308th FIGHTER SQUADRON + F-35 LIGHTNING II DRIVER

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   4.0 inch-100mm

 

308th FIGHTER SQUADRON (AETC)

Lineage. Constituted as 308 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 21 Jan 1942. Activated on 30 Jan 1942. Redesignated: 308 Fighter Squadron on 25 May 1942; 308 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. Activated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated: 308 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 15 Jun 1948; 308 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; 308 Fighter-Escort Squadron on 16 Jul 1950; 308 Strategic Fighter Squadron on 20 Jan 1953; 308 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Apr 1957; 308 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 308 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 9 Oct 1980; 308 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Oct 1986; 308 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 25 Jun 2015. Reactivated on 30 Nov 2018-.

Assignments. 31 Pursuit (later, 31 Fighter) Group, 30 Jan 1942-7 Nov 1945. 31 Fighter (later, 31 Fighter-Bomber; 31 Fighter-Escort) Group, 20 Aug 1946 (attached to 31 Fighter-Escort Wing, 27 Jul 1951-15 Jun 1952); 31 Fighter-Escort (later, 31 Strategic Fighter; 31 Fighter-Bomber; 31 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 16 Jun 1952 (attached to Alaskan Air Command, 5 Dec 1956-7 Jan 1957; unkn, 15-21 Aug 1958, 22 Aug 1958-19 Jan 1959, 11 Jul-c. Dec 1959, 7 Mar-c. 19 Jul 1961; 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 13 Mar-30 Apr 1963; unkn, 1 May-3 Jul 1963; 7231 Combat Support Group, 9 Feb-5 May 1964 and 9 Mar-8 Jul 1965); 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 2 Dec 1965 (attached to 31 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Nov-25 Dec 1966); 31 Tactical Fighter Wing, 25 Dec 1966; 4403 Fighter Wing, 5 Oct 1970; 31 Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Oct 1970 (attached to 432 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 28 Apr-29 Jul 1972; 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 11 Dec 1972-11 Jun 1973); 31 Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991 (attached to 347 Operations Group, c. 11 Sep-19 Nov 1992); 347 Operations Group, 20 Nov 1992; 56 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994-25 Jun 2015, 30 Nov 2018-.

Stations. Baer Field, IN, 30 Jan 1942; New Orleans AB, LA, 6 Feb-19 May 1942; Atcham, England, c. 10 Jun 1942; Kenley, England, 1 Aug 1942; Westhampnett, England, 25 Aug-23 Oct 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942 (operated from Casablanca, French Morocco, 10-31 Jan 1943); Thelepte, Tunisia, 6 Feb 1943; Tebessa, Algeria, 17 Feb 1943; Canrobert, Algeria, 21 Feb 1943; Kalaa Djerda, Tunisia, 25 Feb 1943; Thelepte, Tunisia, 11 Mar 1943; Djilma, Tunisia, 7 Apr 1943; Le Sers, Tunisia, 12 Apr 1943; Korba, Tunisia, 20 May 1943; Gozo, c. 30 Jun 1943; Ponte Olivo, Sicily, 14 Jul 1943; Agrigento, Sicily, 19 Jul 1943; Termini, Sicily, c. 2 Aug 1943; Milazzo, Sicily, 2 Sep 1943; Montecorvino, Italy, 20 Sep 1943; Pomigliano, Italy, 14 Oct 1943; Castel Volturno, Italy, 14 Jan 1944; San Severo, Italy, 2 Apr 1944; Mondolfo, Italy, 3 Mar 1945; Triolo, Italy, 14 Jul-5 Aug 1945; Drew Field, FL, Aug-7 Nov 1945. Giebelstadt, Germany, 20 Aug 1946; Kitzingen, Germany, c. 30 Sep 1946-25 Jun 1947; Langley Field, VA, 25 Jun 1947; Turner Field (later, AFB), GA, 4 Sep 1947 (deployed at Manston RAF Stn, England, 26 Dec 1950-25 Jul 1951; Misawa AB, Japan, 20 Jul-16 Oct 1952; Chitose AB, Japan, 7 Nov 1953-9 Feb 1954; Eielson AFB, AK, 5 Dec 1956-7 Jan 1957; Hahn AB, Germany, 15 Aug-21 Aug 1958; Aviano AB, Italy, 22 Aug 1958-19 Jan 1959); George AFB, CA, 15 Mar 1959 (deployed at Moron AB, Spain, 11 Jul-c. Dec 1959; Aviano AB, Italy, 7 Mar-c. 19 Jul 1961); Homestead, AFB, FL, 1 Oct 1962-c. 5 Dec 1965 (deployed at Kadena AB, Okinawa, 13 Mar-30 Apr 1963; Itazuke AB, Japan, 1 May-3 Jul 1963; Cigli AB, Turkey, 9 Feb-5 May 1964 and 9 Mar-8 Jul 1965); Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, c. 7 Dec 1965; Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 15 Nov 1966-30 Sep 1970; England AFB, LA, 5 Oct 1970; Homestead AFB, FL, 30 Oct 1970 (deployed at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 28 Apr-29 Jul 1972; Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 11 Dec 1972-11 Jun 1973; operated from Moody AFB, GA, c. 11-30 Sep 1992); Moody AFB, GA, 1 Oct 1992; Luke AFB, AZ, 1 Apr 1994-25 Jun 2015, 30 Nov 2018-.

Aircraft. P-40, 1942; P-39, 1942; Spitfire, 1942-1943; P-51, 1943-1945. P-80, 1946-1947; P-51, 1947-1949; F-84, 1948-1957; F-100, 1957-1970; F-4, 1970-1986; F-16, 1986-2018; F-35, 2018-.

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO) and Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), 17 Aug 1942-3 May 1945. Combat in Southeast Asia, 8 Dec 1965-9 Sep 1970; 5 May-29 Jul 1972; and 16 Dec 1972-1 Jun 1973. Replacement training unit, 1974-1986. Air defense of southern Florida, 1 Apr 1976-30 Sep 1992. Trained to deploy in support of US national security interests and global military contingencies, 1992-1993. Conducted qualification training for USAF student pilots and proficiency training for instructor pilots and rated pilots already qualified in F-16 aircraft, 1994-2018. Train the F-35A pilots of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Royal Danish Air Force alongside USAF pilots.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: 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. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Rumania, 21 Apr 1944; Poland, 25 Jul 1944. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 8 Jun 1966-16 Apr 1967; 1 May-31 Dec 1968. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 17 Dec 1966-30 Apr 1968; 18 Dec 1972-27 Jan 1973. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 4-16 Jul 1952; 1 Mar-30 Nov 1962; 23 Feb 1991-22 Feb 1993; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jun 2003-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 16 Dec 1966-15 Oct 1970.

Emblem. Originally approved on 10 Jan 1962; newest rendition approved on 18 Jul 1995.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm