96th FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON – 75TH ANNIVERSARY 1942-2017

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96th FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON (AFRC)

Lineage. Constituted 96 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 13 Jan 1942. Activated on 9 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 96 Pursuit Squadron (I) (Twin Engine) on 22 Apr 1942; 96 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 96 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine on 28 Feb 1944. Inactivated on 9 Sep 1945. Activated on 12 Apr 1947. Redesignated 96 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 15 Aug 1947. Inactivated on 2 Oct 1949. Redesignated 96 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 11 Sep 1952. Activated on 1 Nov 1952. Inactivated on 8 Jan 1958. Redesignated 96 Flying Training Squadron on 22 Jun 1972. Activated on 1 Feb 1973. Inactivated on 26 Jun 1992. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Apr 1998.

Assignments. 82 Pursuit (later, 82 Fighter) Group, 9 Feb 1942-9 Sep 1945. 82 Fighter Group, 12 Apr 1947-2 Oct 1949. 4710 Defense Wing, 1 Nov 1952; 525 Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 82 Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955-8 Jan 1958. 82 Flying Training Wing, 1 Feb 1973; 82 Operations Group, 15 Dec 1991-26 Jun 1992. 340 Flying Training Group, 1 Apr 1998-.

Stations. Harding Field, LA, 9 Feb 1942; Muroc, CA, 30 Apr 1942; Glendale, CA, 18 May-16 Sep 1942; Eglington, Northern Ireland, 5 Oct 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 24 Dec 1942; Telergma, Algeria, 1 Jan 1943; Berteaux, Algeria, 1 Apr 1943; Souk-el-Arba, Algeria, 13 Jun 1943; Grombalia, Tunisia, 4 Aug 1943 (operated from Maddalina, Sicily, 6-18 Sep 1943); San Pancrazio, Italy, c. 3 Oct 1943; Lecce, Italy, 10 Oct 1943; Vincenzo Airfield, Italy, 11 Jan 1944; Lesina, Italy, c. 30 Aug-9 Sep 1945. Grenier Field (later, AFB), NH, 12 Apr 1947-2 Oct 1949 (deployed at Ladd AFB, AK, 4 Apr-29 Jun 1948). New Castle Aprt, DE, 1 Nov 1952-8 Jan 1958. Williams AFB, AZ, 1 Feb 1973-26 Jun 1992. Laughlin AFB, TX, 1 Apr 1998-.

Aircraft. P-38, 1942-1945. P (later, F)-51, 1947-1949. F-94, 1952-1957. T-37, 1973-1992. T-37, 1998-; T-38, 1998-; T-1, 1998-.

Operations. Combat in the ETO and MTO, 25 Dec 1942-6 May 1945. Fighter escort and air defense, 1947-1949. Air defense, 1952-1957. Conducted jet pilot training, 1973-1992. Since Apr 1998 has trained Air Force Reserve instructor pilots.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Italy, 25 Aug 1943; Italy, 2 Sep 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 10 Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1978-30 Apr 1979; 1 May 1983-30 Apr 1985; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991.

Emblem. Approved on 18 Aug 1942.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 cm