3rd

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 


 

Lineage.

Redesignated as 3 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 12 Mar 1973. Activated on 15 Mar 1973. Redesignated as 3 Fighter Training Squadron on 19 Dec 1991.

 Assignments
 388 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Mar 1973; 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Dec 1975 (attached to Thirteenth Air Force, 15-16 Dec 1975)

Stations

 Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 15 Mar 1973; Clark AB, Philippines, 15 Dec 1975-19 Dec 1991
 

Commanders

Lt Col Jerry A. Crist, 15 Mar 1973; Lt Col Ralph S. Penney, 27 Mar 1973; Lt Col Edward R. Skowron, 20 Sep 1973; Lt Col David R. Brown, 13 Mar 1974; Lt Col Donald L. Rebtoy, 29 Aug 1974; Lt Col Paul E. Orf, 1 Aug 1975; Lt Col James T. Craig Jr., 17 Dec 1975; Lt Col J. R. Gilchrist, 13 Oct 1976 

Aircraft

 A-7, 1973-1975; F-4, 1975-1991

Operations

Supported evacuation of US personnel from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and from Saigon, South Vietnam, Apr 1975, and the recovery of the SS Mayaquez crew, May 1975

Service Streamers

 None

Campaign Streamers

None for Vietnam

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers

 None

Decorations

 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: [15 Mar 1973]-15 Aug 1973; 15 Oct 1974-12 May 1975; 13-15 May 1975

The majority of the Information on this page is from the USAF Historical Research Agency: http://www.maxwell.af.mil/au/afhra/


 

 

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