20th Fighter Wing History

42ND ELECTRONIC COMBAT SQUADRON

Lineage

Constituted as 42nd Reconnaissance Squadron, Very Long Range, Photographic24 Oct 1945
Activated7 Nov 1945
Inactivated19 Aug 1946
Redesignated 42nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Electronics and Weather11 Dec 1953
Activated18 Mar 1954
Redesignated 42nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Electronic 1 Jul 1965
Discontinued, and inactivated22 Aug 1966
Redesignated 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, and activated15 Dec 1967
Organized1 Jan 1968
Inactivated15 Mar 1974
Redesignated 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron 23 May 1983
Activated 1 Jul 1983
Inactivated 1 Jul 1992
Redesignated 42nd Airborne Command and Control Squadron24 Jun 1994
Activated 1 Jul 1994
Inactivated30 Sep 2002
Redesignated 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron 9 Mar 2006
Activated10 Mar 2006

Assignments

VIII Bomber Command7 Nov 1945
17th Bombardment Operational Training Wing c. 31 Jan 1946
Second Air Force18 Feb 1946
Fifteenth Air Force 31 Mar 194619 Aug 1946
10th Tactical Reconnaissance Group18 Mar 1954
10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing8 Dec 1957
25th Tactical Reconnaissance Group1 Jul 1965
25th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing1 Oct 196522 Aug 1966
Paciific Air Forces15 Dec 1967
355th Tac Ftr Wg (attached to 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 21 Sep - 14 Oct 1970)1 Jan 1968
388th Tac Ftr Wg15 Oct 197015 Mar 1974
20th Tac Ftr Wg 1 Jul 1983
66th Electronic Combat Wing (attached to 20 Tactical Fighter Wing) 1 Jun 1985
20th Tac Ftr Wg (later, 20 Fighter) 25 Jan 19911 Jul 1992
355th Operations Group1 Jul 1994 30 Sep 2002
55th Electronic Combat Group10 Mar 2006

Stations

Smoky Hill AAFld, Kansas 7 Nov 194519 Aug 1946
Spangdahlem AB, Germany 18 Mar 1954
RAF Chelveston, Englandc. 20 Aug 1959
Toul-Rosieres AB, France (deployed at Chambley AB, France, 15 May - 9 Oct 1963)1 Aug 1962
Chambley AB, France 1 Jul 1965 22 Aug 1966
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand 1 Jan 1968
Korat RTAFB, Thailand 22 Sep 197015 Mar 1974
RAF Upper Heyford, England1 Jul 1983 1 Jul 1992
Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona1 Jul 1994 30 Sep 2002
Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona10 Mar 2006

Assigned Aircraft

BOEING B-29 SUPERFORTRESS 19451946
DOUGLAS RB-26 INVADER 19541957
LOCKHEED T/WT-33T-BIRD19551957
DOUGLAS RB-66 DESTROYER 19561965
DOUGLAS WB-66DESTROYER 1957 1960
DOUGLAS B-66 DESTROYER 1960 1966
DOUGLAS EB-66DESTROYER 1968 1974
GRUMMAN EF-111 RAVEN 1984 1992
LOCKHEED EC-130COMMANDO SOLO 1994 2002

Commanders

Lieut Colonel Robert J Ahernc. 7 Nov 1945 Aug 1946
2nd Lt Arthur Covello18 Mar 1954
Col Charles C Leaf1 Apr 1954
Lieut Colonel John E Butler Jr.5 May 1955
Major Kermit T Hanson17 Nov 1956
Capt Arthur J Roehling 2 Aug 1958
Major Loren R Stout Jr. 22 Oct 1958
Capt Arthur J Roehling17 Apr 1959
Major William H Allen 16 Jun 1959
Lieut Colonel Steven R Wilkerson 12 Jul 1960
Lieut Colonel Robert J Pickhardt 16 Feb 1962
Lieut Colonel Max L Fisher2 Jul 1962
Major Donald R Walterhouse 6 Sep 1963
Major James P Estes 10 Jun 1964
Major Robert S Hubbard17 Jun 1964
Major Waller H Roberson Jan 1965
Major Noble J McSwaneJul 1965
Lieut Colonel Kenneth A Krig 1 Feb 1966
Lieut Colonel Gerald D Martini c. 1 Jul 196622 Aug 1966
None (not manned)15 Dec 196731 Dec 1967
Lieut Colonel John B Williams Jr.1 Jan 1968
Col Charles F G Kuyk Jr.by Jun 1968
Lieut Colonel J. E. Ricketts Jr.19 Oct 1968
Lieut Colonel Robert W Childs 11 Apr 1969
Lieut Colonel Paul W Von Wiedenfield18 May 1969
Lieut Colonel Edward J Guider14 Nov 196
Lieut Colonel Henry W Boardman c. 1 Jul 1970
Major Gerald F Loughlin 3 Jul 1970
Lieut Colonel Morris E Shriver 15 Jul 1970
Lieut Colonel Louis E Valanta4 Dec 1970
Lieut Colonel Jack E Tullett 19 Dec 1971
Lieut Colonel Jack F Hurst 4 Aug 1972
Lieut Colonel George C Richardby Apr 1973
Lieut Colonel Robert R Mendoca by Jul 1973
Lieut Colonel Richard Hartford 15 Dec 197315 Mar 1974
Lieut Colonel David L Vesely1 Jul 1983
Lieut Colonel William D McAdams1 Aug 1985
Lieut Colonel Roger W Brooks 26 Mar 1986
Lt Col Michael F Dungan2 Sep 1988
Lieut Colonel Carl D Skakal Jr.1 Mar 1989
Lieut Colonel James N Worth19 Nov 199010 Jul 1992
Lieut Colonel Richard Peters c. Jun 1994
Lieut Colonel Kent D Williams1 Feb 1997
Lieut Colonel Ernest Jones Jr. 16 Feb 1999
Lieut Colonel Terry Dickensheet (temporary)9 Nov 2000
Lieut Colonel Norman D Potter19 Dec 200030 Sep 2002
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