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1 AIRBORNE COMMAND CONTROL SQUADRON (ACC)

Posted 6/23/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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1st Airborne Command Control Squadron Emblems
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Lineage. Organized as Company A, 2 Balloon Squadron on 25 Sep 1917. Redesignated as 1 Balloon Company on 19 Jun 1918. Inactivated on 25 Jul 1922. Redesignated 1 Airship Company on 24 Mar 1923. Consolidated (31 Jul 1929) with 1 Balloon Company, which was constituted on 18 Oct 1927, and activated, on 17 May 1929. Redesignated 1 Balloon Squadron on 1 Oct 1933. Disbanded on 6 Feb 1942. Reconstituted and consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with: 1 Ferrying Squadron which was constituted as 1 Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 Feb 1942, activated on 15 Apr 1942, redesignated 1 Ferrying Squadron on 12 May 1943, disbanded on 1 Apr 1944; and the 1 Airborne Command Control Squadron, which was constituted on 9 May 1969 and activated on 1 Jul 1969. 

Assignments. Unkn, 25 Sep 1917-1918; Balloon Wing, I Army Corps, Jul 1918; Balloon Group, I Army Corps, 8 Oct 1918; Balloon Group, III Army Corps, c. 20 Nov 1918-16 Apr 1919; Balloon School, Ross Field, CA (later, Air Service Balloon Observers School), Jul 1919; Ninth Corps Area, 30 Jun-25 Jul 1922. Sixth Corps Area, 17 May 1929; Field Artillery School, Jun 1929; III Air Support Command (attached to Field Artillery School), 1 Sep 1941-6 Feb 1942. 6 Ferrying Group, 15 Apr 1942-1 Apr 1944. 1 Composite Wing, 1 Jul 1969; 55 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Nov 1975; 55 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-. 

Stations. Ft Omaha, NE, 25 Sep 1917; Garden City, NY, 30 Nov-7 Dec 1917; Camp de Souge, Gironde, France, 3 Jan 1918; Brouville (near Baccarat), France, 15 Apr 1918; Les Ecoliers (near Montreuil-aux-Lions), France, 19 Jul 1918; Epaux-Bezu, France, 22 Jul 1918; Epieds, France, 25 Jul 1918; Artois Ferme (near Courpoil), France, 28 Jul 1918; Mareuil-en-Dole, France, 5 Aug 1918; Courcelles-sur-Vesle, France, 13 Aug 1918; Tremblecourt, France, 23 Aug 1918; La Queue de Theinard (near Domevre-en-Haye), France, 29 Aug 1918; Bois de Brule (near Neuvilly-en-Argonne), France, 27 Sep 1918; Varennes-en-Argonne, France, 2 Oct 1918; Chatel-Chehery, France, 11 Oct 1918; Auzeville-en-Argonne, France, 17 Oct 1918; Mercy-le-Bas, France, 21 Nov 1918; Euren, Germany, 8 Dec 1918; Niederberg (near Coblenz), Germany, 19 Dec 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 17 Apr 1919; St Nazaire, France, c. 5 May 1919-unkn; Camp Lee, VA, c. 6 Jun 1919; Ross Field, CA, Jul 1919-25 Jul 1922. Scott Field, IL, 17 May 1929; Post Field, OK, 24 Jun 1929-6 Feb 1942. Long Beach, CA, 15 Apr 1942-1 Apr 1944. Andrews AFB, MD, 1 Jul 1969; Offutt AFB, NE, 1 Jul 1977-.
 
Commanders. Unkn, 25 Sep 1917-25 Jul 1922. Unkn, 17 May 1929-6 Feb 1942. Unkn, 15 Apr 1942-1 Apr 1944. Lt Col Earl L. Bryant, 1 Jul 1969; Col Homer H. Speer Jr., 1 Sep 1973; Lt Col Paul J. Orr, 1 Jul 1977; Lt Col William J. Lytle Jr., 1 Jan 1980; Lt Col Barry A. Walrath, 1 May 1980; Lt Col John B. Sams Jr., 22 Sep 1982; Lt Col Donald K. Eye, 15 Jun 1984; Lt Col Michael Leydorf, 9 Dec 1986; Lt Col Rodney P. Bosserdet, 21 Dec 1988; Lt Col Lionel G. Smith, 27 Apr 1990; Lt Col Michael P. Shannon, 27 Apr 1992; Lt Col Arvil V. Taylor Jr., 13 May 1994; Lt Col Frank W. Meyer, 7 Nov 1994; Lt Col Stephen D. Graf, 24 Jun 1997; Lt Col Louis LaPorte, 17 Jun 2005; Lt Col Russell Mammoser, by Mar 2007-. 

Aircraft. Type R Observation Balloon, 1918-1919, 1919-1922. A-6 and A-7 Spherical Balloon, 1929-1942; C-3 Observation Balloon, 1929-c. 1939; C-6 Observation Balloon, 1937, 1938-c. 1942; D-2 Barrage Balloon, 1939; D-3, D-4, D-5, and D-6 Barrage Balloon, 1940-1942. Unkn, 1942-1944. EC-135J, 1969-1975; E-4, 1974-. 

Operations. Observation unit on front lines with French Eighth Army and American I Army Corps, 19 Apr-17 Oct 1918; served with III Army Corps as part of occupation forces, Nov 1918-Apr 1919. Ferried aircraft from factories in the Western Procurement District to overseas departure points, Apr 1942-Mar 1944. Beginning in 1969, provided aircraft for National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP) in support of Presidential requirements; NEACP name changed to National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) in 1994. Added second mission to support Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in national disaster relief operations, 1994-. 

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War I: Lorraine; Aisne-Marne; Champagne; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2007; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2008. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [1 Jul] 1969-31 Dec 1970; 1 Jan 1971-31 Dec 1972; 1 Jan 1974-31 Oct 1975; 1 Nov 1975-30 Jun 1976; 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991; 1 Jul 1992-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-31 Jul 1995; 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999; 1 Jun 1999-31 May 2001. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 3 Jun 2009. 

Commanders through Mar 2007, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Jun 1998. 

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 8 Aug 1969. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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