303th EXPEDITIONARY FIGHTER SQUADRON + A-10 + POCKET TAB – SET

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   4.0 inch/100mm

 

303rd FIGHTER SQUADRON (AFRC)

Lineage. Constituted as 303 Troop Carrier Squadron on 25 May 1943.  Activated on 1 Sep 1943.   Inactivated on 30 Sep 1946.   Redesignated as 303 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 10 May 1949.  Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949.  Ordered to Active Service on 10 Mar 1951.  Inactivated on 12 Mar 1951.  Activated in the Reserve on 15 Jun 1952.  Redesignated as 303 Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy on 8 May 1961.  Ordered to Active Service on 1 Oct 1961.  Relieved from Active Duty on 27 Aug 1962.  Redesignated as: 303 Air Transport Squadron, Heavy on 1 Dec 1965; 303 Military Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1966; 303 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 27 Jun 1971; 303 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Oct 1982; 303 Fighter Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.

Assignments. 442 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Sep 1943-30 Sep 1946.  442 Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1949-12 Mar 1951.  442 Troop Carrier Group, 15 Jun 1952; 442 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 935 Troop Carrier (later, 935 Air Transport; 935 Military Airlift; 935 Tactical Airlift) Group, 17 Jan 1963; 442 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Nov 1974; 442 Tactical Fighter Group, 1 Oct 1982; 442 Tactical Fighter (later, 442 Fighter) Wing, 1 Feb 1984; 442 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations. Sedalia AAFld, MO, 1 Sep 1943; Alliance AAFld, NE, 15 Dec 1943; Pope Field, NC, 26 Jan 1944; Baer Field, IN, 2-8 Mar 1944; Fulbeck, England, 27 Mar 1944; Weston Zoyland, England, 12 Jun 1944 (operated from Follonica, Italy, 18 Jul-24 Aug 1944); Peray, France, 5 Oct 1944; St-Andre-de-L’Eure, France, 5 Nov 1944 (operated from Metz, France, 21 Apr-15 May and 26 May-10 Sep 1945); Munich/Reim (later, USAF Sta Munich/Reim; USAF Sta Munich; Munich AAB), Germany, 10 Sep 1945-30 Sep 1946.  Fairfax Field, KS, 27 Jun 1949; Olathe NAS, KS, 27 May 1950-12 Mar 1951.  Olathe NAS, KS, 15 Jun 1952; Grandview (later, Richards-Gebaur) AFB, MO, 3 Apr 1955; Whiteman AFB, MO, 1 Apr 1994-.

Aircraft. C-47, 1943-1946; C-53, 1943, 1944, 1945; CG-4 (glider), 1944-1945; C-109, 1945; L-4, 1945; L-3, 1945; CG-15 (glider), 1945.  T-6, 1949-1950; T-7, 1949-1951; T-11, 1949-1951; C-47, 1949-1950; C/TC-46, 1949, 1950-1951.  C-46, 1952-1957; C-119, 1957-1961; C-124, 1961-1971; C-130, 1971-1982; A-10, 1982-.

Operations. Airborne assaults on Normandy, Southern France, Holland, and Germany during World War II.  Also transported cargo, passengers, and wounded in European Theater of Operations (ETO) and Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO).  Trained for and performed airlift missions, 1949-1951 and 1952-1982.  Trained for A-10 fighter operations since 1982.  Between 1998-2003, resources deployed in support of US operations in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan, but the unit itself remained at Whiteman AFB, MO.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Normandy, Rome-Arno; Southern France;  Northern France; Rhineland; Central Europe.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: France, [6-7] Jun 1944.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Mar 1976-28 Feb 1978; 12-29 Jun 1979; 1 Jun 1987-31 Jul 1988; 1 Nov 1989-31 Oct 1991; 1 Oct 1997-31 Aug 1999; 1 Mar 2003-28 Feb 2005; 1 Mar 2005-28 Feb 2007.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-28 Jun 1971 and 26 Oct-6 Nov 1972.

Emblem. Approved on 13 Apr 1995.  Newest rendition 10 Dec 2007.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm