilin, China, gic Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium)
20-30 Jun 1944; Poseh, China, Jan 1945; on 14 Jan 1955. Activated on 24 Jan
Liangshan, China, Jan and Mar 1945; 1955. Redesignated 681st Bombardment
Laohokow, China, Jan-Feb 1945); Nan- Squadron (Medium) on 25 Oct 1961.
ning, China, 1 Aug 1945; Loping, China, Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25
Sep-Nov 1945; F t Lewis, Wash, 12-13 Jun 1962.
Dec 1945. Yontan, Okinawa, 15 Oct ASSIGNMENTS. 6th Photographic (later
Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
1946; Naha, Okinawa, 22 May 1947; ping; Photographic Reconnaissance;
Clark AFB, Luzon, 11 Jul ig55-g Apr Photographic; Reconnaissance) Group,
1959. g Feb 194.3 (attached to 308th Bom-
AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1944; P-51, bardment Wing after 22 Oct 1945);
1944-1945- p-47, 194G1947; F-807 308th Bombardment Wing, 21 Nov
1947-1953; F-86,1953-1959. 1945-20 Feb 1946. 70th Reconnaissance
OPERATIONS. Combat in CBI, 15 Oct Group, 1 Aug 1947-27 Jun 1949. 70th
1942-1 Aug 1945. Air defense for the Strategic Reconnaissance (later Bom-
Ryukyus, and replacement training, Sep bardment) Wing, 24 Jan 1955-25 Jun
19so-Jul1953. 1962.
SERVICESTREAMERS. Korean Theater. STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, g
136 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Feb-22 Oct 1943; Sydney, Australia, i g


Nov 1943; Brisbane, Australia, 25 Nov
1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 26 Jan
iw (detachment at Port Moresby,
New Guinea, Feb-Mar 1944); Finsch-
hafen, New Guinea, i g Feb 1944; Nad-
zab, New Guinea, 28 Mar 1944- (air ech-
elon at Hollandia, New Guinea, after 25
Jun 1944); Hollandia, New Guinea, 23 ASSIGNMENTS. 70th Observation (later
Ju1 1944; Biak, 5 Aug 1944.; Lingayen, Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnais-
Luzon, 16 Jan 1945 (air echelon at sance) Group, 2 Mar 1942-30 Nov 1943.
Clark Field, Luzon, 22 Jul-Sep 1945); STATIONS. Gray Field, Wash, 2 Mar
Okinawa, 6 Aug 1945; Kimpo, Korea, 1942; Salinas AAB, Calif, 15 Mar 1943;
Oct 1945-20 Feb 1946. Hamilton Field, Redmond AAFld, Ore, 16 Aug 1943;
Calif, 1 Aug 194.7-27 Jun 1949. Little Corvallis AAFld, Ore, 31 Oct 1943; Will
Rock AFB, Ark, 24 Jan 1955-25 Jun Rogers Field, Okla, 14-30 Nov 1943.
1962. AIRCRAFT. 0-47, 1942-1943; P-39,
AIRCRAFT.F-4, 1943; F-5, 1944-1946. 1943.
RB-47,1955-1@1; B-47,1961-1962. OPERATIONS. Air support for training
OPERATIONS. Combat in Southwest of ground forces.
and Western Pacific, 10 Feb 1944-21 Jul SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
1945- ter.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. CAMPAIGNS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. China Defensive; New DECORATIONS. None.
Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western EMBLEM.Over and through a blue
Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; China Offensive; triangle, a gold hawk, shaded black, in
Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. flight, grasping a machine gun black in
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- dexter claw and a telescope black in sin-
tations: Philippine Islands, 184201 Sep ister claw. (Approved 20 May 1943,)
1944; Philippine Islands, 22 Mar 1945.
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 15 26th TROOP CARRIER
Feb-30 Dec 1957. Philippine Presiden-
tial Unit Citation.
EMBLEM. None.

26th TACTICAL
RECONNAISSANCE
LINEAGE.Constituted 26th Observa-
tion Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942.
Activated on 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated:
26th Observation Squadron on 4 Jul LINEAGE.Constituted 26th Transport
1942; 26th Reconnaissance Squadron Squadron on i g Jan 1942. Activated on
(Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; 26th Tactical 1 Feb 1942. Redesignated 26th Troop
Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Dis-
1943. Disbanded on 30 Nov 1943. banded on 14 Apr 1944. Reconstituted,
SQUADRONS 137
and redesignated 26th Troop Carrier
Squadron (Medium), on 10 May 1949.
Activated in the reserve on 27 Jun 1949.
Ordered to active service on 1 May
1951. Inactivated on 10 May 1951. Re-
designated 26th Fighter-Bomber Squad-
ron on 26 May 1952. Activated in the
reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Inactivated on
16 NOV1957.
ASSIGNMENTS.89th Transport (later
Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Feb 1942-14
Apr 1944. 8gth Troop Carrier Group, 27
Jun ig4g-10 May 1951. 8gth Fighter-
Bomber Group, 14 Jun 1952-16 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti-
1957. vated on 20 Mar 1946.
STATIONS. Daniel Field, Ga, 1 Feb ASSIGNMENTS. 30th Bombardment
1942; Harding Field, La, 8 Mar 1942; Group, 15 Jan 1941-20 Mar 1946.
Camp Williams, Wis, 22 Jun 1942; Seda- STATIONS. March Field, Calif, 15 Jan
lia, Mo, 10 Sep 1942; Del Valle, Tex, 19 1941; New Orleans, La, 25 May 1941;
Dec 1942-14 Apr 1944. Hanscom Aprt, Muroc, Calif, 25 Dec 1941; March Field,
Mass, 27 Jun ig4g-10 May 1951. Laur- Calif, 7 Feb 1942-28 Sep 1943; Moku-
ence G Hanscom Field, Mass, 14 Jun leia Field, TH, 20 Oct 1943; Nanumea,
1952; Youngstown Mun Aprt, Ohio, 6 10 Nov 1943 (operated from Abemama
Apr-16 Nov 1957. beginning 26 Feb 1944); Kwajalein, 15
AIRCRAFT.DC-3 (probably as mili- Mar 1944; Saipan, 4 Aug 1944; Kahuku,
tary versions, C-49, C-50, and C-53), TH, 17 Mar 1945; Wheeler Field, TH,
1942-1943; c-47,1943-1944. 23 May 1945; Kahuku, TH, 25 Sep
OPERATIONS. Transition training for 1945-m Mar 1946.
pilots, 1942-194; replacement training, AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941; A-29,
Mar-Apr 1944. 1941-1942; B-24,1943-1946.
SERVICE STREAMERS.American Thea- OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
ter. Jan ig42-c. Ju1 1943; replacement train-
CAMPAIGNS. None. ing, Jun 1942-JUl 1943; combat in Cen-
DECORATIONS. None. tral and Western Pacific, 14 Nov
EMBLEM.Over and through a light
blue disc, a paratrooper carrying a “tom- 1943-19 Feb 1945-
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
my” gun, all proper, astride a speeding
spark plug with gold cap, white porce- CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
lain, blue base, points red, emitting a Theater; Central Pacific; Air Offensive,
trail of flame to the rear. (Approved i g Japan; Eastern Mandates; Western Pa-
cific.
Jan 194.3.)
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM.Over and through a disc
27th BOMBARDMENT
white, bordure light green, a heraldic
LINEAGE.Constituted 27th Bombard- thunderbolt in proper colors. (Approved
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov 3 SeP 1942.)
138 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

27th FIGHTER 29 Mar 1918; Epiez, France, 24 Apr


1918; Toul, France, 1 Jun 1918; Tou-
quin, France, 28 Jun 1918; Saints,
France, g Jul 1918; Rembercourt,
France, 3 Sep 1918 (flight operated
from Verdun, 25 Sep 1918-unkn); Col-
ombey-les-Belles, France, 12 Dec 1918;
Brest, France, 5 Feb-8 Mar 1919; Gar-
den City, NY, i g Mar 1919; Selfridge
Field, Mich, 28 Apr 1919; Kelly Field,
Tex, 31 Aug 1919; Ellington Field, Tex,
1 Jul 1921; Selfridge Field, Mich, 1 JuI
1922; San Diego NAS, Calif, c. 11 Dec
1941: Los Angeles, Calif, 29 Dec
LINEAGE.Organized as 2ist Aero ii41-20 May 1942; Goxhill, Endand, g
Squadron on 15 Jun 1917. Redesignat- Jun 1942 (operated from Reykjavik, Ice-
land, 3 Jul-26 Aug 1942); Atcham,
ed: 27th Aero Squadron on 23 Jun 1917;
England, g Aug 1942; High Ercall, Eng-
27th Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 27th
Pursuit Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 27th land, m Aug 1942; Colerne, England, 12
Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 6 Sep-23 Oct 1942; St Leu, Algeria, g Nov
Dec 1939; 27th Pursuit Squadron 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 13 Nov 1942;
(Fighter) on 12 Mar 1941; 27th Fighter Nouvion, Algeria, 20 Nov 1942 (detach-
ments operated from Maison Blanche,
Squadron on 15 May 1942. Inactivated
on 16 Oct 1945. Activated on 3 Jul 1946. Algeria, 7-21 Dec 1942, and Biskra, Al-
Redesignated 27th Fighter-Interceptor geria, 21-30 Dec 1942); Biskra, Algeria,
30 Dec 1942; Chateaudun-du-Rhumel,
Squadron on 16 Apr 1950.
Algeria, 18 Feb 1943; Mateur, Tu-
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 15 Jun 1917-
nisia, 28 Jun 1943 (detachments op-
May 1918; 1st Pursuit Group, May-
erated from Dittaino, Sicily, 6-18 Sep
Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 1918-22 Aug
1919; 1st Pursuit (later Fighter) Group, 1943, and Gambut, Libya, 5-13 Oct
22 Aug 1919-16 Oct 1945. 1st Fighter
1943); Djedeida, Tunisia, 1 Nov 1943;
Group, 3 JuI 1946 (attached to Eastern Monserrato, Sardinia, 29 Nov 1943;
Air Defense Force, 15 Aug 1950; io3d Gioia del Colle, Italy, g Dec 1943; Salso-
Fighter Interceptor Wing, 4 Jun 19514 la Airfield, Italy, 8 Jan 1944 (detach-
ments operated from Aghione, Corsica,
Feb 1952); 4711th Defense (later Air 11-21 Aug 1944, and Vincenzo Airfield,
Defense) Wing, 6 Feb 1952; 4727th Air Italy, 10 Jan-21 Feb 1945); Lesina, Ita-
Defense Group, 18 Feb 1957; Bangor ly, 16 Mar 1945; Marcianise, Italy, 26
Air Defense Sector, 1Oct igsg-. S e p i 6 Oct 1945. March Field, Calif, 3
STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 15 Jun Ju1 1946; George AFB, Calif, 14 Jul
1917; Toronto, Ont, Canada, 18 Aug 1950; Griffiss AFB, NY, 15 Aug 1950;
1917 (detachments at various Canadian Loring AFB, Maine, 1Oct igsg-.
stations, 5 Sep-22 Oct 1917); Taliaferro AIRCRAFT. Apparently JN-4, 1917-
Field No. 1, Tex, 29 Oct 1917; Garden 1918; in addition to Nieuport 28 and
City, NY, 26 Jan-25 Feb 1918; Tours, later Spad XIII, briefly included Sop-
France, 20 Mar 1918; Issoudun, France, with F-1 Camel during 1918; in ad-
SQUADRONS 139
dition to SE-5, 191g-1922, Spad XIII, 27th PHOTOGRAPHIC
igig-1922, Fokker D-7, 1921, and RECONNAISSANCE
MB-3, 1922-1925, included DH-4 dur-
ing period 1919-1925; PW-8,
1924-1926; in addition to P-I,
ig25-ig31, and P-12, lg30-1g34, briefly
included P-6 during period 1928-1929
and P-16 in 1932; P-26, 1934-1936;
PB-2, 1936-1937; P-26, 1937-1938;
P-35, 1938-1939; P-36, 1939; in addi-
tion to P-35, ig3g-1941, included
YP-43 and C-40 during period
LINEAGE.Constituted 27th Photo-
1939-1941; P-38, 1941-1945. P-80,
graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 5
1946-1949; F-86, 1949-1952, 1953-1954; Feb 1943. Redesignated 27th Photo-
F-89 1952-1953; F-947 1954-1960; graphic Squadron (Light) on 6 Feb
F-102, 1957-1960; F-106, 1960-. 1943. Activated on g Feb 1943. Redesig-
OPERATIONS. Flying training unit, Nov nated 27th Photographic Reconnais-
igi7-Jan 1918; combat as pursuit unit sance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Inacti-
with French Sixth Army, French Eighth vated on 21 Dec 1945.
Army, and American First Army, 2 ASSIGNMENTS. 6th Photographic (later
Jun-io Nov 1918. Antisubmarine, c. Photographic Reconnaissance and Map-
12-29 Dec 1941; air defense of Iceland, ping; Photographic Reconnaissance)
c. 4 Jul-c. 25 Aug 1942; combat in ETO Group, g Feb 1943; Third Air Force, g
and MTO, 2 Oct 1942-6 May 1945. Oct 1943; I11 Reconnaissance Com-
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. mand, 12 Oct 1943; 7th Photographic
CAMPAIGNS. World War I: Lorraine; Reconnaissance and Mapping (later
Champagne; Ile-de-France; Cham- Photographic; Reconnaissance) Group,
pagne-Mame; Aisne-Marne; Oise-Aisne; attached c. 4 Nov 1943, and assigned g
St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World War Dec 1943-21 Nov 1945 (attached to
11: Antisubmarine, American Theater; VIII Air Force Service Command, g
Egypt-Libya; Air Offensive, Europe; Al- Nov 1944-26 Jan 1945, and to VIII
geria-French Morocco with Arrowhead; Fighter Command, 26 Jan-22 Apr
Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; 1945).
STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, g
Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern Feb-8 Oct 1943; Mount Farm, England,
France; Southern France; North Apen- 4 Nov 1943; Denain/Prouvy, France, g
nines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Nov 1944; Chalgrove, England, 22 Apr
Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. 1945; Frankfurt/Eschborn, Germany, 14
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Oct 1945; Poix, France, 15 Oct-26 Nov
tations: Italy, 25 Aug 1943; Italy, 30 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 20-21 Dec
Aug 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 18 May 1945.
1944. AIRCRAFT. P-38/F-4, 1943; P-38/F-5,
EMBLEM.A falcon about to strike, 1943-1945; p-51,1945*
against a red disc. (Approved 4 Mar OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO, 20 Dec
1924 from World War I emblem.) 1943-25 APr 1945.
140 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

SERVICE STREAMERS. None. sance) Group, 17 Julig42-30 Nov 1943.


CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; STATIONS. Godman Field, Ky, 17 Jul
Normandy; Northern France; Rhine- 1942; Alamo Airfield, Tex, 15 Oct 1942;
land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Abilene AAFld, Tex, g Apr 1943; Esler
Air Combat, EAME Theater. Field, La, 13 Sep 1943; Birmingham
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- AAFld, Ala, 14-30 Nov 1943.
tation: France, 31 May-30 Jun 1944. AIRCRAFT.Apparently included 0-47,
French Croix de Guerre with Palm: G I , and L-4, 1942; primarily P-39,
1944. 1942-1943-
EMBLEM.Over and through a medi- OPERATIONS. Aerial support for train-
um brown disc, a red-cloaked bat man, ing ground forces.
wearing a grayed blue green oxygen SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
mask and radio head set, holding a ter.
black aerial camera, highlighted grayed CAMPAIGNS. None.
blue green, while standing on wings of DECORATIONS. None.
caricatured aircraft, formed by two yel- EMBLEM. In front of a yellow orange
low lightning bolts for fuselage and tail disc, border blue, piped white, a carica-
rudder boom, grayed blue green wings tured black bear seated on a white
and twin rudder section of like color, cloud formation trimmed light blue in
twin fuselage connected by map section base, wearing a light blue aviator’s hel-
yellow and grayed blue green, all in met and white goggles, grasping a pair
front of a large white cloud formation, of orange binoculars in the left forepaw
outlined black. (Approved 24 Aug 1944.) and peering back over right shoulder.
(Approved 28 Dec 1942. )
27th TACTICAL
RECONNAISSANCE 27th TROOP CARRIER

U
LINEAGE.Constituted 27th Oberva-
tion Squadron on 1 Jul 1942. Activated
on 17 Ju1 1942. Redesignated: 27th Re- LINEAGE. Constituted 27th Transport
connaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 2 Squadron on i g Jan 1942. Activated on
Apr 1943; 27th Tactical Reconnaissance 1 Feb 1942. Redesignated 27th Troop
Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Disbanded Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
on 30 Nov 1943. vated on 27 Dec 1945.
ASSIGNMENTS.77th Observation (later ASSIGNMENTS.89th Transport Group, 1
Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnais- Feb 1942; iQth Transport (later Troop
SQUADRONS

Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942 (attached


to 62d Transport [later Troop Carrier]
Group, 21 Jun-5 Aug 1942); Tenth Air
Force (attached to Troop Carrier Com-
mand, Eastern Air Command), 12 Jan
1944; 443d Troop Carrier Group, 6 Mar
1944-27 Dec 1945 (attached to 6gth
Composite Wing, 21 May ig44-c. Jul
1945) *
STATIONS,Daniel Field, Ga, 1 Feb
1942; Harding Field, La, 10 Mar 1942;
Kellogg Field, Mich, 21 Jun 1942; Bow-
man Field, Ky, 5 Aug 1942; Pope Field,
NC, 4 Oct 1942; Lawson Field, Ga, 2
Dec 1942; Dunnellon AAFld, Fla, 14 solidated ( 9 Jan 1922) with 28th
Feb-13 Dec 1943; Sylhet, India, 12 Jan Squadron which was authorized on 30
1944; Yunnani, China, 21 May 1944 (de-Aug 1921. Organized on 20 Sep 1921.
tachments operated from Chanyi, Inactivated on 28 Jun 1922. Activated
Chengtu, and Kunming at various on 1 Sep 1922. Redesignated: 28th Bom-
times); Chengkung, China, 15 Feb bardment Squadron on 25 Jan 1923;
1945; Liangshan, China, 13 Aug-27 Dec 28th Bombardment Squadron (Medi-
1945. um) on 6 Dec 1939; 28th Bombardment
AIRCRAFT. C-48, 1942; c-49, 1942; Squadron (Heavy) on 16 Nov 1941;
c-53,1942-1943; c-47,1942--1945. 28th Bombardment Squadron (Very
OPERATLONS. Training of transportHeavy) on 28 Mar 1944. Inactivated on
and glider pilots, and later replacement1 Apr 1944. Activated on 1 Apr 1944.
crews, 21 Jun 194230 Nov 1943; aerial Redesignated : 28th Bombardment
Squadron (Medium) on 10 Aug 1948;
transportation in CBI, 13 Jan 1944-c. 13
A% 1945. 28th Bombardment Squadron ( Heavy )
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-on 1 Jul 1961.
ter. ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 22 Jun igi7-Mar
CAMPAIGNS. India-Burma; China De- 1918; attached to RAF for operations
fensive; China Offensive. and training, Mar-Jun 1918; unkn, Jun-
DECORATIONS. None. Aug 1918; 3d Pursuit Group, Aug 1918;
EMBLEM.Over and through a light 2d Pursuit Group, Dec igi8-Apr 1919.
blue disc, border red, piped white, a Ninth Corps Area, 20 Sep 1921-28 Jun
black and white checkered taxicab, 1922. Philippine Department, I Sep
winged gold, resting on a white cloud 1922; 4th Composite Group, 2 Dec 1922;
formation in base. (Approved 25 Feb 19th Bombardment Group, 16 Nov
1943.) 1941-1 Apr 1944 (ground echelon at-
tached to the 5th Interceptor Command,
28th BOMBARDMENT c. 24 Dec ig4i-May 1942). 19th Bom-
bardment Group, 1 Apr 1944; 19th Bom-
LINEAGE.Organized as 28th Aero bardment Wing, 1Jun ig53-.
Squadron on 22 Jun 1917. Demobilized STATIONS.Camp Kelly, Tex, 22 Jun
on 16 Jun 1919. Reconstituted and con- 1917; Toronto, Ont, Canada, 25 Aug
142 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

1917; Deseronto, Ont, Canada, 1 Sep May 1954; Homestead AFB, Fla, c. 25
1917; Taliaferro Field No. 1, Tex, 5 Nov Jun ig56-.
1917; Garden City, NY, 25 Jan-25 Feb AIRCRAFT.JN-4, 1917; in addition to
1918; St Marie-Cappel, France, 20 Mar Spad XIII, briefly included Spad VII
1918 (flights operated from various sta- during period igi8-igig. Apparently in-
tions in Nord, Pas-de-Calais, and cluded DH-4, 1921-1922. In addition to
Somme, until squadron reassembled at DH-4, 1922-c. 1928, and NBS-1,
St Omer on 24 Jun: headquarters and B 1924-1930, included LB-5 and OA-1
flights located in Flanders; C flight in during period ig2g-ig3i; B-3, C.
Picardy; A flight in Flanders until 6 Jun 1931-1937; B-lo, 1937-1941; B-18 and
when it moved to Picardy and joined C B-17, successively during 1941; B-i7s,
flight at Rousseauville in the Amiens LB-~os, and probably B-24s, 7 Dec
sector); Boisdinghem, France, 13 Apr 1941-1942; B-17, 1942-1944. B-29,
1918; Alquines, France, 15 Apr 1918; St 1944-1954; B-47, 1954-1961; B-52,
Omer, France 24 Jun 1918; Issoudun, 1962-.
France, 26 Jun 1918; Orly, France, 8 Jul OPERATIONS. Flying training unit,
1918; Vaucouleurs, France, 16 Aug Nov-Dec 1917; maintained aircraft and
1918; Lisle-en-Barrois, France, 20 Sep underwent combat training while at-
1918; Foucaucourt, France, 6 Nov 1918; tached by flights to tactical units of
Grand, France, 15 Feb 1919; Colom- RAF serving on front with British Sec-
bey-les-Belles, France, 15 Apr 1919; Le ond and Fifth Armies, XI Mar-c. 24 Jun
Mans, France, 4-19 May 1919; Mitchel 1918 ( C flight, attached to 25 Squadron,
Field, NY, 31 May-16 Jun 1919. Mather RAF, at Villers-Brettonneux, Beauvais,
Field, Calif, 20 Sep 1921-28 Jun 1922. and Rousseauville, participated in
Clark Field, Luzon, 1 Sep 1922; Kindley Somme Defensive, 21 M a r 4 Apr 1918);
Field, Corregidor, Sep 1922; Camp Ni- combat as pursuit unit with American
chols, Luzon, Nov 1922; Clark Field, First Army, 2 S e p i o Nov 1918. Combat
Luzon, Dec 1922; Camp Nichols, Luzon, in Southwest Pacific, 7 Dec ig4i-c. 16
4 Jun 1923; Clark Field, Luzon, 16 Jun Nov 1942; ground echelon fought with
1938; Batchelor, Australia, c. 24 Dec infantry units in Philippine Islands, c.
1941 (ground echelon in Luzon and 24 Dec ig4i-May 1942; replacement
Mindanao, c. 24 Dec iwi-May 1942); training, 1 Feb 1943-1 Apr 1944; com-
Singosari, Java, 30 Dec 1941; Mel- bat in Western Pacific, c. 12 Feb-15
bourne, Australia, c. 4 Mar 1942; Clon- Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 28 Jun
curry, Australia, c. 28 Mar 194% (de- 1950-25 Ju11953.
tachment operated from Perth, SERVICESTREAMERS.American Thea-
ter.
Australia, c. 28 Mar-18 May 1942);
CAMPAIGNS. World War I: Flanders;
Longreach, Australia, c. 5 May 1942; Lys; Picardy; Lorraine; St Mihiel;
Mareeba, Australia, 24 Jul-c. 18 Nov Meuse-Argonne. World War 11: Philip-
1942; Pocatello, Idaho, c. 30 Dec 1942; pine Islands; East Indies; Air Offensive,
Pyote ,AAB, Tex, 24 Jan 1943-1 Apr Japan; Papua; Guadalcanal; Western
1944. Great Bend AAFld, Kan, 1 Apr-8 Pacific; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific
Dec 1944; North Field, Guam, 16 Jan Theater; Korean War: UN Defensive;
1945; Kadena, Okinawa, 27 Jun 1950-14 U N Offensive; CCF Intervention: First
May 1954; Pinecastle AFB, Fla, c. 28 UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Of-
SQUADRONS 143

fensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Fighter Command, 1 Nov 1943; 6th


Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer- Fighter Wing, 25 Aug-15 Oct 1946.
Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea 37th Fighter-Bomber Group, 8 Apr-25
Summer-Fall, 1953. Jun 1953.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- STATIONS.Albrook Field, CZ, 1 Feb
tations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec 1940; Rio Hato, Panama, 5 Oct 1940; A]-
1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, brook Field, CZ, 13 Nov 1940; Patilla
8-22 Dec i g p ; Philippines and Nether-
Point, Panama, g Dec 1941 (detachment
lands Indies, 1 Jan-1 Mar 1942; Philip- at La Joya, Panama, 26 Mar-2 May
1942); Chame, Panama, 10 Nov 1942
pine Islands, 6 Jan-8 Mar 1942; Papua,
(detachment at Pocri, Panama, 22
23 Jul-[c. 16 Nov 19421; New Britain, Feb-2 Aug 1944); Howard Field, CZ,
7-12 Aug 1942; Japan, g-1g Mar 1945; 25 Sept 1945-15 Oct 1946. Clovis AFB,
Kobe, Japan, 5 Jun 1945; Korea, 28 NM, 8 Apr-25 Jun 1953.
Jun-is Sep 1950. Philippine Presidential AIRCRAFT. P-26, 1940-1941; P-40,
Unit Citation. Republic of Korea Presi- 1941-1942; p-39, 1942-1945; p-38,
dential Unit Citation: 7 Jul 1950-27 JuI 1945.
1953. OPERATIONS. Air defense for the Pana-
EMBLEM.A Mohawk Indian head in ma Canal. Not manned, Oct 1945-0Ct
profile with scalp lock, single feather 1946. Not operational, 8 Apr-25 Jun
and wampum necklace, above the head 1953.
a blue diamond. (Approved 14 Febru- SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
ary 1924 from World War I emblem. ) ter.
CAMPAIGNS. None.
28th FIGHTER DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM.A brown scorpion with
light blue armor plate fastened to back
by rivets, holding in the right claw and
legs a large, medium blue aerial bomb,
and in the left claw and legs a light blue
and black aerial machine gun with
black and white cartridge belt affixed
thereto, draped over stinger on tail.
(Approved ig May 1945.)

LINEAGE.Constituted 28th Pursuit 28th PHOTOGRAPHIC


Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec RECONNAISSANCE
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig- LINEAGE.Constituted 28th Photo-
nated 28th Fighter Squadron on 15 May graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 5
1942. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1946. Re- Feb 1943. Redesignated 28th Photo-
designated 28th Fighter-Bomber Squad- graphic Squadron (Light) on 6 Feb
ron on 3 Mar 1953. Activated on 8 Apr 1943. Activated on 1 May 1943. Redes-
1953. Inactivated on 25 Jun 1953. ignated 28th Photographic Reconnais-
ASSIGNMENTS. 37th Pursuit ( later sance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Inacti-
Fighter) Group, 1 Feb 1940; XXVI vated on 29 May 1946.
144 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

OPERATIONS. Combat in Central and


Western Pacific, 4 Jul i944-Aug 1945.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Eastern Mandates; West-
ern Pacific; Ryukyus; Air Offensive,
Japan; China Offensive.
DECORATTONS. None.
EMBLEM.Over and through a light
pastel blue disc, border black, a carica-
tured red wolf holding and focusing a
black aerial camera, while riding a light
ASSIGNMENTS. 7th Photographic ( later gray winged comet, leaving curved yel-
Photographic Reconnaissance and low speed trail toward sinister chief,
Mapping) Group, 1 May 1943; Third and diving toward small yellow sphere
Air Force Photographic Unit Training marked with blue land indications in
Center (attached to zd Photographic sinister base, breaking through rim of
Reconnaissance and Mapping Group ) , disc, all between a yellow star and de-
21 Jun 1943; I11 Reconnaissance Com- crescent moon in dexter chief and a star
mand, 15 Aug 1943; 89th Reconnais- of like color in sinister base. (Approved
sance Training Wing, 27 Sep 1943 (at- 2 Aug 1944.)
tached to 9th Photographic Reconnais-
sance Group, 16 Nov 1943); Seventh Air 28th TROOP CARRIER
Force, c. 16 Jan 1944 (attached to VII
Fighter Command, 24 Jan 1944); VI Air
Service Area Command (attached to VII
Fighter Command), 12 Dec 1944; Sev-
enth Air Force, 23 Apr 1945; Eighth Air
Force, 31 Aug 1945; 316th Bombard-
ment Wing, 15-29 May 1946.
STATIONS. Peterson Field, Colo, 1 May
1943; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 13 Oct
1943-1 Jan 1944; Kipapa Airfield, TH,
16 Jan 1944 (detachments operated
from Kwajalein, 30 Jun-24 Sep 1%; LINEAGE. Constituted 28th Transport
Saipan, 11 JuI ig44-May 1945; Peleliu, 5 Squadron (Mail and Cargo) on ig Jan
Oct i944-Apr 1945); Kualoa Airfield, 1942. Activated on 1 Feb 1942. Redesig-
TH, g Oct 1944 (detachment operated nated: 28th Transport Squadron on i g
from Okinawa, 23 Apr-8 May 1945); May 1942; 28th Troop Carrier Squadron
Okinawa, 8 May 1945-29 May 1946 on 5 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul
(detachment operated from Ie Shima, 1945.
14 May-21 Jun 1945). ASSIGNMENTS.89th Transport Group,
AIRCRAFT. In addition to F-5, 1 Feb 1942; 60th Transport (later Troop
1943-1946, included P-38 and F-4 in Carrier) Group, i g May 1942-31 Jul
1943and A-24 in 1944. 1945
SQUADRONS

STATIONS.Daniel Field, Ga, 1 Feb


1942; Harding Field, La, 8 Mar 1942;
Westover Field, Mass, 20 May-7 Jul
1942; Podington, England, 29 Jul 1942;
Aldermaston, England, 7 Aug 1942; Ta-
faraoui, Algeria, c. 14 Nov 1942; Reli-
zane, Algeria, 27 Nov 1942; Thiersville,
Algeria, 13 May 1943; El Djem, Tunisia,
1 Ju1 1943; Gela, Sicily, 4 Sep 1943; Ger-
bini, Sicily, 28 Oct 1943; Brindisi, Italy, 1 N O 1946.
~ Redesignated 130th Stra-
25 Mar 1944; Pomigliano, Italy, 8 Oct tegic Reconnaissance Squadron ( Medi-
igW-May 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, um, Photographic) on 24 Jul 1951. Acti-
4 Jun-31 Ju11945. vated on I Aug 1951. Redesignated:
AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1942-1945. 130th Strategic Reconnaissance Squad-
OPERATIONS. Included airborne inva- ron (Medium) on 16 Jun 1952; 130th
sions of Sicily and Greece, support of Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
partisans in the Balkans, and transporta- (Heavy) on 16 Oct 19%. Inactivated on
tion of personnel and equipment in 1 Jan 1953.
MTO during World War 11. ASSIGNMENTS. 40th Bombardment
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- Group, 1 Apr 1941; 6th Bombardment
ter. Group, 12 h4ay 1943; VI Bomber Com-
CAMPAIGNS. Tunisia; Sicily; Naples- mand, 1 Nov 1943-1 Nov 1946. 111th
Foggia; Rome-Arno; North Apennines; Strategic Reconnaissance Group, 1 Aug
Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. 1951; 111th Strategic Reconnaissance
DECORATIONS, Distinguished Unit Ci- Wing, 16 Jan 1952-1 Jan 1953.
tation: MTO, 28 Mar-15 Sep 1944. STATIONS.Borinquen Field, PR, 1 Apr
EMBLEM.On a light red orange disc, ig+; Aguadulce, Panama, 16 Jun 1942;
within a border of twenty-eight yellow Anton, Panama, c. 29 Mar 1943; Galapa-
chain links, a caricatured brown and gos Islands, c. 13 May 1943; Howard
white donkey with yellow wings, black Field, CZ, c. 10 Apr 1944; Rio Hato,
hoofs and eyes, having a black box Panama, g Sep 1944; Howard Field, CZ,
strapped on back by light red orange 8 Dec 1944; Rio Hato, Panama, 27 Jan
band about stomach, leaping over a me- 1945; Galapagos Islands, 26 Apr 1945;
dium blue globe, marked with white Rio Hato, Panama, Oct 1945-1 Nov
land areas and black lines of latitude 1946. Fairchild AFB, Wash, 1 Aug
and longitude, resting in a white cloud 1951-1 Jan 1953.
formation, outlined blue, in sinister AIRCRAFT. B-18, ig+-ig+a; A-17,
base. ( Approved 25 Nov 1944.) 1942-1943; B-24, 1943-1946. RB-29,
1951-199.
29th BOMBARDMENT OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols in
Caribbean and Pacific after 7 Dec 1941.
LINEAGE. Constituted 29th Bombard- Replacement training, 1943-1945 and
ment Squadron (Medium) on 22 Nov 1951-1952.
1940. Activated on 1 Apr 1941. Redesig- SERVICE STREAMERS.None.
nated 29th Bombardment Squadron CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
(Heavy) on 7 May 1942. Inactivated on Theater.
146 . COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

DECOMTIONS. None. Nov 1953; Great Falls Air Defense Sec-


EMBLEM. On a black disc bordered in tor, 1 Jul .-I
yellow a white “Pugnacious Hare” out- STATIONS.Camp Knox, Ky, 10 Oct
lined in black, wearing white boxing 1918; Godman Field, Ky, Jan-12 Sep
gloves marked with black and a red tur- 1919. Albrook Field, CZ, 1 Oct 1933;
tle-necked jersey with yellow band at Casa Larga, Panama, 17 May 1942-25
neck and waist, standing in a fighting Mar 1944; Lincoln AAFld, Neb, 8
stance on a red aerial bomb bordered in Apr-25 May 1944, Palmdale AAFld,
yellow and white speed flashes and red Calif, 21 Jul 1944; Bakersfield Mun
and black fins. (,Approved 29 Apr Aprt, Calif, 5 Aug 1944; Oxnard Flight
1942.) Strip, Calif, g Sep 1944; Santa Maria
AAFld, Calif, 10 Jul 1945; March Field,
29th FIGHTER Calif, 6 Dec 1945-3 Jul 1946. Great
Falls AFB, Mont, 8 Nov ig53-.
AIRCRAFT.Apparently JN-4 and JN-6,
1918-1919. P-12, 1933-1939; P-26,
193f3-1939; p-36, 1939-1941; p-40,
1941-1944; p-39, 1942-1944. A-36,
1944; p-63, 1944; A-24, 944-1945;
p-38, 1944-1945; p-594 1944-1945;
P-51, 1945-1946; P-80, 1945-1946.
F-94, 1953-1957; F-89, 1957-1960;
F-101,1960-.
OPERATIONS. Evidently aerial arm of
field artillery brigade firing center at
Camp Knox, Ky, igi8-igig. Good-will
LINEAGE.Organized as 29th Aero flight to Guatemala, 7-12 Feb 1938. Air
Squadron on 10 Oct 1918. Demobilized defense for the Panama Canal,
on 12 Sep 1919. Reconstituted and con- 1933-1944. Testing unit for P-59A and
solidated (1935) with 29th Pursuit P-80 jet aircraft, 1944-1946.
Squadron which was constituted on 24 SERVICESTREAMERS.American Thea-
Mar 1923. Activated on 1 Oct 1933. Re- ter.
designated: 29th Pursuit Squadron (In- CAMPAIGNS. None.
terceptor) on 6 Dec 1939; 29th Fighter DECORATIONS. None.
Squadron on 15 May 1942. Inactivated EMBLEM.On and over a blue disc
on 25 May 1944. Activated on 21 Ju1 bordered golden yellow a gamecock in
1944. Inactivated on 3 Jul 1946. Redes- the position of attack (body, head, neck,
ignated 29th Fighter-Interceptor Squad- wings, and feathers, brown; legs, feet,
ron on 23 Mar 1953. Activated on 8 Nov beak, and eyes, yellow; comb and wat-
1953. tles, red). (Approved 15 Mar 1935.)
ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, igi8-igig. 16th
Pursuit (later Fighter) Group, 1 Oct 29th PHOTOGRAPHIC
1933; XXVI Fighter Command, 1 Nov RECONNAISSANCE
1943; Second Air Force, 8 Apr 1944-25
May 1944. 412th Fighter Group, 21 Jul LINEAGE.Constituted 29th Photo-
1944-3 Ju1 1946. 29th Air Division, 8 graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 5
SQUADRONS '47
Feb 1943. Redesignated 29th Photo- 29th TROOP CARRIER
graphic Squadron (Light) on 6 Feb
1943. Activated on 1 May 1943. Redes-
ignated 29th Photographic Reconnais-
sance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Dis-
banded on 1 May 1944.
ASSIGNMENTS.7th Photographic Re-
connaissance and Mapping Group, 1
May 1943; Third Air Force Photograph-
ic Unit Training Center, 21 Jun 1943
(attached to 2d Photographic Recon-
naissance Group) ; 2d Photographic
Reconnaissance Group, g Oct 1943-1 LINEAGE. Constituted 29th Transport
May 1944. Squadron on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on
STATIONS. Peterson Field, Colo, 1 May 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated 29th Troop
1943; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 13 Oct Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
'943-1 May 1944. vated on 22 Sep 1945. Activated on 30
AIRCRAFT.P-38/F-4 and F-5. Sep 1946. Redesignated: 29th Troop
OPERATIONS. Trained pilots and tech- Carrier Squadron (Heavy) on 30 Jul
nicians for photographic reconnaissance. 1948; 29th Troop Carrier Squadron
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Theater. (Special) on 1 Feb 1949. Inactivated on
CAMPAIGNS. None. 18 Sep 1949. Redesignated 29th Troop
DECORATIONS. None. Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 26 Nov
EMBLEM. None. 1952. Activated on 1 Feb 1953. Inacti-
vated on 8 Jun 1955.
29th RECONNAISSANCE ASSIGNMENTS.313th Transport (later
Troop Carrier) Group, 2 Mar 1942-22
LINEAGE.Constituted 29th Observa- Sep 1945. 313th Troop Carrier Group,
tion Squadron on 30 Mar 1943. Activat- 30 Sep 194618 Sep 1949. 313th Troop
ed on 1 Apr 1943. Redesignated 29th Carrier Group, 1 Feb 1953-8 Jun 1955.
Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on STATIONS. Daniel Field, Ga, 2 Mar
20 Apr 1943. Disbanded on 15 Aug
1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 21 Jun 1942;
1943. Florence, SC, 4 Aug 1942; Maxton, NC,
ASSIGNMENTS. 423d Observation ( later
Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Apr-is Aug 13 Dec 1942-25 Apr 1943; Oujda,
French Morocco, 11 May 1943; Kai-
1943.
STATIONS.DeRidder AAB, La, 1 rouan, Tunisia, 16 Jun 1943; Sciacca,
Apr-15 Aug 1943. Sicily, 4 Sep 1943; Trapani/Milo Airfield
AIRCRAFT.(See operations.) Sicily, 3 Oct 1943-15 Feb 1944; Folk-
OPERATIONS. Apparently was not fully ingham, England, 24 Feb 1944; Achiet,
manned and did not become operational France, 28 Mar-g Aug 1945; Camp
in scheduled mission as training unit. Myles Standish, Mass, 21-22 Sep 1945.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Capodichino, Italy, 30 Sep 1946; Pisa,
CAMPAIGNS. None. Italy, 5 Mar 1947; Tulln AB, Austria, 5
DECOXATIONS. None. May-25 Jun 1947; Langley Field, Va,
EMBLEM.None. 25 Jun 1947; Bergstrom Field, Tex,
148 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

on 14 Apr 1919. Reconstituted, and re-


15 Jul 1947-22 Oct 1948; Fassberg, Ger-
many, g Nov 1948-18 Sep 1949. Mitcheldesignated 30th Bombardment Squad-
AFB, NY, 1 Feb 1953; Sewart AFB, ron, on 24 Mar 1923. Activated on 24
Tenn, 2 Oct 1953-8 Jun 1955. Jun 1932. Redesignated 30th Bombard-
AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 1942- ment Squadron (Heavy) on 6 Dec 1939.
1945; c-46, 1945. c-47, 194&1948; c- Inactivated on 1 Apr 1944. Redesignat-
82, 1947-1948; C-54, 1948-1949. C-46,ed 30th Bombardment Squadron (Very
1953; c-119, 1953-1955 Heavy). Activated on 1 Apr 1944. Redes-
OPERATIONS. Included airborne as-
ignated: 30th Bombardment Squadron
saults on Sicily, Italy, Normandy, (Medium) on 10 Aug 1948; 30th Bom-
Holland, and Germany, and aerial trans-
bardment Squadron (Heavy) on 1 Jul
portation in MTO and ETO, during 1961. Discontinued, and inactivated, on
World War 11. Berlin Airlift, ig48-ig4g.
1 Feb 1963,
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 13 Jun-Sep 1917;
ter. Third Aviation Instruction Center, Sep
CAMPAIGNS.Sicily; Naples-Foggia;
Rome-Amo; Normandy; igi7-Jan 1919; unkn, Jan-14 Apr 1919.
Northern
France; Rhineland; Central Europe. 19th Bombardment Group, 24 Jun
DECORATIONS. 1932-1 Apr 1944 (ground echelon at-
Distinguished Unit Ci-
tached to the 5th Interceptor Command,
tations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France [&7]
c. 20 Dec ig4i-May 1942). 19th Bom-
Jun 1944.
EMBLEM.On a medium blue disc, a bardment Group, 1 Apr 1944; 19th
caricatured Indian squaw, winged of Bombardment Wing, 1 Jun 1953; 4i33d
Strategic Wing, 1 Jan 1962-1 Feb 1963.
white, wearing a golden orangs robe, or-
namented burnt sienna, and carrying an STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 13 Jun-11
Aug 1917; Etampes, France, i g Sep
Indian papoose on her back in a cradle
board, shooting a white arrow from a 1917; Issoudun, France, 23 Sep 1917;
Bordeaux, France, c. 6 Jan-c. 18 Mar
white bow held in left hand, all in front
of a white cloud formation. (Approved1919; Mitchel Field, NY, c. 5-14 Apr
1919. Rockwell Field, Calif, 24 Jun
24 Aug 1943-)
1932; March Field, Calif, 25 Oct 1935;
Albuquerque, NM, Jun-27 Sep 1941;
30th BOMBARDMENT
Clark Field, Luzon, c. 23 Oct 1941;
Batchelor, Australia, c. 20 Dec 1941
(ground echelon in Luzon and in Min-
danao, c. 20 Dec iNi-May 1942); Sin-
gosari, Java, c. 31 Dec 1941; Melbourne,
Australia, c. 5 Mar 1942; Cloncurry,
Australia, c. 27 Mar 1942; Longreach,
Australia, c. 13 May 1942; Mareeba,
Australia, c. 24 Jul-c. 10 Nov 1942; Po-
catello, Idaho, c. g Dec 1942; v o t e
AAB, Tex, 24 Jan 1943-1 Apr 1944.
LINEAGE.Organized as 30th Aero Great Bend AAFld, Tex, 1 Apr-8 Czc
Squadron on 13 Jun 1917. Demobilized 1944; North Field, Guam, 16 Jan 1945;
SQUADRONS 149
Kadena, Okinawa, 27 Jun 1950-16 May Unit Citation. Republic of Korea Presi-
1954; Pinecastle AFB, Fla, 30 May 1954; dential Unit Citation: 7 Ju1 1950-27 Jul
Homestead AFB, Fla, c. 25 Jun 1956; 1953.
Grand Forks AFB, ND, 1 Jan 1962-1 EMBLEM.On a blue disc bordered
Feb 1963. yellow between four cardinal compass
AIRCRAFT. Included 0-27, OA-4, points indicated by three yellow trian-
YOA-~, B-3, and B-12 during period gles and a green fleur-de-lis outlined
1932-1936; included B-lo, B-18, and white for the north point, a white skull
B-17, successively, during period in profile with black shadows and with a
1935-1941; B-i7’s, and probably B-24’s yellow wing protruding diagonally up-
and LB-~o’s, 7 Dec 1941-1942; B-17, ward from its back and extending over
1942-1944. B-29, 1944-1954; B-47, the disc and from the eye a white light-
1954-1961; B-52,1962-1963. ning flash streaked red extending diago-
OPERATIONS. Repaired and overhauled nally downward over the disc. (Ap-
aircraft engines, 1917-1918. Combat in proved 8 Sep 1953.)
Southwest Pacific, 7 Dec ig41-c. 16 Nov
1942; ground echelon fought with infan- 30th FIGHTER
try units in Philippine Islands, c. 20 Dec
ig4i-May 1942; replacement training, 1
Feb 1943-1 Apr 1944. Combat in West-
ern Pacific, c. 12 Feb-15 Aug 1945.
Combat in Korea, 28 Jun 1950-25 Ju1
1953.
SERVICE STREAMERS. Theater of Oper-
ations.
CAMPAIGNS. World War I1: Philippine
Islands; East Indies; Air Offensive,
Japan; Papua; Guadalcanal; Western
Pacific; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific
Theater. Korean War: UN Defensive; LINEAGE.Constituted 30th Pursuit
UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec
UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Of- 1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig-
fensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; nated 30th Fighter Squadron on 15 May
Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer- 1942. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1946. Redes-
Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea ignated 30th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
Summer-Fall, 1953. on 3 Mar 1953. Activated on 8 Apr 1953.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Inactivated on 25 Jun 1953.
tations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec ASSIGNMENTS. 37th Pursuit (later
1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, Fighter) Group, 1 Feb 1940; XXVI
8-22 Dec 1941; Philippines and Nether- Fighter Command, 1 Nov 1943; 6th
lands Indies, 1 Jan-1 Mar 1942; Philip- Fighter Wing, 25 Aug-15 Oct 1946.
pine Islands, 6 Jan-8 Mar 1942; Papua, 37th Fighter-Bomber Group, 8 Apr-25
23 Jul-[c. 10 Nov 19421; New Britain, Jun 1953.
7-12 Aug 1942; Japan, 9-19 Mar 1945; STATIONS. Albrook Field, CZ, 1 Feb
Kobe, Japan, 5 Jun 1945; Korea, 28 1940; Rio Hato, Panama, 5 Oct 1940; Al-
Jun-15 Sep 1950. Philippine Presidential brook Field, CZ, 13 Nov 1940; Chorrera,
'50 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Panama, 24 Nov 1941; Anton, Panama, 3 ping) Group, 5 Feb 1943; Third Air
Jan 1943; Aguadulce, Panama, 10 Feb Force, 21 Jun 1943; I11 Reconnaissance
1943; Howard Field, CZ, 25 Jan 1945-15 Command, 12 Oct 1943; Ninth Air
Oct 1946. Clovis AFB, NM, 8 Apr-25 Force, 4 Feb 1944; loth Photographic
J u 1953.
~ Group, 21 Feb 1 9 4 (attached to 67th
AIRCRAFT. P-26, 1940-1941; P-40, Tactical Reconnaissance Group after g
1940-1945; p-39, 1944-1945; p-387 Jun 1944); 67th Tactical Reconnais-
1945-1946; p-477 1946. sance (later Reconnaissance) Group, 13
OPERATIONS. Air defense for the Pana- Jun 1944-7 Nov 1945. 66th Reconnais-
ma Canal; replacement and operational sance (later Strategic Reconnaissance)
training unit, Feb 1943-J~" 1944. Not Group, 25 Jul 1947-16 May 1951. 66th
operational, 8 Apr-25 Jun 1953. Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 1 Jan
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- 1953; 66th Tactical Reconnaissance
ter.
Wing, 8 Dec 1957 (attached to loth
CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECORATIONS. None. Tactical Reconnaissance Wing from 8
EMBLEM.On a white disc, border Jan 1958); loth Tactical Reconnais-
black, a helmeted warrior, seated on sance Wing, 8 Mar 195%.
back of black, rampant charger, and STATIONS.Colorado Springs, Colo, 5
carrying a lance, proper. (Approved 26 Feb 1943; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 10
Jun 1945.) Oct 1943-1 Jan 1944; Chalgrove, Eng-
land, 1 Feb 1944; Middle Wallop, Eng-
30th PHOTOGRAPHIC land, 17 May 1944; Le Molay, France, 3
RECONNAISSANCE Jul 1944; Toussus le Noble, France, 31
Aug 1944; Gosselies, Belgium, 22 Sep
LINEAGE.Constituted 30th Photo- 1944 (operated from Florennes Juzaine,
graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on Belgium, 8-18 Dec 1944); Vogelsang,
5 Feb 1943. Redesignated 30th Pho- Germany, 24 Mar 1945; Limburg, Ger-
tographic Squadron (Light) on 6 Feb many, 2 Apr 1945; Eschwege, Germany
1943. Activated on 1 May 1943. Redes- 10 Apr-Jul 1945; Drew Field, Fla, 20
ignated 30th Photographic Reconnais- Sep-7 Nov 1945. Newark AAB, NJ, 25
sance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Inacti- Ju1 1947; McGuire AFB, NJ, 27 Jun
vated on 7 Nov 1945. Redesignated 1949; Barksdale AFB, La, 10 Oct
30th Reconnaissance Squadron (Pho- 1949-16 May 1951. Shaw AFB, SC, 1
tographic) on 11 Mar 1947. Activated in Jan 1953; Sembach AB, Germany, 8 Jul
the reserve on 25 Jul 1947. Redesignated 1953; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 8 Jan
30th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron 1958; Alconbury, England, 25 Aug
(Electronics) on 27 Jun 1949. Ordered 1959-*
to active service on 1 May 1951. Inacti- AIRCRAFT.P-38/F-4, 1943; P-38/F-5,
vated on 16 May 1951. Redesignated 1943-1945. RB-26, 1953-1955; RB-577
30th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 1955-1957; RB-667 1957-.
(Night Photographic) on 15 Nov 1 9 9 . OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO, 25 Feb
Activated on 1Jan 1953. 1944-8 May 1945-
ASSIGNMENTS.7th Photographic (later SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
Photographic Reconnaissance' and Map- ter.
SQUADRONS

CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; STATIONS.Atlanta, Ga, 30 Nov 1940;


Normandy; Northern France; Rhine- Tullahoma, Tenn, 29 Jun 1942; Key
land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Field, Miss, 17 Aug 1943-1 May 1944.
Air Combat, EAME Theater. AIRCRAFT. In addition to 0-49,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 1941-1943, 0-47 and L-4, 1942-1943,
tation: France, [7]-20 May 1944. Cited and A-20, 1943, included 0-38,
in the Order of 'the Day, Belgian Army: 1941-1942, 0-52, 1942, and 0-46, B-25,
[lo] Jun-[291 S ~ P1944; [17I Dec and DB-7, 1942-1943; P-39, P-e, and
1944-25 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere. p-51,1943-1944.
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 31 OPERATIONS. Replacement training,
Dec 1959-1 Jan 1962. Mar ig43-Apr 1944.
EMBLEM. None. SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
30th TACTICAL CAMPAIGNS. None.
RECONNAISSANCE DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM.On a white disc, border
blue, a black panther, winged red, div-
ing across a yellow lightning bolt. (Ap-
proved 24 Aug 1943.)

