50th ATTACK SQUADRON – OCP

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   4.0 inch-100mm

 

50th ATTACK SQUADRON (ACC)

Lineage. Organized as 50 Aero Squadron on 6 Aug 1917.  Redesignated as: 50 Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 50 Observation Squadron on 25 Jan 1923.  Inactivated on 1 Aug 1927.  Activated on 1 Nov 1930.  Redesignated as: 50 Reconnaissance Squadron on 25 Jan 1938; 50 Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium Range) on 6 Dec 1939; 50 Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov 1940; 431 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 22 Apr 1942; 431 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, c. Apr 1944; 5 Reconnaissance Squadron, Very Long Range, Photo, on 29 Apr 1946.  Inactivated on 20 Oct 1947.  Redesignated as 50 Airmanship Training Squadron on 30 Sep 1983.  Activated on 1 Oct 1983.  Redesignated as: 50 Training Squadron on 31 Oct 1994; 50 Education Squadron on 1 Jan 2002.  Inactivated on 1 Aug 2005.  Redesignated as 50 Attack Squadron on 13 Feb 2018.  Activated on 27 Feb 2018.

Assignments. Unkn, 6 Aug 1917-Sep 1918; I Corps Observation Group, Sep-Nov 1918; unkn, Nov 1918-Sep 1919; Second Wing, Sep 1919 (attached to First Army Observation Group, c. Oct 1919); First Army Observation Group, 24 May 1920; Air Service Field Officers’ School, 10 Feb 1921 (attached to 1 Provisional Air Brigade for operations, 6 may-3 Oct 1921); 2 Wing (attached to Air Service Field Officers’ [later, Air Service Tactical; Air Corps Tactical] School), 8 Aug 1922; Air Corps Training Center, Jun-1 Aug 1927.  5 Composite (later, 5 Bombardment) Group, assigned on 1 Nov 1930, and attached on 12 Oct 1938; 11 Bombardment Group, attached on 1 Feb 1940, and assigned on 25 Feb 1942; 5 Reconnaissance Group, 3 Feb-20 Oct 1947.  United States Air Force Academy, 1 Oct 1983; 34 Education Group, 31 Oct 1994-1 Aug 2005.  432 Operations Group, 27 Feb 2018-.

Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 6 Aug-28 Dec 1917; Romsey, England, 24 Jan 1918; Grantham, England, 4 Feb 1918; Winchester, England, 3 Jul 1918; Amanty, France, 27 Jul 1918; Behonne, France, 4 Sep 1918; Bicqueley, France, 8 Sep 1918; Remicourt, France, 24 Sep 1918; Clermont-en-Argonne, France, 28 Oct 1918; Langres, France (operated from Longeau), 6 Dec 1918; Clamecy, France, 19 Jan-19 Apr 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, 9 May 1919; Scott Field, IL, 27 May 1919; Langley Field, VA, Aug 1919; Brooks Field, TX, 25 Jun-1 Aug 1927.  Luke Field, Territory of Hawaii (TH), 1 Nov 1930; Hickam Field, TH, 9 Oct 1939; Viti Levu, 24 Jul 1942; Espiritu Santo, 1 Nov 1942-28 Mar 1943; Hickam Field, TH, 8 Apr 1943; Funafuti, 11 Nov 1943; Tarawa, 16 Jan 1944; Kwajalein, 31 Mar 1944; Guam, 21 Oct 1944; Okinawa, 2 Jul 1945; Manila, Luzon, Dec 1945; Dark Field, Luzon, 15 Jun 1946-20 Oct 1947.  USAF Academy, CO, 1 Oct 1983-1 Aug 2005.  Shaw AFB, SC, 27 Feb 2018-.

Aircraft.  DH-4, 1918-1919; in addition to DH-4, apparently included SE-5 during period 1919-1927.  O-19, 1930-1936; in addition to B-12, included A-3, P-12, and others at various times during period 1936-1938; B-18, 1938-1941; B-17, 1941-1943; B-24, 1943-1945; F-13, 1946-1947; F-7, 1946-1947; C-47, 1946; C-46, 1946-1947; FB-17, 1947.

Operations. Combat as corps observation unit with I Army Corps, 12 Sep-6 Nov 1918; working principally with III Corps School, instructed personnel of ground services in mission and functions of military aviation, Dec 1918-Apr 1919.  Demonstrations of effectiveness of aerial bombardment on warships, Jun-Sep 1921.  Observation training and missions from Hawaii, Nov 1930-Dec 1941.  Search mission from Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941-Jul 1942; May-Oct 1943.  Combat in Central Pacific, Jun 1942; May, Jun, Jul, Sep, 1943; in South and Southwest Pacific, 2 Aug 1942-c. 16 Feb 1943; and in Central and Western Pacific, 13 Nov 1943-12 Aug 1945.  Not operational after moving without personnel or equipment to Manila, Luzon, in Dec 1945.  Remanned on 15 Jun 1946.  Photomapping in Philippines, Formosa, and the Pescadores, 1946-1947.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers. World War I: St. Mihiel; Lorraine; Meuse-Argonne.  World War II: Central Pacific; Air Offensive, Japan; Papua; Guadalcanal; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: South Pacific, [2 Aug-Oct] 1942.  Presidential Unit Citation: [1942].  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1985-30 Sep 1986; 1 Jan 1988-31 Dec 1989; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Sep 1994-31 Oct 1995.  Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 1 Sep 1992-31 Aug 1994.

Emblem. Approved on 14 Mar 1996.

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