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390 ELECTRONIC COMBAT SQUADRON (ACC)

Posted 12/15/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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390 Electronic Combat Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 390 Fighter Squadron (Single-Engine) on 24 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 1943. Redesignated as 390 Fighter Squadron, Single-Engine, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated as 390 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 15 Nov 1952. Activated on 1 Jan 1953. Redesignated as 390 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1959. Activated on 30 Apr 1962. Organized on 8 May 1962. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1982. Redesignated as 390 Electronic Combat Squadron on 10 Dec 1982. Activated on 15 Dec 1982. Redesignated as: 390 Fighter Squadron on 11 Sep 1992; 390 Electronic Combat Squadron on 27 Sep 2010.

Assignments. 366 Fighter Group, 1 Jun 1943-20 Aug 1946. 366 Fighter-Bomber Group, 1 Jan 1953 (attached to 21 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 25 Dec 1955-c. 14 Jun 1956); 366 Fighter-Bomber (later, 366 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 25 Sep 1957-1 Apr 1959. United States Air Forces in Europe, 30 Apr 1962; 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 May 1962; 6252 Tactical Fighter Wing, 29 Oct 1965; 35 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Apr 1966; 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 10 Oct 1966; 347 Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Jun 1972; 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 31 Oct 1972-1 Oct 1982 (attached to Det 1, HQ, 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 19 Aug-16 Sep 1976). 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Dec 1982; 366 Operations Group, 1 Mar 1992-.

Stations. Richmond AAB, VA, 1 Jun 1943; Bluethenthal Field, NC, 9 Aug 1943; Richmond AAB, VA, 6 Nov-17 Dec 1943; Membury, England, 10 Jan 1944; Thruxton, England, 1 Mar 1944; St Pierre du Mont, France, 20 Jun 1944; Dreux, France, 25 Aug 1944; Laon/Couvron, France, 8 Sep 1944; Asch, Belgium, 26 Nov 1944; Munster/Handorf, Germany, 14 Apr 1945; Bayreuth/Bindlach, Germany, 28 Jun 1945; Fritzlar, Germany, 14 Sep 1945-20 Aug 1946. Alexandria (later, England) AFB, LA, 1 Jan 1953-1 Apr 1959 (deployed at Aviano, AB, Italy, 25 Dec 1955-c. 14 Jun 1956). Chambley AB, France, 8 May 1962-Jul 1963; Holloman AFB, NM, 12 Jul 1963-29 Oct 1965; Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 29 Oct 1965-30 Jun 1972 (deployed at Clark AB, Philippines, 29 Oct-c. 17 Nov 1965); Mountain Home AFB, ID, 30 Jun 1972-1 Oct 1982 (deployed at Taegu AB, South Korea, 19 Aug-16 Sep 1976). Mountain Home AFB, ID, 15 Dec 1982; Whidbey Island NAS, WA, 27 Sep 2010-.

