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547 INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON (ACC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 547 Night Fighter Squadron on 18 Feb 1944. Activated on 1 Mar 1944. Inactivated on 20 Feb 1946. Redesignated 547 Special Operations Training Squadron on 22 Aug 1969. Activated on 15 Oct 1969. Redesignated 547 Tactical Air Support Training Squadron on 15 Aug 1972. Inactivated on 30 Apr 1975. Redesignated 547 Adversary Threat Squadron, and activated, on 1 Nov 1991. Redesignated 547 Intelligence Squadron on 1 Jul 1994. 

Assignments. 481 Night Fighter Operational Training Group, 1 Mar 1944; IV Fighter Command, 31 Mar 1944; Fifth Air Force, 4 Sep 1944; V Fighter Command, 30 Sep 1944; 86 Fighter Wing, 10 Oct 1944 (attached to V Fighter Command, 10 Oct-Nov 1944; 310 Bombardment Wing, 5-16 Jan 1945; 308 Bombardment Wing, 16 Jan-Feb 1945); V Fighter Command, 15 May 1945-20 Feb 1946 (attached to 310 Bombardment Wing, 22 Oct-10 Nov 1945; V Bomber Command, 10 Nov 1945-20 Feb 1946). 1 Special Operations (later, 834 Tactical Composite) Wing, 15 Oct 1969-30 Apr 1975. 57 Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991; 57 Adversary Tactics Group, 15 Sep 2005-. 

Stations. Hammer Field, CA, 1 Mar 1944; Visalia AAFld, CA, 31 May-5 Aug 1944; Oro Bay, New Guinea, 5 Sep 1944; Owi, Scouten Islands, 6 Oct 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 5 Jan 1945; Lingayen, Luzon, 16 Jan 1945; Ie Shima, Japan, 13 Aug 1945; Atsugi, Japan, 7 Oct-20 Feb 1946. Holley Field [AF auxiliary field at Hurlburt Fld], FL, 15 Oct 1969; Eglin AF Auxiliary Field #9 [Hurlburt Fld], FL, 8 Sep 1973-30 Apr 1975. Nellis AFB, NV, 1 Nov 1991-. 

Commanders. Lt Col William C. Odell, 20 Mar 1944; Capt William C. Behnke, 20 Jul 1945; 1 Lt Charles S. Izenour, 7 Nov 1945; 1 Lt Robert S. Tyldesley, 2 Dec 1945; Unmanned, 16 Dec 1945-20 Feb 1946. Lt Col John P. Nichols, 15 Oct 1969; Lt Col Roy E. Hilliard, 1 May 1970; Lt Col Donald G. Zumstein, 19 Nov 1971; Lt Col E. Mell Bunn Jr., 15 Oct 1973-30 Apr 1975. Lt Col Virgil D. Downer, 1 Nov 1991; Lt Col Dennis C. Killian, 12 Feb 1993; Lt Col Frank E. Beaty, 3 Mar 1994; Lt Col Lynn A. Herndon, 12 Jul 1996; Lt Col John J. Sowdon, 24 Jul 1998; Lt Col Michael L. Billingsley, 20 Jul 2000; Lt Col Mark A. Cooter, 12 Jul 2002; Lt Col Peter J. Lambert, 9 Jul 2004; Lt Col Scott J. Scheppers, 7 Jul 2006; Lt Col R. Greg Brown, 4 Aug 2008-.
 
Aircraft. P-70, 1944; P-38, 1944-1946; P-61, 1944-1945. U-10, 1969-1970; 0-1, 1969-1971; 0-2, 1969-1975. None, 1991-. 

Operations. Combat in Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific, 15 Oct 1944-3 Aug 1945. Trained US and allied forward air controllers, 1969-1975 and psychological warfare pilots, 1969-1972. Serves as USAFs center of excellence for adversary tactics analysis; develops intelligence threat training programs; defines potential threats to the US, provides intelligence support to Air Combat Command's test and evaluation programs and live-fly exercises, 1991-. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: New Guinea; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Western Pacific. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [15 Oct] 1969-15 Apr 1971; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2003; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 1 Oct 2008. 

Commanders through 4 Aug 2008; Aircraft and Operations through 31 Dec 2002. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 9 Jul 1992. 

Emblem. Approved on 14 Jul 1971. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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