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389 Fighter Squadron (ACC)

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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 389 Fighter Squadron (Single-Engine) on 24 May 1943.  Activated on 1 Jun 1943.  Redesignated as 389 Fighter Squadron, Single-Engine, on 20 Aug 1943.  Inactivated on 20 Aug 1946.  Redesigned as 389 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 15 Aug 1952.  Activated on 1 Jan 1953.  Redesignated as 389 Tactical Fighter Squadron on1 Jul 1958.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1959.  Activated on 30 Apr 1962.  Organized on 8 May 1962.  Redesignated as 389 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 30 Sep 1979.  Inactivated on 22 Jul 1991.  Redesignated as 389 Fighter Squadron on 1 Mar 1992.  Activated on 11 Mar 1992.

Assignments. 366 Fighter Group, 1 Jun 1943-20 Aug 1946.  366 Fighter-Bomber Group, 1 Jan 1953 (attached to Twelfth Air force, 29 Sept-17 Nov 1954; 48 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 18 Nov 1954- 28 Mar 1955; United States Air Forces in Europe, c. 20 Sep-c. 3 Oct 1956; 21 fighter-Bomber Wing, 10 Jun 1957- ); 366 fighter-Bomber (later, 366 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 25 Sep 1957- 1 Apr 1959 (remained attached to 21 Fighter-Bomber Wing to c. Oct 1957; 388 Fighter-Bomber Wing, c. Oct-9 Dec 1957; 49 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 10-22 Dec 1957).  United States forces of Europe, 30 Apr 1962; 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 May 1962 (attached to Alaskan Air Command, 15 Sep-16 Dec 1965); 37 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Jun 1969; 12 Tactical Fighter Wing, 31 Mar 1970; 347 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Oct 1971; 366 Tactical Fighter Wing 31 Oct 1972-22 Jul 1991.  366 operations Group, 11 Mar 1992-.

Stations.  Richmond AAB, VA 1 Jun 1943; Bluethenthal, NC, 9 Aug 1943; Richmond AAB, VA, 6 Nov-17 Dec 1943; Membury England, 12 Jan 1944; Thruxton, England, 29 Feb 1944; St. Pierre du Mont, France, 17 Jun 1943; Dreux, France, 24 Aug 1944; Laon/Couvron, France, 12 Sep 1944; Asch, Belgium, 20 Nov 1944; Munster/Handorf, Germany, 14 Apr 1945; Bayreuth/Bindlach, Germany, 28 Jun 1945; Fritzlar, Germany, 11 Sep 1945-20 Aug 1946; Alexandria (later, England) AFB, LA, 1 Jan 1953-1 Apr 1959 (deployed at Toul-Rosieres AB, France, 29 Sep- 10 Dec 1954; Chaumont AB, France, 11 Dec 1954-28 Mar 1955; Aviano AB, Italy, 21 Sep-2 Oct 1956 and 10 Jun-22 Dec 1957).  Chaumont AB, France, 8 May 1962-Jul 1963; Holloman AFB, NM, 12 Jul 1963-11 Mar 1966 (deployed at Elmendorf AFB, AK, 15 Sep-16 Dec 1965); Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, 14 Mar 1966; Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 10 Oct 1966; Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam, 25 Jun 1969-15 Oct 1971; Mountain Home AFB, ID, 15 Oct 1971-22 Jul 1991 (deployed at Taegu AB, south Korea, 16 Sep-5 Oct 1976).  Mountain Home AFB, ID, 11 Mar 1992-.

 

Commanders.  Capt John H. Pease, 1 Jun 1943; Capt Harold L. Cobb, 17 Jun 1944; Capt Joseph C. Earley, 14 Oct 1944; Capt James Bain, 13 Jan 1945; Maj Raymond E. Smart Jr., 28 Jan 1945; Maj Harvey W. C. Shelton, 23 Feb 1945; Capt Maurice L. Rorex, c. 18 Jul 1945; Maj John J. Tuite Jr., Aug 1945; Capt Maurice L. Rorex, Sep 1945; Capt Roscoe B. Woodruff Jr., Sep 1945; 1 Lt George R. Gray, Dec 1945; Capt Allen B. Free, by Feb 1946; Capt Roscoe B. Woodruff Jr., by Jul c. 20 Aug 1946.  Unkn, 1 Jan 1953- unkn; Maj Ralph W. Sebring, by Jun 1953; Maj Richard I. Condrick, 15 Sep 1953; Lt Col John B. England, 31 Oct 1953-17 Nov 1954; Lt Col Harold E. Comstock, Nov 1954; Maj Joseph P Kelsey, 22 Jul 1956; Capt Lloyd C. Ulrich, 15 Feb-1 Apr1959 (acting).  Unkn, 8 May-14 Jul 1962; Lt Col Clarence S. Wydner, 15 Jul 1962; Lt Col Ray L. Obenshain Jr., 20 Aug 1954; Lt Col Felix c. Fowler, 25 Aug 1965 (temporary); 8 Nov 1965 (permanent); Lt Col Robert F. Titus, c. Mar 1967; Lt Col Oscar Bayer, 26 Jul 1967; Lt Col Francis A. Humphreys, 7 Apr 1968; Lt Col David G. Harston, 7 Sep 1968; Lt Col

