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99 FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON (AETC)

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Lineage.   Constituted as 99 Pursuit Squadron on 19 Mar 1941. Activated on 22 Mar 1941. Redesignated as: 99 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 99 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 28 Feb 1944.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1949.  Redesignated as 99 Flying Training Squadron on 29 Apr 1988.  Activated on 1 Jul 1988.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1993.  Activated on 14 May 1993.

Assignments.   Army Air Corps, 22 Mar 1941; Air Corps Technical Training Command, 26 Mar 1941; Southeast Air Corps (later, Southeast Army Air Forces) Training Center, 5 Nov 1941 (attached to III Fighter Command, 19 Aug 1942-c. 2 Apr 1943); Twelfth Air Force, 24 Apr 1943; XII Air Support (later, XII Tactical Air) Command, 28 May 1943 (attached to 33 Fighter Group, 29 May 1943; 324 Fighter Group, c. 29 Jun 1943; 33 Fighter Group, 19 Jul 1943; 79 Fighter Group, 16 Oct 1943; 324 Fighter Group, 1 Apr-6 Jun 1944); 332 Fighter Group, 1 May 1944 (attached to 86 Fighter Group, 11-30 Jun 1944); 477 Composite Group, 22 Jun 1945; 332 Fighter Group, 1 Jul 1947-1 Jul 1949.  82 Flying Training Wing, 1 Jun 1988; 82 Operations Group, 15 Dec 1991-1 Apr 1993. 12 Operations Group, 14 May 1993-.

Stations.   Chanute Field, IL, 22 Mar 1941; Maxwell Field, AL, 5 Nov 1941; Tuskegee, AL, 10 Nov 1941-2 Apr 1943; Casablanca, French Morocco, 24 Apr 1943; Qued N'ja, French Morocco, 29 Apr 1943; Fardjouna, Tunisia, 7 Jun 1943; Licata, Sicily, 28 Jul 1943; Termini, Sicily, 4 Sep 1943; Barcellona, Sicily, 17 Sep 1943; Foggia, Italy, 17 Oct 1943; Madna, Italy, 22 Nov 1943; Capodichino, Italy, 16 Jan 1944; Cercola, Italy, 2 Apr 1944; Pignataro, Italy, 10 May 1944; Ciampino, Italy, 11 Jun 1944; Orbetello, Italy, 17 Jun 1944; Ramitelli, Italy, 6 Jul 1944; Cattolica, Italy, c. 5 May-Jun 1945; Godman Field, KY, 22 Jun 1945; Lockbourne AAB (later, AFB), OH, 13 Mar 1946-1 Jul 1949.  Williams AFB, AZ, 1 Jun 1988-1 Apr 1993.  Randolph AFB (later, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph), TX, 14 May 1993-.

Commanders.   Capt Harold R. Maddux, 22 Mar 1941; 2 Lt Clyde H. Bynum, 10 Nov 1941; Capt Alonzo S. Ward, 6 Dec 1941; 1 Lt George S. Roberts, 1 Jun 1942; Lt Col Benjamin O. Davis Jr., 22 Aug 1942; Maj George S. Roberts, 2 Sep 1943; Capt Erwin B. Lawrence Jr., 13 Apr 1944; Maj George S. Roberts, 1 Sep 1944; Capt Alfonso W. Davis, 20 Oct 1944; Maj William A. Campbell, 29 Oct 1944; Capt Wendell M. Lucas, 9 Jun 1945; Maj William A. Campbell, 3 Jul 1945; Capt Melvin T. Jackson, Jul 1947; Capt Marion R. Rodgers, Apr 1948-1 Jul 1949.  Lt Col Johnny Jarnagin, 1 Jul 1988; Lt Col Stephen T. Fenton, 5 Jun 1990; Lt Col James M. Bower, 17 Jul 1992-1 Apr 1993.   Lt Col Michael K. Davis, 14 May 1993; Lt Col Scott E. Wuestoff, 14 Jul 1995; Lt Col Joseph F. Barron, 19 Jul 1996; Lt Col Steven C. Waters, 26 Jun 1998; Lt Col James B. Kotowski, 24 Apr 2000; Lt Col Donald R. Simpson, 30 Apr 2001; Lt Col Randall W. Gibb, 10 Dec 2002; Lt Col James A. Garrett, 14 Jun 2004; Lt Col Randolph S. Lawson, 30 Jun 2006; Lt Col David B. Cox, 25 Jul 2008; Lt Col James L. Fisher, 27 May 2010; Lt Col Gavin P. Marks, Jun 2012-.

Aircraft.    P-40, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945; P-47, 1945-1949.  T-38, 1988-1993.  T-1, 1993-.

Operations.   Organized as the first African American flying unit in the Air Corps.   First African American flying unit to enter combat, in North Africa, on 2 June 1943.  At first, it was attached to a series of white P-40 groups, and moved with them from North Africa to Sicily to the mainland of Italy, flying missions with the Twelfth Air Force in support of Allied ground forces and protecting convoys in the Mediterranean Sea.  In July 1944, it moved to the same base as the 332 Fighter Group (Ramitelli), became that African American group's fourth fighter squadron, transitioned to P-51 aircraft, and began flying missions to escort heavy bombers of the Fifteenth Air Force, such as B-17s and B-24s.  Earned three Distinguished Unit Citations in World War II, two before joining the 332 Fighter Group, and one after.  The unit flew combat missions from 2 Jun 1943-30 Apr 1945.  During the summer of 1945, the group was reassigned from the 332 Fighter Group to the 477 Composite Group and moved from Italy to Godman Field, Kentucky.  Undergraduate pilot training, 1988-1993.  Trained T-1 aircraft instructor pilots for Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (JSUPT), 1993-.

Service Streamers.   World War II American Theater. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Po Valley; Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citations: Sicily, [Jun-Jul] 1943; Cassino, 12-14 May 1944; Germany, 24 Mar 1945.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Apr 1991-31 Mar 1993; 14 May-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2009; 1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2011.  

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Dec 2013.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jun 2012.

Supersedes statement prepared on 26 Apr 2007.

Emblem.  Approved on 24 Jun 1944. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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