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355th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 


 

355th in the fall of 1968.  The Squadron Commander, Lt Col Al Baker is 4th from the right in the back row.  Fifth from the left in the back row is Maj Jack Dickey.  He was a former USAF Thunderbird pilot and later attained the rank of Brigadier General.

 

Lineage

Redesignated 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1970. Activated on 1 Nov 1970

Assignments

37th Tactical Fighter Wing, 3 Feb 1968–); 113th Tactical Fighter Wing, 22 Apr 1968 (remained attached to 37th Tactical Fighter Wing to 4 Jul 1968); 37th Tactical Wing, 5 Jul 1968; 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 19 May 1969–30 Sep 1970. 354th Tactical Fighter (later, 354th Fighter) Wing, 1 Nov 1970–31 Mar 1992

Stations

Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam, 3 Feb–4 Jul 1968); Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam, 5 Jul 1968; Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 15 May 1969–30 Sep 1970. Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, 1 Nov 1970–31 Mar 1992 (operated from Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 10 Oct 1972–16 Mar 1973

Aircraft

F–100, 1956–1970. A–7, 1970–1977

Operations

Combat in Southeast Asia, Feb 1968–Sep 1970 and Oct 1972–Mar 1973

Honors

Campaign Streamers Vietnam: 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.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations: Southeast Asia, 1 Jul–31 Dec 1968; Southeast Asia, 10 Oct 1972–30 Apr 1973. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1962–31 Dec 1963; 3 Feb–30 Jun 1968; 1 Nov 1970–31 May 1972. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 22 Jan 1968–31 Aug 1970.


Tail Code:  HP

Aircraft:  A-7, F-100  

Vietnam Service:  

Mig Kills:  

 







 

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