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435 FIGHTER TRAINING SQUADRON (AETC)

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Lineage. Constituted 435 Fighter Squadron (Two Engine) on 12 Oct 1943. Activated on 15 Oct 1943. Redesignated 435 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 5 Sep 1944. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945. Redesignated 435 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 15 Oct 1952. Activated on 1 Dec 1952. Redesignated: 435 Fighter-Day Squadron on 15 Feb 1954; 435 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 8 Aug 1974. Redesignated 435 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 22 Oct 1976. Activated on 1 Jan 1977. Inactivated on 19 Feb 1991. Redesignated 435 Fighter Squadron on 1 May 1993. Activated on 12 May 1993. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1997. Redesignated 435 Flying Training Squadron on 2 Apr 1998. Activated on 14 May 1998. Redesignated 435 Fighter Training Squadron on 19 May 2003. 

Assignments. 479 Fighter Group, 15 Oct 1943; VIII Fighter Command, 1-15 Dec 1945. 479 Fighter-Bomber (later, 479 Fighter-Day) Group, 1 Dec 1952 (attached to Icelandic Defense Forces, 1 Dec 1952-27 Mar 1953; Air Proving Ground Command, 26 Jul-6 Sep 1955); 479 Fighter-Day (later 479 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Oct 1957 (attached to Sixteenth Air Force, 7 Dec 1960-c. 15 Apr 1961; 86 Air Division, 19 Sep 1961-22 Jan 1962 and 17 Oct-c. 30 Nov 1962; 65 Air Division,15 Dec 1960-14 Apr 1961; 3 Aug-17 Oct 1962; c. 30 Nov-19 Dec 1962; 30 Mar-23 Jun 1964; 2 Air Division, 12 Oct-20 Dec 1965; detachment operated under 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 5 Jun-c. 23 Jul 1966; 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 24 Jul 1966-8 Aug 1974. 479 Tactical Training Wing, 1 Jan 1977-19 Feb 1991. 49 Operations Group, 12 May 1993-1 Apr 1997. 12 Operations Group, 14 May 1998; 479 Flying Training Group, 1 Oct 2001; 12 Operations Group, 2 Mar 2007-. 

Stations. Glendale, CA, 15 Oct 1943; Oxnard, CA, 6 Feb 1944; Santa Maria AAFld, CA, 6-15 Apr 1944; Wattisham, England, 15 May 1944-c. 9 Dec 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 14-15 Dec 1945. George AFB, CA, 1 Dec 1952-19 Jul 1966 (deployed at Keflavik, Iceland, 1 Dec 1952-27 Mar 1953; North Auxiliary Field, SC, 26 Jul-6 Sep 1955; Moron AB, Spain, 7 Dec 1960-c. 15 Apr 1961, 3 Aug-17 Oct 1962, c. 30 Nov-19 Dec 1962, and 30 Mar-23 Jun 1964; Ramstein AB, Germany, 19 Sep 1961-22 Jan 1962; Hahn AB, Germany, 17 Oct-c. 30 Nov 1962; Da Nang AB, South Vietnam and Kung Kuan AB, Taiwan, [split deployment] 12 Oct-20 Dec 1965; detachment operated at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 5 Jun-c. 23 Jul 1966); Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 24 Jul 1966; Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 2 Aug 1967-8 Aug 1974. Holloman AFB, NM, 1 Jan 1977-19 Feb 1991. Holloman AFB, NM, 12 May 1993-1 Apr 1997. Randolph AFB, TX, 14 May 1998; Moody AFB, GA, 2 Oct 2001; Randolph AFB, 2 Mar 2007-. 

