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2 Air Support Operations Squadron (USAFE)

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 as 2 Communications Squadron, Air Support, on 8 Apr 1942.  Activated on 20 Apr 1942.  Redesignated as: 2 Air Support Communication Squadron on 11 Jan 1943; 2 Tactical Air Communications Squadron on 1 Apr 1944.  Inactivated on 7 Dec 1945.  Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 2 Air Support Operations Squadron, on 1 Sep 1996.  Activated on 30 Sep 1996. 

Assignments.  47 Bombardment Group, 20 Apr 1942; II Ground Air Support Command, 1 May 1942; III Ground Air (later, III Air) Support Command, 31 May 1942; Twelfth Air Force, 26 Dec 1942; XII Air Support (later, XII Tactical Air) Command, 2 Feb 1943; 64 Fighter Wing, 6 Jul-c. Nov 1945.  4 Air Support Operations Group, 30 Sep 1996-. 


STATIONS.  Will Rogers Field, OK, 20 Apr 1942; Camp Young, Indio, CA, 18 May 1942; Mansfield, LA, 21 Jul 1942; Will Rogers Field, OK, 23 Sep 1942; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 22 Nov 1942-11 Dec 1942; Mers El Kabir, Algeria, 26 Dec 1942; Sainte-Barbe-du-Tlelat, Algeria, 26 Dec 1942; Oran, Algeria, 2 Jan 1943; Oujda, French Morocco, 15 Jan 1943; Algiers, Algeria, 12 Jun 1943; Korba, Tunisia, 1 Jul 1943; Tunis, Tunisia, 18 Jul 1943; Gela, Sicily,  Jul 1943; Palermo, Sicily, 31 Jul 1943; Milazzo, Sicily, 31 Aug 1943; St Antoine, Italy, 11 Sep 1943; Paestum, Italy, 14 Sep 1943; Pontecagnano, Italy, 30 Sep 1943; Naples, Italy, 7 Oct 1943; Caserta, Italy, 24 Oct 1943; Presenzano, Italy, 28 Jan 1944; Sparanise, Italy, 27 Mar 1944; Sermoneta, Italy, 3 Jun 1944; Rome, Italy, 9 Jun 1944; Tuscania, Italy, 17 Jun 1944; Roccastrata, Italy, 2 Jul 1944; Naples, Italy, 16 Jul 1944; St Tropez, France, 14 Aug 1944; Brignoles, France, 20 Aug 1944; Grenoble, France, 30 Aug 1944; Lons-Le-Saunier, France, 7 Sep 1944; Vesoul, France, 19 Sep 1944; Epinal, France, 4 Oct 1944; Sarrebourg, France, 29 Nov 1944; Saverne, France, 8 Dec 1944; Luneville, France, 1 Jan 1945; Sarrequemines, France, 20 Mar 1945; Kaiserslautern, Germany, 25 Mar 1945; Darmstadt, Germany, 1 Apr 1945; Kitzingen, Germany, 15 Apr 1945; Gmund, Germany, 26 Apr 1945; Augsburg, Germany, 2 May 1945; Darmstadt, Germany, 30 May 1945; Stuttgart, Germany, 4 Oct 1945; Darmstadt, Germany, 10 Oct 1945; Mannheim, Germany, 18 Oct 1945; Marseilles, France, Nov-26 Nov 1945; Camp Patrick Henry, VA, 7 Dec 1945.  Wuerzburg, Germany, 30 Sep 1996; Vilseck Army Installation (AI), Germany, 12 Jan 2007.   


Service Streamers.  None. 


Campaign Streamers.  World War II:  Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France; Northern France; Rhineland;       Central Europe.  Iraq: Iraqi Governance.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None. 


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device:  1 Oct 2002- 30 Sep 2004.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  [30 Sep 1996]-30 Jun 1997; 1 Oct 1998-30 Sep 2000; 1 Jan 2006-31 Dec 2007; 1 Jan 2008-30 Jun 2009; 16 Jul 2009-31 Dec 2010; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2011.


Emblem.  Approved on 26 Apr 2000. Squadron should initiate action to reverse the scrolls to meet current AFI84-105, Chapter 3 requirements.


Lineage, Assignments, and Stations through 5 Aug 2016.


Honors through 31 Dec 2011.


Replaces statement prepared on 7 Apr 2015.

 

Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.