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320 SPECIAL TACTICS SQUADRON (AFSOC)

Posted 12/2/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Constituted as 320 Fighter Control Squadron on 30 Mar 1943. Activated on Apr 1943. Inactivated on 18 Dec 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. Reconstituted, and Redesignated as 320 Special Tactics Squadron, on 20 Feb 1992. Activated on 31 Mar 1992.

Assignments. AAF School of Applied Tactics, 1 Apr 1943; Orlando Fighter Wing, 1 Nov 1943; XIII Fighter Command, 30 Dec 1943 (attached to 13 Air Warning Group [Prov], 24 Jul 14 Nov 1944; under operational control of 85 Fighter Wing, 1 Apr 1 Jun 1945); 85 Fighter Wing, 15 Jun 1945 (under operational control of Thirteenth Air Force, 15 Jun 14 Jul 1945); XIII Fighter Command, Oct 1945; XIII Bomber Command, 2 Nov 1945; unkn, 30 Nov 18 Dec 1945. 720 Special Tactics Group, 31 Mar 1992; 353 Special Operations Group, 1 Jan 1993 .

Stations. Orlando AAB, FL, 1 Apr 1943; Camp Stoneman, CA, 20 Nov 11 Dec 1943; Guadalcanal, 30 Dec 1943; Toem, New Guinea, 30 Sep 1944; Wakde Island, 15 Dec 1944; Biak, 11 Feb 1945; Mindoro, 22 Feb 1945; Puerto Princessa, Palawan, 1 Mar 1945; Luzon, 29 Oct 30 Nov 1945; Vancouver Barracks, WA, 14 18 Dec 1945. Kadena AB, Japan, 31 Mar 1992.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: New Guinea; Luzon; Southern Philippines.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 2 Sep 2004-1 Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2008. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1993-31 May 1995; 1 Sep 1995-31 Aug 1997; 16 Oct 1998-31 May 2000; 13 Oct 2000-1 Sep 2002; 2 Sep 2002-1 Sep 2004; 1 Aug-30 Sep 2010. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (World War II). Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation: 31 Jan-31 Jul 2002.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Aug 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 12 Sep 1995.

Emblem. Approved on 9 Dec 1994.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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