Unit Details

 6132nd Tactical Control Group (Provisional)

July 1950

6132d Tactical Control Group (Provisional) was formed in July 1950 at Itazuke Air Base, Japan, and immediately deployed to Korea. Established the Tactical Air Control Center. Assets absorbed by the 502d Tactical Control Group.


6146th Tactical Control Squadron (Airborne)
6164th Tactical Control Squadron (Ground)
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July 14, 1950

At Taejŏn a detachment of the 620th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron extemporized a TACC, while the 6132nd Tactical Air Control Squadron was being organized back at Itazuke, effective 14 July. This squadron, later redesignated as the 6132nd Tactical Air Control Group, moved almost immediately to Taegu where it established a full scale TACC, with AN/TTQ-1 plotting equipment and VHF radio. Since no radar equipment was in use in the field, the principal duty of the TACC was fighter direction control for close support.

July 15, 1950

airborne controllers, who, beginning on July 15, were called Mosquitoes.

July 24, 1950

On July 24, the 6132nd Tactical Air Control Group (re-designated from squadron status two days earlier) assumed control of the Tactical Air Control Center; the Tactical Air Control Parties; and, for a short period, the airborne controllers, who, beginning on July 15, were called Mosquitoes. 85

 

 

July 30, 1950

Enemy pressure forced the withdrawal of the heavy TACC equipment from Taegu to Pusan on 30 July, but a small scale TACC remained operational at Taegu.