44th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 


 

 

Lineage

44th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 44th Fighter Squadron on 1 Oct 1991.

Assignments

 18th Fighter-Bomber (later, 18th Tactical Fighter) Wing, 1 Oct 1957 (attached to 2d Air Division, 18 Dec 1964–25 Feb 1965, 21 Apr–23 Jun 1965, and 19–29 Oct 1965); 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 25 Apr 1967 (attached to 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 10–14 Oct 1969); 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Oct 1969; Thirteenth Air Force, 10 Dec 1970; 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Mar 1971.

Stations

Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 18 Dec 1964–25 Feb 1965, 21 Apr–22 Jun 1965, and 10–29 Oct 1965); Korat RTAFB, Thailand 25 Apr 1967 (deployed at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 1–27 Feb 1969); Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 10 Oct 1969–15 Mar 1971.

Aircraft

F–100, 1957–1964; F–105, 1963–1966, 1967–1970; F–4, 1971–1980.

Operations

Combat in Southeast Asia, 18 Dec 1964–25 Feb 1965, 21 Apr–22 Jun 1965, 19–29 Oct 1965, and 25 Apr 1967–6 Oct 1970. Unmanned, 31 Dec 1966–24 Apr 1967 and Nov 1970–15 May 1971. 

Honors

Vietnam: Vietnam Advisory; Vietnam Defensive; 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.

Decorations Presidential Unit Citations: Southeast Asia, 22 Apr–23 Jun 1965 and 22–28 Oct 1965; Southeast Asia, 25 Apr–1 May 1967. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Aug 1964–5 Jun 1965; 25 Apr–30 Jun 1967; 1 Jul 1967–30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1968–15 Sep 1969; 15 Oct 1969–24 Nov 1970. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 6 Jun 1965–31 Dec 1966. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 7 Mar 1967–15 Mar 1971.


Tail Code:  RE

Aircraft:  F-105D/F-4D  

Vietnam Service:  4/67 -  3/71

Mig Kills:  1

 

 

 

 

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


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