USAF 12th TAC FTR WG Plaque . FLU3770


United States 12th TAC FTR WG Plaque. 12th Tactical Fighter Wing. Size approximately 10 inches x 8 inches. Worn condition.


Additional Notes: The 12th Tactical Fighter wing was activated in April of 1962 and assigned to 9th Air Force. The 12th and 15th TFWs constituted the 836th Air Division at MacDill AFB July of that year. First equipped with obsolete F-84F aircraft reclaimed from the Air National Guard following the Berlin Crisis, the 12th stood an important alert commitment during the Cuban missile confrontation. The 12th was chosen to be the first Air Force combat wing to convert to the new Phantom II and the wing was soon involved in F-4C firepower demonstrations, exercises and, ultimately, the Paris Air Show. The conflict in Southeast Asia was escalating and throughout 1965 the wing supported PACAF Contingency operations by rotating combat squadrons quarterly to Naha AB in the Ryuku Islands. The 12th began its permanant deployment to the 1st Air Force expeditionary airfield at Cam Ranh Bay in November of 1965. From this location the wing carried out close air support, interdiction, and combat air patrol activities over both Vietnams and Laos.


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Weight 25 oz
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 3 in

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