26th WEAPONS SQUADRON – BAI HU TIGERS – HERITAGE

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26th WEAPONS SQUADRON (ACC)

Lineage. Constituted as 26 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 26 Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 12 Mar 1941; 26 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 26 Fighter Squadron on 1 Jun 1942. Inactivated on 13 Dec 1945. Activated on 15 Oct 1946. Redesignated: 26 Fighter Squadron, Jet-Propelled, on 19 Feb 1947; 26 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 10 Aug 1948; 26 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 1 Feb 1950. Inactivated on 9 Apr 1959. Redesignated 26 Flying Training Squadron on 13 Dec 1989. Activated on 19 Jan 1990. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1992. Redesignated 26 Weapons Squadron on 18 Sep 2008. Activated on 30 Sep 2008.

Assignments. 51 Pursuit (later, 51 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-13 Dec 1945. 51 Fighter (later, 51 Fighter-Interceptor) Group, 15 Oct 1946 (attached to 6302 Air Base Group, 20 Sep 1950; 6351 Air Base Wing, 25 Jun 1951; Thirteenth Air Force, 11 Nov 1954); Thirteenth Air Force, 1 Oct 1957; 6200 Air Base Wing, 5 Jun 1958-9 Apr 1959. 71 Flying Training Wing, 19 Jan 1990; 71 Operations Group, 15 Dec 1991-1 Oct 1992. USAF Weapons School, 30 Sep 2008-.

Stations. Hamilton Field, CA, 15 Jan 1941; March Field, CA, 10 Jun 1941-11 Jan 1942; Karachi, India, 13 Mar 1942; Dinjan, India, 10 Oct 1942; Kunming, China, c. 7 Oct 1943 (detachments operated from Nanning, China, c. 8 Mar-Nov 1944; Liangshan, China, May-20 Jun 1944; Kweilin, China, 20-30 Jun 1944; Poseh, China, Jan 1945; Liangshan, China, Jan and Mar 1945; Laohokow, China, Jan-Feb 1945); Nanning, China, 1 Aug 1945; Loping, China, Sep-Nov 1945; Ft Lewis, WA, 12-13 Dec 1945. Yontan, Okinawa, 15 Oct 1946; Naha, Okinawa, 22 May 1947; Clark AFB, Philippines, 11 Jul 1955-9 Apr 1959. Vance AFB, OK, 19 Jan 1990-1 Oct 1992. Nellis AFB, NV, 30 Sep 2008-.

Aircraft. P-40, 1941-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. P-47, 1946-1947; F-80, 1947-1953; F-86, 1953-1959. T-38, 1990-1992. MQ-1, 2008-; MQ-9, 2008-.

Operations. Served in China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, 1942-1945. Air defense of Ryukyu Islands and later the Philippines, 1946-1959. Pilots took part in Korean conflict, 1950-1953. Conducted undergraduate pilot training, 1990-1992. Weapons Officer and Sensor Operator Advanced Tactics Course training, 2008-.

Service Streamers. Korean Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: China Defensive; China Offensive; India-Burma.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: China, 20 Apr 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Apr 1990-31 Mar 1992.

Emblem. Originally approved on 30 Mar 1945; newest rendition approved on 28 Jan 2009.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 cm