159th EXPEDITIONARY FIGHTER SQUADRON – OPERATION ATLANTIC RESOLVE 2017

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159th FIGHTER SQUADRON (FANG)

Lineage. Constituted 352nd Fighter Squadron on 29 Sep 1942. Activated on 1 Oct 1942. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. Redesignated 159th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to Florida Air National Guard, on 24 May  1946. 159th Fighter Squadron extended federal recognition on 9 Feb 1947. Redesignated: 159th Fighter Squadron (Jet) on 1 Aug 1948; 159th Fighter Bomber Squadron on 1 Nov 1950; 159th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 10 Jul 1952; 159th Fighter Squadron on 15 Mar 1992-.

Assignments. 353nd Fighter Group, 1 Oct 1942-18 Oct 1945. FL ANG, 24 May  1946-; 116th Fighter Group (later Fighter Bomber Group), 10 Aug 1951-10 Jul 1952; 125th Fighter Interceptor Group, 1 Jul 1956; 125th Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1992; 125th Operations Group, 11 Oct 1995-.

Stations. Mitchel Field, NY, 1 Oct 1942; Richmond AAB, VA, c. 7 Oct 1942; Langley Field, VA, 2 Nov 1943; Millville AAF, NJ, 4 Mar 1943; Richmond AAB, VA, 27 Apr-26 May 1943; Goxhill, England, 8 Jun 1943; Metfeld, England,  6 Aug 1943; Raydon, England, 14 April 1943-c. 11 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 16-18 Oct 1945. Thomas Cole Imeson Airport, FL, 9 Feb 1947; (Korean War call-up: George AFB, CA, 1 Nov 1950-Jul 1951; Misawa AB, Japan, 25 Jul 1951-10 Jul 1952); Thomas Cole Imeson Airport, 10 Jul 1952; Jacksonville IAP, FL, 24 Oct 1968-.

Aircraft. P-40, 1942-1943; P-47, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. P-51D, 1947-1948; F-80C, 1948-1951; F-84E, 1951-1952; F-51D/H, 1952-1954; F-86A, 1954; F-80C, 1954-1956; T-6, 1954; B-26, 1954; C-45, 1954; C-54, 1954; T-33, 1954-1987; F-86D, 1956-1959; F-86L, 1959-1960; F/TF-102A, 1960-1974; F-106A/B, 1974-1987; F-16A/B, 1987-1990; F-16ADF, 1990-1995; F-15A/B, 1995-2006; F-15C/D, 2006-.

Operations. Air Defense prior to overseas duty. Combat in ETO, 9 Aug 1943-25 Apr 1945. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 1950-1952. Air Defense of southeastern US, 1955-present. Late 1990s, the 159 FS was fully integrated into the USAF Air and Space Expeditionary Force (AEF) construct and routinely deployed aircraft and personnel to the 363rd Air Expeditionary Wing at Prince Sultan Air Base, Al Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, enforcing the No Fly Zone over southern Iraq. Since 11 Sep 2001, the squadron has been extensively involved in operation NOBLE EAGLE, deploying aircraft and personnel to U.S. Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF), now known as U.S. Air Forces Central (USAFCENT), in Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Holland, 17-23 Sep 1944. Korean Service Citation with Bronze Service Stars.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm