25th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 


25th TFS  #790    Pre-Strike Air Refueling 

 

Lineage

Redesignated 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 18 Jun 1965. Organized on 20 Jun 1965. 

Assignments

8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 28 May 1968.

Stations

Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 28 May 1968; Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 5 Jul 1974.

Aircraft

F–4, 1965–1980 

Operations

 Combat in Southeast Asia, c. 29 May 1968–28 Jan 1973. Supported the evacuation of US personnel from Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Saigon, South Vietnam, Apr 1975. Flew strike missions against Koh Tang Island and Khmer Rouge gunboats during the Mayaguez incident, 13–15 May 1975. 

Honors

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citation: Southeast Asia, 1 Jan–1 Apr 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jan 1967–30 Jun 1968; 1 Jun–30 Sep 1968; 22 Oct 1968–30 Jun 1970; 1 Oct 1971–31 Mar 1972; 1 Apr–22 Oct 1972; 18 Dec 1972–15 Aug 1973. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: [28 May 1968]–28 Jan 1973.


Tail Code:  FA

Aircraft:  F-4D  

Vietnam Service:  5/68 -1/73

 

 

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