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

Tactical Air Command, 1 May 1962; 388 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Oct 1962; 23 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Feb 1964 (attached to 2 Air Division, 8-9 Apr 1965, and to 6235 Tactical Fighter Wing [Provisional], 10 Apr-15 Aug 1965); 832 Air Division, 1-31 Jul 1972.

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 Award 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



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


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