557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, was constituted, and activated, on 17 Apr 1962. Organized on 25 Apr 1962. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1970.
Tactical Air Command, 17 Apr 1962; 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 25 Apr 1962; 836th Air Division, 8 Nov 1965; 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Dec 1965–31 Mar 1970.
MacDill AFB, FL, 25 Apr 1962–Nov 1965; Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam, 1 Dec 1965–31 Mar 1970.
Combat in Southeast Asia, 1 Dec 1965–10 Mar 1970.
HonorsVietnam: Vietnam Defensive; 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.
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Dec 1965–30 May 1966; 1 Jun 1966–31 May 1967; 1 Jun 1967–31 May 1968; 1 Jun 1968–31 May 1969; 1 Jun 1969– Mar 1970. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: [1 Dec] 1965– Mar 1970.
Tail Code: XC
Mig Kills: 0
Two fully loaded 557th birds Filling Up
More photos of the Alert Area
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