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504 EXPEDITIONARY AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUP (ACC)

Posted 3/10/2009 Printable Fact Sheet

Lineage. Established as 504 Tactical Air Support Group, and activated on 5 Dec 1966. Organized on 8 Dec 1966. Inactivated on 15 Mar 1972. Redesignated as 504 Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group, and converted to provisional status, on 12 Feb 2009. 

Assignments. Pacific Air Forces, 5 Dec 1966; Seventh Air Force, 8 Dec 1966-15 Mar 1972. Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate at any time on or after 12 Feb 2009. 

Operational Components. Squadrons. 19 Tactical Air Support, 8 Dec 1966-15 Jan 1972. 20 Tactical Air Support, 8 Dec 1966-15 Mar 1972. 21 Tactical Air Support, 8 Dec 1966-15 Mar 1972. 22 Tactical Air Support, 8 Dec 1966-15 May 1971. 23 Tactical Air Support, 8 Dec 1966-15 Mar 1972. 

Stations. Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, 8 Dec 1966; Cam Ranh Bay AB, Vietnam, 30 Apr 1970; Phan Rang AB, Vietnam, 1 Oct 1971-15 Jan 1972. 

Commanders. Col Carl E. Taylor, 8 Dec 1966; Col Clyde W. Strain, 6 Mar 1967; Col James M. Fogle, 23 Nov 1967; Col Robert L. Herman, 8 Mar 1968; Col William I. Williams, 4 May 1968; Col Andrew J. Chapman, 27 Mar 1969; Col Guy E. Hairston Jr., 12 Feb 1970; Col Andrew P. Iosue, 15 Oct 1970; Col Fleetwood Pride Jr., 24 Feb 1971; Col Patrick G. Long, 11 Jun 1971-c. 15 Mar 1972. 

Aircraft. O-1, 1967-1971; O-2, 1967-1972; OV-10, 1968-1972. 

Operations. Provided combat ready aircraft and crews in support of air and ground operations in Southeast Asia (SEA); conducted visual reconnaissance and convoy escort; trained Air Liaison Officers (ALO) and Forward Air Controllers (FAC), 1966-1972. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: 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; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations: 1 Aug 1968-31 Aug 1969; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1970; 30 Jan-31 Dec 1971. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 8 Dec 1966-15 Mar 1972; 8 Feb-31 Mar 1971; 1 Apr 1971-9 Mar 1972.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 19 Feb 2009. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 15 Mar 1972. 

Supersedes draft prepared on 7 Nov 2008. 

Emblem. Approved on 19 Jul 1967. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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