480th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 




Pilots of the 480th TFS - 366 TFW

F-4C 64-0806

 

Major David Brewer after his 100th Mission with his GIB

Images courtesy of Major David Brewer's son Brent.

Lineage

480 Tactical Fighter Squadron (constituted as 480 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 30 Aug 1957; activated on 25 Sep 1957; redesignated as 480 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; inactivated on 1 Apr 1959; activated on 30 Apr 1962; organized on 8 May 1962; inactivated on 17 Nov 1971; activated on 15 Nov 1976).

 

Assignments

366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 May 1962; 2 Air Division, 5 Feb 1966 (attached to 6252 Tactical Fighter Wing, 5 Feb 1966-); Seventh Air Force, 1 Apr 1966 (remained attached to 6252 Tactical Fighter Wing to 8 Apr 1966; attached to 35 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Apr-22 Jun 1966); 35 Tactical Fighter Wing, 23 Jun 1966; 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, 10 Oct 1966; 37 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Apr 1969; 12 Tactical Fighter Wing, 31 Mar 1970-17 Nov 1971. 52 Tactical Fighter (later, 52 Fighter) Wing, 15 Nov 1976;

Stations

Holloman AFB, NM, 12 Jul 1963-1 Feb 1966; Da Nang Aprt (later, Da Nang AB), South Vietnam, 5 Feb 1966 (deployed to Korat AB, Thailand, 21-24 May 1966); Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam, 15 Apr 1969-17 Nov 1971. Spangdahlem AB, West Germany, 15 Nov 1976-1 Apr 1994.

Commanders

Maj Leland W. Dawson, 10 Jul 1962; Lt Col William E. Archbold, 12 Jul 1962; Lt Col Robert P. Pasqualicchio, 30 Apr 1965; Lt Col Leland W. Dawson, 24 Jun 1966; Lt Col George H. Sylvester, 8 Oct 1966; Lt Col Robert B. Tanguy, 26 Dec 1966; Lt Col John W. Armstrong, c. Jun 1967; Lt Col Robert F. Brockmann, 10 Nov 1967; Lt Col Donald R. D'Amico, 28 May 1968; Lt Col Edwin J. Scarff, 30 Oct 1968; Lt Col David W. Shoup, 1 Apr 1969; Lt Col Jack E. Shepard, 4 Dec 1969; Lt Col Kenneth D. Burns, 4 Mar 1970; Lt Col Robert B. Kendall, 23 Apr 1970; Lt Col William C. Thomas, 12 Oct 1970; Lt Col John S. Garrett, 17 Feb 1971; Lt Col Charles J. Cunningham Jr., 17 Jun-17 Nov 1971. Lt Col Howard K. Carroll, 15 Nov 1976

Aircraft

F-84, 1962-1965. F-4, 1965-1971

Operations

Deployed to South Vietnam in Feb 1966 and through Oct 1971 flew combat mission.

Campaign Streamers

Vietnam: 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.

 

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citations: Vietnam, 23 Apr-1 Aug 1967; 8 Feb-8 Apr 1971.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: [5 Feb 1966]-31 Mar 1967; 1 Apr 1967-31 Mar 1968; 1 Apr 1968-31 Jul 1969; 1 Apr 1969-31 Mar 1970; 1 Apr 1970-21 Oct 1971.

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 31 Mar 1970-10 Nov 1971; 1 Apr 1966-17 Nov 1971.

 
 

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Aircraft:  F-4  

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