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  AV8R Stuff - USAF Fighter Patches
This is the front of the 8" x 10" poster describing the history of the 58th Fighter Squadron.
This is the front of the 8" x 10" poster describing the history of the 487th Fighter Squadron.
This is the subdued version of the current squadron patch for the unit that controls the aircraft for intercepting "unknowns/bogeys" entering the US.
www.av8rstuff.com /ftrmisc1.html   (1794 words)

 Combat Index Insignia - Air Force - 4 Fighter Squadron
Constituted 4th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940.
Redesignated 4th Fighter Squadron (All Weather) on 19 Dec 1946.
Redesignated: 4th Fighter Squadron, All Weather, on 10 Aug 1948; 4th Fighter-All Weather Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; 4th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 25 Apr 1951; 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 20 Jun 1965; 4th Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.
www.combatindex.com /insignia/airforce/4_fighter_squadron.html   (410 words)

 P-38 Lesson Plan - The P-38 Lightning
Even though the defense of the US west coast initially took priority, plans were made in the spring of 1942 to deploy Lightning squadrons to Britain.
Two other Lightning squadrons (the 27th and the 50th) were held over in Iceland to assist the Curtiss P-40Cs of the 33rd Fighter Squadron in the flying of defensive patrols over the Atlantic.
Following the Japanese invasion of Kiska in June, 1942, the 54th Fighter Squadron was transferred to an airstrip at Fort Glenn on Umnak Island in the Aleutians.
www.p38lessonplan.com /p-38H.html   (1240 words)

 Suwon Korea
The Fighter Squadrons were flying constantly and of course there were accidents to investigate.
The 25th Squadron received the first 20 F-86's and the 16th received the next 19 followed by a one and one allocation.
In May of 1952 preparations began to transfer the 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron from the 18th Fighter Bomber Wing to the 51st.
www.keithfannon.netfirms.com /suwon_korea.htm   (1003 words)

 USAAF Chronology:
The 89th is redesignated 432d Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 22 Apr. Dur Mar, the 55th, 56th, 57th and 88th Bombardment Squadrons (Light), 48th Bombardment Group (Light), begin flying ASW patrols from Savannah AB, Georgia with A-20's.
Air echelon of 91st Bombardment Squadron (Light), 27th Bombardment Group (Light), ceases operating from Malang, Java and begins moving to Brisbane, Australia; ground echelon is on Bataan, Luzon, Philippine Islands.
Air echelon of 14th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy) [attached to 19th Bombardment Group (Heavy)] begins operating from Melbourne, Australia with B-17's, B-24's and LB-30's; ground echelon is at Bugo, Mindanano, Philippine Islands attached to 5th Interceptor Command (Provisional).
paul.rutgers.edu /~mcgrew/wwii/usaf/html/Mar.42.html   (2305 words)

 History of the 141st   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The 116th was a reorganization of the Army's 116th Aero Squadron that served in France in 1917-18 during World War I and is one of the oldest National Guard flying units in the United States.
The squadron insignia, the Ace of Spades with a dagger driven through the center of the card scripted "Caveat hostis," Latin for "Let the enemy beware," was approved by the Pentagon and is still used today by the 116th.
In 1960 the 116th Fighter Interceptor Squadron was reorganized with the creation of the 141st Fighter Group.
www.wafair.ang.af.mil /History/history.html   (2221 words)

 5th AAF, February 1942
HQ 49th Pursuit Group (Interceptor) and 7th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) transfer from Melbourne to Bankstown, Australia with P-40's; the 8th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) transfers from Melbourne to Canberra with P-40's.
Air echelon of 91st Bombardment Squadron (Light), 27th Bombardment Group (Light), begins operating from Malang, Java with A-24's; ground echelon is on Bataan, Luzon, Philippine Islands.
HQ 38th Bombardment Group (Medium) and 15th Reconnaissance Squadron (Medium) and 69th, 70th and 71st Bombardment Squadrons (Medium) with B-26's; first mission is June; air echelon of 69th and 70th remain in the US until May/June.
www.kensmen.com /feb42.html   (1086 words)

 TASK FORCE RUSSIA -- BIWEEKLY REPORT 6-19 FEBRUARY 1993 15TH REPORT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Regarding U.S. relics and uniform items, eyewitnesses to the Soviet invasion in 1945 state that the Soviet soldiers were using U.S. trucks and jeeps, and that they had U.S. foodstuffs, but no one had a clear memory as to whether any U.S. uniform items were in evidence.
Two fighter aircraft were scrambled at 0711 hrs to intercept the aircraft and determine who the plane belonged to and its purpose for being over our territorial waters.
At 0711 hrs the lead fighter (The pilot was CPT Rybakov) spotted the violator at a distance of 10km south of Askol'd Island.
memory.loc.gov /frd/tfrussia/tfrhtml/tfr_biweekly15th.html   (8722 words)

 WWII Squadron Patch Logo Pictures ~ collection of Patches from Disney, Warner Brothers, RKO, more
AAF AWS 8th Fighter Group 8th Troop Carrier 8th Weather Squadron AAF canvas 8th Weather Squadron AAF embroidered 8th Army Air Force The 8th AAF was a STRATEGIC air force.
The 9th AF fighters started in Mediterranean Theater before moving to England 9th Bomb Group, 20th AF 9th Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Group, 10th AF 9th AAF Glider Command England 10th Army Air Force 10th Combat Cargo Squadron CBI 10th Fighter Squadron, 50th Fighter Group 11th Bomb Squadron Mr.
On 29 September 1942 the Eagle Squadrons were incorporated into the Fourth Fighter Group, USAAF as the 334th(71), 335th(121), and 336th(133).
members.aol.com /brimiljeep/WebPages/SquadronPatchPage.html   (4905 words)

 Up From Kitty Hawk
He evades additional enemy fighters, remains at his post, and refuses first aid until he collapses and is revived by the bombardier.
The jets are flown by members of “Watson’s Whizzers,” the unofficial name of the US foreign technology evaluation group led by Col. Harold E. Watson and sent to Europe at the end of the war as part of Project Lusty.
Fighters will now have the prefix “F” instead of “P” for pursuit (which dated back to 1925); reconnaissance aircraft will now be designated “R” instead of “F” (ostensibly for “fotographic,” which dated back to 1930); and helicopters will now be designated “H” instead of “R” (for rotary wing).
www.afa.org /magazine/KittyHawkNew/1944_1953.asp   (10160 words)

 Service of General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon with USAF
The first European-based unit to operate the F-16C was the 86th Tactical Fighter Wing based at Ramstein AB in Germany, which switched to the Block 30 F-16C/D from the F-4E Phantom in December of 1985.
Inactivated in 1994, with squadron numbers and wing numberplate being assigned to 58th FW at Luke AFB.
Was formerly 343rd Fighter Wing, but acquired the number of the 354th FW in 1993 when it disbanded as an A-10 unit.
home.att.net /~jbaugher4/f16_9.html   (3960 words)

 Jack Bolt | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Jack Bolt, who flew with the Marines' Black Sheep Squadron in World War II and was the only Marine pilot to be an ace in two wars, died Sept. 8 at a hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was 83 and lived in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Bolt, flying a Corsair fighter, shot down six Japanese Zero fighters in the Solomon Islands campaign during the Black Sheep Squadron's three months of aerial combat, from late 1943 to early 1944.
In 1943, he joined a newly reorganized Marine Fighting Squadron 214, which became known as the Black Sheep Squadron because its members were outsiders of sorts, recently arrived or already in the South Pacific but without membership in a unit.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040919/news_1m19bolt.html   (445 words)

 Brief Unofficial History of 18th Ftr Gp
Only three P-40s of the 44th Fighter Squadron, from Bellows Field, were able to get into the air to meet the enemy, and were promptly shot down.
Immediately following the war, the 70th Fighter Squadron was replaced by the 67th Fighter Squadron, which remains with the 12th and 44th Squadrons to the present.
After twenty years of active service, the 18th Fighter Group (nee Pursuit Group) was de-activated on 25 March, 1947, in accordance with the US State Dept. program for decreasing the strength of U. forces in the Philippines.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Lagoon/2964/18fbw_history.htm   (1628 words)

