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970 AIRBORNE AIR CONTROL SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 29th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 22 Nov 1940. Activated on 1 Apr 1941. Redesignated: 29th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 7 May 1942; 29th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 12 Apr 1944. Inactivated on 1 Nov 1946. Redesignated 130th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, Photographic, on 24 Jul 1951. Activated on 1 Aug 1951. Redesignated: 130th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, on 16 Jun 1952; 130th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Heavy, on 16 Oct 1952. Inactivated on 1 Jan 1953. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 360th Reconnaissance Squadron, which was constituted, and activated, on 4 Apr 1966. Organized on 8 Apr 1966. Redesignated 360th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron on 15 Mar 1967. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1973. Redesignated: 970th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron on 18 Sep 1985; 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron on 7 Mar 1996. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Mar 1996. 

Assignments. 40th Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1941; 6th Bombardment Group, 15 May 1943; VI Bomber Command, 1 Nov 1943-1 Nov 1946. 111th Strategic Reconnaissance Group, 1 Aug 1951; 111th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 16 Jan 1952-1 Jan 1953. 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Apr 1966; 483d Tactical Airlift Wing, 31 Aug 1971; 377th Air Base Wing, 1 Feb 1972; 463d Tactical Airlift Wing, 24 Nov 1972; 1st Special Operations Wing, 1-31 Jul 1973. 513th Air Control Group, 15 Mar 1996-. 

Stations. Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1 Apr 1941; Aguadulce, Panama, 16 Jun 1942; Anton, Panama, c. 29 Mar 1943; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, c. 15 May 1943; Howard Field, Canal Zone, c. 10 Apr 1944; Rio Hato, Panama, 9 Sep 1944; Howard Field, Canal Zone, 8 Dec 1944; Rio Hato, Panama, 27 Jan 1945; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, 26 Apr 1945; Rio Hato, Panama, Oct 1945-1 Nov 1946. Fairchild AFB, WA, 1 Aug 1951-1 Jan 1953. Tan Son Nhut Afld (later, AB), South Vietnam, 8 Apr 1966-24 Nov 1972; Dyess AFB, TX, 24 Nov 1972; Eglin AF Aux Field #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL , 1-31 Jul 1973. Tinker AFB, OK, 15 Mar 1996-. 

Commanders. Unkn, 1 Apr 1941-Jan 1943; Capt Cramer, Jan 1943; Capt Yengst, Feb 1943; Capt Richard W. Kline, 9 Apr 1943; Lt Col Harvey Hogan, 8 Jun 1943; Maj Alexander H. Carver, Jr., by Jan 1945; Lt Col Don W. Bailey, 27 Jan 1945; Maj Paul J. Quin, 8 May 1945; unkn, Oct 1945-1 Nov 1946. Lt Col Edgar R. Owen, 1 Aug 1951; Lt Col Earle L. Osborne, 10 Nov 1951; Lt Col William J. Would, 19 Nov 1951; Lt Col Ernest W. Elston, 16 Jan 1952; Lt Col James O. Britt, by Sep 1952-1 Jan 1953. Unkn, 8 Apr-11 Jun 1966; Lt Col James D. Jelley, 12 Jun 1966; Lt Col William Horn, Jr., 11 Apr 1967; Lt Col Joseph P. Marsiglia, 11 Sep 1967; Col Henry I. Jones, Jr., 1 Jul 1968; Lt Col Gordon D. McBain, Jr., 17 Sep 1968; Lt Col James E. Bauer, 14 Oct 1968; Lt Col Kenneth J. Revoir, 1 Mar 1969; Lt Col Tom P. Petrus, 20 Jul 1969; Lt Col Aaron C. Staats, 1 Oct 1969; Lt Col Raymond Brown, Jr., 8 Apr 1970; Lt Col Richard M. Connor, 12 Oct 1970; Lt Col Robert J. McDonald, 12 Jan 1971; Lt Col Paul M. Kennedy, 19 May 1971; Lt Col James W. White, 7 Nov 1971; Lt Col John W. Griffith, 10 Feb-23 Nov 1972; none (not manned), 24 Nov 1972-31 Jul 1973. Unmanned, 15 Mar-13 Apr 1996; Col Jack W. Ramsaur II, 14 Apr 1996; Lt Col George W. Gorham, 7 Nov 1999-. 

Aircraft. B-18, 1941-1942; A-17, 1942-1943; B-24, 1943-1946. RB-29, 1951-1952. C/EC-47, 1966-1972. E-3, 1996-. 

Operations. Antisubmarine patrols in the Caribbean Sea and eastern Pacific Ocean in defense of the Panama Canal during World War II. Replacement training, 1943-1945 and 1951-1952. Monitored and located enemy radio transmitters and conducted psychological warfare operations in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, 1966-1972. Since Mar 1996, trained for and flew air control missions, some overseas. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater. Vietnam: Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 18 Feb-30 Jun 1967; 1 Sep 1967-10 Jul 1968; 11 Jul 1968-31 Aug 1969; 1 Feb-31 Mar 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 15 Apr 1966-31 May 1967; 11 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1970-30 Jun 1971; 1 Sep-31 Dec 1971; 1 Feb-24 Nov 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Aug 1996-31 Jul 1998. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Apr 1966-24 Nov 1972. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 11 May 2000. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Apr 2000. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 23 Sep 1996. 

Emblem. Approved on 29 Apr 1942. 

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman. 

Approved by Judy G. Endicott.







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