1st SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON – CREW GOOSE 24

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1st SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON

Lineage. The 1st Pursuit Squadron (constituted 1st Pursuit Squadron [Single Engine] and activated, on 1 Aug 1939; redesignated 1st Pursuit Squadron [Interceptor], on 6 Dec 1939; disbanded on 1 May 1942; reconstituted on 19 Sep 1985) consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with 1st Liaison Squadron (constituted 1st Liaison Flight on 27 Sep 1949; activated on 24 Oct 1949; inactivated on 22 Jul 1952; redesignated 1st Liaison Squadron on 13 Feb 1953; activated on 8 Apr 1953; inactivated on 18 Jan 1954) and 1st Special Operations Squadron (constituted 1st Air Commando Squadron, Composite, and activated, on 17 Jun 1963; organized on 8 Jul 1963; redesignated: 1st Air Commando Squadron, Fighter, on 15 Aug 1967; 1st Special Operations Squadron on 1 Aug 1968).

Assignments. 23d Composite Group (later, Air Corps Proving Ground Detachment; Air Corps Proving Ground Group), 1 Aug 1939-1 May 1942. Twelfth Air Force, 24 Oct 1949 (attached to 2602d Tow Target Squadron, 24 Oct 1949-22 May 1950; 1st Tow Target Squadron, 27 May 1950-22 Jul 1952); Fourteenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1950; Tactical Air Command, 1 Aug 1950; Ninth Air Force, 10 Aug 1951-22 Jul 1952. Ninth Air Force, 8 Apr 1953-18 Jan 1954 (attached to 479th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 8 Apr 1953-18 Jan 1954). Pacific Air Forces, 17 Jun 1963; 34th Tactical Group, 8 Jul 1963; 6251st Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Jul 1965 (attached to 3d Tactical Fighter Wing, 21 Nov 1965-8 Mar 1966); 2d Air Division, 18 Feb 1966; 14th Air Commando Wing, 8 Mar 1966; 56th Air Commando (later, 56th Special Operations) Wing, 20 Dec 1967; 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Dec 1972; 18th Tactical Fighter Group, 1 May 1978; 3d Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Jan 1981; 2d Air Division, 1 Mar 1983; Twenty-third Air Force, 1 Feb 1987; 353d Special Operations Wing (later, 353d Special Operations Group), 6 Apr 1989-.

Stations. Maxwell Field, AL, 1 Aug 1939; Orlando, FL, c. 1 Sep 1940; Eglin Field, FL, 29 Jun 1941-1 May 1942. Biggs AFB, TX, 24 Oct 1949-22 Jul 1952. George AFB, CA, 8 Apr 1953-18 Jan 1954. Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 8 Jul 1963; Pleiku AB, South Vietnam, 5 Jan 1966; Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, 20 Dec 1967; Kadena AB, Japan, 15 Dec 1972 (segment of squadron operated from Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, 15 Dec 1972-28 Jan 1973); Clark AB, Philippines, 1 Jan 1981; Kadena AB, Japan, 5 Feb 1992-.

Aircraft. P-36, 1939-1942; YP-37, 1939-1940; O-38, 1940; B-12, 1940; C-40, 1940; P-40, 1941-1942. L-13, 1949-1952; C-45, 1952; L-20, 1952. L-20, 1953-1954; H-19, 1953-1954. B-26, 1963-1964; T-28, 1963-1964; U-10, 1963-1966; C-47, 1963-1966; RB-26, 1963-1964; A-1, 1964-1972; FC-47, 1964-1965; AC-47, 1965; C(later, MC)-130, 1972-.

Operations. Gunnery testing and training, 1939-1942. Flew administrative flights, 1949-1952 and 1953-1954. Combat in Southeast Asia, 8 Jul 1963-7 Nov 1972 and 15 Dec 1972-28 Jan 1973. Trained Vietnamese Air Force pilots in counterinsurgency operations, Jul 1963-Nov 1972.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Advisory; Vietnam Defensive; 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): 1 Aug 1964-15 Apr 1965; 8 Mar 1966-7 Mar 1967; 1 Nov 1968-1 May 1969; 1 Oct 1969-30 Apr 1970; 1 Apr-15 Dec 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 1 Dec 1970-30 Nov 1971; 1 Dec 1971-29 Feb 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 May 1963-31 Jul 1964; 1 Apr 1974-31 Mar 1976; 1 Apr 1976-31 Dec 1977; 1 Sep 1978-30 Sep 1979; 1 Oct 1979-31 May 1980; 15 Feb 1980-30 Apr 1982; 1 Feb 1986-31 Jan 1988; 6 Apr 1989-5 Apr 1991. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Oct 1967-15 Dec 1972.

Emblem. Approved on 20 May 1966.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm