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10 FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON (AFMC)

Posted 10/3/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Constituted as 10 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated as: 10 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 10 Fighter Squadron (Special) on 28 May 1942; 10 Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) on 21 Jan 1944; 10 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 28 Feb 1944. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. Redesignated as 10 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 16 Dec 1949. Activated in the Reserve on 28 Jan 1950. Redesignated as: 10 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 16 Mar 1950; 10 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 23 Jan 1951. Ordered to active service on 14 Apr 1951. Inactivated on 27 Apr 1951. Activated on 1 Jan 1953. Redesignated as 10 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1991. Redesignated as 10 Flight Test Squadron on 1 Mar 1994. Activated on 18 Mar 1994.
 
Assignments. 50 Pursuit (later, 50 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-7 Nov 1945. Ninth Air Force, 28 Jan 1950; First Air Force, 1 Aug 1950; Eastern Air Defense Force, 1 Sep 1950; Tactical Air Command, 11 Sep-27 Apr 1951 (attached to 363 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 11 Sep-18 Oct 1950; 363 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 19-30 Nov 1950; 136 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 Dec 1950-unkn). 50 Fighter-Bomber Group, 1 Jan 1953; 50 Fighter-Bomber (later, 50 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Dec 1957-30 Sep 1991 (attached to Tactical Fighter Wing Provisional, 363, 28 Dec 1990-10 May 1991). Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, 18 Mar 1994; 622 Flight Test Group, 1 Oct 2001; 413 Flight Test Group, 1 Oct 2003-.

Stations. Selfridge Field, MI, 15 Jan 1941; Key Field, MS, 3 Oct 1941; Orlando AB, FL, 18 Mar 1942; Zephyrhills, FL, 4 Jan 1943; Orlando AB, FL, 29 Jan-13 Mar 1944; Lymington, England, 5 Apr 1944; Carentan, France, 25 Jun 1944; Meautis, France, 16 Aug 1944; Orly, France, 5 Sep 1944; Laon, France, 15 Sep 1944; Lyon/Bron, France, 29 Sep 1944; Toul/Ochey, France, 3 Nov 1944; Giebelstadt, Germany, 20 Apr 1945; Mannheim, Germany, 21 May-c. 22 Jun 1945; La Junta AAFld, CO, 6 Aug-7 Nov 1945. Langley AFB, VA, 28 Jan 1950-27 Apr 1951. Clovis AFB, NM, 1 Jan-22 Jul 1953; Hahn AB, Germany, 11 Aug 1953; Toul/Rosieres AB, France, 10 Jul 1956; Hahn AB, Germany, 10 Dec 1959-30 Sep 1991 (operated from Al Dhafra, United Arab Emirates, 28 Dec 1990-10 May 1991). Tinker AFB, OK, 18 Mar 1994-.

Commanders. Capt Turner C. Rogers, Jan 1941-unkn; 1 Lt Joseph A. Kelly 1941-unkn; Maj Robert S. Quinn, 25 Jan 1942; Lt Col George E. Kiser, 8 Nov 1942; Maj Robert W. Yundt, 18 Jan 1944; Lt Col Francis D. Riggin, 18 Sep 1944-unkn. Lt Col Walter O. Beane, unkn-27 Apr 1951. Maj James B. Randels, 1 Jan 1953; Lt Col James F. Hackler Jr., 27 Apr 1953; Capt Parks M. Rea, 23 Apr 1954; Maj Forrest L. Rauscher, 22 May 1954; Maj Jerry F. Hogue, 18 Apr 1956; Lt Col Hal W. Everett, 5 Aug 1957; Lt Col James B. Randels, 28 Jul 1958; Lt Col Robert C. Ruby, 1 Jul 1959; Lt Col Landis D. Henderson, 23 Jun 1960; Lt Col Robert A. Coury, 15 Dec 1961; Lt Col Vincent V. Versurah, Jun 1964; Lt Col Billie R. Cothern, 15 Jun1965; Lt Col John S. Finlay III, 10 Aug 1966; Lt Col Philip C. Gast, 27 Nov 1967; Lt Col Stillman V. Taylor, 29 Jun 1969; Lt Col Jack C. Trabucco, 2 Jul 1970; Lt Col A. D. Sexton, 21 Apr 1971; Lt Col Harold R. White, 7 Feb 1972; Lt Col Warren E. Norman, 16 Oct 1972; Lt Col John M. Hagood Jr., 22 Feb 1974; Lt Col Robert H. Watson, 15 Jan 1975; Lt Col Paul T. Claymore, 1 Feb 1977; Lt Col Jimmy R. Sharp, 1 Nov 1978; Lt Col George T. Mikita, 11 Aug 1980; Lt Col Frank D. Garza, 3 Sep 1981; Lt Col Ralph E. Eberhart, 12 Sep 1982; Lt Col Richard F. Baldwin, 29 Dec 1983; Lt Col Kenneth B. Hall, 25 Jan 1985; Lt Col Sergio A. Delhoyo, 9 Jan 1987; Lt Col Paul R. Dordal, 22 Dec 1987; Lt Col Edward H. Houle, 13 Jul 1989; Lt Col Stephen G. Wood, 31 May-30 Sep 1991. Unkn, 18 Mar 1994; Lt Col Terry Birdwell, 1 Oct 1994-unkn; Lt Col Sam M. Kyle, c. Jan 1998; Lt Col Jeffrey B. Smith, c. Jan 2000; Col Phillip J. Neely, 17 Apr 2001; Lt Col Peter J. Jones, 18 Jun 2004; Lt Col Joel M. Milton, 4 Mar 2009-.
 
Aircraft. BT-13, 1941-1942; P-35, 1941-1942; P-40, 1942-1943; P-51, 1943-1944; P-47, 1944-1945. F-51, 1953; F-86, 1953-1957; F-100, 1958-1966; F-4, 1966-1982; F-16, 1982-1991. B-1, 1994-; B-52, 1994-; KC-135, 1994-; E-3, 1994-.

Operations. Conducted training in fighter tactics, 18 Mar 1942-28 Jan 1944; combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 1 May 1944-7 May 1945. Combat in Southwest Asia, Jan-Feb 1991. Performed functional check flights following programmed depot maintenance and major modifications before returning aircraft to active duty, 1994-.
 
Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: ETO, 13-20 Mar 1945; Germany, 25 Apr 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Nov 1970-15 Sep 1971; 1 Jan 1972-30 Jun 1973; 1 Jul 1973-30 Jun 1974; 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1976; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1990-5 Aug 1991; 1 Jul 1998-31 Dec 1999; 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2002; 3 Sep 2006-2 Sep 2008; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2010. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 11 Aug 2011.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jun 2011.

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 23 Jul 1953; modification approved on 17 Apr 1996.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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