198th AIRLIFT SQUADRON – BUCANEROS

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198th AIRLIFT SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 463rd Fighter Squadron on 5 Oct 1944. Activated on 12 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 27 May 1946. Redesignated 198th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to PR ANG, on 28 May 1946. Received federal recognition and activated, 23 Nov 1947. Redesignated: 198th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 1 Jul 1952; 198th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 10 Apr 1958; 198th Fighter Squadron on 15 Mar 1992; 198th Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1998-.

Assignments. 507th Fighter Group, 12 Oct 1944-27 May 1946. Puerto Rico ANG, 23 Nov 1947-. 156th Tactical Fighter Group, 10 Apr 1958; 156th Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1992; 156th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1995-.

Stations. Peterson Field, CO, 12 Oct 1944; Bruning AAFld, NE, 20 Oct 1944; Dalhart AAFld, TX, 15 Dec 1944-30 Apr 1945; Ie Shima, 24 Jun 1945; Yontan, Okinawa, 29 Jan-27 May 1946. Isla Grande Apt, Puerto Rico, 23 Nov 1947; Luis Muñoz Marín IAP, Puerto Rico, 1 May 1956; Muñiz ANGB, 23 Nov 1963-.

Aircraft. P-47, 1944-1945. F-47, 1947-1954; F-86, 1954-1967; F-104, 1967-1975; A-7, 1975-1992; F-16, 1992-1998; C-26, 1992-1998; C-130E, 1998-2012; WC-130H, 2012-.

Operations. Combat in Western Pacific, 1 Jul 1945-14 Aug 1945. Air defense of Puerto Rico, 1947-1992. Primarily ground attack aircraft mission, but also had limited air-to-air combat capability. Converted to air defense fighters for the ANG, and would take over the fighter interception mission, providing the primary defense of North America against bombers and cruise missiles. Provide theater mobility, embassy support and airdrops.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Japan; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; China Offensive.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Korea, 13 Aug 1945.

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