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452 FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 452d Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 1 Jun 1942. Activated on 17 Jul 1942. Redesignated 452d Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 9 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 12 Dec 1945. Redesignated 452d Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 3 Jul 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 9 Aug 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated 452d Fighter-Day Squadron on 24 Mar 1954. Activated on 1 Jul 1954. Inactivated on 18 Nov 1957. Redesignated 452d Flying Training Squadron on 28 Jul 1972. Activated on 1 Apr 1973. Inactivated on 31 May 1993. Redesignated 452d Test Squadron on 31 Aug 1993. Activated on 1 Oct 1993. Redesignated 452d Flight Test Squadron on 1 Mar 1994.

Assignments. 322d Bombardment Group 17 Jul 1942-12 Dec 1945. 322d Bombardment Group, 9 Aug 1947-27 Jun 1949. 322d Fighter-Day Group, 1 Jul 1954-18 Nov 1957. 323d Flying Training Wing, 1 Apr 1973; 323d Operations Group, 15 Dec 1991-31 May 1993. 412th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations. MacDill Field, FL, 17 Jul 1942; Drane Field, FL, 22 Sep-15 Nov 1942; Rattlesden, England, 1 Dec 1942; Rougham, England, 22 Mar 1943; Great Saling, England, 12 Jun 1943; Beauvais/Tille, France, c. 29 Sep 1944; Le Culot, Belgium, c. 26 Mar 1945; Wickenrode, Germany, Jun 1945; Hornel, Germany, Jul 1945; Clastres, France, c. 1 Oct-3 Dec 1945; Camp Myles Standish, MA, 11-12 Dec 1945. Reading AAFld (later, Muni Aprt), PA, 9 Aug 1947-27 Jun 1949. Foster AFB, TX, 1 Jul 1954-18 Nov 1957 (deployed at Landstuh AB, Germany, 20 Sep-4 Oct 1956). Mather AFB, CA, 1 Apr 1973-31 May 1993. Edwards AFB, CA, 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft. B-26, 1942-1945. AT-6, AT-7, and AT-11, 1947-1949. F-86, 1954-1955; F-100, 1955-1957. Probably flew T-29, 1973-1975; T-43, 1973-1993.

Operations. Combat in ETO during World War II, 14 May 1943-24 Apr 1945. Disarmament of German Air Force, Jun-Sep 1945. Undergraduate navigator training, 1973-1993.

Service Streamers. None.

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

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Apr-31 Dec 1973; 1 Jan 1976-28 Feb 1977; 1 Jan 1978-30 Apr 1979; 1 Jan 1980-30 Apr 1981.

Emblem. On a Yellow disc edged with a narrow Black border, a shield bendy Blue and White with a White chief fimbriated and bordered Black, overall a Black falcon descending, head, neck, and details White, beak, lower legs and feet Yellow, eye White garnished Red, claws White, grasping a sword, blade White, handle Black, guard Yellow, all outlines Black. Approved on 22 Jul 1955 (K 9517) and slightly modified on 30 May 1973 (KE 52236); replaced emblem approved on 12 Jul 1943 (150592 A.C.).







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