563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron - SEA

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

 

 

 

 

563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron

Lineage

Designated  563d Tactical Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 1 May 1962. Organized on 1 Oct 1962. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1972.

Assignments

23d Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Feb 1964 (attached to 2d Air Division, 8–9 Apr 1965, and to 6235th Tactical Fighter Wing [Provisional], 10 Apr–15 Aug 1965).

Stations

McConnell AFB, KS, 1 Oct 1962–31 Jul 1972 (deployed at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 8 Apr–15 Aug 1965 and at Eglin AFB, FL, 22 Apr–3 Jun 1971).

Aircraft

F–105, 1963–1966, 1966–1972.

Operations

Combat in Southeast Asia, 8 Apr–15 Aug 1965. 

Honors

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 8 Apr–8 Jun 1965; 29 Jun–15 Aug 1965.


Tail Code:  MF

Aircraft:  F-105  

Vietnam Service:  4/65 - 8/65


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