455th AIR EXPEDITIONARY WING – PUBLIC AFFAIRS – SUBDUED

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   3. 5 inch-90mm

 

455th AIR EXPEDITIONARY WING

Lineage. Constituted as 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 1943. Inactivated on 9 Sep 1945. Redesignated 455th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) on 25 Mar 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated: 455th Fighter-Bomber Wing on 23 Mar 1953. Redesignated 455th Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Minuteman), and activated, on 28 Jun 1962. Organized on 1 Nov 1962. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1968. Redesignated: 455th Air Expeditionary Group on 26 Apr 2002; 455th Air Expeditionary Wing on 26 Jul 2002-.

Assignments. Fourth Air Force, 1 Jun- 6 Sep 1943; Second Air Force, 6 Sep- 5 Oct 1943; First Air Force, c. 5 Oct-2 Dec 1943; 304th Bombardment Wing: 25 Jan 1944-9 Sep 1945. Continental Air Forces 25 Mar 1947-27 Jun 1949. Air Defense Command, 25th Air Defense (later, 25th Air) Division, 25 Mar 1947-27 Jun 1949. 342d Fighter Day Wing, 28 Jun 1962; 810th Strategic Aerospace Division, 1 Nov 1962-25 Jun 1968. United States Air Forces Central Command, 26 Apr 2002-.

Components. Groups. 455th Expeditionary Operations, 26 Apr 2002-; 455th Expeditionary Mission Support, 26 Apr 2002-; 455th Expeditionary Maintenance, 26 Apr 2002-; 455th Expeditionary Medical, 26 Apr 2002-; 455th Expeditionary Security Forces, 26 Apr 2002-.

Squadrons. 740th: 1 Nov 1962-25 Jun 1968. 741st: 1 Dec 1962-25 Jun 1968. 742d: 1 Jan 1963-25 Jun 1968.

Stations. Alamogordo AAF, NM, 1 Jun 1943; Kearns AAF, UT, c. 6 Sep 1943; Langley Field, VA, c. 5 Oct-2 Dec 1943; San Giovanni Airfield, Italy, 15 Jan 1944-9 Sep 1945. Hensley Field, TX, 25 Mar 1947-27 Jun 1949. Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, 25 July-18 Nov 1956; Minot AFB, ND, 1 Nov 1962-25 Jun 1968. Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, 2002-.

Aircraft and Missiles. B-24, 1943-1945; B-29, 1947-1949. LGM-30B, 1963-1968. A-10, 2002-2009; EA-6B, 2003-; EC-130H, 2003-; F-15E, 2007-; F-16, 2009-; HH-60, 2003-; C-130J, 2008-; C-130H, 2003-; MQ-1A, 2003-; MC-12, 2009-.

Operations. Prepared for operational capability with intercontinental ballistic missiles, Nov 1962-Mar 1964. First missile arrived on 6 Sep 1963 and was emplaced 3 days later. The 150th missile was emplaced in its silo on 26 Feb 1964 and, by late Mar 1964, the wing became combat ready. Maintained combat readiness until replaced by 91st Strategic Missile Wing in Jun 1968. Provide close air support, air mobility, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, combat search and rescue, electronic attack, aero medical evacuation, and combat support as the lead Air Force organization in Afghanistan supporting the Global War on Terrorism.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Steyr, Austria, 2 Apr 1944; Austria, 26 Jun 1944. Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2007; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2008; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2009; 1 Oct 2009-30 Sep 2010; 1 Oct 2010-30 Sep 2011; 1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2012; 1 Jul 2013-30 Jun 2014. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor: 1 Nov 2001-15 Sep 2002; 16 Sep 2002-15 Sep 2003; 16 Sep 2003-30 Sep 2004.

Emblem. Approved c. Oct 1963.