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558 FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON (AETC)

Posted 6/30/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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558 Flying Training Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 558 Bombardment Squadron (Medium), on 25 Nov 1942. Activated on 1 Dec 1942. Redesignated as 558 Bombardment Squadron, Medium on 9 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 12 Nov 1945. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 558 Tactical Fighter Squadron, which was constituted, and activated, on 17 Apr 1962. Organized on 25 Apr 1962. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1970. Redesignated as: 558 Tactical Air Support Squadron on 19 Sep 1985; 558 Flying Training Squadron on 14 Dec 1992. Activated on 15 Dec 1992. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1996. Activated on 16 Jan 2002. Inactivated on 28 Sep 2006. Activated on 20 May 2010.
 
Assignments. 387 Bombardment Group, 1 Dec 1942-12 Nov 1945. Tactical Air Command, 17 Apr 1962; 12 Tactical Fighter Wing, 25 Apr 1962-31 Mar 1970 (attached to 51 Fighter-Interceptor Wing, 9 Mar-9 Jun 1965; 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 3 Feb-22 Jul 1968). 12 Operations Group, 15 Dec 1992-1 Oct 1996. 12 Operations Group, 16 Jan 2002-28 Sep 2006. 12 Operations Group, 20 May 2010-.

Stations. MacDill Field, FL, 1 Dec 1942; Drane Field, FL, 12 Apr 1943; Godman Field, KY, 13 May-10 Jun 1943; Chipping Ongar, England, 1 Jul 1943; Stony Cross, England, c. 21 Jul 1944; Maupertuis, France, c. 1 Sep 1944; Chateaudun, France, c. 18 Sep 1944; Clastres, France, c. 4 Nov 1944; Beek, Holland, c. 4 May 1945; Rosieres-en¬-Santerre, France, 30 May-c. Nov 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 11-12 Nov 1945. MacDill AFB, FL, 25 Apr 1962-Nov 1965 (deployed at Naha AB, Okinawa, 9 Mar-9 Jun 1965); Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam, c. 14 Nov 1965-31 Mar 1970 (deployed at Kunsan AB, South Korea, 3 Feb-22 Jul 1968). Randolph AFB, TX, 15 Dec 1992-1 Oct 1996. Randolph AFB, TX, 16 Jan 2002-28 Sep 2006. Randolph AFB, TX, 20 May 2010-.
 
Commanders. 2 Lt John P. Coburn, 16 Dec 1942; Maj Joseph H. Richardson, 5 Jan 1943; Lt Col Robert W. Keller, 26 Feb 1944; Capt Harry N. Parris, 1 May-12 Nov 1945. None (not manned), Apr-Jun 1962; Lt Col Herbert W. McQuawn, c. Jul 1962; Lt Col Gerald J. Beisner, 17 Feb 1965; Lt Col W. A. Schauer Jr., 1 Nov 1966; Lt Col John L. Schwanger, 18 July 1967; Lt Col Billy F. Rogers, 5 Nov 1967; Lt Col Morton C. Mumm III, 5 Feb 1968; Lt Col Herbert L. Prevost, 11 Jul 1968; Lt Col Eugene D. Levy, 11 Aug 1968; Lt Col Sidney L. Davis, 21 Sep 1968; Lt Col Elwood A. Kees Jr., 17 Mar 1969; Lt Col Ethan A. Grant, 1 Dec 1969-31 Mar 1970. Lt Col John M. Weston, 15 Dec 1992; Lt Col John D. Martinez, 9 Jun 1994; Lt Col Thomas E. Moe, 19 Oct 1994-1 Oct 1996. Lt Col Steven P. Van Sciver, 17 Jan 2002; Lt Col Thomas W. Goffus, 6 Feb 2004; Lt Col Michael A. Pipan, 24 Jun 2005-28 Sep 2006. Lt Col Bryan Runkie, 20 May 2010-.
 
Aircraft. B-26, 1942-1945. F-84, 1962-1963; F-4, 1963-1970. T-43, 1992-1996. T-43, 2002-2006.
 
Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 31 Jul 1943-19 Apr 1945. Combat in Southeast Asia, 19 Nov 1965-31 Jan 1968 and 22 Jul 1968-10 Mar 1970. Specialized undergraduate navigator training, 15 Dec 1992-1 Oct 1996; 16 Jan 2002-28 Sep 2006. Conducted undergraduate remotely piloted aircraft and sensor operator training, May 2010-.

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe. 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.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 23 Dec 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 13 Nov 1965-30 May 1966; 1 Jun 1966-31 May 1967; 1 Jun 1967-31 May 1968; 1 Jun 1968-31 May 1969; 1 Jun 1969-31 Mar 1970. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 15 Dec 1992-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2006. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 15 Oct 1965-31 Mar 1970.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jun 2010.

Aircraft through 28 Sep 2006; Commanders, and Operations through Jun 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 27 Apr 2007.

Emblem. Originally approved on 17 May 1965; updated on 25 Aug 1995.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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