Wild Weasel



 

 

 

17th

Wild Weasel

Squadron 

 

 


Lineage

17 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 6 Dec 1939. Inactivated on 2 Apr 1946. Redesignated 17 Wild Weasel Squadron on 12 Nov 1971. Activated on 1 Dec 1971. Inactivated on 15 Nov 1974. Redesignated 17 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 11 Dec 1981.

Assignments

 388 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Dec 1971-15 Nov 1974.

Stations

 Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 1 Dec 1971-15 Nov 1974.

Commanders

  Lt Col Kenneth H. McArn, 1 Dec 1971; Lt Col James W. O'Neil, 13 May 1972; Lt Col Edward T. Rock, 12 Jun 1972; Lt Col Harrison W. Matthews, 1 Mar 1973; Lt Col J. D. Tindall, 1 Jun 1973; Lt Col Harrison W. Matthews, c. 16 Jun 1973; Lt Col J. D. Tindall, 13 Nov 1973; Lt Col Alan K. Rutherford, 28 Feb 1974; Lt Col Bobby L. Martin, 1 Jun 1974; Lt Col Gordon M. Walcott, 29 Aug-15 Nov 1974.

Aircraft

F-105, 1971-1974.

Operations

 Combat in Southeast Asia, Dec 1971- Apr 1973; thereafter maintained capability to deliver Wild Weasel support for B-52, F-111, and F-4 aircraft, and a hunter-killer role until inactivated in 1974.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers

 Vietnam: Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations

 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 18 Dec 1972-15 Aug 1973.

 

 


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