302nd FIGHTER SQUADRON – HELLION RAPTOR DRIVER – NEW

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302nd FIGHTER SQUADRON (AFRC)

Lineage. Constituted 302 Fighter Squadron on 4 Jul 1942.  Activated on 13 Oct 1942.  Redesignated 302 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 21 Aug 1944.  Inactivated on 6 Mar 1945.  Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 302 Air Rescue Squadron, which was constituted on 1 Aug 1956.  Activated in the Reserve on 8 Oct 1956.  Redesignated: 302 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron on 18 Jan 1966; 302 Special Operations Squadron on 10 Apr 1974; 302 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1987; 302 Fighter Squadron on 1 Feb 1992-.

Assignments. 332 Fighter Group, 13 Oct 1942-6 Mar 1945.  2348 Air Reserve Flying Center, 8 Oct 1956; Fourth Air Force, 24 Jun 1960; Sixth Air Force Reserve Region, 1 Sep 1960; Western Air Force Reserve Region, 31 Dec 1969; Tenth Air Force, 8 Oct 1976; Fourth Air Force, 1 Mar 1983; 944 Tactical Fighter (later, 944 Fighter) Group, 1 Jul 1987; 944 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992; 477 Fighter Group, 1 Oct 2007-.

Stations. Tuskegee AAB, AL, 13 Oct 1942; Selfridge Field, MI, 29 Mar 1943; Oscoda AAFld, MI, 19 Nov 1943; Selfridge Field, MI, 1-22 Dec 1943; Taranto, Italy, 1 Feb 1944; Montecorvino, Italy, 7 Feb 1944; Capodichino, Italy, 6 Mar 1944; Ramitelli Afld, Italy, c. 28 May 1944-6 Mar 1945.  Williams AFB, AZ, 8 Oct 1956; Luke AFB, AZ, 23 Oct 1960; Elmendorf AFB, AK, 1 Oct 2007-.

Aircraft. P-40, 1943; P-39, 1943-1944; P-47, 1944; P-51, 1944-1945.  SA (later, HU)-16, 1956-1971; HH-34, 1971-1974; CH-3, 1974-1987; HH-3, 1985-1987; F-16, 1987-2007; F-22, 2007-.

Operations. One of four African-American fighter squadrons to enter combat in World War II.  Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO) and Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), 17 Feb 1944-20 Feb 1945.  Trained in the Reserve for and performed search and rescue (SAR), in addition to some medical air evacuation missions, mainly in the southwestern United States, 1956-1974.  In 1974, mission changed to training for a combat SAR role, while continuing to perform some search and rescue.  Changed, in mid-1987, to a fighter role and trained for counterair, interdiction, and close air support missions.  Deployed several times since late 1992 to Turkey to help enforce the no-fly zone over Iraq and to Italy to support UN air operations in the Balkans.  In 1998 became the first Air Force Reserve fighter unit to fly operational missions with coalition forces in support of OPERATION NORTHERN WATCH.  Moved from Arizona to Alaska in Oct 2007, where it began flying F-22 fighter aircraft belonging to the 3d Wing of Pacific Air Forces.

Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; Rhineland; North Apennines; Air Combat, EAME Theater.  Southwest Asia: Ceasefire Campaign.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Apr 1974-31 Dec 1975; 1 Jul 1987-31 Aug 1989; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Jan 1992-30 Jun 1993; 28 Nov 1993-6 Feb 1994; 6 Sep 1998-5 Sep 2000; 1 Oct 2007-14 Sep 2009.

Emblem. Approved on 2 Nov 1944; new rendition approved on 25 May 2007.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm