333 Fighter 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 333 Fighter-Day Squadron on 13 Nov 1957. Activated on 8 Dec 1957. Redesignated: 333 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 333 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 22 Mar 1971. Inactivated on 15 Feb 1991. Redesignated 333 Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 1 Nov 1991. 

Assignments. 4 Fighter-Day (later, 4 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Dec 1957 (attached to 4485 Composite Wing, 10 Mar 1964-c. 15 Mar 1965); 355 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Dec 1965; 23 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Oct 1970; 58 Tactical Fighter Training Wing, 22 Mar 1971; 355 Tactical Fighter (later, 355 Tactical Training) Wing, 31 Jul 1971-15 Feb 1991. 602 Air Control Wing, 1 Nov 1991; 355 Operations Group, 1 May 1992; 4 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1994-. 

Stations. Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, 8 Dec 1957-4 Dec 1965 (deployed at Eglin AFB, FL, 10 Mar 1964-c. 15 Mar 1965); Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 8 Dec 1965-15 Oct 1970; McConnell AFB, KS, 15 Oct 1970; Luke AFB, AZ, 22 Mar 1971; Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, c. 31 Jul 1971-15 Feb 1991. Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1 Nov 1991; Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, 1 Oct 1994-. 

Commanders. Lt Col Paul O. Hoza, 8 Dec 1957; Maj Andrew J. Chapman, 23 Jul 1960; Maj Marvin T. Johnson, 1 Sep 1960; Maj Zachery T. Forester Jr., 18 Jul 1961; Maj Andrew J. Chapman, 26 Oct 1961; Lt Col Claire P. Chennault Jr., 18 May 1962; Maj Douglas E. Whatley, 21 Feb 1964; Lt Col Kenneth L. Skeen, 9 Aug 1965; Lt Col Francis B. Clark, 14 Oct 1965; Lt Col Kenneth L. Skeen, 1 Nov 1965; Lt Col James A. Young, 1 Feb 1966; Maj Howard W. Leaf, 4 Jul 1966; Lt Col Donald K. Salmon, 16 Aug 1966; Lt Col William C. Norris, 31 Mar 1967; Lt Col Robert M. Wall, Aug 1967; Maj Balden, c. Sep 1967; Lt Col Louis D. Braun, 11 Sep 1967; Lt Col Robert L. Jondahl, 2 Aug 1968; Lt Col Richard M. Heyman Jr., 2 Dec 1968; Lt Col Richard E. Little, 11 Jul 1969; Lt Col Waymond C. Nutt, 1 Feb 1970; Lt Col William H. Lewis, 22 Aug 1970; Lt Col Theodore K. Case, 1 Jul 1971; Lt Col Carlos Gonzales, 13 Nov 1972; Lt Col Robert V. Baird, 19 Jul 1974; Lt Col Thomas B. Thompson, 25 Aug 1975; Lt Col Dale C. Tabor, 12 Aug 1977; Lt Col W. A. Veal, 12 May 1979; Lt Col Gary D. Lape, 15 May 1981; Lt Col Ralph J. Walker, 20 Aug 1982; Lt Col David A. McDonald, 10 Sep 1984; Lt Col Victor A. Hill, 19 Aug 1986; Lt Col Stephen M. McClain, 25 Sep 1987; Lt Col Bradley A. Smith, 16 Jun 1989-15 Feb 1991. Unkn, 1 Nov 1991-30 Jan 1996; Lt Col David B. Sampson, 31 Jan 1996; Lt Col Donald G. Seiler, 15 Aug 1997; Lt Col Daniel B. Bakke, 4 Jun 1999; Lt Col Billy J. Gilstrap Jr., 12 Jan 2001; Lt Col Dean Reed, 22 Nov 2002; Lt Col Mark D. Kelly, 23 Apr 2004; Lt Col William P. Acker, 10 May 2006; Lt Col Jeanie M. Leavitt, 24 Aug 2007; Lt Col Gabriel V. Green, 24 Oct 2008 -. 

Aircraft. F-100, 1957-1960; F-105, 1960-1970; A-7, 1971-1976; A-10, 1976-1991. A-10, 1991-1994; F-15, 1994-. 

Operations. Combat in Southeast Asia, 12 Dec 1965-c. 6 Oct 1970. Not operational, 15 Oct 1970-31 Jul 1971. Between Aug 1971-Feb 1991 trained in tactical fighter attack aircraft to achieve capability to deploy worldwide; supported tactical aviation roles of counterair, interdiction and close air support. Beginning in Nov 1991 trained replacement pilots and weapons systems officers to sustain worldwide fighter aircraft manning. Trained F-15 Strike Eagle aircrews, Oct 1994-. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 1 Jan-10 Oct 1966; 11-12 Aug 1967 and 24-28 Oct 1967; 12 Apr 1968-30 Apr 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 12 Oct 1966-11 Apr 1967; 12 Apr 1967- 11 Apr 1968; 1 Jul 1969-15 Oct 1970. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [31] Jul 1971-1 Jun 1973; 1 Oct 1976-31 May 1978; 1 May 1990-[15 Feb 1991]; 1 Jun 1994-31 May 1996; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2000-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-15 Oct 1970. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Commanders, Aircraft, Operations, and Honors through 6 Jan 2009. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 13 Oct 2006. 

Emblem. Approved on 13 Jun 1958. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.