30th TROOP CARRIER

LINEAGE.Constituted 30th Army Re-


connaissance Squadron on 20 Nov 1940.
Activated on 30 Nov 1940. Redesignat-
ed: 30th Observation Squadron on 14
Aug 1941; 30th Observation Squadron
(Medium)on 13 Jan 1942; 30th Observa-
tion Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 30th Re-
connaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 2
Apr 1943; 30th Tactical Reconnaissance LINEAGE. Constituted 30th Transport
Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Disbanded Squadron on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on
on 1 May 1944. 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated 30th Troop
ASSIGNMENTS.Fourth Corps Area, 30 Carrier Squadron on 4 Ju1 1942. Dis-
Nov 1940; Third Army, 24 Jan 1941; banded on 14 Apr 1944. Reconstituted,
Second Army, c. May 1941; I1 Air Sup- and redesignated 30th Troop Carrier
port Command, 1 Sep 1941; 75th Squadron (Medium), on 10 May 1949.
Observation (later Reconnaissance; Activated in the reserve on 27 Jun 1949.
Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 12 Ordered to active service on 1 May
Mar 1942-1 May 1944. 1951. Inactivated on 10May 1951.
152 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ASSIGNMENTS. 314th Transport Group, Squadron (Very Heavy) on 30 Apr


2 Mar 1942; 8gth Transport (later 1946. Inactivated on 10 Mar 1947. Re-
Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-14 designated 31st Reconnaissance Squad-
Apr 1944. 8gth Troop Carrier Group, 27 ron (Very Long Range, Photographic) on
Jun 1949-10 May 1951. 16 Sep 1947. Activated on 20 Oct 1947.
STATIONS.Drew Field, Fla, 2 Mar Redesignated : 31st Reconnaissance
1942; Camp Williams, Wis, c. 10 Jun Squadron (Very Long Range, Photo,
1942; Sedalia, Mo, 10 Sep 1942; Del RCM) on 23 Dec 1947; 31st Strategic
Valle, Tex, 16 Dec 1942-14 Apr 1944. Reconnaissance Squadron ( Photograph-
Hanscom Aprt, Mass, 27 Jun 1g4g-10 ic) on 16 Jun 1949; 31st Strategic Re-
May 1951. connaissance Squadron (Heavy) on 16
AIRCRAFT. DC-3 (probably as C-49, Nov 1950; 31st Bombardment Squadron
C-50, and C-53), 1942-1943; C-47, (Heavy) on 1 Oct 1955. Discontinued,
1943-1944. and inactivated, on 1Feb 1963.
OPERATIONS. Transition training for ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 13 Jun-Sep 1917;
pilots, 1942-1944; replacement training, Third Aviation Instruction Center, Sep
Mar-Apr 1944. igi7-Jan 1919; unkn, Jan-14 Apr 1919.
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Theater. 7th Bombardment Group, attached on 1
CAMPAIGNS. None. Apr 1931, and assigned on 30 Jun 1931;
DECORATIONS. None. 5th Composite (later Bombardment;
EMBLEM. Over and through an orange Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Feb 1938-10
disc, two geese (Branta Canadensis) vo- Mar 1947. 71st Reconnaissance Group,
lant, proper. (Approved g Jan 1943.) 20 Oct 1947; Fifth Air Force (attached
to 71st Reconnaissance Group), 18 Aug
31st BOMBARDMENT 1948; Thirteenth Air Force, 16 Mar
194.9; 311th Air Division, 1 Apr 1949;
Second Air Force, 1 Nov 1949; 5th Stra-
tegic Reconnaissance Group, 1 Dec 1949
(attached to Far East Air Forces, Dec
1949-16 Nov 1950); 5th Strategic Re-
connaissance ( later Bombardment)
Wing, 16 Jun 1952; 4126th Strategic
Wing, 1Oct 1959-1 Feb 1963.
STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 13 Jun-11
Aug 1917; Etampes, France, i g Sep
1917; Issoudun, France, c. 23 Sep 1917;
Bordeaux, France, c. 6 Jan-c. 18 Mar
LINEAGE.Organized as 31st Aero 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, c. 5-14 Apr
Squadron on 13 Jun 1917. Demobilized 1919. March Field, Calif, 1 Apr 1931;
on 14 Apr 1919. Reconstituted, and re- Hamilton Field, Calif, 5 Dec 1934;
designated 31st Bombardment Squad- Hickam Field, TH, 8 Feb 1938; Kipapa,
ron, on 24 Mar 1923. Activated on 1Apr TH, 23 May 1942; Kualoa, TH, g Sep-g
1931. Redesignated: 31st Bombardment Nov 1942; Espiritu Santo, 30 Nov 1942;
Squadron (Medium) on 6 Dec 1939; Guadalcanal, 17 Jan 1943 (operated
3ist Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) from Munda, New Georgia, 2 Feb-13
on 20 Nov 1940; 31st Bombardment Mar 1944); Momote Airfield, Los Ne-
SQUADRONS 153
gros, c. 20 Apr 1944; Wakde, c. 20 Aug EMBLEM.On a black triangle, one
1944; Noemfoor, 26 Sep 1944; Morotai, point up, bordered white, a skull and
c. 16 Oct 1944; Samar, c. 17 Mar 1945; cross-bones proper. (Approved 10 Sep
Clark Field, Luzon, Dec 1945-10 Mar 1934.)
1947. Yokota, Japan, 20 Oct 1947; Ka-
dena Field, Okinawa, 16 Mar 1949; 31st FIGHTER
Yokota, Japan, c. 12 Ju1 1950; Johnson
AFB, Japan, 14 Aug-16 Nov 1950; Trav-
is AFB, Calif, 16 Nov 1950; Beale AFB,
Calif, 18Jan 1960-1 Feb 1963.
AIRCRAFT.Nieuport, types 21, 24 bis,
and 27, 1918. In addition to B-3 and
B-4 during period 1931-1934 and B-12,
1934-1937, included Y1B-7, 0-19, and
0-38 during period 1931-1937; B-18,
1937-1942; B-17, 1941-1943; B-247
1943-1945. F-137 1947-1948; F-99 1947;
F-2, 1947-1948; RB-29, ig48-ig51;
RB-36, 1951-1955; B/RB-36,
0Walt Disney Productions
1955-1958; B-52,1959-1963.
OPERATIONS. Constructed facilities,
maintained aircraft, and trained pilots, LINEAGE.Constituted 31st Pursuit
1917-1918. Patrols from Hawaii, c. 14 Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec
Dec ig4i-Nov 1942; combat in South, 1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig-
Southwest, and Western Pacific, 17 Jan nated 3ist Fighter Squadron on 15 May
1943-12 Aug 1945. Not operational, 1942. Inactivated on 25 May 194.4. Acti-
19461947. Photographic reconnaissance vated on ig Aug 1944. Inactivated on 3
in Korea, 29 Jun-16 Nov 1950. Jul 1946. Redesignated 31st Fighter-In-
SERVICE STREAMERS. Theater Of Oper- terceptor Squadron on 11 Feb 1953.
ations. Activated on 20 Apr 1953. Inactivated
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Central on 18 Aug 1955. Activated on 8 Jun
Pacific; Guadalcanal; New Guinea; 1956. Inactivated on 8 Oct 1958.
Northern Solomons; Eastern Mandates; ASSIGNMENTS. 37th Pursuit (later
Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Fighter) Group, 1 Feb 1940; XXVI
Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Fighter Command, 1 Nov 1943; Second
China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic- Air Force, 8 Apr-25 May 1944. 412th
Pacific Theater. Korean War: UN De- Fighter Group, i g Aug 1944-3 Jul 1946.
fensive; UN Offensive; CCF Interven- 4702d Defense Wing, 20 Apr 1953; 9th
tion. Air Division, 8 Oct 1954-18 Aug 1955.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 412th Fighter Group, 8 Jun 1956; loth
tations: Woleai Island, 18 Apr-15 May Air Division, 20 Aug 1957-8 Oct 1958.
1944; Borneo, 30 Sep 1944. Presidential STATIONS.Albrook Field, CZ, 1 Feb
Unit Citation: [1g42]. Philippine Presi- 1940; Rio Hato, Panama, 5 Oct 1940; Al-
dential Unit Citation. Republic of Korea brook Field, CZ, 13 Nov 1940; Chorrera,
Presidential Unit Citation: 27 Jul-[i6 Panama, g Dec 1941; Albrook Field, CZ,
Nov 19501. 23 Dec 1941; Chorrera, Panama, 3 Feb
154 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

1942; Albrook Field, CZ, ig May 1942;


Howard Field, CZ, 30 Sep 1942-25 Mar
1944; Lincoln AAFld, Neb, 8 Apr-25
May 1944. Palmdale AAFld, Calif, 19
Aug 1944; Santa Maria AAFld, Calif, 10
Ju1 1945; March Field, Calif, 6 Dec
1945-3 Ju1 1946. Larson AFB, Wash, 20
Apr 1953-18 Aug 1955. Wurtsmith AFB,
Mich, 8 Jun 1956; Elmendorf AFB, Alas-
ka, 20 Aug 1957-8 Oct 1958.
AIRCRAFT. P-26, 1940-1942; P-40,
1941-1944; p-39, 1942-1944. A-25,
1944; p-38, 1944; A-24, 1944-1945; 31st Reconnaissance Squadron ( Night
p - 6 3 , 1 ~ - 1 ~ 5YP/P-59A,
; 1944-1945; Photographic) on 5 Sep 1947. Activated
w-80, 1944-1945; p-51, 1945-1946; in the reserve on 13 Nov 1947. Redesig-
P a , 1945-1946. F-86, 1953-1955. nated 33d Reconnaissance Squadron
F-102, 1956-1958. (Night Photographic) on 25 Nov 1947.
OPERATIONS. Air defense for the Pana- Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.
ma Canal, Feb ig4wMar 1944; testing ASSIGNMENTS.76th Reconnaissance
unit for P-sgA and P-80 jet aircraft, Group, 20 Jun 1943; I11 Reconnaissance
1944-1946. Command, 11 Aug 1943; loth Photo-
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- graphic ( later Reconnaissance) Group,
ter. 31 Mar 1944-22 Nov 1945. 74th Recon-
CAMPAIGNS. None. naissance Group, 13 Nov 1947-27 Jun
DECORATIONS. None. 1949.
EMBLEM,A caricatured brown fox, STATIONS.Morris Field, NC, 20 Jun
standing on a small white cloud forma- 1943; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 29 Oct
tion, outlined light blue, wearing red 1943-11 Feb 1944; Chalgrove, England,
trousers, yellow vest, black and gray full 23 Mar 1944; Rennes, France, 18 Aug
dress coat, blue muffler about the neck, 194.4; Chateaudun, France, 27 Aug
marked with three light blue stars, and 194; St Dizier, France, 12 Sep 1944;
yellow goggles, lenses light blue; one Jarny, France, 29 Nov 1944; Euren, Ger-
eye closed and the other sighted down many, 28 Mar 1945; Ober Olm,
barrel of blue revolver with cork in Germany, 5 Apr 1945; Furth, Germany,
muzzle, held in left forepaw. (Approved 30 Apr-zz Nov 1945. Mitchel Field, NY,
24 Aug 1943.) 13Nov 1947-27 Jun 1949.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-38/F-5,
31st PHOTOGRAPHIC 1943-1945, included P-38/F-4, 1943-
RECONNAISSANCE 1944, and P-5l/F-6,1945.
OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO, 10 Apr
LINEAGE.Constituted 70th Recon- 1944-7 May 1945.
naissance Squadron (Fighter) on 15 SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
Jun 1943. Activated on 20 Jun 1943. CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
Redesignated 31st Photographic Recon- Normandy; Northern France; Rhine-
naissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. In- land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe;
activated on 22 Nov 1945. Redesignated Air Combat, EAME Theater.
SQUADRONS 155

DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Support Command, 3 Sep 1941 (at-


tation: France, 6 2 0 May 1944. tached to 6gth Observation Group from
EMBLEM. A caricatured red fox stalk- Dec 1941); 6gth Observation (later Re-
ing across a turquoise blue cloud connaissance; Tactical Reconnaissance)
formation, outlined black, in base, wear- Group, 29 Mar 1942; Ninth Air Force,
ing a light green “Sherlock Holmes” hat, 20 Mar 1945 (attached to 9th Tactical
yellow overcoat, and smoking a curved- Reconnaissance Group [Prov] from 28
stem meerschaum pipe; a candid camera Mar 1945); 363d Tactical Reconnais-
in brown leather case suspended by sance (later Reconnaissance) Group, 23
strap about the right shoulder. (Ap- May 1945; United States Strategic Air
proved 30 May 1944.) Forces in Europe, 25 Jun 1945; Third
Air Force, 3 Aug 1945 (attached to 6gth
3 1st RECONNAISSANCE Reconnaissance Group to 3 Feb 1946);
XIX Tactical Air Command, 10 Jan-3
LINEAGE. Constituted 31st Reconnais- Feb 1946.
sance Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan STATIONS. March Field, Calif, 15 Jan
1942. Activated on 3 Feb 1942. Dis- 1941; Salinas, Calif, 1 Oct 1941; San
banded on 16 Mar 1942. Bernardino, Calif, 31 Dec 1941; Ontario,
ASSIGNMENTS. 303d Bombardment Calif, 2 Jun 1942; Laurel, Miss, 11 Nov
Group, 3 Feb-16 Mar 1942.
1942; DeRidder AAB, La, g Apr 1943;
STATIONS.Pendleton Field, Ore, 3 Feb
Abilene AAFM, Tex, 10 Sep 1943; Esler
1942; Gowen Field, Idaho, 13 Feb-16
Field, La, 13 Nov 1943; Key Field, Miss,
Mar 1942.
25 Jan-26 Feb 1945; Maastricht, Hol-
AIRCRAFT.B-17,1942.
land, c. 22 Mar 1945; Wiesbaden, Ger-
OPERATIONS. Training.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. many, ig Apr-Jul 1945; Drew Field,
Fla, 3 Aug 1945; MacDill Field, Fla, 21
CAMPAIGNS. None. Dec 1945; Brooks Field, Tex, 10 Jan-3
DECORATIONS. None.
Feb 1946.
EMBLEM. None.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to 0-49,
3 1st TACTICAL 1941-1942, 0-52, 1942, L-3, 1942, p-40,
1943, and P-39, 1943-1944, included
RECONNAISSANCE 0-47, L-4, L-5, and L-6 during period
LINEAGE. Constituted 31st Army Re- 1942-1943 and A-20, RDB-7, 0-47,
connaissance Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. 0-52, and L-5 during 1943; P-40,
Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 1944-1945; P-51/F-6,1945.
31st Observation Squadron on 14 Aug OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
1941; 3ist Observation Squadron (Me- Jan-c. Sep 1942; combat in ETO, 22
dium) on 13 Jan 1942; 31st Observation Apr-11 May 1945. Not operationally
Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 3ist Recon- manned and equipped, Aug ig45-Feb
naissance Squadron (Fighter) on 2 Apr 1946.
1943; 31st Tactical Reconnaissance SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. Inactivated CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
on 3 Feb 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct -1948. Theater; Central Europe; Air Combat,
ASSIGNMENTS.Ninth Corps Area, 15 EAME Theater.
Jan 1941; Fourth Army, 24 Jan 1941; DECORATIONS. None.
Fourth Air Force, 1 Sep 194.1; IV Air EMBLEM.
None.
156 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

31st TROOP CARRIER ed light green, in dexter chief and sinis-


ter base respectively. (Approved 7 Dec
1943.)
32d BOMBARDMENT

LINEAGE.Constituted 31st Transport


Squadron on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on
2 Mar 1942. Redesignated 31st Troop
Carrier Squadron on 4 Ju1 1942. Dis- LINEAGE.Organized as 32d Aero
banded on 14 Apr iw. Squadron on 13 Jun 1917. Demobilized
ASSIGNMENTS. 314th Transport Group, on 14 Apr 1919. Reconstituted, and re-
2 Mar 1942; 8gth Transport (later designated 32d Bombardment Squad-
Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-14 ron, on 24 Mar 1923. Activated on 24
APr 1944. Jun 1932. Redesignated: p d Bombard-
STATIONS.Drew Field, Flay 2 Mar ment Squadron (Heavy) on 6 Dec 1949;
1942; Camp Williams, Wis, 23 Jun 1942; p d Bombardment Squadron (Very
Sedalia, Mo, 10 Sep 1942; Del Valle, Heavy) on 5 Aug 1945. Inactivated on
Tex, 16 Dec 1942-14 Apr 1944. 15 Oct 1945. Activated on 4 Aug 1946.
AIRCRAFT. DC-3 (probably as C-49, Redesignated 32d Bombardment Squad-
C-50, and C-53), 1942-1943; C-47, ron (Medium) on 28 May 1948.
1943-1944. ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 13 Jun-Sep 1917;
OPERATIONS. Transitional training for Third Aviation Instruction Center, Sep
pilots, 194.2-1944; replacement training, ig17-Jan 1919; unkn, Jan-14 Apr 1919.
Mar-Apr 1944. 19th Bombardment Group, 24 Jun 1932
SERVICE STREAMERS.American Thea- (attached to IV Bomber Command, 22
ter. Oct 1941; apparently attached to 7ts
CAMPAIGNS. None. Bombardment Group for operations, c. 8
DECORATIONS. None. Dec 1941) ; Sierra Bombardment Group,
EMBLEM. Over and through a grayed 16 Dec 1941; Fourth Air Force, 17 Jan
dark red disc, light emerald green bor- 1942 (attached to IV Bomber Com-
der, piped white, a caricatured bird mand, 26 Jan 1942); Second Air Force
light green, shaded blue, beak yellow, (attached to 3oist Bombardment
feet orange, in flight, carrying by the Group), 16 Mar 1942; 301st Bombard-
seat of the pants in its beak, a carica- ment Group, 31 Mar 1942-15 Oct 1945.
tured paratrooper, holding a brown and 3oist Bombardment Group, 4 Aug 1946;
black “tommy” gun, proper; all between 3oist Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun
two large white cloud formations, shad- 195”.
SQUADRONS 157
STATIONS.Camp Kelly, Tex, 13Jun-11 1935-1941; B-17, 1942-1945. B+g,
Aug 1917; Etampes, France, 20 Sep 1947-1953; B-47, 1953-1958; RB-47,
1917; Issoudun, France, 28 Sep 1917; 1958; B-47,1958-1961; E-47,1$1-.
Bordeau, France, c. 6 Jan-c. 18 Mar OPERATIONS. Aircraft repair,
1919; Mitchel Field, NY, c. 5-14 Apr 1917-1918. Antisubmarine patrols off
1919. Rockwell Field, Calif, 24 Jun California coast, mid-Dec 1941, and c.
1932; March Field, Calif, 25 Oct 1935; late May-c. early Jun 1942. Combat in
Albuquerque, NM, c. 4 Jun-22 Nov ETO and MTO, 2 Oct 1942-c. 26 Apr
1941 (air echelon, which w&s at Hamil- 1945. Electronics countermeasures,
ton Field, Calif, under orders for move- 1958-.
ment to Philippine Islands at time of SERVICESTREAMERS. Theater of Oper-
Japanese attack on Hawaii on 7 Dec ations.
1941, apparently moved to Muroc, Calif, CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
c. 8 Dec 1941; ground echelon departed Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Egypt-
San Francisco aboard ship on 6 Dec Libya; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia;
1941 and returned on g Dec 1941); Ba- Anzio; Rome-Arno; Normandy; North-
kersfield, Calif, 17 Dec 1941 (air echelon ern France; Southern France; North
evidently departed for Southwest Pacif- Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe;
ic, c. late Dec 1941; concurrently dis- Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
solved and personnel assigned to other DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
units); Geiger Field, Wash, c. 14 Mar tations: Tunisia, 6 Apr 1943; Germany,
1942; Alarnogordo, NM, 27 May 1942 25 Feb 1944. Air Force Outstanding
(operated from Muroc, Calif, c. 28 Unit Award: 1 Jan 1961-31 Dec 1962.
May-14 Jun 1942); Richard E Byrd EMBLEM.On a dark blue equilateral
Field, Va, 21 Jun-ig Ju1 1942; Chelves- triangle, one point down, a convention-
ton, England, 18 Aug 1942; Tafaraoui, alized fowl, white outlined with yellow,
Algeria, 26 Nov 1942; Maison Blanche, grasping two green lightning bolts
Algeria, 6 Dec 1942; Biskra, Algeria, 16 which cross below the fowl and behind
Dec 1942; Ain M’lila, Algeria, 16 Jan a yellow compass rose surmounted by a
1943; St-Donat, Algeria, 8 Mar 194.3; green drop bomb outlined with white.
Oudna, Tunisia, 6 Aug 1943; Cerignola, (Approved 21 Nov 1936. )
Italy, 11 Dec 1943; Lucera, Italy, 2 Feb
1944-Jul 1945; Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, 32d FIGHTER
28 Jul 1945; Mountain Home AAFld,
Idaho, 17 Aug 1945; Pyote AAFld, Tex,
23 Aug-15 Oct 1945. Clovis AAFld,
NM, 4 Aug 1946; Smoky Hill AAFld,
Kan, 16 Jul 1947; Barksdale AFB, La, 7
Nov 1949; Lockbourne AFB, Ohio, 15
Apr 195%.
AIRCRAFT. Included C-26, 0-27,
B-12, and apparently B-3 during period
1932-1935; included B-lo, B-18, and
B-17, successively, during period
158 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

LINEAGE.Constituted 32d Pursuit EMBLEM.On a light turquoise blue


Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec disc, border light yellow orange, edged
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig- black, a caricatured, brown and white
nated p d Fighter Squadron on 15 May wolf's head, with mouth open and fangs
1942. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1946. Redes- bared, dripping saliva, proper, white
ignated 32d Fighter-Day Squadron on facing to the dexter. (Approved z Aug
g May 1955. Activated on 8 Sep 1955. 1945.)
Redesignated: 32d Tactical Fighter
Squadron on 8 Jul 1958; 32d Fighter-In- 32d PHOTOGRAPHIC
terceptor Squadron on 8 JuI 1959. RECONNAISSANCE
ASSIGNMENTS. 36th Pursuit (later
Fighter) Group, 1 Feb 1940; Antilles
Air Command, 3 Aug 1943;XXVI Fight-
er Command, 13 Mar 1944; 6th Fighter
Wing, 25 Aug-15 Oct 1946. 36th Fight-
er-Day Group, 8 Sep 1955; 36th
Fighter-Day (later Tactical Fighter )
Wing, 8 Dec 1957; 86th Fighter-lnter-
ceptor Wing, 8 Apr 1960; 86th Air Divi-
sion, 18 Nov 1961-.
STATIONS.Kelly Field, Tex, I Feb
1940; Brooks Field, Tex, 1 Feb 1940;
Langley Field, Va, 18 Nov 1940; Losey LINEAGE.Constituted 45th Recon-
Field, PR, 6 Jan 1941 (detachment op- naissance Squadron (Fighter) on 25 Jun
erated from Arecibo, PR, 11 Dec 1943. Activated on 1 Ju1 1943.
1941-19 Feb 1942); Arecibo, PR, ig Redesignated 32d Photographic Recon-
Feb 1942; Hato Field, Curacao, g Mar naissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. In-
1943 (detachments operated from Da- activated on 28 Oct 1945. Redesignated
kota Field, Aruba, g Mar ig43-Mar 32d Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
1944; and Losey Field, PR, g Mar-4 Jun (Photographic) on 25 Jun 1952. Activat-
1943); France Field, CZ, 13 Mar 1944; ed on 10 Julig52.
Howard Field, CZ, 10 Jan 1945-15 Oct ASSIGNMENTS. 426th Reconnaissance
1946. Soesterberg, Netherlands, 8 Sep Group, 1 Jul 1943; I11 Reconnaissance
1955-. (later Tactical Air) Command, 11 Aug
AIRCRAFT. YP-37, 194.0; P-36, 1943; 9 t h Photographic Wing, c. 20
1940-1943; p-40, 1942-1944; p-397 Apr 1944; 5th Photographic (later Re-
1942-1945; p-38, 1945-1946; p-47, connaissance) Group, attached on 30
1946. F-86, 1955-1956; F-loo, Apr 1944, and assigned 15 Nov 1944-28
1956-1g60; F-102, I+. Oct 1945. loth Tactical Reconnaissance
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine, c. 10 Group, 10 Jul 199; loth Tactical Re-
Dec ig4i-c. Feb 1944. connaissance Wing, 8 Dec 1957 (at-
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. tached to 66th Tactical Reconnaissance
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American Wing from 8 Jan 1958); 66th Tactical
Theater. Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Mar 195%.
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding STATIONS.Gainesville AAFld, Tex, 1
Unit Award: May i956-May 1958. Ju1 1943; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 4
SQUADRONS 159
Jan-q Mar 1944; San Severo, Italy, 28 Activated on 1 Apr 1943. Redesignated
Apr 1944; Bari, Italy, 11 Aug-Oct 194.5; 32d Reconnaissance Squadron ( Fight-
Camp Kilmer, NJ, 26-28 Oct 1945. Fur- er) on 20 Apr 1943. Disbanded on 1 Sep
stenfeldbruck AB, Germany, 10 Jul 1943.
1 9 9 ; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 17 ASSIGNMENTS. 423d Observation (later
May 1953; Phalsbourg AB, France, 31 Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Apr 1943; I11
JuI 1957; Toul/Rosieres AB, France, 17 Fighter Command, 15 Aug-1 Sep 1943.
Oct 1960; Laon AB, France, 1 Mar STATIONS. DeRidder AAB, La, 1
1962-. Apr-i Sep 1943.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to B-25, AIRCRAFT.( See operations. )
1943-1944, and P-38P-5, 1944-1945, OPERATIONS. Apparently was not fully
included 0-47 and P-39, 1943, and manned and did not become operational
A-20, P-38/F-4, and F-8, 1944. RF-80, in scheduled mission as training unit.
1952-1956; RF-84, 1955-1958; RF-ioi, SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
195%- CAMPAIGNS. None.
OPERATIONS. Combat in MTO and DECORATIONS. None.
ETO, 18 May 1944-4 May 1945. EMBLEM. None.
SERVICES-MERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS.Rome-Arno; Northern 32d TROOP CARRIER
France; North 1 Apennines; Rhineland;
Central Europe1 Po Valley; Air Combat, LINEAGE.Constituted p d Transport
EAME Theater4 Squadron on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on
DECORATIONS] Distinguished Unit Ci- 2 Mar 1942. Redesignated 32d Troop
tation: MTO, f; Sep 1944. Air Force Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
Outstanding Urjit Award: 1 Jan-31 Dec vated on 30 Sep 1946.
1962. ASSIGNMENTS.314th Transport (later
EMBLEM.04 a sky blue disc, bor- Troop Carrier) Group, 2 Mar 1942;
dered Air F4rce yellow, a robot 44ist Troop Carrier Group, attached in
character, wit4 a caricatured camera Sep 1945, assigned Dec 1945-30 Sep
head, shades of' gray, black, and white, 1946-
wearing a helm t red, with markings Air STATIONS.Drew Field, Fla, 2 Mar
d!
Force yellow; 's neck entwined with a
scarf of the last, and riding a black sad-
1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 24 Jun 1942;
Knobnoster, Mo, 5 Nov 1942; Lawson
dled red rocket, carrying in his left hand Field, Ga, 22 Feb-4 May 1943; Ber-
a crop black; the rocket speeding guent, French Morocco, May 1943;
through space, with power stream ex- Kairouan, Tunisia, 26 Jun 1943; Castel-
haust twirling uff into the air, Air Force vetrano, Sicily, 1 Sep 1943-13 Feb 1 9 4 ;
yellow and red! all over a demi-sphere
white, issuing from base of disc, with Saltby, England, 20 Feb 1944; Poix,
land markings green, and grid lines France, 28 Feb 1945; Frankfurt, Ger-
black. (Approved 17 Jan 1955. ) many, 23 Sep 1945-30 Sep 1946.
AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 1942-
1946.
32d RECONNAISSANCE OPERATIONS.Included airborne as-
LINEAGE.Constituted 32d Observa- saults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland,
tion Squadron on 30 Mar 1943. and Germany, as well as aerial transpor-
160 COMGAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FQRCE-WORLD WAR I1

tation in the MTO and ETO, during New Guinea, 15 Oct 1943; Nadzab,
World War 11. New Guinea, c. 10 Jan 1944; Owi,
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- Schouten Islands, 14 Aug 1944; Leyte, c.
ter. 10 Nov 194.4; Angaur, 26 Nov 1944; Sa-
CAMPAIGNS.Sicily; Naples-Foggia; mar, 21 Jan 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, 12
Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern Mar 194-5; Okinawa, 15 Acg 1945; F t
France; Rhineland; Central Europe. William McKinley, Luzon, 23 Nov 1945;
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Okinawa, 15 Jun 1946; Smoky Hill AFB,
Kan, Jun 1948; March AFB, Calif, 10
tations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France,
May 1949 (operated from Kadena AFB,
b-71 Jun 1944. Okinawa, c. g Jul-c. 30 Oct ig50)-.
EMBLEM.None. AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1940-1941; B-26,
1941-1943; B-25, 1943-1944; B-24,
33d BOMBARDMENT 1944-1945; B-29, 1946-1953; 33-47,
1953--
OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine patrols,
Dec iHi-Jan 1942; combat in South-
west and Western Pacific, 6 Apr 1942-7
Jan 1943, 7 Oct 1943-3 Aug 1945. Not
manned, 23 Nov 1945-15 Jun 1946.
Combat in Korea, 13 Jul-1 Oct 1950.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Antisub-
marine, American Theater; East Indies;
Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive;
LINEAGE.Constituted 33d Bombard- Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipel-
ment Squadron (Medium) on 22 Dec ago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon,
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 194.0. Redesig- Southern Philippines; China Offensive;
nated: 33d Bombardment Squadron Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Ko-
(Heavy) on 3 Feb 1944; 33d Bombard- rean War: UN Defensive; UN Offen-
ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 30 sive.
Apr 1946; 33d Bombardment Squadron DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
(Medium) on 28 J.11948. tations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-[7] Jan
ASSIGNMENTS. 22d Bombardment 1943; New Guinea, 5 Nov 1943. Philip-
Group, 1 Feb 1940; zzd Bombardment pine Presidential Unit Citation. Repub-
Wing, 16 Jun igsz-. lic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation:
10 Jul--24 Oct 1950.
STATIONS.Patterson Field, Ohio, 1
EMBLEM.A red dragon’s head erased,
Feb 1940; Langley Field, Va, 16 Nov with yellow, brown, and white mark-
1940; Muroc, Calif, g Dec 1941-28 Jan ings. (Approved 10 Apr 1941. )
1942; Brisbane, Australia, 25 Feb 1942;
Ipswich, Australia, 1 Mar 194.2; Anti1
Plains, Australia, 7 Apr 1942; Wood- 33d FIGHTER
stock, Australia, -20 Ju1 -1942; Iron LINEAGE. Organized as 33d Aero
Range, Australia, 29 Sep 1942; Wood- Squadron on 12 Jun 1917. Demobilized
stock, Australia, 4 Feb 1943; Dobodura, on 14 Apr 1919. Reconstituted and re-
SQUADRONS 161

AIRCRAFT, Nieuport 83, 1918. P-12,


19%-1935; P-6, 1933-1936; in addition
to PB-2, 1936-1939, and P-36,
ig3g-1940, included P-6, YP-37, and
A-17, during period 1937-1940; P-40,
1940-1944; p-39, 1942-1943; p-47,
1944-1945.
OPERATIONS. Constructed facilities,
maintained aircraft, and functioned as
designated 33d Pursuit Squadron on 24 flying training unit, 1917-1918. Air de-
Mar 1923. Activated on 25 Jun 19%. Re- fense for Iceland, Aug ig4i-May 1945.
designated: 33d Pursuit Squadron Not operational, 1953 and 1956.
(Fighter) on $ Dec 1939; 33d Pursuit SERVICESTREAMERS. Theater of Oper-
Squadron (Interceptor) on 12 Mar ations.
1941; 33d Fighter Squadron on 15 May CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
1942. Inactivated on 22 Jun 1945.Redes- Normandy; Northern France; Air Com-
ignated 33d Fighter-Bomber Squadron bat, EAME Theater.
on 3 Mar 1953. Activated on 8 Apr 1953. DECORATIONS. None.
Inactivated on 25 Jun 1953. Redesignat- EMBLEM.On a blue oval, long axis
ed 33d Fighter+DaySquadron on 7 May horizontal, an eagle’s leg issuant proper,
1956. Activated on 25 Ju1 1956. Inacti- within a narrow gold border. (Approved
vated on ig Now 1956. 22 SeP 1933.)
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 12 Jun-Dec
1917; Third Aviation Instruction Center, 33d PHOTOGRAPHIC
Dec igi7-Jan 1919; unkn, Jan-14 Apr RECONNAISSANCE
1919. 8th Pursuit Group, 25 Jun 19%;
Iceland Base Command, 6 Aug 1941;
342d Composite Group, 11 Sep 1942;
24th Composite Wing, 18 Mar 1944;
Iceland Base Command, 15 Jun 1944-9
Jun 194.5. 37th Fighter-Bomber Group, 8
Apr-25 Jun 1953. 342d Fighter-Day
Group, 25 Jul-ig Nov 1956.
STATIONS.Camp Kelly, Tex, 12 Jun-11
Aug 1917; Etampes, France, ig Sep
1917; Clermoqt-Ferrand, France, c. 25
Sep 1917; Issaudun, France, Dec 1917; LINEAGE. Constituted 24th Observa-
Bordeaux, Frapce, 6 Jan-18 Mar 1919; tion Squadron (Light) on 5 Feb 1942.
Mitchel Field, INY,5-14 Apr 19x9.Lang- Activated on 27 Feb 1942. Redesignat-
ley, Field, Va, 25 Jun 1932; Mitchel ed: 24th Observation Squadron on 4 Jul
Field, NY, 14 Nov 1940-27 Ju1 1941; 1942; 24th Reconnaissance Squadron
Iceland, 6 Au$ ig4i-g Jun 1945; Camp (Bombardment) on 2 Apr 1943; 33d
Kilmer, NJ, go-22 Jun 1945. Clovis Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
AFB, NM, 8 Apr-25 Jun 1953. Myrtle on 11 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 4 Oct
Beach AFB, Se, 25 Jul-ig Nov 1956. 1945.
162 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ASSIGNMENTS.76th Observation (later Belgian Army: [12 Aug-281 Sep iw;


Reconnaissance) Group, 27 Feb 1942; [6 Novl-17 Dec 1944; 18 Dec ig+p[14]
I11 Reconnaissance ( later Tactical Air ) Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere.
Command, 11 Aug 1943; loth Photo- EMBLEM. On and over a disc divided
graphic Group, 1 May 1944; 67th per fess wavy, upper segment dark blue,
Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 13 Jun lower light blue, a death's head proper,
1944 (attached to loth Photographic emitting a yellow lightning bolt from
Group to 11 Aug 1 9 4 ) ; XXIX Tactical each eye socket, superimposed on a
Air Command (Prov), 7 Oct 1944 (at- large red aerial bomb placed diagonally
tached to 67th Tactical Reconnaissance across base, point to dexter. (Approved
Group to 2 Nov 1944.); 363d Tactical 10 Oct 1942.)
Reconnaissance Group, 30 Oct 1944;
67th Tactical Reconnaissance (later Re- 33d RECONNAISSANCE
connaissance) Group, 17 May 194.5;
363d Reconnaissance Group, c. 5 Jul-20 LINEAGE.Constituted 33d Observa-
tion Squadron on 30 Mar 1943. Activat-
Aug 1945. ed on 1 Apr 1943. Redesignated 33d
STATIONS.Wilmington, NC, 27 Feb
1942; Key Field, Miss, 27 Feb 1942; Reconnaissance Squadron ( Fighter) on
20 Apr 1943. Disbanded on 15 Aug
Pope Field, NC, 28 Mar 1942; Vichy,
Mo, 14 Dec 1942; Morris Field, NC, 8 1943.
May 1943; Gainesville AAFld, Tex, 30 ASSIGNMENTS. 423d Observation (later
Oct 1943; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 16 Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Apr-15 Aug
Jan-rz Apr 1944; Chalgrove, England, 1943.
27 Apr 1944; Le Molay, France, 15 Aug STATIONS. DeRidder AAB, La, 1 Apr-
1944; Toussus le Noble, France, 30 Aug 15 Aug 1943.
1944; Gosselies, Belgium, 21 Sep 1944; AIRCRAFT.( See operations.)
Le Culot, Belgium, 5 Nov 1 9 4 ; Venlo, OPERATIONS. Apparently was not fully
Holland, 10 Mar 194.5; Gutersloh, Ger- manned and did not become operational
many, 16 Apr 1945; Brunswick, in scheduled mission as training unit.
Germany, 25 Apr 194.5; Eschwege, Ger- SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
many, 17 May-23 Aug 1945; Camp CAMPAIGNS. None.
Myla Standish, Mass, 3-4 Oct 1945. DECORATIONS. None.
AIRCRAFT. Included A-20, B-25, EMBLEM. None.
DB/RDB-7, L-4, P-39, P-43, and P-51
during period 1942-1944; P-38/F-5, 33d TROOP CARRIER
1944-1945. LINEAGE.Constituted 33d Transport
OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO, 23 May Squadron on 2 Feb 1942. Activated on
1944-3 May 1945. 14 Feb 1942. Redesignated s d Troop
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
ter. vated on 15 Feb 1946.
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; ASSIGNMENTS.315th Transport (later
Normandy; Northern France; Rhine- Troop Carrier) Group, 14 Feb 1942;
land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; 374th Troop Carrier Group, 12 Nov
Air Combat, EAME Theater. 1942-15 Feb 1946.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- STATIONS.Olmsted Field, Pa, 14 Feb
tation: Cited in the Order of the Day, 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 17 Jun 1942;
SQUADRONS 163
Florence, SC, 3 Aug-30 Sep 194 (de- Redesignated: 34th Attack Squadron on
tachments operated from New Caledo- 1 Mar 1935; 34th Bombardment Squad-
nia, 25 Oct-29 Nov 1942, and Cairns, ron (Medium) on 17 Oct 1939. Inacti-
Australia, c. 1 Nov-io Dec 1942); Bris- vated on 26 Nov 1945. Redesignated
bane, Australia, 1 Dec 1942; Port Mores- 34th Bombardment Squadron (Light )
by, New Guinea, 28 Dec 1942; Garbutt on 29 Apr 1947. Activated on i g May
Field, Australid, 5 Oct 194.3; Port Mores- 1947. Inactivated on 10Sep 1948. Redes-
by, New Guinlea, Apr 1944; Hollandia, ignated 34th Bombardment Squadron
New Guinea, 15 Oct 1944; Nielson (Light, Night Intruder) on 8 May 199.
Field, Luzon, Apr 1945-15 Feb 1946. Activated on 10 May 19%. Redesignat-
AIRCRAFT. 9-47, 1942-1946; C-46, ed 34th Bombardment Squadron (Tacti-
1945-1946. cal) on 1 Oct 1955. Inactivated on 25
OPERATIONS., Aerial transportation in Jun 1958. Redesignated 34th Bombard-
South and Sputhwest Pacific during ment Squadron (Heavy), and activated,
World War 11. on 15 Nov 1962. Organized on 1 Feb
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. 1963.
CAMPAIGNS. Papua; New Guinea; ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 11 Jun-Dec
Guadalcanal; Northern Solomons; Bis- 1917; Second Aviation Instruction Cen-
marck ArchiQelago; Western Pacific; ter, Dec igi7-igig; unkn, i g i ~ i Jun
o
Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines. 1919. 17th Pursuit (later Attack; Bom-
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- bardment) Group, 15 Jul 1931-26 Nov
tations: Papu , [Nov] 1942-23 Jan 1943; 1945. 17th Bombardment Group, i g

i
Papua, 12 No -22 Dec 1942; Wau, New
Guinea, 30 J n-i Feb 1943. Philippine
Presidential it Citation.
EMBLEM. Nbne.
May 1947-10 Sep 1948. 17th Bombard-
ment Group, 10 May 199-25 Jun 1958.
Strategic Air Command, 15 Nov 1962;
17th Bombardment Wing, 1 Feb 1963-.
STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 11Jun-11
34th BOMBARDMENT Aug 1917; England, 15 Sep-ig Dec
1917; Tours, France, 23 Dec igi7-igig;
Mitchel Field, NY, c. 27 May-io Jun
1919. March Field, Calif, 15 Jul 1931;
McChord Field, Wash, 24 Jun 1940;
Pendleton, Ore, 29 Jun 1941; Portland,
Ore, 28 Dec 1941; Pendleton, Ore, 13
Jan 1942; Lexington County Aprt, SC,
16 Feb 1942; Barksdale Field, La, 24
Jun-18 Nov 1942; Telergma, Algeria, 23
Dec 1942; Sedrata, Algeria, c. 13 May
1943; Djedeida, Tunisia, 25 Jun 1943;
Villacidro, Sardinia, c. 6 Dec 1943; Po-
retta, Corsica, 21 Sep 1 9 4 ; Dijon,
LINEAGE.Organized as 34th Aero France, 20 Nov 1944; Linz, Austria, c.
Squadron on 11 Jun 1917. Demobilized 18 Jun 1945; Horsching, Austria, 8 Jul
on 10 Jun 1919. Reconstituted, and re- 1945; Marchtrenk, Austria, 10Aug 1945;
designated 34th Pursuit Squadron, on 24 Clastres, France, c. 3 Oct-c. 17 Nov
Mar 1923. Activated on 15 Ju1 1931. 1945; Camp Myles Standish, Mass,
164 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

25-26 Nov 1945. Langley Field, Va, i g bendsinistenvise with lightning flashes
May 1947-10 Sep 1948. Pusan, Korea, emitting from eyes and on the breast an
10 May 1952; Miho, Japan, 10 Oct inverted pyramid bendsinistenvise of
ig54-c. ig Mar 1955; Eglin A F Aux three steps divided palewise of seven
Field No 9, Fla, 1 Apr 1955; Sculthorpe, white and red. (Approved 18 Jun 1932.)
England, 18 Jan 1958; Eglin AF Aux
Field No g, Fla, 4 Mar-25 Jun 1958. 34th FIGHTER
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 1 Feb
1963-.
AIRCRAFT. P-12, 1931-1934, 1935-
1936; P-26, 1934-1935; in addition to
A-17 included YA-ig during period
1936-1940; B-18,1939-1940; B-23,1940-
194.1; B-25, 1941-1942; B-26, 1942-
1945. J3-26,1952--1956; B-57,1955-1956;
B-66,1956-1958. B-52, 1963-.
OPERATIONS. Ground training unit,
1918. Reconnaissance and food drops in
flood-relief operations in Southern Cali-
fornia, 2-5 Mar 1938. Antisubmarine pa-
trols, 22 Dec ig4i-c. Mar 1942. Combat LINEAGE.Constituted 34th Fighter
in MTO and ETO, 30 Dec 1942-1 May Squadron on 5 Oct 1944. Activated on
1945. German disarmament, Jun-Sep 15 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 15 Oct
194.5. Not operational, 1947-1948. Com- 1946. Redesignated 34th Figher-Day
bat in Korea, c. 10 May i g p J u 1 1953. Squadron on 26 Aug 1954. Acthated on
SERVICESTREAMERS. Theater of Oper- 11 Nov 1954. Redesignated 34th Tacti-
ations. cal Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958.
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Antisub- Inactivated on 15 Mar 1959.
marine, American Theater; Tunisia; ASSIGNMENTS.413th Fighter Group,
Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome- 15 Oct 1944-15 Oct 1946. 413th Fight-
Amo; Southern France; North Apen- er-Day Group, 11 Nov 1954; 413th
nines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Air Fighter-Day (later Tactical Fighter)
Combat, EAME Theater. Korean War: Wing, 8 Oct 1957-15 Mar 1959.
Korea Summer-Fall, 195%;Third Kore- STATIONS.Seymour Johnson Field,
an Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953. NC, 15 Oct i g ~ Bluethenthal
; Field,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit NC, g Nov 1944-7 Apr 1945; Ie Shima,
Citations: Italy, 13 Jan 1944; Schwein- ig May 1945; Kadena, Okinawa, c. 17
furt, Germany, 10 Apr 1945; Korea, 1 Nov 1945; Yontan, Okinawa, 28 Jan-15
Dec 1952-30 Apr 1953. French Croix de Oct 1946. George AFB, Calif, 11 Nov
Guerre with Palm: Apr, May, and Jun 1954-15 Mar 1959.
1944. Republic of Korea Presidential AIRCRAFT. P-47, 1944-1946. F-86,
Unit Citation: 24 May 199-31 Mar 1954-1956; F-100, 1956-1959.
1953. OPERATIONS. Combat in Western Pa-
EMBLEM. On and over a plate a con- cific, 20 May-14 Aug 1945.
ventionalized thunderbird, displayed SERVICE STREAMERS. None,
SQUADRONS 165

CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; Observation Group, 1 Sep 1941-18 Oct


Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; 1942. 59th Observation (later Recon-
Ryukyus; China Offensive. naissance) Group, 1 Mar 1943; 111 Re-
DECORATIONS. None. connaissance Command, 11 Aug 1943;
EMBLEM. On a black disc, border red, 8th Photographic Group, g Oct 1943; I11
a jagged, red lightning flash across chief, Reconnaissance Command, 15 Jan 1944;
surmounted by a white ram’s head ca- loth Photographic Group, 31 Mar 1944;
boshed, eyes and nostrils red, snorting a XI1 Tactical Air Command, 3 Oct 1944
cloud of white vapor from each nostril, ( attached to Provisional Reconnaissance
and having a ring in the nose in the Group, 16 Oct 1944.); 6gth Tactical Re-
shape of the ace of spades, with two, connaissance ( later Reconnaissance)
red chain segments affixed thereto. (Ap- Group, 20 Apr 1945; 10th Reconnais-
proved g Nov 1945.) sance Group, 11Jul-22 Nov 1945.
STATIONS.Milwaukee, Wis, 12 Nov
34th PHOTOGRAPHIC 1940; Ft Dix, NJ, 10 Jun 1941;Hyannis,
RECONNAISSANCE Mass, 27 Aug 1941; Birmingham, Ala, 18
Oct 1942. Ft Myers, Fla, 1 Mar 1943;
Thomasville AAFld, Ga, 12 Apr 1943;
Peterson Field, Colo, 29 Aug 1943; Will
Rogers Field, Okla, 16 Oct 1943-12 Mar
1944; Chalgrove, England, 29 Mar 1944;
Rennes, France, 11 Aug 1944; Chateau-
dun, France, 25 Aug 1944; St Dizier,
France, 12 Sep 1944; Dijon, France, 6
Oct 1944; Azelot, France, 3 Nov 1944;
Haguenau, France, 3 Apr 1945; Furth,
Germany, 15 Ju1-22 Nov 1945.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to 0-47, 1940-
1942, 0-46, 1941-1942, and 0-52, 1942,
LINEAGE. Designated 126th Observa- included 0-49 and 0-59 during period
tion Squadron and allotted to NG on 30 1941-1942. In addition to P-38/F-5,
Jul 1940. Activated on 12 Nov 1940. Or- 1943-1945, included P-38/F-4., 1943-
dered to active service on 2 Jun 1941.
Redesignated: 126th Observation 1944, F-10, 1944, and A-20, 1945.
Squadron (Light) on 13Jan 1942; 126th OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
Observation Squadron on 4 Julig42. In- Dec ig+-Oct 1942. Combat in ETO, ig
activated on 18 Oct 1942. Activated on APr 1944-7 May 1945.
1 Mar 1943. Redesignated: 126th R e
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
connaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 2 CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Apr 1943; 34th Photographic Recon- Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Nor-
naissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943. mandy; Northern France; Rhineland;
Inactivated on 22 Nov 1945. Redesignat- Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air
ed 126th Fighter Squadron, and allotted Combat, EAME Theater.
to ANG, on 24 May 1946. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
ASSIGNMENTS.Wisconsin NG, 12 Nov tations: France, [19]-20 May 1944; Ger-
1940; I1 Army Corps, z Jun 1941; 59th many, 22-23 Feb 194.5.
166 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

EMBLEM.A disc divided horizontally 34th RECONNAISSANCE


blue and black by a modernistic repre- LINEAGE. Constituted 34th Observa-
sentation of a streamlined aircraft (a tion Squadron on 30 Mar 1943. Activat-
horizontal white spear with a triangular ed on 1 Apr 1943. Redesignated 34th
white and black form issuing from it Reconnaissance Squadron ( Fighter) on
pointing to upper right); behind the air- 20 Apr 1943. Disbanded on 1 Sep 1943.
craft a red lightning flash point to upper ASSIGNMENTS. 423d Observation (later
left. (Approved 23 Apr 1954.) Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Apr 1943; I11
Fighter Command, 15 Aug-1 Sep 1943.
34th PURSUIT STATIONS. DeRidder AAB, La, 1
Apr-1 Sep 1943.
LINEAGE.Constituted 34th Pursuit AIRCRAFT.(See operations.)
Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec OPERATIONS. Apparently was not fully
1939, Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Inacti- manned and did not become operational
vated on 2 Apr 1946. * in scheduled mission as training unit.
ASSIGNMENTS. 28th Composite Group, SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
1 Feb 1940; 35th Pursuit Group, 30 Nov CAMPAIGNS. None.
1940-15 Jan 194.2 (attached to 24th DECORATIONS. None.
Pursuit Group, 1 Oct 1941-2 Apr EMBLEM. None.
1946).
STATIONS.Kelly Field, Tex, 1 Feb 34th TROOP CARRIER
1940; Hamilton Field, Calif, 30 Nov
iw0-0ct 194.1; Del Carmen, Luzon, 1
Nov 1941; Bataan, Luzon, c. 25 Dec
ig4i-Apr 1942 (operated from Mindan-
ao, c. 8 Apr-May 1942).
AIRCRAFT. P-36, 1940-1941; P-35,
1941-1942.
OPERATIONS. Combat in the Philip-
pine Islands, 8 Dec ig4i-c. 1 May 1942;
ground echelon fought as an infantry
unit in Bataan, 18 Jan-c. 8 Apr 1942. LINEAGE. Constituted 34th Transport
Carried as an active unit but was not op- Squadron on z Feb 1942. Activated on
erational from the fall of the Philippines 14 Feb 1942. Redesignated 34th Troop
to 2 Apr 1946. Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. vated on 31 Ju1 1945. Activated on ig
May 1947. Inactivated on 10 Sep 1948.
CAMPAIGNS. Philippine Islands. Redesignated 34th Troop Carrier
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Squadron (Medium) on 23 May i g p .
tations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec Activated on 10 Jun 1952. Inactivated
1-941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, on 18 Jan 1955.
8-22 Dec 1941; Philippine Islands, 6 AssIGrvMENTs. 315th Transport (later
Jan-8 Mar 1942. Philippine Presidential Troop Carrier) Group, 14 Feb 1942-31
Unit Citation. Ju1 1945. 315th Troop Carrier Group, i g
EMBLEM. None. May 1947-10 Sep 1948. 315th Troop
SQUADRONS 167

Carrier Group, ho Jun 1952-18 Jan 1955. (Medium) on 7 May 1942. Disbanded
STATIONS.Oltnsted Field, Pa, 14 Feb on 20 Jun 1944. Reconstituted, and re-
1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 18 Jun 1942; designated 35th Bombardment Squad-
Florence, SC, 4 Aug-11 Oct 1942; Al- ron (Light), on 26 May 1947. Activated
dermaston, England, 1 Dec 1942 (oper- in the reserve on 13 Jul 1947.
ated from Blida, Algeria, 29 May 1943-7 Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.
Mar 1944); Welford, England, 6 Nov ASSIGNMENTS. 25th Bombardment
1943; Spanhoe, England, 6 Feb 1944; Group, 1 Feb 1940-20 Jun 1944.
Amiens, Francg, 6 Apr-May 1945; Wal- Eleventh Air Force, 13 Jul 1947; 322d
ler Field, Trinidad, May-31 Jul 1945. Bombardment Group, 30 Sep 1947-
Langley Field, Va. i g May 1947-10 Sep 27 J u 1949.
~
1948. Brady Ak, Japan, 10Jun 1952-18 STATIONS. Langley Field, Va, 1
Jan 1955- Feb-26 Oct 1940; Borinquen Field, PR,
AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 1942- 31 Oct 1941; Coolidge Field, Antigua,
1945. C-46,1952--1955. 11 Nov 194.1; Zandery Field, Surinam, 1
OPERATIONS. Included airborne as- Nov 1942 (detachments operated from
saults on Norpandy, Holland, and Ger- Atkinson Field, British Guiana, 1 Nov

Pf
many, as well s aerial transportation in
ETO and MT , during World War 11.
Apparently no manned, 1947-1948. Aer-
ial transporta ion between Japan and
Korea during orean War.
ig42-c. 7 Oct 1943; and from Port of
Spain, Trinidad, 27 Aug-12 Oct 1943);
Vernam Field, Jamaica, c. 7 Oct 1943;
Trinidad, 7 Feb-24 Mar 1944; Alamo-
gordo AAFld, NM, Apr-20 Jun 1944.
Phillips Field, Md, 13 July 1947-27 Jun
SERVICE S ~ A M E R American
S. Thea-
ter. , 1949.

