123rd AIRLIFT WING – OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM – DESERT

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Computer made   3.5 inch-90mm

 

123rd AIRLIFT WING

Lineage. Constituted as 359th Fighter Group on 20 Dec 1942. Activated on 5 Jan 1943. Inactivated on 10 Nov 1945. Redesignated: 123rd Fighter Group and allocated to Kentucky ANG on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 20 Sep 1947. Redesignated: 123rd Fighter-Bomber Group on 1 Nov 1951; 123rd Fighter-Interceptor Group on 10 Jul 1952; 123rd Fighter-Bomber Group on 1 Jan 1953; 123rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 1 Jun 1957; 123rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 26 Jan 1968; 123rd Tactical Airlift Wing on 8 Jan 1989; 123rd Airlift Wing on 16 Mar 1992-.

Assignments.  I Fighter Command, 15 Jan 1943; 66th Fighter Wing, 20 Oct 1943; 67th Fighter Wing, 1 Nov 1943; 1st Bombardment (later Air) Division, 15 Sep 1944-10 Nov 1945. Kentucky ANG, 16 Feb 1947-. 55th  Fighter Wing, 20 Sep 1947; 123rd Fighter  (later Fighter-Bomber) Wing, 10 Oct 1950-10 Jul 1952.

Components. Groups. 123rd Operations Group, 16 Mar 1992-.

Squadrons. World War II: 368th Fighter, 15 Jan 1943-10 Nov 1945; 369th Fighter, 15 Jan 1943-10 Nov 1945; 370th Fighter, 15 Jan 1943-Mar 1944, 10 Nov 1945.

ANG. 165th Fighter (later Fighter-Bomber, Fighter-Interceptor, Tactical Reconnaissance, Tactical Airlift, Airlift), 16 Feb 1947-.

Stations. Westover Field, MA, 15 Jan 1943; Grenier Field, NH, 7 Apr 1943; Republic Field, NY, 26 May 1943; Westover Field, MA, 24 Aug-2 Oct 1943; RAF East Wretham, England, c. 19 Oct 1943-c. 4 Nov 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 9-10 Nov 1945. Standiford Field, KY, 16 Feb 1947; Standiford Field, KY, 10 Jul 1952-. (operated from: Godman AFB, KY, 20 Oct 1950; RAF Manston, England, 30 Nov 1951-9 Jul 1952; Richards-Gebaur AFB, MO, 18 Jul 1968-9 Jun 1969; Elmendorf AFB, AK, 16 Aug-26 Sep 1968; Howard AFB, Panama, 16 Oct-1968; Itazuke AB, Japan, 25 Jan 1969-9 Jun 1969)

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. F-51, 1946-1951, 1952-1956; F-84, 1951-1952; F-86, 1956-1957; RB-57, 1957-1965;  RF-101, 1965-1976; RF-4C, 1976-1989; C-130, 1989-.

Operations. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 10 Oct 1950-10 Jul 1952. Called to active duty as a result of the Pueblo Crisis on 26 Jan 1968-9 Jun 1969. Placed first in the Air National Guard Photo Finish Competition in 1981. Flew relief missions into Somalia for Operations Restore Hope and Provide Relief in 1992; Bosnia-Herzegovina, Operation Provide Promise, 1993; Rwanda and Zaire for Operation Support Hope, 1994; Ramstein AB, Germany, in support of Operation Joint Forge, 2001; Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, after 2001-2004; Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, 2011.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards,  1970, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011. Carl Spaatz Trophy, 1949, 1965, 1981.

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