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510 FIGHTER SQUADRON (USAFE)

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Lineage. Constituted 625 Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 4 Feb 1943. Activated on 1 Mar 1943. Redesignated: 510 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 10 Aug 1943; 510 Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943; 510 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 30 May 1944. Inactivated on 27 Oct 1945. Redesignated 510 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 15 Oct 1952. Activated on 1 Dec 1952. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1958. Redesignated 510 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 11 Mar 1959. Activated on 9 Apr 1959. Inactivated on 15 Nov 1969. Activated on 1 Oct 1978. Inactivated on 1 Feb 1994. Redesignated 510 Fighter Squadron on 23 Mar 1994. Activated on 1 Jul 1994. 

Assignments. 405 Bombardment (later, 405 Fighter-Bomber; 405 Fighter) Group, 1 Mar 1943-27 Oct 1945. 405 Fighter-Bomber Group, 1 Dec 1952; 405 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 8 Oct 1957-1 Jul 1958. 405 Fighter Wing, 9 Apr 1959 (attached to Joint Task Force 116, 16 May-8 Jun 1962); 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 16 Mar 1964-15 Nov 1969 (attached to 405 Fighter Wing, c. 8 May-17 Aug 1965). 81 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Oct 1978; 52 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1992-1 Feb 1994. 31 Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994-. 

Stations. Drew Field, FL, 1 Mar 1943; Walterboro AAFld, SC, 13 Sep 1943-14 Feb 1944; Christchurch, England, 6 Mar-22 Jun 1944; Picauville, France, 30 Jun 1944; St Dizier, France, 11 Sep 1944; Ophoven, Belgium, 6 Feb 1945; Kitzingen, Germany, 23 Apr 1945; Straubing, Germany, 14 May-2 Jul 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 25-27 Oct 1945. Godman AFB, KY, 1 Dec 1952; Langley AFB, VA, 17 Apr 1953-1 Jul 1958. Clark AB, Philippines, 9 Apr 1959-14 Mar 1964 (deployed at Chai-Yi AB, Taiwan, 1-8 Jul and 2-12 Nov 1959; at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 11 May-8 Jun 1962); England AFB, LA, 16 Mar 1964-7 Nov 1965 (deployed at Clark AB, Philippines, 8 May-20 Aug 1965); Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 10 Nov 1965-15 Nov 1969. RAF Bentwaters, England, 1 Oct 1978; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 4 Jan 1993-1 Feb 1994. Aviano AB, Italy, 1 Jul 1994-. 

Commanders. 1Lt Glenn R. Doughty, 1 Mar 1943; Maj Bruce F. Parcell, 4 Nov 1943; Capt Ralph C. Jenkins, 28 Jul 1944; Capt Charles A. Appel, 29 Oct 1944; Capt Clyde V. Knisley, 18 Nov 1944; Lt Col Ralph C. Jenkins, 19 Jan 1945-unkn; unkn, 1 Jun-27 Oct 1945. Maj Robert S. Peterson, c. 1 Dec 1952; Maj Westwood H. Fletcher Jr., Mar 1953; Lt Col Robert R. Scott, Dec 1953; Maj Donald W. Allen, 15 Jun 1956; Maj Marvin T. Johnson, c. 15 Apr-1 Jul 1958. Col Carlos E. Dannacher, 9 Apr 1959; Maj John P. Anderson, 10 Apr 1959; Lt Col Stephen P. Ham, 1 Jun 1959; Lt Col Donald E. Miller, 13 Jul 1959; Maj Joseph F. Martin, Jun 1961; Lt Col Lawrence J. Pickett, 6 Jul 1961; Lt Col William E. Charlson, c. 1 May 1962; Maj Allen S. Nelson, c. 18 Mar 1964; Maj Harold M. Christiansen, 21 Jun 1966; Lt Col Robert E. Erikson, 1 Oct 1966; Lt Col Alonzo W. Groves, 1 Mar 1967; Lt Col Lloyd G. McBride, 10 Nov 1967; Lt Col Robert H. McIntosh, 1 Aug 1968; Lt Col David P. Proctor Jr., 1 Feb 1969; Maj Ronald M. Clements, 6 Sep 1969; Lt Col William I. Chenault, 10 Oct-15 Nov 1969. None (not manned), 1 Oct 1978-24 Mar 1979; Lt Col Howard T. Moss, 24 Mar 1979; Lt Col Rufus D. Harris, 23 Mar 1981; Lt Col Gerald D. Felix, 28 Jul 1982; Lt Col Arthur R. Hedlund Jr., 16 Jun 1984; Lt Col James C. Elliott, 31 Jul 1986; Lt Col Leslie R. Dyer III, 8 Mar 1988; Lt Col Patrick J. Garvey, 8 May 1989; Lt Col Dale A. Elliott, 6 Mar 1992; Lt Col Thomas D. Popp, 1 Oct 1992-1 Feb 1994. Lt Col Gary C. West, 1 Jul 1994; Lt Col Edward J. Ryder, 15 Mar 1996; Lt Col David C. Nichols, 27 Jun 1997; Lt Col Steven Schrader, 18 Jun 1999; Lt Col Terrance J. O'Shaughnessy, 27 Apr 2001; Lt Col Michael A. Fantini, 19 Jul 2002; Lt Col Jon W. Walker, 9 Jul 2004; Lt Col Adrian C. Pone, 31 May 2006-. 

Aircraft. A-24, 1943; P-39, 1943; P-47, 1943-1945. F-84, 1953-1956; F-100, 1956-1958. F-100, 1959-1969. A-10, 1979-1994. F-16, 1994-. 

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 11 Apr 1944-1 May 1945. Combat in Southeast Asia, 12 Nov 1965-15 Oct 1969. Close air support for NATO exercises, Aug 1979-Dec 1992. Deployed aircraft and personnel to Turkey to support Kurdish relief in Northern Iraq, 6 Sep-10 Dec 1991, 8 Apr-10 Jun 1992, and 6 Aug-30 Oct 1992. Deployed aircraft and personnel to enforce no-fly zone over Bosnia-Herzegovinia, Jul-Dec 1993. Conducted support air operations in Europe's southern region and supported NATO taskings, 1994-. 

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; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: France, 24 Sep 1944. Presidential Unit Citations (Vietnam): 8 Jun 1966-16 Apr 1967; 6 Mar 1968-31 Jul 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 31 Jan-5 Mar 1968; 1 Aug-16 Nov 1969; 1 Feb-31 May 2000. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Nov 1960-30 Jun 1961; 1 May 1964-16 Jul 1965; 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; 1 Jun 1991-30 Jun 1993; 1 Oct 1992-30 Jun 1993; 1 Apr 1994-1 Apr 1996; 2 Apr 1996-1 Apr 1998; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 1 Oct 2000-1 Oct 2002; 2 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 25 Nov 1965-19 May 1969; 1 Apr 1966-15 Nov 1969. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 19 Feb 2008. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 6 Feb 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 14 Feb 1957; revised on 8 May 2007.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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