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742 MISSILE SQUADRON (AFGSC)

Posted 6/9/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Constituted as 742 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 14 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 1943. Redesignated as 742 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 6 Mar 1944. Inactivated on 9 Sep 1945. Redesignated as 742 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 13 Aug 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 9 Sep 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated as 742 Fighter-Day Squadron on 7 May 1956. Activated on 25 Jul 1956. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1957. Redesignated as 742 Strategic Missile Squadron (ICBM-Minuteman), and activated, on 18 Jul 1962. Organized on 1 Jan 1963. Redesignated as 742 Missile Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.

Assignments. 455 Bombardment Group, 1 Jun 1943-9 Sep 1945. 455 Bombardment Group, 9 Sep 1947-27 Jun 1949. 455 Fighter-Day Group, 25 Jun 1956-1 Jul 1957. Strategic Air Command, 18 Jul 1962; 455 Strategic Missile Wing, 1 Jan 1963; 91 Strategic Missile Wing, 25 Jun 1968; 4091 Operations Group, 1 Jul 1988; 91 Strategic Missile Wing, 14 Feb 1991; 91 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991; 91 Missile Group, 1 Jul 1994; 91 Operations Group, 1 Feb 1996-.

Stations. Alamogordo AAFld, NM, 1 Jun 1943; Kearns, UT, 9 Sep 1943; Langley Field, VA, 5 Oct-13 Dec 1943; San Giovanni, Italy, 15 Jan 1944-9 Sep 1945. Hensley Field, TX, 9 Sep 1947-27 Jun 1949. Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, 25 Jul 1956-1 Jul 1957. Minot AFB, ND, 1 Jan 1963-.

Commanders. Lt Col Edwin C. Ambrosen, 1 Jun 1943; Maj Lloyd M. Griffin Jr., 1 Dec 1944-unkn; Capt Emmett L. Haley, unkn-12 Jun 1945; Capt David Hall, 12 Jun 1945-unkn. Not manned, 1947-1949. Unkn, 25 Jul 1956-26 Feb 1957; Capt Joseph C. Lowry Jr., 26 Feb-9 Apr 1957; Maj Jack H. Bond, 9 Apr-1 Jul 1957. Col James L. Jacobson, 1 Jan 1963; Lt Col Walter G. Cannon, 8 Mar 1963; Col Clayton C. Hill, 24 Sep 1963; Lt Col Walter G. Cannon, c. Oct 1964-unkn; Col Jack T. Martin, 22 Aug 1966; Lt Col Mervyn T. Johns, Jan 1967-unkn; Lt Col Howard Clark, unkn-21 Aug 1967; Col Ralph E. Riggs, 21 Aug 1967; Lt Col Marsene E. Adkisson, Jul 1968; Lt Col Richard J. Noel, Nov 1969; Lt Col John A. Thurman, 1 Oct 1970; Lt Col Joseph G. Turner Jr., 1 Jan 1971; Lt Col Theodore T. Kukowski, 23 Aug 1973; Lt Col William F. Gavitt Jr., 23 Dec 1974; Maj Robert R. Gifford, 23 Mar 1975; Lt Col Thomas A. Gilkeson, 10 Jul 1975; Lt Col George S. Cudd, 8 Jul 1977; Lt Col Ronald J. Pasanen, 26 May 1978; Lt Col Rickell D. Knoll, 7 Sep 1979; Lt Col Walter Skrainy Jr., 17 Aug 1981; Lt Col Kent V. Radford, 1 Oct 1983; Lt Col Gary W. Emmons, 12 Jul 1985; Lt Col Charles R. Stearns, 12 Sep 1986; Lt Col David G. Faas, 31 Aug 1987; Lt Col James J. Bumgardner, 18 Aug 1989; Lt Col Michael J. Kemp, 11 Jul 1990; Lt Col Mark T. Smith, 9 Jul 1992; Lt Col Jeffrey A. Kwallek, 11 Jul 1994; Lt Col Lee M. Barnby, 19 Apr 1996; Lt Col Jeffrey N. Renehan, 13 Nov 1997; Lt Col Edwin T. Parks, 11 Jun 1999; Lt Col Scott E. Gilson, 13 Jul 2001; Lt Col Shawn J. Jansen, 24 Jun 2003-.
 
Aircraft /Missiles. B-24, 1943-1945. B-29, 1947-1949. Minuteman I, 1963-1971; Minuteman III, 1968-.

Operations. Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) and European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II. Not operational, 1956-1957. Missile alert operations, 1963-1991. Maintained strategic missiles for possible use, 1991-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Steyr, Austria, 2 Apr 1944; Austria, 26 Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1972-30 Jun 1973; 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1990-14 Feb 1991; 1 Sep 1993-31 Aug 1995; 1 Sep 1995-31 Aug 1997; 1 Oct 1998-30 Sep 2000; 1 Oct 2000-1 Oct 2001; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2002.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through May 2010.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jun 2004.

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 4 May 1964; modified on 9 Nov 1998.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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