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.
388 Tactical Fighter
Wing, 1 Dec 1971-15 Nov 1974.
Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 1
Dec 1971-15 Nov 1974.
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.
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.
Vietnam: Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 18 Dec 1972-15 Aug 1973.
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