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321 SPECIAL TACTICS SQUADRON (AFSOC)

Posted 5/28/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Constituted as 321 Fighter Control Squadron, and activated, on 15 May 1943. Inactivated on 16 Nov 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. Reconstituted, and redesignated as 321 Special Tactics Squadron, on 20 Feb 1992. Activated on 31 Mar 1992.
 
Assignments. I Fighter Command, 15 May 1943; IX Fighter Command, 8 Jan 1944; IX Air Support (later, IX Tactical Air) Command, 1 Feb 1944; IX Air Defense Command, 25 Apr 1944 (attached to IX Tactical Air Command, 12 Oct-4 Nov 1944); IX Tactical Air Command, 5 Nov 1944; XII Tactical Air Command, 25 Jul 1945; unkn, 25 Oct-16 Nov 1945. 720 Special Tactics Group, 31 Mar 1992; 352 Special Operations Group, 1 Jan 1993-.

Stations. Bradley Field, CT, 15 May-21 Dec 1943; Aldermaston, England, 13 Jan 1944; Keevil, England, 25 Jan 1944; Beaulieu, England, 11 Mar 1944; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 10 May 1944; Bournemouth, England, 30 Jun 1944; Le Vast, France, 16 Aug 1944; Eure et Loir, France, 30 Aug 1944; Ozoir la Ferriere, France, 5 Sep 1944; Hun, Belgium, c. 6 Oct 1944; Verviers, Belgium, 12 Nov 1944; Liege, Belgium, 19 Dec 1944; Verviers, Belgium, 21 Jan 1945; Bruhl, Germany, 26 Mar 1945; Gottingen, Germany, 11 Apr 1945; Nohra, Germany, 25 Apr 1945; Fritzlar, Germany, 25 Jun 1945-unkn; Camp Myles Standish, MA, 15-16 Nov 1945. RAF Alconbury, England, 31 Mar 1992; RAF Mildenhall, England, 17 Feb 1995-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Aug 1998-31 Jul 1999; 1 Aug 2000-31 Jul 2002; 1 Aug 2003-31 Jul 2005. Gallant Unit Citations: 15 Oct 2001-15 Apr 2002; 12 Feb-12 May 2003. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2009. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Jul 1993; 1 Aug 1994-31 Jul 1996; 1 Aug 1996-31 Jul 1998; 1 Aug 1999-31 Jul 2000. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 16 Dec 1944-25 Jan 1945.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 12 May 2010.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 13 Sep 1995.

Emblem. Approved on 13 May 1994.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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