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548 COMBAT TRAINING SQUADRON (ACC)

Posted 7/31/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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548 Combat Training Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 548 Night Fighter Squadron on 23 Mar 1944. Activated 10 Apr 1944. Inactivated on 19 Dec 1945. Redesignated as 548 Special Operations Training Squadron on 22 Aug 1969. Activated on 15 Oct 1969. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1973. Redesignated as 548 Combat Training Squadron on 24 Jun 1994. Activated on 1 Jul 1994.
 
Assignments. Fourth Air Force, 10 Apr 1944; 7 Fighter Wing, 16 Sep 1944; Seventh Air Force, 20 Oct 1944; VII Fighter Command, 28 Oct 1944; AAF, Pacific Ocean Area (attached to 301 Fighter Wing), 8 Jun 1945; Seventh Air Force, 14 Jul-19 Dec 1945. 4410 Combat Crew Training Wing (later, 4410 Special Operations Training Group), 15 Oct 1969-31 Jul 1973. 608 Air Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994; USAF Air Ground Operations School, 3 Feb 1998; 57 Operations Group, 4 Oct 2007-.

Stations. Salinas, CA, 10 Apr 1944; Delano AAFld, CA, 26 Jun-2 Sep 1944; Hickam Field, TH, 16 Sep 1944; Kipapa Field, TH, 16 Oct 1944; Iwo Jima, 28 Feb 1945 (air echelon stationed on Saipan, 17 Feb-6 Mar 1945); Ie Shima, 8 Jun-1 Dec 1945; Ft Lewis, WA, 17-19 Dec 1945. England AFB, LA, 15 Oct 1969-31 Jul 1973. Barksdale AFB, LA, 1 Jul 1994-.
 
Commanders. None (not manned), 10 Apr-1 May 1944; Maj Robert D. Curtis, 2 May 1944-unkn. Lt Col Robert J. Masterson, c. Oct 1969; Lt Col William J. Cullen, 30 Mar 1970; Lt Col Jimmie R. Robertson, 31 Mar 1972-31 Jul 1973. Lt Col Randy L. Howell, 1 Jul 1994; Lt Col Gary G. Murphy, 1 Oct 1996; Lt Col John M. Schiavi, 25 Jun 1999; Lt Col Paul D. McIntosh, 25 Jun 2001; Lt Col Mark F. Duffield, 20 Jun 2003; Lt Col James W. Hardin, 15 Jul 2005; Lt Col Richard R. McKinley, 6 Jul 2007-.
 
Aircraft. P-70, 1944; P-61, 1944-1945. C/AC/EC-47, 1969-1973. Controlled USAF, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, 1994-.
 
Operations. Patrols over the Pacific, Sep 1944-Jan 1945. Combat in Western Pacific, 7 Mar-14 Aug 1945. Provided special operations training to USAF and Vietnamese aircrews, Oct 1969-Jul 1973. Controlled multi-service close air support and forward air control aircraft and tactical air control assets in realistic combat exercises with the US Army Joint Readiness Training Center, Jul 1994-.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 15 Sep 1970-31 Dec 1971; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2003; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Jun 1999-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 16 Jul 2009.
 
Commanders through Jul 2007, Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 2002.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 27 Aug 1996.
 
Emblem. Approved on 7 Aug 1944.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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