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Fully loaded F-4D #730 Taking off from DaNang in 1971
Note: History of the unit in SEA only is given.
4th Tactical Fighter Squadron
4th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 20 Jun 1965
4th Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.
33d Tactical Fighter Wing, 20 Jun 1965
366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 12 Apr 1969
432d Tactical Reconnaissance (later, 432d Tactical Fighter) Wing, 31 Oct 1972
388th Tactical Fighter (later, 388th Fighter) Wing, 23 Dec 1975 (attached to 388th Tactical Fighter Wing (Deployed) [later, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing (Provisional)], 28 Aug 199027 Mar 1991); 388th Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991.
Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 12 Apr 1969
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 27 Jun 1972
Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 31 Oct 197223 Dec 1975
F4, 19651967, 19671975, 19761980
Combat in Southeast Asia, c. 3 Jun 196915 Aug 1973. One of the 4ths aircrews earned the last USAF aerial victory of the war by downing a MiG21 on 8 Jan 1973. Combat air cover for the evacuations of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Saigon, Vietnam, Apr 1975. Air cover during the recovery of the SS Mayaguez and its crew, May 1975.
HonorsVietnam: 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. Distinguished Unit Citations: Presidential Unit Citation: Southeast Asia, 1 Apr26 Jun 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: [12 Apr 1969]31 Jul 1969; 1 Aug 19691 Aug 1970; 2 Aug 197031 Mar 1972; 18 Dec 197227 Jan 1973. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 196720 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 19689 Apr 1969. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: [12 Apr 1969]28 Jan 1973.
Tail Code: LA
Mig Kills: 4
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