561st

Tactical

Fighter Squadron

 

 



Lineage

Designated 561st Tactical Fighter Squadron, and activated on 1 May 1962. Organized on 1 Oct 1962.

Assignments

23d Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Feb 1964 (attached to 41st Air Division, 6 Mar–8 Jul 1965); 832d Air Division, 1 Jul 1972 (attached to 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 1–14 Jul 1973).

Stations

McConnell AFB, KS, 1 Oct 1962 (deployed at Yokota AB, Japan, 6 Mar–8 Jul 1965; George AFB, CA, 16–26 May 1966, 23 Sep–17 Oct 1966, 17 Feb–9 Mar 1967, 4–18 Aug 1967, 23 Jan–8 Feb 1968, 18 Jun–3 Jul 1968, 15–27 Nov 1968, 6–21 May 1969, and 12 Nov–c. 2 Dec 1969).

Aircraft

F–105, 1964–1980

Operations

Portion of squadron flew combat from Korat RTAFB, Thailand, Apr–Sep 1972. 

Honors

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 6 Apr 1972–27 Jan 1973.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966–28 Jan 1973.


Tail Code:  MD and WW

Aircraft:  F-105  

Vietnam Service:  4/72 - 9/72

 

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


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