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  • 1st LT. ERVIN DAVID SHAW

    On Aug. 7, 1941, with construction underway, Sumter Army Air Field became Shaw Army Air Field. It was an unusual move, as the War Department typically adopted the name of the nearest town for the hundreds of military installations springing up all over the United States as World War II approached. But Sumter's civic leaders were able to convince
  • 20th Fighter Wing Fact Sheet

    The 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., provide combat ready airpower and Airmen, to meet any challenge, anytime, anywhere. The wing is capable of meeting all operational requirements worldwide, maintains a state of combat readiness and operates as the host unit at Shaw by providing facilities, personnel and material. Headquarters Army
  • 20th Maintenance Group

    20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron The 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is responsible for flightline maintenance of approximately 79 F-16CM Fighting Falcons. It prepares aircraft for combat operations worldwide to support Air Combat Command and warfighting commanders' taskings in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and flag, joint
  • 20th Medical Group

    The 20th Medical Group provides ambulatory medical and dental services to the 20th Fighter Wing, Headquarters 9th Air Force and associate units. It is an outpatient clinic with 24-hour ambulance transport service. Direct outpatient care is provided for pediatrics to geriatric clients in an ambulatory setting. Patients represent all eligible
  • 20th Mission Support Group

    Shaw Air Force Base is a self-contained town, administered and maintained by the 20th Fighter Wing through the Mission Support Group. In addition to supporting more than 5,400 military and civilian employees and 11,000 family members, the 20th MSG is also responsible for thousands of acres of land, including the 24-acre outdoor recreation area
  • 20th Operations Group

    The 20th Operations Group employs approximately 79 F-16CM fighter aircraft in conventional and anti-radiation suppression of enemy air defenses, strategic attack, counter air, air interdiction, joint maritime operations and combat search-and-rescue missions. The 20th OG has personnel assigned to the 20th Operations Support Squadron "Mustangs," the
  • 20th Operations Support Squadron

    The 20th Operations Support Squadron traces its lineage back to Jan. 25, 1943, as the 20th Airdrome Squadron. Airdrome meant airfield. The 20th AS was assigned to the 2nd Air Force for a brief time before being disbanded in April 1944. During that year, however, the squadron had several homes, beginning with Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Kansas., in
  • 495th Fighter Group

    The 495th Fighter Training Group was established on October 9, 1943 and activated October 26, 1943 at RAF Atcham, England to provide forward training on tactics and operations for the European Theater during World War II. The group exercised command over the 551st and 552nd Fighter Training Squadrons flying the P-47 Thunderbolt and P-38 Lightning
  • 55th Fighter Squadron

    The 55th Fighter Squadron's roots trace back to Aug. 9, 1917. Originally organized as the 55th Aero Squadron at Kelly Field, Texas, by November the squadron was deployed to Issoudun, France. The squadron was demobilized on March 16, 1919, following the war. The squadron was reactivated in November 1930, at Mather Field, Calif., flying Boeing P-12
  • 77th Fighter Squadron

    The squadron was organized Feb. 20 1918, as the 77th Aero Squadron at Waco Field, Texas. The squadron was demobilized in November 1918, but was reactivated and consolidated with the 77th Observation Squadron in October 1927. In 1929, the squadron was redesignated the 77th Pursuit Squadron and reorganized as one of the first tactical units of the
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