Commanders. Maj John G. Glover, 15 Oct 1943; Maj Herbert H. Jordan, 23 Nov 1944; Maj William C. Anderson, Apr 1945-unkn 1945. Unkn, 1 Dec 1952-1953; Maj William P. Nacy, by Jun 1953; Maj Joseph L. Geach, 22 Jul 1953; Lt Col John L. McGinn, 22 Sep 1953; Lt Col Frank N. Emory, by 31 Dec 1954; Maj Donald N. Stanfield, by 16 May 1955; Lt Col Frank N. Emory, by 26 May 1955; Lt Col James R. Wilson, 15 Jul 1956; Maj Landis D. Henderson, 8 Oct 1957; Lt Col Roy C. Sanders, 18 Nov 1958; Maj Clyde J. Crenshaw, by 20 Jul 1959; Lt Col Frank J. McGuinness, by 29 Jul 1960; Lt Col James H. Hoag Jr., by 26 Jul 1962; Lt Col Casimir J. Myslinski, 22 Jul 1964; Lt Col Howard H. Dale, 22 Sep 1965; Lt Col Edwin F. Gaines, 21 Mar 1966-unkn; Col William B. Tetrault, 2 Aug 1967; Lt Col Willis A. Sammons, 15 Jun 1968; Lt Col Kenneth E. Davison, c. Jan 1969; Lt Col Tyler G. Goodman, 22 Aug 1969; Lt Col John R. Paulk, 21 Mar 1970; Lt Col Thomas C. Lowry, by Sep 1970; Lt Col Robert C. Kienzle, by 8 Jan 1971; Lt Col Cozier S. Kline, 6 Jun 1971; Lt Col Gerald D. Larson, 1 Apr 1972; Lt Col Richard A. Martin, 1 Jul 1972; Lt Col Thomas J. O'Malley, 23 May 1973; Lt Col Franklyn M. Felciano, 4 Dec 1973; Lt Col Jimmy G. Martin, 6 Apr-8 Aug 1974. Lt Col Edward G. Grabman, 1 Jan 1977; Lt Col Leslie B. Anderson, 23 Mar 1979; Lt Col Floyd W. Isley, 27 Jul 1979; Lt Col John M. Vickery, 24 Jul 1981; Lt Col Kenneth L. Schweitzer, 27 Aug 1982; Lt Col Henry P. Dolim, Jr., 28 Jun 1984; Lt Col Daniel J. Callen, 27 Jun 1986; Lt Col M. Lighty, 6 Nov 1987; Lt Col Stephen A. Miller, 17 Feb 1989; Lt Col David R. Lukens, 23 Mar 1990-19 Feb 1991. Lt Col Douglas A. Nelson, 12 May 1993; Lt Col Mark T. Matthews, 17 Feb 1995; Lt Col Louis E. Hazlett, 21 Jun 1996; Lt Col Jeffrey J. Rust, 14 May 1998; Lt Col Paul A. Valentic, 9 May 2000; Lt Col Timothy S. Burke, 20 Apr 2001; Lt Col Richard E. Ziebarth, 1 Oct 2001; Lt Col Jon G. Wolfe, 27 Jan 2003; Lt Col Patrick J. Kane, l6 Jul 2004-. 

Aircraft. P-38, 1943-1944, 1944-1945; P-51, 1944-1945; P-47, 1945. F-51, 1952-1953; F-86, 1953-1955; F-100, 1954-1959; F-104, 1959-1967; F-4, 1967-1974. T-38, 1977-1991. AT-38, 1993-2004. 

Operations. Air Defense prior to overseas duty. Combat in ETO, 26 May 1944-25 Apr 1945. Air Defense in Southeast Asia, 12 Oct-20 Dec 1965. Combat in Southeast Asia, Jul 1966-15 Aug 1973. Trained fighter pilots and weapon systems officers, Jan 1977-Feb 1991. Trained Taiwan Air Force pilots, May 1993-at least 31 Dec 1995. Conducted Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals (IFF) training for international students, 1998-2004. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: ETO, 18 Aug, 5 and 26 Sep 1944; Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 16 Dec 1966-2 Jan 1967; 1 Mar 1967-31 Mar 1968; 1 Jan-1 Apr 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 24 Jul-[15 Dec] 1966; 1 Apr-30 Sep 1968; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1970; 1 Oct 1971-31 Mar 1972; 1 Apr-22 Oct 1972; 18 Dec 1972-15 Aug 1973. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 May 1981-30 Apr 1983; 1 Jun 1995-28 Feb 1997; [14] May-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jan 2001-31 Dec 2002; 1 Jan 2003-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2005. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: 5-15 Jun 1944. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 27 May 1966-28 Jan 1973. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 21 May 2007. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 2004. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 25 Feb 1999. 

Emblem. Approved on 20 Mar 1945. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Carl Bailey.







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