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964th Airborne Air Control Squadron

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Country  United States
Garrison/HQ  Tinker Air Force Base
964th Airborne Air Control Squadron
Active  1942-1944; 1944–1945; 1955–1974; 1997-present
Branch  United States Air Force
Role  Airborne Command and Control
Part of  Air Combat Command 12th Air Force 552d Air Control Wing 552d Operations Group


The 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron (964 AACS) is part of the 552d Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. It operates the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) aircraft conducting airborne command and control missions.

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Mission

Provide the Combat Air Force with airborne systems and personnel for surveillance, warning and control of strategic, tactical, and special mission forces.

History

The squadron was an operational training unit for 25th Antisubmarine Wing from, November 1942–October 1943. It went on to train B-17 Flying Fortress replacement crews from, November 1943–April 1944.

It conducted visual reconnaissance, medical evacuation, and light transport services for ground forces in Burma from, 19 December 1944 until 3 May 1945.

The 964th flew long range surveillance missions in the late 1950s. It rotated aircrews to Southeast Asia from, c. 4 April 1965 – 17 May 1974. The 964th also flew combat support missions in Southwest Asia from, 17 January–6 March 1991.

Lineage

4th Search Attack Squadron

  • Constituted as the 362d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 January 1942
  • Activated on 15 July 1942 Redesignated 18th Antisubmarine Squadron (Heavy) on 29 November 1942 Redesignated 4th Sea Search Attack Squadron (Heavy) on 23 October 1943 Redesignated 4th Search Attack Squadron (Heavy) on 22 November 1943 Disbanded on 10 April 1944
  • Reconstituted on 19 September 1985 and consolidated with the 164th Liaison Squadron (Commando) and the 964th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron as the 964th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron
  • 164th Liaison Squadron

  • Constituted as the 164th Liaison Squadron (Commando) on 9 August 1944
  • Activated on 3 September 1944 Inactivated on 3 November 1945
  • Consolidated with the 4th Search Attack Squadron and the 964th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron as the 964th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron
  • 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron

  • Constituted as the 964th Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron on 8 December 1954
  • Activated on 8 March 1955 Inactivated on 30 June 1974 Redesignated 964th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron on 7 February 1977 Activated on 1 July 1977
  • Consolidated with the 4th Search Attack Squadron and the 164th Liaison Squadron
  • Assignments

  • 304th Bombardment Group, 15 July 1942
  • 25th Antisubmarine Wing, 30 December 1942
  • Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command, 24 August 1943 (attached to 1st Sea-Search Attack Unit after 30 September 1943)
  • 1st Search Attack Group, 23 October 1943 – 10 April 1944
  • 1st Air Commando Group, 3 September 1944 – 3 November 1945
  • 8th Air Division, 8 March 1955
  • 552d Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing, 8 July 1955 – 30 June 1974
  • 552d Airborne Warning and Control Wing (later, 552d Airborne Warning and Control Division; 552d Airborne Warning and Control Wing, 552d Air Control Wing), 1 July 1977
  • 552d Operations Group, 29 May 1992–present
  • Operations

  • World War II
  • Vietnam War
  • Operation Desert Shield
  • Operation Desert Storm
  • Operation Deliberate Force
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Operation Unified Protector
  • Operation Inherent Resolve
  • References

    964th Airborne Air Control Squadron Wikipedia


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