9th FIGHTER SQUADRON – DESERT

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Computer made   4.0 inch/100mm

 

9th FIGHTER SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 9 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 9 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 9 Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine, on 25 Jan 1943; 9 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 19 Feb 1944; 9 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 6 Nov 1944; 9 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 8 Jan 1946; 9 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 1 May 1948; 9 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 10 Aug 1948; 9 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Feb 1950; 9 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul 1958; 9 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 16 May 2008.

Assignments. 49 Pursuit (later, 49 Fighter; 49 Fighter-Bomber) Group, 15 Jan 1941 (attached to Japan Air Defense Force, 17 Dec 1952-Nov 1953; 49 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 17 Aug-c. 6 Sep 1950 and 15 Apr-9 Dec 1957); 49 Fighter-Bomber (later, 49 Tactical Fighter; 49 Fighter) Wing, 10 Dec 1957 (attached to 36 Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 12 Sep-c. 11 Oct 1970; 50 Tactical Fighter Wing, 9 Sep-7 Oct 1971; 36 Tactical Fighter Wing, 4 Feb-15 Mar 1973 and 6 Sep-7 Oct 1975; 50 Tactical Fighter Wing, 22 Sep-21 Oct 1976; 86 Tactical Fighter Wing, 10 Sep-10 Oct 1977); 49 Operations Group, 15 Nov 1991-16 May 2008.

Stations. Selfridge Field, MI, 15 Jan 1941; Morrison Field, FL, 22 May 1941-4 Jan 1942; Melbourne, Australia, 2 Feb 1942; Williamstown, Australia, 14 Feb 1942; Darwin, Australia, 17 Mar 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 10 Oct 1942; Dobodura, New Guinea, 6 Mar 1943; Gusap, New Guinea, 16 Dec 1943; Hollandia, New Guinea, 16 May 1944; Biak, 26 Jun 1944; Tacloban, Leyte, 24 Oct 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 30 Dec 1944; Lingayen, Luzon, 26 Feb 1945; Okinawa, 16 Aug 1945; Atsugi, Japan, 15 Sep 1945; Chitose AB, Japan, 17 Feb 1946; Misawa AB, Japan, 26 Mar 1948; Itazuke AB, Japan, 27 Jun 1950; Misawa AB, Japan, c. 15 Aug 1950; Itazuke AB, Japan, 17 Sep 1950; Taegu AB, South Korea, c. 30 Sep 1950; Komaki AB, Japan, Dec 1952-10 Dec 1957; Etain/Rouvres AB, France, 10 Dec 1957; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 25 Aug 1959-15 Jul 1968; Holloman AFB, NM, 15 Jul 1968-16 May 2008 (deployed at Bitburg AB, Germany, c. 12 Sep-c. 11 Oct 1970; Hahn AB, Germany, 9 Sep-7 Oct 1971; Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 13 May-5 Oct 1972; Bitburg AB, Germany, 4 Feb-15 Mar 1973 and 6 Sep-7 Oct 1975; Hahn AB, Germany, 22 Sep-21 Oct 1976; Ramstein AB, Germany, 10 Sep-10 Oct 1977).

Aircraft. P-35, 1941; P-40, 1941-1943; P-47, 1943-1944; P-38, 1943, 1944-1946; P-51, 1946-1948, 1949-1950; F-80, 1948-1951; F-84, 1951-1957; F-100, 1957-1962; F-105, 1962-1967; F-4, 1967-1978, 1992-1998; F-15, 1978-1992; F-117, 1998-2008.

Operations. Combat in Southwest Pacific, 18 Mar 1942-5 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 27 Jun 1950-Dec 1952. Combat in Southeast Asia, c. 13 May-2 Oct 1972. Portions of squadron deployed to Southwest Asia to fly combat air patrol for Coalition operations, 20 Jun-5 Dec 1991. F-4 training for German Air Force pilots, Jul 1992-1998. Worldwide deployment using special low-observable technologies to deliver precision-guided weapons against high-value, heavily defended targets.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: East Indies; Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; China Offensive. Korea: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter. Vietnam: Vietnam Ceasefire. Southwest Asia: Ceasefire. Kosovo: Kosovo Air.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Australia, [18] Mar-25 Aug 1942; Papua, [c. 15 Oct] 1942-23 Jan 1943; New Britain, 23 Oct-7 Nov 1943; Philippine Islands, 27 Oct-7 Dec 1944; Korea, 27 Jun-25 Nov 1950; Korea, 9 Jul-27 Nov 1951. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device: 5 May 1972-6 Oct 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Mar 1964-28 Feb 1966; 1 Mar 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jan 1971-15 Apr 1972; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 1999; 2 May 2004-31 May 2005. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations: 27 Jun 1950-7 Feb 1951; 8 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 10 May-5 Oct 1972.

Emblem. Approved on 24 Jan 1946.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm