13th EXPEDITIONARY FIGHTER SQUADRON – DESERT

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Japanese made by Anthony’s Embroidery, Misawa, Japan. 4.0 inch-102mm  

 

13th FIGHTER SQUADRON (PACAF)

Lineage. Constituted 313 Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Feb 1942. Disbanded on 10 Oct 1943. Reconstituted, and consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with 13 Tactical Fighter Squadron, which was constituted, and activated, on 2 May 1966. Organized on 15 May 1966. Inactivated on 30 Jun 1975. Redesignated 13 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 18 Dec 1975. Activated on 15 Jan 1976. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1982. Redesignated 13 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 5 Jun 1984. Activated on 1 Jun 1985. Redesignated 13 Fighter Squadron on 31 May 1991.

Assignments. 21 Bombardment Group, 1 Feb 1942-10 Oct 1943. Pacific Air Forces, 2 May 1966; 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 May 1966 (attached to 388 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 May 1966-17 Oct 1967); 432 Tactical Reconnaissance (later, 432 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 15 Nov 1967-30 Jun 1975. 56 Tactical Fighter (later, 56 Tactical Training) Wing, 15 Jan 1976-1 Jul 1982. 432 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jun 1985; 432 Operations Group, 31 May 1991; 35 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1994-.

Stations. Bowman Field, KY, 1 Feb 1942; Jackson AAB, MS, 8 Feb 1942; Columbia AAB, SC, 21 Apr 1942; Key Field, MS, 24 May 1942; Hattiesburg AAFld, MS, 7 Jun 1942; Key Field, MS, 12 Jun 1942; MacDill Field, FL, 26 Jun 1942-10 Oct 1943. Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 15 May 1966; Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 20 Oct 1967-30 Jun 1975. MacDill AFB, FL, 15 Jan 1976-1 Jul 1982 (operated from Tyndall AFB, FL, 26 Nov-22 Dec 1979). Misawa AB, Japan, 1 Jun 1985-.

Aircraft. B-18, 1942; A-20, 1942; B-25, 1942; B-26, 1942-1943. F-105, 1966; F-4, 1966-1975. F-4, 1976-1982. F-16, 1985-.

Operations. Antisubmarine patrols in Gulf of Mexico, Jun-Aug 1942. Operational and replacement training unit, Apr 1942-Oct 1943. Combat in Southeast Asia, 15 May 1966-30 Jun 1975. Tactical fighter training for pilots and weapons systems officers, Jan 1976-Jun 1982. Deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Northern Watch/Southern Watch, 1996-2002. As part of Air Expeditionary Force 7/8, participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2006-2007.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater. Vietnam: Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/ Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 10 Mar-1 May 1967; 19 Sep 1967-1 Nov 1968; 1 Nov 1968-31 Oct 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 29-30 Jun 1966; 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 21 Nov 1969-20 Nov 1970; 21 Nov 1970-6 Apr 1971; 18 Dec 1972-27 Jan 1973. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1977-1 Jan 1979; 1 Jul 1980-30 Jun 1982; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1991; 1 Oct 1992-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1996; 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1999; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2001; 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2003;1 Jul 2004-31 May 2006. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 15 May 1966-28 Jan 1973.

Emblem. Approved on 16 Aug 2007.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm