59th TEST & EVALUATION SQUADRON – GOLDEN PRIDE EAGLE DRIVER

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59th TEST AND EVALUATION SQUADRON (ACC)

Lineage. Constituted 59 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 59 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 59 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 8 Feb 1945. Inactivated on 8 Dec 1945. Redesignated 59 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 17 Jul 1946. Activated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated: 59 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 14 Jun 1948; 59 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 2 Jan 1967. Activated on 30 Sep 1968. Inactivated on 17 Dec 1969. Redesignated 59 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 16 Mar 1970. Activated on 1 Sep 1970. Redesignated 59 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 15 Apr 1999. Redesignated 59 Test and Evaluation Squadron on 28 Oct 2004. Activated on 3 Dec 2004.

Assignments. 33 Pursuit (later, 33 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-8 Dec 1945. 33 Fighter (later, 33 Fighter-Interceptor) Group, 20 Aug 1946; 4707 Defense (later, 4707 Air Defense) Wing, 6 Feb 1952 (attached to Northeast Air Command, 28-31 Oct 1952; 64 Air Division, 1 Nov 1952-31 Jan 1953); 64 Air Division, 1 Feb 1953; 4732 Air Defense Group, 1 Apr 1957; Goose Air Defense Sector, 1 Apr 1960; 37 Air Division, 1 Apr 1966-2 Jan 1967. 408 Fighter Group, 30 Sep 1968-17 Dec 1969. 33 Tactical Fighter (later, 33 Fighter) Wing, 1 Sep 1970; 33 Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-15 Apr 1999. 53 Test Management Group, 3 Dec 2004-.

Stations. Mitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan 1941 (operated from Groton, CT, 7-14 Dec 1941); G. L. Martin Aprt, MD, 15 Dec 1941; Philadelphia, PA, 10 May-12 Oct 1942 (operated from Paine Field, WA, May-Jun 1942); Port Lyautey, French Morocco, 10 Nov 1942; Casablanca, French Morocco, 17 Nov 1942; Thelepte, Tunisia, c. 8 Jan 1943; Youks-les-Bains, Algeria, 10 Feb 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 13 Feb 1943; Berteaux, Algeria, 2 Mar 1943 (operated from Thelepte, Tunisia, 20 Mar-12 Apr 1943); Ebba Ksour, Tunisia, 12 Apr 1943; Menzel Temime, Tunisia, 20 May 1943; Sousse, Tunisia, 9 Jun 1943; Pantelleria, 18 Jun 1943; Licata, Sicily, 16 Jul 1943; Paestum, Italy, 13 Sep 1943; Santa Maria, Italy, 18 Nov 1943 (operated from Paestum, Italy, 1-31 Dec 1943); Cercola, Italy, c. 1 Jan-c. 5 Feb 1944; Karachi, India, 12 Feb 1944; Fungwanshan, China, 19 Mar 1944; Moran, India, 5 Sep 1944; Nagaghuli, India, 21 Nov 1944; Piardoba, India, 2 May 1945; Dudhkundi, India, 15 May-15 Nov 1945; Camp Shanks, NY, 7-8 Dec 1945. Neubiberg, Germany, 20 Aug 1946; Bad Kissingen, Germany, Jul-25 Aug 1947; Andrews Field, MD, 25 Aug 1947; Roswell AAFld (later Walker AFB), NM, 16 Sep 1947; Otis AFB, MA, 16 Nov 1948; Goose Bay Aprt, Labrador, 28 Oct 1952; Bergstrom AFB, TX, 1-2 Jan 1967. Kingsley Field, OR, 30 Sep 1968-17 Dec 1969. Eglin AFB, FL, 1 Sep 1970-15 Apr 1999. Nellis AFB, NV, 3 Dec 2004-.

Aircraft. P-39, 1941; P-40, 1941-1944; P-47, 1944-1945; P-38, 1944-1945. P (later F)-51, 1946-1949; F-84, 1948-1950; F-86, 1950-1952; F-94, 1952-1956; F-89, 1955-1960, F-102, 1960-1966. F-101, 1968-1969. F-4, 1973-1979; F-15, 1979-1996, 1996-1997.

Operations. Air defense of US, Dec 1941-Oct 1942. Combat in MTO, 10 Nov 1942-2 Feb 1944, and CBI, 5 Jun 1944-18 Jun 1945. Part of US occupation forces in Germany, 1946-1947. Air defense of US and North America, 1947-1969. From 1973-1997, trained for offensive and defensive counter air missions; from Jan-Mar 1996, aircraft and personnel deployed to Saudi Arabia. Served at Nellis for test and evaluation since Dec 2004.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Combat, EAME Theater; Algeria-French Morocco with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; India-Burma; China Defensive; Central Burma. Southwest Asia: Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Central Tunisia, 15 Jan 1943. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Dec 1960-1 Dec 1961; 30 Sep 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul-30 Nov 1969; 1 Oct 1978-30 Apr 1980; 1 May 1984-30 Apr 1986; 1 Apr 1990-31 Mar 1992; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006.

Emblem. Approved on 19 Dec 1942; modified on 6 Aug 1986.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm