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64 AGGRESSOR SQUADRON (ACC)

Posted 7/30/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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64 Aggressor Squadron (ACC) Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 64 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated as: 64 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (Twin Engine) on 31 Jan 1942; 64 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 64 Fighter Squadron on 1 Jun 1942; 64 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 21 Aug 1944. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. Activated on 15 Aug 1946. Redesignated as: 64 Fighter Squadron, Jet on 20 Jul 1948; 64 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1969. Redesignated as 64 Fighter Weapons Squadron on 7 Sep 1972. Activated on 15 Oct 1972. Redesignated as: 64 Tactical Fighter Training Aggressor Squadron on 30 Dec 1981; 64 Aggressor Squadron on 1 Apr 1983. Inactivated on 5 Oct 1990. Activated on 3 Oct 2003.
 
Assignments. 57 Pursuit (later, 57 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-7 Nov 1945. 57 Fighter (later, 57 Fighter-Interceptor) Group, 15 Aug 1946; 10 Air Division, 13 Apr 1953; 325 Fighter Group, 15 Aug 1957; 326 Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1960; 57 Fighter Group, 1 Apr 1961; 405 Fighter Wing, 10 Jun 1966-15 Dec 1969. 57 Fighter Weapons (later, 57 Tactical Training; 57 Fighter Weapons) Wing, 15 Oct 1972-5 Oct 1990. 57 Operations Group, 3 Oct 2003; 57 Adversary Tactics Group, 15 Sep 2005-.
 
Stations. Mitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan 1941; Windsor Locks, CT, 19 Aug 1941; Revere Beach, MA, 12 Dec 1941; Boston, MA, 9 Feb-5 Jul 1942; Muqeibile, Palestine, 19 Aug 1942; El Amiriya, Egypt, 16 Sep 1942; LG 37, Egypt, 5 Nov 1942; Gambut, Libya, 13 Nov 1942; Martuba, Libya, 20 Nov 1942; Belandah, Libya, 11 Dec 1942; Hamraiet, Libya, 12 Jan 1943; Zuara, Libya, 24 Feb 1943; Ben Gardane, Tunisia, 10 Mar 1943; Soltane, Tunisia, 20 Mar 1943; Hazbub, Tunisia, 4 Apr 1943; Skhirra, Tunisia, 11 Apr 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 14 Apr 1943; El Hani, Tunisia, 21 Apr 1943; Bou Grara, 19 May 1943; Malta, 27 Jun 1943; Pachino, Sicily, 19 Jul 1943; Scordia, Sicily,29 Jul 1943; Milazzo, Sicily, 12 Sep 1943; Rocco Bernardo, Italy, 17 Sep 1943; Gioia del Colle, Italy, 25 Sep 1943; Foggia, Italy, 2 Oct 1943; Amendola, Italy, 25 Oct 1943; Cercola, Italy, 3 Mar 1944; Alto, Corsica, 30 Mar 1944; Ombrone, Italy, 12 Sep 1944; Grosseto, Italy, 24 Sep 1944; Villafranca di Verona, Italy, 29 Apr 1945; Grosseto, Italy, 8 May 1945; Bagnoli, Italy, 15 Jul-6 Aug 1945; Drew Field, FL, 23 Aug-7 Nov 1945. Shemya, AK,15 Aug 1946; Nome, AK, 8 May 1947; Elmendorf AFB, AK, 8 Sep 1947; McChord AFB, WA, 15 Aug 1957; Paine Field, WA, 15 Mar 1960-2 Jun 1966; Clark AB, Philippines, 10 Jun 1966-15 Dec 1969. Nellis AFB, NV, 15 Oct 1972-5 Oct 1990. Nellis AFB, NV, 3 Oct 2003-.
 