I
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941-1943; B-25,
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Sicily;
Naples-Foggi ; Rome-Arno; Norman- 1943-1944.
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols in
dy; Northe France; Rhineland; Caribbean after 7 Dec 1941.
Central Euro e. Korean War: Korea SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
Summer-Fall, 1 9 9 ; Third Korean Win- CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American

1
ter; Korea Su mer-Fall, 1953.
DECORATIOs. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tation: Francel [6] Jun 1944. Republic of
Theater.
DECORATIONS.
EMBLEM.
None.
None.
Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [lo
J u 19521-27
~ W1953. 35th FIGHTER
EMBLEM. Qn a light blue disc a red
winged horse in flight in front of a white LINEAGE.Organized as 35th Aero
cloud formation. (Approved 24 Mar Squadron 12 Jun 1917. Demobilized on
ig Mar 1919. Reconstituted, and redes-
1954.) ignated 35th Pursuit Squadron, on 24
Mar 1923. Activated on 25 Jun 19%. Re-
35th BOMBARDMENT designated: 35th Pursuit Squadron
LINEAGE. Cmstituted 35th Bombard- (Fighter) on 6 Dec 1939; 35th Pursuit
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Dec Squadron (Interceptor) on 12 Mar
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig- 1941; 35th Fighter Squadron on 15 May
nated 35th Bombardment Squadron 1942; 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
168 COMBAT SQUADRONS (IF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
1950; Suwon, Korea, 7 Oct 1950; Kimpo,
Korea, 26 Oct 1950; Pyongyang, Korea,
25 Nov 1950; Seoul, Korea, 3 Dee 1950;
Itazuke, Japan, 10 Dee 1950; Kimpo,
Korea, 25 Jun 1951; Suwon, Korea, 24
Aug 1951; Itazuke, Japan, 20 Oct ig54-.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-12,
1932-1936, included P-6 during period
1933-1936; in addition to PB-2,
on 20 Jan 1950; 35th Tactical Fighter 19361939, and P-36, 1939--1940, in-
Squadron on 1Jul1958. cluded YP-37 and A-17 during period
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 12 Jun-Nov 1938-1940; p-40, 1940-1941, 1943-
1917; Third Aviation Instruction Center, 1944; p-39, 1941-1943; p-400, 1942-
Nov igi7-Jan 1919; unkn, Jan-ig Mar 1943; P-38,1944-1946; p-51,1946-1950, .
1919. 8th Pursuit (later Fighter; Fight- 1950; F-80,194!+1950,1950--1953; F-86,
er-Bomber) Group, 25 Jun 1932; 8th 1953-1956; F-loo, 1956-1962; F-105,
Fighter-Bomber (later Tactical Fight- 1962-.
e r ) Wing, 1Oct ig57-. OPERATIONS.Assembled and main-
STATIONS.Camp Kelly, Tex, 12 Jun-11 tained aircraft and constructed facilities,
Aug 1917; Etampes, France, 20 Sep 1917-1918. Combat in Southwest and
1917; Paris, France, 23 Sep 1917; Issou- Western Pacific, 30 Apr 1942-14 Aug
dun, France, Nov 1917; Clisson, France, 194-5. Combat in Korea, 27 Jun 1950-27
4 Jan 1919; St Nazaire, France, g-20 Ju1 1953.
Feb 1919; Garden City NY, 9-19 Mar SERVICE STREAMERS. Theater of Oper-
1919. Langley Field, Va, 25 Jun 1932; ations.
Mitchel Field, NY, 14 Nov 1940-26 Jan CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: East In-
1942; Brisbane, Australia, 6 Mar 1942; dies; Air offensive, Japan; China Defen-
Port Moresby, New Guinea, 26 Apr sive; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck
1942; Woodstock, Australia, 29 Jun Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte;
1942; Townsville, Australia, 27 Jul Luzon with Arrowhead; Southern Phil-
1942; Milne Bay, New Guinea, 18 Sep ippines; China Offensive. Korean War:
1942; Mareeba, Australia, 24 Feb 1943; UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF In-
Port Moresby, New Guinea, 10 May tervention; First UN Counteroffensive;
194.3; Finschhafen, New Guinea, 25 CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-
Dec 1943; Cape Gloucester, New Brit- Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter;
ain, i g Feb 1944; Nadzab, New Guinea, Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Kore-
14 Mar 1944; Owi, Schouten Islands, 1 an Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953.
Ju1 1 9 4 ; Morotai, 4 Oct 1944; Dulag, DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Leyte, 5 Nov 1944 (operated from Mo- tations: Papua, 23 Ju1 1942-23 Jan 194.3;
rotai, 5-28 Nov 1944); San Jose, Mindo- New Britain, 26 Dec 194.3; New Guinea,
ro, 20 Dec 1944; Ie Shima, g Aug 1945; 16 Jan 194.4; Philippine Islands, 26 Dec
Fukuoka, Japan, c. 21 Nov 194.5; Ashiya, 1944; Korea, 16 Sep-2 Nov 1950. Philip-
Japan, 20 May ig4tj; Itazuke, Japan, 5 pine Presidential Unit Citation. Repub-
Sep 1946; Ashiya, Japan, 15 Apr 1947; lic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations:
Miho, Japan, 10 Aug 1948; Itazuke, Ja- 27 Jun 1950-31 Jan 1951; 1 Feb igsi-
pan, 16 Jun 1949; Tsuiki, Japan, 11 Aug 31 Mar 1953:
SQUADRONS 169

EMBLEM.Oh a silver oval within a STATIONS.Portland, Ore, 18 Apr 1941;


blue border a black panther courant, Gray Field, Wash, 25 Sep 1941 (detach-
tongue red. ( Aeproved 7 Nov 1932.) ment operated from Hoquiam, Wash, 15
Mar-c. Aug 1942);Ontario AAFld, Calif,
35th P(HOTOGRAPH1C 16 Mar 194.3; Redmond AAFld, Calif,
20 Aug 1943; Gainesville AAFld, Tex, 10
RECONNAISSANCE Nov 1943; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 5
Feb-lo Apr 1944; Guskhara, India, 13
Jun ig44;-Kunming7China, 1 Sep 1944
(flights at Nanning, China, 16 Sep-6
Oct 1944, and Yunnani, China, 16 Sep
1944-10 Feb 1945); Chanyi, China, 17
Sep 1944 (flights at Chihkiang, China,
ig Oct 1944-c. 1 Sep 194.5; Suichwan,
China, i g Nov 1944-22 Jan 1945;
Chengkung, China, 10 Feb-13 May
1945; Laohwangping, China, 27 Feb-c.
1 Sep 1945; Kunming, China, 14
May-31 Ju1 194.5; and Nanning, China,
LINEAGE.msignated 123d Observa- 31 Jul-c. 1 Sep 1945); Luliang, China,
tion Squadron, and allotted to NG, on 18-24 Sep 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 5-7
30 Ju1 1940. Activated on 18 Apr 1941. NOV 1945.
Ordered to wtive service on 15 Sep AIRCRAFT. In addition to 0-47 and
1941. Redesignated: 123d Observation 0-49, ig4i-ig43, included 0-46,ig4i-c.
Squadron (Light) on 13 Jan 1942; 123d 1942; in addition to B-25, 1943-1944,
Observation Squadron on 4 Ju1 1942; and P-38, 1944, included A-20 and
123d Reconnaissance Squadron ( Bom- DB-7, 1943, and p-39, 1943-1944; in
bardment) on 2 Apr 1943; 35th addition to F-5, 1944-1945, briefly in-
Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron cluded B-25, 1945.
on 11 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 7 Nov OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, 8

194.6.
r
194-5. Redesig ated 123d Fighter Squad- Dec 1941-10 Aug 1942; combat in CBI,
ron, and allo ted to ANG, on 24 May 12 Sep ig44-Aug 1945.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
ASSIGNMENTS.Oregon NG, 18 Apr CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
1941; 70th qbservation (later Recon- Theater; India-Burma; China Defen-
naissance) G oup, 15 Sep 1941; 77th sive; New Guinea; Western Pacific;
F
Tactical Recmnaissance Group, 11 Aug Central Burma; China Offensive.
1943 (attachqd to 70th Tactical Recon- DECORATIONS. None.
naissance Grqup to 31 Oct 1943); I11 EMBLEM.On an ultramarine blue
Reconnaissan6e ( later Tactical Air) disc, crossed by an irregular patch of
Command, 30 Nov 1943; AAF, India- yellow to form land and water areas , a
Burma Sectoi, 5 May 1944; Fourteenth stylized red hawk, in flight, toward dex-
Air Force, c. $ep 1944; Tenth Air Force, ter base, grasping in its talons a black
1 Aug 1945; Fourteenth Air Force, 25 aerial machine gun and a black aerial
Aug-7 Nov 1&5. rocket. (Approved 24 Jan 1950.)
170 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FOeCE-WORLD WAR I1

35th RECONNAISSANCE ASSIGNMENTS.315th Transport Group,


14 Feb 1942; 64th Transport (later
LINEAGE.Constituted 35th Observa- Troop Carrier) Group, g Jun 1942-31
tion Squadron on 30 Mar 1943. Activat- Jul 1945. 64th Troop Carrier Group, 14
ed on I Apr 1943. Redesignated 35th Ju1 ig5z-zi Jul 1954. Pacific Air Forces,
Reconnaissance Squadron ( Bombard- 20 Dec 1962; 315th Air Division, 8 Jan
ment) on 20 Apr 1943. Disbanded on 1 1963-.
SeP 1943. STATIONS. Olmsted Field, Pa, 14 Feb
ASSIGNMENTS.424th Observation (lat- 1942; Westover Field, Mass, 8 Jun-31
er Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Apr 1943; Ju1 1942; Ramsbury, England, 18 Aug-
I11 Bomber Command, 15 Aug-1 Sep Nov 1942 (operated from Casablanca,
1943. French Morocco, 14 Nov-Dec 1942);
STATIONS. DeRidder AAB, La, 1 Blida, Algeria, c. 12 Dec 1942 (operated
Apr-1 Sep 1943. from Telergma, Algeria, 4 Jan-21 Mar
AIRCRAFT.Unknown, if any. 1943); Kairouan, Tunisia, 2; Jun 1943;
OPERATIONS.Apparently was not fully El Djem, Tunisia, 26 Jul 1943; Comiso,
manned. Sicily, 7 Sep 1943 (operated from bases
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. in India, Apr-Jun 1944); Ciampino, Ita-
CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECORATIONS. None. ly, 8 Jul 1944 (operated from Istres,
France, 6 Sep-ii Oct 1944); Rosignano
EMBLEM. None. Airfield, Italy, g Jan-23 May 1945; Wal-
ler Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31 Jul 1945.
35th TROOP CARRIER Donaldson AFB, SC, 14 Jul 1952-21 Jul
1954. Naha, Okinawa, 8 Jan 1963-.
AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1942-1945. C-82,
1952-1953; c-119, 1953-1954- c-130,
1963-.
OPERATIONS. World War 11: Included
airborne assaults on Sicily and Southern
France; support for partisans in north-
ern Italy, Jan-May 1945; aerial trans-
portation in MTO, and briefly in CBI.
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS. Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-
Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France;
North Apennines; Po Valley; India-
LINEAGE. Constituted 35th Transport Burma.
Squadron on 2 Feb 1942. Activated on DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
14 Feb 1942. Redesignated 35th Troop tation: CBI Theater, 7 Apr-15 Jun 1944.
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti- EMBLEM.On a disc light sky blue,
vated on 31 Jul 1945. Redesignated 35th border green, over the disc a lightning
Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 3 bolt red, point downward between two
Jul 1952. Activated on 14 Jul 1952. Inac- stylized clouds white in base; the bolt
tivated on 21 Jul 1954. Activated on 20 surmounted by a caricatured US mule,
Dec 1962. Organized on 8 Jan 1963. dark gray, riding a paradrop platform
SQUADRONS 171
and pulling fDrward a drag chute, AIRCRAFT. B-18, ig+ig42; B-17,
shades of white1 the mule, platform, and 1942-1943; LB-30, 1942; B-24,
drag chute outlined dark gray. (Ap- 1942-1945.
proved 15 Juli$j.+) OPERATIONS. Reconnaissance and pho-
to-mapping of Bering Sea. and Alaska,
36th BOMBARDMENT 1940-1941. Combat in Northern Pacific,
Dec iwi-Aug 1943. CARPETBAGGER
LINEAGE. Coestituted 36th Bombard- missions in ETO, Dec 1943-Aug 1944;
ment Squadroo (Heavy) on 22 Dec electronic-countermeasure operations,
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Inacti- Aug 1944-Apr 1945.
vated on 15 Dea 1945. SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
ASSIGNMENTS, 28th Composite Group, CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan;
1 Feb 1940; Fburth Air Force, 19 Oct Aleutian Islands; Air Combat, Asiatic-
1943; Eighth Air Force, 2 Nov 1943; 1st Pacific Theater; Air Offensive, Europe,
Bombardment Division, 21 Nov 1943 Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland;
(attached to &d Bombardment Group, Central Europe.
4 Dec 1943); VIII Air Force Composite DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Command, 27 ~ F e b1944 (attached to tation: Germany, 11 Jan 1944. French
328th Service Group, 27 Feb 1944, and Croix de Guerre with Palm.
to 8oist Bombdrdment Group [Prov], 27 EMBLEM. None,
Mar-io Aug 1 9 4 ) ; VIII Fighter Com-
mand, 1 Oct 1944; 1st Air Division, 1 36th FIGHTER
Jan 1945 (attached to 482d Bombard-
ment Group, 2~ Feb-c. 15 May 1945);
3d Air Divisiop, i z Aug 1945; 1st Air
Division, I Seg 1945; United States Air
Forces in Eurolpe, Oct-15 Dec 1945.
STATIONS. Mpch Field, Calif, 1 Feb
194; Lowry Field, Colo, g Aug 1940-23
Mar 1941; Elmendorf Field, Alaska, 31
Mar 1941; Fort Greeley, Alaska, c. g
Feb 1942-28 y a y 1943 (operated from
various places, including Umnak, KO- LINEAGE.Organized as 36th Aero
diak, Adak, aqd Amchitka, during pe- Squadron on i z Jun 1917. Demobilized
riod from 4 Jan 1942 to 1 May 1943); on 7 Apr 1919. Reconstituted, and redes-
Amchitka, 4 way-13 Sep 1943 (operat- ignated 36th Pursuit Squadron, on 24
ed from Adak, 1 Jun-4 Aug 1943); Mar 1923. Activated on z Oct 1930. Re-
McChord Field, Wash, 30 Sep-Oct designated: 36th Pursuit Squadron
1943; Alconbdry, England, c. 6 Nov (Fighter) on 6 Dec 1939; 36th Pursuit
1943; Watton, England, c. 7 Feb 1944 Squadron (Interceptor) on 12 Mar 1941;
(operated from Alconbury ); Harring- 36th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942;
ton, England, $8 Mar 1944; Chedding- 36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on m
ton, England, 54 Aug 1944; Alconbury, Jan 1950; 36th Tactical Fighter Squad-
England, 28 Feb 1945; Grove, England, ron on 1Jul1958.
15 Oct c. g Dec 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 12 Jun-Sep 1917;
14-15 Dec 1%. Third Aviation Instruction Center, Sep
172 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

1917; French Aerial Gunnery School, Itazuke, Japan, 10 Dec 1950; Kimpo,
Feb 1918; American Aerial Gunnery Korea, 25 Jun 1951; Suwon, Korea, c. 26
School, Nov igi&Feb 19x9; unkn, Aug 1951; Itazuke, Japan, ig Oct 19%-.
Feb-7 Apr 1919. 2d Bombardment AIRCRAFT.In addition to P-6 included
Wing (attached to 1st Pursuit Group), 0-2 and apparently P-1 during period
2 Oct 1930; 8th Pursuit Group (at- ig3o-ig32; in addition to P-12,
tached to 1st Pursuit Group), 1 Apr 1932-1936, included P-6, P-16, and
1931; 18th Pursuit Group (attached to 0-27, during period 1932-1935; P-6,
1st Pursuit Group), 30 Jun 1931; 8th 1936-1937; PB-2, 1937-1939; in addi-
Pursuit (later Fighter; later Fighter- tion to P-36 and YP-37 included A-17
Bomber) Group, 15 Jun i g p ; 8th Fight- during period 1939-1940; P-40,
er-Bomber (later Tactical Fighter) 1940-19411 p-39, 1941-1943; p-400,
Wing, 1Oct ig57-. 1942-1943; p-47, 1943-1944; p-387
STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 12 Jun-11 1944-1946; p-51, 1946-1950, 1950;
Aug 1917; Etampes, France, i g Sep F-80, 1949-19507 1950-1953; 3-46
1917; Issoudun, France, 24 Sep 1917; 1953-1956; F-100, 1956-1962; F-105,
Cazaux, France, 21 Feb 1918; St Jean- 1*-.
de-Monts, France, 5 Nov 1918; St OPERATIONS. Constructed facilities and
Nazaire, France, 16 Feb-14 Mar 1919; assembled and maintained aircraft,
Garden City, NY, 25 M a r y Apr 1919. igi7-igig. Combat in Southwest and
Selfridge Field, Mich, 2 Oct 1930; Lang- Western Pacific, 30 Apr 1942-16 Aug
ley Field, Va, 13 Jun 1932; Mitchel 1945. Combat in Korea, 27 Jun 1950-27
Field, NY, 15 Nov 1940-26 Jan 1942; Jul 1953.
Brisbane, Australia, 6 Mar 1942; Lo- SERVICESTREAMERS. Theater of Oper-
wood, Australia, 13 Mar 1943; Towns- ations.
ville, Australia, 4 Apr 1942; Port CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: East In-
Moresby, New Guinea, 26 Apr 1942; dies; Air offensive, Japan; China Defen-
Townsville, Australia, 30 Jun 1942; sive; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck
Milne Bay, New Guinea, 18 Sep 1942; Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte;
Mareeba, Australia, 22 Feb 1943; Port Luzon with Arrowhead; Southern Phil-
Moresby, New Guinea, 22 May 1943; ippines; China Offensive. Korean War:
Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Dec 1943; UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF In-
Finschhafen, New Guinea, g Jan 1944; tervention; First UN Counteroffensive;
Nadzab, New Guinea, 14 Mar 1944; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall
Owi, Schouten Islands, 17 Jun 1944; Mo-
rotai, i g Sep 1 9 4 ; Dulag, Leyte, 5 Nov Offensive;Second Korean Winter; Korea
1944 (operated from Morotai, 5-30 Nov Summer-Fall, 199; Third Korean Win-
1944); San Jose, Mindoro, 20 Dec 1944; ter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953.
Ie Shima, 6 Aug 1945; Fukuoka, Japan, DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit
24 Nov 1945; Ashiya, Japan, 22 May Citations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan
1946; Itazuke, Japan, 6 Sep 1946; Ashi- 194.3; New Britain, 26 Dec 1943; Philip-
ya, Japan, 14 Apr 1947; Itazuke, Japan, pine Islands, 26 Dec 1944; Korea, 16
25 Mar 1 ~ 9 Tsuiki,
; Japan, 11 Aug S e p 2 Nov 1950. Philippine Presidential
1950; Suwon, Korea, 5 Oct 1950; Kimpo, Unit Citation. Republic of Korea Presi-
Korea, 29 Oct 1950; Pyongyang, Korea, dential Unit Citations: 27 Jun 1950-31
25 Nov 1950; Seoul, Korea, 3 Dec 1950; Jan 1951; 1Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953,
SQUADRONS 173

EMBLEM.Oh an irregular cloudlike STATIONS. Godman Field, Ky, 17 Jul


background of golden orange bordered
I 1942; Camp Campbell AAFld, Ky, 25
in blue a “flying fiend proper with a Jun 1943; Muskogee AAFld, Okla, 10
gutte de sang! dropping from tongue, Apr-31 Oct 1944; Hollandia, New Guin-
blue helmet qnd white goggles with ea, 15 Dec 1944; Biak, 26 Dec 1944;
black rims. ( Aflproved 13Jun 1931.) Clark Field, Luzon, c. 28 Apr-26 Jul
1945 (air echelon at Clark Field, Luzon,
36th PhHOTOGRAPHIC to Sep 1945); Okinawa, 4 Aug 1945;
RECONNAISSANCE Chofu, Japan, Oct 1945; Ft William
McKinley, Luzon, Dec 1945-20 Feb
1946.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to P-39,
1942-1943, P-40, 1943-1944, and B-25,
1943-1944, included A+o, A/RA-zg,
B-34, DB-7, F-10, L-l,,L-2, L-4, L-5,
0-47, 0-52, P-43, and P-51 during pe-
riod 1942-1944; P-38/F-5, 1944, 1945.
OPERATIONS. Combat in Southwest
and Western Pacific, 25 Mar-15 Jul
LINEAGE.Constituted 28th Observa- 1945. Not operationally manned or
tion Squadron1on 1 Ju1 1942. Activated equipped, Sep ig45-Feb 1946.
on 17 JuI 1941. Redesignated: 28th Re- SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
connaissance ,Squadron (Fighter) on ter.
2 Apr 1943; e8th Tactical Reconnais- CAMPAIGNS. New Guinea; Western
sance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; 36th Pacific; Luzon; Southern Philippines;
Photographic Mapping Squadron on g China Offensive.
Oct 1943; 36th Photographic Reconnais- DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential
sance Squadr n on 29 Mar 1944. Inac- Unit Citation.
8
tivated on 20 eb 1946.
ASSIGNMENTS.73d Observation (later
EMBLEM.A medium blue sphere
shaded and high-lighted, ringed light
Reconnaissanqe; Tactical Reconnais- green, supporting two caricatured fig-
sance) Group, 17 Jul 1942; 76th Tactical ures in fiight suits proper, wearing or-
Reconnaissanqe Group, g Oct 1943 (at- ange aviator’s helmets and white
tached to 736 Tactical Reconnaissance goggles; first caricatured figure leaning
Group to 3 vov 1943); 74th Tactical over edge of ring and holding black aer-
Reconnaissanqe Group, 21 Oct 1943; I ial camera, second caricatured figure
(later 111) Tryctical Air Division, 29 Mar
standing on ring, leaning on sphere, and
1944; Far Eqst Air Forces, Nov 1944; taking measurements on surface of
Thirteenth Aif Force, 2 Dec 1944; Fifth sphere with dividers held in right hand.
Air Force, 7 Dec 1944; 6th Photographic (Approved 7 Mar 1 9 4 . )
(later Reconqaissance ) Group, 23 Dec
1944; Seventb Air Force, 20 Oct 1945; V 36th RECONNAISSANCE
Fighter Cornwand, 29 Nov 1945; Far
East Air Forqes (later Pacific Air Com- LINEAGE.Constituted 36th Observa-
mand, US Army), 3 Dec 1945-20 Feb tion Squadron on 30 Mar 1943. Activat-
1946. ed on 1 Apr 1943. Redesignated 36th
174 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Reconnaissance Squadron ( Bombard- Del Valle, Tex, 29 Sep-12 Nov 1942;


ment) on 20 Apr 1943. Disbanded on 15 Egypt, 23 Nov 1942; Nouvion, Algeria,
Aug 1943. 10 May 1943; Guercif, French Morocco,
ASSIGNMENTS. 424th Observation (lat- 28 May 1943; Enfidaville, Tunisia, 24
er Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Apr-is Jun 1943; Mazara, Sicily, 3 Sep 1943;
Aug 1943. Castelvetrano, Sicily, 25 Oct 1943-15
STATIONS.DeRidder AAB, La, 1 Feb 1 9 4 ; Cottesmore, England, 24 Feb
Apr-is Aug 1943. 1 ~ 4 - M a y 1945; Pope Field, NC, May
AIRCRAFT.Unknown, if any. 1945; Greenville AAB, SC, 14 Oct 1947;
OPERATIONS. Apparently was not fully Smyrna AFB, Tenn, 4 Nov 1 9 ~ 1 Nov 5
manned. 19%; Ashiya, Japan, 15 Nov 1954-18
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Jun 1957.
CAMPAIGNS. None. AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1942-1946; C-82,
DECORATIONS. None. 19461950; c-119, 1950-1957.
EMBLEM. None. OPERATIONS. Included airborne as-
saults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland,
36th TROOP CARRIER and Germany, and aerial transportation
in MTO and ETO during World War 11.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS.Egypt-Libya; Tunisia;
Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Nor-
mandy; Northern France; Rhineland;
Central Europe.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, 25
Nov 1942-25 Aug 1943; Sicily, 11 Jul
1943; France, P3-71 Jun 1944,
EMBLEM. On a shield red, a diagonal
band from upper right to lower left yel-
low, piped white, thereover a verticd
LINEAGE. Constituted 36th Transport band black, piped white, surmounted in
Squadron on 2 Feb 1942. Activated on the base by a demi-sphere; over all in
14 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 36th Troop the upper part of the shield and eagle
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 36th flying white shaded, above a parachute
Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on of the same color placed on the black
23 Jun 1948; 36th Troop Carrier Squad- band, (Approved 18 Julig52. )
ron (Heavy) on 8 Oct 1949; 36th Troop
Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 28 Jan 37th BOMBARDMENT
1950. Inactivated on 18 Jun 1957.
ASSIGNMENTS.316th Transport (later LINEAGE.Organized as 37th Aero
Troop Carrier) Group, 14 Feb 1942-18 Squadron on 13 Jun 1917. Demobilized
Jun 1957. on 15 Apr 1919. Reconstituted, and re-
STATIONS. Patterson Field, Ohio, 14 designated 37th Pursuit Squadron, on 24
Feb 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 Jun Mar 1923. Activated on 1 Sep 1933. Re-
1942; Lawson Field, Ga, g Aug 1942; designated 37th Attack Squadron on 1
SQUADRONS 1
175
Pendleton, Ore, 29 Jun 1941; Lexington
County Aprt, SC, 16 Feb 194.2; Barks-
dale Field, La, 24 Jun-18 Nov 1942;
Telergma, Algeria, 21 Dec 1942; Sedra-
ta, Algeria, c. 13 May 1943; Djedeida,
Tunisia, c. 25 Jun 1943; Villacidro, Sar-
dinia, c. 5 Dec 1943; Poretta, Corsica, 21
Sep 1944; Dijon, France, 20 Nov 194.4;
Linz, Austria, c. 16 Jun 1945; Horsching,
Austria, 6 Ju1 194.5; Clastres, France, c. 3
Oct-c. 17 Nov 1945; Camp Myles Stan-
Mar 1935. Inactivated on 31 Jan 1938. dish, Mass, 25-26 Nov 1945. Langley
Redesignated 37th Bombardment Field, Va, i g May 1947-10 Sep 1948.
Squadron (Mfdium) on 6 Dec 1939. Pusan, Korea, 10 May 1952; Miho, Ja-
Activated on ilFeb 1940. Inactivated on pan, c. g Oct ig54-c. i g Mar 1955;
26 Nov 1945. IRedesignated 37th Bom- Eglin A F Aux Field No 9, Flay 1 Apr

1
bardment Squ dron (Light) on 29 Apr
1947. Activate on i g May 1947. Inacti-
vated on 10 Sep 1948. Redesignated
37th Bombardment Squadron (Light,
1955; RAF Alconbury, England, 11 May
1958; Eglin A F Aux Field No 9, Fla, 12
May-25 Jun 1958.
AIRCRAFT. Evidently included Avro
Night Intrudeh) on 8 May 1952. Acti- 5 0 4 4 , Sopwith F-1 Camel, and DH-4,
vated on 10 May 1952. Redesignated in addition to Nieuport 27, 1918. P-6,
37th Bombardment Squadron (Tacti- 1933-1935; A437 1935-1936; A-17,
cal) on 1 Oct 1955. Inactivated on 25 19361938. B-18, ig40-ig41; B-25,
Jun 1958. 1941-1942; B-26, ig42-ig45. B-26,
ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 13 Jun-Sep 1917; 1952-1956; B-66,1956-1958.
Third Aviatiod Instruction Center, Sep OPERATIONS. Construction, 1917-1918;
igi7-Jan 1919; unkn, Jan-15 Apr 1919. flying training unit, 1918. Antisubmarine
18th Pursuit Group (attached to 8th patrols, Dec ig4i-c. Mar 1942. Combat
Pursuit Groud), 1 Sep 1933; 2d Wing in MTO and ETO, 31 Dec 1942-1 May
(attached to 81th Pursuit Group), 1 Mar 1945; German disarmament, Jun-Sep
1935-31 Jan 1938. 28th Composite 1945. Not operational, 1947-1948. Com-
Group, 1 Feb 1940; 17th Bombardment bat in Korea, c. 10 May ig52-Jul 1953.
Group, 23 Apr 1941-26 Nov 1945. 17th SERVICESTREAMERS. Theater of Oper-
Bombardment Group, ig May 1947-10 ations.
Sep 1948. 17th Bombardment Group, 10 CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
May 1952-25 Iun 1958. Theater; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia;
STATIONS.Ciamp Kelly, Tex, 13 Jun-11 Anzio; Rome-Arno; Southern France;
Aug 1917; Eltampes, France, 18 Sep North Apennines; Rhineland; Central
1917; Issouduh, France, 23 Sep 1917; Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
Bordeaux, Frince, c. 6 Jan-c. 18 Mar Korean War: Korea Summer-Fall 1952;
1919; MitcheU Field, NY, c. 5-15 Apr Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
1919. Langley Field, Va, 1 Sep 1933-31 Fall 1953.
Jan 1938. Barksdale Field, La, 1 Feb DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit
1940; Lowry Fie!d, Colo, 10 Jul 1940; Citations: Italy, 13 Jan 1944; Schwein-
176 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
furt, Germany, 10 Apr 1945; Korea, 1 STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 15
Dec 193-30 Apr 1953. French Croix de Jan 1941; Portland, Ore, 21 May 1941
Guerre with Palm: Apr, May, and Jun (operated from Paine Field, Wash, 7-24
1944. Republic of Korea Presidential Dee 1941); Olympia, Wash, 24 Dec
Unit Citation: 24 May 1952-31 Mar 1941; McChord Field, Wash, 8-18 Jan
1953. 194.3; La Senia, Algeria, 27 Feb 1943;
EMBLEM.On a shield red, edged Mediouna, French Morocco, c. 17 Mar
black, a growling royal Bengal tiger in 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 5 May 1943; El
his natural colors, black, white, light Bathan, Tunisia, 4 Jul 1943; Ste-Marie-
tan: eyeballs light green, tongue red. du-Zit, Tunisia, 26 Jul 1943; Triolo Air-
(Approved 27 Dec 1956.) field, Italy, 12 Dec 1943 (operated from
Corsica, 10-21 Aug 1944); Lesina, Italy,
37th FIGHTER Sep-g Sep 1945. Dow Field, Maine, 20
Nov 1946-2 Oct 1949. Ethan Allen AFB,
Vt, 1Nov 199-1 May 1960.
AIRCRAFT. P-43, 1941-1942; P-38,
1942-1945. p-47, 194-1949; p-84,
1947-1949. F-51, 199-1953; F-86,
1953-1958; F-102, 1957-1960.
OPERATIONS. Air defense, 7-24 Dec
1941. Combat in ETO and MTO, 6 May
1943-4 May 1945.
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-
Amo; Normandy; Northern France;
LINEAGE.Constituted 37th Pursuit
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov Southern France; North Apennines;
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes- Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley;
ignated 37th Fighter Squadron on 15 Air Combat, EAME Theater.
May 194%. Inactivated on g Sep 1945. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Activated on 20 Nov 1946. Inactivated tation: Austria, 2 Apr 1944.
on 2 Oct 1949. Redesignated 37th Fight- EMBLEM.On a gray delta, edged
er-Interceptor Squadron on 11 Sep 1952. white, within an Air Force blue border,
Activated on 1 Nov 1952. Discontinued an Air Force blue oblique triangle in
on 1 May 1960. base charged with two white stars in
ASSIGNMENTS. 55th Pursuit ( later dexter and three white stars in sinister;
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941; 14th over all an Air Force golden yellow styl-
Fighter Group, 1 Mar 19439 Sep 1945. ized sun surmounted by an American
14th Fighter Group, 20 Nov i g 4 b Oct Indian runner, flesh tones reddish
1949. 4711th Defense Wing, 1 Nov brown, wearing red loin cloth and
1952; 517th Air Defense Group, 16 Feb winged moccasins trimmed white; on
1953; 14th Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955; his head a red feathered headband; in
Department of the Air Force, 1 May his arms a white missile, outlines and
1960-. details blue. ( Approved 9 Sep 1958. )
SQUADRONS 177

37th PHOTOGRAPHIC STATIONS.Hillsgrove, RI, 13 Oct 1939;


RECONNAISSANCE Ft Devens, Mass, 31 Jul 1941; Reading
AAFld, Pa, 8 Jun 1943; Camp Campbell
AAFld, Ky, 27 Jun 1943; Esler Field,
La, 20 Nov 1943; Muskogee AAFld,
Okla, 12 Apr-3 Oct 1943; Naples, Italy,
18 Nov 1944; San Severo, Italy, 12 Dec
1944; Ban, Italy, 8 Aug 1945; Naples,
Italy, 17 Sep-18 Oct 1945; Camp Patrick
Henry, Va, 6 Nov 1945.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to 0-38, c.
1939-19417 0-47, 1939-c. 1942, and
0-52, 1941-c. 1943, included 0-46,
0-49, 0-58, and 0-59 during period
1941-1943; included A-20, B-25, DB-7,
and P-39 during period 1943-1944;
LINEAGE.Designated 152d Observa- p-38P-57 1944-1945.
tion Squadron, and allotted to NG, on OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
21 Aug 1939. Activated on 13 Oct 1939. 21 Dec ig4i-c. Aug 1942; combat in
Ordered to active service on 25 Nov ETO and MTO, 3 Feb-4 May 1945.
1940. Redesignated: 152d Observation SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
152d Observation Squadron on 4 Jul Theater; North Apennines; Rhineland;
1942; 152d Reconnaissance Squadron Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat,
(Bombardment) on 2 Apr 1943; 152d EAME Theater.
Reconnaissance Squadron ( Fighter) on DECORATIONS. None.
15 Jun 1943; r52d Tactical Reconnais- EMBLEM. On a blue disc edged white,
sance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; 37th a caricatured animal having the head,
Photographic Mapping Squadron on g shoulders, and forepaws of a black cat,
Oct 1943; 37th Photographic Recon- the hind quarters of a jaguar orange
naissance Squadron on 29 Mar 1944. In-
activated on 6 Nov 1945. Redesignated with black markings, riding astride a
152d Fighter $quadron, and allotted to jet-powered white rocket speeding to
ANG, on 24 Mhy 1946. dexter chief, exhaust orange and red;
ASSIGNMENTS.Rhode Island NG, 13 the animal's head, incased in a pilot's
Oct 1939; First Corps Area, 25 Nov helmet, black with white highlights and
1940; VI Army Corps, 30 Dec 1940; 26th chin strap dangling, turned to look back
Observation ( later Reconnaissance) over his left shoulder, his whiskers, eye-
Group, 1 Sep 1941; 73d Reconnaissance balls, paws, tip of tail and highlights
( later Tactical Reconnaissance ) Group, white; his left forepaw swinging a white
27 Jun 1943; 6gth Tactical Reconnais- bucket trimmed red, holding orange
sance Group, 9 Oct 1943; I1 Tactical Air paint, his right forepaw held behind
Division, 29 Mar 1944; I (later 111) him, applying orange paint to his back
Tactical Air Division, 12 Apr 1944; 5th with a red-handled brush; outlines and
Photographic ( later Reconnaissance ) details black throughout. (Approved 26
Group, 15 Nov 1944-28 Oct 1945. Oct 1959.)
178 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

37th RECONNAISSANCE ASSIGNMENTS.316th Transport (later


Troop Carrier) Group, 14 Feb 1942-8
LINEAGE.Constituted 37th Observa-
tion Squadron on 30 Mar 1943. May 1 9 9 (attached to 314th Troop
Activated on 1 Apr 1943. Redesignated Carrier Group, 21 Aug 1950-8 May
37th Reconnaissance Squadron ( Bom- 19%). 316th Troop Carrier Group, 8
bardment) on 20 Apr 1943. Disbanded May 1952-18 Jun 1957.
on 15 Aug 1943. STATIONS.Patterson Field, Ohio, 14
ASSIGNMENTS. 424th Observation (lat- Feb 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 Jun
er Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Apr-15 1942; Lawson Field, Ga, g Aug 1942;
Aug 1943. Del Valle, Tex, 29 Sep1.2 Nov 1942;
STATIONS.DeRidder AAB, La, 1 Egypt, 23 Nov 1942; El Aouina, Tunisia,
Apr-15 Aug 1943. Oct 1943; Borizzo, Sicily, 29 Nov
AIRCRAFT.Unknown, if any. 1943-15 Feb 1944; Cottesmore, Eng-
OPERATIONS.Apparently was not fully
manned. land, 24 Feb ig44-May 1945; Pope
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Field, NC, May 1945; Greenville AAB,
CAMPAIGNS. None. SC, 30 Jul 1946; Smyrna AFB, Tenn, 4
DECORATIONS. None. Nov i g e 4 Sep 1950; Ashiya, Japan, 16
EMBLEM. None. Sep 1950; Komaki, Japan (operated
from Ashiya, Japan), 29 Nov 1950; Ashi-
37th TROOP CARRIER ya, Japan, 11 Feb-8 May 1952. Sewart
AFB, Tenn, 8 May 199-15 Nov 1954;
Ashiya, Japan, 15 Nov 1954-18 Jun
1957.
AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1942-1947; C-46,
1946-1947; c-82, 1947-1950; c-119,
1950-1952. c-119,1952-1957.
OPERATIONS. World War 11: Included
airborne assaults on Normandy, Holland,
and Germany; aerial transportation in
MTO and ETO. Korean War: Included
airborne assaults at Sukchon/Sunchon
and Munsan-ni; aerial transportation be-
LINEAGE. Constituted 37th Transport tween Japan and Korea.
Squadron on 2 Feb 1942. Activated on SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
14 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 37th Troop ter.
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 194%;37th CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Egypt-
Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on Libya; Tunisia; Naples-Foggia; Rome-
23 Jun 1948; 37th Troop Carrier Squad- Arno; Normandy; Northern France;
ron (Heavy) on 8 Oct 1949; 37th Troop Rhineland; Central Europe. Korean
Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 28 Jan War: UN Offensive; CCF Intervention;
1950. Inactivated on 8 May 1952. Acti- First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring
vated on 8 May 1952. Inactivated on 18 Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive;
Jun 1957. Second Korean Winter.
SQUADRONS I 179

DECORATIONS.~ Distinguished Unit Ci- lein, 13 Mar 194; Saipan, 4 Aug 1944;
tations: Middle1 East, 25 Nov 1942-25 Wheeler Field, TH, 17 Mar 1945; Kahu-
Aug 1943; FrBnce, l6-71 Jun 1944; ku, TH, 21 Sep 1945-20 Mar 1946.
Korea, 28 Novtio Dec 1950. Republic AIRCRAFT.YB-17, 1941; B-18, 1941-
of Korea Presi4ential Unit Citation: 1 1942; LB-30, 1942; A-29, 1942; B-25,
JuI 1951-[8 Map 19521. 1942; B-24,1942-1946.
EMBLEM. Onla blue disc, piped light OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine alert at
blue, an irregqlar cloud, white, sha- Savannah, 8-14 Dec 1941; antisubma-

f
dowed blue, t ereon a “blue tail fly,” rine patrols, Jan 1942-c. Jul 1943. Re-
wings green, ody yellow lined and placement training, Jun ig4z-c. JuI
shadowed blac , tail blue, antenna and 1943. Combat in Central and Western
feet black, eybballs light blue, with Pacific, 16 Nov 1943-19 Feb 1945.
green pupils qhd high lighted white, SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
d“
flying with spe d lines of red, and rest-
ing on the bo y of a stylistic aircraft.
(Approved 6 Ji-11 1951.)
Theater; Central Pacific; Air Offensive,
Japan; Eastern Mandates; Western Pa-
cific.
DECORATIONS. None.
38th BDMBARDMENT EMBLEM. On a black disc, border yel-
low, a gray, three-quarter, lower-front
silhouette of a B-24 aircraft, in flight to-
ward dexter, over a knight in armor on
back of charger, all light *turquoiseblue,
holding a red lance and a shield, divid-
ed per bend red and green, behind two,
gray wings displayed and conjoined in
base. ( Approved 28 Apr 1945.)

