179th AIRLIFT WING

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Computer made   3.0 inch-77mm

 

179th AIRLIFT WING

Lineage. Constituted 363rd Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 1 Dec 1942. Inactivated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated 164th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to ANG, on 21 Aug 1946. 164th Fighter Squadron (SE) extended federal recognition on 20 Jun 1948. Redesignated: 164th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 5 Nov 1952; 164th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 10 Nov 1958; Reached group status with federal recognition of 179th Tactical Fighter Group on 15 Oct 1962. Redesignated: 179th Tactical Airlift Group on 5 Jan 1976; 179th Airlift Group on 15 Mar 1992. 179th Airlift Wing on 11 Oct 1995-.

Assignments. 357th Fighter Group, 1 Dec 1942-20 Aug 1946. 55th Fighter Wing, 20 Jun 1948; 121st Fighter Group, 26 Jun 1948; 121st Fighter-Interceptor Group, 1 Nov 1952; 121st Fighter-Bomber Group, 1 Nov 1957; 121st Tactical Fighter Group, 1 Sep 1961; 121st Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Oct 1962; 121st Air Refueling Wing, 16 Jan 1993; Ohio ANG, 11 Oct 1995-.

Components. Groups. 179th Operations, 11 Oct 1995-. Squadron.  164th Tactical Fighter (later Tactical Airlift, Airlift, 15 Oct 1962-.

Stations. Hamilton Field, CA, 1 Dec 1942; Tonopah AAFld, NV, 6 Mar 1.943; Santa Rosa AAFld, CA, 3 Jun 1943; Oroville AAFld, CA, 18 Aug 1943; Casper AAFld, WY, 7 Oct-9 Nov 1943; Raydon, England, 1 Dec 1943; Leiston, England, 1 Feb 1944; Neubiberg, Germany, 20 Jul 1945-20 Aug 1946-. Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport (later Mansfield Lahm ANGB) , OH, 15 Oct 1962-.

Aircraft. P-39, 1943; P-51, 1943-1946. F-51, 1948-1953; F-80, 1953-1954; F-84, 1954-1972; F-100, 1972-1976; C-130, 1976-2010, 2013-; C-27, 2010-2013.

Operations. Combat in ETO, 11 Feb 1944-25 Apr 1945. Called to active duty for the Berlin Crisis, 1 Oct 1961-20 Aug 1962. Deployed in support of Operations: Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Provide Relief, Restore Hope, Provide Promise; Joint Guard, Joint Forge. Provided disaster relief for hurricane Hugo, Andrew and Katrina. Provided airlift support for invading forces in Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy.  Lead unit for the ANG deployment for Operation Southern Watch in support of the Southwest Asia no-fly zone.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhine-land; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Germany, 6 Mar and 29 Jun 1944; Derben, Germany, 14 Jan 1945. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: 11 Feb 1944-15 Jan 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 2