With a six months training and orientation in Australia, the unit moved on to Nadzab, New Guinea where they were assigned to combat operations, supporting Army forces and directing air support operations and missions. Moving on to Leyte and Luzon they supported nemerous assault landings. In November 1945, the unit was inactivated at Clark Field, Luzon. Philippine Islands
On 1 July 1994, the 9th Tactical Air Communications Squadron was reorganized, redesignated as the 9th Air Support Operations Squadron, 3rd Air Support Group, 8th Air Force and was activated at Fort Hood Texas. Operating under the direction of the 3rd Air Support Group, the squadron has evolved to become a sovereign unit, proudly supporting the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division. The mission of the 9th Air Support Operations Squadron mission is directed at the integration and control of decisive airpower supporting the 1st Cavalry Division and subordinate ground commanders worldwide.
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