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434th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 





Lineage

 434 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 434 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 Oct 1975.   Inactivated on 3 May 1991.  

Assignments

479 Fighter-Day (later, 479 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Oct 1957; 35 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Oct 1971 (attached to 49 Tactical Fighter Wing, 12 Aug-6 Oct 1972);

Stations

George AFB, CA, 1 Dec 1952 (deployed to Moron AB, Spain, 9 Aug-17 Dec 1961; Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 12 Aug-6 Oct 1972)

Commanders

 
   Lt Col Frederick B. Hoenniger, 15 Jun 1970; Lt Col Harlan D. Sutherland, 15 Jun 1972; Lt Col William J. Follmer, by 1 Apr 1973; Lt Col Anthony S. Cushenberry, 20 Jan 1975-31 Mar 1976

Aircraft

  F-4, 1966-1976

Operations
In 1966, began training F-4 crews for assignment in Southeast Asia.  In Aug 1972, deployed to Thailand, where it served under operational control of 49 Tactical Fighter Wing.  Engaged in combat over North and South Vietnam.  Redeployed to US in Oct 1972.  

Service Streamers.  None.   

Decorations

  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  10 Oct 1966-31 Mar 1967
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 27 Jul-6 Oct 1972.  

 


 

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



 

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


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