34th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 


 

Lineage

Redesignated 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 15 Mar 1959. Activated on 2 May 1966. Organized on 15 May 1966. 

Assignments

Pacific Air Forces, 2 May 1966; 41st Air Division, 15 May 1966 (attached to 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 May 1966–); 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Jan 1968 (remained attached to 388th Tactical Fighter Wing to 14 Mar 1971); 388th Tactical Fighter (later, 388th Fighter) Wing, 15 Mar 1971

Stations

Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 15 May 1966–23 Dec 1975 (operated from Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 1–27 Feb 1969).

Aircraft

F–105, 1966–1969; F–4, 1969–1974, 1974–1975, 1976–1979.

Operations

Combat in Southeast Asia, by 1 Jul 1966–15 Aug 1973. Combat air cover for the evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Saigon, Vietnam, Apr 1975. Air cover during the recovery of the SS Mayaguez and its crew, May 1975. 

Honors

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: 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; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citation: Southeast Asia, 10 Mar –1 May 1967. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 29–30 Jun 1966; 1 Jul 1966–30 Jun 1967; 1 Jul 1967–30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1968–15 Sep 1969; 15 Mar–20 May 1971; 18 Dec 1972–15 Aug 1973; 15 Oct 1974–12 May 1975; 13–15 May 1975. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 15 May 1966–28 Jan 1973.

 


Tail Code:  JJ JV

Aircraft:  F-105D/F-4D  

Vietnam Service:  5/66 -  1/73

Mig Kills:  5.5

 

 

Note:  History of the unit in SEA only is given.


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