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357 FIGHTER SQUADRON (ACC)

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357 Fighter Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 357 Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 12 Nov 1942. Redesignated as 357 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 20 Nov 1946. Redesignated as 357 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 11 Sep 1952. Activated on 1 Nov 1952. Discontinued on 8 Mar 1960. Redesignated as 357 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 13 Apr 1962. Organized on 8 Jul 1962. Inactivated on 10 Dec 1970. Activated on 15 Mar 1971. Redesignated as: 357 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 Jul 1976; 357 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments. 355 Fighter Group, 12 Nov 1942-20 Nov 1946. 4704 Defense Wing, 1 Nov 1952; 503 Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; Seventeenth Air Force, 1 Jun 1953 (attached to Air Defense Division, Provisional, 8 Jun-17 Sep 1953); 316 Air Division, 18 Sep 1953-8 Mar 1960. Tactical Air Command, 13 Apr 1962; 355 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Jul 1962 (probably attached to 41 Air Division, 9 Aug-c. 9 Dec 1964; probably attached to 6234 Tactical Fighter Wing, 12 Jun-8 Nov 1965); 835 Air Division, 8 Nov 1965 (attached to 23 Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 8 Nov 1965-28 Jan 1966); 355 Tactical Fighter Wing, 29 Jan 1966-10 Dec 1970. 23 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Mar 1971; 4453 Combat Crew Training Wing, 22 Mar 1971; 355 Tactical Fighter (later, 355 Tactical Training; 355 Fighter) Wing, 1 Jul 1971; 355 Operations Group, 1 May 1992-.

Stations. Orlando, FL, 12 Nov 1942; Norfolk Muni Aprt, VA, 18 Feb 1943; Langley Field, VA, 4 Mar 1943; Millville AAfld, NJ, 27 Apr 1943; Philadelphia Muni Aprt, PA, 17 May-16 Jun 1943; Steeple Morden, England, 8 Jul 1943; Gablingen, Germany, 17 Jul 1945; Schweinfurt, Germany, 15 Apr-1 Aug 1946; Mitchel Field, NY, 1 Aug-20 Nov 1946. Portland Intl Aprt, OR, 1 Nov 1952-14 Mar 1953; Nouasseur AB, French Morocco (later, Morocco), 28 May 1953-8 Mar 1960. George AFB, CA, 8 Jul 1962; McConnell AFB, KS, 21 Jul 1964 (deployed at Yokota AB, Japan, c. 9 Aug-c. 9 Dec 1964; Korat RTAFB, Thailand, c. 12 Jun-c. 8 Nov 1965); Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 29 Jan 1966-10 Dec 1970. McConnell AFB, KS, 15 Mar 1971; Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 22 Mar 1971-.

Commanders. Not manned, 12 Nov-17 Dec 1942; 2 Lt John S. S. Poyen, 17 Dec 1942; Maj Edward W. Szaniawski, 2 Feb 1943; Maj Fred L. Ramsdell, c. Jun 1944; Lt Col John L. Elder Jr., 26 Jul 1944; Capt John F. Tulloch Jr., Sep 1945; Maj William J. Hovde, 30 Apr 1946-unkn; unkn, 1 May-20 Nov 1946. Lt Col Gordon L. Doolittle, Nov 1952; Maj Merle B. Nichols, Nov 1952; Maj William G. Dilley Jr., 28 Oct 1955; Maj Lyle E. Mann, 4 Dec 1956; Maj Raymond F. Farrington Jr., 22 Jun 1958; Lt Col Leonidas C. Bradley Jr., 1 Jun 1959-8 Mar 1960. Lt Col Brian J. Lincoln, 8 Jul 1962; Lt Col George C. McCleary, 26 Jun 1964; Maj Robert F. Herman, c. Nov 1965; Lt Col Kenneth L. Skeen, 29 Jan 1966; Maj Charles P. Busick, 11 Jul 1966; Lt Col Robert E. Wayne, 25 Jul 1966; Lt Col Benjamin C. Murph, 1 Feb 1967; Lt Col Obadiah A. Duncan, 6 May 1967; Lt Col Thomas H. Kirk Jr., 2 Oct 1967; Maj James E. Light, 28 Oct 1967; Lt Col Parks M. Rea, 19 Nov 1967; Lt Col George M. Wentsch, 1 Sep 1968; Lt Col James H. Broussard, 6 Jan 1969; Lt Col Alan Coville, 24 Jun 1969; Lt Col Leo F. Flaherty, 23 Nov 1969; Lt Col Jack C. Spillers, 8 Jul-1 Nov 1970; unmanned, 1 Nov-10 Dec 1970. Unkn, 15 Mar-30 Jun 1971; Lt Col Boyd L. Van Horn, by 1 Jul 1971; Lt Col Charles W. Bradley, 13 Mar 1973; Lt Col Robert B. Adkisson, 1 Apr 1974; Lt Col Murphy N. Jones, 2 Jul 1975; Lt Col Bernard M. Conway, 9 Mar 1977; Lt Col Harald G. Hermes, 12 Feb 1979; Lt Col Gary D. Lape, by 30 Jun 1979; Lt Col Jack N. Sanders Jr., 3 Oct 1979; Lt Col Jack Cousyn Jr., 1 Oct 1981; Lt Col Thomas S. Rankin, Oct 1983; Lt Col Claude F. Hough, Jan 1985; Lt Col John R. Dallager, Jan 1986; Lt Col Paul W. Barden, Nov 1986; Lt Col Barry W. Barksdale, 4 Jan 1988; Lt Col Wesley W. Gallop, 2 Feb 1990-unkn; unkn, c. 1992-13 Mar 1997; Lt Col Jon R. Boyd, 13 Mar 1997; Lt Col Glenn W. Weaver, 28 Feb 1998; Lt Col Joseph O. Andrews, 1 Feb 2000; Lt Col Reid M. Goodwin, 17 Jun 2002; Lt Col Ken Carlson, 14 Jun 2004; Lt Col Scott A. Stark, 2 Jun 2006; Lt Col Clifford M. Bowman, 2 May 2008; Lt Col Richard J. Piazza, 18 Dec 2009; Lt Col John T. Gabriel, 28 Oct 2011-.
 
Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1946. F-86, 1952-1960. F-105, 1962-1970. F-4, 1971; A-7, 1971-1979; A-10, 1979-.

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 14 Sep 1943-25 Apr 1945. Combat in Southeast Asia, c. 13 Jun-c. 7 Nov 1965 and 8 Feb 1966-6 Oct 1970. Trained A-7 aircrews, Jul 1976-Oct 1979 and A-10 aircrews, Oct 1979-. Trained pilots transitioning from other aircraft and experienced A-10 pilots to qualify as A-10 instructor pilots, 2000-.

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.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 5 Apr 1944. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 11 Jun-21 Nov 1965; 29 Jan-10 Oct 1966; 11-12 Aug and 24-28 Oct 1967; 12 Apr 1968-30 Apr 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 12 Oct 1966-11 Apr 1967; 12 Apr 1967-11 Apr 1968; 1 Jul 1969-24 Nov 1970. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1971-1 Jun 1973; 1 Oct 1976-31 May 1978; 1 Jan 1991-31 Dec 1992; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2009. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-10 Dec 1970.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 26 Nov 2012.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 26 Nov 2012.

Supersedes statement prepared in Aug 2011.

Emblem. Approved on 29 Jun 1943; newest rendition approved on 23 Jan 2008.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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