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964 Airborne Air Control Squadron

964 Airborne Air Control Squadron Emblem

964 Airborne Air Control Squadron Emblem

Lineage.  4 Search Attack Squadron (constituted 362 Bombardment Squadron [Heavy] on 28 Jan 1942; activated on 15 Jul 1942; redesignated: 18 Antisubmarine Squadron [Heavy] on 29 Nov 1942; 4 Sea–Search Attack Squadron [Heavy] on 23 Oct 1943; 4 Search Attack Squadron [Heavy] on 22 Nov 1943; disbanded 10 Apr 1944; reconstituted on 19 Sep 1985) consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 164 Liaison Squadron (Commando)

(constituted on 9 Aug 1944; activated on 3 Sep 1944; inactivated on 3 Nov 1945) and the 964 Airborne Warning and Control Squadron (constituted 964 Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron on 8 Dec 1954; activated on 8 Mar 1955; inactivated on 30 Jun 1974; redesignated 964 Airborne Warning and Control Squadron on 7 Feb 1977; activated on 1 Jul 1977). Redesignated 964 Airborne Air Control Squadron on 1 Jul 1994-.


Assignments.  304 Bombardment Group, 15 Jul 1942; 25 Antisubmarine Wing, 30 Dec 1942; I Bomber Command, 24 Aug 1943 (attached to 1 Sea-Search Attack Unit, 30 Sep–22 Oct 1943); 1 Sea-Search Attack Unit (later, 1 Search Attack Group), 23 Oct 1943–10 Apr 1944. 1 Air Commando Group, 3 Sep 1944–3 Nov 1945. 8 Air Division, 8 Mar 1955; 552 Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing, 8 Jul 1955–30 Jun 1974. 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 1977; 552 Operations Group, 29 May 1992–.


Stations.  Salt Lake City AAB, UT, 15 Jul 1942; Geiger Field, WA, 15 Sep 1942; Ephrata, WA, 1 Oct 1942; Langley Field, VA, 29 Oct 1942–10 Apr 1944. Asansol, India, 3 Sep 1944; Inbaung, Burma, 19 Dec 1944; Kan, Burma, 15 Jan 1945; Asansol, India, 31 Jan 1945; Shwebo, Burma, 20 Feb 1945; Ondaw, Burma, 12 Mar 1945; Asansol, India, 31 Mar 1945; Sinthe, Burma, 20 Apr 1945; Magwe, Burma, 4 May 1945; Asansol, India, 10 May–6 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 1–3 Nov 1945. McClellan AFB, CA, 8 Mar 1955–30 Jun 1974. Tinker AFB, OK, 1 Jul 1977–.


Aircraft.  B–18, 1942–1943; A–20, 1942–1943; B–24, 1942–1943; B–34, 1942–1943; B–17, 1942–1944. C–64, 1944–1945; L–5, 1944–1945. RC–121, 1955–1963; EC–121, 1963–1974. E–3, 1977–.


Operations.  Operational training unit for 25th Antisubmarine Wing, Nov 1942–Oct 1943. Trained   B–17 replacement crews, Nov 1943–Apr 1944. Visual reconnaissance, medical evacuation and light transport services for ground forces in Burma, 19 Dec 1944–3 May 1945. Long range surveillance, late 1950s. Rotated aircrews to Southeast Asia, c. 4 Apr 1965–17 May 1974. Combat support in Southwest Asia, 17 Jan–6 Mar 1991.


Service Streamers.  None.

 

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


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

 

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 1 Jul 1969–

30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1971–31 Dec 1972; 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 Jul 1977–30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978–30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1982–30 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 Jan 1973.

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 in 1978.

 

Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.