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gold checkmarkHistory and Lineage

Lineage
Honors
The Aircraft We Flew
With Whom We Served - Our Assignments
Places We Went
Campaign Streamers and Honors
- World War I
- World War II - American Theater
- World War II - Asiatic-Pacific
- Korean War
- Decorations
- Outstanding Unit Awards
- Foreign Decorations
- Operation Just Cause

gold checkmarkLINEAGE:

Organized as 13th Aero Squadron on 14 June 1917.

Demobilized on 29 Mar 1919.

Reconstituted and consolidated (16 Oct 1936) with 104th Aero Squadron which was organized on 25 Aug 1917, redesignated 13th Squadron on 14 Mar 1921, redesignated 13th Attack Squadron on 25 Jan 1923, inactivated on 27 Jun 1924, and activated on 1 Nov 1929.

Redesignated: 13th Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 15 Sep 1939: 13th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 28 Sep 1942; 13th Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 25 May 1943; 13th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder, on 25 June 1951; 13th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical, on 1 Oct 1955.

Discontinued, and inactivated, on 15 Jan 1968.

Activated on 8 Feb 1969. Redesignated 13th Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1973.

Inactivated on 30 Sep 1973.

Redesignated 13th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical, on 30 Sep 1973.

Redesignated 13th Bomb Squadron on 1 May 2000.

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gold checkmarkHONORS:

Campaign Streamers - Thirty Four

Decorations - Nineteen

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gold checkmarkTHE AIRCRAFT WE FLEW:

13th Aero Squadron:
1918

SPAD XIII

104th Aero (Later 13th Attack):
1918

Salmson 2

13th Squadron:
1919-22
1921-22
1922-23

DH-4
XB-1A
GAX (GA-1)

13th Attack Squadron:
1922-23
1929-34
1934-36
1936

DH-4
A-3
A-12
A-17

13th Bombardment Squadron (Light):
1936-39
1939-41
1941
1944-45
1942-45

A-17
B-12, B-18
A-20
A-20
B-25

13th Bombardment Squadron (LNI):
1945-56

A-26/B-26

13th Bombardment Squadron Tactical:
1956-58
1969-72

B-57
B-57

13th Bomb Squadron:
2000 - present

B-1B

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gold checkmarkWITH WHOM WE SERVED
... OUR ASSIGNMENTS

13th Aero Squadron: Unk, 14 Jun 1917 - Jun 1918; 2d Pursuit Group, Jun-Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 1918-29 Mar 1919.

104th Aero (later, 13th Attack) Squadron: Unkn, 25 Aug 1917 - Aug 1918; V Corps Observation Group, Aug-Dec 1918; unkn Dec 1918-1 Jul 1919; Army Surveillance (later, 1st Surveillance; 3d Attack) Group, 1 July 1919-27 Jun 1924. 3d Attack Group, 1 Nov 1929 to consolidation in 1936.

Consolidated Squadron: 3d Attack (later, Bombardment) Group, from 1936 consolidation (attached to 3d Bombardment Wing, Tactical, 13 Aug 1956-24 Oct 1957); 3d Bombardment Wing, Tactical, 25 Oct 1957 (attached to 41st Air Division, 1 Sep 1963-7 Jan 1964); 41st Air Division, 8 Jan 1964; Thirteenth Air Force, c. 10 Apr 1964, (attached to 405th Fighter Wing, 10 Apr 1964-17 Nov 1964); 405th Fighter Wing, 18 Nov 1964-15 Jan 1968 (attached to 2d Air Division, 5 Aug-3 Nov 1964, 17 Feb-21 Jun 1965; attached to 6252d Tactical Fighter Wing, 16 Aug-16 Oct 1965, 16 Dec 1965-17 Feb 1966; attached to 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 17 Apr-17 Jun 1966, 14 Aug-13 Oct 1966, 12 Dec 1966-11 Feb 1967, 11 Apr-8Jun 1967, 1 Aug-26 Sep 1967, 21 Nov 1967-15 Jan 1968). 15th Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Feb 1969, Pacific Air Forces, 15 Sep 1970 (attached to 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Sep-30 Oct 1970); 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 31 Oct 1970; 405th Fighter Wing, c 24 Dec 1972-30 Sep 1973; 7th Operations Group, June 2000-present.

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gold checkmarkPLACES WE WENT:

13th Aero Squadron: Camp Kelly, Tex, 14 Jun 1917; Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, 8 Jul 1917; Garden City, NY, I Nov-3 Dec 1917; St Maixent, France, 1 Jan 1918; Issoudun, France, 27 Jan 1918 (detachment at Meucon, France, 6 Apr-c. 11 May 1918, and Haussimont, France, c. 11 May-c. 24 Jun 1918); Colombey-les-Belles, France, 5 Jun 1918; Toul, France, 28 Jun 1918; Belrain, France,.23 Sep 1918; Souilly, France, 23 Sep 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 16 Dec 1918; port of embarkation, 6 Feb-3 Mar 1919; Garden City, NY, 13-29 Mar 1919.

104th Aero (later, 13th Attack) Squadron: Kelly Field, Tex, 25 Aug 1917;-Garden City, NY, 4-22 Nov 1917; Winchester, England, 8 Dec 1917; Upavon, England, 24 Dec 1917 (detachments at Salisbury and Andover, England, to 6 Jun 1918, and at Yatesbury, England, to 9 Jul 1918); Netheravon, England, 24 Mar 1918; Salisbury, England, 6 Jun 1918; Winchester, England, 10-18 Jul 1918; St Maixent, France, 22 Jul 1918; Epiez, France, 4 Aug 1918; Luxeuil-les-Bains, France, 8 Aug 1918; Souilly, France, 8 Sep 1918; Foucaucourt, France, 20 Sep 1918; Paris, France, 4 Nov 1918 (flight operated from Barricourt, France, 10 Nov 1918-unkn); Belrain, France, 30 Nov 1918; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 14 Jan 1919; St Denis de Pile, France, 29 Jan 1919; Libourne, France, 3 Feb 1919; Bordeaux, France, 10-18 Apr 1919; Roosevelt Field, NY, c. 28 Apr 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, c. I May 1919; Ft Bliss, Tex, c. 15 May, 1919; Kelly Field, Tex, Jun 1919; Ft Bliss, Tex, 6 Nov 1919 (flight operated from Marfa, Tex, 5 Nov 1919-3 Sep 1920; Post Field, Okla, 10 Sep-4 Nov 1920; Marfa, Tex, 17 Nov 1920-Jun 1921); Kelly Field, Tex, 2 Jul 1921-27 Jun 1924. Langley Field, Va, I Nov 1929; Ft Crockett, Tex, 17 Nov 1929; Barksdale Field, La, 27 Feb 1935 to 1936 consolidation.

Consolidated Squadron: Barksdale Field, La, from 1936 consolidation; Savannah, Ga, 10 Oct 1940-19 Jan 1942; Brisbane, Australia, 2S Feb 1942; Charters Towers, Australia, 10 Mar 1942 (detachment operated from Del Monte, Mindanao, 12-14 Apr 1942); Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 10 Jan 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, c. 23 May 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 1 Feb 1944; Hollandia, New Guinea, c. 21 May 1944; Dulag, Leyte, 20 Nov 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 30 Dec 1944; Okinawa, c. 7 Aug 194S; Atsugi, Japan, c. 10 Oct 1945; Johnson AB, Japan, 10 Mar 1950; Iwakuni, Japan, 2 Jul 1950; Kunsan, Korea, c. 15 Aug 195I; Johnson AB, Japan, 2 Oct 1954; Yokota AB, Japan, 17 Nov 1960; Clark AB, Philippines, 10 Apr 1964-lS Jan 1968 (deployed at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, S Aug-3 Nov 1964, 17 Feb-16 May 1965; Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam, 16 May-21 Jun 1965; Danang AB, Vietnam, 16 Aug-16 Oct 196S, 16 Dec 1965-17 Feb 1966, 17 Apr-17 Jun 1966 [operated from Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, 15-22 May 1966], 14 Aug-9 Oct 1966; Phan Rang AB, Vietnam, 10 Oct-13 Oct 1966, 12 Dec 1966-11 Feb 1967, 11 Apr-8 Jun 1967, 1 Aug-26 Sep 1967, 21 Nov 1967-l5 Jan 1968). Macdill AFB, Fla,. 8 Feb 1969-15 Sep 1970; Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 28 Sep 1970-c. 24 Dec 1972; Clark AB, Philippines, c. 24 Dec 1972-30 Sep 1973; Dyess AFB, Texas, June 2000-present.

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gold checkmarkCAMPAIGN STREAMERS & HONORS:

WORLD WAR I

St. Mihiel
Meuse-Argonne
Lorraine

WORLD WAR II - AMERICAN THEATER

Antisubmarine

WORLD WAR II - ASIATIC-PACIFIC

Philipine Islands
East Indies
Papua
Bismark Archipeloag
New Guinea
Leyte
Luzon
Southern Philippines
Western Pacific
Air Offensive - Japan


KOREAN WAR

UN Defensive
UN Offensive
CCF Interdiction
First UN Counteroffensive
CCF Spring Offensive
UN Summer-Fall Offensive
Second Korean Winter
Korea Summer-Fall 1952
Third Korean Winter
Korea Summer-Fall 1953

DECORATIONS
(DUC - Distinguished Presidential Unit Citations)

DUC: Philippine Islands, (12-14 Apr) 1942
DUC: Phillipine Islands, 11-14 Apr, 1942
DUC: Papua, 23 July 1942 - 23 Jan 1943
DUC: New Guinea, 17 Aug 1943
DUC: Korea 27 Jun - 31 Jul 1950
DUC: Korea 22 Apr - 8 Jul 1951
DUC: Korea 1 May - 27 Jun 1953
DUC: Southeast Asia, 10 Oct 1966 - 10 Apr 1967
DUC: Southeast Asia, 10 Mar 1967 - 1 May 1967
DUC: Southeast Asia, 6 Jun 1967 - 18 Jan 1968
DUC: Southeast Asia, 1 Jan - 1 Apr 1971

OUTSTANDING UNIT AWARDS
With Combat "V":
19 Feb 1965 - 19 Feb 1966;
1 Jul 1966 - 30 Jun 1967
1 Jul 1967 - 30 Jun 1968
16 Sep 1970 - 31 Dec 1970;
1 Oct 1971 - 31 Mar 1972;


Regular (Without the Combat "V")
1 Jun 1958 - 30 Jun 1960;
1 Jul 1960 - 31 Mar 1962;
5 Aug 1964 - 31 Mar 1965
5 Aug 1965 - 31 Mar 1966;
8 Feb 1969 - 31 Dec 1969


FOREIGN DECORATIONS

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation;

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 27 Jun - 31 July 1950

Republic of Viet Nam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Jul 1970- 24 Dec 1972


OPERATION JUST CAUSE

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