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428 FIGHTER SQUADRON (ACC)

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428 Fighter Squadron (ACC) Emblem
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Lineage.    Constituted as 428 Fighter Squadron on 26 May 1943.  Activated on 1 Aug 1943.  Inactivated on 5 Dec 1945.  Redesignated as 428 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 25 Jun 1952.  Activated on 10 Jul 1952.  Redesignated as 428 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958.  Inactivated on 30 Jun 1989.  Redesignated as 428 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 20 Mar 1990.  Activated on 2 Apr 1990.  Redesignated as 428 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.  Inactivated on 12 Oct 1995.  Activated on 15 Sep 1998.  Inactivated on 5 Jul 2005.  Activated on 18 May 2009.

Assignments.   474 Fighter Group, 1 Aug 1943-5 Dec 1945.  474 Fighter-Bomber Group, 10 Jul 1952 (attached to 58 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 Apr 1953-24 Nov 1954); 474 Fighter-Bomber (later, 474 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Oct 1957; 347 Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Jul 1973; 474 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Jun 1975-30 Jun 1989.   27 Tactical Fighter (later, 27 Fighter) Wing, 2 Apr 1990; 27 Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991-12 Oct 1995.  27 Operations Group, 15 Sep 1998-5 Jul 2005.  366 Operations Group, 18 May 2009-. 
     
Operational Components.   Detachments: 1 (Nellis AFB, NV): 20 Jan 1968-1 Jan 1969 (detached and deployed at Takhli Royal Thai AB, Thailand, 17 Mar-c. 21 Nov 1968).

Stations.    Glendale, CA, 1 Aug 1943; Van Nuys Metropolitan Arpt, CA, 11 Oct 1943; Palmdale AAFld, CA, 2 Jan-6 Feb 1944; Moreton, England, 12 Mar 1944; Neuilly, France, 6 Aug 1944; St Marceau, France, 2 Sep 1944; Peronne, France, 12 Sep 1944; Florennes, Belgium, 2 Oct 1944; Strassfeld, Germany, 30 Mar 1945; Langensalza, Germany, 22 Apr 1945; Schweinfurt, Germany, 16 Jun 1945; Stuttgart, Germany, 25 Oct-21 Nov 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 4-5 Dec 1945.  Misawa AB, Japan, 10 Jul 1952; Kunsan AB, South Korea, 10 Jul 1952; Taegu AB, South Korea, 1 Apr 1953-22 Nov 1954; Clovis (later, Cannon) AFB, NM, 13 Dec 1954 (deployed at: Toul-Rosieres AB, France, 1 Apr-28 Sep 1957; Incirlik AB, Turkey, 16 Feb-19 Jun 1959; Kadena AB, Okinawa, 31 May-23 Jun 1960; Incirlik AB, Turkey, 2 Oct 1961-15 Feb 1962; Incirlik AB, Turkey, 9 Jan-14 Apr 1963; Aviano, Italy, 12 Feb-8 May 1964; Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 24 Nov 1964-13 Mar 1965); Nellis AFB, NV, 20 Jan 1968-29 Jul 1973 (deployed at Takhli Royal Thai AB, Thailand, 8 Jan-29 Jul 1973); Takhli Royal Thai AB, Thailand, 30 Jul 1973; Korat Royal Thai AB, Thailand, 13 Jul 1974-15 Jun 1975; Nellis AFB, NV, 18 Jun 1975-30 Jun 1989 (deployed at Ramstein AB, Germany, 27 Aug-26 Sep 1987).  Cannon AFB, NM, 2 Apr 1990-12 Oct 1995.  Cannon AFB, NM, 15 Sep 1998-5 Jul 2005.  Mountain Home AFB, ID, 18 May 2009-.  
 
