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USAF 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron Patch Set

 
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429th TACTICAL FIGHTER SQUADRON
Lineage. Constituted 429th Fighter Squadron on 26 May 1943. Activated on 1 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 5 Dec 1945. Redesignated 429th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 25 Jun 1952. Activated on 10 Jul 1952. Redesignated 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated 16 Dec 1966. Reactivated 15 May 1967. Inactivated 30 Sep 1989.
Assignments. 474th Fighter Group, 1 Aug 1943-5 Dec 1945. 474th Fighter-Bomber Group, 10 Jul 1952 (attached to 58th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 Apr 1953-22 Nov 1954); 474th Fighter-Bomber (later Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Oct 1957-30 Jul 1973; (attached to: 7216th Air Base Group, 19 Jun-15 Oct 1959; 11 Jun-22 Oct 1962; USAFE, 1 Sep-28 Nov 1961; 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, 22 Oct-28 Nov 1962; 7227th Support (later 7227th Combat Support) Group, 3 Jul-13 Nov 1963; Sixteenth Air Force, 7 Apr-c. May 1964; 39th Air Division,  16 Nov 1964-12 Feb 1965; 27th Tactical Fighter Wing, 13 Jul-16 Dec 1965; 15 May 1967-15 May 1968; 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, 18 Mar-29 Jul 1973); 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Jul 1973; 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, 21 Jun 1975-30 Sep 1989.
Stations. Glendale, CA, 1 Aug 1943; Van Nuys Metropolitan Airport, CA, 11 Oct 1943; Lomita Flight Strip, CA, 5 Jan-6 Feb 1944; Moreton, England, 12 Mar 1944; Neuilly, France, 6 Aug 1944; Saint Marceau, France, 2 Sep 1944; Peronne, France, 12 Sep 1944; Florennes, Belgium,21 Oct 1944; Strassfeld, Germany, 30 Mar 1945; Langansalza, Germany, 22 Apr 1945; Schweinfurt, Germany, 16 Jun 1945; Stuttgart, Germany, 25 Oct-21 Nov 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 4-5 Dec 1945; Misawa AB, Japan, 10 Jul 1952; Kunsan, Korea, 10 Jul 1952; Taegu, Korea, 1 Apr 1953-22 Nov 1954; Clovis AFB, NM, 13 Dec 1954-15 Nov 1966; (deployed to:  Incirlik AB, Turkey, 19 Jun-15 Oct 1959, 11 Jun-22 Oct 1962; Chambley AB, France, 1 Sep-28 Nov 1961; Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, 22 Oct-28 Nov 1962; Aviano AB, Italy, 3 Jul-13 Nov 1963; Validati AB, Iran, 7 Apr-c. May 1964; Misawa AB, Japan, 16 Nov 1964-12 Feb 1965; Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 13 Jul-16 Dec 1965; Homestead AFB, FL, 15 May 1967-15 May 1968; Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 30 Jul 1973-12 Jul 1974; Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 14 Jul 1974-15 Jun 1975); Nellis AFB, NV, 15 May 1968-30 Sep 1989.
Aircraft. P-38, 1943-1945. F-84, 1952-1954; F-86, 1955-1957; F-100, 1957-1965, 1967-1968; F-111, 1969-1975; F-4, 1975-1981; F-16, 1981-1989.
Operations. Combat in ETO, 25 Apr 1944-8 May 1945. Combat in Korea, 1 Aug 1952-27 Jul 1953. Combat in Southeast Asia, 13 Jul-16 Dec 1965; 28 Sep 1972-26 Jan 1973, 20 Mar-15 Aug 1973, 30 Jul 1973-12 Jul 1974, 14 Jul 1974-15 Jun 1975. Combat crew training in F-4 and later F-16.
Service Streamers. None.
Campaigns. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Northern France; Normandy; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Korean War: Korean Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea Sumer-Fall, 1953; North Vietnamese Easter Offensive; Vietnam Ceasefire.
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: France, 23 Aug 1944; Korea, 1 Dec 1952-30 Apr 1953. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 16 Dec 1944-25 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 10 Jul 1952-30 Mar 1953. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 9 Mar 1961-9 Mar 1962.
Emblem. Approved 7 Jul 1955.

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