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37 FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON (AETC)

Posted 4/14/2014 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Constituted as 37 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated as: 37 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (Twin Engine) on 31 Jan 1942; 37 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 37 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 28 Feb 1944. Inactivated on 9 Sep 1945. Redesignated as 37 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, and activated, on 20 Nov 1946. Redesignated as 37 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 20 May 1948. Inactivated on 2 Oct 1949. Redesignated as 37 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 11 Sep 1952. Activated on 1 Nov 1952. Discontinued on 1 May 1960. Redesignated as 37 Flying Training Squadron on 22 Mar 1972. Activated on 1 Jun 1972.

Assignments. 55 Pursuit (later, 55 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941; 14 Fighter Group, 1 Mar 1943-9 Sep 1945. 14 Fighter Group, 20 Nov 1946-2 Oct 1949. 4711 Defense Wing, 1 Nov 1952; 517 Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 14 Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955-1 May 1960. 14 Flying Training Wing, 1 Jun 1972; 14 Operations Group, 15 Dec 1991-.

Stations. Hamilton Field, CA, 15 Jan 1941; Portland, OR, 21 May 1941 (operated from Paine Field, WA, 7-24 Dec 1941); Olympia, WA, 24 Dec 1941; McChord Field, WA, 8-18 Jan 1943; La Senia, Algeria, 27 Feb 1943; Mediouna, French Morocco, c. 17 Mar 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 5 May 1943; El Bathan, Tunisia, 4 Jul 1943; Ste-Marie-du-Zit, Tunisia, 26 Jul 1943; Triolo Airfield, Italy, 12 Dec 1943; (operated from Corsica, 10-21 Aug 1944); Lesina, Italy, c. Sep 44-9 Sep 1945. Dow Field (later, AFB), ME, 20 Nov 1946-2 Oct 1949. Ethan Allen AFB, VT, 1 Nov 1952-1 May 1960. Columbus AFB, MS, 1 Jun 1972-.
 
Commanders. 1 Lt Charles H. McDonald, 15 Jan 1941; 1 Lt H. D. Aynsworth, 18 Feb 1941; 1 Lt Jack S. Jenkins, c. May 1941; 1 Lt Robert T. Romine, 1941; Capt Jack S. Jenkins, c. Sep 1941; Capt Kenneth S. Wade, 1941; Maj Jack S. Jenkins, c. Sep 1942; Capt Wendell J. Kelley, c. Jun 1942; Maj John G. Bright, 16 Jan 1943; Maj Carl F. Rudder, 4 Jun 1943; Maj Forrest H. Barker, 19 Sep 1943; Lt Col William L. Leverette, 29 Sep 1943; Maj Forrest H. Barker, 27 Apr 1944; Lt Col Kenneth A. Gaskin, 1 May 1944; Maj Charles R. McIntire, c. 6 Feb 1945; Maj Robert E. Hullsiek, 22 Apr 1945-1945. Lt Col William T, Samways, c. 1947; Maj Francis J. Vetort, 20 Jul 1949-1949. Lt Col Richard E. Turner, 1 Nov 1952; Maj Raymond R. Stewart, 1953; Lt Col Donald E. Songer, c. 1955; Lt Col Richard H. Burnor, c. 1956; Maj Francis D. Peters Jr., c. 1957; Maj Curtis L. Utterback, 1959; Lt Col Roy D. Carlson, 1959-1960. Lt Col Hall, c. Jul 1972; Lt Col David J. Pennington, c. Jan 1973; Lt Col Jack E. Terry, 10 Feb 1975; Lt Col James C. Poole Jr., c. Jan 1978; Lt Col Terry G. Isaacson, 30 Jun 1979; Lt Col Robert K. McLeod, 6 Mar 1981; Lt Col George E. Throckmorton, 15 Jul 1982; Lt Col Wallis D. Cone Jr., 1 Mar 1983; Lt Col William M. F. Phillips, 11 Jan 1985; Lt Col Richard H. Estes, 19 Jun 1987; Lt Col Chris W. Shaw, 7 Jul 1989; Lt Col Bruce C. Grant, 29 Oct 1990; Lt Col Frank L. Belote Jr., 10 Jan 1991; Lt Col Ronald J. Vaughn, 25 Feb 1991; Lt Col William H. Barker Jr., 1 Oct 1992; Lt Col Stefan Eisen Jr., 12 Mar 1993; Lt Col Kris D. Gianakos, 24 Jun 1994; Lt Col Mark K. Hefferly, 19 Jan 1996; Lt Col Richard C. Davidage, 9 Jan 1998; Lt Col Christopher B. King, 7 Jan 2000; Lt Col Anthony J. Smith, 12 Dec 2001; Lt Col William D. Millonig, 11 Oct 2003; unkn, c. 2005-1 Jun 2007; Lt Col David Johnson, 2 Jun 2007; Lt Col Lars R. Hubert, 10 Jul 2009; Lt Col James S. Sparrow, 15 Jul 2011; Lt Col Cheryl Ingber, 18 Jul 2013-.
 
Aircraft. P-43, 1941-1942; P-38, 1942-1945. P-47, 1946-1949; P-84, 1947-1949. F-51, 1952-1953; F-86, 1953-1958; F-102, 1957-1960. T-37, 1972-2008; T-6. 2006-.

Operations. Air defense, 7-24 Dec 1941. Combat in the European Theater of Operation (ETO) and the Mediterranean Theater of Operation (MTO), 6 May 1943-4 May 1945. Air defense, 1946-1949 and 1952-1960. Conducted Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT), 1 Jun 1972-Apr 2008. Conducted initial flight training in T-6, 2006-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Austria, 2 Apr 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1974; 1 Mar 1978-29 Feb 1980; 1 Apr 1985-31 Mar 1987; 1 Jul 1992-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2009; 1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2010; 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jan 2014.

Commanders Aircraft, and Operations through Jul 2013.

Supersedes statement prepared on 14 Jun 2007.
 
Emblem. Approved 10 Nov 1972.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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