101st FIGHTER SQUADRON

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Computer made   4.5 inch-115mm

 

101st Fighter Squadron

Lineage.  Organized as the 101 Aero Squadron, 22 August 1917; Redesinated  639 Aero Squadron on  1 Feb 1918; deactivated on 14 Apr 1919;  Lineage and honors consolidated with 101 Squadron which was established on 18 November 1921; Redesignated 101 Observation Squadron on 25 January 1923; Redesignated 101 Observation Squadron (Light) on 13 Jan 1942; Redesignated 101 Observation Squadron on 4 July 1942; Redesignated 101 Reconnaissance Squadron  (Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; Redesignated 101 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; Redesignated 101 Photographic Mapping Squadron on 9 Oct 1943; Redesignated 39 Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 29 Mar 1944; Redesignated 39 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 4 Dec 1945; Inactivated on 29 Jul 1946. Redesignated 101 Fighter Squadron on 29 July 1946; 101 Fighter Interceptor  Squadron in Spring 1950;  101 Tactical Fighter Squadron in Fall 1958; 101 Fighter Interceptor Squadron on 10 Jun 1972; 101 Fighter Squadron on15 March 1992; 101st Intelligence Squadron on 1 Apr 2008-.

Assignments. Third Aviation Instruction Center, 1918-1919; Massachusetts National Guard, (divisional aviation, 26th Division), 18 Nov 1921; First Corps Area, 25 Nov 1940; VI Army Corps, 30 Dec 1940; 26 Observation (later Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 1 Sep 1941; 74 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 9 Oct 1943; 76 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 21 Oct 1943; III Tactical Air Division, 29 Mar 1944; I (later III) Tactical Air Division, 12 Apr 194; Ninth Air Force, 6 Jan 1945, (Flight attached to XIX Tactical Air Command to 28 Feb 1945; IX Tactical Air Command and XXIX Tactical Air Command [Prov] to 10 Mar 1945); 10 Photographic Group, 28 Feb 1945; Ninth Air Force (Attached to 9 Tactical Reconnaissance Group [Prov), 30 Mar 1945); 363 Tactical Reconnaissance (later Reconnaissance) Group, 23 May 1945; United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe, 25 Jun 1945; Third Air Force, 3 Aug 1945; Fourth Air Force, 24 Oct 1945. Tactical Air Command, 21 Mar 1946; Twelfth Air Force, 17 May-29 Jul 1946; 102 Fighter Group, 15 Oct 1946; 102 Fighter-Interceptor Group, 28 Apr 1972; 102 Fighter-Interceptor Wing, 1976; 102 Tactical Fighter Wing, 10 Feb 1988; 102 Fighter Wing, Apr 1992; 102 Intelligence Wing, 1 Apr 2008-. (attached to 412 Fighter Group, 5 Nov 1945-3 Jul 1946)

Stations. Kelly Field,TX, 22 Aug 1917; Garden City, NY, 3 Nov- 4 Dec 1917; St Maixent, France, 1 Jan 1918; Issoudun, France, 21 Feb 1918; Bordeaux, France, 6 Jan-18 Mar 1919; Mitchel Field, NY, c. 5-14 Apr 1919; Jeffery Field, MA, 18 Nov  1921; Otis Field, MA, 31 Jul 1941; Hyannis Airport, MA, 31 Jul 1942; Harrisburg Municipal Airport, PA, 11 Sep 1942; Reading Army Airfield, PA, 1 Jun 1943; Thermal AAF, CA, 11 Jan 1944; Muskogee AAF, OK, 12 Apr-17 Dec 1944; Denain/Prouvy Airfield (A-83), France, 24 Jan 1945; St Amand Airfield, France, c. 7 Feb 1945; (Flights: Jarny Airfield (A-94), France, 10 Feb-7 Mar 1945; Gosselies Airfield (A-87), Belgium 13 Feb-8 Mar 1945; Le Culot Airfield (A-89), Belgium, 8 Feb-8 Mar 1945); Jarny Airfield (A-94), France, 7 Mar 1945; Maastricht Airport (Y-44), Holland, 2 Apr 1945; Wiesbaden Airfield (Y-80), Germany, 20 Apr-Jul 1945; Drew Field, FL, 3 Aug 1945; Santa Maria AAF, CA, 24 Oct 1945; March Field, CA, 3 Dec 1945-29 Jul 1946; Logan Airport, MA, 15 October  1946; (Deployed to: Leck Air Base, West Germany, 1961- NATO Exercise; Wheelus Air Base, Libya, 1961- Gunnery Training; Phalsbourg-Bourscheid AB, 1961-1962-Berlin Crisis); Otis ANGB,  – August  1968-1 Apr 2008. (Detachment  1, Loring Air Force Base -1986–1993; Bangor International Airport -1993–2008)

Aircraft. JN-4,  1920s; O-11,  1920s-1940s; PT-1, 1920s-1940s; O-17, 1920s-1940s; XO-12, 1920s-1940s; BT-1, 1920s-1940s; O-2, 1920s-1940s; O-38, 1920s-1940s; O-46A, 1930s-1940s; O-47A/B, 1930s-1940s; BC-1A, 1930s-1940s; F-5,  1941-1945; P-47N, 1946-1950; F-84B, 1950-1951; P-51H, 1951-1954; F-94A/B, 1954-1956; F-94C, 1956-1958; F-86H, 1958-1964; F-84F, 1964-1971; F-100D/F, 1971-1972; F-106A/B, 1972-1988; F-15A/B, 1988-2004; F-15C, 2004-2008.

Operations. World War II-the 101st was assigned to fly anti-submarine patrols off the coast of New England until September 10, 1942. Deployed to the European Theater in December, 1944 to fly photo reconnaissance missions.  Cold War-US-based interception missions. Berlin Crisis-The primary mission was to provide close air support to NATO ground forces and air interdiction. Post-Cold War- Between 1991 and 1995 the squadron deployed to Panama in support of Operation Coronet Nighthawk, a drug interdiction operation. The squadron again deployed to the Middle East and Europe in 2000 to participate in Operation Southern Watch.

Service Streamers. Theater of Operations.

Campaign Streamers. Antisubmarine, American Theater; Rhineland; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Decorations. None.

Emblem. Approved 18 Nov 1924.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 cm