61st FIGHTER SQUADRON – RAAF & USAF – MORALE

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   5.0 inch-125mm

 

61st FIGHTER SQUADRON (AETC)

Lineage. Constituted as 61 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 61 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (Twin Engine) on 31 Jan 1942; 61 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 61 Fighter Squadron on 1 Jun 1942; 61 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 28 Feb 1944. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. Activated on 1 May 1946. Redesignated: 61 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 24 Apr 1947; 61 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 14 Jun 1948; 61 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jul 1960. Redesignated as 61 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 12 May 1975. Activated on 30 Jun 1975. Redesignated: 61 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 Jan 1980; 61 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 12 Aug 1993. Activated on 1 Apr 1994. Inactivated on 27 Aug 2010. Reactivated on 25 Oct 2013-.

Assignments. 56 Pursuit (later, 56 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-18 Oct 1945. 56 Fighter (later, 56 Fighter-Interceptor) Group, 1 May 1946; 4708 Defense Wing, 6 Feb 1952; 575 Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 64 Air Division, 6 Aug 1953; 4731 Air Defense Group, 1 Apr 1957; 327 Fighter Group, 15 Oct 1957-25 Jul 1960. 56 Tactical Fighter (later, 56 Tactical Training; 56 Fighter) Wing, 30 Jun 1975; 56 Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991-12 Aug 1993. 56 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994-27 Aug 2010, 25 Oct 2013-.

Stations. Savannah AB, GA, 15 Jan 1941; Charlotte AAB, NC, 26 May 1941 (deployed at Myrtle Beach, SC, Oct-Nov 1941); Charleston Muni Aprt, SC, 10 Dec 1941; Bridgeport Muni Aprt, CT, 15 Jan-27 Dec 1942; Kings Cliffe, England, 12 Jan 1943; Horsham St Faith, England, 5 Apr 1943; Halesworth, England, 9 Jul 1943; Boxted, England, 19 Apr 1944; Little Walden, England, c. 15 Sep-11 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 16-18 Oct 1945. Selfridge Field (later, AFB), MI, 1 May 1946-25 Jul 1953; Ernest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland, 6 Aug 1953; Truax Field, WI, 17 Oct 1957-25 Jul 1960. MacDill AFB, FL, 30 Jun 1975-12 Aug 1993. Luke AFB, AZ, 1 Apr 1994-27 Aug 2010, 25 Oct 2013-.

Aircraft. P-35, 1941; P-36, 1941; P-39, 1941-1942; P-40, 1941-1942; P-47, 1942, 1943-1945. P-47, 1946-1947; P-51, 1946-1947; P (later, F)-80, 1947-1950; F-86, 1950-1951; F-94, 1951-1954; F-89, 1954-1957; F-102, 1957-1960. F-4, 1975-1979; F-16, 1980-1993. F-16, 1994-2010; F-35, 2013-.

Operations. Air defense and operational training unit, 1942 and 1950-1960. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 13 Apr 1943-21 Apr 1945. Replacement training unit with a combat-ready commitment, 1975-1993. Conducted qualification training for USAF student pilots and proficiency training for instructor pilots and rated officers already qualified in the F-16, 1994-2010, F-35, 2013-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: ETO, 20 Feb-9 Mar 1944; Holland, 18 Sep 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1977-1 Jan 1979; 1 Jul 1980-30 Jun 1982; 1 Jun 1984-31 May 1986; 1 May 1987-30 Apr 1989; 1 May 1989-30 Apr 1990; 1 May 1990-30 Apr 1991; 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.

Emblem. Originally approved on 15 Sep 1943; newest rendition approved on 18 Jul 1995.

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Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm