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391 FIGHTER SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 391st Fighter Squadron (Single-Engine) on 24 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 1943. Redesignated 391st Fighter Squadron, Single-Engine, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated 391st Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 15 Nov 1952. Activated on 1 Jan 1953. Redesignated 391st 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 391st Fighter Squadron on 1 Mar 1992. Activated on 11 Mar 1992.

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

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 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.

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. 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]. 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.

Emblem. Sable, a tiger face Proper eyed Azure; all within a diminished bordure Or. MOTTO: BOLD TIGERS. Approved on 8 Jun 1995; replaced emblems approved on 21 Mar 1978 and 24 Sep 1954.







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