45th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 


 

 

Lineage

Redesignated as 45 Tactical Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 17 Apr 1962.  Organized on 8 May 1962.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1971.

Assignments

Tactical Air Command, 17 Apr 1962 (attached to 12 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 May 1962); 15 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jul 1962; 1 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Oct 1970-1 Jul 1971.  

Stations

MacDill AFB, FL, 8 May 1962-1 Jul 1971. 

Commanders

Lt Col Ivan L. McGuire, 1962; Lt Col William A. Alden, 1964; Capt Jack A. Giglio, 8 Oct 1965; Lt Col James Hollingsworth, 20 Nov 1965; Lt Col Paul R. Henderson Jr., 19 Jan 1966; Lt Col Frederick D. Ellis, 14 Aug 1967; Lt Col Solomon D. Whitten Jr., 24 Nov 1968; Lt Col David C. Smith, 15 Jun 1970-1 Jul 1971.

Aircraft

F-84, 1962-1964; F-4, 1964-1971.

Operations

Participated in Tactical Air Command exercises, operations and tests, Oct 1962-Jun 1971 including combat missions while on temporary duty in Southeast Asia, Apr-Aug 1965.

Campaign Streamers

Vietnam: Winter-Spring, 1970. 

Decorations

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jan 1965-1 Jun 1966; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1969.   Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.


Tail Code: 

Aircraft:  F-4  

Vietnam Service:  4/65 -  8/65

Mig Kills: 

 

 

 

 

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


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