147th ATTACK WING

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   3.0 inch/77mm

 

147th ATTACK WING

Lineage. Organized as 111th Aero Squadron on 14 Aug 1917. Redesignated as 632nd Aero Squadron (Supply) on 1 Feb 1918. Demobilized on 19 Aug 1919. Reconstituted and consolidated (1936) with 111th Observation Squadron which, having been allotted to Texas NG, was activated on 29 Jun 1923. Ordered to active service on 25 Nov 1940. Redesignated: 111th Observation Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 111th Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 111th Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 31 May 1943; 111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 13 Nov 1943; Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945. Redesignated 111th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to Texas ANG, on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 27 Jan 1947. Redesignated: 111th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 19 Apr 1951; 111th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 10 Jul 1952; 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron on 1 Jul 1955. Extended federal recognition as 147th Fighter Group (Air Defense) on 1 July 1957. Redesignated 147th Fighter Group on 10 Mar 1992; 147th Fighter Wing on 1 Oct 1995; 147th Reconnaissance Wing on 1 Jul 2008; 147th Attack Wing on

Assignments. Post Headquarters, Kelly Field, 14 Aug 1917-19 Aug 1919; Texas National Guard (divisional aviation, 36th Division), 29 Jun 1923; Eighth Corps Area, 25 Nov 1940; United States Third Army, c. Dec 1940; VIII Army Corps, c. Mar 1941; United States Third Army, c. Jun 1941; III Air Support Command, 1 Sep 1941; Attached to: 68th Observation Group from Feb 1942; Eighth Air Force, 16 Mar 1942; 68th Observation (later Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 29 Mar 1942; Attached to: XII Air Support [later Tactical Air] Command, 12-31 Mar 1943, 20 Jun 1943-26 May 1944; Attached to: 3rd Air Defense [later 64th Fighter] Wing for operations, Jun-Sep 1943; XII Tactical Air Command, 26 May 1944; 69th Tactical Reconnaissance (later Reconnaissance) Group, 20 Apr 1945; 10th Reconnaissance Group, 2 Jul-15 Dec 1945. 136th Fighter Group, 27 Jan 1947; 136th  Fighter-Interceptor Group, 20 Jul 1952; 136th Fighter-Bomber Group, 1 Jan 1953; 136th Air Defense Wing, 1 Jul 1957; Texas Air National Guard, 1 Sep 1961-. Gained by: 33rd Air Division, 1 Sep 1961; Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector, 25 Jun 1963; 31st Air Division, 1 Apr 1966; 31st Air Division, Aerospace Defense Command, 15 Jan 1968; Fourteenth Air Force, Aerospace Defense Command, 31 Dec 1969; 20th Air Division, Aerospace Defense Command, 1 Jul 1973; Air Defense, Tactical Air Command (ADTAC), 1 Oct 1979; Southeast Air Defense Sector (SEADS), First Air Force, 1 Jul 1987; Air Combat Command, 1 October 1996-.

Components. Groups. 147th Medical, 1 Oct 1995-; 147th Mission Support, 1 Oct 1995-; 147th Operations, 1 Oct 1995-. Squadrons. 111th Fighter-Interceptor (later Fighter, Reconnaissance, Attack), 1 Jul 1957-.

Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 14 Aug 1917-19 Aug 1919; Ellington Field, TX, 29 Jun 1923; Houston Municipal Airport, TX, 1927; Brownwood Army Airfield, TX, 12 Jan 1941; Camp Clark, TX, Dec 1941; Daniel Field, GA, 19 Feb 1942; Morris Field, NC, 9 Jul -22 Sep 1942; RAF Wattisham (AAF-377), England, 3–21 Oct 1942; Saint-Leu Airfield, Algeria, 10 Nov 1942; Oran Tafaraoui Airport, Algeria 16 Nov 1942; Oujda Airfield, French Morocco, 19 Dec 1942; Guercif Airfield, French Morocco, 4 Apr 1943; Nouvion Airfield, Algeria, 27 May 1943; Air echelon at Bou Ficha Airfield, Tunisia, c. 20 Jun-2 Jul 1943; Tunis Airfield, Tunisia, 3 Jul 1943; Air echelon at: Korba Airfield, Tunisia, 2-14 Jul 1943; Air echelon at: Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 14-16 Jul 1943; Ponte Olivo Airfield, Sicily, 16 Jul 1943; Gela Airfield, Sicily, 19 Jul 1943; Termini Airfield, Sicily, 11 Aug 1943; San Antonio Airfield, Sicily, 1 Sep 1943; Sele Airfield, Italy, 16 Sep 1943; Pomigliano Airfield, Italy, 5 Oct 1943; Santa Maria Airfield, Italy, 9 May 1944; Nettuno Airfield, Italy, 6 Jun 1944; Galera Airfield, Italy, 11 Jun 1944; Voltone Airfield, Italy, 18 Jun 1944; Follonica Airfield, Italy, 2 Jul 1944; Borgo Airfield, Corsica, 21 Jul 1944; St. Raphael/Frejus Airfield (Y-12), France, 27 Aug 1944; Valance Airfield (Y-23), France, 5 Sep 1944; Satolas-et-Bonce Airfield (MTO), France, 9 Sep 1944; Dijon Airfield (Y-9), France, 23 Sep 1944; Nancy-Azelot Airfield (Y-80), France, 30 Oct 1944; Haguenau Airfield (Y-39), France, 2 Apr 1945; AAF Station Fürth, Germany, 1 Jul 1945; Creil, France, 15 Oct-15 Dec 1945; Houston Municipal Airport, Texas, 27 Jan 1947; Ellington AFB, TX, (later Ellington ANGB; Ellington Field JRB), 1 July 1957-. (Detachments operated from Oran Es Sénia Airport, Algeria 11-27 Feb 1943; Gela Airfield, Sicily, to 2 Sep 1943; San Antonio Airfield, Sicily, to 30 Sep 1943; Capodichino Airport, Italy, 30 Sep-14 Oct 1943; Santa Maria Airfield, Italy, 18 Apr-6 Jun 1944; Santa Maria Airfield, Italy, 21 Jul-9 Aug 1944; St Maxime and Grimaud, France, 15-21 Aug 1944; St. Raphael/Frejus Airfield (Y-12), France, after 21 Aug 1944)

Aircraft. Included JN-4, TW-3, PT-1, PT-3, BT-1, 0-2, and 0-17 during period 1923-1931; O-38, 1931-1935; O-43, 1935-1942; O-47, c. 1939-1942; O-49, 1941-1942; O-9, 1941-1942; O-59, 1941-1942; F-3A, 1942-1943; P-39F-2, 1943; Spitfire PR XI, 1943; F-4, 1943; F-6, 1943-1945; A-36, 1943-1944; UC-64A, 1945; L-5, 1945; F-51D, 1947-1951; F-84, 1951-1952; F-51H, 1952-1955; F-80, 1955-1957; F-86, 1957-1960; TF/F-102, 1960-1975; F-101, 1971-1982; RF-4C, 1974; F-4, 1982-1989; F-16, 1989-2008; MQ-1B, 2008-.

Operations. Evidently a supply unit, 1917-1919. Emergency operations while under state control included flood-relief in Texas during late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Mexican border patrol, c. Dec 1941-c. Feb 1942; antisubmarine patrols c. 20 Dec 1942-9 Jan 1943, 5 Mar 1943, and convoy escort, 11-27 Feb 1943; Spanish Moroccan border patrol, 1-5 Mar 1943; combat in MTO and ETO, 7 Jul 1943-8 May 1945. Photo-mapping in France, 29 Oct-12 Dec 1945. Air defense of Texas, primarily trained over the southern and eastern parts of the state. Called to Active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 10 Oct 1950-Jul 1952. Became part of Air Defense Command (ADC) and resumed its postwar mission of Texas air defense. The 111th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron was authorized to expand to a group level under the 136th Air Defense Wing on 1 Jul 1957 and maintained an air defense role. 147th FIW Detachment 1 maintained constant alert status towards Cuba. With the retirement of the F-16 ADF, the units mission was now an air-to-ground mission. Participated in: Operation Southern, Oct 2000; Operation Noble Eagle, 2001-2002; Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2005 & 2007. Provides combat Air Patrol (CAP) that directly support combatant commanders across the globe providing; intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) gathering capabilities, combat search and rescue, persistent attack and weapons employment.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaigns. Antisubmarine, EAME Theater; Algeria-French Morocco with Arrowhead; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Northern France; Southern France with Arrowhead; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: Dec 1942-Jul 1944. Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 22-23 Feb 1945.

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