27th EXPEDITIONARY FIGHTER SQUADRON – FIGHTIN EAGLE RAPTOR DRIVER – PACAF TSP – KADENA 2009 – DESERT

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Japanese made by Tiger Embroidery, Okinawa, Japan   4.0 inch-100mm 

 

27th FIGHTER SQUADRON (ACC)

Lineage. Organized as 21 Aero Squadron on 15 Jun 1917. Redesignated as: 27 Aero Squadron on 23 Jun 1917; 27 Squadron (Pursuit) on 14 Mar 1921; 27 Pursuit Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 27 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 6 Dec 1939; 27 Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 12 Mar 1941; 27 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 27 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 28 Feb 1944. Inactivated on 16 Oct 1945. Redesignated as: 27 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 5 Apr 1946; 27 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 20 Jun 1946. Activated on 3 Jul 1946. Redesignated as: 27 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 15 Jun 1948; 27 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 16 Apr 1950; 27 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1971; 27 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments. Unkn, 15 Jun 1917-May 1918; 1 Pursuit Group, May-Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 1918-22 Aug 1919; 1 Pursuit (later, 1 Fighter) Group, 22 Aug 1919-16 Oct 1945. 1 Fighter Group, 3 Jul 1946 (attached to Eastern Air Defense Force, 15 Aug 1950-3 Jun 1951; 103 Fighter-Interceptor Group, 4 Jun 1951-6 Feb 1952); 4711 Defense (later, 4711 Air Defense) Wing, 6 Feb 1952; 32 Air Division, 1 Mar 1956 (attached to 14 Fighter Group, 1 Mar 1956-17 Feb 1957); 4727 Air Defense Group, 8 Feb 1957; Bangor Air Defense Sector, 1 Oct 1959; 36 Air Division, 1 Apr 1966; 35 Air Division, 15 Sep 1969; 21 Air Division, 19 Nov 1969; 1 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jul 1971 (attached to 1 Tactical Fighter Wing Provisional, 8 Aug 1990-8 Mar 1991); 1 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991-.

Stations. Camp Kelly, TX, 15 Jun 1917; Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 18 Aug 1917 (detachments at various Canadian stations, 5 Sep-22 Oct 1917); Taliaferro Field No. 1, TX, 29 Oct 1917; Garden City, NY, 26 Jan-25 Feb 1918; Tours, France, 20 Mar 1918; Issoudun, France, 29 Mar 1918; Epiez, France, 24 Apr 1918; Toul, France, 1 Jun 1918; Touquin, France, 28 Jun 1918; Saints, France, 9 Jul 1918; Rembercourt, France, 3 Sep 1918 (flight operated from Verdun, 25 Sep 1918-unkn); Colombey-les-Belles, France, 12 Dec 1918; Brest, France, 5 Feb-8 Mar 1919; Garden City, NY, 19 Mar 1919; Selfridge Field, MI, 28 Apr 1919; Kelly Field, TX, 31 Aug 1919; Ellington Field, TX, 1 Jul 1921; Selfridge Field, MI, 1 Jul 1922; San Diego NAS, CA, c. 11 Dec 1941; Los Angeles, CA, 29 Dec 1941-20 May 1942; Goxhill, England, 9 Jun 1942 (operated from Reykjavik, Iceland, 3 Jul-26 Aug 1942); Atcham, England, 9 Aug 1942; High Ercall, England, 20 Aug 1942; Colerne, England, 12 Sep-23 Oct 1942; St Leu, Algeria, 9 Nov 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 13 Nov 1942; Nouvion, Algeria, 20 Nov 1942 (detachments operated from Maison Blanche, Algeria, 7-21 Dec 1942, and Biskra, Algeria, 21-30 Dec 1942); Biskra, Algeria, 30 Dec 1942; Chateaudun-du-Rhumel, Algeria, 18 Feb 1943; Mateur, Tunisia, 28 Jun 1943 (detachments operated from Dittaino, Sicily, 6-18 Sep 1943, and Gambut, Libya, 5-13 Oct 1943); Djedeida, Tunisia, 1 Nov 1943; Monserrato, Sardinia, 29 Nov 1943; Gioia del Colle, Italy, 9 Dec 1943; Salsola Airfield, Italy, 8 Jan 1944 (detachments operated from Aghione, Corsica, 11-21 Aug 1944, and Vincenzo Airfield, Italy, 10 Jan-21 Feb 1945); Lesina, Italy, 16 Mar 1945; Marcianise, Italy, 26 Sep-16 Oct 1945. March Field (later AFB), CA, 3 Jul 1946; George AFB, CA, 14 Jul 1950; Griffiss AFB, NY, 15 Aug 1950; Loring AFB, ME, 1 Oct 1959; MacDill AFB, FL, 1 Jul 1971; Langley AFB, VA, 30 Jun 1975-(operated from King Abdul Aziz AB, Saudi Arabia, 8 Aug 1990-8 Mar 1991).

Aircraft. Apparently JN-4, 1917-1918; Nieuport 28, 1918; Sopwith F-1 Camel, 1918; Spad XIII, 1918-1922; SE-5, 1919-1922, DH-4, 1919-1925; Fokker D-7, 1921; MB-3, 1922-1925, PW-8, 1924-1926; P-1, 1925-1931; P-6, 1928-1929; P-12, 1930-1934; P-16, 1932; P-26, 1934-1938; PB-2, 1936-1937; P-35, 1938-1941; P-36, 1939; YP-43, 1939-1941; C-40, 1939-1941; P-38, 1941-1945. P-80, 1946-1949; F-86, 1949-1954; F-89, 1952-1953; F-94, 1954-1960; F-102, 1957-1960; F-106, 1960-1971; F-4, 1971-1975; TF/F-15, 1975-2005; F-22, 2005-.

Operations. Flying training unit, Nov 1917-Jan 1918; combat as pursuit unit with French Sixth Army, French Eighth Army, and American First Army, 2 Jun-10 Nov 1918. Antisubmarine, c. 12-29 Dec 1941; air defense of Iceland, c. 4 Jul-c. 25 Aug 1942; combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO) and Mediterranean Theater of Operations) MTO, 2 Oct 1942-6 May 1945. Air defense, Jul 1950-Jun 1971. F-4 replacement training, Jul 1971-Jun 1975. Combat in Southwest Asia, Jan-Feb 1991. During 1993-2005, shared rotation duties with 71 and 94 FS in support of UN peacekeeping efforts in SWA; 1994-2000, rotated to Iceland to monitor the Iceland Military Identification Zone. After 11 Sep 2001, performed homeland security operations in support of war against terrorism.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War I: Lorraine; Champagne; Ile-de-France; Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; Oise-Aisne; St Mihiel; Muese-Argonne. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Egypt-Libya; Air Offensive, Europe; Algeria-French Morocco, with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Southwest Asia Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Italy, 25 Aug 1943; Italy, 30 Aug 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 18 May 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1970-1 Jul 1971; 1 Jan 1976-31 Oct 1976; 15 Jun 1982-15 Jun 1984; 16 Jun 1984-15 Jun 1986; 28 Apr 1990- 27 Apr 1992; 1 May 1992-30 Apr 1994; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2000-31 May 2001; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006.

Emblem. Approved on 17 Sep 1971.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm