188th RESCUE SQUADRON – OCP

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188th RESCUE SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 621st Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 25 Jan 1943. Activated on 4 Feb 1943. Redesignated: 507th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 10 Aug 1943; 507th Fighter Squadron on 30 May 1944. Inactivated on 9 Nov 1945. 188th Fighter Squadron allotted to NM ANG, on 24 May 1946. Redesignated 188th Fighter-Bomber Squadron and federally recognized on 7 Jul 1947. Redesignated 188th Fighter-lnterceptor Squadron in Nov 1952; 188th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Apr 1964; 188th Fighter Squadron on 16 Mar 1992; 188th Rescue Squadron on 1 Jan 2013-.

Assignments. 404th Bombardment (later Fighter-Bomber; Fighter) Group, 4 Feb 1943-9 Nov 1945. 86th Fighter Wing, 7 Jul 1947; 140th Fighter Group, (later 140th Fighter-Bomber Group, 140th Fighter-Interceptor Group; Fighter Group (Air Defense) 150th Tactical Fighter Group), 1 Nov 1950; 150th Tactical Fighter Group (later Fighter Group), 4 Jun 1969; 150th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1995-. (assigned to: 1st Fighter-Interceptor Group, 1 Feb 1951; 4705th Defense Wing, 6 Feb 1952; 27th Air Division, 1 Mar 1952; 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 26 Jan 1968)

Stations. Key Field, MS, 4 Feb 1943; Congaree AAFld, SC, 5 Jul 1943; Pollock AAFld, LA, 15 Sep 1943; Myrtle Beach AAFld, SC, 4 Nov 1943-13 Mar 1944; Winkton, England, 5 Apr 1944; Chapelle, France, 6 Jul 1944; Bretigny, France, 28 Aug 1944; Juvincourt, France, 17 Sep 1944; St-Trond, Belgium, 1 Oct 1944; Keltz, Germany, 3 Apr 1945; Fritzlar, Germany, 13 Apr 1945; Stuttgart, Germany, 23 Jun-Aug 1945; Drew Field, FL, 11 Sep-9 Nov 1945. Kirtland AFB, NM, 7 Jul 1947-. (Operated from Long Beach MAP, CA, 20 Apr 1951-Nov 1952)

AIRCRAFT. A-24, 1943-1944; P-39, 1943-1944; P-47, 1944-1945. F-51, 1947-1953; F-80, 1953-1958; F-100, 1958-1973; A-7D, 1973-1994; F-16, 1994-2013; RC-26, 2013-; HC-130J, 2013-; HH-60G, 2013-; CV-22, 2013-;

OPERATIONS. Combat in ETO, 1 May 1943-4 May 1945. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, Dec 1950-Nov 1952. Called to active duty for the Pueblo Crisis, Jan 1968. 188th Tactical Fighter Squadron deployed to Tuy Hoa Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, Jun 1968-Jun 1969. Partially activated in support of Operation Desert Storm, 11 Dec 1990-May 1991. Supported several deployments connected with Operation NOBLE EAGLE, 2001. Maintained a Defense Systems Evaluation (DSE) tasking, which provided fighter aircraft support to the US Army Air Defense Center and White Sands Missile Range. Special Operations to support both domestic and world-wide Combatant Commander taskings.

Service Streamers. American Theater.

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

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 10 Sep 1944. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: 29, 30, and 31 Jul 1944. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 1 Oct-17 Dec 1944; 18 Dec 1944-15 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere.

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