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308th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 


 

Lineage

308 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 308 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 9 Oct 1980

Assignments

18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 13 Mar-30 Apr 1963; unkn, 1 May-3 Jul 1963; 7231 Combat Support Group, 9 Feb-5 May 1964 and 9 Mar-8 Jul 1965); 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 2 Dec 1965 (attached to 31 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Nov-25 Dec 1966); 31 Tactical Fighter Wing, 25 Dec 1966; 4403 Fighter Wing, 5 Oct 1970; 31 Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Oct 1970 (attached to 432 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 28 Apr-29 Jul 1972; 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 11 Dec 1972-11 Jun 1973).

Stations

 Homestead, AFB, FL, 1 Oct 1962-c. 5 Dec 1965 (deployed at Kadena AB, Okinawa, 13 Mar-30 Apr 1963; Itazuke AB, Japan, 1 May-3 Jul 1963; Cigli AB, Turkey, 9 Feb-5 May 1964 and 9 Mar-8 Jul 1965); Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, c. 7 Dec 1965; Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 15 Nov 1966-30 Sep 1970; England AFB, LA, 5 Oct 1970; Homestead AFB, FL, 30 Oct 1970 (deployed at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 28 Apr-29 Jul 1972; Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 11 Dec 1972-11 Jun 1973

Commanders

Maj Louie E. Lovitt, 28 Apr 1962; Lt Col Alfred N. King, 14 Aug 1962; Lt Col Durward B. Russell Jr., 22 Sep 1964; Lt Col Alan E. Wockenfuss, c. Jun 1966; Lt Col Hubert N. Skidmore, c. 1967; Lt Col Jack M. Smith, c. 19 Mar 1968; Lt Col Thomas G. Ferrara, 1968; Lt Col James Rodeen, 30 Jun 1969; Lt Col Willliam J. Hosmer, 30 Aug 1969; Lt Col Henry Buttelman, 28 Mar 1970; Lt Col David L. Robb, 6 Jul 1970-c. 15 Oct 1970; Lt Col George L. Schulstad, 30 Oct 1970; Lt Col Benjamin F. Ingram Jr., 19 Feb 1971; Lt Col Robert F. Johnston II, 3 Oct 1971; Lt Col Thomas E. Colvin, 1 Sep 1972; Lt Col Steve Braswell, 10 Nov 1972; Lt Col Abner Prophett, 1 Mar 1973; Lt Col Henry D. Canterbury, 23 Jul 1973; Lt Col James D. Terry, 31 Jan 1975

Aircraft

F-100, 1957-1970; F-4, 1970-1986

Operations

Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; 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; Vietnam Ceasefire.


Campaign Streamers

Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; 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; Vietnam Ceasefire.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations

 Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:1 Mar-30 Nov 1962

 Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 16 Dec 1966-15 Oct 1970.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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