8th EXPEDITIONARY FIGHTER SQUADRON – OPERATION NOBLE ANVIL

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Computer made   4.0 inch-100mm

 

8th FIGHTER SQUADRON 

Lineage. Constituted as 8 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 8 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 8 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943; 8 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 6 Nov 1944; 8 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 8 Jan 1946; 8 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 1 May 1948; 8 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 10 Aug 1948; 8 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Feb 1950; 8 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul 1958; 8 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 16 May 2008. Reactivated on 25 Sep 2009. Inactivated on 19 May 2011.

Assignments. 49 Pursuit (later 49 Fighter; 49 Fighter-Bomber) Group, 15 Jan 1941 (attached to 49 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 15 Apr-15 Oct 1957); 49 Fighter-Bomber (later, 49 Tactical Fighter; 49 Fighter) Wing, 10 Dec 1957 (attached to 26 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, c. 15 Sep-8 Oct 1970 and 24 Aug-1 Oct 1971; 50 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Mar-2 Apr 1973 and 6 Sep-6 Oct 1975; 49 Operations Group, 15 Nov 1991-2008; 25 Sep 2009-19 May 2011.

Stations. Selfridge Field, MI, 15 Jan 1941; Morrison Field, FL, c. 23 May 1941-4 Jan 1942; Melbourne, Australia, 2 Feb 1942; Canberra, Australia, 16 Feb 1942; Darwin, Australia, 17 Apr 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 25 Sep 1942; Dobodura, New Guinea, 15 Apr 1943; Tsili Tsili, New Guinea, 30 Aug 1943; Gusap, New Guinea, c. 29 Oct 1943; Hollandia, New Guinea, 3 May 1944; Biak, 23 Jun 1944; Tacloban, Leyte, 25 Oct 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 2 Jan 1945; Lingayen, Luzon, 27 Feb 1945; Okinawa, 17 Aug 1945; Atsugi, Japan, 15 Sep 1945; Chitose AB, Japan, c. 20 Feb 1946; Misawa AB, Japan, 2 Apr 1948; Ashiya AB, Japan, 30 Jun 1950; Itazuke AB, Japan, 8 Jul 1950; Taegu AB, South Korea, 29 Sep 1950; Kunsan AB, South Korea, 1 Apr 1953; Misawa AB, Japan, 4 Nov 1953-10 Dec 1957; Etain/Rouvres AB, France, 10 Dec 1957; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 25 Aug 1959-15 Jul 1968; Holloman AFB, NM, 15 Jul 1968-2008 (deployed at Ramstein AB, Germany, c. 12 Sep-c. 11 Oct 1970 and 10 Sep-6 Oct 1971; Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 12 May-4 Oct 1972; Hahn AB, Germany, 3 Mar-5 Apr 1973 and 5 Sep-6 Oct 1975; Ramstein AB, Germany, 21 Sep-20 Oct 1976 and 22 Aug-22 Sep 1977); Holloman AFB, NM,25 Sep 2009-19 May 2011.

Aircraft. P-35, 1941; P-40, 1942-1944; P-47, 1943-1944; P-38, 1944-1946; P-51, 1946-1949, 1950; F-80, 1948-1951; F-84, 1951-1957; F-100, 1957-1962; F-105, 1962-1967; F-4, 1967-1978; F-15, 1978-1992; AT-38, 1992-1998; F-117, 1998-2008, F-22, 2009-2011.

Operations. Combat in Southwest Pacific, c. 20 Apr 1942-4 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 2 Jul 1950-27 Jul 1953. Combat in Southeast Asia, c. 12 May-2 Oct 1972. Portions of the squadron deployed to Southwest Asia to fly combat air patrol, 19 Sep-19 Dec 1991. Deployed F-117 in 1992 as part of Operation Southern Watch and Operation Allied Force in 1999 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. F-22 operations, 2009-2011.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: East Indies; Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; Papua; New Guinea; 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; Korea, Summer 1953. Vietnam: Vietnam Ceasefire. Southwest Asia: Ceasefire. Kosovo: Kosovo Air.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Australia, [c. 20 Apr]-25 Aug 1942; Papua, [c. 30 Sep] 1942-23 Jan 1943; New Guinea, 14 May 1943; Philippine Islands, 27 Oct-7 Dec 1944; Korea, [2 Jul]-25 Nov 1950; Korea, 9 Jul-27 Nov 1951. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device: 5 May-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: [2 Jul] 1950-7 Feb 1951; 8 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 9 May-4 Oct 1972.

Emblem. Approved on 12 May 1960; replaced emblem approved on 7 Jan 1952.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm