47th FLYING TRAINING WING – FAIPAPALOOZA 2017

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47th FLYING TRAINING WING (AETC)

Lineage. Established as 47 Bombardment Wing, Light, on 28 Jul 1947. Organized on 15 Aug 1947. Inactivated on 2 Oct 1949. Activated on 12 Mar 1951. Redesignated 47 Bombardment Wing, Tactical, on 1 Oct 1955. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 22 Jun 1962. Redesignated 47 Flying Training Wing on 22 Mar 1972. Activated on 1 Sep 1972.

Assignments. Twelfth Air Force, 15 Aug 1947-2 Oct 1949. Tactical Air Command, 12 Mar 1951 (attached to 49 Air Division, Operational, l2 Feb 1952-); Third Air Force, 5 Jun 1952 (remained attached to 49 Air Division, Operational, to 1 Jul 1956); Seventeenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1961-22 Jun 1962. Air Training Command, 1 Sep 1972; Nineteenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1993-.

Operational Components. Wing. 392 Bombardment: attached 27 Jun-2 Oct 1949. Groups. 47 Bombardment (later, 47 Operations): 15 Aug 1947-2 Oct 1949; 12 Mar 1951-8 Feb 1955; 15 Dec 1991-. 4400 Combat Crew Training: attached 12 Mar 1951-12 Feb 1952. Squadrons. 19 Tactical Reconnaissance: attached 7 May 1954-1 Dec 1956. 39 Flying Training: 2 Apr 1990-15 Dec 1991. 84 Bombardment: attached 17 Nov 1952-7 Feb 1955, assigned 8 Feb 1955-22 Jun 1962. 84 Flying Training: 2 Apr 1990-15 Dec 1991. 85 Bombardment (later, 85 Flying Training): attached 17 Nov 1952-7 Feb 1955, assigned 8 Feb 1955-22 Jun 1962; assigned 1 Sep 1972-15 Dec 1991. 86 Bombardment (later, 86 Flying Training): attached 23 Mar 1954-7 Feb 1955, assigned 8 Feb 1955-22 Jun 1962; assigned 1 Sep 1972-15 Dec 1991. 87 Flying Training: 2 Apr 1990-15 Dec 1991. 420 Air Refueling: attached 15 Mar 1960-7 Nov 1961, assigned 8 Nov 1961-22 Jun 1962. 422 Bombardment: attached 20 Dec 1953-23 Mar 1954.

Stations. Biggs Field (later, AFB), TX, 15 Aug 1947; Barksdale AFB, LA, 19 Nov 1948-2 Oct 1949. Langley AFB, VA, 12 Mar 1951-21 May 1952; Sculthorpe RAF Station (later, RAF Sculthorpe), England, 1 Jun 1952-22 Jun 1962. Laughlin AFB, TX, 1 Sep 1972-.

Aircraft. A (later, B)-26, 1947-1949; B-45, 1949. B-45, 1951-1958; B-26, 1951-1952; RB-45, 1954-1956; B-66, 1958-1962; KB-50, 1960-1962. T-41, 1972-1973; T-37, 1972-2004; T-38, 1972-; T-1, 1993-; T-6, 2002-.

Operations. Trained in night tactical operations, conducted firepower demonstrations, and participated in tactical exercises, 1947-1949. Trained in light bombardment operations, becoming proficient with nuclear weapons, 1951-1952. Provided combat crew training and operated USAF Air Crew School (Light Bombardment and Tactical Reconnaissance, Night Photographic), May 1951-Feb 1952. Moved to England in mid-1952, and, for the next decade, performed tactical bombardment training operations, including participation in exercises and firepower demonstrations in support of NATO. Also performed air refueling missions, 1960-1962. Replaced, and absorbed resources of, the 3646th Pilot Training Wing at Laughlin AFB, TX, on 1 Sep 1972 and conducted undergraduate pilot training for USAF, Air Force Reserve, and friendly foreign nation air forces. Supported Accelerated Co-Pilot Enrichment Program at numerous locations, 1976-1986. Began Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) in Nov 1993 and added airlifter-tanker track pilot training in 1994.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Awards. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1958-30 Jun 1960; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1973; 1 Jan 1976-28 Feb 1977; 1 Jan 1979-30 Apr 1980; 1 Apr 1986-31 Mar 1988; 16 Mar 1989-15 Mar 1991; 1 Jul 1991-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1997-30 Jun 1999; 1 Sep 2003-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2007.

Bestowed Honors. Authorized to display honors earned by the 47th Bombardment Group for the period prior to 15 Aug 1947. Service Streamers. None. Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Algeria-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Po Valley; Air Combat; EAME Theater. Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: North Africa, 22 Feb 1943; Po Valley, 21-24 Apr 1945.

Emblem. Approved on 2 Jan 1973 and modified on 29 Mar 1995.

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