309th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 


Birds on Tanker

 

Lineage

309 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 309 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 Jul 1982; 309 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Oct 1986

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 Jun 1962-13 Dec 1966; (deployed at Kadena AB, Japan, 7 Jul-22 Dec 1962; Itazuke AB, Japan, 26 Sep-31 Dec 1963; Cigli AB, Turkey, 5 Aug-27 Nov 1964 and 18 Jan-24 Apr 1966); Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 16 Dec 1966-Oct 1970; England AFB, LA, c. 9 Oct 1970; Homestead AFB, FL, 30 Oct 1970 (operated from Shaw AFB, SC, 23 Aug-30 Sep 1992)

Commanders

Lt Col Carlos O. Beasley, 1965; Lt Col Freddie L. Poston, c. 7 Jan 1966; Lt Col Daniel J. Sheehan Jr., 1 Nov 1967; Lt Col David S. Renshaw, 1968; Lt Col Lawrence W. Whitford Jr., 6 Feb 1969; Lt Col Ronald A. Berdoy, 26 Sep 1969; Lt Col Clarence D. Glenn, 24 Aug-c. 15 Oct 1970; Lt Col Charles W. Hetherington, 30 Oct 1970; Lt Col Donald V. MacKellar, 10 May 1972

Aircraft

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

Operations

Combat in Southeast Asia, 20 Dec 1966-c. 10 Sep 1970.


Campaign Streamers

Presidential Unit Citation: Vietnam, 1 May-31 Dec 1968.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jun-16 Dec 1966; 17 Dec 1966-30 Apr 1968.

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

Tail Code:  SS - Tuy Hoa

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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