12th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Vietnam

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Note:  History of the unit in SEA only is given.

 

 

 

 

12th Tactical Fighter Squadron

 

Lineage

12th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958.

Assignments

18th Fighter-Bomber (later, 18th Tactical Fighter) Wing, 25 Mar 1958 (attached to 2d Air Division, 1 Feb–15 Mar 1965 and 15 Jun–25 Aug 1965; 314th Air Division, 23–29 Jan 1968).

Stations

Kadena AB, Okinawa (later, Japan), 25 Mar 1958– (deployed at Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1–19 Feb 1965; Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 8 Feb–15 Mar 1965 and 15 Jun–25 Aug 1965.

Aircraft

F–105, 1962–1972

Operations

Combat in Vietnam, 1 Feb–15 Mar 1965 and 15 Jun–25 Aug 1965. 

Honors

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Advisory; Vietnam Defensive.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citation: Southeast Asia, 25 Jun–25 Aug 1965. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Aug 1964–5 Jun 1965. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Dec 1959–30 Nov 1960; 1 Sep 1962–31 Aug 1963; 6 Jun 1965–31 Dec 1966. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966–30 Jun 1970.


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Aircraft:  F-105  

Vietnam Service:  65 - 70


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