Commanders. Capt Harold N. Holt, 1 Jun 1943; Capt Clure E. Smith, 14 May 1944; Capt Maurice L. Martin, 2 Oct 1944; Capt Lowell B. Smith, 1 Feb-c.20 Apr 1945; unkn, 21 Apr 1945-20 Aug 1946. Maj John W. Saxton, c. 1 Jan 1953-unkn; Lt Col Harold E. Comstock, c. Jun 1954-unkn; Maj Joseph S. Michalowski, unkn-14 Aug 1957; Maj Fred H. Henderson, 14 Aug 1957; Lt Col Frank J. McGuinness, 9 Sep1958-1 Apr 1959. Unkn, 8 May-15 Jul 1962; Lt Col Raymond L. Hurley, 16 Jul 1962; Lt Col Jack Bellamy, 29 Jun 1964; Lt Col Douglas H. Frost, Jul 1966; Lt Col Hoyt S. Vandenberg Jr., 6 Jan 1967; Lt Col Hervey S. Stockman, 19 May 1967; Lt Col Clement D. Billingslea, 11 Jun 1967; Lt Col Fred A. Haeffner, 20 Jun 1967; Lt Col Wayne T. Elder, 23 Nov 1967; Lt Col John S. Stoer, 19 May 1968; Lt Col Cecil G. Foster, 29 Jul 1968; Lt Col Robert S. McCormick, 7 Jun 1969; Lt Col Garold R. Beck, 19 Jun 1969; Lt Col John E. Cadou, 27 Mar 1970; Lt Col Robert B. Watson, 8 Dec 1970; Lt Col Delbert H. Jacobs, 22 Apr 1971; Lt Col Walter E. Bjorneby, 18 Dec 1971; Lt Col Gene E. Taft, 6 May-c. 14 Jun 1972; none (not manned), 15-29 Jun 1972; Lt Col Robert B. Coburn, 30 Jun 1972; Lt Col Ronald G. Strack, 18 Jun 1973; Lt Col David H. Reiner, 13 Dec 1974; Lt Col John A. Dramesi, 1 May 1975; Lt Col James C. Sharp, 12 Apr 1976; Lt Col Brian R. Williams, 16 May 1977; Lt Col Joe G. Cabuk Jr., 10 May 1979; Lt Col Samuel L. Harris, 9 Jan 1981-1 Oct 1982. Lt Col Herbert T. Pickering Jr., 15 Dec 1982; Lt Col Robert J. Osterloh, 24 Jun 1983; Lt Col William R. Teske, 7 Jun 1985; Lt Col Richard M. Meeboer, 22 Jun 1987; Lt Col Dennis Hardziej, 1 Jun 1989; Lt Col Kenneth J. Muldowney, 7 Jun 1991; Lt Col Larry D. New, 17 Jun 1992; Lt Col Peter J. Bunce, 24 Mar 1994; Lt Col Frank Gorenc, 22 Jan 1996; Lt Col Mitch R. Fryt, 25 Jul 1997; Lt Col Eric M. O'Connell, 16 Jul 1999; Lt Col James P. Molloy, 9 Mar 2001; Lt Col David A. Slade, 7 Mar 2003; Lt Col Jeffrey W. Prichard, 25 Mar 2005; Lt Col David L. Cool, 20 Nov 2006; Lt Col James E. Stratton, 25 Oct 2008; Lt Col Donald K. McFatridge, 27 Sep 2010-.
 
Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1946. F-51, 1953; F-86, 1953-1955; F-84, 1954-1958; F-100, 1957-1959. F-84, 1962-1965; F-4, 1965-1972; F-111, 1972-1982. EF-111, 1982-1992; F-15, 1992-.

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 14 Mar 1944-3 May 1945. Combat in Southeast Asia, c. 18 Nov 1965-14 Jun 1972. Replacement training, 1 Jul 1974-c. 18 Aug 1976. Trained EF-111 aircrews in electronic countermeasures, 15 Dec 1982-4 Aug 1992. Jammed radar during the invasion of Panama, Dec 1989, and the war with Iraq, 17 Jan 1991-6 Mar 1991. Sent some aircraft and aircrews to Turkey and Saudi Arabia, 10 Jan-c. 11 Sep 1992. Trained in defensive and offensive counterair operations, 2000-.
 
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; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Normandy, 11 Jul 1944. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 23 Apr-1 Aug 1967; 1 Apr-26 Jun 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 May 1966-31 Mar 1967; 1 Apr 1967-31 Mar 1968; 1 Apr 1968-31 Jul 1969; 1 Aug 1969-1 Aug 1970; 2 Aug 1970-31 Mar 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 May 1964-30 Apr 1966; 17 Apr 1974-15 Apr 1976; 16 Apr 1976-27 Mar 1978; 18 Aug-16 Sep 1976; 1 Apr 1983-31 Mar 1985; 1 Mar 1989-28 Feb 1991; 1 Mar 1992-28 Feb 1994; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1999-31 May 2001; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2008. Cited in the Orders of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 1 Oct-17 Dec 1944; 18 Dec 1944-25 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 May 1966-30 Jun 1972.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Oct 2010.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Oct 2010.

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 6 Oct 1955 and modified on 18 Nov 1993.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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