38th FIGHTER
,
LINEAGE. Constituted 38th Bombard-
ment Squadro (Heavy) on 20 Nov
b;
1940. Activate on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti-
vated on 20 Mak 1946.
ASSIGNMENT?. 30th Bombardment

STATIONS. ta
Group, 15 Jan 941-20 Mar 1946.
M rch Field, Calif, 15 Jan
1941; New Orlkans, La, 3 Jun 1941 (de-
tachment oper ted from Savannah, Ga,

;“
8-14 Dec 194 ); Muroc, Calif, 24 Dec
1941; March F eld, Calif, g Feb 1942-28 LINEAGE,Constituted 38th Pursuit
TH, 20 Oct 1943; Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
(operated from 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
1 9 4 ) ; Kwaja- ignated 38th Fighter Squadron on 15
180 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
May 1942. Inactivated on 20 Aug 1946. Borneo, Philippines and Formosa, Apr
Redesignated 38th Reconnaissance 1947-Mar 1949.
Squadron (Very Long Range, Map- SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
ping) on 3 Feb 1947. Activated on 15 ter.
Mar 1947, Redesignated 38th Strategic CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Europe;
Reconnaissance Squadron ( Photograph- Normandy; Northern France; Rhine-
ic-Mapping) on 1 Jul 1949. Inactivated land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe;
on 14 Oct 1949. Redesignated 38th Stra- Air Combat, EAME Theater.
tegic Reconnaissance Squadron ( Medi- DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
um, Photographic) on 27 Oct 1950. tations: ETO, 3-13 Sep 1944; Germany,
Activated on 1 Nov 1950. Redesignated ig Feb 1945. Air Force Outstanding
38th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron Unit Award: Jul ig56-Nov 1957.
(Medium) on 16 Jun 1952. EMBLEM. On a white shield bordered
ASSIGNMENTS. 55th Pursuit (later red, an A F golden yellow lightning bolt
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-20 Aug in bend sinister, surmounted by a drag-
1946. 5th Reconnaissance Group, 15 on’s head issuing from sinister base AF
Mar 1947; 311th Air Division, 26 May blue, tongue, mouth, fire from mouth,
1949; 55th Strategic Reconnaissance nostrils, nose markings and pupils of
Group, 1 Jun-14 Oct 1949. 55th Strate- eyes of the second, talons, and iris of
gic Reconnaissance Group, 1 Nov 1950 eyes A F yellow, eyeball and teeth
(attached to the gist Strategic Recon- white; heavy eyebrows, and facial out-
naissance Wing, 1 Nov 1950-6 Jan lines black, wearing earphones white,
1951); 55th Strategic Reconnaissance with black detail and head strap; carry-
Wing, 16 Jun 19s-. ing in his talons an electronic symbol of
STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 15 three black entwined orbits with three
Jan 1941; Portland, Ore, 22 May 194.1; nuclei red, entwined around an elec-
McChord Field, Wash, 14 Dec 194.1; tronic testing box white, instruments
Paine Field, Wash, g Sep 1942-23 Aug outlined black. Motto: On an A F blue
1943; Nuthampstead, England, 14 Sep scroll, DUCIMUS CETERI SEQUUN-
1943; Wormingford, England, 16 Apr TUR, We Lead, Others Follow, in-
1944; Kaufbeuren, Germany, c. 21 Jul scribed in white. (Approved 24 May
1945; Giebelstadt, Germany, 29 Apr-zo 1957,)
Aug 1946. Clark Field, Luzon, 15 Mar
1947-6 May 1949; Fairfield-Suisun 38th PHOTOGRAPHIC
AFB, Calif, 26 May 1949; Topeka AFB, RECONNAISSANCE
Kan, 1Jun-14 Oct 1949. Barksdale AFB,
La, 1 Nov 1950; Ramey AFB, PR, 6 Jan
1951; Forbes AFB, Kan, g Oct 19s-.
AIRCRAFT.( P-43, 1941; P-38, 1942-
1944; P-5i71g44-1946; P-80, 1946. F-2,
1947-1 949; FB-17, 1947-1 949; B-29,
1949. RB-29, 1950-1951; RB-50, 1951-
1954; RB /EB-47, 19547
OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO, 15 Oct
1943-21 Apr 1945. Photo-mapping of
SQUADRONS

I
LINEAGE. onstituted 38th Photo-
graphic Rec naissance Squadron on
29 Mar 1944. ctivated on 1 May 1944.
Inactivated o 15 Jan 1946. Redesig-
nated 38th Tactical Recomaissance
Squadron (P otographic) on 25 Jun
1952. Activatep on 10Julig52.

1
ASSIGNMENs. I11 Tactical Air Divi-
sion, 1 May 1 44; Thirteenth Air Force,
2 Dec 1 9 4 attached to 4th Photo-
181

borders; on and over the band, between


three stars and seven smaller stars all
white, a stylized wing silver gray with
black outlines; in the upper part of the
disc a black and white camera with blue
lense in the lower part of eye, white
eyeball, blue retina, silver gray eyelid
and black pupil, emitting a white beam
to the edge of the disc. (Approved g
Dec 1953.)

i
graphic Grou from 12 Dec 1 9 4 ) ; 4th
Photographic (later Reconnaissance) 38th RECONNAISSANCE
Group, 1 F b 1945; Thirteenth Air
Force, 5 De 1945-15 Jan 1946. loth LINEAGE. Constituted 38th Observa-
Tactical Rec nnaissance Group, 10 Jul tion Squadron on 30 Mar 1943.
19%; 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Activated on 1 Apr 1943. Redesignated
Wing, 8 Ded 1957 (attached to 66th 38th Reconnaissance Squadron ( Bom-
Tactical Reconnaissance Wing from 8 bardment) on 20 Apr 1943. Disbanded

i
Jan 1958); 66 h Tactical Reconnaissance on 1 Sep 1943.
Wing, 8 Mar 95%. ASSIGNMENTS.424th Observation (lat-
STATIONS. ill Rogers Field, Okla, 1 er Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Apr 1943;
May 1944; M skogee AAFld, Okla, c. 15 I11 Bomber Command, 15 Aug-1 Sep
May- Nov 1 44; Hollandia, New Guin-
1943.
ea, 14 Dec icj44; Morotai, 28 Dec 1944; STATIONS. DeRidder AAB, La, 1
Clark Field, Luzon, c. 5 Oct 1945-15 Apr-1 Sep 1943.
Jan 1946. Nebbiberg AB, Germany, 10 AIRCRAFT.Unknown, if any.
Jul 1 9 9 ; Spafigdahlem AB, Germany, 4
OPERATIONS. Apparently was not fully
May 19%; Phalsbourg AB, France, 31
Ju1 1957; ToJl/Rosieres AB, France, 17 manned.
Oct 1960; Rdmstein AB, Germany, 26 SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
Jul1962-. CAMPAIGNS. None.
AIRCRAFT. IB-25, 1944; P-38/F-5, DECORATIONS. None.
1 9 4 , 1945. dF-80, 199-1956; RF-84, EMBLEM. None.
1955-1958; RF-101,1@-.
OPERATION$.Combat in Southwest 38th TROOP CARRIER
SERVICE
fFi
Pacific, 21 Fe 10Aug 1945.
S EAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNSNew Guinea; Leyte;
Southern Phi 'ppines.
DECORATIO s. Air Force Outstanding
Unit Award: 1 1 Jan-31 Dec 1962. Philip-
pine Presidenlial Unit Citation.
EMBLEM.4 disc divided diagonally
from upper r&ht to lower left white and
black by a Qraduated light blue band
with narrow kvhite edges and wider red
182 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
LINEAGE.Constituted 38th Transport
Squadron on 2 Feb 1942. Activated on
14 Feb 1942. Redesignated 38th Troop
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Dis-
banded on 14 Apr 1944.
ASSIGNMENTS.316th Transport Group,
14 Feb 1942; loth Transport (later
Troop Carrier) Group, ig May 1942-14
Apr 1944.
STATIONS.Patterson Field. Ohio. id
Feb 1942; Stout Field, Ind, 30 Ma);
1942; Sedalia AAFld, Mo, 3 Dec 1942; 1951. Redesignated 39th Bombardment
Bowman Field, Ky, 5 Apr 1943; Laurin- Squadron (Heavy) on 16 Jun 1952.
burg-Maxton AAB, NC, 21 Jun 1943; ASSIGNMENTS. 6th Bombardment
Camp Mackall, NC, 10 Sep 1943; Laur- Group, 1 Apr 1944-18 Oct 1948. 6th
inburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 17 Jan-14 Bombardment Group, 2 Jan 1951; 6th
APr 1944. Bombardment (later Strategic Aero-
AIRCRAFT.C-47, 194~-ig++;(2-53, space) Wing, 16Jun igp-.
1942-1944. STATIONS. Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 1 Apr
OPERATIONS.Operational training 194; Grand Island AAFld, Neb, 26
unit, Jan-Oct 1942; ferried gliders, Oct May-18 Nov 1944; North Field, Tinian,
1W-Apr 1943; experimental glider op- 28 Dec 1944; Clark Field, Luzon, 13
erations, Jun-Aug 1943; replacement Mar 1946; Kadena, Okinawa, 1 Jun
training for glider crews and participa- 1947-18 Oct 1948. Walker AFB, NM, 2
tion in maneuvers, Aug is3-Apr 1944. Jan ig5i-.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- AIRCRAFT. E 1 7 , 1 9 4 ; E 2 9 , 1944-
ter. 1947. B-29, 1951-1952; B-36, 1952-
CAMPAIGNS. None. 1957; B-52,1957-.
OPERATIONS. Combat in Western Pa-
DECORATIONS. None. cific, 27 Jan-14 Aug 1945. No personnel
EMBLEM.On and over a light blue assigned, 25 Apr 1947-18 Oct 1948.
disc, border orange, a “gooseswan” While retaining combat capability,
white, trimmed black, towing three trained B-52 crews for Strategic Air
white ducks by strings; all over a land- Command, 15 Jul igsg-.
scape in base light green, three SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
evergreen trees dark green. (Approved CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan;
13 Jan 1943.) Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
39th BOMBARDMENT tations: Tokyo, Japan, 25 May 1945;
Japanese Empire, g-ig Jul 1945. Air
LINEAGE. Constituted 39th Bombard- Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 May
ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 28 1+31 May 1962.
Mar 1944. Activated on 1 Apr 1 9 4 . In- EMBLEM.On a disc per pale azure
activated on 18 Oct 1948. Redesignated and white, a red pile between an Air
39th Bombardment Squadron (Medi- Force golden yellow lightning bolt issu-
um) on 20 Dec 1950. Activated on 2 Jan ing from dexter and a SAC ribbon, light
SQUADRONS 183
blue spattered with white stars issuing Ballarat, Australia, 8 Mar 1942; Mount
from sinister, bath diminishing and ter- Gambier, Australia, 16 Mar 1942; Wil-
minating at base honor point; over all a liamstown, Australia, 3 Apr 1942; Wood-
black silhouetted bat in flight upward, stock, Australia, 20 Apr 1942; Port
speed lines black, highlights white be- Moresby, New Guinea, 2 Jun 1942;
low a black a d white target issuing Townsville, Australia, 26 Jul 1942; Port
from chief; all within an Air Force gold- Moresby, New Guinea, 18 Oct 1942;
en yellow border. Motto: On a white Nadzab, New Guinea, 15 Dec 1943;
scroll edged and inscribed Air Force Gusap, New Guinea, 27 Jan 1944; Nad-
blue, PER TARTARUM AD METAM, zab, New Guinea, g Jun 1944; Noem-
Through Hell Against the Target. ( Ap- foor, 7 Aug 1944; Owi, Schouten Is-
proved 11 Apr 1961.) lands, 12 Sep 1944; Morotai, 23 Oct
1944; Mangaldan, Luzon, 22 Jan 1945;
3!hh FIGHTER Lingayen, Luzon, c. 10 Apr 1945; Clark
Field, Luzon, 21 Apr 1945; Okinawa, 30
Jun 1945; Irumagawa, Japan, 10 Oct
1945; Yokota, Japan, c. 1 Apr 1950;
Ashiya, Japan, 8 Jul 1950; Pohang, K+
rea, 7 Aug 1950; Tsuiki, Japan, 14 Aug
1950; Pohang, Korea, 3 Oct 1950; Yon-
PO, Korea, i g Nov 1950; Pusan, Korea, 7
Dec 1950; Chinhae, Korea, 12 May
1951; Suwon, Korea, 1 Jun 19%; John-
son AB, Japan, 20 Jul 19% (detach-
ments stationed at Komaki, Japan, 20
W Jul-4 Aug 1954, and at Misawa, Japan,
20 Jul-27 Aug 19%); Yokota, Japan, 31
LINEAGE.Covstituted 39th Pursuit Jul 19%; Komaki, Japan, 25 Aug
Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec 1955-8 Dec 1957.
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig- AIRCRAFT. P-35, and probably P-36,
nated: 39th Fi hter Squadron on 15
f
May 1942; 3 th Fighter-Interceptor
Squadron on 2u Jan 1950. Inactivated
1940-1941; P-39, 1941-1942; P-38,
1942-1943; p-47, 1943-1945; p-51,
1945-19507 1950-1952; F-80, 1950;
on 8 Dec 1957. F-867 1952-19547 1954-1957; F-949
ASSIGNMENTS.31st Pursuit Group, 1 1954.
Feb 1940; 35th Pursuit (later Fighter;
1 OPERATIONS. Patrols off the coast of
Fighter-Interceptor ) Group, 15 Jan 1942 Washington, c. 15 Dec ig4i-c. 15 Jan
(attached to I 18th Fighter-Bomber 1942; combat in Southwest and Western
Wing, 7 May $951-1 Jun 199; 5ist Pacific, 2 Jun 1942-14 Aug 1945. Com-
Fighter-Intercepkor Wing, 1 Jun bat in Korea, g Julig50-27 Julig53.
199-14 Jul 19%); 41st Air Division, 1 SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
Oct-8 Dec 1957. CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Anti-
STATIONS.Selfridge Field, Mich, 1 submarine, American Theater; East
Feb 1940; Baer Field, Ind, 6 Dec 1941; Indies; Air Offensive, Japan; Papua;
Bellingham, Wash, 10 Dec 1941-23 Jan New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago;
1942: Brisbane, Australia, 25 Feb 1942; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Ryu-
184 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

kyus; China Offensive. Korean War: UN Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 11


Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Inter- Aug 1943; ioist Photographic Mapping
vention; First UN Counteroffensive; Squadron on g Oct 1943; 39th Photo-
CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall graphic Reconnaissance Squadron on 29
Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Mar 1944; 39th Tactical Reconnaissance
Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Win- Squadron on 4 Dec 1945. Inactivated on
ter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953. 29 Ju1 1946. Redesignated ioist Fighter
DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit Squadron, and allotted to ANG, on 29
Citations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan Jul 1946.
1943; Bismarck Sea, 2, 3, and 4 Mar ASSIGNMENTS. Third Aviation Instruc-
1943; Korea, [7 Mayl-8 Jul 1951; Korea, tion Center, igi8-igig. Massachusetts
[I Jun 19521-30 Apr 1953. Philippine NG (divisional aviation, 26th Division),
Presidential Unit Citation. Republic of 18 Nov 1921; First Corps Area, 25 Nov
Korea Presidential Unit Citations: 7 Sep 1940; VI Army Corps, 30 Dec 1940; 26th
1950-7 Feb 1951; 1 Jul 1951-31 Mar Observation (later Reconnaissance;
1953. Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Sep
EMBLEM.On a blue disc bordered in 1941; 74th Tactical Reconnaissance
gold a giant cobra poised and ready to Group, g Oct 1943; 76th Tactical Recon-
strike from behind a cumulus cloud naissance Group, 21 Oct 1943; I11
proper. (Approved 16 Apr 1941. ) Tactical Air Division, 29 Mar 1944; I
(later 111) Tactical Air Division, 12 Apr
39th PHOTOGRAPHIC 1944; Ninth Air Force, 6 Jan 1945
RECONNAISSANCE (flight attached to XIX Tactical Air
Command to 28 Feb 1945; flights at-
tached to IX Tactical Air Command and
XXIX Tactical Air Command [Prov] to
10 Mar 1945); loth Photographic
Group, 28 Feb 1945; Ninth Air Force
(attached to 9th Tactical Reconnais-
sance Group [ProvJ ) ,30 Mar 1945; 363d
Tactical Reconnaissance (later Recon-
naissance) Group, 23 May 1945; United
States Strategic Air Forces in Europe, 25
LINEAGE.Organized as ioist Aero Jun 1945; Third Air Force, 3 Aug 1945;
Squadron on 22 Aug 1917. Demobilized Fourth Air Force, 24 Oct 1945 (at-
on 14 Apr 1919. Reconstituted and con- tached to 412th Fighter Group, 5 Nov
solidated (1936) with ioist Squadron 1945-3 Jul 1946); Tactical Air Com-
which, having been allotted to NG, was mand, 21 Mar 1946; Twelfth Air Force,
organized on 18 Nov ipi. Redesignat- 17 May-zg Jul1946.
ed ioist Observation Squadron on 25 STATIONS. Kelly Field, Tex, 22 Aug
Jan 1923. Ordered to active service on 1917; Garden City, NY, 3 Nov-c. 4 Dec
25 Nov 1940. Redesignated: ioist Ob- 1917; St Maixent, France, 1 Jan 1918; Is-
servation Squadron {Light) on 13 Jan soudun, France, 21 Feb 1918; Bordeaux,
1942; ioist Observation Squadron on 4 France, 6 Jan-18 Mar 1919; Mitchel
Jul 1942; ioist Reconnaissance Squad- Field, NY, c. 5-14 Apr 1919. Boston,
ron (Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; ioist Mass, 18 Nov 1921; Otis Field, Mass, 31
SQUADRONS 1

I
Jul 1941; Hya nis, Mass, 31 Jul 1942;
Harrisburg M n Aprt, Pa, 11 Sep 1942;
Reading AAFl , Pa, 1 Jun 1943; Ther-
mal AAFld, C lif, 11 Jan 1944; Musko-
gee AAFld, 0 la, 12 Apr-17 Dec 1944;
Valenciennes, rance, 24 Jan 194.5; St
Amand, Franc$ c. 7 Feb 1945 (flights at
Jarny, France, '10 Feb-7 Mar 1945; Gos-
selies, Belgium1 13 Feb-8 Mar 1945; and
Le Culot, Belgium, 8 Feb-8 Mar 1945);
Jarny, France, 7 Mar 1945; Maastricht,
39th TROOP CARRIER

Holland, 2 Apr 1945; Wiesbaden, Ger-


many, 20 Apr-Jul 1945; Drew Field,
Flay 3 Aug 1945; Santa Maria AAFld,
Calif, 24 Oct 1945; March Field, Calif, 3 LINEAGE. Constituted 39th Transport
Dec 1945-29 Ju11946. Squadron on 2 Feb 194%.Activated on
22 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 39th Troop
AIRCRAFT. Included JN-4, JN-6,
PT-I,BT-1, 0-2, 0-11, XO-12, and Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 39th
0-17 during period igzz-ig33; 0-38, c. Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) on 21
ig32-c. 1937; in addition to 0-46, May 1948. Inactivated on 14 Sep 1949.
Redesignated 39th Troop Carrier
1 9 3 k . 19437 0-47, 1939-c. 1943, and
0-52, 1942-1943, included A-20, L-5, Squadron (Medium) on 3 Ju1 1952. Ac-
0-49, 0-57, and 0-59 during period tivated on 14 Jul 1952.
1941-1943; in addition to P-40, 1943, ASSIGNMENTS.317th Transport (later
and B-25, 1943-1944, included L-5, Troop Carrier) Group, 22 Feb 1942-14
0-52, and P-39 during period 194.3- Sep 1949. 317th Troop Carrier Group,
1944; p-38P-5, 1944-1945; p-51, 1945- 14 Ju1 1952; 465th Troop Carrier Wing,
1946; P-80~1946. 12 Mar 1957; 317th Troop Carrier Wing,
OPERATIONS. Maintained aircraft, 8 Ju1 1957; 322d Air Division, 25 Sep
1918. Emergeocy operations while un- 1958-a
der state contaol included food-drops to STATIONS. Duncan Field, Tex, 22 Feb
marooned inhabitants of Isle au Haute, 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, g Oct 1942;
Maine, during winter of 1935, and flood- Lawson Field, Gay Oct 1942; Maxton,
relief in New England during spring of NC, 2-12 Dec 1942; Garbutt, Australia,
1936. Antisubmarine patrols, Dec 22 Jan 1942; Archerfield, Australia, 22
ig4i-Aug 1942; combat in ETO, 16 Feb 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea,
Mar-g May 1945. 28 Sep 1943; Finschhafen, New Guinea,
SERVICE STREAMERS. Theater of Oper- 23 Apr 1944; Hollandia, New Guinea,
ations. Jul 1944; Leyte, i g Nov 1944; Clark
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American Field, Luzon, 28 Mar 1945;Okinawa, i g
Theater; Rhineland; Central Europe; Aug 194.5; Fukuoka, Japan, 11 Nov
Air Combat, EAME Theater. 194.5; Tachikawa, Japan, 15 Jan 1946;
Decorations. None. Yamoto, Japan, 17 Ju1 1946; Carelus
EMBLEM. A blue disc edged with gold AAFld, Japan, 6 Sep 1946; Tachikawa,
behind a sea gull in flight. (Approved Japan, 16 Oct 1946-21 Sep 1948; Wies-
18 Nov 1924.) baden, Germany, 30 Sep 1948; Celle
186 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

RAF Station, Germany, 23 Dec 1948-14


Sep 1.949. Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 14
Jul 195%; Neubiberg AB, Germany, 23
Mar 1953; Evreux-Fauville AB, France,
24 Jun ig56-.
AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 1942-
1946; C-46, 19461948; C-54, 1946-
1949. C-119, 1952-1958; C-130, 195%.
OPERATIONS. Included paratroop
drops on Noemfoor, Tagaytay ( Luzon ) ,
Corregidor, and Aparri (Luzon), as well
as aerial transportation in South, South- ASSIGNMENTS. 6th Bombardment
west, and Western Pacific, during World Group, 1 Apr 1944-18 Oct 1948. 6th
War 11. Berlin Airlift. Bombardment Group, 2 Jan 1951; 6th
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Bombardment (later Strategic Aero-
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; space) Wing, 16 Jun ig52-.
Papua; New Guinea; Northern Solo- STATIONS.Dalhart AAFld, Tex, I Apr
mons; Bismarck Archipelago; Western 1944; Grand Island AAFld, Neb, 26
Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philip- May-18 Nov 1944; North Field, Tinian,
pines. 28 Dec 1944; Clark Field, Luzon, 13
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Mar 1946; Kadena, Okinawa, 1 Jun
tations: Papua, [Jan 19431; New Guinea, 1947-18 Oct 1948. Walker AFB, NM, 2
30 Jan-1 Feb 1943; Philippine Islands, Jan igsi-.
16-17 Feb 1945. Air Force Outstanding AIRCRAFT. B-17, 1944; B-29, 1944-
Unit Awards: 8 Jul-io Aug 1960; 1 Sep 1947. B-29,1951--1952; B-36,1952-1957;
1962-15 Ayr 1963. Philippine Presiden- B-52,1957-*
OPERATIONS. Combat in Western Pa-
tial Unit Citation. cific, 27 Jan-14 Aug 1945. No personnel
EMBLEM.A disc, upper segment assigned, 25 Apr 1947-18 Oct 1948.
ultramarine blue, lower segment jasmine While retaining combat capability,
separated by a white cloud formation, trained B-52 crews for Strategic Air
on which is placed a winged lemon yel- Command, 10Jun 1960-1 Jan 1962.
low covered wagon jasmine. (Approved SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
27 Oct 1942. ) CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan;
Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific.
40th BOMBARDMENT DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Tokyo, Japan, 25 May 1945;
LINEAGE. Constituted p t h Bombard- Japanese Empire, 9-19 Jul 1945, Air
ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 28 Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 May
Mar 1944. Activated on 1 Apr 1944. In- 1960-31 May 1962.
activated on 18 Oct 1948. Redesignated EMBLEM.On an Air Force blue disc
40th Bombardment Squadron (Medi- edged white within a silver gray border,
um) on 20 Dec 1950. Activated on 2 Jan the SAC ribbon, bendwise, light blue
1951. Redesignated 40th Bombardment spattered with white stars, between two
Squadron (Heavy) on 16 Jun 1 9 9 . white cloud formations, one issuing
SQUADRONS I 187
I

I
from dexter, on issuing from sinister Nadzab, New Guinea, Oct 1943; Gusap,
(left) chief, sha ed silver gray; over all New Guinea, 5 Feb 1944; Nadzab, New
a black mailed fi t, winged white, shad- Guinea, g Jun 1944; Noemfoor, 4 Aug
ed silver gray, h' hlighted white, grasp- 1944; Owi, Schouten Islands, 14 Sep
ing a red lig tning flash palewise, 1944; Morotai, 17 Oct 1944; Mangaldan,
highlighted whiv, piercing in base the Luzon, 21 Jan 1945; Lingayen, Luzon,
black center of alred and white target in 11 Apr 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, 19 Apr
perspective, five1 small black lightning 1945; Okinawa, 30 Jun 1945; Irumaga-
flashes radiating upward from the tar-
~
wa, Japan, 10 Oct 1945; Yokota, Japan,
get's center. (Approved ig Apr 1962.) 13 Mar 1950; Ashiya, Japan, 7 Jul 1950;
Pohang, Korea, 17 Ju1 1950; Tsuiki, Ja-
40th FIGHTER pan, 13 Aug 1950; Pohang, Korea, 7 Oct
1950; Yonpo, Korea, 18 Nov 1950; Pu-
san, Korea, 3 Dec 1950; Misawa, Japan,
25 May 1951; Johnson AB, Japan, 1 Jul
1951 (detachment stationed at Komaki,
Japan, 13 Jul 1953-17 Feb 1955); Yoko-
ta, Japan, 13Aug ig54-.
AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1941-1944; P-47,
1944-1945; p-51, 1945-1950, 1950-1953;
F-80,1950,1953-1954; F-86,1953-1961;
F-10~,1960-.
OPERATIONS. Combat in Southwest
and Western Pacific, 2 Jun ig42-i,4 Aug
LINEAGE.Constituted 40th Pursuit 1945. Combat in Korea, 8 Ju1 1950-25
Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec May 1951.
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig- SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
nated: 40th Fighter Squadron on 15 CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: East In-
May 1942. 40th Fighter-Interceptor dies; Air offensive, Japan; China Defen-
Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. sive; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck Ar-
ASSIGNMENTS.31st Pursuit Group, 1 chipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte;
Feb 1940; 35th Pursuit (later Fighter; Luzon; Ryukyus; China Offensive. Kore-
Fighter-Interceptor ) Group, 15 Jan an War: UN Defensive; U N Offensive;
1942; 41st Air Division, 1Oct 1g57-. CCF Intervention; First UN Counterof-
STAIIONS. Selfridge Field, Mich, 1 fensive; CCF Spring Offensive.
Feb 1940; Baer Field, Ind, 6 Dec 1941; DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Port Angeles, Washington, 16 Dec tations: Papua, 23 JuI 1942-23 Jan 1943;
ig4i-c. 22 Jan 1942; Brisbane, Australia, New Guinea, 6 Feb 1943; Borneo, 10
25 Feb 1942; Bdllarat, Australia, g Mar and 14 Oct 1944. Air Force Outstanding
1942; Mount Gainbier, Australia, 16 Mar Unit Award: 1 Ju1 1960-31 Mar 1962.
1942; Townsvillb, Australia, Apr 1942; Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.
Port Moresby, qew Guinea, z Jun 1942; Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Ci-
Townsville, Australia, 30 Jul 1942; Port tation: 7 Sep 1950-7 Feb 1951.
Moresby, New Quinea, c. 25 Nov 1942; EMBLEM.On and over a white disc
Tsili Tsili, New1 Guinea, 11 Aug 1943; edged Air Force blue, an Air Force
188 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

golden yellow lightning streak in diago- Group, 29 Mar 1942; 111Reconnaissance


nal pogition, edged red, surmounted by Command, 21 Oct 1943; I (later 111)
a laughing devil’s head, red, eyebrows Tactical Air Division, 18 Apr 1944;
and highlights Air Force golden yellow, AAF, India-Burma Sector, 3 Jun 1 9 4 ;
teeth and eyeballs white, outlines and Tenth Air Force, 5 Jul 194.4; 8th Photo-
details black. Motto: On a white scroll graphic ( later Reconnaissance) Group,
edged black, FIGHTING FORTIETH, 18 Julig44-2 Nov 1945.
inscribed red. ( Approved g Jullg5g. ) STATIONS.Philadelphia, Pa, 27 Jun
1924; Harrisburg Mun Aprt, Pa, 27 Feb
40th PHOTOGRAPHIC 1941; Hillsgrove, RI, 23 Dec 1941;
RECONNAISSANCE Hyannis, Mass, g Jun 1942; Ft Devens
AAFld, Mass, 20 Aug 1942; Reading
AAFld, Pa, 8 Jun 1943; Birmingham
AAFld, Ala, 20 Nov 1943; Will Rogers
Field, Okla, 11 Feb-11 May 1944; Gusk-
hara, India, 10 Jul 1944; Alipore, India,
g Aug 1944 (detachment at Cox’s Bazar,
India, after c. 10 Dec 1944); Cox’s Ba-
zar, India, 18 Jan 1945; Akyab, Burma,
14 Feb 1945; Alipore, India, c. 15 May
1945; Kanchrapara, India, Sep-c. 4 Oct
194-5; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 1-2 Nov 1945.
AIRCRAFT. Evidently not equipped,
1924-1926; included JNS-1, PT-1,
LINEAGE.Activated in NG as io3d BT-1, 0-1, 0-2, 0-11, and 0-17 dur-
Observation Squadron on 27 Jun 1924. ing period 1926-1932; primarily 0-38
Ordered to active service on 17 Feb during period 199-1937; in addition to
1941. Redesignated: 103d Observation 0-46, C. 1937-C. 1942, 0-47, C. 1938-C.
Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 1943, and 0-52, c. 1942-c. 1943, includ-
io3d Observation Squadron on 4 Ju1 ed 0-38, 1937-1941, and 0-49 and
1942; io3d Reconnaissance Squadron 0-57, 1 9 4 1 - i g ~ ; evidently included
(Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; io3d Tactical P-39, P-40, and B-25 during period
Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943-1944; primarily F - 5 , i g ~ - i g 4 5 .
194.3; 40th Photographic Reconnaissance OPERATIONS.Emergency operations
Squadron on 21 Oct 1943. Inactivated on while under state control included
2 Nov 1945. Redesignated io3d Bom- flood-relief in Pennsylvania, 19-22 Mar
bardment Squadron (Light), and al- 1936. Antisubmarine patrols, 27 Dec
lotted to ANG, on 24 May 1946. 1941-19 Aug 1942; combat in CBI, 6
ASSIGNMENTS. Pennsylvania NG ( divi- Sep 1944-10 May 1945.
sional aviation, 28th Division), 27 Jun SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
1924; I1 A m y Corps, 17 Feb 1941; 59th CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Observation Group, 1 Sep 1941 (at- Theater; India-Burma, Central Burma.
tached to 26th Observation Group after DECORATIONS. None.
Dec 1941); 26th Observation (later Re- EMBLEM. ‘On a hurt a Pegasus salient
connaissance; Tactical Reconnaissance) or. (Approved 10 Apr 1931.)
SQUADRONS lsg

R
40th T OOP CARRIER many, 14 Jul 19%; Neubiberg AB, Ger-
many, 15 May 1953; Evreux-Fauville
AB, France, 6 Dec ig57-.
AIRCRAFT. Principally (2-47,
1942-1946; (2-46, 194G1948; C-54,
1946-1949. c-119, 1952-1957; c-130,
1957-.
OPERATIONS. Included paratroop
drops on Nadzab (New Guinea),
Noemfoor, Tagaytay (Luzon), Corregi-
dor, and Aparri ( Luzon ) , as well as aer-
ial transnortation in South. Southwest,
and WeGern Pacific, during World War
LINEAGE. Constituted 40th Transport 11. Berlin Airlift.
Squadron on 2 Feb 1942. Activated On SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
18 Feb 1942. Redesignated: P t h Troop CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan;
Carrier Squadron On 4 J U l 194% 40th Papua; New Guinea; Northern Solo-
Troop Carrier Squadron ( HeaV ) on 21 mom; Bismarck Archipelago; Western
May 1948. Inaativated on 14 SeP 1949. Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern philip-
Redesignated 40th Troop Carrier pines.
Squadron ( Medium ) On 3 JU' '952. DECORA~ONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tivated on 14 Jul 1 9 9 . tations: Papua, [Jan 19431; New Guinea,
ASSIGNMENTS. San Antonio Air Depot,
30 Jan-1 Feb 194.3; Philippine Islands,
l8 Feb lg4'; 317th (later 16-17 Feb 1945, Air Force Outstanding
Troop Carrier) Group, 22 Feb 1942-14
Unit Awards: 29 Oct-16 Dec 1956; 8
Sep 1949. 317th Troop Carrier Group,
Jul-io Aug 1960; 1 Sep 1962-15 Apr
'4 JU' 19%; 317th Carrier 1963. philippine presidential Unit Cita-
12 Mar 1957; 322d Air Division, 25 Sep
tion,
1958-- EMBLEM.On a disc blue, a carica-
STAnoNs' Duncan Tex7l8 Feb tursd figure in flight uniform, sighting a
1942; Bowman Ky7 JUn 1942; gun and riding on the back of a
Lawson Field, Gas 10 Oct 1942; Maxton,
diving bird all in front of a &ite
NC, 2-10 1942; Garbutt Aus- cloud fornation extending the
tra'ia, 23 Jan '843; MoresbY7 New disc bendsinisterwise. (Approved 27
Guinea, 4 Oct 1943; Finschhafen, New
Oct 1942.)
Guinea, 21 Apo: 1944; Hollandia, New
Guinea, 22 JUP 1944; Leyte, 19 Nov
1944; Clark Field, Luzon, 5 Mar 1945;
41st BOMBARDMENT
Okinawa, c. 16 Aug 1945; Osaka, Japan, LINEAGE. Constituted 41st Bombard-
21 Oct 1945; Tachikawa, Japan, ig Jan ment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 28
1946; Matsushima, Japan, 17 Oct 1946; Mar 1944. Activated on 1 Apr 1944. In-
Tachikawa, JaQan, 1 Aug-16 Nov 1948; activated on 10 May 1944. Activated on
Wiesbaden, Germany, 16 Nov 1948; 1 Jun 194.4. Inactivated on 10 Jun 1946.
Celle RAF St$tion, Germany, 15 Dec Activated in the reserve on 12 Ju1 1947.
1948-14 Sep 199.Rheia/Main AB, Ger- Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.
COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ASSIGNMENTS. 6th Bombardment 1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig-


nated: 41st Fighter Squadron on 15
Group, 1 Apr-io May 1944. 5oist Bom-
bardment Group, 1 Jun 1944-10 Jun May 1942; 41st Fighter-Interceptor
Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. Discontinued
1946. 448th Bombardment Group, 12 Jul
1947-27 J u 1949-
~ on 8 Mar 1960.
STATIONS.Dalhart AAFLD, Tex, 1 ASSIGNMENTS.31st Pursuit Group, 1
Feb 1940; 35th Pursuit (later Fighter;
Apr-io May 1944. Dalhart AAFld, Tex,
1 Jun 1944; Harvard AAFld, Neb, 23 Fighter-Interceptor ) Group, 15 Jan 194.2
(attached to 6162d Air Base Wing, 1
Aug 1944-7 Mar 1 9 5 ; Northwest Field,
Guam, 14 Apr 1945-10 Jun 1946. LongDec 1950-25 Jun 1951); 327th Air Divi-
sion, 1 Oct 1957; Department of the Air
Beach Mun Aprt, Calif, 12 Jul 1947-27
J u 1949-
~ Force, 8 Mar ig6o-.
AIRCRAFT.B-29,1944-1946. STATIONS.Bolling Field, DC, 1 Feb
OPERATIONS. Combat in Western Pa-
1940; Selfridge Field, Mich, 21 Oct
cific, 16 Jun-14 Aug 1945. 1940; Baer Field, Ind, 6 Dec 1941; Paine
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Field, Wash, c. 15 Dec 1941-21 Jan
CAMPAIGNS. 1942; Brisbane, Australia, 25 Feb 1942;
Air Offensive, Japan;
Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific. Ballarat, Australia, 8 Mar 1942; Mount
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Gambier, Australia, 17 Mar 1942; Banks-
tation: Japan, 6-13 JuIig45. town, Australia, 7 Apr 1942; Port
Moresby, New Guinea, c. 20 Jul 1942;
EMBLEM.On a disc, orange in base,
shaded up to sky blue, within an ultra-
Tsili Tsili, New Guinea, 16 Aug 1943;
marine blue border, a large, gray Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Oct 1943; Gu-
elephant with white tusks, running to-
sap, New Guinea, 15 Feb 1944; Nadzab,
ward dexter, and holding aloft in the
New Guinea, g Jun 1944; Noemfoor, 16
trunk a very large, red aerial bomb, in
Aug 1944; Owi, Shouten Islands, 17 Sep
1944; Morotai, 17 Oct 1944; Mangaldan,
front of white, cirrus cloud formations,
Luzon, 21 Jan 1945; Lingayen, Luzon,
edged light turquoise blue, and marked
red violet on under side, all leaving
16 Apr 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, u) Apr
white vapor trails to rear. (Approved 17
1945; Okinawa, 30 Jun 1945; Iruma-
APr 1945.) gawa, Japan, 10Oct 1945; Yokota, Japan,
c. 25 Mar 1950; Johnson AB, Japan, 14
41st FIGHTER Aug 1950 (detachments operated from
LINEAGE.Constituted 41st Pursuit Misawa, 6 Sep ig50-Aug 1951, and Nii-
Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec gata, Japan, c. 25 May 1951-31 Oct
SQUADRONS I
I
19%); Yokota, Japan, 13 Aug 1954; An-
dersen AFB, Guam, c. 5 Aug 1956-8
Mar 1960.
AIRCRAFT. p-35, 1940-1941; P-39,
1941-1942, 1942--1943; P-400, 1942-
1944; p-38, 1943; p-477 1944-1945;
p-51,1945-1930; F-fh1950-1953; F-86,
1953-1960.
OPERATIONS.! Patrols off the coast of
Washington, 14 Dec 1941-21 Jan 1942.
Combat in Southwest and Western Pa- 25 Jun 1943; 41st Photographic Recon-
cific, 23 Jul 1942-14 Aug 1945. Air de- naissance Squadron on 25 Nov 1 9 4 ;
fense of Japan during Korean War. 41st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
SERVICESTREAMERS.Korean Theater. on 24 Jan 1946. Inactivated on 17 Jun
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American 1946. Redesignated 41st Tactical Recon-
Theater; East Indies; Air Offensive, naissance Squadron ( Night Photograph-
Japan; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck ic) on 14 Jan 1954. Activated on 18 Mar
Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; 1954. Inactivated on 18 May 1959.
Luzon; Ryukyus; China Offensive. ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, 13 Nov 1917-5
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Aug 1918; Balloon Wing, IV Army
Corps, 5 Aug 1918; Balloon Wing, 111
tations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan 1943; Army Corps, 21 Sep 1918; Balloon
New Guinea, 15 Aug 1943; Borneo, 10 Group, I11 Army Corps, 8 Oct 1918; 2d
and 14 Oct 1944. Philippine Presidential Balloon Group, First Army, c. 20 Nov-
Unit Citation. Republic of Korea Presi- Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 1918-May 1919;
dential Unit Citation: 7 Sep 1950-7 Feb Army Balloon School, Ft Omaha, Nebr,
1951. May 19x9; Sixth Corps Area, Oct 1921;
EMBLEM. On a blue disc with a yel- 1st (later 2ist) Airship Group, ig Jul
low border and scattered with white 1922; Sixth Corps Area, 1Jun 1937; Sev-
clouds a silver buzz-saw in operation, enth Corps Area (attached to Cavalry
winged in red and leaving a trail of yel- School), 15 Jun 1937; Cavalry School, c.
low chips. (Approved 4 Oct 1941.) 1939; Second Army, 3 Oct 1940 (two
flights attached to Cavalry School to c.
41st PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1941; third flight remained assigned
RECONNAISSANCE to CavaIry School throughout period);
I1 Air Support Command, 1 Sep 1941
LINEAGE. Organized as Company A, (flight attached to Cavalry School to c.
4th Balloon Squadron on 13 Nov 1917. Dec 1941); 72d Observation (later Re-
Redesignated: 9th Balloon Company on connaissance) Group, 26 Sep 1941
25 Ju1 1918; 9th Airship Company on 30 (attached to 6th Bombardment Group
Aug 1921; 9th Airship Squadron on 26 for operations, 10 Apr-c. 20 Jun 1942);
Oct 19%; 1st Observation Squadron on Sixth Air Force, 1 Nov 1943; I1 Tactical
1 Jun 1937; 1st Observation Squadron Air Division, 24 May 1944; I11 Tactical
(Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 1st Observa- Air Division, 24 Jun 1944; I11 Tactical
tion Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 1st Air Command, 1 Oct 1944; I11 Tactical
Reconnaissance Squadron ( Special) on Air-Division, 4 Dec 1944; 7th Fighter
192 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Wing, 18 Apr 1945; AAF, Pacific Ocean AIRCRAFT. Type R observation bal-
Area (attached to XXI Bomber Com- loon, ic~iS-i9ig, 1919-1921; probably
mand) 13 Jun 194.5; United States Army included RN-1 (Zodiac), type SST
Forces, Middle Pacific (attached to (Mullion, type AA (pony blimp), A-4,
Twentieth Air Force) 16 Jul 1945; 315th D-4, OA-1, AC-1, TA-1, TA-5, TC-1,
Bombardment Wing, 18 Sep 194-5; VII TC-3, TC-5, TC-6, TC-10, TC-11,
Fighter Command (later 20th Fighter TC-14, TE-1, type TE-3, and TF-1
Wing), 4 Jan-17 Jun 1946. 432d Tacti- nonrigid airships, RS-g semirigid air-
cal Reconnaissance Group, 18 Mar 1954; ship, type R (later C-3) and C-6 ob-
363d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 servation balloons, and A-6, A-7, and
Feb 1958-18 May 1959. A-8 spherical balloons during period
STATIONS.Ft Omaha, Neb, 13 Nov 1922-1937; included 0-19, 0-25, and
1917; Camp Morrison, Va, g Feb-29 Jun apparently 0-46 during period 1937-
1918; Camp de Meucon, Morbihan, 1939; in addition to 0-47, 1938-1944,
France, 17 Jul 1918; Raulecourt, France, G 4 and B-18, 1942-1944, and P-39,
14 Aug 1918; Xivray et Marvoisin, 1943-1944, included Y G i , c. 1938-
France, 12 Sep 1918; St Benoit-en- 1940, YO-51, ig40-ig41, YO-50 and
Woevre, France, 14 Sep 1918; apparently 0-59, 1941, 0-49, 1941-
Lamarche-en-Woevre, France, 16 Sep 1943, and C G 4 , 1943; A-20, 1944; pri-
1918; Thierville, France, 22 Sep 1918; marily F-5, 1944-1946. RB-26, 1954-
Cumieres, France, g Oct 1918; Consen- 1956; RB46,1956-1959.
voye, France, 7 Nov 1918; Fromere- OPERATIONS.Observation unit with
ville, France, 12 Nov 1918; Damvillers, French XVII and XXXII and American
France, 14 Nov 1918; Ville-sur-Cou- I11 and IV Army Corps, 16 Aug-11 Nov
sances, France, 26 Nov 1918; 1918. Flood-relief in southern Illinois,
Colombey-les-Belles, France, 4 Feb Jan-Feb 1937. Air defense for Panama
1919; Bordeaux, France, 18 Feb-20 Apr Canal, Jan ig42-May 1944, with occa-
1919; Camp Stuart, Va, 4 May 1919; sional antisubmarine patrols over
Camp Lee, Va, 8 May 1919; Ft Omaha, Caribbean and Pacific, especially during
Neb, 18 May 1919; Scott Field, Ill, 28 May and Jun 1942; deployed to Western
Oct 1921; Marshall Field, Kan, 15 Jun Pacific in Jun 1945 but never saw action.
1937-27 Dec 1941; Rio Hato, Panama, SERVICE STREAMERS.Asiatic-Pacific
14 Jan 1942; Howard Field, CZ, i g Jan Theater.
1942; David, Panama, 17 Apr 1942; Rio CAMPAIGNS. World War I: Lorraine;
Hato, Panama, 10 May 1942; Howard St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World War
Field, CZ, 20 Jun 1942-7 May 1944; 11: Antisubmarine, American Theater.
DECORATIONS. None.
Pounds Field, Tex, 24 May 1944; Mus-
EMBLEM.Three black chain links
kogee AAFld, Okla, 7 Dec 1944-4 Apr
forming an equilateral triangle enclosing
1945; Kualoa Field, TH, 18 Apr-31 May a blue background charged with a rising
194.5; Northwest Field, Guam, 13 Jun sun in gold. (Approved 3 Jan 1933.)
1945 (detachment at Iwo Jima, g
Aug-c. 15 Sep 1945); Isley Field, Sai-
41st TROOP CARRIER
pan, 4 Jan 1946; Northwest Field,
Guam, -15 Apr-17 Jun 1946. Shaw AFB, LINEAGE.Constituted 41st Transport
SC, 18 Mar 1954-18 May 1959. Squadron on z Feb 1942. Activated on
SQUADRONS 193
AIRCRAFT. Principally (2-47, 1942-
1946; C-46, 1946-1948; C-547 1948-
1949. C-119, 1952-1958; C-130, i g p .
OPERATIONS. Included paratroop
drops on Nadzab (New Guinea),
Noemfoor, Tagaytay ( Luzon), Corregi-
dor, and Aparri ( Luzon ) , as well as aer-
ial transportation in South, Southwest,
and Western Pacific, during World War
11. Berlin Airlift.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan;
Papua; New Guinea; Northern Solo-
mons, Bismarck Archipelago; Western
Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philip-
pines.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Papua, [Jan 19431; New Guinea,
ASSIGNMENTS, San Antonio Air Depot, 30 Jan-1 Feb 194-3; Philippine Islands,
18 Feb 1942; 317th Transport (later 16-17 Feb 1945. Air Force Outstanding
Troop Carrier) Group, 22 Feb 1942-14 Unit Awards: 8 Jul-io Aug 1960; 1 Sep
1962-15 Apr 1963. Philippine Presiden-
tial Unit Citation.
EMBLEM.On a light green disc, bor-
dure orange, piped white, a caricatured
black cat carrying its young across a
white cloud formation in base. (Ap-
proved 13Jan 194.3. )

42d BOMBARDMENT

LINEAGE.Organized as 42d Aero


Squadron on 13 Jun 1917. Redesignated
194 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
Squadron I, Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, well AFB, Tex, 1 Dec 1948; Altus AFB,
on 1 Oct 1918. Demobilized on 21 Feb Okla, 13 Dec 1957; Wright-Patterson
1919. Reconstituted and consolidated AFB, Ohio, 1Jun 1960-1 Feb 1963.
(1924) with 42d Squadron which was AIRCRAFT. Apparently included SJ-1,
authorized on 10 Jun 1922. Organized JN-4, and possibly DH-4 during period
on 5 Jul 1922. Redesignated: 42d School igi7-igig. In addition to DH-4, c.
Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 42d Bombard- 1922-1931, and 0-2, c. 1926-1933, in-
ment Squadron on 1 Mar 1935. Inacti- cluded 0-11 and 0-19 during period
vated on 1 Sep 1936. Redesignated 42d ig30-ig32; primarily 0-19 and 0-25
Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on during period 1933-1935; included B-3,
22 Dec 1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. B-4, and B-5 during period 1935-1936.
Redesignated 42d Bombardment Squad- B-18, 1940-1941; B-17, 1941-1943;
ron (Heavy) on 11 Dec 1940; 42d B-24, 1943-1945; B-29, 1946. B-36
Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) 1949-1957; B-5%1958-1963.
on 30 Apr 1946. Inactivated on 20 Oct OPERATIONS. Evidently flying training
1948. Redesignated 42d Bombardment unit during period igi7-igig. Search
Squadron (Heavy), and activated, on 1 missions from Hawaii, 7 Dec ig41-Ju1
Dec 1948. Discontinued, and inacti- 1942; May-Oct 1943. Combat in South
vated, on 1Feb 1963. and Southwest Pacific, 24 Ju1 1942-7
ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, igi7-igig. loth Feb 1943; in Central Pacific, May, Jun,
School Group, 5 Jul1922; Air Corps Ad- Jul, Sep 1943; and in Central and West-
vanced Flying School, 16 Jul 1931; 3d em Pacific, 13 Nov-20 Dec 1943, and 24
Wing (attached to Air Corps Advanced Oct 1944-12 Aug 1945. Operational
Flying School), 1 Mar 1935-1 Sep 1936. training unit, Jan-Jun 1944. Non-opera-
11th Bombardment Group, 1 Feb tional, 1947-1948.
i ~ o - z oOct 1948. 11th Bombardment SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
Group, 1 Dec 1948; 11th Bombardment CAMPAIGNS. Central Pacific; Air Of-
Wing, 16 Jun 199; 4o43d Strategic fensive, Japan; Papua; Guadalcanal;
Wing, 1Jun 1960-1 Feb 1963. Eastem Mandates; Western Pacific;
STATIONS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 13 Jun Ryukyus; China Offensive; Air Combat,
1917; Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, 25 Asiat ic-Pacific Theater.
Aug 1917-21 Feb 1919. Kelly Field, DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Tex, 5 Jul 1922-1 Sep 1936. Hickam tation: South Pacific, 31 JuI-30 Nov
Field, TH, 1 Feb 1940; Kualoa Point, 1942. Presidental Unit Citation, [1942].
TH, 5 Jun 1942; Mokuleia, TH, 8 Jul Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 6
1942; Plaines des Gaiacs, New Caledo- Aug 1954-15 Jul 1957; 27 Oct ig58-[i
nia, 22 JuI 1942; Espiritu Santo, 23 Nov Junl 1960.
1942 (forward echelon operated from EMBLEM. A blue shield charged with
Guadalcanal, Dec 1942); Kualoa Point, a gold torch with red flame paleways, in
TH, 8 Apr 1943; Funafuti, g Nov 1943; the chief a white triangle displaying a
Mokuleia, TH, g Jan 1944; Kahuku, TH, puma observing its prey, dark brown
19 Mar 1944; Mokuleia, TH, 23 Jun shading into gray on under side with
1944; Guam, 22 Sep 1944; Okinawa, 2 stripes of very dark brown, crouching on
JuI 1945; Manila, Luzon, Dec 1945; a brown branch of a tree. (Approved 20
Guam, 15 May ig&zo Oct 1948. Cars- Jan 1925.)
SQUADRON$ 195

