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415 FLIGHT TEST FLIGHT (AFRC)

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Lineage.  Constituted 25 Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942.  Activated on 3 Feb 1942.  Redesignated: 415 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Apr 1942; 415 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy on 1 Jul 1943.  Inactivated on 3 Jul 1945.  Redesignated 415 Bombardment Squadron, Medium on 11 Aug 1958.  Activated on 1 Sep 1958.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jan 1962.  Consolidated (1 Oct 1992) with the 6515 Test Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 10 Mar 1989.  Redesignated: 415 Test Squadron on 2 Oct 1992; 415 Flight Test Squadron on 1 Mar 1994.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1994.  Redesignated 415 Flight Test Flight on 24 Sep 2001.  Activated in the Reserve on 1 Oct 2001.    

Assignments.  98 Bombardment Group, 3 Feb 1942-3 Jul 1945.  98 Bombardment Wing, 1 Sep 1958-1 Jan 1962.  6510 (later, 412) Test Wing, 10 Mar 1989; 412 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-1 Oct 1994.  622 Flight Test Group, 1 Oct 2001; 413 Flight Test Group, 1 Oct 2003-.  

Stations.  MacDill Field, FL, 3 Feb 1942; Barksdale Field, LA, c. 9 Feb 1942; Ft Myers, FL, 31 Mar 1942; Drane Field, FL, 15 May-3 Jul 1942; Ramad David, Palestine, 31 Jul 1942; Fayid, Egypt, 12 Nov 1942; Tobruk, Libya, 26 Jan 1943; Benina, Libya, 11 Feb 1943; Hergla, Tunisia, 26 Sep 1943; Brindisi, Italy, 18 Nov 1943; Manduria, Italy, 19 Dec 1943; Lecce, Italy, 18 Jan 1944-19 Apr 1945; Fairmont AAFld, NE, 8 May-3 Jul 1945.  Lincoln AFB, NE, 1 Sep 1958-1 Jan 1962.  Edwards AFB, CA, 10 Mar 1989-1 Oct 1994.  Randolph AFB, TX, 1 Oct 2001-. 
 
Commanders.  Maj Herbert I. Shingler, by Aug 1943-unkn; Capt John C. Park, unkn-28 Jan 1944; 1 Lt George A. Fowle Jr., 28 Jan 1944; Lt Col Roland W. Bergameyer, 3 Feb 1944; Maj Howard T. Van De Car, 1 Sep 1944; Unkn, May-3 Jul 1945.  Lt Col Robert M. Munson, 1 Sep 1958; Lt Col Charles F. Gove, by Nov 1958; Maj James Reeves, by Aug 1960; Maj William E. Robinson, by Sep 1961-1 Jan 1962.  Lt Col Clyde S. Cherry, 10 Mar 1989; Lt Col Richard A. Ferraioli, 6 Jul 1990-1 Oct 1994.      

Aircraft.  B-24, 1942-1945.  B-47, 1958-1961.  F-15, 1989-1994.  

Operations.  Combat in MTO and ETO, c. 4 Aug 1942-15 Apr 1945. Trained for strategic bombardment operations, 1958-1961.  Flight-tested and evaluated F-15 aircraft, 1989-1994.  

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Egypt-Libya; Air Offensive, Europe; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; 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 Citations: North Africa and Sicily, Aug 1942-17 Aug 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 1 Aug 1943.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 3 Sep 2006-2 Sep 2008; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2010.  

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 16 Mar 2015.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 1 Oct 1994.

Supersedes statement prepared on 19 Apr 2002.  

Emblem.  Approved on 1 Aug 1989.  

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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