Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico on May 14, 1965 · Page 15
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May 14, 1965

Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico · Page 15

Clovis, New Mexico
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Friday, May 14, 1965
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474th TFW Employ 4th - Generation Planes «„«! i? -^r c *Lu F i?l9?.T"'. k " ow then as Clovisground support. > the Middle ried the colors and traditions ify the constant readiness t supe^rlsas™^^ 8S Clovis ground juppoj-t..In JheMiddleried the colors and traditions of Cannon's flightline represent 1 The mid-1950s was a period the fourth generation of aircraft:of change for the 474th FBG. . East, Par East, Berlin, Vietnam and the Cuban Crisis, the men, aircraft and equipment of TFW have stood the 474th ready. have Italy , ing which have armed the men of:Its F-8f? Sabre Jets were re- the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, .placed with F-100 Super Sabres The first generation were During this period the 474th ,,,.,„. , . . „ Lockheed P-J8 Neptimos which Flu; became the 47th Tactical Us g ba>ses along the East equipped the original 474th Fight- Fishier Wing j coast and the aerial refueling er Group after its activation on The insignia of the wine also! assjstance of Stragetic Air August 1. irm. In *<«i^—changed toSee^ce ilfh th!> ^/T^ ^l"* 8 ' 474th TFW and March 1944, they moved to ; development that was nccurlng S have flown Moreton. England and H c w during this time. A lightning into action along the coast of bolt divided its distinguished field A stylized jet tailpipe Franco was secured, the emitting eight fire blasts, repre- 17-Jtli FG moved in for opera- sent ing the weapons system, lion from Xcuilly. France.'was added to the lower left of The U. S Army I'liey moved throughout France, the insignia. r.elgium and Germany to keep Today, behind the F-100s on'fares'over their heads diirfng their I>-38s in the thick of the the flightliup stands a sound ercises at Ft. Hood action until \-K Hay support system which is con- where the 1st Armored In November mid December stantly gaining new and m o r e IfM.V they returned to the I'nit- efficient facilities. The a r m a- cd States to be inactivated on nient and electronics squadron 1)fM ' 8 1! "'' has enjoyed a modern permanent biiilftiim for several years. boast a modern control room Mirniundi'd by all attend a n 1 - — w Kiifcj **vsi\si. u U1114 lilClUllflUIlO of the wing through the performance of many missions. The men of the 474th TFW tip- ify the ...... TAC to deploy on minimum tice to fixed bases or base strips anywhere in the world Mobility, Speed Key To Cannon TAC Units to France, and Turkey. Stag- from Cannon as , „ „ , „ as West coast bases, they (Tactical Air ve deployed to the Philli-i units based at Cannon, Much of Mobility and fast reaction are j precision weapon for any key words in describing the j QU'red mission. Command and! Since Korea TA( , . *-, wiiit,o lyaocvj at Well Ml UN, IVlUCll Uj pines. Formosa and Thialand. |this mobility and fast reaction five has seen wings Super with sion is the 474th TFW's part is the ready world i) M . .1741) <i f'u'lite armed wi!! On July 10. liCi; uas reactivated :, bomber group and I[epubiu- !••-«•} Tlii 1 unit was a^ipned lira! Air Command and ''d to the Far Kaxt FOP-IN duty in the Knvcan Conlli'-t The NorMi American F-l',i! center around the Compos i t e " CASF is ,,,, element I £ to go anywhere on short notice. after the siren :,:„„! signalling aggressive ac- !tnr ':' I powerful tactical e 1 e-! '^ t { are in motion. s major CASF movements Cannon fighter squadrons vr . it' r aCtiVG Part ' First - thP Middle East when the Iraq- situation threatened . ,,.,.., „ usually inc from scat- ifl thfi U-S- to air- in the Middle East and were standing by armed and u d e s refueling, awaiting orders The •iua lt 47-l' .et was pn. ".xl l-'l'.(i invrntci •. d inbcr ami hcrr-nho they ;!ji;.»;rr/| j i; '| ("•<><• ':•• \ \] \< : I- FIJI ; w;, ; t .,; T.I ' nmnitioiis mainten a n c e ion. a newi'r 01 yani/.ation. with the periodic function '/anixatjoiial maintenance, in new especially d yoar- '4Hi '1 tion. Within the 474th TFW. its four merits tactical fighter squadrons, the 429th "Black Falcons" 430th "Tieer*" 478th "Grav Foxes" sqliaflrons of tactical fifihters. P™mpt arrival of the potent incl 49flh R »~ , \ i reconnaissance units, scores of fighting force wa, generally and 428th Buccaneers have car- : aerial tankers plus a fleet of credited with stabilizing the sit- globe - circling carrier trans- ! nation in the turbulent Middle ports with combat personn e 1 iKast. and sifficient supplies a n d ; Five weeks later it was Tai equipment to help sustain the wan. Another TAC force 'need packaged force for 30 days.. across the Pacific and brough Hacking up this initial move- ! a quick pause to the aggressTve ment is the entire TAC force, -actions and plans of the Chi- any part of which can be mov-jnese communists. This sudden ed to bolster the CASF as the i addition to our air power in situations may warrant. ;the Pacific made any challenge TAC's CASF arrives in place ^ for air supremacy over Taiwan combat ready. It can immedi-| wa(ers and obviousl y dangerous perform any type of mis- undertaking. This CASF was It has at its disposal the lproper)y crediffl(1 with another save. Field Seeds GOOD SEED IS A GOOD INVESTMENT Choose from these quality seeds 188 - 7TF & Others Green M Sudan Hybrid Green Leaf 610*660 McEacheten Hybrids Red Carpet 222444 & 660 Undsey Hybrids Punk O711AA Yellow Corn Grain & Forage Sorghums has had ately sion. iff Best Wishes To Cannon Air Forro Personnel on Armed Forces Day Curry County Groin and Elevator Company 600 Ciirry Ave, & West 7th — Clovis, New Mexico Manager J. C. 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