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11 Air Support Operations Squadron (ACC)

11 Air Support Operations Squadron

11 Air Support Operations Squadron

Lineage.    Constituted 11 Communications Squadron, Air Support, on 9 Sep 1942.  Activated on 18 Sep 1942.  Redesignated: 11 Air Support Communication Squadron on 11 Jan 1943; 11 Air Support Control Squadron on 20 Aug 1943; 11 Tactical Air Communications Squadron on 1 Apr 1944.  Inactivated on 12 Oct 1945.  Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.  Reconstituted, and redesignated 11 Air Support Operations Squadron on 24 Jun 1994.  Activated on 1 Jul 1994.

Assignments.   III Air Support (later, III Reconnaissance; III Tactical Air) Command; 18 Sep 1942;  IX Fighter Command, 11 Dec 1943; Ninth Air Force, c. 1 Feb 1944; IX Air Support Command, 26 Feb 1944; XIX Air Support (later, XIX  Tactical Air) Command, 4 Mar 1944; XII Tactical Air Command, 4 Jul-Oct 1945.  3 Air Support Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994-.

Stations.  Birmingham AAB, AL, 18 Sep 1942; Key Fld, MS, 26 Feb 1943; Lebanon, TN, c. 30 May 1943; Birmingham AAB, AL, c. 22 Sep-16 Nov 1943; Aldermaston, England, 10 Dec 1943; Aldermaston Court, England, 14 Jan 1944; Sunninghill Park, England, 12 Feb 1944; Aldermaston Court, England, 1 Mar 1944; Cricqueville, France, 9 Jul 1944; Nehou, France, 12 Jul 1944; Le Bingard, France, 31 Jul 1944; Mesnil Rogues, France, 4 Aug 1944; Poilley, France, 8 Aug 1944; Andouille, France, 16 Aug 1944; Autainville, France, 31 Aug 1944; Chalons, France, 13 Sep 1944; Etain, France, 24 Sep 1944; Nancy, France, 14 Oct 1944; Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 16 Jan 1945; Idar-Oberstein, Germany, 28 Mar 1945; Hersfeld, Germany, 9 Apr 1945; Erlangen, Germany, 26 Apr-c. Sep 1945; Camp Patrick Henry, VA, 12 Oct 1945.  Ft Hood, TX, 1 Jul 1994-.       

Operations.  Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 6 Jun 1944-May 1945.  Air support parties primarily served US Third Army units, directing air support missions for the ground forces they served.  Provided three teams that participated in airborne and amphibious landings in the initial 6 Jun 1944 D-Day invasion.  

Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.    

Campaign Streamers. World War II:  Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.  Iraq: Iraqi Governance; Iraqi National Resolution; Iraqi Surge; Iraqi Sovereignty.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2012-31 May 2013; 1 Jun 2013-31 May 2014.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jul 1994-31 May 1996; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2000-31 May 2002; 25 Jan 2008-31 May 2009; 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2010; 1 Jun 2010-31 May 2011; 1 Jun 2011-31 May 2012; 1 Jun 2014-31 May 2015.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 5 Aug 2016.

Supersedes statement prepared on 1 Jul 2008.

Emblem.  Approved on 26 Mar 1998; newest rendition approved 12 Feb 2018.

Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.