8th

Bombardment

Squadron 

 

Lineage

8th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical, on 1 Oct 1955; 8th Attack Squadron on 18 Nov 1969; 8th Special Operations Squadron on 30 Sep 1970.

Assignments

Thirteenth Air Force, 24 Apr 1964 (attached to 405th Fighter Wing, 24 Apr–17 Nov 1964, and further attached to 34th Tactical Group, 5 Aug–3 Nov 1964); 405th Fighter Wing, 18 Nov 1964 (attached to 33d Tactical Group, 18–28 Jun 1965; 2d Air Division, 28 Jun–7 Jul 1965; 6252d Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Jul–15 Aug 1965, 16 Oct–16 Dec 1965 and 15 Feb–7 Apr 1966; 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 8–18 Apr 1966, 15 Jun–15 Aug 1966, 12 Oct–12 Dec 1966, 11 Feb–12 Apr 1967, 7 Jun–2 Aug 1967, and 26 Sep–21 Nov 1967); 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Jan 1968 (attached to 405th Fighter Wing, 15–17 Jan 1968); 3d Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Nov 1969; 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Sep 1970 (attached to 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, 16–30 Jul 1971); 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, 31 Jul 1971; 377th Air Base Group (later, 377th Air Base Wing), 15 Jan 1972 (attached to 6251st Air Base Squadron, 1–14 Sep 1972; Detachment 2, 377th Air Base Wing, 15–30 Sep 1972); 405th Fighter Wing, 1 Oct 1972.

Stations

Yokota AB, Japan, 17 Nov 1960 (deployed at Clark AB, Philippines, 9–23 Apr 1964); Clark AB, Philippines, 24 Apr 1964 (deployed at Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 5 Aug–3 Nov 1964; Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam, 18–28 Jun 1965; Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 28 Jun–15 Aug 1965, 16 Oct–16 Dec 1965, 15 Feb–18 Apr 1966, and 15 Jun–15 Aug 1966; Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, 12 Oct–12 Dec 1966, 11 Feb–12 Apr 1967, 7 Jun–2 Aug 1967, and 26 Sep–22 Nov 1967); Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, 17 Jan 1968; Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 15 Nov 1969; Clark AB, Philippines, 1 Oct 1972–1 Mar 1974.

Aircraft

B–57, 1956–1969; A–37, 1969–1972; C/MC–130, 1974–.

Operations

Southeast Asia, Apr 1964–Sep 1972.

Honors

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Advisory; 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; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): [12 Oct–12 Dec 1966 and 11 Feb–10 Apr 1967]; 6 Jun 1967–18 Jan 1968; 15 Nov 1968–31 May 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 19 Feb 1965–19 Feb 1966; [8 Jul–15 Aug 1965, 16 Oct–16 Dec 1965, 15 Feb–18 Apr 1966, and 15 Jun–15 Aug 1966]; [2 Apr–12 Apr 1967 and 7 Jun–2 Aug 1967]; [26 Sep–21 Nov 1967 and 15 Jan–2 May 1968]; 1 Oct 1968–13 Apr 1969; 14 Apr–15 Nov 1969; [15] Nov 1969–20 Jan 1970; 21 Jan–1 Sep 1970; 1 Dec 1970–25 Jun 1971; 21 Aug–6 Dec 1971; 5 Apr–7 Jul 1972; 8 Jul–1 Oct 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 5 Aug 1964–31 Mar 1965. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 7 Nov 1969–30 Nov 1970.


Tail Code:  

Aircraft:  B-57  

Vietnam Service:  See Above


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