80th FIGHTER SQUADRON – DESERT

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   4.0 inch/100mm      

 

80th FIGHTER SQUADRON (PACAF)

Lineage. Constituted 80 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 6 Jan 1942. Activated on 10 Jan 1942.  Redesignated: 80 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 80 Fighter Squadron (Two Engine) 22 Jul 1943; 80 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 26 Dec 1945. Redesignated 80 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 14 Jan 1947. Activated on 20 Feb 1947. Redesignated: 80 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 1 Jan 1950; 80 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; 80 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 80 Fighter Squadron on 3 Feb 1992.

Assignments. 8 Pursuit (later, 8 Fighter) Group, 10 Jan 1942-26 Dec 1945. 8 Fighter (later, 8 Fighter-Bomber) Group, 20 Feb 1947 (attached to 49 Fighter-Bomber Group, 11 Aug-25 Sep 1950; 51 Fighter-Interceptor Group, 25 Sep-27 Oct 1950; Twentieth Air Force, 21 Oct 1954-10 Feb 1955; 49 Fighter-Bomber Group, 10 Feb 1955-18 Oct 1956; 8 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 Feb-30 Sep 1957); 8 Fighter-Bomber (later, 8 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 1 Oct 1957 (attached to 41 Air Division, 13 May-17 Jun 1964); 41 Air Division, 18 Jun 1964 (attached to 2 Air Division, 30 Oct-29 Dec 1964); 6441 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Apr 1965 (attached to 2 Air Division, 27 Jun-26 Aug 1965); 41 Air Division, 15 Nov 1966; 347 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Jan 1968 (attached to Detachment 1, 475 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Feb-15 Mar 1971); 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Mar 1971; 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 16 Sep 1974; 8 Operations Group, 3 Feb 1992-.

Stations. Mitchel Field, NY, 10-26 Jan 1942; Brisbane, Australia, 6 Mar 1942;  Lowood, Australia, 28 Mar 1942; Petric, Australia, 10 May 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 20 Jul 1942; Milne Bay, New Guinea, 8 Nov 1942; Mareeba, Australia, 6 Feb 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 21 Mar 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 11 Dec 1943; Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 28 Feb 1944; Nadzab, New Guinea, 25 Mar 1944; Owi, Schouten Islands, 18 Jun 1944; Morotai, 20 Sep 1944; Dulag, Leyte, 15 Nov 1944 (operated from Morotai, 15-30 Nov 1944); San Jose, Mindoro, 20 Dec 1944; Ie Shima, 5 Aug 1945; Fukuoka, Japan, 25 Nov-26 Dec 1945. Itazuke AB, Japan, 20 Feb 1947; Ashiya AB, Japan, 14 Apr 1947; Itazuke AB, Japan, 25 Mar 1949; Kimpo AB, South Korea, 27 Oct 1950; Itazuke AB, Japan 20 Dec 1950; Kimpo AB, South Korea, 25 Jun 1951; Suwon AB, South Korea, 24 Aug 1951; Kadena AB, Okinawa, 21 Oct 1954; Itazuke AB, Japan, 6 Aug 1956; Yokota AB, Japan, 13 May 1964 (deployed at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 30 Oct-29 Dec 1964; Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 27 Jun-26 Aug 1965; Osan AB, South Korea, 26 Dec 1968-20 Feb 1969, 24 Apr-27 May 1969, 5 Aug-10 Sep 1969, 28 Nov-27 Dec 1969, 6 Mar-10 Apr 1970, 29 May-20 Jun 1970, 7 Aug-4 Sep 1970, 30 Oct-28 Nov 1970, and 23 Jan-15 Feb 1971); Kunsan AB, South Korea, 15 Feb 1971-.

Aircraft. P-39, 1942-1943; P-400, 1942-1943; P-38, 1943-1945. P(later, F)-51, 1947-1950; F-80, 1950-1953; F-86, 1953-1957; F-84, 1954-1956; F-100, 1956-1963; F-105, 1963-1968; F-4, 1968-1971, 1971-1981; F-16, 1981-.

Operations. Combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, 22 Jul 1942-16 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 27 Jun 1950-27 Jul 1953. Air defense in Japan and Korea, 1953-1954, in Okinawa, 1954-1956, and in Japan and Korea, 1956-1971. Combat in Southeast Asia, 12 Nov-25 Dec 1964 and c. 27 Jun-c. 26 Aug 1965.  Provided combat ready aircrews to deter or respond to aggression in the Pacific, 1971-.

Service Streamers.    None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II:  East Indies; Papua; Bismarck Archipelago; New Guinea; Leyte; Luzon with Arrowhead; Southern Philippines; Western Pacific; Air Offensive, Japan.  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; Korea, Summer 1953. Vietnam: Vietnam Advisory; Vietnam Defense.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan 1943; New Guinea, 20 Aug-15 Sep 1943; New Britain, 24 Oct-7 Nov 1943; Philippine Islands, 26 Dec 1944; Korea, [24 Aug-25 Sep] 1950; Korea, [27 Oct]-2 Nov 1950. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 12 May 1963-21 Mar 1964; 1 Apr-30 Jun 1965; 27 Jun-26 Aug 1965; 15 Apr 1969-15 Mar 1971; 1 Jul 1972-31 Dec 1973; 1 Apr 1977-31 Mar 1978; 1 Jun 1986-31 May 1988; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 27 Jun 1950-31 Jan 1951. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-14 May 1971.

Emblem. Approved on 9 Oct 1986.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm