62nd FIGHTER SQUADRON – HERITAGE – NEW

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   4.5 inch-115mm

 

62nd FIGHTER SQUADRON (AETC)

Lineage. Constituted as 62 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 62 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (Twin Engine) on 31 Jan 1942; 62 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 62 Fighter Squadron on 1 Jun 1942; 62 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 28 Feb 1944. Inactivated on 18 Oct 1945. Activated on 1 May 1946. Redesignated: 62 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 24 Apr 1947; 62 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 14 Jun 1948; 62 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. Inactivated on 30 Apr 1971. Redesignated as 62 Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron on 15 Aug 1974. Activated on 1 Sep 1974. Redesignated as: 62 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 30 Jun 1975; 62 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 Jan 1981; 62 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 14 May 1993. Activated on 18 Mar 1994.

Assignments. 56 Pursuit (later, 56 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-18 Oct 1945. 56 Fighter (later, 56 Fighter-Interceptor) Group, 1 May 1946 (attached to Alaskan Provisional Wing, c. 28 Dec 1946-c. 10 Apr 1947; 30 Air Division, c. 28 Jul 1950-30 Apr 1951; 142 Fighter-Interceptor Group, 1 May 1951-5 Feb 1952); 4706 Defense Wing, 6 Feb 1952; 501 Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 56 Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955 (attached to 473 Fighter Group, 1 Aug-30 Sep 1959); 56 Fighter Wing, 1 Feb 1961; Duluth Air Defense Sector, 16 Dec 1963; 29 Air Division, 1 Apr 1966; 34 Air Division, 15 Sep 1969; 29 Air Division, 14 Nov 1969; 23 Air Division, 19 Nov 1969-30 Apr 1971. Air Defense Weapons Center, 1 Sep 1974; 56 Tactical Fighter (later, 56 Tactical Training; 56 Fighter) Wing, 30 Jun 1975; 56 Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991-14 May 1993. 58 Operations Group, 18 Mar 1994; 56 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994-.

Stations. Savannah AB, GA, 15 Jan 1941; Charlotte AAB, NC, 26 May 1941 (deployed at Myrtle Beach, SC, Oct-Nov 1941); Wilmington Muni Aprt, NC, 10 Dec 1941; Bendix Aprt, NJ, 17 Jan 1942; Newark Muni Aprt, NJ, 31 May 1942; Bradley Field, CT, 23 Jul-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; Debden, England, 15 Sep-11 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 16-18 Oct 1945. Selfridge Field (later, AFB), MI, 1 May 1946 (deployed at Ladd Field, AK, 28 Dec 1946-10 Apr 1947; Oscoda AFB, MI, 1 Apr-6 Jun 1949); O’Hare Field-Chicago Intl Aprt (later, O’Hare Intl Aprt), IL, 4 Aug 1950 (deployed at K. I. Sawyer AFB, MI, 1 Aug-30 Sep 1959); K. I. Sawyer AFB, MI, 1 Oct 1959-30 Apr 1971. Tyndall AFB, FL, 1 Sep 1974; MacDill AFB, FL, 30 Jun 1975-14 May 1993. Luke AFB, AZ, 18 Mar 1994-.

Aircraft. P-35, 1941; P-36, 1941; P-39, 1941-1942; P-40, 1941-1942; P-47, 1942-1945. P-47, 1946; P-51, 1946-1947, 1947; P (later, F)-80, 1947-1950; F-86, 1950-1959; F-101, 1959-1971. F-106, 1974-1975; F-4, 1974-1980; F-16, 1980-1993. F-16, 1994-.

Operations. Air defense and operational training unit, 1942. 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 pilots qualified in F-16 aircraft, 1994-.

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 Jun 1967-31 Dec 1968; 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; 18-31 Mar 1994; 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 18 Jun 1943; newest rendition approved on 18 Jul 1995.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm