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34 Fighter Squadron

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 34th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 5 Oct 1944. Activated on 15 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1946. Redesignated 34th Fighter-Day Squadron on 26 Aug 1954. Activated on 11 Nov 1954. Redesignated 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 15 Mar 1959. Activated on 2 May 1966. Organized on 15 May 1966. Redesignated 34th Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments. 413th Fighter Group, 15 Oct 1944-15 Oct 1946. 413th Fighter-Day Group, 11 Nov 1954 (attached to Ninth Air Force, 6 Jun-c. 13 Jul 1956); 413th Fighter-Day (later, 413th Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Oct 1957-15 Mar 1959. Pacific Air Forces, 2 May 1966; 41st Air Division, 15 May 1966 (attached to 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 May 1966-); 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Jan 1968 (remained attached to 388th Tactical Fighter Wing to 14 Mar 1971); 388th Tactical Fighter (later, 388th Fighter) Wing, 15 Mar 1971; 388th Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-.
 
Stations. Seymour Johnson Field, NC, 15 Oct 1944; Bluethenthal Field, NC, 9 Nov 1944-7 Apr 1945; Ie Shima, 19 May 1945; Kadena AB, Okinawa, c. 17 Oct 1945; Yontan AB, Okinawa, 29 Jan-15 Oct 1946. George AFB, CA, 11 Nov 1954-15 Mar 1959 (deployed at Shaw AFB, SC, 6 Jun-c. 13 Jul 1956; Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico, 17-22 Jun 1957; Luke AFB, AZ, 13-26 Jul 1958). Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 15 May 1966-23 Dec 1975 (operated from Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 1-27 Feb 1969); Hill AFB, UT, 23 Dec 1975-.

Aircraft. P-47, 1944-1946. F-86, 1954-1956; F-100, 1956-1959. F-105, 1966-1969; F-4, 1969-1974, 1974-1975, 1976-1979; F-16, 1979-.

Operations. Combat in Western Pacific, 20 May-14 Aug 1945. Combat in Southeast Asia, by 1 Jul 1966-15 Aug 1973. Combat air cover for the evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Saigon, Vietnam, Apr 1975. Air cover during the recovery of the SS Mayaguez and its crew, May 1975. F-16 replacement training unit for US and foreign pilots, 27 Sep 1979-1 Jul 1982. Contributed personnel and aircraft for attrition reserves in Southwest Asia at Torrejon AB, Spain, 18-27 Feb 1991. Deployed aircraft and personnel to Southwest Asia to ensure that Iraq complied with treaty terms, 13 Dec 1991-14 Jun 1992.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; China Offensive. 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; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citation: Southeast Asia, 10 Mar -1 May 1967. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 29-30 Jun 1966; 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1968-15 Sep 1969; 15 Mar-20 May 1971; 18 Dec 1972-15 Aug 1973; 15 Oct 1974-12 May 1975; 13-15 May 1975. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 15 May 1966-28 Jan 1973.

Emblem. On a Black disc, border Red, a jagged, Red lightning flash across chief, surmounted by a White ram's head caboshed, eyes and nostrils Red, snorting a cloud of White vapor from each nostril, and having a ring in the nose in the shape of the ace of spades, with two, Red chain segments affixed thereto. Approved on 9 Nov 1945 (151885 A.C.).