555th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Vietnam

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

 

 

 

 

555th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Lineage

555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, activated, and organized, on 8 Jan 1964. 

Assignments

12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Jan 1964 (attached to 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, 12 Dec 1964–9 Mar 1965, 11 Dec 1965–21 Feb 1966, and 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 22 Feb–4 Mar 1966); Thirteenth Air Force, 4 Mar 1966 (attached to 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 4–24 Mar 1966); 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 25 Mar 1966; 432d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Jun 1968.

Stations

 Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, c. 25 Feb 1966; Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 20 Jul 1966; Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 28 May 1968–5 Jul 1974.

Aircraft

F–4, 1964–1974.

Operations

Combat in Southeast Asia, Feb 1966 until close of hostilities. 

Honors

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; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 16 Dec 1966–2 Jan 1967; 1 Mar 1967–31 Mar 1968; 1 Nov 1968–31 Oct 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 25 Mar–31 May 1966; 1 Apr–28 May 1968; 21 Nov 1969–20 Nov 1970; 21 Nov 1970–6 Apr 1971; 18 Dec 1972–27 Jan 1973. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 15 Oct 1965–25 Mar 1966. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966–28 Jan 1973.


Tail Code:  OY

Aircraft:  F-4D  

Vietnam Service:  2/66 - 1/73

Mig Kills:  39


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