Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
History of the
42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (TEWS) in Vietnam
Redesignated 42 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Electronic, on 1 Jul 1965.
Discontinued, and inactivated, on 22 Aug 1966. Redesignated 42 Tactical
Electronic Warfare Squadron, and activated, on 15 Dec 1967. Organized on 1
Jan 1968. Inactivated on 15 Mar 1974.
Pacific Air Forces, 15 Dec 1967; 355 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jan 1968
(attached to 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 21 Sep-14 Oct 1970); 388
Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Oct 1970-15 Mar 1974.
Chambley AB, France, 1 Jul 1965-22 Aug 1966. Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 1 Jan
1968; Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 22 Sep 1970-15 Mar 1974.
Col John B. Williams Jr., 1 Jan 1968; Col Charles F. G. Kuyk Jr., (by Jun)
1968; Lt Col J. E. Ricketts Jr., 19 Oct 1968; Lt Col Robert W. Childs, 11
Apr 1969; Lt Col Paul W. Von Wiedenfield, 18 May 1969; Lt Col Edward J.
Guider, 14 Nov 1969; Lt Col Henry W. Boardman, c. 1 Jul 1970; Maj Gerald F.
Loughlin, 3 Jul 1970; Lt Col Morris E. Shriver, 15 Jul 1970; Lt Col Louis E.
Valanta, 4 Dec 1970; Lt Col Jack E. Tullett, 19 Dec 1971; Lt Col Jack F.
Hurst, 4 Aug 1972; Lt Col George C. Richard, (by Apr) 1973; Lt Col Robert R.
Mendoca, (by Jul) 1973; Lt Col Richard Hartford, 15 Dec 1973-15 Mar 1974.
intelligence operations in Southeast Asia, 1968-1973.
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.
Armed Forces Expeditionary
Presidential Unit Citation: Southeast Asia, 12 Apr 1968-30 Apr 1969.
Force Outstanding Unit Awards With Combat "V" Device: 8 Jan-11 Apr 1968; 1
Jul 1969-15 Oct 1970;  Oct 1970-20 May 1971; 18 Dec 1972-15 Aug 1973.
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: [1 Jan 1968]-28 Jan 1973.
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