358th FIGHTER SQUADRON – BLACK

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Korean computer made/mounted on velcro   3.5 inch-90mm

 

358th FIGHTER SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted as 358 Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 12 Nov 1942. Redesignated as: 358 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943; 56 Reconnaissance Squadron, Weather Scouting, on 3 Dec 1945. Inactivated on 20 Nov 1946. Redesignated as 56 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, Weather, on 22 Jan 1951. Activated on 21 Feb 1951. Redesignated as 56 Weather Reconnaissance Squadron on 15 Feb 1954. Inactivated on 15 Jan 1972. Redesignated as 358 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 18 May 1972. Activated on 1 Jun 1972. Redesignated as: 358 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 Jan 1976; 358 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991-.

Assignments. 355 Fighter Group, 12 Nov 1942-20 Nov 1946. 2143 Air Weather Wing, 21 Feb 1951; 1 Weather Wing, 8 Feb 1954; 9 Weather (later, 9 Weather Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Feb 1960; 9 Weather Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Jul 1965-15 Jan 1972. 355 Tactical Fighter (later, 355 Tactical Training; 355 Fighter) Wing, 1 Jun 1972 (attached to 354 Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 29 Dec 1973-c. 14 May 1974); 355 Operations Group, 1 May 1992-.

Stations. Orlando AB, FL, 12 Nov 1942; Norfolk Muni Aprt, VA, 17 Feb 1943; Philadelphia Muni Aprt, PA, 4 Mar-16 Jun 1943; Steeple Morden, England, 8 Jul 1943; Gablingen, Germany, 16 Jul 1945; Schweinfurt, Germany, Apr 1946; Mitchel Field, NY, 1 Aug-20 Nov 1946. Misawa AB, Japan, 21 Feb 1951; Yokota AB, Japan, 14 Sep 1951-15 Jan 1972 (detachment operated from Andersen AFB, Guam, 11 Mar 1960-18 Apr 1962). Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1 Jun 1972- (deployed at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, c. 29 Dec 1973-c. 14 May 1974).

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. WB-29, 1951-1957; WB-50, 1956-1965; RB-57, 1962-1964, 1966-1972; C-130, 1962-1964; WB-47, 1963-1966; WC-135, 1964-1972. A-7, 1972-1979; A-10, 1979-.

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 14 Sep 1943-25 Apr 1945. Awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation (DUC) for the 5 Apr 1944 attack on airdromes in Germany. Supported combat operations in Korea, 21 Feb 1951-27 Jul 1953. Weather reconnaissance in the Far East, 1951-1972. Trained A-7 aircrews, Jul 1976-Oct 1979 and A-10 aircrews, c. Oct 1979-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Korea: First UN Counter-offensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 5 Apr 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: Mar-Oct 1956; 1 Mar 1960-28 Feb 1961; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1971; [1 Jun 1972]-1 Jun 1973; 1 Oct 1976-31 May 1978; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Jan 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2009.

Emblem. Approved on 14 Nov 1972; newest rendition approved on 19 Dec 2007.

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