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4 Air Support Operations Group (USAFE)

4 Air Support Operations Group

4 Air Support Operations Group

 Lineage.    Constituted as 4 Communications Squadron, Air Support, on 15 May 1942.  Activated on 5 Jun 1942.  Redesignated as: 4 Air Support Communication Squadron on 11 Jan 1943; 4 Air Support Control Squadron on 20 Aug 1943; 4 Tactical Air Communications Squadron on 1 Apr 1944.  Inactivated on 5 Jun 1947.  Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.  Reconstituted, and consolidated (8 Feb 1988) with the 601 Air Support Operations Group, which was established as the 601 Air Support Operations Center Group on 8 Mar 1984.  Activated on 15 Mar 1984.  Redesignated as:   601 Air Support Operations Group on 1 May 1985; 4 Air Support Operations Group on 1 Mar 1988.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1994.   Activated on 1 Aug 1996.   

Assignments.  IV Ground Air (later, IV Air) Support Command, 5 Jun 1942; Desert Training Center, 21 Jan 1943; Fourth Air Force, 7 Sep 1943; Ninth Air Force, c. 16 Nov 1943; IX Fighter Command, 19 Nov 1943; IX Air Support Command, 12 Dec 1943; XIX Air Support (later, XIX Tactical Air) Command, 4 Mar 1944; XII Tactical Air Command, 4 Jul 1945-5 Jun 1947.  601 Tactical Control Wing, 15 Mar 1984; 65 Air Division, 1 Jun 1985 (attached to Seventeenth Air Force for operational control, 31 Oct 1985-14 Mar 1986); Seventeenth Air Force, 15 Mar 1986-1 Jul 1994.  Third Air Force, 1 Aug 1996; Sixteenth Air Force, 1 Nov 2005; Third Air Force (Air Forces Europe), 1 Dec 2006; 435 Air Ground Operations Wing, 16 Jul 2009-.   

Stations.   Hamilton Field, CA, 5 Jun 1942; Camp Young, CA, 4 Nov 1942; Thermal AAB, CA, 12 Feb 1943; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 29 Oct-5 Nov 1943; Scotland, 16 Nov 1943; Aldermaston Court, England, 3 Dec 1943; Criqueville, France, 10 Jul 1944; Nehou, France, c. 13 Jul 1944; St Germain, France, 17 Aug 1944; Autainville, France, 31 Aug 1944; Chalons-sur-Marne, France, c. 14 Sep 1944; Etain, France, 23 Sep 1944; Nancy, France, 5 Oct 1944; Rollingrund, Luxembourg, 7 Jan 1945; Idar Oberstein, Germany, 27 Mar 1945; Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany, 3 Apr 1945; Hersfeld, Germany, 11 Apr 1945; Erlangen, Germany, 23 Apr 1945; Bad Kissingen, Germany, 1 Nov 1945; Bad Neustadt, Germany, 29 Aug 1946-5 Jun 1947.  Frankfurt, Germany, 15 Mar 1984-1 Jul 1994.  Heidelberg, Germany, 1 Aug 1996; Wiesbaden, Germany 31 Mar 2013-.   

Service Streamers.   World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace;    Central Europe. Iraq: Iraqi National Resolution.

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: 1 Jan 1990-31 Jul 1991; [1 Aug 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.    

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 5 Aug 2016.

Supersedes statement prepared on 18 Sep 2012.

Emblem.  Approved on 6 May 1985.

Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.