175th FIGHTER SQUADRON – F-16

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175th FIGHTER SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 387th Fighter Squadron on 27 Apr 1943. Activated on 15 May 1943. Inactivated on 22 Sep 1945. Redesignated 175th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to South Dakota ANG, on 24 May 1946. 175th Fighter Squadron received federal recognition on 20 Sep 1946. Redesignated: 175th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 1 Mar 1951; 175th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 23 May 1970; 175th Fighter Squadron on 15 Mar 1992-.

Assignments. 365th Fighter Group, 15 May 1943-22 Sep 1945. SD ANG, 24 May 1946-. 114th Fighter-Interceptor Group, 16 Apr 1956; 114th Tactical Fighter Group, 23 May 1970; 114th Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1992; 114th Fighter Wing, 11 Oct 1995-.

Stations. Richmond AAB, VA, 15 May 1943; Langley Field, VA, 19 Jul 1943; Dover AAFld, DE, 11 Aug 1943; Richmond AAB, VA, 21 Nov- 4 Dec 1943; Gosfield, England, 22 Dec 1943; Beaulieu, England, 5 Mar 1944; Azeville, France, 27 Jun 1944; Lignerolles, France, 31 Aug  1944; Bretigny, France, 3 Sep 1944; Juvincourt, France, 14 Sep 1944; Chievres, Belgium, 4 Oct 1944; Metz, France, 31 Dec 1944;  Florennes/Juzaine, Belgium, 31 Jan 1945; Aachen, Germany, c. 12 Mar 1945; Fritzlar, Germany, 13 Apr 1945; Suippes, France, 30 July 1945; Antwerp, Belgium, c. 22 Aug- 11 Sep 1945; Camp Myles Standish, MA, 20-22 Sep 1945. Sioux Falls MAP (later Joe Foss Field), SD, 20 Sep 1946-. (operated from: Ellsworth AFB, SD, 1 Mar 1951-1 Dec 1952)

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1945. P-51D, 1946-1954; F-94A/B, 1954-1956; F-94C, 1956-1958; F-89D, 1958-1960; F-89J, 1960; F/TF-102, 1960-1970; F-100D/F, 1970-1977; A-7D/K, 1977-1992; F-16C/D, 1991-.

Operations. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 1951-1952. Air Defense of Midwestern US. Flew 54 combat missions during Operation Just Cause in Panama. Deployed to Incirlik AB, Turkey for Operation Provide Comfort and enforced the northern “No Fly” zone of Iraq from Dec 1993 to Jan 1994 and Operation Northern Watch, in 1995 and 2002. Participated in Operation Southern Watch based out of Kuwait in 1998 and Saudi Arabia in 2001. In addition to the unit’s ongoing tasking as part of the Air Expeditionary Force (AEF), unit members were also activated to support Operation Noble Eagle within the United States along with 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 Citations: Germany, 21 Oct 1944; Germany, 20 Apr 1945. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 16 Dec 1944-15 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 cm