42d FIGHTER tians and Northern Pacific, Jun-Dec


194; replacement training, Apr
1943-Apr 1944.
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS.Aleutian Islands; Air
Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tation: Aleutian Islands, [Jun]-4 Nov
1942.
EMBLEM.On an Air Force yellow
disc, with Air Force blue border, the
helmet and arm of an armored knight
LINEAGE. Constituted 42d Pursuit of the last, detail markings white; the
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov hand grasping a red rocket, in a hurling
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede- position; all superimposed over a five
signated 42d Fighter Squadron on 15 pointed white star. (Approved 7 Mar
May 1942. Disbanded on 1 May 1944. 1956. )
Reconstituted on 23 Sep 1947. Activated
in the reserve on 15 Oct 1947. Inacti- 42d TROOP CARRIER
vated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated 42d
Fighter-Intemeptor Squadron on 3 Feb LINEAGE. Constituted 42d Transport
1953. Activated on 24 Feb 1953. Inacti- Squadron on 17 Apr 1942. Activated on
vated on 8 Jan 1958. 2 May 1942. Redesignated 42d Troop
ASSIGNMENTS. 54th Pursuit (later Carrier Squadron on 5 Jul 1942. Dis-
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-i May banded on 14 Apr 1944. Reconstituted,
1944. 338th Bombardment Group, 15 and redesignated 42d Troop Carrier
Oct 1947-27 Jun 1949. Solst Air De- Squadron (Medium) on 6 Sep 1956. Ac-
fense Group, 24 Feb 1953; 54th Fighter tivated on 25 Oct 1956. Inactivated on 8
Group, 18Aug 1955-8 Jan 1958. Dec 1957.
STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 15 ASSIGNMENTS.Eleventh Air Force, 2
Jan 1941; Everett, Wash, 26 Jun 1941; May 1942 (attached to XI Air Force
Harding Field, La, 31 Jan 1942 (detach- Service Command [Prov], 21 Jun-8
ment operated from Ontario, Calif, 28 Aug 1942); XI Air Force Service Com-
M a y 4 Jun 1942; Kodiak, Alaska, 1 2 mand, 8 Aug 194% (attached to
Jun-8 Sep 194%;Adak, 10 S e p i 2 Dec Troop Carrier Group [Prov], 1 July
1942); Hillsborough AAFM, Fla, 10
May 1943-1 May 1944. Orchard Place 1943-6 Mar 1944); 60th Troop Carrier
Aprt, Ill, is Oct 1947-27 Jun 1949. Wing, 6 Mar-14 Apr 1944. Third Air
O'Hare Intl Aprt, Ill, 24 Feb 1953; Force, 25 Oct 1956-8 Dec 1957.
Greater Pittsburgh Aprt, Pa, 18 Aug STATIONS. Elmendorf Field, Alaska, 2
1955-8 Jan 1958. May 1942-18 Feb 1944; Lawson Field,
AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1941-1943; P-51, Ga, 6 Mar-14 Apr 1944. Molesworth
1943-1944. F-86, 1953-1957. RAF Station, England, 25 Oct 1956; Al-
OPERATIONS.Air defense of west conbury RAF Station, England, 31
coast, May-Jun 1942;combat in Aleu- M a y 4 Dec 1957.
196 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1942-1944; c-53, North Field, Guam, 17 Jan 1945-20 May
1944. c-119, 19564957; c-54, 1956- 1946.
1957; SA-16,1956-1957. AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1940-1941; B-17,
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in 1940-1943; B-24, 1943-1944- B-17,
Alaska, May ig42-Feb 19.44; replace- 1944; B-29,1944-1946*
ment training and maneuvers, Mar-Apr OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols,
1944. Dec ig4i-Jun 1942. Operational and
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. later replacement training unit,
CAMPAIGNS. Aleutian Islands. ig42-ig.44. Combat in Western Pacific,
DECORATIONS. None. c. 16 Feb-15 Aug 1945.
EMBLEM. None. SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
43d BOMBARDMENT Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Western
Pacific.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Japan, 31 Mar 1945; Japan,
19-26 Jm 1945.
EMBLEM.On a white disc edged in
black a white and gray condor with
black outlines, rising and grasping in
both claws a red aerial bomb with black
markings. (Approved 18Apr 1942. )

43d FIGHTER

LINEAGE. Constituted 29th Bombard-


ment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Dec
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesig-
nated 43d Bombardment Squadron
(Heavy) on 13 Mar 1940. Inactivated
on 1 Apr 1944. Redesignated 43d Bom-
bardment Squadron (Very Heavy). Ac-
tivated on 1 Apr 1944. Inactivated on 20
May 1946. LINEAGE.Organized as 43d Aero
Squadron on 13 Jun 1917. Demobilized
ASSIGNMENTS. 29th Bombardment
on 17 Apr 1919. Reconstituted and con-
Group, 1 Feb 1940-1 Apr 1944. 29th solidated (1924) with 43d Squadron
Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1944-20 which was authorized on 10 Jun 1922.
May 1946. Organized on 7 Jul 1922. Redesignated:
STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 1 Feb 43d School Squadron on 25 Jan 1923;
1940; MacDill Field, Fla, 21 May 1940; 43d Pursuit Squadron on 1 Mar 1935.
Pope Field, NC, c. 7 Dec 1941; MacDa Inactivated on 1 Sep 1936. Disbanded
Field, Fla, c. 1 Jan 1942; Gowen Field, on 1 Jan 1938. Consolidated (1964)
Idaho, 25 Jun 1942-1 Apr 1944. Pratt with 43d Pursuit Squadron (Intercep-
AAFld, Kan, 1 Apr-c. 6 Dec 1944; tor) which was constituted on 22 Dec
SQUADRONS 197
1939. Activated Ion 1 Feb 1940. Redesig- CAMPAIGNS. None.
nated 43d Fighqer Squadron on 15 May DECORATIONS. None.
1942. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1946. EMBLEM.A poised Vespa Maculata,
ASSIGNMENTS., Unkn, igi7-1gig. loth rampant gardant on a scalloped ovate
School Group, 71Jul1922; Air Corps Ad- field of ultramarine blue bordered with
vanced Flying fkhool, 16 Jul 1931; 3d golden orange. (Approved 22 May
Wing (attached to Air Corps Advanced 1924.)
Flying School), 1 Mar 1935-1 Sep 1936.
16th Pursuit (lpter Fighter) Group, I 43d RECONNAISSANCE
Feb 1940; XXYI Fighter Command, 1
Nov 1943; 6th Fighter Wing, 25 Aug
1945-15 OCt 1946.
STATIONS.Camp Kelly, Tex, 13 Jun
1917; Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, 25
Aug 1917; Elliqgton Field, Tex, 18 Dec
1917-17 Feb 1918; South Carlton, Eng-
land, 16 Mar 1918 (detachments at
Hooten Park, Grantham, and Beaulieu
after 14 Aug 1~18);Codford, England,
14-21 Oct 1918; St Maixent, France, 25
Oct 1918; Issoudun, France, 1 Nov
1918; Bordeaw, France, c. 6 Jan-18
Mar 1919; Hazelhurst Field, NY, c. 5-17 LINEAGE.Organized as 86th Aero
Apr 1919. Kelly Field, Tex, 7 Jul 1922-1 Squadron on 17 Aug 1917. Demobilized
Sep 1936. Albrook Field, CZ, 1 Feb on 26 May 1919. Reconstituted and con-
1940; La Joya, Panama, 13 Jul 1942; solidated (1 Dec 1936) with 86th Ob-
Howard Field, CZ, g Feb 1944; Cho- servation Squadron which was consti-
rrera, Panama, 6 Apr 1944; Howard tuted and activated on 1 Mar 1935.
Field, CZ, 29 Aug 1944; France Field, Inactivated on 1 Sep 1936. Activated on
10Jan ig45-15~Oct1946. 1 Feb 1940. Redesignated: 86th Observ-
AIRCRAFT. Included DH-4, Spad XIII, ation Squadron (Medium) on 26 Feb
SE-5, MB-3, AT-4, and AT-5, during 1942; 86th Observation Squadron on 4
period 1922-1929; PW-g, ig2g-1931; Jul 1942; 86th Reconnaissance Squadron
P-1, 1928-1935; P-12, 1932-1936. P-36, (Bomber) on 31 May 194-3; 86th Com-
1940-1941; p-40, 1941-1942,1943-1945; bat Mapping Squadron on 13 Nov 1943;
P-39,1942-19~; P-38,1945-1946; P-47, 43d Reconnaissance Squadron ( Long
1946- Range, Photographic) on 16 Jun 1945.
OPERATIONS, World War I: Ear- Inactivated on 22 Feb 1946. Redesig-
marked for service as pursuit unit but nated 43d Tactical Reconnaissance
did not arrive !in France until shortly be- Squadron (Night Photographic) on 14
fore the A istice and never became Jan 1954. Activated on 18 Mar 19%. In-
3
operational. orld War 11: Air defense
for the Panama Canal.
activated on 18 May 1959.
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 17 Aug igi7-Sep
SERVICE ST~EAMERS. World War I: 1918; Advanced Air Service Depot, Sep
Theater of Operations. World War 11: igi8-Mar 1919; unkn, Mar-26 May
American Theater. igig. Air Corps Tactical School, 1 Mar
198 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
1935-1 Sep 1936. Hawaiian Depart- 1940-1943, and B-18, 1942-1943, in-
ment, 1 Feb 1940; Hawaiian (later Sev- cluded B-12, 1940-1942, 0-49, 1941-
enth) Air Force, Nov 1940; AAF, Pacific 1942, and A-20, A-24, L-2, G 3 , PQ-8,
Ocean Areas (later US Army Strategic and AT-23, 1943; principally F-7, 1944-
Air Forces), 24 Oct 1944 (attached to 1945. RB-57, 1954-1956; R M 6 , 1956-
VI Air Service Area Command, 24 Oct 1959.
1944-14 Sep 1945; detachment attached OPERATIONS. Air Park in Zone of Ad-
to 4th Reconnaissance Group, Jun-Aug vance, Sep igi8-Mar 1919. Patrols over
1945); US Army Forces, Middle Pacific, Hawaiian waters, 7 Dec ig41-c. May
14 Sep 1945 (attached to 7th Fighter 1942; combat in Central Pacific and
Wing to 22 Feb 1946); Twentieth Air Western Pacific, 14 Apr-8 Aug 1944;
Force, 18 Sep 1945; Seventh Air Force, primarily aerial transportation, Feb-Jul
1 Jan-22 Feb 1946. 432d Tactical Re- 1945; reconnaissance in Southwest Pa-
connaissance Group, 18 Mar 1954; 363d cific, 6 Jul-c. 5 Aug 1945.
Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Feb SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
1958-18 May 1959 (attached to 432d CAMPAIGNS. World War I: Meuse-Ar-
Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, c. 1 gonne. World War 11: Central Pacific;
Feb-7 APr 1959) * Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific;
STATIONS.Kelly Field, Tex, 17 Aug Southern Philippines; China Offensive;
1917; Scott Field, Ill, 24 Sep 1917; Gar- Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
den City, NY, 26 Feb-5 Mar 1918; Shore- DECORATIONS. None.
ham by Sea, England, 25 Mar-11 Aug EMBLEM.Over a white disc, with
1918; St Maixent, France, 15 Aug 1918; black outline, a black bat afhonte vo-
Romorantin, France, c. 25 Aug 1918; lant, wings displayed, wearing a white
Vavincourt, France, 4 Sep 1918; Be- crash helmet, and a gray scarf, and
honne, France, 18 Sep 1918; Bordeaux, clutching a gray camera in his arms, de-
France, c. g Mar igig-unkn; Camp Lee, tail and highlights white and gray, a dif-
Va, c. 23-26 May 1919. Maxwell Field, fused red light surrounding the bat.
Ala, 1 Mar 1935-1 Sep 1936. Wheeler Motto: Below the disc, on a scroll white,
Field, TH, 1 Feb 1940; Bellows Field, with black lettering, the motto VERI-
TH, 15 Mar 1941; Hilo Aprt, TH, Jun
1942; Wheeler Field, TH, 17 Aug TATEM RENUNCIAMUS, We Report
1g42-c. 28 Jun 1944 (detachment oper- The Truth. (Approved 29 Apr 1955. )
ated from Kwajalein, May-Jun 1944,
and from Eniwetok, Jun-Aug 1944); 43d TROOP CARRIER
Saipan, 8 Jul-6 Nov 1944 (air echelon,
less detachment until Aug 1944, at
Wheeler Field, TH, to Oct i g ~ and , at
Kahuka AAB, TH, from Oct 1944);
Kahuka AAB, TH, 24 Nov 1944
(detachment operated from Puerta Prin-
cesa, Palawan, Jun-Aug 1945); Wheeler
Field, TH, Feb-22 Feb 1946. Shaw
AFB, SC, 18 Mar 1954-18 May 1959.
AIRCRAFT.Included 0-19 during pe-
riod 1935-1936. In addition to 0-47,
SQUADRONS 199

LINEAGE.Constituted 43d Transport of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [lo


Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on Jun 19521-27 Jul1953.
15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 43d Troop EMBLEM.On a blue disc with white
Carrier Squadron on 4 Ju1 1942. Inacti- border an infantryman with helmet,
vated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 19 parachute pack, and holding a rifle in
May 1947. Inactivated on 10 Sep 1948. his extended right hand, all tan except
Redesignated 43d Troop Carrier Squad- white parachute harness, riding a grey
ron (Medium) on 23 May 1952. running elephant with green goggles
Activated on 10 Jun 199. Inactivated and red cross on his hind quarter, in
on 18 Jan 1955. front a white cloud in base with an open
ASSIGNMENTS.315th Transport (later tan parachute dropping a red crate in
Troop Camer) Group, 15 Jun 1942-31 the distance in back of the elephant.
Jul 1945. 315th Troop Carrier Group, i g ( Approved 3 Dec 1953.)
May 1947-10 Sep 1948. 315th Troop
Carrier Group, 10Jun-18 Jan 1955. 44th BOMBARDMENT
STATIONS.Olmsted Field, Pa, 15 Jun
1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 17 Jun 1942;
Florence, SC, 3 Aug-11 Oct 1942; Al-
dermaston, England, 1 Dec 1942 (oper-
ated from Blida, Algeria, 30 May 1943-7
Mar 1944); Welford, England, 6 Nov
1943; Spanhoe, England, 7 Feb 1944;
Amiens, France, 6 Apr-May 1945; Wal-
ler Field, Trinidad, May-31 Jul 1945.
Langley Field, Va, i g May 1947-10 Sep
1948. Brady AB, Japan, 10Jun 1952-18
Jan 1955.
AIRCRAFT.Principally C-47,ig42-ig45.
C-46,1952--1955.
OPERATIONS. Included airborne as- LINEAGE. Constituted 44th Bombard-
saults on Normandy, Holland, and Ger- ment Squadron (Medium) on 22 Nov
many, as well as aerial transportation in 1940. Activated on 1Apr 1941. Redesig-
ETO and MTO, during World War 11. nated: 44th Bombardment Squadron
Apparently not manned, 1947-1948. Ae- (Heavy) on 7 May 1942; 44th Bom-
rial transportation between Japan and bardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on
Korea during Korean War. 20 Nov 1943. Inactivated on 1 Oct
SERVICE STREAMERS.American Thea- 1946. Redesignated 44th Bombardment
ter. Squadron (Medium) on g May 1 9 9 .
CAMPAIGNS.World War 11: Sicily; Activated on 28 May 1952.
Naples-Foggia; Rome-Amo; Normandy; ASSIGNMENTS. 40th Bombardment
Northern France; Rhineland; Central Group, 1 Apr 1941-1 Oct 1946. 40th
Europe. Korean War: Korea Summer- Bombardment Wing, 28 May igs-.
Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea STATIONS.Borinquen Field, PR, 1 Apr
Summer-Fall, 1953, 1941; Howard Field, CZ, 16 Jun 1942;
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Guatemala City, Guatemala, 6 Jul 1942;
tation: France, [6] Jun 1 9 4 . Republic Howard Field, CZ, c. 4-15 Jun 1943;
200 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
Pratt AAFld, Kan, 1 Jul 1943-12 Mar
194.4; Chakulia, India, c. 11 Apr
ig44-Apr 194.5; West Field, Tinian,
Apr-7 Nov 1945; March Field, Calif, 27
Nov 1945; Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, c.
13 May-1 Oct 1946. Smoky Hill AFB,
Kan, 28 May 1952; Forbes AFB, Kan, 20
Jun ig6o-.
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941-1942; B-17,
1942-1944; B-24, 1942-1943; B-26,
1943-1944; YB-29, 1943-1944; B-29,
1944-1946. B-29, 1953-1954; B-47,
1954--
OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine patrols, Mar 1943 (attached to 6200th Air Base
Dec ig4i-May 1943. Combat in CBI, 5 Wing, 1 Dec 1950; 6200th Air Base
Jun 1944-29 Mar 1945, and Western Pa- Group, 8 Jan 1954-15 Jul 1955); 18th
cific, 5 May-14 Aug 1945. Fighter-Bomber (later Tactical Fighter)
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Wing, 1Oct ig57-.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American STATIONS.Wheeler Field, TH, 1 Jan
Theater; India-Burma; Air Offensive, Ja- 1941; Bellows Field, TH, 7 Nov 1941;
pan; China Defensive; Western Pacific; Wheeler Field, TH, 12 Dec 1941; Ka-
Central Burma. neoke, TH, 27 Dec 1941; Wheeler Field,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- TH, 25 Jan 1942; Bellows Field, TH, 23
tations: Yawata, Japan, 20 Aug 1944; Jun-23 Oct 194-2; Efate, 22 Nov 1942
Japan, 5-14 May 1945; Japan, 24 Jul (operated from Guadalcanal, 20 Dec
1945. 1942-20 Mar 1944); Espiritu Santo, 25
EMBLEM.On and over a blue disc Nov 1943 (operated from Treasury Is-
edged in gold a falcon affronte in red, land, 20 Mar-25 Apr 1944; and from
white, and black, outlined in yellow, Guadalcanal beginning 11 May 1944);
with wings displayed and carrying a yel- Guadalcanal, 17 Jul 1944; Cape Opma-
low aerial bomb. (Approved 7 Feb rai, New Guinea, 23 Aug 1944 (operated
1942.) from Morotai, 7 Nov 1944-16 Jan 1945);
Lingayen, Luzon, 13 Jan 1945; San Jose,
44th FIGHTER Mindoro, c. 1 Mar 194.5 (operated from
LINEAGE.Constituted 44th Pursuit Palawan, 26 Apr-13 May 1945); Zam-
Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Nov boanga, Mindanao, 4 May-Nov 1945;
1940. Activated on 1 Jan 1941. Redesig- Palawan, 10 Nov 1945; Floridablanca,
nated: 44th Fighter Squadron on 15 Luzon, 17 Jul 1946; Clark Field, Luzon,
May 1942; 44th Fighter-Bomber Squad- 16 Sep 1947; Kadena, Okinawa, 15 Jul
ron on 20 Jan 1950; 4 t h Tactical Fight- 1955-.
er Squadron on 1Jul1958. AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1944; P-38,
ASSIGNMENTS. 18th Pursuit (later 1944-1946; p-51,1946-1947,1948-1950;
Fighter) Group, 1 Jan 194.1; 318th p-479 1946-1948; P-80,1946; 1949-1953;
Fighter Group, 15 Oct 1942; 18th Fight- F-86, 1954-1957; F-100, 1957-1963;
er (later Fighter-Bomber) Group, 30 F-iog,1963-.
SQUADRONS 201

OPERATIOWS. Patrols over the Pacific Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
from Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941-0ct 194%. vated on 25 Mar 1946.
Combat in South and Southwest Pacific, ASSIGNMENTS.316th Transport (later
21 Dec 1942-7 Aug 1945. Unmanned, Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942; I
Mar-Sep 1947. Troop Carrier Command, May 1945; VI
SERVICE STRSAMERS. None. Air Service Area Command, attached 3
CAMPAIGNS. Central Pacific; China Aug 1945-25 Mar 1946.
Defensive; Guadalcanal; New Guinea; STATIONS.Patterson Field, Ohio, 15
Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipel- Jun 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 16 Jun
ago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; 1942; Lawson Field, Ga, g Aug 1942;
Southem Philippines. Del Valle, Tex, zg Sep-lo Nov 1942;
DECORATION$. Distinguished Unit Ci- Egypt, 25 Nov 1942; Nouvion, Algeria,
10 May 1943; Guercif, French Morocco,

1
tation: Philip ine Islands, 10-11 Nov
1944. Philippi e Presidential Unit Cita- 28 May 1943; Enfidaville, Tunisia, 24
tion. Air F rce Outstanding Unit Jun 1943; Mazara, Sicily, 1 Sep 1943;
Awards: 1 D c 1959-30 Nov 1960; 1 Borizzo, Sicily, 18 Oct 1943-16 Feb
Sep 1962-31 A g 1963. 1944; Cottesmore, England, Feb
EMBLEM.A 1 bat's head affronte, with i944-May 1945; Pope Field, NC, May

i
leering expres ion, black, with yellow
and red detai, between two wings, ex-
panded and 'nverted, red, with ribs
black. (Appro ed 18Feb 1942.)

44th RlECONNAISSANCE
194-5; Baer Field, Ind, 20 Jun-15 Jul
1945; Bellows Field, TH, 3 Aug 1945;
Wheeler Field, TH, 29 Sep 1945-25 Mar
1946.
AIRCRAFT. c-47,
1945-1946.
OPERATIONS.
1942-1945; C-46,

Included airborne as-


LINEAGE.Constituted 44th Recon- saults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland,
naissance Squadron ( Fighter ) on 25 Jun and Germany, and aerial transportation
1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Dis- in MTO and ETO, during World War
banded 15 Aug 1943. 11.
ASSIGNMENTS.426th Reconnaissance SERVICE STREAMERS. Asiatic-Pacific
Group, 1Jul-15 Aug 1943. Theater.
STATIONS.Gainesville AAFld, Tex, 1 CAMPAIGNS.Egypt-Libya; Tunisia;
Jul-15 Aug 1943. Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Nor-
AIRCRAFT.Unknown, if any. mandy; Northern France; Rhineland;
OPERATIONS.Probably was not Central Europe.
manned. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. tations: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, 25
CAMPAIGNS. None. Nov 1942-25 Aug 1943; Sicily, 11 Jul
DECORATIONS. None. 1943; France, lfj-71 Jun 1944.
EMBLEM. None. EMBLEM. None.

44th TROOP CARRIER 45th BOMBARDMENT


LINEAGE. Constituted 44th Transport LINEAGE. Constituted 45th Bombard-
Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on ment Squadron (Medium) on 22 Nov
15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 44th Troop 1940. Activated on 1 Apr 1941. Redesig-
202 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-


tations: Yawata, Japan, 20 Aug 1944; Ja-
pan, 5-14 May 1945; Japan, 24 Jul1945.
EMBLEM. On and over a red
demolition bomb outlined in black and
marked with three yellow stripes, a yel-
low hawk with black head, in flight, and
grasping a black forty-five caliber auto-
matic pistol, outlined in yellow. (Ap-
nated: 45th Bombardment Squadron proved 6 Mar 1942.)
(Heavy) on 7 May 1942; 45th Bom-
bardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 45th FIGHTER
20 Nov 1943, Inactivated on 1 Oct 1946.
Redesignated 45th Bombardment
Squadron (Medium) on g May 1952.
Activated on 28 May 1952.
ASSIGNMENTS. 40th Bombardment
Group, 1 Apr 1941-1 Oct 1946. 40th
Bombardment Wing, 28 May 199-.
STATIONS. Borinquen Field, PR, 1 Apr
1941; France Field, CZ, 17 Jun 1942;
David, Panama, 13 Nov 1942; Galapagos
Islands, 18 Feb 1943; Howard Field, CZ,
c. 22 May-15 Jun 1943; Pratt AAFld,
Kan, 1 Jul 1943-11 Mar 1944; Chakulia,
India, c. g Apr ig44-Apr 1945; West LINEAGE.Constituted 45th Pursuit
Field, Tinian, Apr-7 Nov 1945; March Squadron (Fighter) on 22 Nov 1940.
Field, Calif, 27 Nov 1945; Davis-Mon- Activated on 1 Dec 1940, Redesignated:

than Field, Ariz, c. 13 May-1 Oct 1946. 45th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on
12 Feb 1942; 45th Fighter Squadron on
Smoky Hill AFB, Kan, 28 May 1952;
Forbes AFB, Kan, 20 Jun i g b . 15 May 1942. Inactivated on 15 Oct
1946. Redesignated 45th Fighter-Inter-
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941-1942; LB-30, ceptor Squadron on 11 Sep 1952. Acti-
1942-1943; B-24, 1943; B-17, 1943- vated on 1 Nov 1 9 9 . Redesignated 45th
1944; B-26, 1943; YB-29, 1943-1944; Fighter-Day Squadron on 8 Oct 1954.
B-29,1943-1946. B-29,1953-1954; B-47, Inactivated on 8 Jan 1958. Redesignated
1954-* 45th Tactical Fighter Squadron, and ac-
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, tivated, on 17 Apr 1962. Organized on 8
Dec ig4i-May 1943. Combat in CBI, 5 May 1962.
Jun ig44--z~Mar 1945, and Western Pa- ASSIGNMENTS. 15th Pursuit (later
cific, 5 May-14 Aug 1945. Fighter) Group, 1 Dec 1940-15 Oct
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. 1946. 4709th Defense Wing, 1 Nov
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American 1952; 519th Air Defense Group, 16 Feb
Theater; India-Burma; Air Offensive, 1953; Seventeenth Air Force, 1 Jun 1953
Japan; China Defensive; Western Pa- (attached to Air Defense Division
cific; Central Burma. [Prov], 8 Jun 1953); 316th Air Division,
SQUADRON
4 m3

!
18 Sep 19% Jan 1958. Tactical Air ing eye and teeth to form grinning face
Command, 1 Apr 1962 (attached to on nose of fuselage. (Approved 24 Aug
12th Tactic Fighter Wing, 8 May 1944.)
1962); 15th actical Fighter Wing, 1Jul
1962-. 45th TROOP CARRIER
STATIONS.bheeler Field, TH, 1 Dec
Field, TH, 21 Dec 1941; LINEAGE. Constituted 45th Transport
TH, 27 Dec 1941; Hilo Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated
1942; Stanley Field, on 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 45th
TH, 20 Dec ig42; Bellows Field, TH, 14 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942.
Aug 1943; daker Island, 1 Sep 1943; Inactivated on 26 Dec 1945.
ASSIGNMENTS. 316th Transport (later

I
Nanumea, 2 Nov 1943; Abemama, 4
Jan 1944 ( perated from Makin, 15 Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942; I
Jan-24 Mar 944); Mokuleia Field, TH, Troop Carrier Command, May 1945; VI
6 Apr 1944; Bellows Field, TH, i g Jun Air Service Area Command, attached g
1944-5 Feb, 1945; South Field, Iwo Sep-Dec 1945.
STATIONS.Patterson Field, Ohio, 15
J
Jima, 4 Mar 945; Bellows Field, TH, 25
Nov 1945; heeler Field, TH, g Feb-15 Jun 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 20 Jun

I
Oct 1946. S ffolk County AFB, NY, 1 1942; Lawson Field, Ga, g Aug 1942;
Nov 1952; idi Slimane, French Mo- Del Valle, Tex, 29 Sep-io Nov 1942;
rocco, 28 M y 1953-8 Jan 1958. MacDill Egypt, 25 Nov 1942; Libya, Mar 1943;
AFB, Fla, 8 ay 1962-. Nouvion, Algeria, 24 May 1943; Guercif,
'
AIRCRAFT. P-26, 1940-1941; P-36, French Morocco, 28 May 194.3; Enfida-

4
1941; p-40, 942-1944; p-47,1944-1945; ville, Tunisia, 21 Jun 1943; Mazara, Sic-
P-51, 1944- 946. F a , 1952-1956; F- ily, I Sep 1943; Borizzo, Sicily, 18 Oct
ioo,ig56-i 7. F-84,1962-. 1943-12 Feb 1944; Cottesmore, Eng-
OPERATIOs. Patrols over the Pacific, land, 15 Feb igM-May 1945; Pope
Jan 1942-04t 1943. Combat in Central Field, NC, May 1945; Baer Field, Ind,
20 Jun-15 Aug 1945; Kipapa Airfield,
0
Pacific, 23 ct 1943-11 Mar 1944, and
in Western Pacific, 12 Mar-14 Aug TH, g Sep 1945; Wheeler Field, TH, 29
Sepzo Dec 1945; Camp Anza, Calif, 26
1945. Dec 1945.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1942-1945; C-46,
CAMPAIGNS.Central Pacific; Air Of-
fensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; Air 1945.
OPERATIONS.Included airborne as-
Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. saults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- and Germany; aerial transportation in
tation: Japan, 7 Apr 1945. MTO and ETO.
EMBLEM.On a lemon yellow disc, SERVICE STREAMERS. Asiatic-Pacific
border equally divided tan and black, a Theater.
caricatured red Indian, wearing light CAMPAIGNS.Egypt-Libya; Tunisia;
blue and white headdress and mocca- Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Nor-
sins, holding forward in the right hand a mandy; Northern France; Rhineland;
red tomahawk with light green handle, Central Europe.
trimmed white, while seated on fuselage DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
of light green caricatured aircraft, hav- tationsi Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, 25
204 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Nov 1g42-q Aug 1943; Sicily, 11 Ju1 1943; Wheeler Field, TH, 17 Feb 1944;
1943; France, [6-71 Jun 1944. Mokuleia Field, TH, 13 Oct 1944; Iwo
EMBLEM. None. Jima, 26 Mar 1945; Isley Field, Saipan,
5 Dec 1945; Northwest Field, Guam, 17
46th FIGHTER Apr-io Oct 1946. Dover AFB, Del, 1
Nov 1952-1 Jul 1958. MacDiU AFB,
FIa, 1 Jul1962--.
AIRCRAFT. OA-g, 1940; A-12, 1940;
P-36, 1940-1941; P-39, 1941-1944;
p-40, 1941-1943; P-38, 1944-1945;
p-51, 1944-1946; P-47, 1946. F-94,
1952-1958. F-84, 1962--.
OPERATIONS. Patrols over the Pacific,
7 Dec ig4i-Mar 1943. Combat in Cen-
tral Pacific, 18 Dec 1943-7 Feb 1944
and in Western Pacific, 28 Mar-14 Aug
1945.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
LINEAGE.Constituted 46th Pursuit CAMPAIGNS. Central Pacific; Air Of-
Squadron (Fighter) on 22 Nov 1940. fensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; Air
Activated on 1 Dec 1940. Redesignated: Combat, Asiatic-PacificTheater.
46th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
12 Feb 1942; 46th Fighter Squadron on tation: Japan, 7 Apr 1945.
15 May 1942. Inactivated on 10 Oct EMBLEM.On a blue disc a black
1946. Redesignated 46th Fighter-Inter- sabre-tooth tiger passant in front of a
ceptor Squadron on 11 Sep 199. Acti- horizontal bank of white clouds. (Ap-
vated on 1 Nov 1952. Inactivated on 1 proved 11 Mar 1942.)
Jul 1958. Redesignated 46th Tactical
Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 17
Apr 1962. Organized on 1Jul1962. 46th RECONNAISSANCE
ASSIGNMENTS. 15th Pursuit (later LINEAGE.Constituted 46th Recon-
Fighter) Group, 1 Dec 1940; 21st Fight- naissance Squadron (Bomber) on 25
er Group, 15 Jun 1944-10 Oct 1946. Jun 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Dis-
4710th Defense (later Air Defense)
banded on 15 Aug 1943.
Wing, 1 Nov ~952;4709th Air Defense
Wing, 1 Mar 1956; 4621st Air Defense ASSIGNMENTS. 426th Reconnaissance
Wing (later New York Air Defense See Group, 1Jul-15 Aug 1943.

tor), 1 Oct 1956; 4728th Air Defense STATIONS. Gainesville AAFld, Tex, 1
Group, 8 Feb 1957-1 Jul 1958. Tactical Jul-15 Aug 1943.
Air Command, 17 Apr 1962; 15th Tacti- AIRCRAFT. Unknown, if any.
cal Fighter Wing, 1Ju1 ig62-. OPERATIONS. Apparently was not fully
STATIONS.Wheeler Field, TH, 1 Dec manned.
1940; Hickam Field, TH, 6 Feb 1942; SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
Mokuleia Field, TH, 22 May 1942; Hilo CAMPAIGNS. None.
Field, TH, 16 Dee 1942-19 Mar 1943; DECORATIONS. None.
Canton, 27 Mar 1943; Makin, 18 Dec EMBLEM. None.
SQUADRONsl

46th h 0 O P CARRIER Aparri (Luzon), as well as aerial trans-


portation in the South, Southwest, and
Western Pacific, during World War 11.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Papua; New Guinea;
Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipel-
ago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon;
Southern Philippines.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Papua, [Jan 19431; New Guinea,
30 Jan-1 Feb 1943; Philippine Islands,
1 6 1 7 Feb 1945. Philippine Presidential
Unit Citation.
LINEAGE. Constituted 46th Transport EMBLEM. On a light blue disc, a green
Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on caricatured plane, propeller hub yellow,
15 Jun 1942. Redesignated: 46th Troop piloted by a caricatured figure, wearing
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 46th tan flight suit, red helmet, white gog-
Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on gles, carrying a second caricatured
10Aug 1948. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1949. figure attired as the first, suspended in a
ASSIGNMENTS. 317th Transport (later hammock by yellow rope from hooks at
Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942; front and back underside of plane,
Fifth Air Force, 18 Aug 1948-1 Apr grasping a “tommy” gun proper. (Ap-
1949 (attached to 317th Troop Carrier proved 13 Jan 1943.)
Wing, 18 Aug 1948; 6146th Station
Group, 1 Oct 1948; 374th Troop Carrier 47th BOMBARDMENT
Wing, 5 Mar-1 Apr 1949).
STATIONS. Duncan Field, Tex, 15 Jun
1942; Bowman Field, Ky, i g Jun 1942;
Lawson Field, Ga, 10Oct 1942; Maxton,
NC, 3-12 Dec 1942; Garbutt Field, Aus-
tralia, 23 Jan 1943; Port Moresby, New
Guinea, 1 (kt 1943; Finschhafen, New
Guinea, i g Apr i g ~ Hollandia,
; New
Guinea, 5 Jul 1944; Leyte, i g Nov 1944;
Clark Field, Luzon, Mar 1945; Okinawa,
ig Aug 1945; Seoul, Korea, i g Oct 1945;
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Tachikawa, Japan, i g Jan 1946; Kimpo,
Korea, 10 Jul 1946; Matsushima, Japan, LINEAGE. Constituted 47th Bombard-
1 Aug 1948; Tachikawa, Japan, 1 Oct ment Squadron (Medium) on 20 Nov
1948-1 APr 1949. 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti-
AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 1942- vated on 27 Jan 1946.
1948, and C-46,ig48-ig4g. ASSIGNMENTS. 41st Bombardment
OPERATIONS. Included paratroop drops Group, 15 Jan 1941-27 Jan 1946.
on Nadzab (New Guinea), Noemfoor, STATIONS.March Field, Calif, 15 Jan
Tagaytay (Luzon), Corregidor, and 1941; Tucson, Ariz, 16 May 1941; Mu-
206 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

roc, Calif, 10 Dec 1941; Visalia, Calif, 5 LINEAGE.Constituted 47th Pursuit


Feb 1942; Hammer Field, Calif, 3 Jun Squadron (Fighter) on 22 Nov 1940.
1942 (temporarily stationed at San Die- Activated on 1 Dec 1940. Redesignated:
go, Calif, 7 Dec 1942; Portland, Ore, 20 47th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on
Feb-27 Sep 1943); Hickam Field, TH, 12 Feb 1942; 47th Fighter Squadron on
16 Oct 1943; Abemama, 22 Dec 1943; 15 May 1942. Inactivated on 15 Oct
Makin, 21 Apr 1 9 4 ; Wheeler Field, TH, 1946. Redesignated 47th Fighter-Inter-
5 Nov 1944; Okinawa, 7 Jun 1945; Ma- ceptor Squadron on 10 Oct 1952.
nila, Luzon, Dec 1945-27 Jan 1946. Activated on 1 Dec 19%. Discontinued
AIRCRAFT. PT-17, 1941; B-18, 1941; on 1 Jul 1960. Redesignated 47th Tacti-
A-29, 1941-1942; B-25,1942-1945. cal Fighter Squadron on 17 Apr 1962.
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, Organized on 1Jul1962.
Dec ig4i-c. Aug 1942. Combat in Cen- ASSIGNMENTS. 15th Pursuit (later
tral Pacific, 17 Jan-31 Oct 1944, and Fighter) Group, 1 Dec 1940-15 Oct
Western Pacific, 1Jul-12 Aug 1945. 1946.4708th Defense Wing, 1Dec 19%;
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. 518th Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953;
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American 15th Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955; De-
Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern partment of the Air Force, 1 Ju1 1960;
Mandates; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; Tactical Air Command, 17 Apr 1962;
China Offensive. 15th Tactical Fighter Wing, 1Jul 1962-.
DECORATIONS. None. STATIONS. Wheeler Field, TH, 1 Dec
EMBLEM. Over and through a yellow 1940; Bellows Field, TH, 22 Feb 1942;
disc, a caricatured black crow, wings Haleiwa Field, TH, 25 Mar 1942; Bark-
and tail edged light green, beak, gog- ing Sands, TH, 29 Jul 1943; Mokuleia
gles, and feet orange, red scarf about Field, TH, 8 Nov 1943; Bellows Field,
the neck, white parachute straps and TH, 8 Jun 1944-27 Jan 1945; South
spats, brown aviator’s helmet, smoking a Field, Iwo Jima, 27 Feb 1945; Bellows
cigarette gray and black, and leaning Field, TH, 25 Nov 1945; Wheeler Field,
with right wing on gray aerial bomb, TH, g Feb-15 Oct 1946. Niagara Falls
point to base, all casting gray-green Mun Aprt, NY, 1 Dec 1952-1 Jul 1960.
shadow across base of disc. (Approved MacDill AFB, Fla, 1Jul1962-.
AIRCRAFT. P-26, 1941; P-40, 1941-
22 Jul1943. )
’ 943; P-36,1941--1943; p-47,1943-1945;
47th FIGHTER p-51, 1944-1946. F-47, 1952-1953;
€7436, 1954-1958; F-1.02, 1958-1960.
F-84, 1962-.
OPERATIONS. Patrols over the Pacific,
8 Dec iwi-Dec 1944. Combat in West-
ern Pacific, 10Mar-14 Aug 1945.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Central Pacific; Air Of-
fensive, Japan; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pa-
cific Theater.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit
QUnited Feature Syndicate Citation: Japan, 7 Apr 1945.
SQUADRONS ~
207

and through a medi- STATIONS.Gainesville AAFld, Tex, 1


black, the carica- Jul 1943; Brownwood AAFld, Tex, 25
t u r d figure, ~ R N I TERMITE,
P body Sep 1943; Pollock AAFld, La, 24 Nov
yellow, face add legs orange, ears and 1943-21 Mar 1944; Cheltenham, Eng-
riding a large, land, g Apr 1944; Heston, England, 25
bolt toward dex- Apr 1944 (flight at Colombieres, France,
c. 24 Jul-c. 10 Aug 1944); St Sauveur-
Lendelin, France, 10 Aug 1944; Laval,
4 q h LIAISON France, 21 Aug 1944; Buc, France, z
Sep 1944; Verdun, France, 17 Sep 1944;
Wiesbaden, Germany, 2 May 1945
(flights operated from several points in
Germany and Austria during period z i
Jul 1945-20 Jun 1947); Rebstock, Ger-
many, 24 Jun 1946; Langley Field, Va,
25 Jun 1947-25 Aug 1948.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to L-4 and
G g , included GI,G2, and L-3 during
period 1943-1944; primarily L-5,
1944-1947s
OPERATIONS. Primarily courier with
army group headquarters in area to rear
LINEAGE.Constituted 47th Liaison of front lines, May i w - M a y 1945. Not
Squadron on 25 Jun 1943. Activated on manned, Jun igq-Aug 1948.
1 Jul 1943. Inactivated on 25 Aug 1948. SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
ASSIGNMENTS. 426th Reconnaissance CAMPAIGNS. Northern France; Rhine-
Group, 1 Jul 1943; I1 Air Support Com- land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.
mand (later I1 Tactical Air Division), DECORATIONS. None.
11 Aug 1943; US Strategic Air Forces in EMBLEM.On a light turquoise blue
Europe, 4 Apr 1944 (attached to Head- disc, wide border light red, a carica-
quarters Command, European Theater tured snail in flight, brown, shell gray,
of Operations, US Army, until 17 Apr wings light red, in front of a large white
1 9 4 , and to First Army Group, 17 cloud formation in sinister chief. (Ap-
Apr-g Aug 1944); Ninth Air Force, 25 proved i g Jan 1944.)
Apr 1944 (attached to Twelfth Army
Group, Q Aug 1944-1 Aug 1945, and 47th TROOP CARRIER
principally to Headquarters Command,
US Forces, European Theater [later LINEAGE. Constituted 47th Transport
Headquarters Command, European Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on
Command], during period 1 Aug 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 47th Troop
1945-31 May 1947); XI1 Tactical Air Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
Command, 23 Nov 1945; 70th Fighter vated on zz Sep 1945. Activated on 30
Wing, 1 Feb 1946; 64th Fighter Wing, 4 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 47th Troop
Mar 1946; XI1 Tactical Air Command, 1 Carrier Squadron (Heavy) on 30 Ju1
May 1947; Tactical Air Command, 25 1948; 47th Troop Carrier Squadron
J u 19471.5
~ Aug 1948. (Special) on 1 Feb 1949. Inactivated on
208 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

War 11. Berlin airlift, 1948-1949.


SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS.Sicily; Naples-Foggia;
Rome-Amo; Normandy; Northern
France; Rhineland; Central Europe.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Sicily, 11 Jul 194.3; France,
1673 Jun 1944.
EMBLEM. A disc black, charged with
four and seven bezants in chief and base
respectively, within an annulet yellow,
18 Sep 1949. Redesignated 47th Troop piped black, all surmounted by four sil-
Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 26 Nov houette transport ships in four graduat-
1952. Activated on 1 Feb 1953. Inacti- ed tone values of red, all facing
vated on 8 Jun 1955. fesswise. (Approved 27 Feb 1943.)
ASSIGNMENTS.313th Transport ( later
Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-22 48th BOMBARDMENT
S e p 1945. 313th Troop Carrier Group,
30 Sep 1946-18 Sep 1949. 313th Troop
Carrier Group, 1 Feb 1953-8 Jun 1955.
STATIONS.Daniel Field, Ga, 15 Jun
1942; Bowman Field, Ky 21 Jun 1942;
Florence, SC, 4 Aug 1942; Maxton, NC,
13 Dec 1942-25 Apr 1943; Oujda,
French Morocco, g May 1943; Kairouan,
Tunisia, 16 Jun 1943; Trapani/Milo Air-
field, Sicily, 1 Sep 1943-17 Feb 1944;
Folkingham, England, 1 Mar 1944;
Achiet, France, 26 Feb-5 Aug 1945;
Camp Myles Standish, Mass, 21-22 Sep
1945. Tempelhof AB, Germany, 30 Sep LINEAGE. Constituted 48th Bombard-
1946; Tulln AB, Austria, 5 May-25 Jun ment Squadron (Medium) on 20 Nov
1947; Langley Field, Va, 25 Jun 1947; i g ~ Activated
. on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti-
Bergstrom Field, Tex, 15 Jul 1947-22 vated on 27 Jan 1946.
Oct 1948; Fassberg, Germany, g Nov ASSIGNMENTS. 41st Bombardment
1948-18 Sep 1949. Mitchel AFB, NY, 1 Group, 15 Jan 1941-27 Jan 1946.
Feb 1953; Sewart AFB, Tenn, 2 Oct STATIONS. March Field, Calif, 15 Jan
1953-8 J u 195.5.
~ 1941; Tucson, Ariz, 16 May 1941; Mu-
AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 1942- roc, Calif, 10 Dec 1941; Bakersfield,
1945; c-46, 1945. c-47, 1946-1948; Calif, g Jan 1942; Alameda, Calif, z Jul
c-82, 1947-1948; (3-54, 1948-1949. 1942; Hammer Field, Calif, 1 Dec
c-46, 1953; c-119, 1953-1955. 1942-29 Sep 1943; Hickam Field, TH,
OPERATIONS. Included airborne as- 20 Oct 1943; Abemama, 22 Dec 1943;
saults on Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Hol- Makin, 24 Apr 1944 (operated from Sai-
land, and Germany, and aerial transpor- pan, 23 Jul-21 Aug 1944); Wheeler
tation in MTO and ETO, during World Field, TH, 14 Oct 1944-20 May 1945;
SQUADRONS 209

Okinawa, 7 Jun 1945; Manila, Luzon, Inactivated on 1 Sep 1931. Activated on


Dec 1945-27 Jan 1946. 1 Aug 1933. Redesignated 48th Pursuit
AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941-1942; A-9, Squadron on 1 Mar 1935. Inactivated on
1 Sep 1936. Disbanded on 1 Jan 1938.
Consolidated ( 1956) with 48th Pursuit
Squadron ( Fighter) which was consti-
tuted on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15
Jan 1941. Redesignated 48th Fighter
Squadron on 15 May 1942. Inactivated
on g Sep 1945. Activated on 20 Nov
1946. Inactivated on 2 Oct 1949. Re-
designated 48th Fighter-Interceptor
Squadron on 11 Sep 19%. Activated on
1 NOV1952.
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 4 Aug-Nov 1917;
Third Aviation Instruction Center, Nov
1917 (detachment with Second Aviation
Instruction Center, Dec igi7-Apr
1918); Advance Section, Service of Sup-
ply, Apr 1918; First Army, Aug 1918;
Third Army, Nov igi%Jun 19x9; unkn,
Jun-11 Aug 1919. loth School Group, 1
Aug 1927; 24th School Wing, 15 Jul-1
Sep 1931. Air Corps Technical School,
1 Aug 1933; 3d Wing (attached to Air
Corps Technical School) 1 Mar 1935-
1 Sep 1936. 14th Pursuit (later Fighter)
Group, 15 Jan 1941-9 Sep 1945. 14th
Fighter Group, 20 Nov ig4&z Oct 1949.
4707th Defense Wing, 1 Nov 1952;
4710th Defense (later Air Defense)
Wing, 14 Jan 1953; 85th Air Division
1 Mar 1956; Washington Air Defense
Sector, 1Sep 195%.
STATIONS.Kelly Field, ?'ex, 4 Aug
1917; Mineola, NY, 21 S e p i 3 Oct 1917;
Issoudun, France, 4 Nov 1917 (detach-
ment at Tours, 2 Dec 1917-15 Apr

i'
LINEAGE. rganized as 48th Aero 1918); Delouze ( Rozieres-en-Blois),
Squadron on 4 Aug 1917. Redesignated: France, 29 Apr 1918; Vaucouleurs,
435th Aero quadron on 1 Feb 1918; France (detachment at Bovee), 20 Aug
462d Aero S uadron on 3 Mar 1918. De- 1918; Bulainville, France, 17 Sep 1918;
mobilized on 11Aug 1919. Reconstituted Vadelaincourt, France (detachment at
and consoli ated (1930) with 48th Foucaucourt ), i g Sep 1918; Lisle-en-
School Squa ron which was constituted Barrois, France (detachment at Foucau-
on 6 Feb 192 . Activated on 1Aug 1927. court), 21 Sep 1918; Parois, France, 6
210 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Oct 1918; Buzancy, France, 6 Nov 1918; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat,
Mercy-le-Haut, France, 20 Nov 1918; EAME Theater.
Trier, Germany, c. 2 Dec 1918; Weissen- DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
thurm, Germany, c. Jan igig-unkn; tation: Austria, 2 Apr 1944.
Mitchel Field, NY, c. 29 Jul-11 Aug EMBLEM. On and over a blue sphere a
1919. Kelly Field, Tex, 1 Aug 1927-1 red flash fimbriated in white between
Sep 1931. Chanute Field, Ill, 1 Aug. two yellow flight trails issuing from low-
1933-1 Sep 1936. Hamilton Field, Calif, er left [sinister] to upper right [dexter]
15 Jan 1941; March Field, Calif, 10 Jun between four white stars in chief and
1941-20 Jul 1942 (operated from San eight white stars in base. (Approved 5
Diego, Calif, 5 Feb-3 Jun 1942); At- J u 1953.1 ~
cham, England, 18 Aug-28 Oct 1942;
Tafaraoui, Algeria, 11 Nov 1942; Maison 48th TROOP CARRIER
Blanche, Algeria, 16 Nov 1942; Youks-
les-Bains, Algeria, 20 Nov 1942;
Berteaux, Algeria, 5 Jan 1943; Me-
diouna, French Morocco, 28 Feb 1943;
Telergma, Algeria, 6 May 1943; El Ba-
than, Tunisia, 3 Jun 1943; ste-Marie-du-
Zit, Tunisia, 25 Jul 1943 (operated from
Sicily, 6 S e p i 8 Sep 1943); Triolo Air-
field, Italy, 12 Dec 1943; Lesina, Italy,
Sep-g Sep 1945. Dow Field, Maine, 20
Nov 1946-2 Oct 1949. Grenier AFB,
NH, 1 Nov 1952; Langley AFB, Va, 14
Jan 1953-s LINEAGE. Constituted 48th Transport
AIRCRAFT.Included A-3, 0-1, 0-19, Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on
P-12, and P-26, during period 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 48th Troop
1935-1936. P-40, P-66, and P-43, 1941; Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti-
p-387 1941-1945. p-47, 1946-1949; vated on 15 Nov 1945. Activated on 30
p-84, 1947-1949. F-47, 1952; F-84, Sep 1946. Redesignated: 48th Troop
1953; F-94, 1953-1957; F--102, Carrier Squadron (Heavy) on 30 Jul
1957-1960; F-106, 1@0-. 1948; 48th Troop Carrier Squadron
OPERATIONS. Constructed and main- (Special) on 1 Feb 1949. Inactivated on
tained airfields and related facilities, 18 Sep 1949. Redesignated 48th Troop
1gi7-igig. Air defense patrols, 5 Feb-3 Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 26 Nov
Jun 1942. Combat in ETO and MTO, 15 19%. Activated on 1 Feb 1953. Inacti-
Oct 1942-1 May 1945. vated on 8 Jun 1955.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. ASSIGNMENTS.313th Transport (later
CAMPAIGNS. World War I: Lorraine; Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-15
St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World War Nov 1945. 313th Troop Carrier Group,
11: Air Offensive, Europe; Algeria- 30 Sep 1946-18 Sep 1949. 313th Troop
French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily; Carrier Group, 1 Feb 1953-8 Jun 1955.
Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Amo; Nor- STATIONS. Daniel Field, Ga, 15 Jun
mandy; Northern France; Southern 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 21 Jun 1942;
France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Florence, SC, 4 Aug 1942; Maxton, NC,
SQUADRONS 21 1

13 Dec 1942-26 Apr 1943; Oujda, trooper at top, and the other below
French Morocco, 11 May 1943; Kai- carrying cargo, all white. (Approved 30
rouan, Tunisia, 20 Jun 1943; Sciacca, Aug 1954.)
Sicily, 23 Aug 1943; Trapani/Milo Air-
field, Sicily, 1 Oct 1943-18 Feb 1944; 49th BOMBARDMENT
Folkingham, England, 3 Mar 1944;
Achiet, France, 26 Feb-5 Aug 1945;
Baer Field, Ind, 26 Sep-15 Nov 1945. 11-
lesheim, Germany, 30 Sep 1946; Tulln
AB, Austria, 5 Mpy-25 Jun 1947; Lang-
ley Field, Va, 25 Jun 1947; Bergstrom
Field, Tex, 15 Jul 1947-22 Oct 1948
(operated from Rhein/Main AB, Ger-
many, c. 1 Jul-8 Nov 1948); Fassberg,
Germany, g Nov 1948-18 Sep 1949.
Mitchel AFB, NY, 1 Feb 19%; Sewart
AFB, Tenn, z Oct 1953-8 Jun 1955.
AIRCRAFT. Principally (2-47, 1942- LINEAGE.Organized as 49th Aero
1945; c-46, 1945. c-47, 1946-1947; Squadron on 6 Aug 1917. Demobilized
c-54, 1947-1949. c-46, 1953; c-119, on 22 Mar 1919. Reconstituted and con-
1953-1955. solidated (16 Oct 1936) with 166th
OPERATIONS. Included airborne as- Aero Squadron which was organized on
saults on Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Hol- 18 Dec 1917 and redesignated 49th
land, and Germany, and aerial trans- Squadron on 14 Mar 1921. Redesig-
portation in MTO and ETO, during nated: 49th Bombardment Squadron on
World War 11. Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949. 25 Jan 1923; 49th Bombardment Squad-
SERVICESTREAMERS.American Thea- ron (Heavy) on 6 Dec 1939. Inactivated
ter. on 28 Feb 1946. Redesignated 49th
CAMPAIGNS.Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern on 5 Apr 1946. Activated on 1 Jul 1947.
France; Rhineland; Central Europe. Redesignated 49th Bombardment
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Squadron (Medium) on 28 May 1948.
tations: Sicily, 11Jul 1943; France, [6-71 ASSIGNMENTS :
J u 1944.
~ 49th Aero: Unkn, 6 Aug 1917-28
EMBLEM.
t
On disc bisected on a re-
verse curve blac and yellow, a cartoon
representation af a green grasshopper
Jul 1918; 3d Pursuit Group, 28 Ju1 1918;
2d Pursuit Group, 2 Aug-Dec 1918;
unkn, Dec 1918-22 Mar 1919.
at the right carrying an Air Force blue 166th Aero (later 49th Bombard-
B-4 bag in his left hand and wearing a ment): Unkn, 17 Dec igi7-Sep 1918;
black headset with leather color ear- 1st Day Bombardment Group, Sep-Nov
phones, antenna and plug attached; hav- 1918; unkn, Nov 1918-18 Sep 1919; 1st
ing a large white eye with black pupil, Day Bombardment (later 2d Bombard-
red mouth, and black shoes on his feet. ment) Group, 18 Sep 1919 to consolida-
The grasshopper and bag outlined in tion in 1936 (detached for operations
black. On the left side of the disc are with 1st Provisional Air Brigade, May-
two parachutes, one carrying a para- Oct 1921; attached to Ordnance De-
212 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

partment for service, Aug igzz-Jan Field, NY, 1 Dec 1941; ordered to west
1928). coast for emergency duty, 8 Dec 1941;
Consolidated squadron: 2d Bom- operated from Geiger Field, Wash, in
bardment Group, from consolidation in conjunction with 12th Reconnaissance
1936 to 28 Feb 1946 (attached to New- Squadron until echelon dissolved in late
foundland Base Command, Dec Dec 1941); Argentia, Newfoundland, 16
ig4i-Jun 1942). 2d Bombardment Jan-Jun 1942; Langley Field, Va, 24 Jun
Group, 1 Jul 1947; 2d Bombardment 1942; Ephrata, Wash, 29 Oct 1942; Lew-
Wing, 16 Jun 199-. istown, Mont, 28 Nov ig42-c. 13 Mar
STATIONS : 1943; Navarin, Algeria, 25 Apr 1943;
49th Aero: Kelly Field, Tex, 6 Chateaudun-du-Rhumel, Algeria, 27 Apr
Aug-28 Dec 1917; Castle Bromwich, 1943; Ain Mlila, Algeria, 17 Jun 1943;
England, c. 1 Feb-24 Jun 1918; Issou- Massicault, Tunisia, 31 Jul 1943; Amen-
dun, France, 2 Jul 1918; Vaucouleurs, dola, Italy, c. 10 Dec 1943; Foggia,
France, 28 Jul 1918; Toul, France, 2 Italy, 29 Oct 1945-28 Feb 1946. An-
Aug 1918; Bebrain, France, 23 Sep 1918; drews Field, Md, I Jul 1947; Davis-
Souilly, France, 7 Nov 1918; Colombey- Monthan Field, Ariz, 24 Sep 1947;
les-Belles, France, c. 7 Dec igi8-unkn; Chatham AFB, Ga, 1 May 1949; Hunter
Garden City, NY, Mar-22 Mar 1919. AFB, Ga, 29 Sep igso-.
166th Aero (later 49th Bombard- AIRCRAFT:
ment): Kelly Field, Tex, 18 Dec 1917; 49th Aero: JN-4, 1917; Spad XIII,
Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, 24 Dec 1918.
1917-20 Feb 1918; Catterick Bridge, 166th Aero (later 49th Bombard-
England, 25 M a r y Aug 1918; Delouze, ment ) : DH-4, igi8-igig; included
France, 26 Aug 1918; Vinets-sur-Aube, DH-4, Caproni bomber, and MB-z
France, i Sep 1918; Delouze, France, 7 ( NBS-1 ), during period igig-ig2g; in-
Sep 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, France, cluded LB-5, LB-7, R 3 , and B-5 dur-
12 Sep 1918; Amanty, France, 21 Sep ing period 1928-1932; in addition to
1918; Maulan, France, 25 Sep 1918; Jop- B-6, c. 1931-1936, included YiB-g dur-
pecourt, France, 22 Nov 1918; Trier, ing period 1932-1936.
Germany, 5 Jan 1919; Colombey-les- Consolidated squadron: in addition
Belles, France, 17 Apr 1919; Le Mans, to B-lo, B-17, and B-18, included
France, 3 May 1919; Brest, France, i g A-20, XB-15, and B-23, during period
May-3 Jun 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, 17 1936-1942; B-17, 1942-1*945. B-29,
Jun 1919; Ellington Field, Tex, Jul 1919; 1947-1950; B-50, 1949-1954; B-47,
Kelly Field, Tex, 26 Sep igig (operated 19547
from Langley Field, Va, 20 May-26 Oct OPERATIONS :
1921); Langley Field, Va, 30 Jun 1922; 49th Aero: Primary flying training
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md, 17 Aug unit, Sep-Nov 1917; combat as pursuit
1922; Langley Field, Va, 18 Jan 1928 to unit with First Army, 10 Aug-io Nov
consolidation in 1936. 1918.
Consolidated squadron: Langley 166th Aero (later 49th Bombard-
Field, Va, from consolidation in 1936 to ment): Combat as day bombardment
23 Nov 1941; Newfoundland AB, New- unit with First Army, 18 Oct-5 Nov
foundland, 13 Dec 1941 (air echelon, en 1918; subsequently served with Third
route to Newfoundland, arrived Mitchel Army as part of army of occupation un-
SQUADRONS

ti1 Apr 1919. Participated in demonstra-


tions of effectiveness of aerial bombard-
ment on warships, Jun-Sep 1921; mercy
mission in relief of marooned inhabit-
ants of islands in the frozen Chesa-
peake, g-11 Feb 1936.
Consolidated squadron: Partici-
pated in good-will flights to Argentina,
15-27 Feb 1938, Colombia, 3-12 Aug
1938, Mexico, 9-15 Jun 1939, and Brazil,
10-28 Nov 1939; in a famous demonstra-
tion of the long-kange capabilities of the
R17, intercepted Italian liner Rex 725
miles at sea, 121May 1938; mercy mis- 49th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942.
sion in relief of earthquake victims inInactivated on g Sep 1945. Activated on
Santiago, Chile, 4-14 Feb 1939. Anti- 20 Nov 1946. Inactivated on z Oct 1949.
submarine patrqls off Pacific coast, Dec
Redesignated 49th Fighter-Interceptor
1941, and Atlantic coast, 25 Jul-c. 28 Squadron on 11 Sep 1952. Activated on
Oct 1942; combat in MTO and ETO, 28 1 NOV 1952.
Apr 1943-1 May 1945. ASSIGNMENTS. 14th Pursuit (later
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-9 Sep
CAMPAIGNS. World War I, credits of
1945. 14th Fighter Group, 20 Nov
consolidated squadron: Lorraine
1946-2 Oct 1949. 4711th Defense (later
(earned by 49th Aero); St Mihiel Air Defense) Wing, 1 Nov 1952; 4707th
(earned by 49th Aero); Meuse-Argonne Air Defense Wing, 5 Nov 1955; 32d Air
(earned by 49th Aero and 166th Aero). Division, 16 Jun 1956; Boston Air De-
World War 11: Antisubmarine, Ameri- fense Sector, 1 Aug 1958; 4727th Air
can Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Defense Group, 1 Jul 1959; Syracuse Air
Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Defense Sector, 15 Oct igsg-.
Rome-Arno; !Normandy; Northern STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 15
France; Southern France; North Apen- Jan 1941; March Field, Calif, 10 Jun
nines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po 194.1 (operated from San Diego, Calif,
Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. 7-12 Dec 1941); Hamilton Field, Calif,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
g May-16 Jul 1942; Atcham, England,
tations: Steyr, Austria, 24 Feb 1944; 18 ~Aug-28Oct 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria,
Germany, 25 Feb 1944. Air Force Out- 15 Nov 1942; Youks-les-Bains, Algeria,
standing Unit Award: 1 Nov 19561 Apr 22 Nov 1942; Berteaux, Algeria, g Jan
1957. 1943; Mediouna, French Morocco, 5
EMBLEM. A wolf's head, against an or-
Mar 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 5 May
ange disc edged with gray. (Approved 3 1943; El Bathan, Tunisia, 3 Jun 1943;
Mar 1924 from World War I emblem.) Ste-Marie-du-Zit, Tunisia, 25 Jul 1943;
Triolo Airfield, Italy, 12 Dec 1943 (op-
49th FIGHTER erated from Corsica, 10-21 Aug 1944);
LINEAGE.Constituted 49th Pursuit Lesina, Italy, Sep-g Sep 1945. Dow
Squadron (Fighter) on 20 Nov 1940. Field, Maine, 20 Nov 1946-2 Oct 1949.
Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated Dow AFB, Maine, 1 Nov 1952; Laur-
214 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ence G Hanscom Field, Mass, 5 Nov


1955;Griffiss AFB, NY, 1 Jul igsg-.
AIRCRAFT. P-40, P-43, and P-66,
1941; P-38, 1941-1945- P-47,
1946-1949; p-84, 1947-1949. F-807
1952-1953; F-86, 1953-1959; F-89,
1959;F-101, 19597
OPERATIONS. Air defense patrols, 7-12
Dec 1941. Combat in ETO and MTO,
21 Oct 1942-1 May 1945.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; STATIONS.
Daniel Field, Ga, 15 Jun
Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 21 Jun 1942;
Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern Florence, SC, 4 Aug 1942;Maxton, NC,
France; Southern France; North Apen- 13 Dec 1942-25 Apr 1943; Oujda,
nines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po French Morocco, g May 1943;Kairouan,
Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Tunisia, 16 Jun 1943;Trapani/Milo Air-
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- field, Sicily, 23 Aug 1943-17 Feb 1944;
tation: Austria, 2 Apr 1944. Folkingham, England, 5 Mar 1944;
EMBLEM. On a shield of light green Achiet, France, 6 Mar-5 Aug 1945;
between a lightning streak, Air Force Camp Myles Standish, Mass, 21-22 Sep
yellow, in slanting position from the up- 1945.
per left [sinister] to lower right [dexter] AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 1942-
of shield, and there over surmounted by 1945; c-46, 1945.
a stylized pair of wings; in the upper OPERATIONS. Included airborne as-
right [dexter] of the shield three stars, saults on Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Hol-
placed horizontally one and two, in the land, and Germany, and aerial transpor-
lower left [sinister] of the shield a tation in MTO and ETO.
stylized storm cloud, all white, outlined SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
and shaded black. Resting on the upper CAMPAIGNS.Sicily; Naples-Foggia;
edge of the shield an heraldic wreath of Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern
the squadron’s approved colors, white France; Rhineland; Central Europe.
and light green, thereon a stylized hel- DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
met, black, highlighted white, with tations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France,
feather decoration green, outlined black. 16-71 Jun 1944.
(Approved 23 Jul 19%. ) EMBLEM.On a white disc, border
green, a transport aircraft brown, wings
49th TROOP CARRIER and tail green, having the head and fore-
LINEAGE. Constituted 49th Transport paws of a cat, face and paws green,
Squadron on 30 May 1942.Activated on grasping in the left forepaw a brown
15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 49th Troop “cat-0-nine tail.” (Approved 13 Jan
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti- 1943-)
vated on 22 Sep 1945.
ASSIGNMENTS.313th Transport (later 50th BOMBARDMENT
Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-22 LINEAGE.Constituted 50th Bombard-
SeP 1945- ment Squadron (Light) on 20 Nov
SQUADRONS 215

unit, Jan-Oct 1943; replacement training


unit, Oct ig43zApr 1944.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Theater.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. On a disc white, thin border
deep yellow, a blue griffin passant,
trimmed gold, armed and langued gules.
(Approved g Mar 1943.)

f
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Dis-
banded on 1 ay 1944. Reconstituted
on 10Mar 1947. Activated in the reserve
on 16 Apr 194 . Inactivated on 2 Sep
1949. Activated in the reserve on 10Oct
1949. Ordered to active service on 10
Mar 1951. Inac*ted on 22 Mar 1951.
50th FIGHTER

Redesignated 50th Fighter-Bomber


Squadron on 121 Feb 1957. Activated in

1
the reserve 8 J n 1957. Inactivated on
16 NOV1957.
ASSIGNMENTS. 46th Bombardment
Group, 15 Jan 941-1 May 1944. 319th
Bombardment roup, 16 Apr 1947-2 LINEAGE.Constituted 50th Pursuit
Sep 1949. 3igt Bombardment Group, Squadron (Fighter) on 20 Nov 1940.
10 Oct 1949-22 Mar 1951. 319th Fight- Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated
er-Bomber Gro p, 8 Jun-16 Nov 1957. 50th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942.
STATIONS.Sa annah, Ga, 15 Jan 1941; Disbanded on g Aug 1944. Reconsti-
Bowman Field, Ky, i g May 1941; Barks- tuted on 23 May 1947. Activated in the
dale Field, La,' 1 Feb 1942; Galveston reserve on 12 Jun 1947. Inactivated on
Mun Aprt, Tex, 2 Apr 1942; Blythe 27 Jun 1949.
AAB, Calif, i g May 1942; Will Rogers ASSIGNMENTS. 14th Pursuit ( later
Field, Okla, 7 Nov 1942; Drew Field, Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941; 342d
Fla, 6 Oct 1993; Morris Field, NC, 6 Composite Group, 14 Nov 1942; Eighth
Air Force, Feb-g Aug 1944 (attached to
Nov 1943-1 May 1944. Mitchel Field,
8th [later 802d] Reconnaissance Group
NY, 16 Apr 1947; Reading Mun Aprt, [Prov], Mar-g Aug 1944). Second Air
Pa, 27 Jun ig4g-2 Sep 1949. Birming- Force, 12 Jun 1947; 381st Bombardment
ham Mun ~Aprt,Ala, 10 Oct 1949-22 Group, 30 Sep 1947-27 J u 1949.
~
Mar 1951. New Orleans NAS, La, 8 STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 15
Jun-16 Nov 1997. Jan 194.1; March Field, Calif, 10 Jun
AIRCRAFT. A-20, 1941-1944; B-25, 1941; Oakland, Calif, 8 Feb 1942; Ham-
1944. ilton Field, Calif, g May-16 Ju1 1942;
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, Atcham, England, 18 Aug 1942 (oper-
Apr-May 1 9 4 ~ .Operational training ated in Iceland, 18 Aug-14 Nov 1942);
216 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Iceland, 14 Nov 1942; Nuthampstead, ASS~GNMENTS. 314th Transport (later


England, Feb 1944; Cheddington, Eng- Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-27
land, c. 15 Mar 1944; Watton, England, May 1946. 314th Troop Carrier Group,
12 Apr-g Aug 1944. OButt Field, Neb, 17 Oct 1949; 314th Troop Carrier Wing,
12 Jun 1947-27 Jun 1949. 8 Oct 1957-.
AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1942; P-38, STArroNs. Drew Field, Fla, 15 Jun
1942-1944- 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 24 Jun 1942;
OPERATIONS.Patrols on the west Knobnoster, Mo, 4 Nov 1942; Lawson
coast, Feb-Jun 1942. Air defense of Ice- Field, Ga, 22 Feb-3 May 1943; Ber-
land, Aug ig42-Feb 1944. Not opera- guent, French Morocco, 21 May 1943;
tional, Feb-Aug 1944. Kairouan, Tunisia, 26 Jun 1943; Castel-
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. vetrano, Sicily, 2 Sep 1943-16 Feb 1944;
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; Saltby, England, 6 Mar 1944; Poix,
Air Combat, EAME Theater. France, 5 Mar 1945-15 Feb 1946; Boll-
DECORATIONS. None. ing Field, DC, 15 Feb-27 May 1946.
EMBLEM.From a bank of clouds ar- Smyrna AFB, Tenn, 17 Oct 1949-27
gent a winged rattlesnake coiled to Aug 1950; Ashiya, Japan, 4 Sep 1950-15
strike or, marked sable, head erect, open Nov 1954 (operated from Clark AFB,
mouth gules, toothed of the first emit- Luzon, 26 Jun-5 Sep 1954); Sewart
ting from the mouth four projectiles of AFB, Tenn, 15 Nov ig54-.
the fourth; winged of the first bordered AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 1942-
of the last, tail erect showing rattle 1945. c-82, 1949-1950; c-119; 1949-
marked of the third. (Approved 1 Apr 1957; c-130, 1956-.
1942.) OPERATIONS. Included airborne as-
saults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland,
50th TROOP CARRIER and Germany, as well as aerial transpor-
tation in MTO and ETO, during World
War 11. Not operational, Dec ig45-May
1946. Included airborne assaults on
Sukchon/Sunchon and Munsan-ni, as
well as aerial transportation between Ja-
pan and Korea, during Korean War.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Sicily;
/ Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy;
Northern France; Rhineland; Central
Europe. Korean War: U N Defensive;
UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First
LINEAGE. Constituted 50th Transport UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Of-
Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on fensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive;
15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 50th Troop Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
Carrier Squadron on 4 Ju1 1942. Inacti- Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea
vated on 27 May 1946. Redesignated Summer-Fall, 1953.
50th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medi- DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit
um) on 20 Sep 1949. Activated on 17 Citations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France,
OCt 1949. [6-71 Jun 1944; Korea, 28 Nov-io Dec
SQUADRONS 217

1950. Air Force Outstanding Unit Manchester, NH, 12 Dec 1941; Bowman
Awards: 6 May 1953-10 Sep 1954; 11 Field, Ky, 13 Jan 1942; Barksdale Field,
Jan-14 Feb 1945; 1 Jan 1960-31 Dec La, 2 Feb 1942; Galveston Mun Aprt,
1961; 1 Sep 1964-15 Apr 1963. Republic Tex, 31 Mar 1942; Blythe AAB, Calif, 17
of Korea Presidlential Unit Citation: 1 May 1942; Will Rogers Field, Okla, 12
Jul1951-27 JuI 1953. Nov 1942; Drew Field, Fla, 8 Oct 1943;
EMBLEM. On p disc white, with wide Morris Field, NC, 6 Nov 1943-1 May
border gules, a sphere silver-grey, land 1 9 4 . Mitchel Field, NY, g Jul 1947;
areas green, notth polar region white, Reading Mun Aprt, Pa, 27 Jun-2 Sep
longitude and Iqtitude lines and outline 1949. Birmingham Mun Aprt, Ala, 10

I
black, over the pper area of the sphere
a devil's head i rapid motion, a trail
from the head streaking around the
sphere, all gules, eyeball of devil white,
his claw, mouth, eye, and outline detail
Oct ig4g-22 Mar 1951.
AIRCRAFT. A-20, ig4i-ig44; B-25,
1944,
OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine patrols,
Apr-M ay 1942. Operational training
black. ( Approved 16 Apr 1957.) unit, Jan-Oct 1943; replacement training
unit, Oct ig43-Apr 1944.
5 1 s t BOMBARDMENT SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Theater.
DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM.In front of a blue disc, a
bare-fisted prize fighter in fighting
stance, of the Gay Nineties period,
white, outlined black, wearing red tight
trunks banded in the middle with a belt
of black, charged with five stars of
white. (Approved 31 May 1943. )

5 1st FIGHTER
LINEAGE.Constituted 51st Bombard-
ment Squadron (Light) on 20 Nov 1940.
Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Disbanded on
1 May 1944. Reconstituted on 26 May
1947. Activated in the reserve on g JuI
1947. Inactivated on 2 Sep 1949. Acti-
vated in the reserve on 10 Oct 1949.
Ordered to active service on 10 Mar
1951. Inactivated on 22 Mar 1951.
ASSIGNMENTS. 46th Bombardment
Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 May i g ~ 319th
.
Bombardment Group, g Jul 1947-2 Sep
1949. 319th Bombardment Group, 10
Oct 1949-22 Mar 1951. LINEAGE.Constituted 51st Pursuit
STATIONS.Savannah, Ga, 15 Jan 1941; Squadron (Fighter) on 22 Nov 1940.
Bowman Fielql, Ky, 17 May 1941; Activated on I Jan 1941, Redesignated
218 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

51st Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942. LINEAGE. Constituted 51st Transport


Inactivated on 15 Oct 1946. Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on
ASSIGNMENTS.p d Pursuit (later 1 Jun 1942. Redesignated 51st Troop
Fighter) Group, 1 Jan 1941; XXVI Carrier Squadron on 4 JuI 1942. Inacti-
Fighter Command, 1 Nov 1943; 6th vated on g Mar 1946.
Fighter Wing, 25 Aug 1945-15 Oct ASSIGNMENTS.62d Transport (later
1946. Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Jun 1942; Na-
STATIONS.Rio Hato, Panama, 1 Jan ples Air Force General Depot, 14 Nov
1941; Albrook Field, CZ, 1Jan 1941; Rio 1945-9 Mar 1946-
Hato, Panama, c. 21 Aug 1941; Howard STATIONS.Kellogg Field, Mich, 1 Jun
Field, CZ, 10 Dec 1941; France Field, 1942; Florence, SC, 1 Jul-14 Aug 1942;
CZ, 23 Dec 1941 (detachment at Guate- Keevil, England, 10 Oct 1942; Tafar-
mala City, Guatemala, Jan ig4z-g Mar aoui, Algeria, 15 Nov 1942; Nouvion, AI-
1943); Seymour Island, Galapagos, c. g geria, 24 Dec 1942; Matemore, Algeria,
Dec 1942 (detachments at Salinas, Ec- 16 May 1943; Goubrine, Tunisia, z Jul
uador, and Talora, Peru, Dec 19423 1943; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 6 Sep 1943;
Mar 1943); La Joya, Panama, c. 4 Mar Brindisi, Italy, 12 Feb, 1944; Ponte Oli-
1944; Howard Field, CZ, c. 10 Jun vo, Sicily, 27 Mar 1944; Gaudo Airfield,
1944-15 Oct 1946. Italy, 7 May 1944; Galera Airfield, Italy,
AIRCRAFT. P-26, 1941; P-36, 1941- 29 Jun 1944; Foggia, Italy, 30 Sep 1944;
1942; p-407 1942-1944; p-39, 1943- Brindisi, Italy, 29 Oct 1944; Tarquinia,
1945; p-38 1944-1946. Italy, 1 Apr 1945; Rosignano, Italy, 25
OPERATIONS. Air defense for the Pana- May 1945; Capodichino, Italy, 6 Oct
ma Canal during World War 11. Not 1945; Naples, Italy, c. Feb-g Mar 1946.
operational c. May-15 Oct 1946. AIRCRAFT.C-47, 1942-1946.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- OPERATIONS. Included airborne as-
ter. saults on Sicily and Southern France,
CAMPAIGNS. None. support of partisans in Northern Italy
DECORATIONS. None. and the Balkans, and transportation of
EMBLEM.Over and through a light personnel and supplies in MTO, during
blue violet disc, border yellow orange, World War 11.
the head and shoulders of a caricatured, SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
butting, wild, white goat, outlined CAMPAIGNS. Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-
black, horns tan, wearing brown boxing Foggia; Rome-Amo; Southern France;
gloves, having a pugnacious attitude, North Apennines; Po Valley; Air Com-
and brushing nose with thumb of right bat, EAME Theater.
glove. (Approved 6 Apr 1944.) DECORATIONS. None.
EMBLEM. On a light yellow rectangle,
5 1 s t TROOP CARRIER corners rounded, long axis horizontal, a
caricatured pilot in brown flight suit,
red aviator’s helmet and white goggles,
with look of satisfaction on face, strut-
ting across a large white cloud
formation in base outlined light tur-
quoise blue, and pushing a green and
..
gray camouflaged perambulator, holding
SQUADRONS 219
three small caricatured paratroopers in Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; Western
uniform, proper, all emitting white Pacific.
speed lines to rear. (Approved 20 Apr DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
1944.1 tations: Japan, 31 Mar 1945; Japan,
19-26 Jun 1945.
52d BOMBARDMENT EMBLEM.On a white disc edged in
black a brown alligator with tail raised
and holding a black bomb sparked at
the fuse. (Approved 18 Apr 1942.)

52d FIGHTER
LINEAGE.Constituted p d Pursuit
Squadron (Fighter) on 22 Nov 1940.
Activated on 1 Jan 1941. Redesignated
s d Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942.
Disbanded on 25 May 1 9 4 . Reconsti-
tuted on 16 May 1949. Activated in the
reserve on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated
LINEAGE.Constituted p d Bombard- p d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 8
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Dec Mar 1950. Ordered to active service on
1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Inacti- 1 Jun 1951.Inactivated on 8 Jun 1951.
vated on 1 Apr 1944. Redesignated p d ASSIGNMENTS. p d Pursuit (later
Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy). Fighter) Group, 1 Jan 1 9 1 ; Second Air
Activated on 1 d p r 1944. Inactivated on Force, 8 Apr-25 May 1944. Fourth Air
20 May 1946. Force, 27 Jun 1949; Western Air De-
ASSIGNMENTS. 29th Bombardment fense Force, 1 Aug 1950-8 Jun 1951.
Group, 1 Feb 1940-1 Apr 1944. 29th STATIONS. Rio Hato, Panama, 1 Jan
Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1944-20 1941; Albrook Field, CZ, 1 Jan 1941; Rio
May 1946. Hato, Panama, 21 Aug 1941; France
STATIONS. Lahgley Field, Va, 1 Feb Field, CZ, 13 Dec 1941-23 Mar 1944
194% MacDill Field, Fla, 21 May 1940; ( detachment at Seymour Island, Gala-
Gowen Field, Idaho, 25 Jyn 1942-1 Apr pagos, 5 Jun-1 Dec 1942); Lincoln
1944. Pratt MltFld, Kan, 1 Apr-c. 6 Dec AAFld, Neb, 8 Apr-25 May 1 9 4 . Ham-
1944; North Field, Guam, 17 Jan ilton AFB, Calif, 27 Jun 1g4g-8 Jun
1945-20 May 1946. 1951.
AIRCRAFT. *18, 1940-1941; B-17, AIRCRAFT. P-26, 1941; P-36, 1941-
1940-1943; Bi24, 1943-1944. B-17, 1942; p-40, 194551944; p-39, 1943-
1944; B-29,1944-1946. 1944.
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols, OPERATIONS. Air defense for the Pana-
Jan-Jun 1942. Operational and later re- ma Canal during World War 11.
placement tra)ining unit, 194-1944. SERVICESTREAMERS.American Thea-
Combat in Western Pacific, c. 16 ter.
Feb-15 Aug 1941.5. CAMPAIGNS, None.
SERVICESTRESAMERS. None. DECORATIONS. None.
CAMPAIGNS.
Antisubmarine, American EMBLEM.
None.
2u) COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

52d TROOP CARRIER SERVICESTREAMERS.American Thea-


ter.
CAMPAIGNS. None.
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding
Unit Awards: 2 Mar-31 May 1955; 1
Jul 1957-10 Dec 1962; z od-12 Nov
1958; 8 Jul-1 Aug 1960; 1 Sep 1962-15
APr 1963.
EMBLEM.On a white disc, border
green, a kangaroo proper, wearing black
boxing gloves on forepaws, carrying
three young kangaroos in pouch, wear-
ing green helmets and carrying a black
LINEAGE.Constituted p d Transport gun with fixed bayonet, revolver, and
Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on “tommy” gun respectively from right to
15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 52d Troop left. (Approved 14 May 1943.)
Carrier Squadron on 4 Ju1 1942. Dis-
banded on 14 Apr i g ~ Reconstituted,
. 53d BOMBARDMENT
and redesignated 52d Troop Carrier
Squadron (Medium), on 10 May 1949.
Activated in the reserve on 27 Jun 1949.
1951. Inactivated on g May 1951. Rede-
Ordered to active service on 1 May
signated 52d Troop Carrier Squadron
(Heavy) on ig Mar 1953. Activated on
20 Jun 1 9 s .
ASSIGNMENTS.63d Transport (later
Troop Carrier) Group, 15 Jun 1942-14
Apr 1944. 63d Troop Carrier Group, 27
Jun i94g-g May 1951. 63d Troop Car-
rier Group, 20 Jun 1 9 s ; 63d Troop Car- LINEAGE.Constituted 53d Bombard-
rier Wing, 18 Jan ig@-. ment Squadron (Light) on m Nov
’ STATIONS. Camp Williams, Wis, 15 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Dis-
Jun 1942; Dodd Field, Tex, 17 Sep 1942; banded on 1 May 1944.
Stuttgart, Ark, 18 Nov 194% Victorville, ASSIGNMENTS. 46th Bombardment
Calif, 25 Dec 1942; Lawson Field, Ga, 5 Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 May i g ~ .
May 1943; Grenada AAFld, Miss, 3 Jun STATIONS. Savannah, Ga, 15 Jan 1941;
1943; Sedalia AAFld, Mo, c. ig Jan-14 Bowman Field, Ky, 15 May 1941; Barks-
Apr 1944. Floyd Bennett NAS, NY, 27 dale Field, La, 4 Feb 1942; Galveston
Jun 1949-9 ‘May 1951. Altus AFB, Okla, Mun Aprt, Tex, 1 Apr 1942; Blythe
20 Jun 1953; Donaldson AFB, SC, 15 AAB, Calif, 21 May 1942; Will Rogers
OCt 1953-. Field, Okla, 13 Nov 1942; Drew Field,
AIRCRAFT. c-53, 1942-1943; c-47, Fla, 8 Oct 1943; Morris Field, NC, 6
1942-1944. c-124, 1953-. Nov 1943-1 May 1944.
OPERATIONS.Replacement training, AIRCRAFT. A-20, 1941-1944; B-25,
1943-1944* 1944.
SQUADRONS 221

OPERATIONS. , Antisubmarine patrols, Hato, Panama, c. 21 Aug 1941; France


Apr-May ig4p. Operational training Field, CZ, c. 12 Dec 1941; Chorrera,
unit, Jan-Oct 1943; replacement training Panama, 7 J a n 4 Jun 1943; Charleston,
unit, Oct iw3qApr 1944. SC, 23 Jun 1943; Biggs Field, Texas, c.
SERVICE STRB~QMERS. None. 15 Sep 1943; Ainsworth AAFld, Neb, 23
CAMPAIGNS. ,@tisubmarine, American Nov 1943-11 Mar 1944; Kingsnorth,
Theater. England, 5 Apr 1944; Brucheville,
DECORATION$. None. France, c. 7 Jul 1944; Le Mans, France,
EMBLEM. Oq a diamond red, point to c. 29 Aug 1944; Athis, France, c. 23 Sep
base, bordure, black, piped white, a 1944; Juvincourt, France, 5 Oct 194.4;
black panther 'leaping bendsinistenvise, Le Culot, Belgium, c. 23 Oct 1944;
superimposed n a white aerial bomb Aachen, Germany, 28 Mar 194.5; Nieder-
P
falling to base. (Approved 6 Nov 1942.) mennig, Germany, 8 Apr 1945;
KassellRothwesten, Germany, 20 Apr
53d FIGHTER 1945-15 Feb 1946; Bolling Field, DC,
15 Feb-31 Mar 1946. France Field, CZ,
15 Oct 1946; Howard Field, CZ, 1 Dec
1947-21 JuI 1948; Furstenfeldbruck
AFB, Germany, c. 13 Aug 1948; Bitburg
AB, Germany, 22 Jul 1952; Landstuhl
AB, Germany, 17 Dec 1956; Bitburg AB,
Germany, 3 Oct 1961-.
AIRCRAFT. P-26, 1941; P-36,
1941-1942; P-40, 1942-1943; P-47,
1943-1946. p-47, 1946-1947; p-80,
1947-1950; F-84, 1950-1953; F-86,
1953-1956; F-loo, 1956-1961; F-105,
LINEAGE.Constituted 53d Pursuit 1961-.
Squadron (Fibhter) on 22 Nov 1940. OPERATIONS. Air defense for the Pana-
Activated on p Jan 1941. Redesignated ma Canal until Jun 1943. Combat in
53d Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942. ETO, 8 May 1944-8 May 1945.
Inactivated 04 31 Mar 1946. Activated SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
on 15 Oct 1946. Redesignated: 53d ter.
Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20 Jan CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
1950; 53d Fi hter-Day Squadron on g Normandy; Northern France; Rhine-
pd
Aug 19%; 53 Tactical Fighter Squad- land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe;
ron on 8 Jul 1958. Air Combat, EAME Theater.
ASSIGNMENTS. p d Pursuit (later DECORATIONS. Dissnguished Unit Ci-
Fighter) Grodp, 1 Jan 1941; 36th Fight- tations: France, 1 Sep 1944; Germany,
er Group, 23 Jun 1943-31 Mar 1946. 12 Apr 1945. Cited in the Order of the
36th Fighter (later Fighter-Bomber; Day, Belgian Army: 1 Oct 1944-17 Dec
Fighter-Day) IGroup, 15 Oct 1946; 36th 1944; 18 Dec 1944-15 Jan 1945. Belgian
Fighter-Day I(later Tactical Fighter) Fourragere. Air Force Outstanding Unit
Wing, 8 Dec i957-. Award: May ig56-May 1958.
STATIONS.Rio Hato, Panama, 1 Jan EMBLEM.On a light grayed blue vi-
1941; Albrook Field, CZ, 1 Jan 1941; Rio olet disc, thin border red, piped white, a
222 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

caricatured, pugnacious tiger proper, Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 8 Aug 1947;


strutting on hind legs, wearing a dark Templehof AB, Germany, 20 Jan 1948;
red turtleneck sweater, a black and Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 22 Apr
white derby hat, and a pair of white 1948-21 Jul 1950; McChord AFB, Wash,
boxing gloves on the forelegs, emitting 26 Jul-Dec 1950; Ashiya, Japan, 13 Dec
white speed lines to the rear. (Approved 1950; Johnson AB, Japan, 13 Sep
28 OCt 1943.) 1950-18 Nov 1952; Larson AFB, Wash,
21 Nov 1952; Donaldson AFB, SC, 21
53d TROOP CARRIER Aug 1954-.
t hRCRAFT. c-47, 1942-1945. c-47,
1946-1948; c-54, 1948-1952; c-124,
1952--.
OPERATIONS. World War 11: Included
airborne assaults on Sicily, Normandy,
Holland, and Germany; aerial transpor-
tation in MTO and ETO. Berlin Airlift,
ig48-ig4g. Korean War: Aerial trans-
portation from US to Japan, Aug-Dec
1950, and between Japan and Korea, 13
Dec ig50-Nov 199.
SERVICE STREAMERS.American Thea-
LINEAGE.Constituted 53d Transport ter.
Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Sicily;
1 Jun 1942. Redesignated 53d Troop Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern
Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inacti- France; Rhineland; Central Europe. Ko-
vated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 30 rean War: OCF Intervention; First UN
Sep 1946. Redesignated: 53d Troop Car- Counter Offensive; CCF Spring Offen-
rier Squadron (Medium) on 1 Jul 1948; sive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Sec-
53d Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) ond Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
on 15 Aug 1948. Fall, 1952.
ASSIGNMENTS.61st Transport (later DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Troop Carrier) Group, 1 Jun 1942-31 tations: Sicily, 11Jul 1943; France, [6-73
Jul 1945. 61st Troop Carrier Group, 30 Jun 1944; Korea, 13 Dec ig5o-zi Apr
Sep 1946; 63d Troop Carrier Group, 8 1951. Air Force Outstanding Unit
Oct 1959; 63d Troop Carrier Wing, 18 Award: 1 Jul 1957-10 Dec 1962. Repub-
Jan 1963-. lic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation:
STATIONS.Pope Field, NC, 1 Jun 1Jul ig5i-[i8 Nov 19521.
1942-3 May 1943; Lourmel, Algeria, 15 EMBLEM.On a blue disc within a
May 1943; Kairouan, Tunisia, Jun 194.3; wide yellow border and a narrow red
Licata, Sicily, 6 Aug 1943; Sciacca, Sici- border, two playing cards one on top of
ly, 6 Oct 1943-12 Feb 1944; Barkston, the other at an angle, the upper one the
England, 18 Feb 1944; Abbeville, black jack card, in proper colors. On a
France, 13 Mar-18 May 1945; Waller yellow scroll below the disc the motto
Field, Trinidad, 29 May-31 Ju1 1945. “Primus Cum Plurimi,” First with the
Orly Field, France, 30 Sep 1946; Esch- Most, in black letters. (Approved 10
born AB, Germany, 14 Dec 1946; SeP 1953.)
SQUADRONS 223

54th BQMBARDMENT 1927-30 Apr 1931. Maxwell Field, Ala,


15 Jul 1931-1 Sep 1936. Maxwell Field,
Ala, 1 Oct 1939; Orlando, Fla, 2 Sep
1940; Elgin Field, Fla, 29 Jun 1941-1
May 1942.
AIRCRAFT. In addition to BT-2 appar-
ently included DH-4 and PT-3 during
period 1927-1931. Apparently included
A-3 and 0-25 during period 1931-1935;
included B-4 during period 1935-1936.
In addition to B-18, 1 9 4 , B-23,
ig4o-ig42, and B-26, 1g+-1g4z7 in-
LINEAGE.Organized as 54th Aero cluded A-12, B-12, B-17, B-25, 0-38,
Squadron on 8 Aug 1917. Redesignated OA-g, PB-2, PT-14, and PT-17, during
466th Aero Squadron on 1 Feb 1918. period 1939-1942.
Demobilized on 10 Feb 1919. Reconsti- OPERATTONS. Constructed facilities,
tuted and consolidated (1936) with 1917-1918. Tested equipment, 1940-
54th School Squadron which was consti- 1942.
tuted on 6 Feb 1923. Activated on 31 Ju1 SERVICESTREAMERS. Theater of Oper-
1927. Inactivated on 30 Apr 1931. ations.
Activated on 15 Jul 1931. Redesignated CAMPAIGNS. None.
54th Bombardment Squadron on 1 Mar DECORATIONS. None.
1935. Inactivated on 1 Sep 1936. Acti- EMBLEM. On a blue disc a lamp of
vated on 1 Oct 1939. Redesignated 54th knowledge with the frame in the form
Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on of a sinister wing, displayed within a
6 Dec 1939. Disbanded on 1 May 1942. border, all gold. (Approved 10 Oct
ASSIGNMENTS. Unkn, 8 Aug-Nov 1917; 1931.)
Third Aviation Instruction Center, Nov
1917; Air Service Production Center No.
54th FIGHTER

1
2, Mar-Dec 918; unkn, Dec 1918-10
Feb 1919. 13 h School Group, 31 Jul
1927-30 Apr 931. Air Corps Tactical
School, 15 Ju 1931; 2d Bombardment
Group (attac ed to Air Corps Tactical
School), 1 Mar 1935-1 Sep 1936. 23d
Composite Group (later Air Corps Prov-
ing Ground Detachment; Air Forces
Proving Ground Group), 1 Oct 1939-1
May 1942.
STATIONS. Kelly Field, Tex, 8 Aug
1917; Hazelhwst Field, NY, 21 S e p i 3
Oct 1917; Issoudun, France, 4 Nov LINEAGE.Constituted 54th Pursuit
1917; Romorahtin, France, i g Mar 1918; Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
Brest, France? 28 Dec igi8-c. 12 Jan 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede-
1919; Garden City, NY, c. 31 Jan-io signated 9 t h Fighter Squadron on 15
Feb 1919. Miarch Field, Calif, 31 Jul May 1942. Inactivated on 21 Mar 1946.
224 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Redesignated 54th Fighter-Interceptor 54th TROOP CARRIER


Squadron on 10 Oct 1952. Activated on
1 Dec 1952. Discontinued, and inacti-
vated, on 25 Dec 1960.
ASSIGNMENTS. 55th Pursuit (later
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941 (attached
to XI Fighter Command, 31 May-11
Sep 1941); 343d Fighter Group, 11 Sep
1942-21 Mar 1946. 31st Air Division, 1
Dec 1952; 29th Air Division, 16 Feb
1953-25 Dec 1960.
STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 15
Jan 1941; Portland AB, Ore, 22 May LINEAGE. Constituted 54th Transport
1941; Paine Field, Wash, 22 Jan-25 May Squadron on 30 May 1942. Activated on
1942; Elmendorf Field, Alaska, 31 1 Jun 1942. Redesignated: 54th Troop
May-c. 24 Aug 1942 (detachments at Ft Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 54th
Randall, Alaska, c. 6 Jun-c. 31 Jul 1942, Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) on 20
and at Ft Glenn, Alaska, c. 6 Jun-c. 19 Juli948. Inactivated on 5 Mar 1949. Ac-
Sep 1942); Adak, c. 31 Aug 194.2; Am- tivated on 20 Sep 1949.
chitka, 12 Mar 1943; Shemya, c. 18 Oct ASSIGNMENTS.64th Transport Group
1943; Attu, c. 20 Nov 1943-8 Mar 1946; 1 Jun 1942; 315th Transport (later
Ft Lawton, Wash, 20-21 Mar 1946. Troop Carrier) Group, 11 Jun 1942;
Rapid City AFB, SD, 1 Dec 1952-25 Fourth Air Force, 23 Oct 1942; XI
Dec 1960. Air Force Service Command, 15 Nov
194% (attached to Troop Carrier
AIRCRAFT. P-36, 1941-1942; P-40,
Group [Prov], 1 Jul 1943-18 Feb 1944);
1941-1942; p-43, 1941-1942; F-5, 1943; Eleventh Air Force (later Alaskan
P-38, 1942-1946. F-51, 1952-1953; Air Command), 10 Oct 1944-5 Mar
F-84, 1953-1954; F-86, 1954-1957; 194.9 (attached to United States Air
F-897 1957-1960. Forces in Europe, 2-29 Jul 1948; Airlift
OPERATIONS. Defense of Alaska dur- Task Force [Prov], 29 Jul-30 Nov 1948).
ing World War 11. Alaskan Air Command (attached to 57th
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Fighter Wing), 20 Sep 1949; 5039th Air
CAMPAIGNS. Aleutian Islands; Air Transport Group, 1Jan 1951; Eighteenth
Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Air Force, 23 Jul 1956; 63d Troop Car-
DECORATIONS. None. rier Wing, 1Jul 1957; 63d Troop Carrier
EMBLEM.On a medium blue disc, a Group, 8 Oct 1959; 63d Troop Carrier
Wing, 18 Jan 1963-.
conventionalized leopard yellow orange, STATIONS. Hamilton Field, Calif, 1Jun
trimmed black, tongue and eye red, 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, c. i g Jun
teeth white, wearing white boxing 1942; Florence, SC, 3 Aug-17 Oct 1942;
gloves, and striking and splitting a red Elmendorf Field, Alaska, 15 Nov 1942-5
aerial bomb, trimmed yellow; white im- Mar 1949 (detachment operated from
pact marks at point of blow. (Approved RheinIMain AB, Germany, 2 Jul-26 Sep
SeP 1943. ) 1948, and Fassberg RAF Station, Ger-
SQUADRONS ' 225

many, 26 Sep-go Nov 1948). Elmendorf 467th Aero Squadron on 1 Feb 1918.
AFB, Alaska, 40 Sep 1949; Donaldson Demobilized on 16 Mar 1919. Reconsti-
AFB, SC, 23 Julig56-. tuted, and redesignated 55th Pursuit
AIRCRAFT. c-60, 1942-1944; c-47, Squadron, on 24 Mar 1923. Activated on
1942-1949; G 5 4 , 1946-1949; c-82, 15 Nov 1930. Redesignated: 55th Pur-
1949. c-54, 1949-1952; suit Squadron (Fighter) on 6 Dec 1939;
c-82,
1951-1952; C-124, i g p . 55th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on
OPERATIONS. 12 Mar 1941; 55th Fighter Squadron on
Aerial transportation in
Alaska during World War 11. Berlin air-15 May 1942. Inactivated on 18 Oct
lift, Jul-Nov 1948. 1945. Activated on 29 Ju1 1946. Redesig-
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. nated: 55th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
CAMPAIGNS.Aleutian Islands; Air on 20 Jan 1950; 55th Tactical Fighter
Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Squadron on 8 Jul1958.
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding ASSIGNMENTS.Unkn, g Aug-Nov 1917;
Unit Award: 1 Jul 1957-10 Dec 1962. Third Aviation Instruction Center, Nov
EMBLEM.Over and through a light 1917; Aerial Gunnery School, May 1918;
turquoise blue disc, border black, a cari-
2d Air Depot, Nov 1918-Feb 1919;
catured beaver brown and tan, leaping unkn, Feb-16 Mar 1919. 2d Bombard-
ment Wing (attached to 20th Pursuit
through the air, holding an aircraft mo-
tor with whirling propeller under eachGroup), 15 Nov 1930; 8th Pursuit
foreleg, and carrying two caricatured Group (attached to 20th Pursuit
paratroopers and two boxes of freight Group), 1 Apr 1931; 20th Pursuit (later
tan and brown, on his back, proper; Fighter) Group, 15 Jun 1932-18 Oct
small speed indication dark brown and 1945. 20th Fighter (later Fighter-Bomb-
white in base point. Motto: On a whiteer) Group, 29 Jul 1946; 20th Fighter-
scroll, edged black, below the emblem,Bomber (later Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8
EAGER BEAVERS inscribed in black. Feb ig55-.
Above the disc a white scroll, edged STATIONS.Kelly Field, Tex, g Aug
black, to be inscribed with the unit's1917; Hazelhurst Field, NY, 21 S e p i 3
designation. (Approved 18Jul1956. ) Oct 1917; Issoudun, France, 4 Nov
1917; St Jean-de-Monts, France, 16 May
55th FIGHTER 1918; Latrecey, France, 6 Nov igi8-c. 8
Feb 1919; Garden City, NY, c. 4-16 Mar
1919. Mather Field, Calif, 15 Nov
1930-14 Oct 1932; Barksdale Field, La,
31 Oct 1932; Moffett Field, Calif, 19
Nov 1939; Hamilton Field, Calif, g Sep
1940; Wilmington, NC, c. 22 Feb 1942;
Morris Field, NC, 23 Apr 1942; Drew
Field, Fla, 7 Aug 1942; Paine Field,
Wash, 30 Sep 1942; March Field, Calif,
c. i Jan-11 Aug 1943; Wittering, Eng-
land, c. 27 Aug 1943; Kings Cliffe,
LINEAGE.Organized as 55th Aero England, Apr 1944-11 Oct 1945; Camp
Squadron on CJ Aug 1917. Redesignated Kilmer, NJ, 16-18 Oct 1945. Biggs
226 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Field, Tex, 29, Jul 1946; Shaw Field, SC, Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on
c. 25 Oct 1946; Langley AFB, Va, ig 27 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service
Nov 1951--22 May 1 9 9 ; Wethersfield, on 15 Oct 1950. Inactivated on 14 Jul
England, i Jun 1 9 9 ; Sculthorpe, Eng- 199. Activated in the reserve on 14 Jul
land, g Aug 1955; Wethersfield, Eng- 1952. Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957.
land, 27 Apr ig56-. ASSIGNMENTS. 375th Troop Carrier
AIRCRAFT.In addition to P-12, 1930- Group, 18 Nov 1942-25 Mar 1946.375th
1935; included DH-4 during 1931; Troop Carrier Group, g Aug 1947-14 Jul
P-26, 1934-1938; P-36, ig38-ig40; 199. 375th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Ju1
p-40, 1940-1942; p-39, 1942-1943; 1942-1.6 NOV1957.
p-38, 1943-1944; p-51, 1944-1945. STATIONS. Bowman Field, Ky, 18 Nov
p-51, 1946-1948; F-84, 1948-1957; 1942; Sedalia (AAFld, Mo, 24 Jan 194.3;
F-100, 1957-.
Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 6 May
OPERATIONS. Constructed and main-
tained facilities (after 6 Nov 1918 in 1943; Baer Field, Ind, 2-17 Jun 1943;
Zone of Advance), Nov igi7-c. Dec Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 15 Jul
1918. Provided personnel for and helped 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, ig Aug
train new units, ig+-ig42. Combat in 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 22
ETO, 28 Dec 1943-25 Apr 1945. Dec 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Apr
SERVICE STREAMERS. World War I: 1944; Biak, c. 1 Oct 1944; San Marcelli-
Theater of Operations. World War 11: no, Luzon, i g Feb 195; Porac, Luzon,
American Theater. 16 May 1945; Okinawa, 25 Aug 1945;
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe; Tachikawa, Japan, c. 20 Sep 1945-25
Normandy; Northern France; Rhine- Mar 1946. Reading M l d , Pa, g Aug
land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; 1947; North East Aprt, Philadelphia, Pa,
Air Combat, EAME Theater. 22 Oct 1947; Greater Pittsburgh Aprt,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Pa, 27 Jun 1949; Creenville AFB, SC, 16
tation: Central Germany, 8 Apr 194. Oct 1950-14 Jul 199. Pittsburgh, Pa, 14
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul1952116 Nov 1957.
A I R C ~ F T . C-47, 1942-1945; B-17,
Ju1195C30 S ~ 1957.
P
EMBLEM.On a yellow disc bordered 1944; C+46, 1944-1946. c-82, 1950-
in blue, placed in saltire and interlaced 1952.
with a blue annulet a winged arrow OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in
point up and a winged sword point Southwest and Western Pacific during
down, both black with that portion on World Wlar 11; airborne assault on Nad-
the border yellow. (Approved 4 May zab, NewIGuinea, 5 Sep 1943.
1932.)

55th TROOP CARRIER


LINEAGE.
Constituted 55th Troop Car-
!
SERYICSTREAMERS. None.
CAMP GNS. Air Offensive, Japan;
New Gui ea; Northern Solomons; Bis-
marck qchipelago; Western Pacific;
Leyte; Lluzon; Southern Philippines;
rier Squadron on 12 Nov 1942. Ryukyus.
Activated on 18 Nov 1942. Inactivated DECOWTIONS. Philippine Presidential
on 25 Mar 1946. Activated in the reserve Unit Citation.
on g Aug 1947. Redesignated 55th EMBLEV.None.
SQUADRONS 227
54th FIGmER AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1941-1943; P-51,
1943-1944. F-51, igp-19%; F-86,
1953-1958; F-104, 1958-1960.
OPERATIONS. Air defense of the west
coast, May-Jun 1942, and Alaska, 20
Jun-21 Dec 1942; replacement training,
Apr ig43-Apr 1944.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS. Air Combat, Asiatic-Pa-
cific Theater.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit
Citation: [Alaska, Junl-4 Nov 1942.
EMBLEM.A caricatured “policeman”
bird tenne, feet and beak yellow, wear-
ing a red policeman’s coat with tails,
LINEAGE.Constituted 56th Pursuit trimmed with gold belt, star, collar and
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov sleeve braid, and buttons, and an ultra-
1940, Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede- marine blue policeman’s “bobby” hat
signated 56th Fighter Squadron on 15 with yellow crescent moon thereon,
May 1942. Disbanded on 1 May 1944. strutting out of white disc formed by
Reconstituted, and redesignated 56th border of yellow stars in orle, arranged
Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, on 14 five and six respectively, and swinging a
Nov 199. Activated on 27 Nov 199. red “billy” outlined black by cord held
Discontinued on 1Mar 1960. between thumb and right forefinger.
ASSIGNMENTS. 54th Pursuit (later (Approved 1 Mar 1944.)
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 May
1944. 4708th Defense Wing, 27 Nov 56th TROOP CARRIER
19%; 575th Air Defense Group, 16 Feb LINEAGE.Constituted 56th Troop Car-
1953; 4706th Air Defense Wing, 18 Aug rier Squadron on 12 Nov 1942.
1955; 58th Air Division, 1 Mar 1956; Activated on 18 Nov 1942. Inactivated
30th Air Division, 1 Sep 1958; Detroit on 25 Mar 1946. Activated in the reserve
Air Defense Sector, 1 Apr 1959; Depart- on 3 Aug 1947. Redesignated 56th
ment of the Air Force, 1Mar 1g6o-. Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on
STATIONS. Hamilton Field, Calif, 15 27 Jun 199. Ordered to active service
Jan 1941; Eyerett, Wash, 26 Jun 1941; on 15 Oct 1950. Inactivated on 14 Jul
Harding Fie$ La, 31 Jan 1942 (detach- 19%. Activated in the reserve on 14 Jul
ment operate from Santa Ana, Calif, 28 199. Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957.
May-12 Jun 1942; Nome, Alaska, 20 ASSIGNMENTS. 375th Troop Carrier
Jun-20 Oct 1942; Anchorage, Alaska, 23 Group, 18 Nov 194-25 Mar 1946.375th
Oct-21 Dec 1942); Bartow AAFld, Fla, Troop Carrier Group, 3 Aug 1947-14 Jul
11 May 1943-1 May 1944. Selfridge 19%. 375th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jul
AFB, Mich, 27 Nov 1952; Wright-Pat- 1952-16 NOV1957.
terson AFB, Ohio, 18 Aug 1955-1 Mar STATIONS.Bowman Field, Ky, 18 Nov
1960. 1942; Sedalia AAFld, Mo, 23 Jan 1943;
228 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 3 May 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Rede-


1943; Baer Field, Ind, 2-17 Jun 1943;
signated 57th Fighter Squadron on 15
Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 15 Ju1May 1942. Disbanded on 1 May 1944.
1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 2 Aug Reconstituted on 24 Mar 1947. Acti-
1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 23 vated in the reserve on 15 May 1947. In-
Dec 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Apr
activated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated
1944; Biak, i g Sep 19%; San Jose, Min-
57th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on
doro, 27 Feb 1945; Porac, Luzon, c. 20
11 Feb 1953. Activated on 27 Mar 1953.
May 1945; Okinawa, c. 20 Aug 1945; ASSIGNMENTS. 9 t h Pursuit (later
Tachikawa, Japan, c. 20 Sep 1945-25Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 May
Mar 1946. Greater Pittsburgh Aprt, Pa,
1944. 459th Bombardment Group, 15
3 Aug 1947; Greenville AFB, SC, 16 Oct
May 1947-27 Jun 1949. 528th Air De-
1950-14 Jul 1952. Pittsburgh, Pa, 14 Jul
fense Group, 27 'Mar 1953; Iceland Air
1952-16 NOV1957. Defense Force, 13 Nov 1954; 1400th
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1942-1945; B-17, Operations Group, 18 Dec 1955; Air
1944; C-46, 1944-1946. C-82 1950- Forces Iceland, 1Jul i g b .
1952. STATIONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 15
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in
Jan 1941; Everett, Wash, 26 Jun 1941;
Southwest and Western Pacific during
Harding Field, La, 31 Jan 1942 (detach-
World War 11; airborne assault on Nad-
ment operated from San Diego, Calif, 28
zab, New Guinea, on 5 Sep 1943. May-12 Jun 1942; Anchorage, Alaska,
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 20 Jun-30 Sep 1942; Kodiak, Alaska, 30
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; Sep-1 Dec 1942); Bartow AAFld, Fla,
New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bis-11 May 1943-1 May 1944. Davis-
marck [Archipelago; Western Pacific;
Monthan AFB, Ariz, 15 May 1947-27
Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines;Jun 1949. Presque Isle AFB, Maine, 27
Ryukyus. Mar 1953; Keflavik Aprt, Iceland, 12
DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential
NOV1954-.
Unit Citation. AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1941-1943; P-51,
EMBLEM. None. 1943-1944. F-89, 1953-1962; F-102,
1962--.
57th FIGHTER OPERATIONS. Air defense of the west
coast, May-Jun 1942, and Alaska, 20
Jun-1 Dec 1942; replacement training,
APr 1943-Apr 1944.
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS.Air Combat, Asiatic-
Pacific Theater.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tation: [Alaska, Junl-4 Nov 1942.
EMBLEM. On 2 blue disc with a white
cloud formation outlined in black issu-
ing from base crossed by a yellow light-
LINEAGE.Constituted 57th Pursuit ning flash striking from upper right to-
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov ward lower left, a black helmet
SQUADRONS ' 2%

garnished white, all with a yellow bor- 1958. Military Air Transport Service, 8
der; in base an and over the border a Feb 1962; 9th Weather Reconnaissance
black scroll edged with white bearing Group, 16 Feb ig6z-.
three white gtars. (Approved 27 Apr STATTONS.Hamilton Field, Calif, 1
1954.) Aug 1943; Redding AAFld, Calif, 1 Nov
1943; Hamilton Field, Calif, 16 Mar
57th RECONNAISSANCE 1944; DeRidder AAB, La, 28 Mar 1944;
Stuttgart AAFld, Ark, 8 Feb 1945; Will
Rogers Field, Okla, 21 Ju1 1945; Rapid
City AAFld, SD, 29 Jul 1945-25 Jan
1946. Hamilton Field, Calif, 1 Aug
1947-27 Jun 1949. Hickam AFB, TH, 21
Feb 1951-18 Oct 1958. Kirtland AFB,
NM, 16 Feb 1962; Avalon Aprt, Austral-
ia, c. 13 Sep 1962-.
AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1943-1944; A-36,
1944; p-40, 1944-1945; B-25, 1945;
LINEAGE.Constituted 399th Fighter P-61, 1945. WB-29, 1951-1956; WB-50,
Squadron on 26 May 1943. Activated on 1956-1958. B-57,1962-.
1 Aug 1943. Redesignated: 399th Fight- OPERATIONS. Air defense and replace-
er-Bomber Squadron on 5 Apr 1944; ment training until Mar 1944, and after-
399th Fighter Squadron on 5 Apr 1944; ward replacement training plus air
57th Reconnaissance Squadron ( Weath- support for army maneuvers until Jul
er) on 7 Jul 1945. Inactivated on 25 Jan 1945.
1946. Redesignated 57th Reconnaissance SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
Squadron (Very Long Range, Weather) ter.
on 3 Jul 1947. Activated in the reserve CAMPAIGNS. None.
on 1 Aug 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding
1949. Redesignated 57th Strategic Re- Unit Award: Mar-Oct 1956.
connaissance Squadron ( Medium, EMBLEM.On a medium blue disc
Weather) on 22 Jan 1951. Activated on edged white, within a wide red border,
21 Feb 1951. Redesignated 57th Weath- the top of a white globe issuing from
er Reconnaissance Squadron on 15 Feb base, grid lines black, below four white
19%. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1958. Acti- stars in sinister forming the constella-
vated on 8 Feb 1962. Organized on 16 tion, Southern Cross, and a large black
Feb 1962. and white star issuing from dexter chief;
ASSIGNMENTS.369th Fighter Group, 1 over all, the tips of its wings invading
Aug 1943; Third Air Force, 7 JuI 1945; the border in sinister chief and in sinis-
111 Reconnaissance Command, 21 JuI ter base, an Air Force golden yellow
1945-25 Jan 1946. 70th Reconnaissance swept-wing airfoil in flight to dexter
Group, 1 Aug 1947-27 Jun 1949. Air charged with a torteau encircled by
Weather Service, 21 Feb 1951; 2142d three black orbits; outlines and details
Air Weather Wing, 20 May 199;. 1st black throughout. (Approved 12 Sep
Weather Wing, 8 Feb 1954-18 Oct 1962. )
23Q COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

57th TROOP CARRIER DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential


LINEAGE. Constituted 57th Troop Car- Unit Citation.
rier Squadron on 12 Nov 1942.Activat- EMBLEM.None.
ed on 18 Nov 1942. Inactivated on 25
Mar 1946.Activated in the reserve on 3 58th FIGHTER
Aug 1947. Redesignated 57th Troop
Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 27 Jun
1949.Ordered to active service on 15
Oct 1950. Inactivated on 14 Jul 1952.
Activated in the reserve on 14 Jul 199.
Inactivated on 1 Apr 19%.
ASSIGNMENTS.375th Troop Carrier
Group, 18 Nov 1942-25Mar 1946.375th
Troop Carrier Group, 3 Aug 1947-14 Jul
19%. 375th Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jul
1952-1 Apr 19%.
STATIONS. Bowman Field, Ky, 18 Nov
1942;Sedalia AAFld, Mo, 24 Jan 1943; LINEAGE.Constituted 58th Pursuit
Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 6 May Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
1943; Baer Field, Ind, 3-14 Jun 1943; 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941,Redes-
Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 30 Jun ignated 58th Fighter Squadron on 15
1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 3 Aug May 1942. Inactivated on 8 Dec 1945.
1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 20 Activated on 20 Aug 1946.Redesignated
Dec 1943;Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Apr 58th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on
1944;Biak, 23 Sep 1944;San Jose, Min- 20 Jan 1950. Discontinued, and inacti-
doro, 8 Mar 1945;Porac, Luzon, u) May vated, on 25 Dec ig60.
1945; Okinawa, c. 20 Aug 1945;Tachi- ASSIGNMENTS. 33d Pursuit (later
kawa, Japan, c. 20 Sep 1945-25Mar Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-8 Dec
1946. Greater Pittsburgh Aprt, Pa, 3 1945. x d Fighter (later Fighter-
Aug 1947; Greenville AFB, SC, 16 Oct Interceptor) Group, 20 Aug 1946;
1950-14 Jul 19%. Pittsburgh, Pa, 14 Jul 4707th Defense Wing, 6 Feb 19%;
199-1 Apr 19%. 564th Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953;
AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1942-1945; B-17, 33d Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955;4735th
1944; C-46, 1944-1946. C-82, Air Defense Group, 18 Aug 1957; 34th
Air Division, 1 Aug 1959;Albuquerque
1950-1952. Air Defense Sector, 1 Jan 1960; Okla-
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in
Southwest and Western Pacific during homa City Air Defense Sector, 15 Sep
5
-
1 Dec 1960.
World War 11; airborne assault on Nad-
STATIONS. Mitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan
zab, New Guinea, 5 Sep 1945. 1941 (operated from Farmingdale, NY,
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 7-14 Dec 1941); Philadelphia, Pa, 13
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; Dec 1941;Norfolk, Va, 16 Jan 194.2(op-
New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bis- erated from San Francisco, Calif,
marck Archipelago; Western Pacific; May-Jun 1942);Langley Field, Va, 22
Leyte; Luzon; Southern Pldppines; Sep-14 Oct 1942;Port Lyautey, French
Ryukyus. Morocco, 10 Nov 1942;Thelepte, Tuni-
SQUADRONS 231
sia, 12 Dec 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 7 58th RECONNAISSANCE
Feb 1943; Berteaux, Algeria, 2 Mar
1943; Ebba Ksour, Tunisia, 13 Apr 1943;
Menzel Temime, Tunisia, 15 May 1943;
Pantelleria, c. 28 Jun 1943; Licata, Sici-
ly, 18 Jul 1943; Paestum, Italy, 14 Sep
1943; Santa Maria, Italy, 18 Nov 1943;
Cercola, Italy, 1 Jan-c. 6 Feb 1944; Ka-
rachi, India, c. 18 Feb 1944;
Pungchacheng, China, c. 30 Apr 1944;
Moran, India, 31 Aug 1944; Sahmaw,
Burma, 26 Dec 1944; Dudhkundi, India,
c. 15 May-15 Nov 1945; Camp Shanks, LINEAGE.Constituted 400th Fighter
NY, 7-8 Dec 1945. Neubiberg, Ger- Squadron on 26 May 1943. Activated on
many, 20 Aug 1946; Bad Kissingen, Ger- 1 Aug 1943. Redesignated: 400th Fight-
many, Jul-25 Aug 1947; Andrews Field, er-Bomber Squadron on 5 Apr 1944;
Md, 25 Aug 1947; Roswell AAFld, NM, 400th Fighter Squadron on 5 Jun 1944;
16 Sep 1947; Otis AFB, Mass, 16 Nov 58th Reconnaissance Squadron (Weath-
1948; Walker AFB, NM, 2 Aug 1959-25 er) on 7 Jul 1945. Inactivated on 31
Dec 1960. May 1946. Redesignated 58th Strategic
AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1941; P-40, Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium,
1941-1944; p-47, 1944-1945; p-38, Weather) on 22 Jan 1951. Activated on
1944-1945. p-517 1946-1949; F-84, 21 Feb 1951. Redesignated 58th Weath-
1948-1950; F-86, 1950-1952; F-94, er Reconnaissance Squadron on 15 Feb
199-1955; F-897 1955-1960. 1954. Inactivated on 8 Aug 1958.
OPERATIONS. Air defense of US, Dec ASSIGNMENTS. 369th Fighter Group, 1
ig+-Oct 1942. Combat in MTO, 10 Aug 1943; Third Air Force, 7 Jul 1945;
Nov 1942-2 Feb 1944, and in CBI, 10 I11 Reconnaissance Command, 21 Jul
May 1944-12 May 1945. 1945; Fifteenth Air Force, 31 Mar-31
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. May 1946. 2107th Air Weather Group,
CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco 21 Feb 1951; 7th Weather Group, 20
with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples- Apr 1952; 9th Weather Group, 18 Apr-8
Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Air Combat, Aug 1958.
EAME Theater; India-Burma; China STATIONS. Hamilton Field, Calif, 1
Defensive; Central Burma. Aug 1943; Oroville AAFld, Calif, 2 Nov
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 1943; Hamilton Field, Calif, 16 Mar
tation: Central Tunisia, 15 Jan 1943. 1944; DeRidder AAB, La, 28 Mar 194.4;
EMBLEM. On a light azure disc, piped Stuttgart AAFld, Ark, 8 Feb 1945; Will
dark azure, a demi sphere issuing from Rogers Field, Okla, 21 Jul 194.5; Rapid
base of the last, surmounted by a con- City AAFld, SD, 28 Jul 1945-31 May
ventionalized jet speeding through 1946. Eielson AFB, Alaska, 21 Feb
space proper, bendwise, on its nose an 1951-8 Aug 1958.
eagle’s head erased, flames issuing from AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1943-1944; A-36,
its tail, all between a circle of stars, five 194; p-40, 1944+1945; B-257
and eight, all gules. (Approved 30 Mar 1945-1946; P-61, 1945-1946. WB-29,
1951-) 1951-1956; WB-50,1955-1958.
232 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

OPERATIONS. Air defense and replace- Youngstown Mun Aprt, Ohio, 28 Jun
ment training until Mar 1944, and after- 1947; Greater Pittsburgh Aprt, Pa, 27
ward replacement training plus air Jun 194.93 Oct 1950.
support for army maneuvers until Ju1 AIRCRAFT. c-47, 1942-1945; B-17,
1945. 1944; C-46,1944-1946.
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in
ter. Southwest and Western Pacific during
CAMPAIGNS. None. World War 11; airborne assault on Nad-
DECORATIONS. None. zab, New Guinea, 5 Sep 1943.
EMBLEM.On a disc bordered red, in SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
the upper part a representation of the CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan;
aurora borealis, yellow and blue, there- New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bis-
over a stylized aircraft gray, flying to- marck Archipelago; Western Pacific;
ward the right [dexter] side of the disc, Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines;
a horizontal line below center thereover Ryukyus.
in the foreground a polar bear standing DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential
on an arctic pack, all white, lined black, Unit Citation.
over water in base blue. (Approved 18 EMBLEM. None.
Jan 1952.1
59th BOMBARDMENT
58th TROOP CARRIER LINEAGE. Constituted 59th Bombard-
LINEAGE. Constituted 58th Troop Car- ment Squadron (Light) on 22 Nov
rier Squadron on 12 Nov 1942. Activat- 1940. Activated 1 Jan ig+. Redesignat-
ed on 18 Nov 1942. Inactivated on 25 ed 59th Bombardment Squadron (Me-
Mar 1946. Activated in the reserve on 28 dium) on 10 Jun 1943. Disbanded on 20
Jun 1947. Redesignated 58th Troop Car- Jun 1944. Reconstituted, and redesig-
rier Squadron (Medium) on 27 Jun nated 59th Bombardment Squadron
1949. Inactivated on 3 Oct 1950. (Light), on 26 May 1947. Activated in
ASSIGNMENTS. 375th Troop Carrier the reserve on g Jul1947. Inactivated on
Group, 18 Nov 1942-25 Mar 1946. Elev- 2 Sep 194.9. Activated in the reserve on
enth Air Force, 28 Jun 1947; 375th 10 Oct 1949. Ordered to active service
Troop Carrier Group, 30 Sep 1947-3 on 10 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 22 Mar
Oct 1950. 1951.
STATIONS. Bowman Field, Ky, 18 Nov ASSIGNMENTS.Panama Canal Depart-
1942; Sedalia, AAFld, Mo, 24 Jan 1943; ment, 1 Jan 1941; 19th Bombardment
Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 6 May Wing, 2 Jan 1941 (attached to 9th Bom-
bardment Group, 6 Jan 1941-21 Jul
1943; Baer Field, Ind, 1-17 Jun 1943;
1942); VI Bomber Command, 25 Oct
Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 10 Jul 1941 (attached to Trinidad Detach-
1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, i g Aug ment, VI Fighter Command, 21 Jul
1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 21 ig42-unkn); Antilles Air Task Force, i g
Dec 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Apr Mar 1943 (attached to 25th Bombard-
1944; Biak, 25 Sep 1944; San Jose, Min- ment Group but under operational con-
doro, i Mar 1945; Porac, Luzon, 20 May trol of a detachment of Antilles Air Task
1945; Okinawa, 20 Aug 1945; Tachika- Force, 26 Apr 1943-1 Aug 1943); 25th
wa, Japan, c. 20 Sep 1945-25 Mar 1946. Bombardment Group, 11 Oct 1943-20
SQUADRONS 233

Jun 1944. 319th Bombardment Group, g Activated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated


Jul 1947-2 Sep 1949. 319th Bombard- 59th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on
ment Group, 10 Oct 1949-22 Mar 1951. 20 Jan 1950.
STATIONS. Rio Hato, Panama, 1 Jan ASSIGNMENTS. 33d Pursuit (later
1941; Howard Field, CZ, 28 Oct 1941; Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-8 Dec
Aguadulce, Panama, 11 Dec 1941 (de- 1945. 33d Fighter (later Fighter-
tachments operated from Hato Field, Interceptor) Group, 20 Aug 1946;
Curacao, c. 13 Jan 1942, and Dakota 4707th Defense Wing, 6 Feb 1952 (at-
Field, Aruba, c. 14 Jan-c. 24 Sep 1942);tached to Northeast Air Command, 28
Howard Field, CZ, i g Feb 194%;Hato Oct 1952; 64th Air Division, 1 Nov
Field, Curacao, 10Mar 1942; Edinburgh 1952); 64th Air Division, 1 Feb 1953;
Field, Trinidad, 12 Jul 1943; Beane 473zd Air Defense Group, 1 Apr 1957;
Field, St Lucia, 20 Oct 1943-24 Mar Goose Air Defense Sector, 1 Apr 1960-.
1944; Alamogordo AAFld, NM, c. 7 STATIONS.hlitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan
Apr-20 Jun 1944. Mitchel Field, NY, g 1941 (operated from Groton, Conn,
Jul 1947; Reading Mun Aprt, Pa, 27 7-14 Dec 1941); G L Martin Aprt, Md,
Jun-2 Sep 1949. Birmingham Mun Aprt, 15 Dec 194.1; Philadelphia, Pa, 10
Ala, 10 Oct ig4g-22 Mar 1951. May-12 Oct 1942 (operated from Paine
AIHCRAFT. A-20, 1941-1943; B-18, Field, Wash, May-Jun 1942); Port
1943-1944; B-25,1943-1944* Lyautey, French Xlorocco, 10 Nov 1942;
OPERATIONS. Antisubmarine patrols inCasablanca, French Morocco, 17 Nov
the Caribbean during World War 11. 1942; Thelepte, Tunisia, c. 8 Jan 1943;
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Youks-les-Bains, Algeria, 10 Feb 194.3;
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American Telergma, Algeria, 13 Feb 194.3; Ber-
Theater. teaux, Algeria, 2 Mar 194.3 (operated
DECORATIONS. None. from Thelepte, Tunisia, 20 Mar-12 Apr
EMBLEM.None. 1943); Ebba Ksour, Tunisia, 12 Apr
1943; Menzel Temime, Tunisia, 20 May
59th FIGHTER 1943; Sousse, Tunisia, g Jun 1943; Pan-
telleria, 18 Jun 1943; Licata, Sicily, 16
Jul 1943; Paestum, Italy, 13 Sep 1943;
Santa Maria, Italy, 18 Nov 1943 (oper-
ated from Paestum, Italy, 1-31 Dec
1943); Cercola, Italy, c. 1 Jan-c. 5 Feb
194.4; Karachi, India, 12 Feb 1944;
Fungwanshan, China, i g Mar 1944;
Moran, India, 5 Sep 1944; Nagaghuli,
India, 21 Nov 194.4; Piardoba, India, 2
May 1945; Dudhkundi, India, 15
May-15 Nov 1945; Camp Shanks, NY,
LINEAGE.Constituted 59th Pursuit 7-8 Dec 1945. Neubiberg, Germany, 20
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov Aug 1946; Bad Kissingen, Germany.
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes- Jul-25 Aug 194.7; Andrews Field, Md,
ignated 59th Fighter Squadron on 15 25 Aug 1947; Roswell AAFld, NM, 16
May 1942. Inactivated on 8 Dec 1945. Sep 1947; Otis AFB, Mass, 16 Nov 1948;
234 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR'II

Goose Bay Aprt, Labrador, 28 Oct May 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 29
1952-. May-31 Ju1 1945.
AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1941; P-40, AIRCRAFT.c-47, 1942-1945.
1941-1944; p-47, 1944-1945; p-38, OPERATIONS. Included airborne as-
1944-1945. p-51, 1946-1949; F-84, saults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland,
1948-1950; F-86, 1950-1952; F-94, and Germany; aerial transportation in
1952-1956; F+, 1955-1960; F-102, MTO and ETO.
19607 SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
OPERATIONS. Air defense of US, Dec ter.
1941-0Ct 1942. Combat in MTO, 10 CAMPAIGNS. Sicily; Naples-Foggia;
Nov 1942-2 Feb 1944, and CBI, 5 Jun Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern
1944-18 Jun 1945- France; Rhineland; Central Europe.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco tations: Sicily, 11Jul 1943; France, [67]
with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Na- Jun 1944.
ples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Air EMBLEM. None.
Combat, EAME Theater; India-Burma;
China Defensive; Central Burma. 60th BOMBARDMENT
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tation: Central Tunisia, 15 Jan 1943. Air LINEAGE. Constituted 60th
Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Dec Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 20
ig6o-1 Dec 1961. Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. In-
EMBLEM.On a medium blue disc, activated on 1 Apr 1944. Redesignated
border black, a caricatured tan lion with 60th Bombardment Squadron (Very
claws and teeth white, leaping through Heavy). Activated on 1 Apr 1944. Inac-
the air over a large white cloud forma- tivated on 27 Dec 1945.
tion and five yellow stars in dexter base. ASSIGNMENTS. 39th Bombardment
(Approved 24 Julig44. ) Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 Apr 1944. 39th
Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1944-27
Dec 1 9 5 .
59th TROOP CARRIER STATIONS. Ft Douglas, Utah, 15 Jan
LINEAGE.Constituted 59th Troop Car- 1941; Geiger Field, Wash, 2 Jul 1941;
rier Squadron on 13 Oct 1942. Activated Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 5 Feb
on 23 Oct 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1942-1 Apr 1944. Smoky Hill AAFld,
1945- Kan, 1 Apr 1944; Dalhart AAFld, Tex,
ASSIGNMENTS.61st Troop Carrier 27 May 1944; Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan,
Group, 23 Oct 1942-31 Julig45. 17 Jul 1944-8 Jan 1945; North Field,
STATIONS. Knobnoster, Mo, 23 Oct Guam, 18 Feb-16 Nov 1945; Camp
1942; Lubbock, Tex, 15 Nov 1942; Pope Anza, Calif, 15-27 Dec 1945.
Field, NC, 26 Feb-30 Apr 1943; Lour- AIRCRAFT. B-17, 1941-1942; B-24,
mel, Algeria, 15 May 1943; Kairouan, 1942-1944. B-29, 1944-1945.
Tunisia, 21 Jun 1943; Licata, Sicily, 3 OPERATIONS. Operational and later re-
Sep 1943; Sciacca, Sicily, 6 Oct 1943-12 placement training unit, 1942-1944.
Feb 1944; Barkston, England, 18 Feb Combat in Western Pacific, c. 6 Apr-14
1944; Abbeville, France, 13 Mar-ig A% 1945:
SQUADRONS 235
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 17 Feb 1943;
ter. Berteaux, Algeria, 2 Mar 1943; Ebba
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan; Ksour, Tunisia, 12 Apr 1943; Menzel
Western Pacific. Temime, Tunisia, 22 May 1943; Sousse,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Tunisia, 10Jun 1943; Pantelleria, 21 Jun
tations: Japan, 10 May 1945; Tokyo and 1943; Licata, Sicily, 17 Jul 194-3; Paes-
Yokohama, Japan, 23-29 May 1945. tum, Italy, 13 Sep 1943; Santa Maria,
EMBLEM. None. Italy, 18 Nov 194.3 (operated from Paes-
turn, Italy, 1-31 Dec 1943); Cercola,
60th FIGHTER Italy, c. 1 Jan-c. 5 Feb 1944; Karachi,
India, c. 20 Feb 1944; Shwangliu,
China, c. 17 Apr 1944; Nagaghuli, India,
c. 1 Sep 1944; Sahmaw, Burma, 20 Nov
1944; Myitkyina, Burma, 8 May 1945;
Piardoba, India, 1 Oct-15 Nov 1945;
Camp Shanks, NY, 7-8 Dec 1945. Neu-
biberg, Germany, 20 Aug 1946; Bad Kis-
singen, Germany, Jul-25 Aug 1947; An-
drews Field, Md, 25 Aug 194.7; Roswell
AAFld, NM, 16 Sep 1947; Otis AFB,
Mass, 16 Nov 1948; Westover AFB,
Mass, 10 Aug 1950; Otis AFB, Mass, 18
LINEAGE.Constituted 60th Pursuit Aug 1955-*
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov AIRCRAFT.P-39, 1941; P-40, 1941-
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes- 1944; p-47, 1944-1945; p-38, 1945.
ignated 60th Fighter Squadron on 15 p-51, 1946-1949; F-84, 194-950;
May 1942, Inactivated on 8 Dec 1945. F-86, 1950-1954; F-94, 1955-1559;
Activated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated F-101,195+.
60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on OPERATIONS. Air defense of US, Dec
20 Jan 1950. 1941-0Ct 1942. Combat in MTO, 10
ASSIGNMENTS. 33d Pursuit (later Nov 1942-2 Feb 1944, and CBI, 29 Apr
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-8 Dec 1944-2 Aug 1945.
1945. 33d Fighter (later Fighter- SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
Interceptor) Group, 20 Aug 1946; CAMPAIGNS. Algeria-French Morocco
4707th Defense (later Air Defense) with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Na-
Wing, 6 Feb 19%; 33d Fighter Group, ples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Air
18 Aug 1955; 4735th Air Defense Group, Combat, EAME Theater; India-Burma;
18 Aug 1957; Boston Air Defense Sector, China Defensive; Central Burma; Air
1 Aug 1959-. Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
STATIONS.Mitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
194.1; Bolling Field, DC, 8 Dec 1941-12 tation: Central Tunisia, 15 Jan 1943.
Oct 1942; Port Lyautey, French Moroc- EMBLEM. On a disc of green within a
co, 10 Nov 1942; Casablanca, French border of black, piped blue, a carica-
Morocco, 17 Nov 1942; Oujda, Algeria, tured crow of black; feet, beak, and tie
6 Dec 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 26 Dec yellow, wearing an aviator’s helmet of
1942; Youks-les-Bains, Algeria, c. 6 Jan blue, goggles white, and a checkered
236 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
vest of alternate blue and white checks, white wingecf Pegasus, outlined gray,
holding in his wings a “tommy” gun of ridden by a paratrooper in dark olive
red. (Approved 15 May 1942. ) drab uniform, holding a “tommy” gun
proper in the right hand. (Approved 26
60th TROOP CARRIER Aug 1943.)

61st BOMBARDMENT

LINEAGE. Constituted 60th Troop Car-


rier Squadron on 13 Oct 1942. Activated
on 26 Oct 1942. Disbanded on 14 Apr
1944. Reconstituted on 10 May 1949.
Redesignated 60th Troop Carrier LINEAGE.Constituted 61st Bombard-
Squadron (Medium) on 10 May 1949. ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
Activated in the reserve on 27 Jun 1949. 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inadi-
Ordered to active service on 1 May vated on 1 Apr 1944. Redesignated 61st
1951. Inactivated on g May 1951. Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy).
ASSIGNMENTS. 63d Troop Carrier Activated on 1Apr 1944. Inactivated on
Group, 26 Oct 1942-14 Apr 1944. 63d 27 Dec 1945.
Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1%- ASSIGNMENTS. 39th Bombardment
May 1951. Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 Apr 1944. 39th
STATIONS.Dodd Field, Tex, 26 Oct Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1944-27
1942; Victorville, Calif, i g Nov 1942; Dec 1945.
Lawson Field, Ga, 10 May 1943; Gre- STATIONS.Ft Douglas, Utah, 15 Jan
nada AAFld, Miss, 3 Jun 1943; Sedalia 1941; Geiger Field, Wash, 2 Jul 1941;
AAFld, Mo, i g Jan-14 Apr 1944. Floyd Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 5 Feb
Bennett NAS, NY, 27 Jun ig4g-g May 1942-1 Apr i g ~ Smoky
. Hill AAFld,
1951- Kan, 1 Apr 1944; Dalhart AAFld, Tex,
AIRCRAFT. C-53, 1942-1943; G47, 27 May 1944; Smoky Hill MFld, Kan,
1942-1944. 17 Ju1 1944-8 Jan 1945; North Field,
OPERATIONS. Replacement training, Guam, 18 Feb-16 Nov 1945; Camp
1943-1944s Anza, Calif, 15-27 Dec 1945.
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- AIRCRAFT. B-17, i94i-ig42; B-24,
ter. 1942-1944. J3-29,1944-1945.
CAMPAIGNS. None. OPERATIONS. Operational and later re-
DECORATIONS. None. placement training unit, 1942-1944.
EMBLEM. Over and through an orange Combat in Western Pacific, c. 6 Apr-14
disc, thin border black, piped white, a A% 1945.
SQUADRONS 237
SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea- Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 64th Air
ter. Division, 6 Aug 1953; 473ist Air De-
CAMPAIGNS. 'Air Offensive, Japan; fense Group, 1 Apr 1957; 327th Fighter
Western Pacific. Group, 15 Oct 1957; Department of the
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Air Force, 25 Jul i g b .
tations: Japan, 10 May 1945; Tokyo and STATIONS.Savannah, Ga, 15 Jan 1941;
Yokohama, Japan, 23-29 May 1945. Charlotte, NC, 26 May' 1941; Charles-
EMBLEM. On an emerald green disc a ton, SC, 10 Dec 1941; Bridgeport, Conn,
caricatured horse yellow, outlined in 15 Jan-27 Dec 1942; Kings Cliffe, Eng-
black, trimmed in brown, wearing cov- land, Jan 1943; Horsham St Faith, Eng-
eralls; aviator's helmet and goggles of land, 5 Apr 1943; Halesworth, England,
brown, shoes black, trimmed in yellow, g Ju1 1943; Boxted, England, ig Apr
with three zigzag speed lines of black 1944-11 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ,
issuing from left foot, carrying under his 16-18 Oct 1945. Selfridge Field, Mich, 1
right arm a white aerial bomb outlined May 1946; Ernest Harmon AFB, New-
in black, shaded in yellow. (Approved foundland, 6 Aug 1953; Truax Field,
15 May 19424 Wis, 17 Oct 1957-25 Julig6o.
AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1941-1942; P-40,
61st FIGHTER 1941-1942; p-47, 1942-1945. p-47,
1946-1947; p-51, 1946-1947; p-807
1947-1950; F-86, 1950-1951; F-94,
1951-1954; F-89, 1954-1957; F--10%
1958-1960.
OPERATIONS. Air defense and opera-
tional training unit, 1942. Combat in
ETO, 13Apr 1943-21 Apr 1945.
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea-
ter.
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
Normandy; Northern France; Rhine-
LINEAGE.Constituted 61st Pursuit land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe;
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov Air Combat, EAME Theater.
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes- DECORATIONS, Distinguished Unit Ci-
ignated 61st Fighter Squadron on 15 tations: ETO, 20 Feb-g Mar 1944; Hol-
May 1942. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. land, 18 Sep 1944.
Activated on 1 May 1946. Redesignated EMBLEM. On a white disc, the
61st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on caricatured face and head of an English
20 Jan 1950. Discontinued on 25 Jul bull dog, left eye closed, face tan,
1960. trimmed black, expression depicting de-
ASSIGNMENTS. 56th Pursuit (later termination, wearing a brown aviator's
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-18 Oct helmet, ear phones black, and goggles
1945. 56th Fighter (later Fighter- proper, holding a golden orange light-
Interceptor) Group, 1 May 1946; 4708th ning bolt in mouth. (Approved 15 Sep
Defense Wing, 6 Feb 1 9 9 ; 575th Air 1943.)
238 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

61st TROOP CARRIER and Germany, as well as aerial transpor-


tation in MTO and ETO, during World
War 11. Included airborne assaults on
Sukchon/Sunchon and Munsan-ni, as
well as aerial transportation between Ja-
pan and Korea, during Korean War.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Sicily;
Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy;
Northern France; Rhineland; Central
Europe. Korean War: UN Defensive;
UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First
UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Of-
fensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive;
Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
LINEAGE. Constituted 61st Troop Car- Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea
rier Squadron on 13 Oct 1942. Activated Summer-Fall, 1953.
on 26 Oct 1942. Inactivated on 30 Sep DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
1946. Redesignated 61st Troop Carrier tations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France,
Squadron (Medium) on 20 Sep 1949. [&7] Jun 1944; Korea, 28 Nov-io Dec
Activated on 17 Oct 1949. 1950. Air Force Outstanding Unit
ASSIGNMENTS.315th Troop Carrier Awards: 6 May 1953-10 Sep 1954; 11
Group (attached to 314th Troop Carrier Jan-14 Feb 1955; 23 Mar-22 Aug 1959;
Group), 26 Oct 1942; 314th Troop Car- 1 Jan 1960-31 Dec 1961; 1 Sep 1962-15
rier Group, 15 Mar 1943; 44ist Troop Apr 1963. Republic of Korea Presiden-
Carrier Group, attached in Oct 1945, as- tial Unit Citation: 1 Jul 1951-27 Ju1
signed Dec 1945-30 Sep 1946. 314th 1953.
Troop Carrier Group, 17 Oct 1949; EMBLEM. Over a shield quartered, sky
314th Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Oct ig57-. blue and white, a caricatured green hor-
STATIONS.Bowman Field, Ky, 26 Oct net with Air Force golden yellow wings
1942; Knobnoster, Mo, 5 Nov 1942; and glove-covered hands, wearing black
Lawson Field, Ga, 20 Feb-3 May 1943; earphones and green billed cap; carry-
Berguent, French Morocco, May 1943; ing a white parachute with paratrooper
Kairouan, Tunisia, 26 Jun 1943; Castel- attached, wearing green uniform and
vetrano, Sicily, 1 Sep 1943-16 Feb 1944; helmet; the shield bordered white, an
Saltby, England, 24 Feb 1944; Poix, outlines and detail lines black. (Ap-
France, Feb 1945; Frankfurt, Germany, proved 13Jun 1956.)
15 Oct 1945-30 Sep 1946. Smyrna AFB,
Tenn, 17 Oct 1949-27 Aug 1950; Ashiya, 62d BOMBARDMENT
Japan, 4 Sep 1950-15 Nov 19%; Sewart
AFB, Tenn, 15 Nov ig54-. LINEAGE. Constituted 62d Bombard-
AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47, 1942- ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
1946. C-82. 1949-1950; C-119, 1950- 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti-
1957; c-130, 1956-. vated on 1 Apr 1944. Redesignated 628
OPERATIONS. Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy).
Included airborne as-
saults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland, Activated on 1 Apr 1944.Inactivated on
SQUADRONS 239
27 Dec 1945. Redesignated 62d Bom-
bardment Squadron (Heavy), and acti-
vated, on 15 Nov 1962. Organized on 1
Feb 1963.
ASSIGNMENTS. 39th Bombardment
Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 Apr 1944. 39th
Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1944-27
Dec 1945. Strategic Air Command, 15
Nov 1962; 39th Bombardment Wing, 1
Feb 1963-.
STATIONS. Ft Douglas, Utah, 15 Jan
1941; Geiger Field, Wash, 2 JuI 1941;
Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 5 Feb ASSIGNMENTS. 56th Pursuit (later
1942-1 Apr 1944. Smoky Hill AAFld, Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-18 Oct
Kan, 1 Apr 1944; Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 1945. 56th Fighter (later Fighter-Inter-
27 May 1944; Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, ceptor) Group, 1 May 1946; 4706th De-
17 Jul 1944-8 Jan 1945; North Field, fense Wing, 6 Feb 1952; Solst Air De-
Guam, 18 Feb-16 Nov 1945; Camp fense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 56th Fighter
Anza, Calif, 14-27 Dec 1945. Eglin Group, 18 Aug 1955; 56th Fighter Wing,
AFB, Fla, 1Feb 1963-. 1 Feb 1961-.
AIRCRAFT. B-17, 1941-1942; B-24, STATIONS.Savannah, Ga, 15 Jan 1941;
1942-1944. B-29, 1944-1945. B-52, Charlotte, NC, 26 May 1941; Wilming-
1963-. ton, SC, 10 Dec 1941; Bendix, NJ, 17
OPERATIONS. Operational and later re- Jan 1942; Newark, NJ, 31 May 1942;
placement training unit, ig42-ig44. Bradley Field, Conn, 23 Jul-27 Dec
Combat in Western Pacific, c. 6 Apr-14 1942; Kings Cliffe, England, Jan 1943;
Aug 1945. Horsham St Faith, England, 5 Apr 1943;
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- Halesworth, England, g JuI 1943; Box-
ter. ted, England, i g Apr 1944-11 Oct 1945;
CAMPAIGNS.Air Offensive, Japan; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 16-18 Oct 1945. Self-
Western Pacific. ridge Field, Mich, 1 May 1946; O’Hare
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Intl Aprt, Ill, 4 Aug 1950; K I Sawyer
tations: Japan, 10 May 1945; Tokyo and AFB, Mich, 1Aug igsg-.
Yokohama, Japan, 23-29 May 1945.
EMBLEM. None. AIRCRAFT. P-39, 1941-1942; P-40,
1941-1942; p-47, 1942-1945. p-47,
1946-1947; p-51, 1946-1947; p-%
62d FIGHTER 1947-1950; F-86, 1950-1958; F-101,
LINEAGE.Constituted 62d Pursuit 1959-.
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov OPERATIONS. Air defense and opera-
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes- tional training unit, 1942. Combat in
ignated 62d Fighter Squadron on 15 ETO, 13Apr 1943-21 Apr 1945.
May 1942. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. SERVICESTREAMERS. American Thea-
Activated on 1 May 1946. Redesignated ter.
62d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
Jan 1950. Normandy; Northern France; Rhine-
240 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Field, NC, 12 Jan 1943; Lawson Field,
Air Combat, EAME Theater. Ga, 25 Feb-3 May 1943; Berguent,
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- French Morocco, 29 May 1943; Kai-
tations: ETO, 20 Feb-g Mar 1944; Hol- rouan, Tunisia, 24 Jun 1943; Castelve-
land, 18 Sep 1944. trano, Sicily, 3 Sept 1943-15 Feb 1944;
EMBLEM.A caricatured yellow bull Saltby, England, 24 Feb 1944; Poix,
dog, jowls pink, in fighting stance with France, Mar 1945; Villacoublay, France,
look of ferocity on face, wearing a 15 Oct 1945-15 Feb 1946; Bolling Field,
brown aviator’s helmet, blue goggles, DC, 15 Feb 1946; Greenville AAB, SC,
red and white striped scarf about the Aug-27 Aug 1946. Smyrna AFB, Tenn,
neck, a blue jersey studded with white 17 Oct 1949-27 Aug 1950; Ashiya, Ja-
stars, red boxing gloves with white pan, 4 Sep 1950-15 Nov 19%; Sewart
lightning flash on each, red trunks, AFB, Tenn, 15 Nov ig54-.
white rolled socks, blue shoes with AIRCRAFT. Principally C-47,
white star on toe of each shoe, all cast- 1943-1946. C-82, 1949-1950; C-119,
ing a light turquoise blue shadow to 1950-1957; c-130,1956-.
dexter base. (Approved 18Jun 1943.) OPERATIONS. Included airborne as-
saults on Sicily, Normandy, Holland,
62d TROOP CARRIER and Germany, as well as aerial transpor-
tation in the MTO and ETO, during
World War 11. Included airborne as-
saults on Sukchon/Sunchon, and Mun-
san-ni, as well as aerial transportation
between Japan and Korea, during the
Korean War.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: Sicily;
Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy;
Northern France; Rhineland; Central
Europe. Korean War: UN Defensive;
UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First
LINEAGE. Constituted 62d Troop Car- UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Of-
rier Squadron on 27 Nov 1942. Acti- fensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive;
vated on 5 Dec 1942. Inactivated on 27 Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-
Aug 1946. Redesignated 62d Troop Car- Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea
rier Squadron (Medium) on 20 Sep
Summer-Fall, 1953.
1949. Activated on 17 Oct 1949.
ASSIGNMENTS.315th Troop Carrier DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Group (attached to 89th Troop Carrier tations: Sicily, 11 Jul 1943; France,
Group), 5 Dec 1942; 314th Troop Car- [&7] Jun 1944; Korea, 28 Nov-io Dec
rier Group, 15 Mar 1943; Third Air 1950. Air Force Outstanding Unit
Force, Aug-27 Aug 1946. 314th Troop Awards: 6 May 1953-10 Sep 1954; 11
Carrier Group, 17 Oct 1949; 314th Jan-14 Feb 1955; 1 Jan 1960-31 Dec
Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Oct ig57-. 1961; 1 Sep 1962-15 Apr 1963. Repub-
STATIONS. Sedalia AAFld, Mo, 5 Dec lic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 1
1942; Del Valle, Tex, 12 Dec 1942; Pope JuI 1951-27 JuI 1953.
SQUADRONS 21.1
EMBLEM. On a blue disc with a white operations, ig+-ig42; B-17, 1942-
inner border a stylized blue and white 1943; B-24, 1943-1945. B-29, 1 9 4 g
aircraft represented as a “Blue Baron” 1950; B-50,1948-1954; B-4721954-1960;
(wearing a black silk top hat, white B-58, i g b .
gloves, monocle, cigarette holder in his OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine, Dec
mouth 2nd carrying a cane ) . (Approved ig4i-Feb 1942; combat in Southwest
24 lAPr 1953-) and Western Pacific, 14 Aug 1942-14
Aug 1945, using airborne radar after Oct
63d BOMBARDMENT 1943 for many low-level attacks at night,
or for pathfinder operations; not fully
manned or equipped, 23 Nov 1945-29
Apr 1946.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Theater; Air Offensive, Japan; China
Defensive, Papua; Guadalcanal; New
LINEAGE.Constituted 63d Bombard- Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte;
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti- Luzon, Ryukyus; China Offensive.
vated on 29 Apr 1946. Redesignated 63d DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy), tations: Papua, [14 Aug] 1942-23 Jan
and activated, on 1 Oct 1946. 1943; Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943. Phil-
Redesignated 63d Bombardment Squad- ippine Presidential Unit Citation. Air
ron (Medium) on 2 Jul1948. Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Aug
ASSIGNMENTS. 43d Bombardment 1960-1 Aug 1962.
Group, 15 Jan 1941-29 Apr 1946. 43d EMBLEM.Two stylized boomerangs
Bombardment Group, 1 Oct 1946; 43d interlaced, yellow and black, the yellow
Bombardment Wing 16Jun 199-. boomerang’s point is upward, the black
STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 15 Jan boomerang’s point is downward. (Ap-
1941; Bangor, Maine, 28 Aug 1941-17 proved I 1 Aug 19%. )
Feb 1942; Sydney, Australia, 28 Mar
1942; Charleville, Australia, 15 Jun 63d FIGHTER
1942; Torrens Creek, Australia, 3 Aug
1942; Mareeba, Australia, 20 Aug 1942;
Port Moresby, New Guinea, 23 Jan
1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 29 Oct
1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, Apr 1944;
Owi, Schouten Islands, 20 Jul 1944; Ta-
cloban, Leyte, 23 Nov 1944; Clark Field,
Luzon, i g Mar 1945; Ie Shima, 25 Jul
1945; Ft William McKinley, Luzon, 10
Dec 1945-29 Apr 1946. Davis-Monthan
Field, Ariz, 1 Oct 1946; Carswell AFB,
Tex, 15 Mar i g b . LINEAGE. Constituted 63d Pursuit
AIRCRAFT. B-18, B-25, and B-17 for Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
training, and LB-30 for antisubmarine 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
242 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

