8th WEAPONS SQUADRON

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Korean computer made   3.5 inch-92mm

 

8th WEAPONS SQUADRON (ACC)

Lineage. The 8 Ferrying Squadron (constituted 8 Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 Feb 1942; activated on 24 Mar 1942; redesignated 8 Ferrying Squadron on 12 May 1943; disbanded on 31 Mar 1944; reconstituted on 19 Sep 1985) consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with: 8 Combat Cargo Squadron (constituted on 25 Apr 1944; activated on 1 May 1944; inactivated on 15 Jan 1946; disbanded on 8 Oct 1948; reconstituted on 19 Sep 1985); 8 Helicopter Flight (constituted on 7 Oct 1949; activated on 27 Oct 1949; inactivated on 19 Feb 1952; activated on 14 Mar 1952; inactivated on 16 Dec 1952); and 8 Tactical Deployment Control Squadron (constituted 8 Airborne Command and Control Squadron on 14 Aug 1969; activated on 15 Oct 1969; inactivated on 8 Mar 1971; activated on 1 Feb 1972; redesignated 8 Tactical Deployment Control Squadron on 30 Apr 1974). Redesignated: 8 Air Deployment Control Squadron on 1 Nov 1991; 8 Airborne Command and Control Squadron on 1 Jul 1994. Inactivated on 15 May 1996. Redesignated 8 Weapons Squadron on 24 Jan 2003. Activated on 3 Feb 2003.

Assignments. Nashville Sector, Ferrying Command (later, Nashville Sector, Domestic Wing, Ferrying Command; 4 Ferrying Group), 24 Mar 1942-31 Mar 1944. 2 Combat Cargo Group, 1 May 1944-15 Jan 1946 (attached to 5298 Troop Carrier Wing [Provisional], Nov-Dec 1944). 5700 Air Base Group, 27 Oct 1949-19 Feb 1952. Eighteenth Air Force (attached to 16 Troop Carrier Squadron), 14 Mar-16 Dec 1952. 4500 Air Base Wing, 15 Oct 1969-8 Mar 1971. Tactical Air Command, 1 Feb 1972; 552 Airborne Warning and Control Wing (later, 552 Airborne Warning and Control Division; 552 Airborne Warning and Control Wing), 1 Jan 1978; 28 Air Division, 1 Mar 1986; 552 Operations Group, 29 May 1992-15 May 1996. USAF Weapons School, 3 Feb 2003-.

Stations. Nashville, TN, 24 Mar 1942; Memphis Muni Aprt, TN, 9 Dec 1942-31 Mar 1944. Syracuse AAB, NY, 1 May 1944; Baer Field, IN, 6-27 Oct 1944; Finschhafen, New Guinea, Nov 1944; Biak, New Guinea, Jan 1945; Dulag, Leyte, 19 Mar 1945; Okinawa, 25 Aug 1945; Yokota AB, Japan, Sep 1945-15 Jan 1946. Albrook AFB, CZ, 27 Oct 1949-19 Feb 1952. Sewart AFB, TN, 14 Mar-16 Dec 1952. Langley AFB, VA, 15 Oct 1969-8 Mar 1971. Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, 1 Feb 1972; Tinker AFB, OK, 15 Jun 1978-15 May 1996. Nellis AFB, NV, 3 Feb 2003-.

Aircraft. None (ferried aircraft), 1942-1944. C-46, 1944-1945; C-47, 1944, 1945. H-5, 1949-1952. H-19, 1952. EC-121, 1969-1970. EC/C-135, 1972-1996.

Operations. Ferried aircraft to combat theaters and to Brazil under the lend-lease program, Mar 1942-Mar 1944. Aerial transportation in Southwestern and Western Pacific, Nov 1944-Sep 1945. Logistical and supply support to installations in Panama and Latin America, Oct 1949-Feb 1952. Airborne command post for tactical deployments worldwide, Feb 1972-May 1996. Deployed personnel and equipment to Spain and airfield personnel and equipment into Saudi Arabia, Aug 1990-c. Mar 1991.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; New Guinea; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [1 Feb 1972]-1 Jun 1973; 16 Sep 1973-15 Apr 1974; 1 Jan-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Apr 1985-31 Mar 1987; 1 Apr 1987-31 Mar 1989; 1 Dec 1989-1 Dec 1991; 1 Apr 1992-31 Mar 1994; 1 Jun 1994-15 May 1996. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII).

Emblem. Approved on 30 May 1973.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm