HISTORY BY DR. JOE LEEKER

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A detachment of an organization is an integral part of that organization, and does not have its own lineage and honors history because it is not an independently constituted organization.  I have attached the lineage and honors history of the 56th Fighter Wing, which had been the 56th Special Operations Wing.   

According to the organization record card of the wing:Detachment 1 was at Udorn from 15 Oct 1967 to 1 Feb 1974.  

DANIEL L. HAULMAN, PhD
Chief, Organization History Division
Air Force Historical Research Agency  

A review of the Detachment 1, 56 Special operations Wing official unit histories, located in Laos was put in charge of training both aircrew and groundcrew Laotians, as well as conducting combat missions in Laos. All of its flying missions were conducted in Laos, operating fron Vientiane, Savannakhet, Luang Pragang, and Pakse.

BARRY L. SPINK
Archivist
Air Force Historical Research Agency

DET 1 56 SOW

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