ignated 63d Fighter Squadron on 15 forward to dexter base, his forepaws


May 1942. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. winged white, all outlines and detail
Activated on 1 May 1946. Redesignated white; the panther encircled with a fu-
63d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 turistic orbit shaped symbol with arrow-
Jan 1950. Inactivated on 8 Jan 1958. head, pointing to dexter, red. (Ap-
ASSIGNMENTS. 56th Pursuit (later proved 26 Jan 1956.)
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-18 Oct
1945. 56th Fighter (later Fighter-Inter- 63d TROOP CARRIER
ceptor) Group, 1 May 1946; 4708th De-
fense Wing, 6 Feb 1952; 4706th Defense
Wing, 1 Jul 1 9 9 ; 527th Air Defense
Group, 16 Feb 1953; 56th Fighter
Group, 18 Aug 1955-8 Jan 1958.
STATIONS. Savannah, Ga, 15 Jan 1941;
Charlotte, NC, 26 May 1941; Farming-
dale, NY, 15 Jan 1942; Bridgeport,
Conn, 2 Sep-27 Dec 1942; Wittering,
England, Jan 1943; Horsham St Faith,
England, 5 Apr 1943; Halesworth, Eng-
land, 9 JuI 1943; Boxted, England, 19 LINEAGE. Constituted 63d Troop
Apr 194-11 OCt 1945; Camp Kilmer, Camer Squadron on 7 Dec 1942. Acti-
NJ, 16-18 Oct 1945. Selfridge Field, vated on 12 Dec 1942. Inactivated on 15
Mich, 1 ‘May 1946; Oscoda AFB, Mich, May 1946. Activated in the reserve on
c. 5 Jan 1951; O’Hare Inti Aprt, 111, 18 21 Jun 1947. Redesignated 63d Troop
Aug 1955-8 Jan 1958. Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 27 Jun
CRAFT. p-39, 1941-1942; p-4.0, 1949. Ordered to active service on 1 Apr
1941-1942; p-47, 1942-1945. p-47, 1951. Inactivated on 1 Jan 1953. Acti-
1946-1947; p-51, 1946-1947; p-80, vated in the reserve on 1 Jan 1953. Or-
1947-1950; F-86, 1950-1954; F-89, dered to active service on 28 Oct 1962.
19.55; F-86,1955-1958. Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov
OPERATIONS. Air defense and opera- 1962.
tional training unit, 1942. Combat in A ~ 403d T~~~~~ carrier~
ETO, 13Apr 1943-21 Apr 1945. Group, 12 Dec 1942-15 May 1946 (at-
SERVICE STREAMERS. American Thea- tached to south Pacific Air
ter.
Transport Command, 10 Oct 1943-3 Jul
CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Europe;
Normandy; Northern France; Rhine- 194.4). 419th Troop Carrier Group, 21
land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Jun 1947; 403d Troop Carrier Group, 27
Air Combat, EAME Theater. Jun 1949-1 Jan 1953. 403d Troop Car-
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- rier Group7 1 Jan 1953; 403d Troop car-
tations: ETO, 20 Feb-g Mar 1944; Hol- rier Wing, 14 APr 1959; 927th Troop
land, 18 Sep 1944. Carrier Group, 11Feb 1963-.
EMBLEM.On an equilateral triangle STATIONS. Bowman Field7 KY, 12 Dec
Air Force blue edged of the first color, 1942; Alliance, Neb, 18 Dec 1942; Pope
three lightning bolts in bend throughout Field, NC, 3 May 1943; Baer Field, Ind,
white, a black panther stealthily moving 20 Jun-18 Jul 1943; Espiritu Santo, 6
SQUADRONS 243
Aug 1943; Los Negros, 13 Aug 1944; 64th BOMBARDMENT
Biak, 1 Oct 1944 (operated from
Wakde, 4-19 Oct 1 9 4 , and from Noem- LINEAGE. Constituted 64th Bombard-
foor, 29 Oct-31 Dec 1944); Dulag, ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
Leyte, 3 May 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti-
23 Jan-15 May 1946. Andrews Field, vated on 29 Apr 1946. Redesignated
Md, 21 Jun 1947; Portland Mun Aprt, 64th Bombardment Squadron (Very
Ore, 27 Jun 1949-29 Mar 1952; Ashiya, Heavy), and activated, on 1 Oct 1946.
Japan, 14 Apr 1952-1 Jan 1953. Portland Redesignated 64th Bombardment
Intl Aprt, Ore, 1Jan 1953; Selfridge AFB, Squadron (Medium) on 2 Jul1948.
Mich, 16 Nov ig57-. ASSIGNMENTS. 43d Bombardment
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1943-1946; C-46, Group, 15 Jan 1941-29 Apr 1946. 43d
1945-1946; C-9, 1946. C-46, Bombardment Group, 1 Oct 1946; 43d
1951-1952; c-119,1952. c-119,1962. Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 1g52-.
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation and STATIONS.Langley Field, Va, 15 Jan
evacuation in the South and Southwest 1941; Bangor, Maine, 29 Aug 1941-17
Pacific, 6 Aug ig43-c. Aug 1945, and Feb 1942; Sydney, Australia, c. 16 Mar
between Japan and Korea, ig May-31 1942; Daly Waters, Australia, c. 16 May
Dec 1952. 1942; Fenton Field, Australia, 2 Aug-25
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Sep 1942; Iron Range, Australia, 12 Oct
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: New 1942; Mareeba, Australia, c. 8 Nov 1942;
Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck Port Moresby, New Guinea, 20 Jan
Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 10 Dec
Luzon; Southern Philippines. Korean 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 11 Mar
War: Korean Summer-Fall, 199; Third 1944; Owi, Schouten Islands, c. 10 Jul
Korean Winter. 1 9 4 ; Tacloban, Leyte, 23 Nov 1944;
DECORATIONS.Distinguished Unit Clark Field, Luzon, c. 22 Mar 1945; Ie
Citation: Philippine Islands, 17 Apr-30 Shima, 26 Jul 1945; Ft William Mc-
Jun 1945. Navy Unit Commendation: Kinley, Luzon, 10 Dec 1945-29 Apr
[lo Oct 1943-3 Jul 19441. Philippine 1946. Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 1 Oct
Presidential Unit Citation. Republic of 1946; Carswell AFB, Tex, 15 Mar i g b .
Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [ig AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941-1942; B-17,
May-31 Dec 19521. 1942-1943; B-24, 1943-1945. B-29,
EMBLEM. Against a blue background, 1946-1950; B-so, 1948-1954; B-47,
from an upright horseshoe white, mark- 1954-1960; B-58, 19&.
ings blue, outlined black, a caricatured OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine, Dec
jenny; the jenny tan, with a “horse- ig4i-Feb 1942; combat in Southwest
laugh expression, teeth white and yel- and Western Pacific, c. 13 Aug 1942-12
low, tongue red, eyeballs white, all Aug 1945. Not fully manned or
detail and outlines black, wearing a sail- equipped, 23 Nov 1945-29 Apr 1946.
or-style hat, yellow, banded white and SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
red, jauntily tipped on the head with CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
elongated ears protruding from the Theater; East Indies; Air Offensive, Ja-
brim, tan, shaded red, a ribbon red pan; China Defensive; Papua; Guadal-
caught under the chin and tied in a canal; New Guinea; Northern Solomons;
bowknot. (Approved 20 Oct 1952.) Bismarck Archipelago, Western Pacific;
244 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; sia, 10 Mar 1943; Malta, 27 Jun 1943;
China Offensive. Sicily, i g Jul 1943; Southern Italy, 12
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Sep 1943; Gioia Airfield, Italy, 25 Sep
tations: Papua [c. 13 Aug] 1942-23 Jan 1943; Foggia, Italy, 2 Oct 1943; Amen-
1943; Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943. Phil- dola, Italy, 25 Oct 1943; Cercola, Italy,
ippine Presidential Unit Citation. Air 3 Mar 1944; Alto, Corsica, 30 Mar 1944;
Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Aug Ombrone, Italy, 12 Sep 1944; Grosseto,
1960-1 Aug 1962. Italy, 24 Sep 1944; Villafranca di Ve-
EMBLEM. None. rona, Italy, 29 Apr 1945; Grosseto, Italy,
8 May 1945; Bagnoli, Italy, 15 Jul-6
64th FIGHTER Aug 1945; Drew Field, Fla, 23 Aug-7
Nov 1945. Shemya, Alaska, 15 Aug 1946;
Nome, Alaska, 8 May 1947; Elmendorf
AFB, Alaska, 8 Sep 194.7; McChord
AFB, Wash, 15 Aug 1957; Paine Field,
Wash, 15 Mar ig60-.
AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1944; P-47,
1944-1945. p-38, 1946; p-517 19467
1947-1948; F-80, 1948-1951; F-94,
1951-1954; F-89, 1954-1957; F--102,
1957-.
OPERATIONS. Air defense, Dec 1941-
Jun 1942. Combat in MTO, 7 Oct
LINEAGE.Constituted 64th Pursuit 1942-5 May 1945. Not manned Dec
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1946-7 SeP 1947.
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941, Redes- SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
ignated 64th Fighter Squadron on 15 CAMPAIGNS.Egypt-Libya; Tunisia;
May 1942. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno;
Activated on 15 Aug 1946. Redesignated Southern France; North Apennines; Po
64th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
20 Jan 1950. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
ASSIGNMENTS. 57th Pursuit (later tations: North Africa and Sicily, 24 Oct
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-7 Nov 1942-17 Aug 1943; Tunis and Cape Bon
1945. 57th Fighter (later Fighter-Inter- Area, 18 Apr 1943; Italy, 14 Apr 1 9 4 .
ceptor) Group, 15 Aug 1946; loth Air French Croix de Guerre with Palm:
Division, 13 Apr 1953; 325th Fighter Oct ig42-May 1945.
Group, 15 Aug 1957; 326th Fighter EMBLEM. On a disc green, a dark grey
Group, 15 Mar 1960; 57th Fighter scorpion; nose, pincher limbs, under-
Group, 1 Apr 1961-. body, and legs all with red markings;
STATIONS. Mitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan from his mouth a flame of the last and
1941; Windsor Locks, Conn, i g Aug yellow; his eyes yellow; the scorpion su-
1941; Revere Beach, Mass, 12 Dec 1941; perimposed over an Air Force yellow
Boston, Mass, g Feb-5 Jul 1942; Mu- pyramind, its apex rising upward in a
queibile, Palestine, i g Aug 1942; Egypt, white cloud formation, all outlines and
16 Sep 1942; Libya, 13 Nov 1942; Tuni- detail black. (Approved 17 Jul1956.)
SQUADRONS 245

64th TROOP CARRIER Portland Intl Aprt, Ore, 1 Jan 1953; Ni-
agara Falls Mun Aprt, NY, 16 Nov 1957;
O’Hare Intl Aprt, Ill, 25 Mar 1958..
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1943-1945; C-46,
1945. c-46, 1951-1952; c - 1 1 9 7 1952.
C-47,1962; Giig,1962.
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation and
evacuation in the South and Southwest
Pacific, 7 Aug ig43-c. 14 Aug 1945, and
in Korea, i g May-31 Dec 1952. Not
manned, 1Jan-15 May 1946.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: New
LINEAGE. Constituted 64th Troop Car- Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck
rier Squadron on 7 Dec 1942. Activated Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte;
on 12 Dec 1942. Inactivated on 15 May Luzon; Southern Philippines. Korean
1946. Activated in the reserve on 5 Apr War: Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third
1947. Redesignated 64th Troop Carrier Korean Winter.
Squadron (Medium) on 27 Jun 1949. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
Ordered to active service on 1 Apr 1951. tation: Philippine Islands, 17 Apr-30
Inactivated on 1 Jan 1953. Activated in Jun 1945. Philippine Presidential Unit
the reserve on 1 Jan 1953. Ordered to Citation. Republic of Korea Presidential
active service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved Unit Citation: [ig May-31 Dec 19521.
from active duty on 28 Nov 1962. EMBLEM. On a disc light blue, border
ASSIGNMENTS.403d Troop Carrier equally divided light turquoise blue and
Group, 12 Dec 1942-15 May 1946. golden orange, a caricatured stork in
419th Troop Carrier Group, 3 Aug 1947; flight, tail, feet, legs, wings, neck, and
403d Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun head yellow, body in shape of transport
1949-1 Jan 1953. 403d Troop Carrier aircraft orange, eyes black, beak orange,
Group, 1 Jan 1953; 403d Troop Carrier holding aloft a caricatured cherub prop-
Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 928th Troop Carrier er, grasping a “tommy” gun white,
Group, 11Feb 1963-. orange, and black in right hand, and a
STATIONS.Bowman Field, Ky, 12 Dec “pineapple” grenade in left hand, and
1942; Alliance, Neb, 18 Dec 1942; Pope wearing a white helmet and parachute
Field, NC, 3 May 1943; Baer Field, Ind, held at end by beak of stork; white
20 Jun-17 Jul 1943; Tontouta, New Ca- cloud indications in chief and in base.
ledonia, 1 Aug 1943; Espiritu Santo, 7 (Approved 16 Jun 1943.)
Aug 1943; Henderson Field, Guadalcan-
al, 1 Nov 1943; Biak, 16 Sep 1944 (oper- 65th BOMBARDMENT
ated from Wakde, 2-21 Oct 1944, and
Noemfoor, 29 Oct 1944-1 Jan 1945); LINEAGE. Constituted 65th Bombard-
Dulag, Leyte, 16 Jul 1945; Clark Field, ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
Luzon, c. Jan-15 May 1946. Olmsted 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Inacti-
Field, Pa, 5 Apr 1947; Portland Mun vated on 29 Apr 1946. Redesignated
Aprt, Ore, 27 Jun 1949-29 Mar 1952; 65th Bombardment Squadron (Very
Ashiya, Japan, 14 Apr 1952-1 Jan 1953. Heavy), and activated, on 1 Oct 1946.
COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1
Japan; China Defensive; Papua; Guadal-
canal; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipel-
ago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon
Southern Philippines; China Offensive.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: Papua [12 Nov] 1942-23 Jan
1943; Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943. Phil-
ippine Presidential Unit Citation. Air
Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Aug
ig60-1 Aug 1962.
EMBLEM.On a disc red, bordered
Redesignated 65th Bombardment black, a pair of dice tilted at an angle so
Squadron (Medium) on 2 J u l 1 ~ 8 . that the four and three are showing on
ASSIGNMENTS. 43d Bombardment the top, and the numbers six and five
Group, 15 Jan 1941-29 Apr 1946. 43d are showing on the tilted front view.
Bombardment Group, i Oct 1946; 43d (Approved g Sep 19%. )
Bombatdment Wing, 16 Jun i g p .
STATIONS. Langley Field, Va, 15 Jan 65th FIGHTER
1941; Bangor, Maine, 29 Aug 1941-17
Feb 1942; Sydney, Australia, 28 Mar
iw; Williamstown, Australia, 23 Jun
1942; Torrens Creek, Australia, 15 Aug
iwa; Iron Range, Australia, 13 Oct
1943; Mareeba, Australia, 7 Nov 1942;
Port Moresby, New Guinea, 20 Jan
1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, c. 11Dec
1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, Mar 1944;
Owi, Schouten Islands, c. 11 Jul 1944; LINEAGE.Constituted 65th Pursuit
Tacloban, Leyte, c. 24 Nov 1944; Clark Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
Field, Luzon, c. 16 Mar 1945; Ie Shima, 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
c. 24 Jul 1945; Ft William McKinley, ignated 65th Fighter Squadron on 15
Luzon, 10Dec 1945-29 Apr 1946. Davis- May 1942. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.
Monthan Field, Ariz, 1 Oct 1946; Activated on 15 Aug 1946. Redesignated
Carswell AFB, Tex, 15Mar 65th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on
AmCmm. B-25, 1941; B-17, 20 Jan 1950. Inactivated on 8 Jan 1958.
1941-1943; -4, 1942-1945. -9, ASSIGNMENTS. 57th Pursuit (later
194G1950; B-50, 1998-1954; s 4 7 , Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 19419 Nov
i g s - i g b ; B-58, I+. 195. 57th Fighter (later Fighter-Inter-
OPERATIONS.Antisubmarine, Dec ceptor) Group, 15 Aug 1946; loth Air
iwi-Jan 1942; combat in Southwest Division, 13 Apr 1 9 9 ; 328th Fighter
and Western Pacific, 12 Nov 1942-12 Group, 1 Nov 1957-8 Jan 1958.
Aug 1945; not fully manned or STATIONS.Mitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan
equipped, 23 Nov 1945-29 Apr 2946. 1941; Hartford, Conn, 18 Aug 1941;
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. Groton, Conn, 13 Dec 1941; Rentchler
CAMPASGNS. Antisubmarine, American
Field, Conn, 24 Jun-5 Jul 1942; Mu-
Theater; Central Pacific; Air Offensive, queibile, Palestine, zg Jul 1942;Cyprus,
SQUADRONS 247
5 Aug 1942; Muqueibile, Palestine, 29 65th TROOP CARRIER
Aug i942; Egypt, 16 Sep 1942; Libya,
12 Nov 1942; Tunisia, g Mar 1943; LINEAGE. Constituted 65th Troop Car-
Malta, 27 Jun 1943; Sicily, ig Jul 1943; rier Squadron on 7 Dec 1942. Activated
Southern Italy, 18 Sep 1943; Gioia del on 12 Dec 1942. Inactivated on 27 Jan
Colle, Italy, 25 Sep 1943; Foggia, Italy, 1946. Activated in the reserve on g Aug
2 Oct 1943; Amendola, Italy, 27 Oct
1947. Redesignated 65th Troop Carrier
Squadron (Medium) on 27 Jun 1949.
1943; Cercola, Italy, 1 Mar 1944; Alto,
Ordered to active service on 1 Apr 1951.
Corsica, 28 Mar 1944; Ombrone, Italy, Inactivated on 1 Jan 1953. Activated in
11 Sep 1944; Grosseto, Italy, 24 Sep
the reserve on 1 Jan 1953. Ordered to
194.4; Villafranca di Verona, Italy, zg active service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved
Apr 1945; Grosseto, Italy, 7 May 1945; from active duty on 28 Nov 1962.
Bagnoli, Italy, 15 Jul-5 Aug 1945; Drew ASSIGNMENTS.403d Troop Carrier
Field, Fla, 22 Aug-7 Nov 1945. Ladd Group, 12 Dec 1942; Fifth Air Force, 26
Field, Alaska, 15 Aug 1946; 26 Mile Jul 1943; 9 t h Troop Carrier Wing, 13
Field, Alaska, 20 Sep 1946; Elmendorf Aug 1943; 433d Troop Carrier Group, g
Field, Alaska, 23 Jun 1947-1 Nov 1957; Nov 1943; 403d Troop Carrier Group,
Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo, 1 Nov 20 Feb 1945-27 Jan 1946. 419th Troop
1957-8 Jan 1958. Carrier Group, g Aug 1947; 403d Troop
AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1944; P-47, Carrier Group, 27 Jun ig4g-1 Jan 1953.
1944-1945. P-51, 1946-1948; F-80, 403d Troop Carrier Group, 1 Jan 1953;
1948-1951; F-947 1951-1953; F-897 442d Troop Carrier Group, 16 Nov
195371957+ 1957; 403d Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr
OPERATIONS. Air defense, Dec 1941- 1959; 929th Troop Carrier Group, 11
Jun 1942. Combat in MTO, 7 Oct 1942- Feb 1963-.
3 May 1945. STATIONS.Bowman Field, Ky, 12 Dec
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 1942; Alliance, Neb, 18 Dec 1942; Pope
CAMPAIGNS.Egypt-Libya; Tunisia; Field, NC, 3 May 1943; Baer Field, Ind,
Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; ig Jun-14 Jul 1943; Port Moresby, New
Southern France; North Apennines; Po Guinea, 26 Jul 1943 (operated from Tsili
Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Tsili, New Guinea, 18 Sep 1943-31 Oct
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- 1943); Nadzab, New Guinea, g Oct 1943
tations: North Africa and Sicily, 24 Oct (operated from Tadji, New Guinea, 3
1942-17 Aug 1943; Tunis and Cape Bon May-2 Jun 1944); Biak, 18 Oct 1944
Area, 18 Apr 1943; Italy, 14 Apr 1944. (operated from Hill Field, Mindoro, 24
French Croix de Guerre with Palm:
Oct ig42-May 1945. Jan-27 Feb 1945); Morotai, 27 Feb
EMBLEM.On a green disc, a red 1945; Dulag, Ley@ 15 Jul 1945;
gamecock in fighting attitude, beak and Clark Field, Luzon, 27 Jan 1946. Rich-
feet yellow, spurred white, wearing a mond AAB, Va, g Aug 1947; Portland
flying helmet black, and carrying a chip Mun Aprt, Ore, 27 Jun 1949-29 Mar
of wood on left [right] shoulder, yellow, 19%; Ashiya, Japan, 14 Apr 199-1 Jan
all outlined black. He is collared with a 1953. Portland Intl Aprt, Ore, 1 Jan
green shamrock. (Approved 18 Dec 1953; Paine AFB, Wash, 15 Apr 1955;
1941.1 Davis Field, Okla, 16 Nov 1957-.
248 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

hRCRAFT. C-47, 1943-1945; G46, STATIONS. MacDill Field, Fla, 15 Jan


1944-1945. C-46, 1951-1952; C-119, 1941; Barksdale Field, La, g Feb 1942;
1952. C-l19,1962. Will Rogers Field, Okla, 26 Jul-25 Aug
OPERATIONS, Aerial transportation and 1942; Cheddington, England, 12 Sep
evacuation in South and Southwest Pa- 1942; Shipdham, England, 10 Oct
cific, 26 Jul 1943-c. Aug 1945, and in 1942-c. 15 Jun 1945 (detachments oper-
Korea, g May-31 Dec 1 9 s . Not ated from Benina, Libya, 28 Jun-c. 31
manned, 30 Nov 1945-27 Jan 1946. Aug 1943, and Tunis, Tunisia, ig Sep-c.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. g Oct 1943); Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, 26
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: New Jun 1945; Great Bend AAFld, Kan, 24
Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck Ju1 1945; Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, c. 12
Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Oct 1945-12 Jul 1946. Andrews Field,
Luzon; Southern Philippines. Korean Md, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep 1948. March AFB,
War: Korea Summer-Fall, 1 9 s ; Third Calif, 2 Jan 1951; Lake Charles AFB,
Korean Winter. La, c. 7 Aug 1951-15 Jun 1960. Ells-
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- worth AFB, SD, 1 Jul 1962-.
tations: Philippine Islands, 23 Feb 1945; AIRCRAFT. B-18, 1941-1942; B-24,
Philippine Islands, 17 Apr-30 Jun 1945. 1942-1945; B-29, 1945-1946. B-29,
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. 1951-1953; B-47,1953--1960.
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Ci- OPERATIONS. Operationaltraining unit,
tation: [g May-31 Dec 19521. Feb-Jun 1942; antisubmarine operations,
EMBLEM. None. 28 Jan-22 Jul 1942; combat in ETO and
MTO, 7 Nov 1942-25 Apr 1945, includ-
66th BOMBARDMENT ing pathfinder missions, 8 May-c. Nov
LINEAGE. Constituted 66th Bombard- 1944. Apparently not manned, 1 Jul
ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov 1947-6 Sep 1948. Operational and re-
1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes- placement training unit, 1 Oct ig5i-c.
ignated 66th Bombardment Squadron 31 Aug 19%. Trained for operations
(Very Heavy) on 5 Aug 1945. Inacti- with Minuteman, 1 Jul 1962-.
vated on 12 Jul 1946. Activated on 1 Jul SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
1947. Inactivated on 6 Sep 1948. Redes- CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American
ignated 66th Bombardment Squadron Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily;
(Medium) on 20 Dec 1950. Activated Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern
on 2 Jan 1951. Discontinued on 15 Jun France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace;
1960. Redesignated 66th Strategic Mis- Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME
sile Squadron on 24 Jan 1962. Organized Theater.
on 1 Jul1962. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
ASSIGNMENTS. 4 t h Bombardment tations: Kiel, Germany, 14 May 1943;
Group, ig Jan 1941-12 Jul 1946. 4 t h Ploesti, Rumania, 1 Aug 1943.
Bombardment Group, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep EMBLEM. None.
1948. 44th Bombardment Group, 2 Jan
1951; 44th Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 66th FIGHTER
19s; Department of the Air Force, 15
Jun 1960; Strategic Air Command, 24 LINEAGE.Constituted 66th Pursuit
Jan 1962; 4 t h Strategic Missile Wing, 1 Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov
1J. I*-. 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
SQUADRONS 249
1948; F-80, ig&ig5i; F 9 , 1951-
1953; F-89,1953-1957*
OPERATIONS. Air defense, Dec 1941-
Jun 1942. Combat in MTO, 7 Oct ig+-
2 May 1945.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS.Egypt-Libya; Tunisia;
Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno;
Southern France; North Apennines; Po
Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci-
tations: North Africa and Sicily, 24 Oct
ignated 66th Fighter Squadron on 15 1942-17 Aug 1943; Tunis and Cape Bon
May 1942. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. Area, 18 Apr 1943; Italy, ig Apr 1944.
Activated on 15 Aug 1946. Redesignated French Croix de Guerre with Palm:
66th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on Oct ig+z-May 1945.
20 Jan 1950. Inactivated on 8 Jan 1958. EMBLEM. On a background of white
ASSIGNMENTS. 57th Pursuit (later clouds in a fighting stance, a brown bird
Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1951-7 Nov with white markings on head and arms
1945. 57th Fighter (later Fighter-Inter- and a white stomach, the body and head
ceptor) Group, 15 Aug 1946; loth Air of a penguin with the yellow claws and
Division, 13 Apr 19%; 414th Fighter beak of a falcon, holding a lighted cigar,
Group, 1 Dec 1957-8 Jan 1958. wearing the clothes of a pug-a red cap
STATIONS.Mitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan with visor pulled down and worn back-
1941; Hartford, Conn, 18 Aug 1941; Far- wards, a yellow turtle-necked jersey
mingdale, NY, 14 Dec 1941; Quonset with sleeves rolled up, and boxing
Point, RI, 27 Feb 1942; Hillsgrove, RI, 8 gloves. (Approved 2 Jan 1942. )
Jun-5 Jul 1942; Beit Daras, Palestine, 19
Aug 1942; Egypt, 16 Sep 1942; Libya, 66th TROOP CARRIER
13 Nov 1943; Tunisia, 5 Mar 1943;
Malta, 27 Jun 1943; Sicily, 19 Jul 1943;
Gioia Airfield, Italy, c. 25 Sep 1943;
Foggia, Italy, c. 1 Oct 1943; Amendola,
Italy, 27 Oct 1943; Cercola, Italy, c. 1
Mar 1944; Alto, Corsica, 28 Mar 1944;
Ombrone, Italy, 11 Sep 194; Grosseto,
Italy, 25 Sep 1944; Villafranca di Ve-
rona, Italy, 29 Apr 1945; Grosseto, Italy,
8 May 1945; Bagnoli, Italy, 15 Jul-5
Aug 1945; Drew Field, Fla, 23 Aug-7
Nov 1945. Shemya, Alaska, 15 Aug 1946;
Elmendorf Field, Alaska, c. 30 May LINEAGE.Constituted 66th Ttoap Car-
1947-1 Dec 1957; Oxnard AFB, Calif, 1 rier Squadron on 7 Dec ig+. Activated
Dec 1957-8 Jan 1958. on 12 Dec 1942. Inactivated on 15 Jan
AIRCRAFT. P-40, 1941-1944; P-47, 1946. Activated in the reserve on 3 Aug
1944-1945. P-38, 1946; P-51, 1946 1947. Redesignated 66th T m p Carrier
250 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Squadron (!Medium) on 27 Jun 1949.


% tured pilot wearing brown flight suit
Ordered to active service on 1 Apr 1951. and red aviator’s helmet, at motorman’s
Inactivated on 17 Apr 1951. post, and having a caricatured para-
ASSIGNMENTS.403d Troop Carrier trooper hanging out of the window on
Group, 12 Dec 1942; Fifth Air Force, 21 the side, and another caricatured para-
Jul 1943; 54th Troop Carrier Wing, 13 trooper attired, proper, standing on roof
Aug 1943; 433d Troop Carrier Group, g in midst of assorted boxes, freight, and
Nov 1943; 403d Troop Carrier Group, bundles red, yellow, and green, and
20 Feb 1945-15 Jan 1946. 419th Troop holding a brown gun in the left hand.
Carrier Group, 3 Aug 1947; 403d Troop (Approved 15 Dec 1944.)
Carrier Group, 27 Jun ig4g-17 Apr
1951. 67th BOMBARDMENT
STATIONS. Bowman Field, Ky, 12 Dec
1942; Alliance, Neb, 18 Dec 1942; Pope
Field, NC, 3 May 1943; Baer Field, Ind,
18 Jun-6 Jul 1943; Port Moresby, New
Guinea, 21 Jul 1943; Nadzab, New
Guinea, 25 Sep 1943 (operated from
Tadji, New Guinea, 12 May- Jun
1944); Biak, 18 Nov 1944 (operated
from Hill Field, Mindoro, and Dulag,
Leyte, 18 Jan-27 Feb 1945); Morotai,
27 Feb 1945; Dulag, Leyte, 15 Aug
1945-15 Jan 1946. Roanoke Mun Aprt,
Va, 3 Aug 1947; Portland Mun Aprt, 0 Walt Dianey Productha
Ore, 27 Jun 194+17 Apr 1951.
AIRCRAFT. (2-47, 1943-1945; G46, LINEAGE. Constituted 67th Bomhard-
1944-1945; G5,1945. ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
OPERATIONS. Aerial transportation in 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
the South and Southwest Pacific, 27 Jul ignated 9 t
h Bombardment Squadron
1943-c. 15 Aug 1945; not manned, 30 (Very Heavy) on 5 Aug 1945. Inacti-
Nov 1945-15 Jan 1946. vated on 12 JuI 1946. Activated on 1 Jul
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 1947. Inactivated on 6 Sep 1 9 4 . Redes-
CAMPAIGNS. New Guinea; Northern ignated 9 t h Bombardment Squadron
Solomons; Bismarck Archipelago; West- (Medium) on 20 Dec 1950. Activated
ern Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern on 2 Jan 1951. Discontinued on 15 Jun
Philippines. 1960. Redesignated 67th Strategic Mis-
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- sile Squadron on 26 Feb 1962. Orga-
tation: Philippine Islands, 17 Apr-30 nized on 1 Aug 1962.
Jun 1945. Philippine Presidential Unit ASSIGNMENTS. 4th Bombardment
Citation. Group, 15 Jan 1941-12 Jul 1946. 4 t h
EMBLEM.Over and through a me- Bombardment Group, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep
dium blue disc, a caricatured, golden or- 1948. 4 t h Bombardment Group, 2 Jan
ange street car, winged of the last, in 1951; 44th Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun
flight toward dexter, over a white cloud 199; Department of the Air Force, 15
formation in base, driven by a carica- Jun 1960; Strategic Air Command, 26
SQUADRONS '51

Feb 1962; 44th Strategic Missile Wing, trimmed black, held in pouclr of bill, all
1Aug I$%-. emitting white speed lines to rear. ( A p
STATIONS. MacDill Field, Fla, 15 Jan proved 12 J u l 1 ~ 3 . )
1941; Barksdale Field, La, g Feb 1942;
Will Rogers Field, O h , c. 21 Jul-25 67th FIGHTER
Aug 1942; Cheddington, England, 10
Sep 1942; Shipdham, England, c. 10Oct
1942-c. 15 Jun 1945 (detachments oper-
ated from Benina, Libya, 28 June. 13
Aug 1943, and Tunis, Tunisia, ig Sep-c.
g Oct 1943); Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, 26
Jun 1945; Great Bend AAFld, Kan, 24
Jul 1945; Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, c. 12
Dec 1945-12 Jul 1946. Andrews Field,
Md, 1Ju11947-6 Sep 1948. March AFB,
Calif, 2 Jan 1951; Lake C k l e s AFB,
La, c. 8 Aug 1951-15 Jun 1960. Ells-
worth AFB, SD,1Aug ig62-.
AIRCRAFT. B - q , 19&+1945; -9,
1945-1946. -9, 1951-1953; B-47,
1953-1960-
OPERATIONS. Operational training unit, LINEACE.Constituted v h Pursuit
Feb-Jun 1942; antisubmarine operations, Squadron (Interceptor) on u) Nov
28 Jan42 Jul 1942; combat in ETO and 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
and MTO, u) Dec 1942-25 Apr 1945. ignated: 9th Fighter Squadron on 15
Apparently not manned, 1 Jul 1947-6 May 1942; mh Fighter-Bomber Squad-
Sep 1948. Operational and replacement ron on 20 Jan 1950; 61th Tactical
training unit, I Oct 1951-31 Aug 19%. Fighter Squadron on 1Jul1958.
Trained for operations with Minuteman, ASSIGNMENTS. 58th Pursuit (later
1Au? 1962-. Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941; H@
S E R ~ CSTREAMERS.
E None. Fighter Group, 3 Oct ig+; 18th Fighter
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, American (later Fighter-Bomber) Group, 1 Nov
Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; 1945; 18th Fighter-Bomber (later Tacti-
Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern cal Fighter) Wing, 1Oct ig57-.
France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; SmmoNs. Selfridge Field, Mich, 15
Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Jan 1941; Baton Rouge, La, 6 Oct
Theater. 1941-17 Jan 1942; New Caledonia, 15
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- Mar ig+ (operated frcnn Cuadalcanal,
tations: Kiel, Germany, 14 May 1943; 22 Aug-22 Dec 1942; sg Jan-Jun 1943);
Ploesti, Rumania, 1Aug 1943. Woodlark, 23 Jul 1943 (operated from
EMBLEM.Over and through a me- New Georgia, 28 Oct-16 Dec 1943);
dium blue disc, a caricatured pelican Russell Islands, 23 Jan i94r) (operated
light blue, white, and black, bill and feet from Bougainville, 2 Mar-3 Apr 1994);
yellow, wearing brown aviator's goggles, Middelburg Island, c. 15 Aug 1944; San
diving toward sinister base, dumping Jose, OMindoro, 22 Feb 1945 (operated
out one of three red aerial bombs, frdm Morotai, 12 F e k i Mar 1945);
252 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR I1

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, 6 Mar 1945; Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.


Laoag, Luzon, c. 10 Nov 1945; Puerto Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Ci-
Princesa, Palawan, 8 Feb 1946; Florida- tations: [2 Aug] 1950-31 Jan 1951; 1
blanca, Luzon, 17 Jul 1946; Clark Field, Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953.
Luzon, 16 Sep 1947; Taegu, Korea, 28 EMBLEM. A caricatured, white, fight-
Jul 1950; Ashiya, Japan, 2 Aug 1950; ing gamecock with red comb and wat-
Tongnae, Korea, 8 Sep 1950; Pyong- tles, yellow beak and feet, and tail hav-
yang, Korea, 27 Nov 1950; Suwon, ing three feathers, orange, yellow, and
Korea, 1 Dec 1950; Chinhae, Korea, g blue respectively, wearing a blue green,
Dec 1950; Hoengsong, Korea, 2 Jun light blue green, and black, striped tur-
1952; Osan-Ni, Korea, 10Jan 1953; Ka- tleneck sweater and brown boxing
dena AB, Okinawa, 30 Oct igs-. gloves, facing toward sinister, while
AIRCRAFT.P-36, 1941; P-400, 1942; standing in front of a horizontal bar tri-
P-39, 1942-1944; P-38, 1944-1945; parted red, white, and blue. (Approved
P-51, 1946; P-80, 1946-1950; P-47, 8 Mar 1945.)
1947-1949; F-51, 1950-1953; F-86,
1953-1957; F-100, 1957-1962; F-105,
1963-. 67th TROOP CARRIER
OPERATIONS.Replacement training,
1941. Air defense of New Caledonia,
Mar-Oct 1942. Combat in South and
Southwest Pacific, 24 Aug 1942-8 Aug
1945. Combat in Korea, 2 Aug 1950-27
Jul19~.
SERVICESTREAMERS. None.
CAMPAIGNS. World War 11: China
Defensive; Guadalcanal; New Guinea;
Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipel-
ago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon;
Southern Philippines; China Offensive;
Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Ko- LINEAGE. Constituted w t h Troop Car-
rean War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; rier Squadron on 22 Jan 1943. Activated
CCF Intervention; First UN Counter- on g Feb 1943. Inactivated on 15 Jan
offensive; CCF Spring offensive; UN 1946. Activated in the reserve on 13 Apr
Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean 1947. Redesignated 67th Troop Carrier
Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Squadron (Medium) on 27 Jun 1949.
Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer- Ordered to active service on 15 Oct
Fall, 1953. 1950. Inactivated on 14 Jul 199. Acti-
DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Ci- vated in the reserve on 18 May 1955.
tations: Netherlands East Indies, 7, 20, ASSIGNMENTS. 433d Troop Carrier
and 22 Nov 1944; Korea, 3 Nov 1950-24 Group, g Feb 1943-15 Jan 1946. Elev-
Jan 1951; Korea, 22 Apr-8 Jul 1951. Air enth Air Force, 13 Apr 1947; 433d
Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Dec Troop Carrier Group, 6 Jul 1947-14 Jul
1959-30 Nov 1960; 1 Sep 1962-31 Aug 19s. 433d Troop Carrier Group, 18
1963. Presidential Unit Citation: [ig42]. May 1955; 433d Troop Carrier Wing, 14
SQUADRONS

Apr 1959; 921st Troop Carrier Group, 17 68th BOMBARDMENT


Jan 1963-s
STATIONS.Florence AAFld, SC, g Feb
1943; Sedalia MFld, Mo, 19 Mar 1943;
Laurinburg-Maxton M B , NC, g Jun
1943; Baer Field, Ind, 1-12 Aug 1943;
Port Moresby, New Guinea, 27 Aug
1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 5 Nov 1943;
Hollandia, New Guinea, c. 10 Jul 1944;
Biak, c. 20 Oct 1944; Tanauan, Leyte, 18
Jan 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, c. 1 Jun
1945; Iwo Jima, c. 27 Aug 1945; Ie
Shima, g Sep 1945; Tachikawa, Japan, c.
25 Sep 1945-15 Jan 1946. Cleveland
Mun Aprt, Ohio, 13 Apr 1947; Greenville LINEAGE. Constituted 68th Bombard-
AFB, SC, 18 Oct 1950-20 Jul 1951; ment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov
Rhein/Main AB, Germany, 6 Aug 1951- 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redes-
14 Jul 1 9 s . Brooks AFB, Tex, 18 May ignated 68th Bombardment Squadron
1955; Kelly AFB, Tex, 21 May i g b . (Very Heavy) on 5 Aug 1945. Inacti-
AIRCRAFT. C-47, 1943-1944; C-46, vated on 12 Jul1946. Activated on 1 JuI
1944-1945. c-119,1950-1952. 1947. Inactivated on 6 Sep 1948. Redes-
OPERATIONS.Aerial transportation ignated 68th Bombardment Squadron
during World War 11; airborne assault (Medium) on 20 Dec 1950. Activated
at Aparri, Luzon, 23 Jun 194.5. on 2 Jan 1951. Discontinued on 15 Jun
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. 1960. Redesignated 68th Strategic Mis-
CAMPAIGNS.Air mensive, Japan; sile Squadron on ig Mar 1962. Orga-
New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bis- nized on 1 Sep 1962.
marck Archipelago; Western Pacific; ASSIGNMENTS. 4th Bombardment
Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Group, 15 Jan 1941-12 Jul 1946. 4th
Ryukyus. Bombardment Group, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep
DECORATIONS. Philippine Presidential 1948. 4 t h Bombardment Group, 2 Jan
Unit Citation. 1951; 4 t h Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun
EMBLEM.On a light turquoise blue 199; Department of the Air Force, 15
disc, a stylized, ultramarine blue eagle Jun 1960; Strategic Air Command, ig
in flight toward dexter over flames in Mar 1962; 44th Strategic Missile Wing,
1 Sep 1962-.
base, proper, within a gold wreath bor-
STATIONS. MacDill Field, Fla, 15 Jan
der charged with thirteen, five-point 1941; Barksdale Field, La, c. 7 Feb
stars, arranged six to dexter and seven 1942; Will Rogers Field, Okla, c. 25
to sinister, and having a pair of silver Jul-3 Sep 1942; Cheddington, England,
wings displayed horizontal and con- c. 12 Sep I*; Shipdham, England, c.
joined in chief, and a small, white 10 Oct ig+-c. 15 Jun 1945 (detach-
parapack 'chute open, supporting box, in ment operated from Benina, Libya, c. 26
front of small grayed disc, charged with Jun-c. 31 Aug 1943, and Tunis, Tunisia,
a white annulet, in base. (Approved i g ig Sep-c. g Oct 1943); Sioux Falls
Feb 1945. ) AAFld, SD, 26 Jun 1945; Great Bend
254 COMBAT SQUADRONS OF THE AIR FORCE-WORLD WAR 11

AAFld, Kan, 24 Jul 1945; Smoky Hill


AAFld, Kan, c. 12 Dec 1945-12 Jul
1946. Andrews Field, Md, 1 Jul 1947-6
Sep 1948. March AFB, Calif, 2 Jan 1951;
Lake Charles AFB, La, c. 3 Aug
1951-15 JW 1960. E b o r t h AAB, SD,
1 Sep
AIRCRAFT. w, 1942-1945; B-g,
1945-1946. B-29, 1951-1953; B-47,
1953-1960-
OPERATIONS.Operational training
unit, Feb-Jun 1942; antisubmarine oper-
ations, 28 Jan42 Jul 1943; combat in ignated: 68th Fighter Squadron on 15
ETO and MTO, 7 Nov 1-5 Apr
May 1942; 68th Fighter Squadron (All
1945. Apparently not manned, I Jul Weather) on 10 Aug 1948; 68th Fight-
1947-6 Sep 1948. Operational and re- er-All Weather Squadron on u) Jan
placement training unit, 1 Oct ig5i-c. 1950; 68th Fighter-Interceptor Squad-
31 Aug 199. Trained for operations ron on 25 Apr 1951.
with Minuteman, 1 Sep ig6z-. ASSIGNMENTS. 58th Pursuit (later
SERVICESTREAMERS. None. Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941; 347th
CAMPAIGNS. Antisubmarine, AmericanFighter Group, 3 Oct 1942; 18th Fighter
Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily;Group, 1 Nov 1945; 8th Fighter Group,
Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern 15 Dec 1945; 347th Fighter (later Fight-
France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; er-All Weather) Group, u) Feb 1947
Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME (attached to 8th Fighter-Bomber Wing,
Theater. I Apr 1950); Fifth Air Force (attached
DECOMTIONS.Distinguished Unit Ci- to 8th Fighter-Bomber Wing), 24 Jun
tations; Kiel, Gennany, 14 May 1943; 1950; 314th Air Division, I Dec 1950
Ploesti, Rumania, 1Aug 1943. (attached to 6160th Air Base Wing, 1
EMBLEM.On a shield sky blue, be- Dec 1950-20 Oct 19%); Japan Air De-
tween a cross red, edged white, in the fense Force, 1 Mar 1 9 s ; Fifth Air
two upper quarters, six bombs, points Force, 1 Sep 19%; 43d Air Division, 1
downward, three on each side of the Mar 1955; 4ist Air Division, 1 Oct 1957;
cross, white, shaded blue; in the two Fifth Air Force, 1Jun i-.
lower quarters, eight stars, four on each STATIONS. Selfridge Field, Mich, 15
side of the cross, white, in base over the
Jan 1941; Baton Rouge, La, 6 Oct 1941;
cross a sphere, white, markings blue, Oakland, Calif, 22 Jan-17 Feb 1942;
over the center of the cross a star white,
Amberly Field, Australia, 16 Mar 1942;
thereover an eagle flying blue, markings
Tongatabu, 16 May-28 Oct 1942; New
white. (Approved 18 Feb 199.) Caledonia, 2 Nov 1942; Guadalcanal, c.
12 Nov 1942; Fiji, 12 Apr 1943 (operat-
68th FIGHTER ed from Guadalcanal, 12 Apr-Dec
1943); Bougainville, 4 Feb 1 9 4 ; Mid-
LINEAGE.Constituted 68th Pursuit delburg Island, 17 Aug 1944; San Jose,
Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov Mindoro, 23 Feb 1945; Puerto Princess,
1940. Activated on is Jan 1941. Redes- Palawan, 6 Mar 1945; Fukuoka, Japan,
SQUADRONS 255

15 Dec 1945; Ashiya, Japan, 20 May 68th TROOP CARRIER


1946; Itazuke, Japan, Sep 1946; Bofu,
Japan, i g Oct 1948; Ashiya, Japan, 3
May 1949; Itazuke, Japan, 1Apr 1g50-.
AIRCRAFT. P-36, 1941; P-43, 1941;
P-40, 1941-1943; P-39, 1942-1944;
P-400, 1942; P-38, 1942-1945; P-51,
1946-1947; P-61, 1947-1950; F-82,
1949-199; F-94, 1951-1953; F-86,
1953-1959; F-10% 1959-.
OPERATIONS. Air defense of Tongata-
bu, Jun-Oct 1942. Combat in South and
Southwest Pacific, 12 Nov 1942-13 Aug
1945. Combat in Korea, 27 Jun 1950-23
Mar 1952. LINEAGE. Constituted 68th Troop Car-
SERVICE STREAMERS. None. rier Squadron on 22 Jan 1943. Activated
CAMPAIGNS. World War 13: China on g Feb 1943. Inactivated on 15 Jan
Defensive; Guadalcanal; New Guinea; 1946. Activated in the reserve on 3 Aug
Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipel- 1947. Redesignated 68th Troop Carrier
ago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Squadron (Medium) on 27 Jun 1949.
Southern Philippines; China Offensive; Ordered to active service, 15 Oct 1950.
Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Ko- Inactivated on 14 Jul 1952. Activated in
rean War: UN Defensive;