 March 1942 - WWII Pacific Chronology
SWPA, 5th Air Force): Air echelons of 16th and 17th Bombardment Squadrons (Light), 27th Bombardment Group (Light), cease operating from Batchelor Field, Northern Territory and begin a movement to Brisbane, Australia with A-24's; ground echelon is on Bataan, Luzon, Philippines.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): 30th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 19th Bombardment Group (Heavy), transfers from Melbourne to Cloncurry, Australia with B-17's; ground echelon is on Bataan and Mindanao.
SWPA, 5th Air Force: 19th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 22d Bombardment Group (Medium), transfers from Ipswich to Townsville, Australia with B-26's; first mission is 6 Apr. 93d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 19th Bombardment Group (Heavy), transfers from Melbourne to Cloncurry, Australia with B-17's; ground echelon is on Bataan and Mindanao; first mission is 23 Jul.
www.pacificwrecks.com /60th/today/1942/3-42.html   (2058 words)

 American Battle Monuments Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ex: 12th Fighter Bomber Squadron is listed "12 FTR BOMB SQ." You may enter just "12" and get all units that start with 12.
The 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron is listed as "39 FTR INTCP SQ." You may find listings for squadrons that are listed twice, one for each group or wing that it served under.
The 47th Patrol Squadron is listed as "47 PATRON," the 35th Composite Squadron as "35 COMPRON," and the 63rd Fighter Squadron as "63 FITRON." Naval shipboard members are listed by the ship they were on.
www.abmc.gov /search/koreanwar_unit.php   (243 words)

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US Eighth Army Korean War order of battle
US governmental response to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
US National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence
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 RAF Woodbridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A single squadron from the 81st Fighter Interceptor Wing, the 78th FIS, was stationed at Woodbridge initially, and was joined by the 79th TFS operating the F-100D which was assigned to the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing at RAF Wethersfield.
The squadron was subsequently redesignated to special operations and joined by the 21st SOS with the MH-53J, and later still by the 39th Special Operations Wing.
In 1993 the US Air Force left RAF Woodbridge, with all AFSOC units relocating to RAF Alconbury during 1992.
www.zianet.com /jpage/airforce/history/bases/w/woodbridge.html   (146 words)

 Truckbusters from Dogpatch
It is a saga that clearly illustrates the gathering and performance of the best, brightest and bravest group of combat fighter pilots and their exceptional support personnel that I have ever known.
It is a fascinating read for those of us who were there, but will be even more so for readers not personally familiar with the fighter pilot’s life at “Dogpatch,” and his flying combat in the great F-51 Mustang.
We must not forget, however, that such progress was gained as a direct result of the richer heritage to which today’s fighting men and women were born and inherited—a heritage established and advanced by the pilots and airmen of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing during the Korean War.
www.atlasbooks.com /belleairepress/truckbusters.htm   (1345 words)

 Operation Moolah - The Plot to Buy a MIG
It was a high-altitude day interceptor able to operate from rough strips, reach almost Mach 1, be maneuverable at high altitude, armed with cannons, and had the ability to stay in the air for over 1 hour.
He is an Honorary Cobra of the 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and the Aviation Museum of Kentucky awarded him with the title of "Kentucky Colonel." He is certainly the only North Korean fighter pilot to be a member of such American military organizations.
I was assigned to Fighter Interceptor Squadron 77 and based with the American 5th Air Force.
www.psywarrior.com /Moolah.html   (7905 words)

 AII POW-MIA - POW/MIA Research Project 2
According to the USAF casualty file, Captain Albert Gilbert Tenney (A0803490 16th Fighter Intercept Squadron 5lst Fighter Intercept Group) was a member of a two plane flight of F-86 aircraft which departed Suwon Air Base, South Korea, on the afternoon of May 3, 1952, to perform a combat fighter sweep mission.
The commander of the squadron, Major Andrew Robert Makken, parachuted and landed in the area of Supkhuni near the 51st anti-aircraft battery.
Two squadrons of the 913th lAP (16 MIGs led by LTC Razorenov) in the Danu/Andung/Sinuiju area engaged 12 F-86s at an altitude of 10,000 meters.
www.aiipowmia.com /koreacw/mockbacole02.html   (5040 words)

 TROA: Your Views
I was a pilot in that squadron from Sept. 7, 1951, to May 8, 1952.
In 1964, I was selected to attend a master's degree program at the University of Puerto Rico and was assigned for flying to the 198th Fighter Squadron of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard (prang).
In those years, the transition program was conducted wholly within the squadron and by part-time squadron personnel.
www.moaa.org /magazine/August2002/your_views.asp   (1096 words)

 Korean War Educator: Topics - Airplane Crashes - Globemaster, Japan
At the end of 1952, all C-124s of the 22nd Troop Carrier Squadron were grounded because of fuel tank leaks.
I was in the radio room of the 374th Communication Squadron at the time of the crash.
Staff Sergeant Floyd was a member of the 319th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, U.S. Air Force.
www.koreanwar-educator.org /topics/airplane_crashes/globemaster_japan/p_globemaster_jp.htm   (4646 words)

 Caleb Flerk Directory of Flight - USAF Assoc
U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II In Honor of the Members of the Air Corp here and gone but never forgotten WWW.USAAF.COM Updated June 16, 2001 Presented By The Military History Group & Antique Mi...
The 13th Bomb Squadron Association, a USAF Korean War veterans goup...
These pages are dedicated to the honor and memory of the 78th Fighter Group, 8th Army Air Force, 1942 - 1945.
www.calebflerk.com /links/usafassoc.htm   (753 words)

Constituted 339th Fighter Squadron on 29 September 1942.
Redesignated: 339th Fighter Squadron (All Weather) on 10 August 1948; 339th Fighter-All Weather Squadron on 20 January 1950; 339th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 25 April 1951.
347th Fighter Group EMBLEM: On an Air Force blue disc, spattered with white stars, a silver collored dragon, with red eyeballs, white pupils, and flames of fire from his mouth, rfearing upward between two large cloud formations, issuing from the sides of the disc of the second color.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageFullText/1,13476,714174,00.html   (304 words)

 History for 55th Fighter Squadron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Reconstituted, and redesignated 55th Pursuit Squadron, on 24 Mar 1923.
Redesignated: 55th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 6 Dec 1939; 55th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 12 Mar 1941; 55th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 55th Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 30 Dec 1942; 55th Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine, on 20 Aug 1943; 55th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 5 Sep 1944.
Redesignated: 55th Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 15 Jun 1948; 55th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul 1958; 55th Fighter Squadron on 1 Oct 1991.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageHistory/1,13506,600243|701228,00.html   (561 words)

 Army Air Forces:35th Fighter
Headquarters and another squadron (70th) sailed for Manila on 5 Dec but because of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor they returned to the US where the squadron flew some patrols.
Meanwhile the squadrons had moved from the US to Australia and were training for combat with P-39's.
In 1944 began long-range missions against enemy airfields and installations in the southern Philippines, Halmahera, and Borneo, preparatory to the US invasion of the Philippines.
www.armyairforces.com /dbgroups.asp?Group=57   (454 words)

 Putting the Christ back in XMA$, Communism without Stalin, Palestine without Likud - NOV 12 - NOV 18 2005
Secondarily to US policy regarding Israel, or in reverse order, the more immediate terrorism faced by the rest of the world today is the spill-over violent reaction to the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.
This was by means of a 'special appointment' by the commanding officer of his squadron, with the approval of a panel of three senior officers.
Along with the rest of his squadron, Bush was trained to fly the missile-equipped supersonic F-102 Delta Dart jet interceptor fighter.
www.geeze.us /news-archives/nov-18-2005.htm   (11543 words)

 WWII AAC / AAF Squadron Insignia Patch Page ~ units below 200   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This is the 13th Air Corps Ferry Squadron Later: Designated as the 13th Ferrying Squadron and 13th Air Transport Squadron and the 13th Aeromedical Transport Squadron.
unit has a long history that dates to Viet Nam as the 14th Tac Recon Squadron has since been redesignated as the 14th Fighter Squadron replaceing the orginial 14th FS to keep the long history alive.
I’m a retired US Army CW4, Master Aviator myself, my late brother was a retired CPT, Army Aviator and my late father C.J., Linton’s brother, retired as a LTC in the Military Police Corp. Thanks for all the work you’ve done.
members.aol.com /brimiljeep/WebPages/SquadronPatchAAFPage.html   (1476 words)

 Pilot was only Marine to be ace in two wars - Marine Corps Community for USMC Veterans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
One war later, Bolt was a major serving an exchange tour with the Air Force in 1953, flying the F-86 Sabre with the 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron — the “Cobras” — in Korea.
“The MiG’s canopy sailed over both of us, but the pilot came down between us and fell right through the hail of fire.
I said, ‘Major Bolt, I have seen a lot of MiGs shot down, but this is the first time I have ever seen a MiG pilot die.
www.leatherneck.com /forums/showthread.php?t=18566   (607 words)

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