76th FIGHTER SQUADRON

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Computer made   4.0 inch-100mm

76th FIGHTER SQUADRON (AFRC)

Lineage. Constituted as 76 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 17 Dec 1941. Redesignated 76 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942. Activated on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 5 Jan 1946. Activated on 10 Oct 1946. Inactivated on 24 Sep 1949. Redesignated 76 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 Jun 1955. Activated on 18 Aug 1955. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jul 1963. Redesignated 76 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 18 May 1972. Activated on 1 Oct 1972. Redesignated 76 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 29 May 1992. Redesignated 76 Space Operations Squadron on 21 Nov 1995. Activated on 1 Dec 1995. Inactivated on 21 Jan 2001. Redesignated 76 Space Control Squadron, and activated, on 22 Jan 2001. Inactivated on 22 Jan 2008. Redesignated 76 Fighter Squadron on 6 Jan 2009. Activated on 1 Feb 2009.

Assignments. 23 Fighter Group, 4 Jul 1942-5 Jan 1946. 23 Fighter Group, 10 Oct 1946-24 Sep 1949. 23 Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955; 35 Air Division, 9 Nov 1957; 32 Air Division, 15 Nov 1958; Boston Air Defense Sector, 1 Feb 1961-1 Jul 1963. 23 Tactical Fighter (later, 23 Fighter) Wing, 1 Oct 1972-29 May 1992. Fourteenth Air Force, 1 Dec 1995; 614 Space Operations Group, 28 Aug 1998; 21 Operations Group, 31 Mar 2000-21 Jan 2001. 21 Operations Group, 22 Jan 2001-22 Jan 2008. 476 Fighter Group, 1 Feb 2009-.

Stations. Kunming, China, 4 Jul 1941; Kweilin, China, 25 Jul 1942; Kunming, China, 18 Aug 1942; Lingling, China, 13 May 1943; Hengyang, China, 11 Aug 1943 (detachment operated from Suichwan, China, 3 Oct-7 Dec 1943); Kweilin, China, 21 Nov 1943; Suichwan, China, 26 Dec 1943; Lingling, China, 1 Jun 1944; Liuchow, China, Jul 1944; Luliang, China, c. 12 Sep 1944; Liuchow, China, 24 Aug 1945; Hangchow, China, 15 Oct-4 Dec 1945; Fort Lewis, WA, 3-5 Jan 1946. Northwest Field, Guam, 10 Oct 1946-3 Apr 1949; Howard AFB, CZ, 25 Apr-24 Sep 1949. Presque Isle AFB, ME, 18 Aug 1955; Pinecastle (later, McCoy) AFB, FL, 8 Nov 1957; Westover AFB, MA, 1 Feb 1961-1 Jul 1963. England AFB, LA, 1 Oct 1972-29 May 1992 (deployed aircraft and personnel to Saudi Arabia, Aug 1990-Apr 1991). Falcon (later, Schriever) AFB, CO, 1 Dec 1995; Peterson AFB, CO, 1 Dec 1999-21 Jan 2001. Peterson AFB, CO, 22 Jan 2001-22 Jan 2008. Moody AFB, GA, 1 Feb 2009-.

Aircraft. P-40, 1942-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. P-47, 1946-1949; RF-80, 1949. F-89, 1955-1960; F-102, 1960-1963. A-7, 1972-1981; A-10, 1981-1992. None, 1995-2001. None, 2001-2008.

Operations. Combat in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, 18 Jul 1942-11 Aug 1945, earning a Distinguished Unit Citation for missions in China in June 1944. Air defense intercept operations in Guam, 1946-1949, in Panama, 1949, and at various bases in the eastern United States, 1955-1963. Trained in and conducted close air support operations, 1972-1992. Portion of squadron deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990 and took part in operations against Iraq in early 1991. Beginning in Dec 1995, assisted other units to integrate space product applications into current operations procedures. Deployed personnel to air units worldwide to enhance their links to space assets. Provided counterspace capabilities to warfighters worldwide, 2001-2008.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: India-Burma; China Defensive; Western Pacific; China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: China, 17-25 Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1980-30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983; 1 Apr 1989-31 Mar 1991; 1 Sep 1996-31 Aug 1998; 1 Sep 1998-31 Aug 1999; 1 Sept 1998-[30 Mar 2000]; [31 Mar 2000]-31 Aug 2001.

Emblem. Newest rendition approved on 1 Aug 2000; originally approved on 24 Jul 1944.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm