68th ATTACK SQUADRON – HERITAGE

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   4.0 inches – 100mm

 

68th ATTACK SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 68th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated 68th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 5 Aug 1945. Inactivated on 12 Jul 1946. Activated on 1 Jul 1947.              Inactivated on 6 Sep 1948. Redesignated 68th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 20 Dec 1950. Activated on 2 Jan 1951. Discontinued on 15 Jun 1960. Redesignated 68th Strategic Missile Squadron on 19 Mar 1962. Organized on 1 Sep 1962. Redesignated 68th Missile Squadron on 1 Sep 1991. Inactivated on 5 Jul 1994. Redesignated 68th Attack Squadron 9 Apr 2010-.

Assignments. 44th Bombardment Group, 15 Jan 1941-12 Jul 1946. 44th Bombardment Group, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep 1948. 44th Bombardment Group, 2 Jan 1951; 44th Bombardment Wing, 16 Jun 1952; Department of the Air Force, 15 Jun 1960; Strategic Air Command, 19 Mar 1962; 44th Strategic Missile Wing, 1 Sep 1962; 44th Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-5 Jul 1994. 44th Fighter Group, 9 Apr 2010-.

Stations. MacDill Field, FL, 15 Jan 1941; Barksdale Field, LA, c. 7 Feb 1942; Will Rogers Field, OK, c. 25 Jul-3 Sep 1942; Cheddington, England, c. 12 Sep 1942; Shipdham, England, c. 10 Oct 1942-c. 15 Jun 1945 (detachment operated from Benina, Libya, c. 26 Jun-c. 31 Aug 1943, and Tunis, Tunisia, 19 Sep-c. 9 Oct 1943); Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, 26 Jun 1945; Great Bend AAFld, KS, 24 Jul 1945; Smoky Hill AAFld, KS, c. 12 Dec 1945-12 Jul 1946. Andrews Field, MD, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep. 1948. March AFB, CA, 2 Jan 1951; Lake Charles AFB, LA, c. 3 Aug 1951-15 Jun 1960. Ellsworth AAB, SD, 1 Sep 1963-5 Jul 1994. Holloman AFB, NM, 9 Apr 2010-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1942-1945; B-29, 1945-1946. B-29, 1951-1953; B-47, 1953-1960. LGM-30B, 1963-1973; LGM-30F, 1972-1994. MQ-1, 2010-; MQ-9, 2010-.

Operations. Operational training unit, Feb-Jun 1942; antisubmarine operations, 28 Jan-22 Jul 1943; combat in ETO and MTO, 7 Nov 1942-25 Apr 1945. Apparently not manned, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep 1948. Operational and replacement training unit, 1 Oct 1951-c. 31 Aug 1952. Trained for operations with Minuteman, 1 Sep 1962-5 Jul 1994. MQ-1 and MQ-9 operations.

Service streamers. None.

Campaigns. Antisubmarine, American Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France;’ Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Kiel, Germany, 14 May 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 1 Aug 1943. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award:  1 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1970; 9 Jun 1972-10 Jul 1972; 1 Jul 1974-30 Jun 1976;  1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1986; 30 May 1990-29 May 1992.

Emblem. Approved 18 Feb 1952. Squadron should revise emblem to meet the standards of AFI 84-104, chapter 3.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm