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USAF OH ANG 164th Airlift Squadron Desert Patch

 
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164th Airlift Squadron
Lineage. Constituted 363rd Fighter Squadron and activated on 1 Dec 1942. Inactivated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated 164th Fighter Squadron and allotted to the Ohio ANG on 24 May 1946. 164th Fighter Squadron extended federal recognition on 20 Jun 1948. Redesignated 164th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 5 Nov 1952; 164th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 10 Nov 1958; 164th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 5 Jan 1976; 164th Airlift Squadron on 15 Mar 1992-present.
Assignments. 357th Fighter Group, 1 Dec 1942-20 Aug 1946. 179th Tactical Fighter Group, 15 Oct 1962; 179th Airlift Group, 15 Mar 1992; 179th Airlift Wing, 11 Oct 1995-present.
Stations. Hamilton Field, CA, 1 Dec 1942; Tonopah AAF, NV, 6 Mar 1943; Santa Rosa AAF, CA, 3 Jun 1943; Oroville AAF, CA, 18 Aug 1943; Casper AAF, WY, 7 Oct-9 Nov 1943; Raydon, England, 1 Dec 1943; Leiston, England, 1 Feb 1944; Neubiberg, Germany, 20 Jul 1945-20 Aug 1946. Mansfield MAP (later Mansfield-Lahm MAP), OH, 20 Jun 1948-present.
Aircraft. P-39, 1943; P-51, 1943-1946. F-51D, 1948-1949; F-51H, 1949-1953; F80C-1953-1954; F-84E, 1954-1957; F-84F; 1957-1972; F-100D/F, 1972-1975; C-130B, 1975-1991; C-130H, 1991-2010; C-21A, 2010-2011; C-27J, 2010-present.
Operations. Combat in ETO, 11 Feb 1944—25 Apr 1945. Called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis, 1961-1962. Airlift missions in support of: Volant Oak (Panama) 1979; Reforger (Alaska) 1983; Volant Partner (Germany) 1987-1992; Operation Desert Shield (Saudi Arabia) 1990; Operation Desert Storm (Kuwait) 1991; Operation Restore Hope (Somalia) 1992-1993; Operation Provide Promise (Bosnia) 1993-1994; Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia) 1996-1999; Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia) 1998-1999; Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia) 1999-2002; Operation Southern Watch 1996-1999; Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti) 1994; Operation Shining Hope (Kosovo) 1999; Operation Noble Eagle 2001-2002; Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) 2003-2004; Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) 2003-2004.
Service Streamers. None.
Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 6 Mar and 29 Jun 1944; Derben, Germany, 14 Jan 1945. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: 11 Feb 1944-15 Jan 1945.
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