58th FIGHTER SQUADRON – NORTHERN LIGHTNING 2022

$12.00

10 in stock

Description

PVC made/mounted on velcro   4.0 inch-100mm

58th FIGHTER SQUADRON (AETC)

Lineage. Constituted as 58 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated as: 58 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 58 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 8 Feb 1945. Inactivated on 8 Dec 1945. Redesignated as 58 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 17 Jul 1946. Activated on 20 Aug 1946. Redesignated as: 58 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 14 Jun 1948; 58 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Dec 1960. Redesignated as 58 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 16 Mar 1970. Activated on 1 Sep 1970. Redesignated as 58 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991-.

Assignments. 33 Pursuit (later, 33 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-8 Dec 1945. 33 Fighter (later, 33 Fighter-Interceptor) Group, 20 Aug 1946; 4707 Defense Wing, 6 Feb 1952; 564 Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 33 Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955; 4735 Air Defense Group, 18 Aug 1957; 34 Air Division, 1 Aug 1959; Albuquerque Air Defense Sector, 1 Jan 1960; Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector, 15 Sep-25 Dec 1960. 33 Tactical Fighter (later, 33 Fighter) Wing, 1 Sep 1970 (attached to 432 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 29 Apr-14 Oct 1972; 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Jun-14 Sep 1973; 33 Tactical Fighter Wing, Provisional, 28 Aug 1990-12 Apr 1991); 33 Operations Group, 1 Dec 1991-.

Stations. Mitchel Field, NY, 15 Jan 1941 (operated from Farmingdale, NY, 7-14 Dec 1941); Philadelphia, PA, 13 Dec 1941; Norfolk, VA, 16 Jan 1942 (operated from San Francisco, CA, May-Jun 1942); Langley Field, VA, 22 Sep-14 Oct 1942; Port Lyautey, French Morocco, 10 Nov 1942; Thelepte, Tunisia, 12 Dec 1943; Telergma, Algeria, 7 Feb 1943; Berteaux, Algeria, 2 Mar 1943; Ebba Ksour, Tunisia, 13 Apr 1943; Menzel Temime, Tunisia, 15 May 1943; Pantelleria Island, c. 28 Jun 1943; Licata, Sicily, 18 Jul 1943; Paestum, Italy, 14 Sep 1943; Santa Maria, Italy, 18 Nov 1943; Cercola, Italy, 1 Jan-c. 6 Feb 1944; Karachi, India, c. 18 Feb 1944; Pungchacheng, China, c. 30 Apr 1944; Moran, India, 31 Aug 1944; Sahmaw, Burma, 26 Dec 1944; Dudhkundi, India, c. 15 May-15 Nov 1945; Camp Shanks, NY, 7-8 Dec 1945. Neubiberg, Germany, 20 Aug 1946; Bad Kissingen, Germany, Jul-25 Aug 1947; Andrews Field, MD, 25 Aug 1947; Roswell AAFld (later, Walker AFB), NM, 16 Sep 1947; Otis AFB, MA, 16 Nov 1948; Walker AFB, NM, 2 Aug 1959-25 Dec 1960. Eglin AFB, FL, 1 Sep 1970 (deployed at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 29 Apr-18 Oct 1972 and 1 Jun-14 Sep 1973; Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, 28 Aug 1990-12 Apr 1991; Dhahran AB, Saudi Arabia, 9 Dec 1992-17 Mar 1993; 2 Dec 1994-2 Mar 1995 and 15 Apr-28 Jun 1996; Shaikh Isa AB, Bahrain, 20 Nov 1997-20 Jun 1998; Incirlik AB, Turkey, 12 Sep-5 Nov 1998 and 23 Sep-c. 20 Dec 1999; Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia, 7 Jan-20 Feb 1999 and 8 Dec 2000-12 Mar 2001)-.

Aircraft. P-39, 1941; P-40, 1941-1944; P-47, 1944-1945; P-38, 1944-1945. P (later F)-51, 1946-1949; F-84, 1948-1950; F-86, 1950-1952; F-94, 1952-1955; F-89, 1955-1960. F-4, 1970-1979; F-15, 1979-2009; F-35, 2010-.

Operations. Air defense of US, Dec 1941-Oct 1942. Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), 10 Nov 1942-2 Feb 1944, and in China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, 10 May 1944-12 May 1945. Part of US occupation forces in Germany 1946-1947. Air defense of US, 1947-1960. Combat in Southeast Asia, 6 May-8 Oct 1972 and 6-30 Jun 1973; Panama, Dec 1989-Jan 1990 and Southwest Asia (SWA), Jan-Feb 1991. Flew combat air patrols in SWA, 1992-1993. Rotated aircraft and personnel to SWA to enforce no fly zone over Iraq, 1994-2001. Twelve members died in terrorist bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, 25 Jun 1996. Supported Operation NOBLE EAGLE after 11 Sep 2001 terrorist attack on the US. Transitioned to F-35 aircraft; trained operators and maintainers of the F-35 aircraft in support of Air Force and international partners pilot training requirements, 2010-.

Service Streamers. World War II, American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Algeria-French Morocco with Arrowhead; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Air Combat, EAME Theater; India-Burma; China Defensive; Central Burma. Vietnam: Vietnam Ceasefire. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Southwest Asia Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Central Tunisia, 15 Jan 1943. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device: 25 Apr-16 Oct 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1978-30 Apr 1980; 1 May 1984-30 Apr 1986; 1 Apr 1990-31 Mar 1992; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 1999. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 29 Apr-18 Oct 1972.

Emblem. Approved on 18 Jan 1944, modified on 14 Jul 1971.