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430th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 




Lineage

 Redesignated as 430 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1989.
 
Assignments

474 Fighter-Bomber (later, 474 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Oct 1957; 4531 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Nov 1966; 474 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Sep 1968-1 Jul 1989.

Stations

Clovis (later, Cannon) AFB, NM, 13 Dec 1954; Homestead AFB, FL, 15 Nov 1966; Nellis AFB, NV, 15 Sep 1968-1 Jul 1989 (deployed at Tahkli AB, Thailand, 1 Oct 1972-31 Mar 1973).
 
Commanders

 Maj Robert L. Herman, 14 Mar 1962; Maj Emmett G. Saxon, 15 Dec 1963; Maj Edward Hernandez, 3 Apt 1964; Lt Col Robert L. Herman, 1 Aug 1964-unkn; unkn, 15 Sep 1965-22 Feb 1967; Lt Col Lloyd O. Hawkins, 23 Feb 1967-15 Sep 1968; Lt Col Robert K. Crouch, c. 16 Sep 1968; Lt Col William R. Powers, 25 Jun 1970; Lt Col James D. Black, 13 Apr 1972; Lt Col John O. Hanford, 18 Jun 1972; Lt Col Eugene F. Martin, by 30 Jun 1972; Lt Col Richard A. Flietz, 26 Apr 1974
Aircraft

F-111, 1969-1975
 
Operations

 Deployed at Tahkli AB, Thailand, Sep-Dec 1962. Not operational, Sep 1965-Feb 1967. F-4D replacement training unit, Sep 1967-Sep 1968. Received F-111s in Mar 1969. Performed combat operations in Southeast Asia, Oct 1972-Mar 1973.
 
Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers

Vietnam: Vietnam Ceasefire.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 9 Mar 1961-9 Mar 1962
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 28 Sep 1972-28 Jan 1973.


 

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


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