Designated 562d Tactical Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 1 May 1962. Organized on 1 Oct 1962. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1972.
23d Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Feb 1964 (attached to 6235th Tactical Fighter Wing, 6 Aug–7 Nov 1965; 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Nov–c. 4 Dec 1965).
McConnell AFB, KS, 1 Oct 1962–31 Jul 1972 (deployed at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 6 Aug–c. 4 Dec 1965).
F–105, c. 1963–1972. F–105, 1974–1980
Combat in Southeast Asia, 6 Aug–4 Dec 1965.
Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive.
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 13 Aug–1 Dec 1965.
Tail Code: ME
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