59th & 422d TEST & EVALUATION SQUADRON – TEST EAGLE DRIVER

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59th TEST & EVALUATION SQUADRON

Lineage.  Constituted 59 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940.  Activated on 15 Jan 1941.  Redesignated: 59 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 59 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 8 Feb 1945.  Inactivated on 8 Dec 1945.  Redesignated 59 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 17 Jul 1946.  Activated on 20 Aug 1946.  Redesignated: 59 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 14 Jun 1948; 59 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 2 Jan 1967.  Activated on 30 Sep 1968.  Inactivated on 17 Dec 1969.  Redesignated 59 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 16 Mar 1970.  Activated on 1 Sep 1970.  Redesignated 59 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.  Inactivated on 15 Apr 1999.  Redesignated 59 Test and Evaluation Squadron on 28 Oct 2004.  Activated on 3 Dec 2004.

Assignments.  33 Pursuit (later, 33 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-8 Dec 1945.  33 Fighter (later, 33 Fighter-Interceptor) Group, 20 Aug 1946; 4707 Defense (later, 4707 Air Defense) Wing, 6 Feb 1952 (attached to Northeast Air Command, 28-31 Oct 1952; 64 Air Division, 1 Nov 1952-31 Jan 1953); 64 Air Division, 1 Feb 1953; 4732 Air Defense Group, 1 Apr 1957; Goose Air Defense Sector, 1 Apr 1960; 37 Air Division, 1 Apr 1966-2 Jan 1967.  408 Fighter Group, 30 Sep 1968-17 Dec 1969.  33 Tactical Fighter (later, 33 Fighter) Wing, 1 Sep 1970; 33 Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-15 Apr 1999.  53 Test Management Group, 3 Dec 2004-.

Stations.  Mitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan 1941 (operated from Groton, CT, 7-14 Dec 1941); G. L. Martin Aprt, MD, 15 Dec 1941; Philadelphia, PA, 10 May-12 Oct 1942 (operated from Paine Field, WA, May-Jun 1942); Port Lyautey, French Morocco, 10 Nov 1942; Casablanca, French Morocco, 17 Nov 1942; Thelepte, Tunisia, c. 8 Jan 1943; Youks-les-Bains, Algeria, 10 Feb 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 13 Feb 1943; Berteaux, Algeria, 2 Mar 1943 (operated from Thelepte, Tunisia, 20 Mar-12 Apr 1943); Ebba Ksour, Tunisia, 12 Apr 1943; Menzel Temime, Tunisia, 20 May 1943; Sousse, Tunisia, 9 Jun 1943; Pantelleria, 18 Jun 1943; Licata, Sicily, 16 Jul 1943; Paestum, Italy, 13 Sep 1943; Santa Maria, Italy, 18 Nov 1943 (operated from Paestum, Italy, 1-31 Dec 1943); Cercola, Italy, c. 1 Jan-c. 5 Feb 1944; Karachi, India, 12 Feb 1944; Fungwanshan, China, 19 Mar 1944; Moran, India, 5 Sep 1944; Nagaghuli, India, 21 Nov 1944; Piardoba, India, 2 May 1945; Dudhkundi, India, 15 May-15 Nov 1945; Camp Shanks, NY, 7-8 Dec 1945.  Neubiberg, Germany, 20 Aug 1946; Bad Kissingen, Germany, Jul-25 Aug 1947; Andrews Field, MD, 25 Aug 1947; Roswell AAFld (later Walker AFB), NM, 16 Sep 1947; Otis AFB, MA, 16 Nov 1948; Goose Bay Aprt, Labrador, 28 Oct 1952; Bergstrom AFB, TX, 1-2 Jan 1967.  Kingsley Field, OR, 30 Sep 1968-17 Dec 1969.  Eglin AFB, FL, 1 Sep 1970-15 Apr 1999.  Nellis AFB, NV, 3 Dec 2004-.

Aircraft.  P-39, 1941; P-40, 1941-1944; P-47, 1944-1945; P-38, 1944-1945.  P (later F)-51, 1946-1949; F-84, 1948-1950; F-86, 1950-1952; F-94, 1952-1956; F-89, 1955-1960, F-102, 1960-1966.  F-101, 1968-1969.  F-4, 1973-1979; F-15, 1979-1996, 1996-1997.

Operations. Air defense of US, Dec 1941-Oct 1942.  Combat in MTO, 10 Nov 1942-2 Feb 1944, and CBI, 5 Jun 1944-18 Jun 1945.  Part of US occupation forces in Germany, 1946-1947.  Air defense of US and North America, 1947-1969. From 1973-1997, trained for offensive and defensive counter air missions; from Jan-Mar 1996, aircraft and personnel deployed to Saudi Arabia.   Served at Nellis for test and evaluation since Dec 2004.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Combat, EAME Theater; Algeria-French Morocco with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; India-Burma; China Defensive; Central Burma.  Southwest Asia: Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citation: Central Tunisia, 15 Jan 1943.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Dec 1960-1 Dec 1961; 30 Sep 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul-30 Nov 1969; 1 Oct 1978-30 Apr 1980; 1 May 1984-30 Apr 1986; 1 Apr 1990-31 Mar 1992; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2008.

Emblem.  Approved on 19 Dec 1942; modified on 6 Aug 1986.

 

422nd TEST and EVALUATION SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 422d Night Fighter Squadron on 14 Jul 1943. Activated on 1 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1945. Redesignated 422d Fighter Weapons Squadron on 22 Aug 1969. Activated on 15 Oct 1969. Redesignated 422d Test and Evaluation Squadron on 30 Dec 1981.

Assignments. Air Defense Department, AAF School of Applied Tactics, 1 Aug 1943; 481st Night Fighter Operational Training Group, 29 Oct 1943; AAF Tactical Center, 6 Jan 1943; Ninth Air Force, 7 Mar 1944; IX Tactical Air Command, 12 Mar 1944; 71st Fighter Wing, 4 May 1944; IX Air Defense Command, 6 Aug 1944; IX Tactical Air Command, 7 Oct 1944-30 Sep 1945. 57th Fighter Weapons (later, 57th Tactical Training; 57th Fighter Weapons; 57th Fighter) Wing, 15 Oct 1969; 57th Test Group, 1 Nov 1991-.

Stations. Orlando AB, FL, 1 Aug 1943; Kissimmee AAFld, FL, 3 Nov 1943; Orlando AB, FL, 6 Jan-13 Feb 1944; Charmy Down, England, 7 Mar 1944; Scorton, England, 6 May 1944 (detachments operated from Hurn, England, 28 Jun-11 Jul 1944, and Ford, England, 16-c. 26 Jul 1944); Maupertus, France, 25 Jul 1944; Chateaudun, France, 28 Aug 1944; Florennes, Belgium, 16 Sep 1944; Strassfeld, Germany, 6 Apr 1945; Langensalza, Germany, 24 Apr 1945; Kassel/Rothwesten, Germany, 26 May-Aug 1945; France, Aug-20 Sep 1945; Camp Myles Standish, MA, 29-30 Sep 1945. Nellis AFB, NV, 15 Oct 1969-.

Aircraft. DB-7, 1943; P-70, 1943; YP-61, 1943; P-61, 1944-1945; L-6, 1944; Oxford, 1944; C-78, 1944; A-20, 1944-1945.

Operations. Combat in ETO, 3 Jul 1944-4 May 1945. Apparently conducted operational testing and evaluation of aircraft weapons systems, including F-111, F-4, A-10, F-15, and F-16, 1969-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Ardennes Salient, 16/17 and 27/28 Dec 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 25 Oct 1969-25 Sep 1971; 1 Jul 1984-31 May 1986; 1 Jan 1987-31 Dec 1988; 1 Jan 1989-31 Dec 1990.

Emblem. Approved on 29 Dec 1943.

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