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425 FIGHTER SQUADRON (AETC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 425 Night Fighter Squadron on 23 Nov 1943. Activated on 1 Dec 1943. Inactivated on 25 Aug 1947. Redesignated 425 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 22 Aug 1969. Activated on 15 Oct 1969. Inactivated on 1 Sep 1989. Redesignated as 425 Fighter Squadron on 1 Dec 1992. Activated on 30 Dec 1992. 

Assignments. 481 Night Fighter Operational Training Group, 1 Dec 1943; Ninth Air Force, 23 May 1944; IX Air Defense Command, 10 Jun 1944; 471 Fighter Wing, 20 Jun 1944; IX Air Defense Command, 6 Aug 1944; XIX Tactical Air Command, 7 Oct 1944; Ninth Air Force, 7 Jul 1945; Fourth Air Force, 9 Sep 1945; Air Defense Command, 21 Mar 1946; Fourth Air Force, 31 Jul 1946-25 Aug 1947. 58 Tactical Fighter Training (later, 58 Tactical Training) Wing, 15 Oct 1969; 405 Tactical Training Wing, 29 Aug 1979-1 Sep 1989. 58 Operations Group, 30 Dec 1992; 56 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994-. 

Stations. Orlando AB, FL, 1 Dec 1943; Hammer Field, CA, 30 Jan 1944; Visalia Muni Aprt, CA, 25 Feb-1 May 1944; Chormy Down, England, 26 May 1944; Scorton, England, 12 Jun 1944; Stoneman Park, England, 12 Aug 1944; Vannes, France, 18 Aug 1944; Le Moustoiris, France, 1 Sep 1944; Coulommiers, France, 11 Sep 1944; Prosnes, France, 13 Oct 1944; Etain, France, 9 Nov 1944; Frankfurt, Germany, 12 Apr 1945; Furth, Germany, 2 May 1945; Crepy-en-Laommis, France, 5 Jul 1945; St Victoret, France, 18-24 Aug 1945; Lemoore AAFld, CA, 9 Sep 1945; Camp Pinedale, CA, 23 Oct 1945; March Field, CA, 8 Mar 1946; McChord Field, WA, 1 Sep 1946-25 Aug 1947. Williams AFB, AZ, 15 Oct 1969-1 Sep 1989. Luke AFB, AZ, 30 Dec 1992-. 

Commanders. Unkn, 1-9 Dec 1943; Lt Col Leon G. Lewis, 10 Dec 1943; Maj Russell Glasser, 10 Feb 1945 (temporary); Capt McDonald, 7 May 1945 (temporary); Lt Col Leon G. Lewis, c. Jun 1945-unkn; unkn, unkn-31 Aug 1946; Lt Col George Laven Jr., 1 Sep 1946; Lt Col Charles W. Howe, Nov 1946; Capt A. K. McDonald, Jan 1947 (temporary); Lt Col Charles W. Howe, Mar 1947-unkn. Lt Col Herman O. Thomson, 15 Oct 1969; Lt Col Roy L. Holbrook, c. Jul 1970; Lt Col John H. Gale Jr., by Jul 1971; Lt Col George C. Forstnee, by Jul 1974; Lt Col Conrad L. Bavousett, by Jul 1975; Lt Col Tom E. Stewart, 17 Dec 1975; Lt Col Charles D. Bozzuto, 13 Jan 1978; Lt Col Kenneth J. Monroe, 1 Feb 1980; Lt Col Philip W. Nuber, 30 Dec 1980; Lt Col Francis N. Markette, 19 Jun 1982; Col John M. Vickery, 4 Oct 1982; Col Edward T. Boswell, 16 Jan 1984; Lt Col Richard K. Willis, 6 Dec 1985; Lt Col James E. Anderson, 22 Jun 1987; Lt Col Steven R. Chealander, 11 Jul 1988-1 Sep 1989. Lt Col Wayne E. Hughes, 30 Dec 1992; Lt Col Michael L. Hauser, 20 Jun 1994; Lt Col Jack I. Gregory Jr., 3 Jul 1996; Lt Col Jeffrey E. Stambaugh, 10 Jul 1998; Lt Col Daniel G. Saville, 2 Mar 2000; Lt Col Paul H. McGillicuddy, 1 Nov 2001; Lt Col John D. Roosa, 25 Jun 2002; Lt Col Barre R. Sequin, 17 May 2004; Lt Col Lynn I. Sheel, 22 May 2006; Lt Col Stephen Granger, 25 Apr 2008-. 

Aircraft. YP-61, 1944; A-20, 1944; P-70, 1944; P-61, 1944-1946, 1946-1947. F-5, 1969-1989. F-16, 1993-. 

Operations. Combat in the European Theater of Operations (ETO), Jul 1944-8 May 1945. Air defense, Sep 1945-Aug 1947. Trained international personnel in the F-5, Oct 1969-Aug 1989, and in the F-16, c. Jan 1993-. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 15 Oct-31 Dec 1969; 1 Jan 1971-31 Dec 1972; 1 Jan 1975-31 Dec 1976; 1 Jan 1978-31 Dec 1979; 1 Aug 1982-31 May 1984; 30 Dec 1992-31 Mar 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jun 2003-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008. Citation in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 7 May 2009. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Sep 2008. 

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 1 Dec 1992. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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