13th

Bombardment

Squadron 

 

Lineage

13 Bombardment Squadron, Tactical on 1 Oct 1955. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 15 Jan 1968. Activated on 8 Feb 1969. Redesignated 13 Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1973.

Assignments

Thirteenth Air Force, c. 10 Apr 1964 (attached to 405 Fighter Wing, 10 Apr? 17 Nov 1964); 405 Fighter Wing, 18 Nov 1964?15 Jan 1968 (attached to: 2 Air Division, 5 Aug?3 Nov 1964 and 17 Feb?21 Jun 1965; 6252 Tactical Fighter Wing, 16 Aug?16 Oct 1965 and 16 Dec 1965?17 Feb 1966; 35 Tactical Fighter Wing, 17 Apr?17 Jun 1966, 14 Aug?13 Oct 1966, 12 Dec 1966?11 Feb 1967, 11 Apr?8 Jun 1967, 1 Aug?26 Sep 1967, and 21 Nov 1967?15 Jan 1968). 15 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Feb 1969; Pacific Air Forces, 15 Sep 1970 (attached to 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Sep?30 Oct 1970); 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 31 Oct 1970; 405 Fighter Wing, c. 24 Dec 1972?30 Sep 1973.

Stations

Clark AB, Philippines, 10 Apr 1964?15 Jan 1968 (deployed at Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 5 Aug?3 Nov 1964, 17 Feb?16 May 1965; Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam, 16 May?21 Jun 1965; Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 16 Aug? 16 Oct 1965, 16 Dec 1965?17 Feb 1966, 17 Apr? 17 Jun 1966 [operated from Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 15?22 May 1966], 14 Aug?9 Oct 1966; Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, 10? 13 Oct 1966, 12 Dec 1966?11 Feb 1967, 11 Apr?8 Jun 1967, 1 Aug- 26 Sep 1967, 21 Nov 1967?15 Jan 1968). MacDill AFB, FL, 8 Feb 1969?15 Sep 1970; Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 28 Sep 1970; Clark AB, Philippines, c. 24 Dec 1972?30 Sep 1973.

Aircraft

B?57, 1956?1968. B?57, 1969?1972.

Operations

Rotating deployed crews flew combat operations in Southeast Asia, May 1964?15 Jan 1968. Combat in Southeast Asia, 17 Oct 1970?10 Apr 1972. 

Honors

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Advisory; Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 10 Oct 1966?10 Apr 1967; 6 Jun 1967?18 Jan 1968; 1 Jan?1 Apr 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with the Combat "V" Device: 19 Feb 1965?19 Feb 1966; 15 Sep?31 Dec 1970; 1 Oct 1971?31 Mar 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 5 Aug 1964?31 Mar 1965; 8 Feb?31 Dec 1969. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966?9 Feb 1967 and [28 Sep] 1970?24 Dec 1972.

 


Tail Code:  

Aircraft:  B-57  

Vietnam Service:  See Above


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