357th Tactical Fighter Sqdrn - Vietnam

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

 

 

 

 

357th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Lineage

Redesignated 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 13 Apr 1962. Organized on 8 Jul 1962. Inactivated on 10 Dec 1970. Activated on 15 Mar 1971. 

Assignments

835th Air Division, 8 Nov 1965 (attached to 23d Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 8 Nov 1965–28 Jan 1966); 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 29 Jan 1966–10 Dec 1970. 23d Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Mar 1971; 4453d Combat Crew Training Wing, 22 Mar 1971; 355th Tactical Fighter (later, 355th Tactical Training; 355th Fighter) Wing, 1 Jul 1971

Stations

McConnell AFB, KS, 21 Jul 1964 (deployed at Yokota AB, Japan, c. 9 Aug–c. 9 Dec 1964; Korat RTAFB, Thailand, c. 12 Jun–c. 8 Nov 1965); Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 29 Jan 1966–10 Dec 1970. 

Aircraft

F–105, 1962–1970. 

Operations

Combat in Southeast Asia, c. 13 Jun–c. 7 Nov 1965 and 8 Feb 1966–6 Oct 1970. 

Honors

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.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 11 Jun–21 Nov 1965; 29 Jan–10 Oct 1966; 11–12 Aug and 24–28 Oct 1967; 12 Apr 1968–30 Apr 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 12 Oct 1966–11 Apr 1967; 12 Apr 1967–11 Apr 1968; 1 Jul 1969–24 Nov 1970.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966–10 Dec 1970.


Tail Code:  RU

Aircraft:  F-105D  

Vietnam Service:  6-11/65 and  -  2/66 - 10/70

Mig Kills:  4


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