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414 Combat Training Squadron (ACC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage. Constituted as 414 Night Fighter Squadron on 21 Jan 1943. Activated on 26 Jan 1943. Inactivated on 1 Sep 1947. Redesignated as 414 Fighter Weapons Squadron on 22 Aug 1969. Activated on 15 Oct 1969. Inactivated on 30 Dec 1981. Redesignated 414 Composite Training Squadron, and activated, on 1 Nov 1991. Redesignated: 414 Training Squadron on 15 Jan 1993; 414th Combat Training Squadron on 1 Jul 1994.
 
Assignments. AAF School of Applied Tactics, 26 Jan 1943 (air echelon attached to VIII Fighter Command, 31 Mar-2 Jul 1943); Twelfth Air Force, 10 May 1943 (attached to Northwest African Coastal Air Force, 11-29 May 1943); 2 Air Defense (later, 63d Fighter) Wing, 29 May 1943; 62 Fighter Wing, 21 Sep 1944 (detachment attached to 422 Night Fighter Squadron, 27 Jan-23 Apr 1945); XXII Tactical Air Command, 1 Apr 1945; Twelfth Air Force, 7 Jun 1945; Fourth Air Force, 26 Aug 1945; Air Defense Command, 21 Mar 1946; Tactical Air Command, 31 Jul 1946; Third Air Force, 1 Oct 1946; Ninth Air Force, 1 Nov 1946; 6 Fighter Wing, 24 Mar-1 Sep 1947. 57 Fighter Weapons (later, 57 Tactical Training; 57th Fighter Weapons) Wing, 15 Oct 1969-30 Dec 1981. 57 Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991; 57 Adversary Tactics Group, 15 Sep 2005; 57 Operations Group, 4 Oct 2007-.
 
Stations. Orlando AB, FL, 26 Jan 1943; Kissimmee AAFld, FL, 8 Feb-21 Apr 1943 (air echelon in England, 31 Mar-16 Jul 1943); La Senia, Algeria, 10 May 1943; Rerhaia, Algeria, c. 11 Jun 1943 (detachment operated from Protville, Tunisia, 23-29 Jul 1943); Elmas, Sardinia, c. 11 Nov 1943 (detachments operated from Ghisonaccia, Corsica, 9 Jan-4 Feb 1944 and 20 Mar-Jul 1944; Borgo, Corsica, 5 Feb-Jul 1944; Alghero, Sardinia, 11 May-22 Jun 1944); Alghero, Sardinia, 22 Jun 1944; Borgo, Corsica, 5 Sep 1944; Pisa, Italy, 13 Oct 1944; Pontedera, Italy, c. 25 Nov 1944 (detachment operated from Florennes, Belgium, 27 Jan-c. 3 Apr 1945; Strossfeld, Germany, c. 3-23 Apr 1945); Bagnoli, Italy, c. 15 Jul-7 Aug 1945; Lemoore AAFld, CA, 26 Aug 1945; Camp Pinedale, CA, 19 Oct 1945; March Field, CA, 8 Mar 1946; Shaw Field, SC, 15 Aug 1946-16 Mar 1947; Rio Hato, Panama, 24 Mar-1 Sep 1947. Nellis AFB, NV, 15 Oct 1969-30 Dec 1981. Nellis AFB, NV, 1 Nov 1991-.
 
Commanders. Maj A. Cowgill, 26 Jan 1943; Maj Earl T. Smith, 17 Sep 1943; Maj Carroll H. Bolender, 1 Jun 1944; Lt Col Julius E. Alford, 5 Aug 1946; Maj Victor M. Mahr, 14 Oct 1946-1 Sep 1947. Lt Col William L. Kirk, 15 Oct 1969; Lt Col D. C. Armstrong, c. 1971; Lt Col Antony Gardecki, c. 1972; Lt Col Paul L. Chase, c. 1973; Lt Col Donnie M. Tribble, 5 Oct 1977; Lt Col Larry R. Keith, c. Jan 78; Lt Col James L. Donnellan, 2 Mar 1978; Lt Col Hugh A. Moreland, c. Sep 1978; Lt Col Buster C. Glosson, 25 Aug 1980; Col Michael R. Blaisdell, 1 Jun 1981-30 Dec 1981. Col Bobby D. Buffkin, 1 Nov 1991; Col William L. Schwetke, 1 Aug 1992; Col Thomnas A. Oram, 11 Jul 1994; Lt Col Dale A. Burton, 14 Nov 1997; Col Michael Droz, 30 Jul 1999; Col Ronald T. Mittenzwei, 2 Mar 2001; Col Joel E. Malone, Jul 2003; Col Michael E. McKinney, May 2004; Col Jarrett D. Jordan, Jul 2005; Lt Col Thomas A. Bouley, Mar 2007; Col Francis G. Neubeck, Jr., Jul 2007; Col Martin J. Schans, Jr., Jul 2009 -.
 
Aircraft. A-20, 1943; P-70, 1943; Beaufighter, 1943-1945; P-38, 1945; P-51, 1945, 1946-1947; P-61, 1945, 1946-1947. F-4, 1969-1981. F-16, 1991-.
 
Operations. Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) and European Theater of Operations (ETO), 24 Jul 1943-29 Apr 1945. Not operational, Jun 1945-Aug 1946. Combat crew training, Oct 1969-Dec 1981. Conducted Red Flag exercises, Nov 1991-.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), 23-24 Jan 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 25 Oct 1969-25 Sep 1971; 1 Jul 1974-30 Jun 1976;1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2003; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 11 Jun 2009.
 
Commanders, Aircraft and Operations through 11 Jun 2009.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Nov 1997.
 
Emblem. Approved on 22 Oct 1980.
 
Prepared by Robert B. Kane.
 
Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.