Commanders.   Capt Robert W. Holmes, 1 Aug 1943; 1Lt Ernest B. Nuckols Jr., 29 Sep 1943; Maj Earle C. Hedlund, 8 Oct 1943; Maj Ernest B. Nuckols Jr., 17 Oct 1944; Maj Arvis L. Hilpert; 3 Jan 1945; Maj John E. Hatch Jr., 4 May 1945-unkn 1945.  Maj Robert S. Knapp, 10 Jul 1952; Lt Col Jack D. Stevens, 21 Oct 1952; Col Charles W. Reed, c. Apr 1953; Maj Jack A. Webster, May 1953-unkn; Lt Col John H. Brown, unkn-1955; Maj Richard J. Condrick, 1955; Lt Col Warren R. Lewis, 11 Aug 1955; Maj William K. Pope, 2 Jul 1956; Maj Jack O. Flack, by Nov 1958; Maj William K. Pope, by Dec 1959; Lt Col Archie W. Chatterley, by Jun 1961; Lt Col Wendell D. Brady, 16 Jul 1962; Lt Col Benjamin H. Clayton, 20 Aug 1963; Capt Albert N. Nishihara, 14 Jul-c. Sep 1965; none (not manned), 15 Sep 1965-Jan 1967; Maj Robert C. Autry Jr., 30 Jan 1967; none (not manned), c. 30 Jun 1967-19 Jan 1968; Lt Col Benjamin C. Murph, 20 Jan 1968; Lt Col William E. Dougherty, 28 May 1968; Lt Col Benjamin C. Murph, c. 22 Nov 1968; Lt Col Maurice E. Seaver Jr., 1 Dec 1969; Lt Col William F. Palmer, 19 Jun 1970; Lt Col Warren C. Pearce, 30 Jun 1972; Lt Col Guy A. Hummon II, 27 Jun 1973; Lt Col Gordon M. Amsler, 29 Dec 1973; Lt Col Owen O. McIntyre, 18 May 1974; Lt Col Lester G. Frazier, 14 Sep 1974; Lt Col Donald G. Waltman, 18 Jun 1975; Lt Col George H. Peacock, 22 Mar 1976; Lt Col David L. Burney, 1 Jun 1977; Lt Col Robert H. Scible III, 9 Mar 1978; Lt Col Ben (NMI) Nelson Jr., by Jun 1979; Lt Col William F. Looke, 15 Jun 1981; Lt Col Jerry K. Sharp, 12 Jul 1982; Lt Col Richard H. White, 20 Jul 1984; Lt Col Burr L. Crittenden, 11 Mar 1986; Lt Col Randy G. Holdman, 10 Nov 1987-30 Jun 1989.  None (not manned), 2-30 Apr 1990; Lt Col Mark F. Richardson, 1 May 1990; Lt Col John L. Carnduff Jr., 15 Jun 1992; Lt Col Charles M. McGee, c. 18 Mar 1994-12 Oct 1995.  Lt Col David J. Lewis, 15 Sep 1998; Lt Col Robert K. Simm Jr., 14 Apr 2000; Lt Col Preston B. Thompson, 12 Oct 2001-unkn.  Lt Col Keith Gibson, 18 May 2009; Lt Col Michael Quintini, 14 Jan 2011-.  

Aircraft.   P-38, 1943-1945.  F-84, 1952-1954; F-86, 1955-1957; F-100, 1957-1965; F-111, 1968-1977; T-33, 1968, 1970-1971, 1977; F-4, 1977-1980; F-16, 1980-1989.  F-111, 1990-1995.  F-16, 1998-2005.  F-15SG, 2009-. 

Operations.  Flew mainly ground support, armed reconnaissance, and some counter air, sorties against the Luftwaffe, 25 Apr 1944-8 May 1945.  Flew interdiction, close support, and escort sorties against the enemy in Korea, 1 Aug 1952-27 Jul 1953.  Flew mainly close support, and some escort and counter air, sorties against the enemy in Southeast Asia, Nov 1964-Mar 1965.  Detachment 1 flew mostly night combat sorties against North Vietnam, 25 Mar-c. 21 Nov 1968.  Squadron flew interdiction and close support sorties over North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, 11 Jan-15 Aug 1973.  Bombed Koh Tang Island in support of U.S. Marines during the Mayaguez Operation, 13-15 May 1975.  Operational F-4, 1977-1980, and F-16, squadron, 1980-1989.  Provided F-111 flight training, 1990-1995.  Conducted continuation training of Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) personnel in rapid deployment and tactical employment of F-16 aircraft, 1998-2005.  Conducted formal training missions to qualify Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aircrews to fly F-15SG Strike Eagle aircraft under auspices of Peace Carvin V, 2009-. 

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.  Korea: Korea, Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer, 1953.  Vietnam: Vietnam Advisory; Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.   Distinguished Unit Citations: France, 23 Aug 1944; Korea, 1 Dec 1952-30 Apr 1953.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with the Combat "V" Device: [24] Nov 1964-15 Feb 1965; 30 Jul 1973-15 May 1975.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 9 Mar 1961-9 Mar 1962; 1 Jun 1987-31 May 1989; 1 Apr 1992-31 Apr 1993; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004.  Citations in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 16 Dec 1944-25 Jan 1945.  Belgian Fourragere.  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 10 Jul 1952-30 Mar 1953.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 17-28 Jan 1973.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 23 Nov 2011.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Sep 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 19 May 2009.

Emblem.  Approved on 3 Jun 1954; later approved by Chief of Staff of the Air Force during review.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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