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965 Airborne Air Control Squadron

965 Airborne Air Control Squadron Emblem

965 Airborne Air Control Squadron Emblem

Lineage.  595 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) (constituted on 29 Jan 1943; activated on 16 Feb1943; inactivated on 1 May 1944) consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 165 Liaison Squadron (Commando) (constituted on 9 Aug 1944; activated on 3 Sep 1944; inactivated on 3 Nov 1945) and the 965 Airborne Warning and Control Squadron (constituted 965 Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron on 28 Apr 1955; activated on 8 Aug 1955; inactivated on 30 Jun 1971; redesignated 965 Airborne Warning and Control Squadron on 28 Feb 1978; activated on 1 Jul 1978). Redesignated 965 Airborne Air Control Squadron on 1 Jul 1994-.


Assignments.  396 Bombardment Group, 16 Feb 1943–1 May 1944. 1 Air Commando Group, 3 Sep 1944–3 Nov 1945. 552 Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing, 8 Aug 1955–30 Jun 1971. 552 Airborne Warning and Control Wing (later, 552 Airborne Warning and Control Division; 552 Airborne Warning and Control Wing; 552 Air Control Wing), 1 Jul 1978; 552 Operations Group, 29 May 1992–.


Stations.  Mountain Home, AAfld, ID, 16 Feb 1943; Moses Lake AAB, WA, 10 Apr 1943; Drew Field, FL, 5 Nov 1943–1 May 1944. Asansol, India, 3 Sep 1944; Tamu, Burma, 14 Oct 1944; Yazagyo, Burma, 6 Nov 1944; Asansol, India, 27 Nov 1944; Kawlin, Burma, 28 Dec 1944 (detachment operated from Inbaung, Burma, 3–22 Jan 1945); Ye-U, Burma, 10 Jan 1945; Shwebo, Burma, 22 Jan 1945; Asansol, India, 21 Feb 1945; Sinthe, Burma, 14 Mar 1945; Asansol, India, 25 Apr–6 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 1–3 Nov 1945.  McClellan AFB, CA, 8 Aug 1955–30 Jun 1971. Tinker AFB, OK, 1 Jul 1978–.


Aircraft.  B–17, 1943–1944. C–64, 1944–1945; L–5, 1944–1945. RC–121, 1955–1963; EC–121, 1963–1971. E–3, 1978–1979, 1984–.


Operations.  Operational training unit, Mar–Aug 1943; replacement training, Aug 1943–May 1944. Evacuation and light transport services for ground forces in Burma, 6 Oct 1944–23 Apr 1945. Long range surveillance, late 1950s. Rotated aircrews to Southeast Asia, c. 4 Apr 1965–c. Jun 1971. Not operational, c. Sep 1979–1 Jan 1984. Combat support in Panama, 20 Dec 1989–24 Jan 1990 and in Southwest Asia, 17 Jan–6 Mar 1991.


Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.

 

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.  Global War on Terrorism: GWOT-E.  Iraq: Iraqi Surge; Iraqi Sovereignty.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  Panama, 1989–1990.

 

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device: 1 Jul 1969–30 Jun 1970; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003.  Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2007.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1961–30 Jun 1963; 15 Apr 1965–1 Jul 1966; 2 Jul 1966–1 Jul 1968; 1 Jul 1970–30 Jun 1971; [1 Jan 1984]–30 Jun 1984; 1 May 1985–30 Apr 1987; 1 May 1987–30 Apr 1989; 1 Dec 1989–1 Dec 1991; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2008; 1 Jun 2011-31 May 2012; 1 Jun 2012-31 May 2013; 1 Jun 2013-31 May 2014.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966–28 Jun 1971.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 10 Aug 2016.


Aircraft, and Operations through 10 Aug 2016.


Supersedes statement prepared on 31 Dec 1984.


Emblem.  Approved on 31 Jan 1979.

 

Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.