Tactical Fighter Wing
Redesignated 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, and activated, on 26 Oct 1966. Organized on 1 Mar 1967. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1970
Pacific Air Forces, 26 Oct 1966; Seventh Air Force, 1 Mar 1967–31 Mar 1970.
|174th||14 May 1968–11 May 1969|
|355th||Attached 3 Feb–4 Jul 1968, assigned 5 Jul 1968–15 May 1969|
|389th||15 Jun 1969–31 Mar 1970.|
|416th||15 Apr 1967–27 May 1969|
|480th||15 Apr 1969–31 Mar 1970|
Detachment. Det 1., 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron: attached 8 Jun 1967– 13 Apr 1969.
Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam, 1 Mar 1967–31 Mar 1970.
|Unknown||1 Mar–5 May 1967|
|Col Raymond C. Lee, Jr.||6 May 1967|
|Col Edwin A. Schneider,||15 May 1967|
|Col Leroy J. Manor||15 May 1968|
|Col Harry B. Trimble||1 May 1969–31 Mar 1970|
F–100, 1967–1969; F–4, 1969–1970
The 37th Combat Support Group was already operational at Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam, when the wing organized in 1967. Personnel for the wing headquarters and tactical components were in transit from the United States and elsewhere, and tactical operations did not commence until mid-April. Combat in Southeast Asia, 15 Apr 1967– 31 Mar 1970. Flew interdiction, bombardment, escort, and close air support missions. From Jun 1967 to May 1969, also used F–1OOF two-place aircraft for visual and weather reconnaissance and forward air control operations.
Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counter offensive; Vietnam Summer–Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter–Spring, 1970.
Decorations. Presidential Unit Citation: Vietnam, 1 Jul–31 Dec 1968. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Apr 1967–30 Jun 1968; 1 Apr 1969–31 Mar 1970. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Mar 1967–30 Mar 1970.
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