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435th Tactical Fighter Squadron
435th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 8 Aug 1974.
8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 24 Jul 1966–8 Aug 1974.
Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, and Kung Kuan AB, Taiwan [split deployment], 12 Oct–20 Dec 1965; detachment operated at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 5 Jun–c. 23 Jul 1966); Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 24 Jul 1966; Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 2 Aug 1967–8 Aug 1974.
F–104, 1959–1967; F–4, 1967–1974.
Air defense in Southeast Asia, 12 Oct–20 Dec 1965. Combat in Southeast Asia, Jul 1966–15 Aug 1973.
HonorsVietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; 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.
Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 16 Dec 1966–2 Jan 1967; 1 Mar 1967–31 Mar 1968; 1 Jan–1 Apr 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 24 Jul–[15 Dec] 1966; 1 Apr–30 Sep 1968; 1 Jan–31 Dec 1970; 1 Oct 1971–31 Mar 1972; 1 Apr–22 Oct 1972; 18 Dec 1972–15 Aug 1973. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 27 May 1966–28 Jan 1973.
Tail Code: FO
Mig Kills: 6.5
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