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960 Airborne Air Control Squadron (ACC)

960 Airborne Air Control Squadron Emblem

960 Airborne Air Control Squadron Emblem

Lineage. Constituted 60 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Nov 1940.  Activated on 15 Jan 1941.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1944.  Redesignated 60 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, and activated, on 1 Apr 1944.  Inactivated on 27 Dec 1945.  Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with 960 Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron, which was constituted on 8 Dec 1954.  Activated on 8 Mar 1955.  Inactivated on 31 Jul 1969.  Redesignated 960 Airborne Warning and Control Support Squadron on 31 Jul 1979.  Activated on 1 Sep 1979.  Redesignated 960 Airborne Warning and Control Squadron on 1 Jan 1982.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1992.  Redesignated 960 Airborne Air Control Squadron on 26 Jan 2001.  Activated on 1 Mar 2001.

 

Assignments.  39 Bombardment Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 Apr 1944.  39 Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1944-27 Dec 1945.  551 Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing, 8 Mar 1955-31 Jul 1969.  552 Airborne Warning and Control Wing (later, 552 Airborne Warning and Control Division), 1 Sep 1979; 28 Air Division, 1 Apr 1985; 552 Operations Group, 29 May-1 July 1992.  552 Operations Group, 1 Mar 2001-.

 

Stations.  Ft Douglas, UT, 15 Jan 1941; Felts Field, WA, 2 Jun 1941; Geiger Field, WA, 2 Jul 1941; Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, 2 Feb 1942-1 Apr 1944.  Smoky Hill AAFld, KS, 1 Apr 1944; Dalhart AAFld, TX, 27 May 1944; Smoky Hill AAFld, KS, 17 Jul 1944-8 Jan 1945; North Field, Guam, 18 Feb-16 Nov 1945; Camp Anza, CA, 15-27 Dec 1945.  Otis AFB, MA, 8 Mar 1955-31 Jul 1969.  Keflavik Naval Installation, Iceland, 1 Sep 1979-1 Jul 1992.  Tinker AFB, OK, 1 Mar 2001-.

 

Commanders.  1st Lt Horace M. Wade, 15 Jan 1941; 1st Lt William K. Martin, by Mar 1941; Maj James H. Wallace, by Jun 1941-c. 17 Jan 1942; unkn, Feb-Dec 1942; Capt James A. Gunn III, by Jan 1943; Maj Elwood P. Donohue, 5 Sep 1943; Maj Paul E. Johnson, 25 Nov 1943-unkn.  None (not manned), 1-30 Apr 1944; Capt Daniel H. Foxwell, 1 May 1944; Capt Rodger L. Howard, 22 Jun 1944; Lt Col Woodward B. Carpenter, by Sep 1944; Capt William S. Dickey, Oct 1945-unkn.   Unkn, 8 Mar 1955-c. 16 Jan 1956; Lt Col Gary L. Brunnemer, 16 Jan 1956; Lt Col James L. Tyson, 8 Oct 1958; Lt Col William M. Cabral, 15 Aug 1959; Maj Orrin S. Merrill, by Mar 1962; Lt Col Normand H. Traverso, 27 Jul 1962; Maj Robert L. Eldred, 17 Jun 1963; Lt Col Reedis N. Morris, 15 Jul 1963; Lt Col James L. McCall, 6 Aug 1963; Lt Col Francis V. Hooven Jr., c. Jan 1967; unkn, 5 Dec 1968-31 Jul 1969. Lt Col James R. Sterk, 1 Sep 1979; Lt Col Joseph A. Price III, 28 Apr 1980; Lt Col Richard S. Moseley, c. 13 May 1981; Lt Col Steg Egede-Nissen, 4 Jun 1982; Lt Col Gary W. Clark, 12 May 1983; Lt Col Daniel J. Eramo, 13 Jun 1985; Lt Col Frank D. Ruiz, 17 Oct 1986; Lt Col John M. Howell, 3 Oct 1988, Lt Col Daniel D. Metzler, 26 Jul 1990-1 Jul 1992.

 

Aircraft.  B-17, 1941-1942; B-25, 1941; B-24, 1942-1944.  B-29, 1944-1945.  C-121, 1955-1969.  E-3A, 1979-1992.

 

Operations.  A replacement training unit, 1941-1944.  Conducted bombardment missions against Japan, c. 6Apr-14 Aug 1945.  Provided early warning radar surveillance along the East Coast, 1955-1969.  Supported two deployed rotating aircraft with crews in Iceland to provide early detection of Soviet aircraft flying between Iceland and Greenland, 1979-1992.

 

Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.

 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Western Pacific; Air Offensive, Japan.  Global War on Terrorism: GWOT-E.  Iraq: Surge.

 

 Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

 

 Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citations: Japan, 10 May 1945; Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, 23-29 May 1945.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device: 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003.  Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2007.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1957-31 Oct 1958; [1 Sep 1979]-30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Apr 1987-31 Mar 1989; 1 Dec 1989-1 Dec 1991; 1 Jun 2000-31 May 2002; 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.

 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 9 Aug 2016.

 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 1 Jul 1992.

 

Supersedes statement prepared on 9 Apr 2002.

 

Emblem.   Approved on 8 May 1980.

 

Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.