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42d Tactical Missile Squadron

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Active  1942-1944; 1953-1954
Role  Antisubmarine Warfare
Country  United States
42d Tactical Missile Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 42d Tactical Missile Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 1st Search Attack Group, based at Langley Field, Virginia. It was inactivated on 10 April 1944.

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History

Tested electronic equipment and trained crews for its use in antisubmarine operations; antisubmarine patrols, July 1942 until late 1943. Not manned or equipped 1953-1954.

Lineage

  • Constituted 2d Search Attack Squadron (Medium) on 8 June 1942
  • Activated on 17 June 1942 Redesignated: 2d Sea-Search Attack Squadron (Heavy) on 24 June 1943 Redesignated: 2d Search Attack Squadron (Heavy) on 22 November 1943 Disbanded on 10 April 1944.
  • Reconstituted and consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with 942d Forward Air Control Squadron
  • Constituted as 942d Forward Air Control Squadron on 18 Mar 1953 Activated 20 Jun 1953 Inactivated on 8 Mar 1954
  • Re-designated as 42d Tactical Missile Squadron on 19 Sep 1985 (Remained inactive)
  • Assignments

  • 1st Sea-Search Attack Unit (later Search Attack Group), 17 June 1942 – 10 April 1944
  • Air echelon attached to I Bomber Command, 17-23 Apr 1942

    Stations

  • Langley Field, Virginia, 17 June 1942 – 10 April 1944
  • Operated from: NAS Key West, Florida, 17–23 August 1942 Operated from: Edinburgh Field, Trinidad, 20 September-21 October 1942
  • Chunchon AB, South Korea, 20 Jun 1953-8 Mar 1954
  • Aircraft

  • B-25 Mitchell, 1942
  • B-18 Bolo, 1942–1943
  • B-34 Ventura, 1943–1944
  • References

    42d Tactical Missile Squadron Wikipedia


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