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12 MISSILE SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 12th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Dec 1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesignated: 12th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 7 May 1942; 12th Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 21 Sep 1943. Disbanded on 20 Jun 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated 12th Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 10 Mar 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 24 Jul 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated 12th Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 7 Jun 1955. Activated on 1 Sep 1955. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1961. Redesignated 12th Strategic Missile Squadron (ICBM-Minuteman), and activated, on 22 Sep 1961. Organized on 1 Mar 1962. Redesignated 12th Missile Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.

Assignments. 25th Bombardment Group, 1 Feb 1940-20 Jun 1944 (under operational control of Antilles Air Task Force and VI Fighter Command, 1 Nov 1942-unkn). 341st Bombardment Group, 24 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. 341st Bombardment Wing, 1 Sep 1955-25 Jun 1961. Strategic Air Command, 22 Sep 1961; 341st Strategic Missile Wing, 1 Mar 1962; 341st Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-.

Stations. Langley Field, VA, 1 Feb-26 Oct 1940; Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1 Nov 1940; Benedict Field, St Croix, c. 8 Nov 1941; Dakota Field, Aruba, c. 10 Oct 1942 (detachment operated from Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, c. Nov 1942-unkn); Coolidge Field, Antigua, 23 Nov 1943-24 Mar 1944; Alamogordo AAFld, NM, 6 Apr-20 Jun 1944. Westover Field (later, AFB), MA, 24 Jul 1947; Hartford, CT, 24 Oct 1947-27 Jun 1949. Abilene (later, Dyess) AFB, TX, 1 Sep 1955-25 Jun 1961 (deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam, 9 Jan-c. 4 Apr 1958). Malmstrom AFB, MT, 1 Mar 1962-.

Aircraft and Missiles. B-18, 1940-1944; B-25, 1943-1944. AT-6, 1947-1949; AT-11, 1947-1949. B-47, 1956-1961. Minuteman I, 1962-1968; Minuteman II, 1967-.

Operations. Antisubmarine patrols and convoy escort in the Caribbean area, during World War II. Missile alert operations, 1962-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 22 Oct 1962-31 Dec 1963; 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1976; 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1991; 1 Sep 1991-31 Aug 1993.

Emblem. On a disc of Light Blue sky spattered with White stars, the top of the globe issuing from base, Black, grid lines White; over all a Dark Gray mailed hand issuing from sinister chief, outlines and highlights White, details Light Blue, grasping a sword in pale, point to base, hilt and pommel AF Golden Yellow, blade White, shaded Light Blue, outlines and details Dark Gray, a Red oval spot on pommel, all between a Red lightning flash edged White and a Green Olive branch, details AF Golden Yellow, pilewise. Approved on 5 Aug 1957 (K 2568).







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