4th SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON – AC-130 GUNSHIP – FLT ENGINEER

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Korean computer made   3.95 inch – 98mm

4th SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON (AFSOC)

Lineage.  4 Ferrying Squadron (constituted 4 Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 Feb 1942; activated on 8 Apr 1942; redesignated 4 Ferrying Squadron on 12 May 1943; disbanded on 31 Mar 1944; reconstituted on 19 Sep 1985) consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the following units: 4 Liaison Squadron (constituted 4 Liaison Flight on 27 Sep 1949; activated on 27 Oct 1949; redesignated 4 Liaison Squadron on 15 Jul 1952; inactivated on 22 Jul 1952; activated on 22 Jul 1952; inactivated on 8 Mar 1954); 4 Special Operations Squadron (constituted 4 Air Commando Squadron [Fire Support], and activated, on 2 Aug 1965; organized on 8 Aug 1965; redesignated 4 Special Operations Squadron on 1 Aug 1968; inactivated on 15 Dec 1969); and 4 Airborne Command and Control Squadron (constituted 4 Airborne Command and Control Squadron on 12 Mar 1970; activated on 1 Apr 1970). Consolidated squadron retained designation 4 Airborne Command and Control Squadron. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1992. Redesignated 4 Special Operations Squadron on 13 Feb 1995. Activated on 1 May 1995.
Assignments.  Northeast Sector, Air Corps Ferrying Command (later, 2 Ferrying Group), 8 Apr 1942-31 Mar 1944. Fourteenth Air Force, 27 Oct 1949; Tactical Air Command, 1 Aug 1950; Ninth Air Force (Tactical), 14 Aug 1950-22 Jul 1952. Eighteenth Air Force, 22 Jul 1952; Twelfth Air Force, 13 Feb 1953-8 Mar 1954. Pacific Air Forces, 2 Aug 1965; 2 Air Division, 8 Aug 1965 (attached to 6250 Combat Support Group, 8 Aug 1965-1 Mar 1966); 14 Air Commando (later, 14 Special Operations) Wing, 8 Mar 1966-15 Dec 1969. 28 Bombardment Wing, 1 Apr 1970; 28 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-30 Sep 1992. 16 Operations (later, 1 Special Operations) Group, 1 May 1995-.
Stations. Logan Field, MD, 8 Apr 1942; New Castle AAB, DE, c. 25 May 1942-31 Mar 1944. Pope AFB, NC, 27 Oct 1949-22 Jul 1952 (deployed at Camp MacKall, NC, 14 Apr-4 May 1950; Ft Hood, TX, 14 Mar-7 Apr 1952). Donaldson AFB, SC, 22 Jul 1952-23 Jan 1953; Furstenfeldbruck AB, Germany, 10 Feb 1953-8 Mar 1954. Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam, 8 Aug 1965 (deployed at Forbes AFB, KS, 8 Aug-c. 1 Nov 1965); Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam, 1 Jun 1966; Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, 1 Oct 1969-15 Dec 1969. Ellsworth AFB, SD, 1 Apr 1970-30 Sep 1992. Hurlburt Field, FL, 1 May 1995-.
Aircraft.  Ferried a variety of combat aircraft, 1942-1944. L-13, 1949-1951, 1951-1952; C-45, 1951-1952; L-20, 1952. L-20, 1952-1953. FC (later, AC)-47, 1965-1969; C-47, 1966-1967, 1969; HC-47, 1969. EC-135, 1970-1992. AC-130, 1995-.
Operations.  Ferried aircraft to locations in Alaska, Africa, and Europe, Apr
1942-Feb 1944; also airlifted cargo, and evacuated wounded to US military hospitals. Conducted medical evacuation, air rescue, photographic and aerial resupply missions, 1952-1953. Combat in Vietnam, c. 20 Nov 1965-30 Nov 1969. Provided an auxiliary command post and a communications link for the Fifteenth Air Force and SAC, 1 Apr 1970-30 Sep 1992. Conducted special operations worldwide in response to National Command Authorities’ taskings, 1995-. Involved in global war on terrorism, 2001-.
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, 1970.
Decorations.  Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 8 Mar 1966-7 Mar 1967; 21 Jun 1968-30 Jun 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 1 Nov 1965-9 Mar 1966; 16 Jun 1967-15 Jun 1968; 16 Jun 1967-20 Jun 1968; 21 Jun 1968-15 Jun 1969; 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2005. Gallant Unit Citations: 15 Oct 2001-15 Apr 2002; 6 Oct 2001-30 May 2003; 12 Feb-12 May 2003. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 9 Jun-10 Jul 1972; 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983; 1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1988; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1990-29 May 1992; 1 Sep 1991-30 Sep 1992; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Sep 2004-31 Aug 2006. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-15 Dec 1969; 1 Jan 1968-30 Aug 1968.
Emblem.  Approved 20 Jun 1995.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm