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390th Electronic Combat Squadron
390th Fighter Squadron.jpg
390th Electronic Combat Squadron Patch
Active 1 June 1943 – 20 August 1946
1 January 1953 – 1 April 1959
30 April 1962 – 1 October 1982
15 December 1982 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Electronic Combat
Part of Air Combat Command
Twelfth Air Force
366th Fighter Wing
366th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Mountain Home Air Force Base
Nickname(s) Wild Boars
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg DUC
Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg PUC
Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA w/ V Device
Belgium Fourragère
Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg RVGC w/ Palm

The 390th Electronic Combat Squadron (390 ECS) is part of the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. It operates EA-6B & EA-18G aircraft conducting the electronic attack mission.

Mission[]

History[]

EF-111 Raven in flight

The 390th flew combat missions in the European Theater of Operations from 14 March 1944 – 3 May 1945 and Southeast Asia from, c. 18 November 1965 – 14 June 1972.[1]

The squadron conducted replacement training from, 1 July 1974 – c. 18 August 1976. It trained EF-111 Raven aircrews in electronic countermeasures from, 15 December 1982 – 4 August 1992. The 390th again saw combat when it jammed radar sites during the invasion of Panama in December 1989, and the Gulf War from, 17 January 1991 – 6 March 1991. The 390 FS also deployed aircraft and aircrews to Turkey and Saudi Arabia from, 10 January–c. 11 September 1992.[1]

It was redesignated the 390th Electronic Combat Squadron again on 27 Sep 2010.[2]

Operations[]

Lineage[]

  • 390th Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) (1943)
  • 390th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1943–1952)
  • 390th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1952–1958)
  • 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1958–1982)
  • 390th Electronic Combat Squadron (1982–1992)
  • 390th Fighter Squadron (1992–2010)
  • 390th Electronic Combat Squadron (2010–present)

Assignments[1][]

Bases stationed[1][]

  • Richmond Army Air Base, Virginia (1943)
  • Bluethenthal Field, North Carolina (1943)
  • RAF Membury, England (1944)
  • RAF Thruxton, England (1944)
  • Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, France (1944)
  • Dreux, France (1944)
  • Laon-Couvron Air Base, France (1944)
  • Asch, Belgium (1944–1945)
  • Münster, Germany (1945)
  • Bayreuth, Germany (1945)

Deployed: NAS Keflavik, Iceland (19 January 2006 – 20 April 2006

Aircraft Operated[1][]

References[]

390th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Notes[]

External links[]


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