7th SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON – SHIELD

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7th SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON

Lineage. The 27th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (constituted 27th Observation Squadron on 1 Jul 1942; activated on 17 Jul 1942; redesignated 27th Reconnaissance Squadron [Fighter] on 2 Apr 1943, and 27th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; disbanded on 30 Nov 1943; reconstituted on 19 Sep 1985) consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 167th Liaison Squadron (activated on 19 Feb 1945 by special authority prior to constitution on 1 Mar 1945; inactivated on 3 Oct 1946) and the 7th Special Operations Squadron (constituted 7th Air Commando Squadron, Composite, and activated, on 14 May 1964; organized on 1 Jul 1964; redesignated 7th Special Operations Squadron on 15 Jul 1968). Consolidated squadron retained designation as 7 Special Operations Squadron.

Assignments. 77th Observation (later, 77th Reconnaissance; 77th Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 17 Jul 1942-30 Nov 1943. Ninth Air Force, 19 Feb 1945 (attached to Sixth Army Group to 14 Jun 1945); XII Tactical Air Command, 20 May 1945; US Forces, European Theater, 15 Jul 1945; Third Air Force, 4 Aug 1945; XIX Tactical Air Command, 21 Jan 1946; Tactical Air Command, 21 Mar 1946; Ninth Air Force, 28 Mar-3 Oct 1946. United States Air Forces in Europe, 14 May 1964; Seventeenth Air Force, 1 May 1967; 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 17 Nov 1972; 86th Tactical Fighter Wing, 31 Jan 1973; 322d Tactical Airlift Wing, 15 Mar 1973; Seventeenth Air Force, 30 Jun 1975; 601st Tactical Control Wing, 15 Oct 1975; 7575th Operations Group, 1 Jul 1977; 2d Air Division, 1 Mar 1983; 39th Aerospace Rescue & Recovery (later, 39th Special Operations) Wing, 1 Feb 1987 (attached to Joint Special Operations Task Force, 13 Jan-18 Mar 1991 and 6 Apr-14 May 1991); 352d Special Operations Group, 1 Dec 1992- (attached to Joint Special Operations Task Force, 22 Feb-22 Mar 1993).

Stations. Godman Field, KY, 17 Jul 1942; Alamo Airfield, TX, 15 Oct 1942; Abilene Airfield, TX, 9 Apr 1943; Esler Field, LA, 13 Sep 1943; Birmingham AAB, AL, 14-30 Nov 1943. Vittel, France, 19 Feb 1945; Kaiserslautern, Germany, 5 Apr 1945; Pfaffengrund, Germany, 14 Apr 1945; Darmstadt, Germany, 10 Jun-2 Jul 1945; Drew Field, FL, 4 Aug 1945; Muskogee AAFld, OK, 1 Sep 1945; Marshall Field, KS, 1 Nov 1945-3 Oct 1946. Sembach AB, Germany, 1 Jul 1964; Ramstein AB, Germany, 15 Aug 1968; Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 15 Mar 1973 (deployed at Incirlik AB, Turkey, 13 Jan-18 Mar 1991 and 6 Apr-14 May 1991); RAF Alconbury, England, 1 Oct 1992-(deployed at Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 22 Feb-22 Mar 1993);  RAF Mildenhall, England, 17 Feb 1996-.

Aircraft. O-47, L-1, and L-4, 1942; P-39, 1942-1943. L-4, 1945; L-5, 1945-1946. C-47, 1964-1973; C-123, 1964-c. 1973; U-10, 1964-1968; C-130, 1968-c. 1977; UH-1, 1971-1973; MC-130, 1977-.

Operations. Aerial support for training ground forces, Jul 1942-Nov 1943. Courier operations in ETO, 10 Mar-May 1945. Special operations training, May 1964-. Supported Coalition forces in Southwest Asia conflict, Jan-Mar 1991; later resupplied Kurds in Northern Iraq. Supported special operations missions including psychological operations (PSYOPS), c. 2000-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Rhineland; Central Europe. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device: 14 Jan-23 Mar 1991. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 15 Sep 1964-15 Aug 1966; 16 Aug 1966-15 Jul 1968; 17 Mar-30 Jun 1972; 1 Aug 1976-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1979; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983; 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1985; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991; 24 Mar 1991-31 Jul 1992; 1 Aug 1992-31 Jul 1993;  1 Aug 1994-31 Jul 1996; 1 Aug 1996-31 Jul 1998; 1 Aug 1999-31 Jul 2000.

Emblem. Approved on 11 Jan 1965; replaced emblem approved on 28 Dec 1942.

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