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USAF ANG 125th / 157th Fighter Squadron Air National Guard Command Patch

 
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125th Fighter Squadron
Lineage. Designated 125th Observation Squadron, and allotted to the NG, on 30 Jul 1940. Activated on 10 Feb 1941. Ordered into active service on 15 Sep 1941. Redesignated: 125th Observation Squadron (Light) on 13 Jan 1942; 125th Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 125th Liaison Squadron on 2 Apr 1943. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945. Redesignated 125th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to the OK ANG, on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 15 Feb 1947. Redesignated: 125th Fighter Squadron (Jet) in Jun 1950; 125th Fighter Bomber Squadron in Nov 1950; 125th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 1 Aug 1957; 125th Air Transport Squadron on 15 Jan 1960; 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 25 Jan 1973; 125th Fighter Squadron on 15 Mar 1992-Present.
Assignments. Oklahoma NG, 10 Feb 1941; 68th Observation Group, 15 Sep 1941; 77th Observation (later Reconnaissance) Group, 12 Mar 1942; II Air Support Command (later II Tactical Air Division), 11 Aug 1943; III (later I) Tactical Air Division, c. 11 Oct 1943 (attached to 76th Tactical Reconnaissance Group to Jan 1944); US Strategic Air Forces in Europe, 4 Jun 1944; Ninth Air Force, 7 Jun 1944 (attached principally to Headquarters Command, European Theater of Operations, 7 Jun-17Jul 1944, and Ninth Army, 17 Jul-15 Nov 1944, and to XXIX Tactical Air Command [Prov] beginning 15 Nov 1944); IX Fighter Command, 1 Dec 1944 (attached to XXIX Tactical Air Command [Prov] and further attached to Twelfth Army Group, 15 Nov 1944-8 Jun 1945, and principally to Sixth Army Group, 8 Jun-25 Jul 1945); XII Tactical Air Command, 20 Jun-15 Dec 1945 (attached to Headquarters Command, US Forces, European Theater, 25 Jul-15 Dec 1945). 137th Fighter Bomber Group, Nov 1950-10 Jul 1952; 138th Fighter-Interceptor Group, 1 Aug 1957; 138th Air Transport Group, 15 Jan 1960; 138th Tactical Fighter Group, 25 Jan 1973; 138th Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1992; 138th Fighter Wing, 1995-Present.
Stations. Tulsa, OK, 10 Feb 1941; Post Field, OK, 20 Sep 1941; Brownwood, TX, 15 Apr 1942; Abilene, TX, 29 Jun 1942; DeRidder AAB, LA, 26 Jul 1942; Abilene, TX, 27 Sep 1942; Alamo Field, TX, 1 Jul 1943; Desert Center AAF, CA, 11 Oct 1943; Thermal AAF, CA, 11 Nov 1943-18 May 1944; Cheltenham, England, c. 8 Jun 1944; Chedworth, England, 19 Jun 1944; Erlestokes, England, 9 Jul 1944 (detachments operated from France after 23 Aug 1944); St Sauveur-Lendelin, France, 1 Sep 1944, Rennes, France, 3 Sep 1944; Arlon, Belgium, c. 1 Oct 1944; Maastricht, Holland, 21 Oct 1944; Munchen-Gladbach, Germany, 9 Mar 1945; Haltern, Germany, 4 Apr 1945; Gutersloh, Germany, 12 Apr 1945; Brunswick, Germany, 24 Apr 1945; Heidelberg, Germany, 10 Jun 1945; Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, 25 Jul-15 Dec 1945. Tulsa IAP, OK, 15 Feb 1947-Present. (Alexandria AFB (later England), LA, Nov 1950-10 Jul 1952)
Aircraft. In addition to O-38, 1941-1942, and O-47, O-49, O-52 and O-59, 1941-c. 1943, included YO-50, O-57, and O-58 during period 1941-1943; primarily L-5, 1943-1945. P-51D, 1947-1950; F-84B, 1950-1954; F-80C, 1954-1957; F-86L, 1957-1960; C-97G, 1959-1968; C-124C, 1968-1973; F-100D/F, 1973-1978; A-7D/K, 1978-1993; F-16C, 1993-Present.
Operations. Combat in ETO, c. Aug 1944-May 1945. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up. Air defense of Midwestern US. Transportation of cargo to Vietnam and throughout the world, 1960-1973. Deployed to Southwest Asia 10 times and participated in Operation Provide Comfort, Operation Northern Watch, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Service Streamers. American Theater.
Campaigns. Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.
Decorations. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: [20] Oct-17 Dec 1944; 18 Dec 1944-15 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere.
Emblem. Approved 15 Sep 1943.

 

157th Fighter Squadron
Lineage. Constituted 350th Fighter Squadron on 29 Sep 1942. Activated on 1 Oct 1942. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. Redesignated: 157th Fighter Squadron an allotted to South Carolina ANG on 24 May 1946. 157th Fighter Squadron extended federal recognition on 9 Dec 1946. Redesignated: 157th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 10 Oct 1950; 157th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 10 Jul 1952; 157th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Dec 1952; 157th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 5 Sep 1957; 157th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Apr 1975; 157th Fighter Squadron on 15 Mar 1992-Present.
Assignments. 353rd Fighter Group, 1 Oct 1942-18 Oct 1945. SC ANG, 9 Dec 1946; 169th Fighter-Interceptor Group, 5 Sep 1957; 169th Tactical Fighter Group, 1 Apr 1975; 169th Tactical Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1992-1995; 169th Fighter Wing, 1995-Present.
Stations. Mitchel Field, NY, 1 Oct 1942; Richmond AAB, VA, 7 Oct 1942; Baltimore, MD, 26 Oct 1942-27 May 1943; Goxhill, England, 8 Jun 1943; Metfield, England, 3 Aug 1943; Raydon, England, 14 Apr 1944-c. 11 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 16-18 Oct 1945. Congaree AB(later McEntire Joint ANGB) , SC, 9 Dec 1946-Present; (Lawson AFB, GA, 10 Oct 1950; Furstenfeldbruck AB, Germany, Jan 1952-10 Jul 1952, Korean War call-up; Moron AB, Spain, 24 Nov 1961-15 Aug 1962, Berlin Crisis call-up)
Aircraft. P-40, 1942-1943; P-47, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. P-51D, 1946-1950; RF-51D, 1950-1951; RF-80A, 1951-1952; F-51H, 1952-1954; F-86A, 1953-1955; F-80C, 1954-1958; F-86L, 1958-1960; F-104A/B, 1960-1963; F-102A, 1963-1975; A-7D, 1974-1983; F-16A/B, 1983-1994; F-16C/D, 1994-Present.
Operations. Air defense prior to overseas duty. Combat in ETO, 9 Aug 1943-25 Apr 1945. Air defense of southern US, 1952; 1957-1975. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 10 Oct 1950-10 Jul 1952; Berlin Crisis, 1 Nov 1961-15 Aug 1952; Operation Desert Shield/Storm, 29 Dec 1990-22 Jul 1991. Deployed in support of Operation Southern Watch (Qatar, 1996), Operation Northern Watch (Turkey, 2000), Southern Watch (Saudi Arabia, 2001). Operation Enduring Freedom, (Southwest Asia 2002), Operation Iraqi Freedom, (Southwest Asia 2003)
Service Streamers. None.
Campaign Streamers. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Holland, 17-23 Sep 1944.
Emblem.

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