563 Operations Support Squadron (ACC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.


Lineage. Constituted as 3 Station Complement Squadron on 5 Apr 1943. Activated on 10 Apr 1943. Disbanded on 15 Apr 1945. Reconstituted, and redesignated as 563 Operations Support Squadron, on 29 Jul 2003. Activated on 1 Oct 2003.

Assignments. Third Air Force, 10 Apr-23 May 1943; 1 Bombardment (later, 1 Air) Division, 7 Jun 1943-15 Apr 1945. 563 Rescue Group, 1 Oct 2003-.

Stations. Jacksonville AAB, FL, 10 Apr-28 May 1943; Molesworth, England, 7 Jun 1943-15 Apr 1945. Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, 1 Oct 2003-.

Service Streamers. World War II EAME Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 Jan 1944. Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jun 2008-31 May 2010. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 2003-31 Oct 2004; 1 Nov 2004-31 Jul 2006.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through May 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 21 Aug 2003.

Emblem. Approved on 25 Mar 2005.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.