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391 FIGHTER SQUADRON

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Lineage.    Constituted as 391 Fighter Squadron (Single-Engine) on 24 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 1943.  Redesignated as 391 Fighter Squadron, Single-Engine, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 20 Aug 1946.  Redesignated as 391 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 15 Nov 1952.  Activated on 1 Jan 1953.  Redesignated as 391 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1959.  Activated on 30 Apr 1962. Organized on 8 May 1962.  Inactivated on 28 Feb 1971.  Activated on 1 Jul 1971. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1990. Redesignated as 391 Fighter Squadron on 1 Mar 1992. Activated on 11 Mar 1992.

Assignments.   366  Fighter Group, 1 Jun 1943-20 Aug 1946.  366 Fighter-Bomber Group, 1 Jan 1953; 366 Fighter-Bomber (later, 366 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 25 Sep 1957-1 Apr 1959 (attached to 21 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 6 Dec 1956-11 Jun 1957).  United States Air Forces in Europe, 30 Apr 1962; 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 May 1962; 2 Air Division, 26 Jan 1966 (attached to 12 Tactical Fighter Wing, 26 Jan 1966-); Seventh Air Force, 1 Apr 1966 (remained attached to 12 Tactical Fighter Wing through 22 Jun 1966); 12 Tactical Fighter Wing, 23 Jun 1966; 475 Tactical Fighter Wing, 22 Jul 1968-28 Feb 1971.  347 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jul 1971; 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 31 Oct 1972-1 Jul 1990.  366 Operations Group, 11 Mar 1992-.

Stations.   Richmond AAB, VA, 1 Jun 1943; Bluethenthal Field, NC, 9 Aug 1943; Richmond AAB, VA, 6 Nov-17 Dec 1943; Membury England, 12 Jan 1944; Thruxton, England, 2 Mar 1944; St Pierre du Mont, France, 17 Jun 1944; Dreux, France, 24 Aug 1944; Laon/Couvron, France, 7 Sep 1944; Asch, Belgium, 26 Nov 1944; Munster/Handorf, Germany, 21 Apr 1945; Bayreuth/Bindlach, Germany, c. 25 Jun 1945; Fritzlar, Germany, 11 Sep 1945-20 Aug 1946.  Alexandria (later, England) AFB, LA, 1 Jan 1953-1 Apr 1959 (deployed at Aviano AB, Italy, 6 Dec 1956-11 Jun 1957).  Etain, France, 8 May 1962-Jul 1963; Holloman AFB, NM, 12 Jul 1963-26 Jan 1966; Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam, 29 Jan 1966; Misawa AB, Japan, 22 Jul 1968-28 Feb 1971 (deployed at Taegu AB, South Korea, 22 Jul-7 Oct 1968, 7 Feb-5 Mar 1969, 1 May-2 Jun 1969, 1-30 Aug 1969, 1-15 Feb 1970, and 15-29 Mar 1970; Kunsan AB, South Korea, 26 Apr-10 May 1970, 7-21 Jun 1970, 30 Aug-12 Sep 1970, 4-18 Oct 1970, 1-15 Nov 1970, 13-19 Dec 1970, and 1-15 Feb 1971).  Mountain Home AFB, ID, 1 Jul 1971-1 Jul 1990.  Mountain Home AFB, ID, 11 Mar 1992-.

Commanders.  Capt James L. Edminster, 1 Jun 1943; Capt James W. Barnhardt, 13 Oct 1943; Capt John A. Carey, 3 Nov 1943; Maj George S. Arbuthnot, Jul 1944; Maj Sheldon S. Brinson, 13 Nov 1944; Maj Edward L. Bathbun, 23 Jun 1945; Capt Raymond D. Hunt, unkn; Maj Donald G. Bussey, Apr 1946-unkn.  Maj William E. King, c. 1 Jan 1953; Lt Col Carroll B. McElroy, 9 Jun 1953; Lt Col Ralph E. Newman, Aug 1954; Capt Claire P. Chennault, c. Oct 1954; Lt Col Lowell K. Brueland, c. Apr 1955; Lt Col John W. Bland, c. Aug 1955; Maj Charles E. Cathcart, c. Jun 1956; Maj Charles C. Pattillo, 11 Jun 1956; Capt Gradon E. Mongar, 1 Jan 1959; Capt Robert L. Stewart, 25 Feb-1 Apr 1959.  Lt Col Robert E. Tulk, 8 May 1962; Lt Col Clarence S. Wydner, 30 Nov 1964; Lt Col Walter L. Doerty Jr., 3 Sep 1965; Maj John R. McQuillen, 1 Dec 1966; Lt Col Harold K. Wimberley, 1 Jun 1967; Lt Col Morton C. Mumma III, 5 Feb 1968; Lt Col Herbert L. Prevost, 11 Jul 1968; Lt Col Ben H. Carnell, 22 Jul 1968; Lt Col Bill C. Driver, 27 Aug 1969; Maj Sidney L. McLaurin, 14 Jan-15 Feb 1971; none (not manned), 15-28 Feb 1971.   Lt Col Everett L. Sutton, 1 Jul 1971; Lt Col Robert C. Oaks, 11 Jan 1972; Lt Col Thomas R. Olsen, 8 Jun 1973; Lt Col Charles G. West, 24 Jun 1974; Lt Col Ralph A. Pierce, 15 Oct 1974; Lt Col Orville B. Boone, 29 Jan 1976; Lt Col Richard L. O'Conner, 29 Mar 1977; Lt Col Edward R. Bracken, 2 May 1977; Lt Col George H. Peacock, 29 Jun 1977; Lt Col Ferdinand J. Funke, 1 Apr 1978; Lt Col Michael C. Same, 30 Jun 1979; Lt Col Ernest R. Perkins, 19 May 1980; Lt Col Gary W. Hall, 10 May 1982; Lt Col John E. Marr Jr., 18 May 1984; Lt Col Robert L. Brotzman,  29 May 1986;  Lt Col William D. Patton, 29 Oct 1987; Lt Col Robert A. Ashley, 14 Jul 1989-1 Jul 1990.  Unkn, 11 Mar 1992;  Lt Col Robin E. Scott, 13 Mar 1992; Lt Col Frank W. Clawson, 28 Jun 1993; Lt Col Roger T. Turcotte, 4 Nov 1994; Lt Col Karl R. Von Kessel, 19 Apr 1996; Lt Col Donald Jurewicz, 26 Jun 1997; Lt Col Harvey Hammond, 14 Jun 1999; Lt Col Andrew J. Britschgi, 2 Feb 2001; Lt Col Paul C. Ackerman, 10 Jul 2002; Lt Col Steve D. Hughes, 7 May 2004; Lt Col Brian W. Kirkwood, 14 Apr 2005; Lt Col Daniel J. Orcutt, 11 Jan 2007; Lt Col Mark H. Slocum, 2 Mar 2009; Lt Col Brian P. McCarthy, 4 Jun 2010-.
   
Aircraft.   P-47, 1943-1946.  F-51, 1953; F-86, 1953-1955; F-84, 1954-1958; F-100, 1957-1959.  F-84, 1962-1965; F-4, 1965-1971.  F-111, 1971-1990.   F-15E, 1992-.

Operations.   Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 14 Mar 1944-3 May 1945.  Combat in Southeast Asia, 2 Feb 1966-21 Jul 1968.  Air defense in Korea and Japan, 22 Jul 1968-14 Feb 1971.  Planned and conducted F-15E operations; maintained combat readiness, and supported contingency operations worldwide, 1992-.

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.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.   Distinguished Unit Citation: Normandy, 11 Jul 1944.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 26 Jan-30 May 1966; 1 Jun 1966-31 May 1967; 1 Jun 1967-31 May 1968.  Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jan 2007-31 May 2008.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 17 Apr 1974-15 Apr 1976; 16 Apr 1976-27 Mar 1978; 18 Aug-16 Sep 1976; 1 Apr 1983-31 Mar 1985; 1 Mar 1989-[1 Jul 1990]; 11 Mar 1992-28 Feb 1994; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 1999; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2006.  Cited in the Orders of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 1 Oct-17 Dec 1944; 18 Dec 1944-15 Jan 1945.  Belgian Fourragere.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-[22 Jul] 1968.

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

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Dec 2010.

Supersedes published information contained in: Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington USGPO, 1999).  

Emblem.  Approved on 21 Mar 1978; modified on 8 Jun 1995.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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