79th FIGHTER SQUADRON + F-16 POCKET TAB

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79th FIGHTER SQUADRON (ACC)

Lineage. Organized as 79 Aero Squadron on 22 Feb 1918. Redesignated as Squadron B, Taliaferro Field, TX, on 23 Jul 1918. Demobilized on 15 Nov 1918. Reconstituted, and consolidated (25 May 1933) with 79 Observation Squadron, which was constituted on 18 Oct 1927. Redesignated as 79 Pursuit Squadron on 8 May 1929. Activated on 1 Apr 1933. Redesignated as: 79 Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 6 Dec 1939; 79 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 12 Mar 1941; 79 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 79 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 30 Dec 1942; 79 Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine, on 20 Aug 1943; 79 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 5 Sep 1944. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. Activated on 29 Jul 1946. Redesignated as: 79 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 15 Jun 1948; 79 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; 79 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul 1958; 79 Fighter Squadron on 1 Oct 1991. Inactivated on 30 Jun 1993. Activated on 1 Jan 1994.

Assignments. Unkn, 1918. 20 Pursuit (later, 20 Fighter) Group, 1 Apr 1933-18 Oct 1945. 20 Fighter (later, 20 Fighter-Bomber) Group, 29 Jul 1946 (attached to 20 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 15 Nov 1952-7 Feb 1955); 20 Fighter-Bomber (later, 20 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Feb 1955 (attached to 39 Tactical Group, 23 Oct 1990-28 Feb 1991); 20 Operations Group, 31 Mar 1992-30 Jun 1993. 20 Operations Group, 1 Jan 1994-.

Stations. Waco, TX, 22 Feb 1918; Taliaferro Field, TX, 28 Feb-15 Nov 1918. Barksdale Field, LA, 1 Apr 1933; Moffett Field, CA, 19 Nov 1939; Hamilton Field, CA, 9 Sep 1940 (operated from Oakland, CA, 8 Dec 1941-8 Feb 1942); Wilmington, NC, 21 Feb 1942; Morris Field, NC, 23 Apr 1942; Paine Field, WA, 30 Sep 1942; March Field, CA, 4 Jan-11 Aug 1943; Kings Cliffe, England, 25 Aug 1943-11 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 16-18 Oct 1945. Biggs Field, TX, 29 Jul 1946; Shaw Field, SC, 20 Oct 1946; Langley AFB, VA, 19 Nov 1951-22 May 1952; Woodbridge RAF, England, 1 Jun 1952; RAF Upper Heyford, England, 1 Decv 1969-30 Jun 1993 (deployed at Incirlik AB, Turkey, 23 Oct 1990-28 Feb 1991). Shaw AFB, SC, 1 Jan 1994-.

Aircraft. Evidently included JN-4, JN-6, and perhaps S-4 during 1918. P-12, 1933-1935; P-26, 1935-1938; P-36, 1938-1940; P-40, 1940-1942; P-39, 1942-1943; P-38, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. P-51, 1946-1948; F-84, 1948-1957; F-100, 1957-1970; F-111, 1970-1993. F-16, 1994-.

Operations. Apparently a flying training unit, 1918. Provided personnel for and helped train units, 1940-1942. Antisubmarine patrols, c. 8 Dec 1941-c. 8 Feb 1942. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 28 Dec 1943-25 Apr 1945. Combat in Southwest Asia, Jan-Feb 1991. Beginning in 1994, tasked with mission of suppression and destruction of enemy air defenses; rotated aircraft and personnel in support of operations in Southwest Asia. Deployed aircraft and personnel in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, 2008-2010.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Southwest Asia Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Central Germany, 8 Apr 1944. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2009; 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2011; 1 Jun 2011-31 May 2012; 1 Jun 2012-31 May 2013. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1956-30 Sep 1957; 1 May 1963-31 Dec 1964; 1 Jan 1965-31 Mar 1966; 1 Jul 1968-31 Mar 1970; 1 Sep 1970-30 Jun 1972; 31 Mar 1973-30 Jun 1974; 1 Jul 1977-30 Jun 1979; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983; 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1992; 1 Oct 1992-23 Apr 1993; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1994; 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 1 Jun 1999-31 May 2001.

Emblem. Approved on 31 Jan 1955; updated on 29 Mar 1996.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm