469th FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON – LEATHER

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469th FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON (AETC)

Lineage. Constituted as 469 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 9 Jul 1942. Activated on 15 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1944. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 469 Tactical Fighter Squadron which was constituted as 469 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 10 Oct 1952. Activated on 1 Dec 1952. Inactivated on 8 Jan 1958. Redesignated as 469 Tactical Fighter Squadron, and activated on 13 Apr 1962. Organized on 8 Jul 1962. Inactivated on 31 Oct 1972. Consolidated squadron redesignated as 469 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 19 Sep 1985. Redesignated as 469 Flying Training Squadron on 25 Feb 2009. Activated on 10 Apr 2009.

Assignments. 333 Bombardment Group, 15 Jul 1942-1 Apr 1944. 35 Air Division, 1 Dec 1952; 516 Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 355 Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955-8 Jan 1958. Tactical Air Command, 13 Apr 1962; 355 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Jul 1962; 6234 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Nov 1965; 388 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Apr 1966-31 Oct 1972. 80 Operations Group, 10 Apr 2009-.

Stations. Salt Lake City, UT, 15 Jul 1942; Topeka, KS, c. 21 Aug 1942; Dalhart AAFld, TX, 22 Feb 1943-1 Apr 1944. McGhee-Tyson Aprt, TN, 1 Dec 1952-8 Jan 1958. George AFB, CA, 8 Jul 1962; Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 8 Nov 1965-31 Oct 1972. Sheppard AFB, TX, 10 Apr 2009-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1942-1944. F-47, 1952-1953; F-86, 1953-1958. F-105, 1962-1968; F-4, 1968-1972. T-38, 2009-.

Operations. Replacement training for bombardment crews, 1942-1943. Absorbed personnel, aircraft and equipment of several National Guard fighter-interceptor squadrons when they were relieved from active federal service, 1952. Converted to F-86s in 1953 and was operationally ready by Jul 1953. Utilized all major modifications of the F-86, including the “L” model. Participated in numerous actual and simulated exercises to test alert status and combat readiness until inactivation in 1958. Activated again in 1962 as an F-105 tactical fighter squadron, but remained unmanned from Jul 1962 through Jun 1963. Operational in Feb 1964, temporarily deployed overseas from Nov 1964 to Mar 1965, first to Yokota AB, Japan, to augment the 41 Air Division, and then to Kadena AB, Okinawa, in support of the 18 Tactical Fighter Wing. Transferred in Nov 1965 to Thailand, where it prepared for combat fighter operations. Remained in action in Southeast Asia from Nov 1965 until inactivated in Oct 1972, flying F-105s and, after 1968, it flew F-4s. Conducted undergraduate flying training for EURO-NATO pilot candidates, Apr 2009-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Vietnam): 9 Nov 1965-8 Apr 1966; 10 Mar-1 May 1967. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 29-30 Jun 1966; 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1968-15 Sep 1969; 10 Oct 1970-20 May 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1956-30 Jun 1957. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Apr 1966-31 Oct 1972.

Emblem. Approved in May 1966; newest rendition approved on 13 Apr 2009.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 cm