William D. Curry Jr., 12 Apr 1969; Lt Col Robert S. McCormick, 19 Jun 1969; Lt Col Donald R. Showen, 31 Dec 1969; Lt Col George D Daughtry, 18 May 1970; Lt Col Robert L. Rodee, 19 Aug 1970; Lt Col James M. Allison, 19 Nov 1970; Lt Col Thomas H. Thompson, 15 Apr 1971; Lt Col James R. Arthur, 15 Oct 1971; Lt Col Glen M. Cheney, by 30 Jun 1973; Lt Col Eugene L. Vosika, 18 Apr 1974; Lt Col David H. Reiner, 1 May 1975; Lt Col Fred R. Nelson, 19 Feb 1976; Lt Col Joseph K. Stapleton, by Mar 1978; Lt Col Michael C. Same, by Oct 1978; Lt Col Cronin H. Byrd, 30 Jun 1979; Lt Col Jack T. Stone Jr., 3 Apr 1981; Lt Col Richard L. Ruddell, 8 Apr 1983; Lt Col James K. Dozier, 23 Nov 1984; Lt Col James A. Brunsting, 17 Oct 1986; Lt Col Thomas A. Lyons Jr., 21 Jul 1989-22 Jul 1991.  Unkn, 11-12 Mar 1992; Lt Col Stephen G. Wood, 13 Mar 1992; Lt Col Donald L. Oukrup, 28 Jul 1993; Lt Col Michael G. Hazenfield, 11 Aug 1995; Lt Col Wayne Kellenbence, 14 Feb 1997; Lt Col William Andrews, 22 Jun 1998; Lt Col Christopher S. Celecha, 7 Jul 1999; Lt Col Thomas L. Lawhead Jr., 13 Apr 2001; Lt Col Monty L. Brock, 21 Mar 2003; Lt Col Phillip W. Hoover, 8 Apr 2005; Lt Col Richard A. Coe, 23 Mar 2007; Lt Col Michael A. Koscheski, 11 Apr 2008; Lt Col Evan L. Pettus, 11 Aug 2009-.

 

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1946; F-51, 1953; F-86, 1953-1955; F-84, 1955-1958; F-100, 158.  F-84, 1962-1963; F-100, 1963; F-4, 1965-1971; F-111, 1971-1991. F-16, 1992-2007; F-15, 2007-. 


Operations. Combat in the European Theater of Operations (ETO), 14 Mar 1943-3 May 1945.  Combat in Southeast Asia, 14 Mar 1966-8 Oct 1971.  Trained F-111 Aircrews, 30 Sep 1979-26 Jun 1991.  Rotated aircraft and personnel to Southwest Asia throughout the 1990a in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH.  Furnished resources for units participating in OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM and NOBLE EAGLE following the 11 Sep 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.  Pilots and aircraft deployed from unit conducted close air support mission, 2005-, although the unit itself remained in the United States.

 

Service Streamers. None.

 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.  Vietnam: Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI.  Southwest Asia: Ceasefire.  Global War on Terrorism: GWOT-E.  Afghanistan: Consolidation III.

 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Normandy, 11 Jul 1944.  Presidential Unit Citations (Vietnam): 23 Apr 1967-1 Aug 1967; 8 Feb-8 Apr 1971.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 14 Mar-20 Jun 1966; [10 Oct] 1966-31 Mar 1967; 1 Apr 1967-31Mar 1968; 1 Apr 1968-[24Jun] 1969; [25 Jun] 1969-31 Mar 1970; 1 Apr 1970-[15] Oct 1971.  Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jan 2007-31 May 2008.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 3 Jun-22 Dec 1957; 17 Apr 1974-15 Apr 1976; 16 Apr 1976-27 Mar 1978; 18 Aug-16 Sep 1976; 1 Apr 1983-31 Mar 1985; 1 Mar 1989-28 Feb 1991; 11 Mar 1992-28 Feb 1994; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2011-31 May 2012.  Cited in the Orders of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 1 Oct-17 Dec 1944; 18 Dec 1944- 15 Jan 1945.  Belgian Fourrafere. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-15 Oct 1971.

 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 4 Aug 2016.   

      

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Dec 2008.

 

Supersedes statement prepared on. 15 Nov 2011.

 

Emblem. Approved on 13 Feb 1945 (K 6714) and modified on 15 Sep 1993.   


Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.


Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.