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413 FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON (AFMC)

Posted 9/4/2008 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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413 Flight Test Squadron (AFMC) Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 23 Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Redesignated 413 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Apr 1942. Activated on 15 Jul 1942. Redesignated 413 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 19 Dec 1945. Redesignated 413 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 3 Jul 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 17 Jul 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated 413 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 20 Aug 1958. Activated on 1 Nov 1958. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jan 1962. Consolidated (1 Oct 1992) with the 6513 Test Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Dec 1977. Redesignated: 413 Test Squadron on 2 Oct 1992; 413 Flight Test Squadron on 1 Mar 1994. Inactivated on 6 May 2004. Activated on 25 Feb 2005. 

Assignments. 96 Bombardment Group, 15 Jul 1942-19 Dec 1945. 96 Bombardment Group, 17 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. 96 Bombardment Wing, 1 Nov 1958-1 Jan 1962. Air Force Flight Test Center, 1 Dec 1977; 6510 (later, 412) Test Wing, 1 Mar 1978; 412 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-6 May 2004. 46 Operations Group, 25 Feb 2005-. 

Stations. Salt Lake City AAB, UT, 15 Jul 1942; Gowen Field, ID, 6 Aug 1942; Walla Walla, WA, 16 Aug 1942; Rapid City AAB, SD, 29 Sep 1942; Pocatello, ID, 1 Nov 1942; Pyote AAB, TX, 3 Jan-16 Apr 1943; Great Saling, England, 12 May 1943; Snetterton Heath, England, 12 Jun 1943-11 Dec 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 17-19 Dec 1945. Keesler Field (later, AFB), MS, 17 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. Dyess AFB, TX, 1 Nov 1958-1 Jan 1962. Edwards AFB, CA, 1 Dec 1977-6 May 2004. Eglin AF Aux Fld #9 (Hurlburt Fld), FL, 25 Feb 2005-.

Commanders. Unkn, 15 Jul-Aug 1942; Lt Col Stanley I. Hand, by Sep 1942; Maj Joseph W. Turner, 15 May 1944; Lt Col Herbert O. Schulze, 26 Jul 1944; Capt Robert S. Maloney Jr., 8 Jan 1945; Maj Richard M. Jerger, 10 Feb 1945; Capt Ira F. Wilson, 26 Sep 1945; Lt Richard Oakley, 24 Oct 1945; unkn, Nov-19 Dec 1945. Maj John C. Frazier Jr., 1 Nov 1958; Unkn, 1 Sep 1961-1 Jan 1962. Lt David L. Ferguson, 1 Dec 1977; Maj John H. Casper, 1 Oct 1979; Lt Col George K. Muellner, 1 Apr 1981; Lt Col James W. Tilley II, 18 Jul 1982; Maj John A. Taylor Jr., 3 Jul 1984; Maj Robert S. Frank, 28 May 1985; Maj John J. Barnoski, 30 May 1988; Maj Kevin P. Burns, Jul 1991; Lt Col Thomas C. Horne, 1 Jul 1993; Lt Col Walter K. Everly, 29 Sep 1995; Lt Col Harry V. Dutchyshyn, 10 Oct 1996; Lt Col Arthur F. Huber II, 6 Aug 1998; Lt Col Stephen J. Niemantsverdriet, 13 Jul 2000; Lt Col Gerald A. Swift, 8 Jul 2002; Lt Col T. Arrington, 23 Dec 2003-6 May 2004. Lt Col Thomas E. Goodnough, 25 May 2006-. 

Aircraft. B-17, 1942-1945. Unkn, 1947-1949. B-47, 1958-1961. C-130, MH-53, UH-1N and HH-60, 2005-. 

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 13 May 1943-21 Apr 1945. Earned DUC for a bombing raid on Regensburg, Germany, on 17 Aug 1943. Earned a second DUC for a raid on Poznan, Poland, on 9 Apr 1944. Planned, provided for, and conducted tests of electronic warfare and avionics systems and equipment, on aircraft assigned to the Air Force Flight Test Center, 1977-2004. Planned, executed and managed Development and Qualification Test and Evaluation of fixed wing aircraft assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and of all Air Force helicopters, 2005-. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Germany, 17 Aug 1943; Poznan, Poland, 9 Apr 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1959-31 Dec 1960; 1 Jan 1979-31 Dec 1980; 1 Jan 1983-31 Dec 1984; 1 Jan 1997-31 Dec 1998; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2005; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2006. 

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 5 Aug 2008. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Sep 2006.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 27 Apr 2005. 

Emblem. Approved on 1 Sep 1942; newly rendered on 7 Nov 1995. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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