42d Tactical Missile Squadron

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2d Search Attack Squadron
2dseasearchattack-emblem.jpg
Emblem of the 2d Search Attack Squadron
Active 1942-1944; 1953-1954
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Antisubmarine Warfare

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Air echelon attached to I Bomber Command, 17-23 Apr 1942

Stations[edit]

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[edit]

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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