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USAF 172nd Fighter Squadron Patch

 
$7.00
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3.5 inch or 90mm
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Computer made

 

172d Fighter Squadron

 

Lineage. Constituted 375th Fighter Squadron on 28 Jan 1943. Activated on 10 Feb 1943. Inactivated on 10 Nov 1945. Redesignated 172d Fighter Squadron, and allotted to Michigan ANG, on 24 May 1946. 172d Fighter Squadron (SE) extended federal recognition on 16 Sep 1947. Redesignated: 172d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron in May 1951; 172d Fighter-Bomber Squadron in Nov 1952; 172d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron 18 Aug 1955; 172d Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 12 Apr 1958; 172d Tactical Air Support Squadron on 11 Jun 1971; 172d Fighter Squadron on 15 Mar 1992; 172d Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 2009-present.

 

Assignments. 361st Fighter Group, 10 Feb 1943-10 Nov 1945. 56th Fighter Wing, 1 Feb 1951-1 Dec 1952; 110th Tactical Reconaissance Group, 15 Oct 1962; 110th Tactical Air Support Group, 11 Jun 1971; 110th Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1992; 110th Fighter Wing, Jun 1995; 110th Airlift Wing, 1 Dec 2009-present.

 

Stations. Richmond AAB, VA, 10 Feb 1943; Langley Field, VA, 27 May 1943; Millville AAF, NJ, 20 Jul 1943; Camp Springs Army AAF, MD, 15 Aug 1943; Richmond AAB, VA, 1 Oct-11 Nov 1943; Bottisham, England, 30 Nov 1943; Little Walden, England, 28 Sep 1944 (operated from St-Dizier, France, 23 Dec 1944-1 Feb 1945); Chievres, Belgium, 1 Feb 1945; Little Walden, England, 9 Apr-c. 26 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 9-19 Nov 1945. Kellogg Field, MI, 16 Sep 1947-present. (Selfridge AFB, MI, 1 Feb 1951-1 Dec 1952-Korean War call-up)

 

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. P-51D, 1947-1952; F-51H, 1952-1954; F-86E, 1954-1955; F-89C, 1955-1958; RB-57A, 1958-1971; R-57/E, 1968-1971; O-2A, 1971-1980; OA-37B, 1980-1991; A-10A, 1991-2008; C-21A, 2008-present.

 

Operations. Combat in ETO, 22 Jan 1944-20 Apr 1945. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 1951-1952. Air defense of Midwestern US, 1951-1971. Supported Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Transport of personnel, Small cargo and aero medical evacuation, 2009-.

 

Service Streamers. None.

 

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

 

Decorations. None.

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