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358 Fighter Squadron (ACC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage. Constituted as 358 Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 12 Nov 1942. Redesignated as: 358 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943; 56 Reconnaissance Squadron, Weather Scouting, on 3 Dec 1945. Inactivated on 20 Nov 1946. Redesignated as 56 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, Weather, on 22 Jan 1951. Activated on 21 Feb 1951. Redesignated as 56 Weather Reconnaissance Squadron on 15 Feb 1954. Inactivated on 15 Jan 1972. Redesignated as 358 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 18 May 1972. Activated on 1 Jun 1972. Redesignated as: 358 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 Jan 1976; 358 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments. 355 Fighter Group, 12 Nov 1942-20 Nov 1946. 2143 Air Weather Wing, 21 Feb 1951; 1 Weather Wing, 8 Feb 1954; 9 Weather (later, 9 Weather Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Feb 1960; 9 Weather Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Jul 1965-15 Jan 1972. 355 Tactical Fighter (later, 355 Tactical Training; 355 Fighter) Wing, 1 Jun 1972 (attached to 354 Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 29 Dec 1973-c. 14 May 1974); 355 Operations Group, 1 May 1992-.

Stations. Orlando AB, FL, 12 Nov 1942; Norfolk Muni Aprt, VA, 17 Feb 1943; Philadelphia Muni Aprt, PA, 4 Mar-16 Jun 1943; Steeple Morden, England, 8 Jul 1943; Gablingen, Germany, 16 Jul 1945; Schweinfurt, Germany, Apr 1946; Mitchel Field, NY, 1 Aug-20 Nov 1946. Misawa AB, Japan, 21 Feb 1951; Yokota AB, Japan, 14 Sep 1951-15 Jan 1972 (detachment operated from Andersen AFB, Guam, 11 Mar 1960-18 Apr 1962). Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1 Jun 1972- (deployed at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, c. 29 Dec 1973-c. 14 May 1974).

Commanders. 1 Lt Theodore B. Marxson, 2 Feb 1943; Lt Col Raymond B. Myers, 8 Feb 1943; Maj Charles J. Rosenblatt, 29 Jun 1944; Capt William J. Hovde, 10 Jul 1944; Lt Col Emil L. Sluga, 2 Aug 1944; Maj Walter V. Gresham Jr., 21 Mar 1945; Maj William J. Hovde, 7 May 1945; Capt Kenneth E. Mikalauskas, 8 Oct 1945; unkn, Dec 1945-20 Nov 1946. Col Robert G. David, 21 Feb 1951; Lt Col Lester R. Ferriss Jr., 28 May 1952; Lt Col Russell W. Neely, 25 Apr 1955; Lt Col Lawrence Cometh, 27 Feb 1958; Col Eugene D. Wallace, 8 Jul 1960; Col Robert V. McKibban, 20 Jul 1963; Col Arthur L. Moreland, 17 Oct 1965; Lt Col James O. Lykins, 10 Apr 1965; Col Whitney L. Morgan, 20 Jul 1966; Col Tedd L. Bishop, 6 Jun 1969; Col Glenn A. Patterson Jr., 8 Aug 1970-c. Jan 1972. Lt Col Donald R. Conway, 1 Jun 1972; Lt Col James C. Ryan, 13 Nov 1972; Lt Col Stanley P. Schneider, 3 Mar 1974; Lt Col Michael A. Nelson, 1 Jan 1975; Lt Col Richard E. Bachman, 27 Jun 1975; Lt Col Robert L. Groshner, 17 Jan 1977; Lt Col Frank N. Assaf, 8 Jan 1979; Maj David A. Sawyer, 23 May 1980; Lt Col Lonnie T. Sanford, 28 May 1980; Lt Col Michael J. Boscia, May 1982; Lt Col George M. Cowan, May 1984; Lt Col Eugene A. Smith, Dec 1985; Lt Col James H. Montman, 17 Jul 1987; Lt Col Charles E. Hicks, 14 Jul 1989; Lt Col Ernest D. Dodson, 17 Jul 1991-unkn; unkn, c. 1993-30 Jun 1997; Lt Col Michael A. Catlin, 1 Jul 1997; Lt Col David M. Votipka, 26 Feb 1999; Lt Col James D. Russell Jr., 4 Aug 2000; Lt Col Terry M. Featherstone, 15 May 2002; Lt Col Wade J. Thompson, 15 Jan 2003; Lt Col Steven G. Gray, 9 Jul 2004; Lt Col Darren T. Hansen, 28 Jun 2006; Lt Col Thomas Zupancich, 30 May 2008; Lt Col Scott C. Campbell, 26 May 2010-.

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. WB-29, 1951-1957; WB-50, 1956-1965; RB-57, 1962-1964, 1966-1972; C-130, 1962-1964; WB-47, 1963-1966; WC-135, 1964-1972. A-7, 1972-1979; A-10, 1979-.

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 14 Sep 1943-25 Apr 1945. Awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation (DUC) for the 5 Apr 1944 attack on airdromes in Germany. Supported combat operations in Korea, 21 Feb 1951-27 Jul 1953. Weather reconnaissance in the Far East, 1951-1972. Trained A-7 aircrews, Jul 1976-Oct 1979 and A-10 aircrews, c. Oct 1979-.
 
Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Korea: First UN Counter-offensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 5 Apr 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: Mar-Oct 1956; 1 Mar 1960-28 Feb 1961; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1971; [1 Jun 1972]-1 Jun 1973; 1 Oct 1976-31 May 1978; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Jan 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2009.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Aug 2011.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Aug 2011.

Supersedes published information contained in: Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999).

Emblem. Approved on 14 Nov 1972; newest rendition approved on 19 Dec 2007.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.