Commanders. Capt Romulus W. Puryear, 15 Jan 1941; 1 Lt Frank H. Mears, 1 Jun 1941; Capt Clermont E. Wheeler, 1 Jul 1942; Capt Glade B. Bilby, 11 Nov 1942; Maj Arthur E. Exon, 17 Aug 1943; Maj Louis Frank III, 20 Apr 1944; Lt Col Robert A Barnum, 24 Oct 1944-1945. Maj Julius D. Shivers, 16 Aug-c. Dec 1946; none (not manned), Dec 1946-7 Sep 1947; Maj William A. Norris, 8 Sep 1947; Capt Morton A. Kammerlohr, 23 Feb 1948; Maj William L. Jacobson, 14 May 1948; Maj Harry G. Sanders, 26 Jul 1948; Maj William P. Benedict, 13 Mar 1950; Maj Earl Bastian, 3 May 1951; Lt Col Ollie O. Simpson III, 19 Nov 1951; Maj Willard L. Bolton, 1 Jun 1952; Lt Col George L. Wells, 1952; Lt Col Carroll H. Wight, 1953; Lt Col Emmett J. Theisen, 1955; Maj Caro C. Colson, 1956-unkn; Maj Wyman D. Anderson, c. 1958; Lt Col Edward R. Weed, 4 Mar 1959; Maj Warney L. Crosby, 17 Nov 1959; Lt Col Jack H. McCreery, 1960; Lt Col Wyman D. Anderson, 1960; Lt Col Theodore R. Adams, 1962; Lt Col Riley E. Patrick, 3 Jul 1964; Maj William S. Turner, 1965; Lt Col Robert A. Coffin, 20 Jul 1965; Lt Col William S. Turner, Jun 1966; Lt Col William E. Davis, 1 May 1968-15 Dec 1969. Lt Col L. W. Boothby, 15 Oct 1972; Lt Col Ernest J. Laudise, by Oct 1973; Lt Col Jerry H. Nabors, by Jun 1975; Lt Col Ronald R. Davis, 15 Jul 1976; Lt Col Ritchie F. Graham, Jan 1978; Lt Col C. J. Henn, Feb 1980; Lt Col Russell A. Everts, 24 Feb 1981; Lt Col Paul W. Harbison Jr., 18 Mar 1983; Lt Col Peter H. Fox, 13 Mar 1986; Lt Col Donald L. Sexton, 13 Mar 1987; none (not manned), Jan-30 Mar 1988; Lt Col Michael R. Scott, 31 Mar 1988; Lt Col Roger E. Taylor, 9 Nov 1989-15 Jun 1990; none (not manned), 15 Jun-5 Oct 1990. Lt Col Edward A. Ingham, 3 Oct 2003; Lt Col Paul E. Huffman, 20 Feb 2004-.
 
Aircraft. P-40, 1941-1944; P-47, 1944-1945. P-38, 1946; P-51, 1946, 1947-1948; F-80, 1948-1951; F-94, 1951-1954; F-89, 1954-1957; F/TF-102, 1957-1969. T-38, 1972-1976; F-5, 1976-1988; F-16, 1988-1990. F-16, 2003-.
 
Operations. Air defense, Dec 1941-Jun 1942. Combat in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), 7 Oct 1942-5 May 1945. Air defense in Alaska, Aug-Dec 1946 and Sep 1947-Aug 1957, then in northwestern US, Aug 1957- Jun 1966. Moved to Philippines in Jun 1966 and assumed air defense alert commitment at Clark AB. Rotated flights to bases in Vietnam and Thailand, Jul 1966-Dec 1969. Deployed temporarily to Korea during the Pueblo crisis in Jan-Jun 1968. From Oct 1972 to Jun 1990, deployed throughout US and overseas to teach adversarial tactics and provide dissimilar air combat training to US Air Force flying units. Conducted Red Flag exercises that prepared aircrews for combat by replicating tactics used by enemy forces during combat situations, 2003-.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Egypt-Libya; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: North Africa and Sicily, 24 Oct 1942-17 Aug 1943; Tunis and Cape Bon Area, 18 Apr 1943; Italy, 14 Apr 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1974-31 Mar 1976; 1 Jun 1984-31 May 1986; 1 Jan 1987-31 Dec 1988; [3 Oct] 2003-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: Oct 1942-May 1945.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 16 Jul 2009.
 
Commanders through Feb 2004; Aircraft, and Operations through Jun 2009.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Oct 2003.
 
Emblem. Approved on 13 Sep 2007.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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