57 Rescue Squadron (USAFE)

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Lineage.  Constituted 57 Air Rescue Squadron on 17 Oct 1952.  Activated on 14 Nov 1952.  Redesignated:  57 Air Recovery Squadron on 1 Jul 1965; 57 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron on 8 Jan 1966.  Inactivated on 1 Dec 1972.  Redesignated as 57 Rescue Squadron on 5 Feb 2015.  Activated on 18 Feb 2015.

Assignments.  7 Air Rescue Group, 14 Nov 1952 (attached to Commander in Chief, USAFE, 14 Nov 1952; Atlantic Division, Military Air Transport Service, 1 Aug 1954-7 Sep 1955); 9 Air Rescue Group, 8 Sep 1955; Air Rescue (later, Aerospace Rescue & Recovery) Service, 24 Jun 1958; Atlantic Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Center, 1 Apr 1967; 40 Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Wing, 7 Feb 1969-1 Dec 1972.  48 Operations Group, 18 Feb 2015-.

Stations.  Lajes Field, Azores, 14 Nov 1952-1 Dec 1972.  RAF Lakenheath, UK, 18 Feb 2015-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Navy Meritorious Unit Citation:  1 Jul 1967-26 Jul 1969.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jun 1959-31 Dec 1963; 1 Jul 1965-30 Jun 1967; 8 Feb 1969-30 Apr 1970; 1 May 1971-30 Apr 1972.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 31 Jul 2015.

Emblem.  Approved on 31 Jul 1969.  Squadron should request to have the emblem digitized to conform to AFI84-105, Chapter 3.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.