310 Fighter Squadron (AETC)

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In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.


Lineage. Constituted as 310 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 21 Jan 1942. Activated on 9 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 310 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 310 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 20 Feb 1946. Redesignated 310 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 25 Jun 1952. Activated on 10 Jul 1952. Redesignated 310 Tactical Missile Squadron on 15 Jul 1958. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Mar 1962. Redesignated 310 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 11 Dec 1969. Activated on 15 Dec 1969. Redesignated as 310 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. 

Assignments. 58 Pursuit (later, 58 Fighter) Group, 9 Feb 1942; Fifth Air Force, 27 Jan-20 Feb 1946. 58 Fighter-Bomber Group, 10 Jul 1952 (attached to 58 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 Mar-7 Nov 1957); 58 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 8 Nov 1957; 314 Air Division, 1 Jul 1958; 58 Tactical Missile Group, 15 Jul 1958-25 Mar 1962. 58 Tactical Fighter Training (later, 58 Tactical Training) Wing, 15 Dec 1969; 58 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991; 56 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994-. 

Stations. Harding Field, LA, 9 Feb 1942; Dale Mabry Field, FL, 4 Mar 1942; Richmond AAB, VA, 16 Oct 1942; Philadelphia Muni Aprt, PA, 24 Oct 1942; Bradley Field, CT, 5 Mar 1943; Hillsgrove, RI, 28 Apr 1943; Grenier Field, NH, 16 Sep-22 Oct 1943; Brisbane, Australia, c. 23 Nov 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 28 Dec 1943; Saidor, New Guinea, c. 2 Apr 1944; Noemfoor, 6 Sep 1944; San Roque, Leyte, 18 Nov 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 22 Dec 1944; Mangaldan, Luzon, 6 Apr 1945; Porac, Luzon, 18 Apr 1945; Okinawa, 9 Jul 1945; Japan, 26 Oct 1945; Ft William McKinley, Luzon, 28 Dec 1945-20 Feb 1946. Taegu AB, South Korea, 10 Jul 1952; Osan-Ni (later, Osan) AB, South Korea, 19 Mar 1955-25 Mar 1962. Luke AFB, AZ, 15 Dec 1969-. 

Commanders. Maj James D. Mayden, 9 Feb 1942; Maj Lewis W. Chick Jr., Sep 1942; 1 Lt Harry M. Odren, 24 Oct 1942; 1 Lt Howard A. Tuman, 1 Nov 1942; Capt Joseph T. Klemovich, 10 Dec 1942; Capt Robert R. Bonebrake, May 1943; Maj Jack McClure Jr., 1 Jul 1943; Maj Howard A. Tuman, 27 Apr 1944; Capt Don V. Booty, Aug 1945-Feb 1946. Lt Col Don V. Booty, 10 Jul 1952; Lt Col John E. Gaffney, Dec 1952; Lt Col Minar M. Dervage, Apr 1953; Lt Col James R. Wilson, 28 Mar 1955; Lt Col Carmel M. Shook, c. Jun 1956; Lt Col Jake L. Wilk Jr., c. Dec 1956; Maj Clayton E. Davis, 1957; Lt Col Gerald W. Rooney, Aug 1957; 2 Lt Richard J. Kirnberger, 15-30 Jun 1958; none (not manned), 1 Jul 1958-May 1959; Maj James T. Morrison, c. Jun 1959; Lt Col Enos L. Commons, c. Jan 1960; Maj Marcus F. Tinsley, Dec 1961-25 Mar 1962. Unkn, 15 Dec 1969-31 Jan 1970; Lt Col Robert M. Bond, 1 Feb 1970; Lt Col Max L. Templin III, Oct 1970; Lt Col Phillip D. Snyder, Sep 1971; Lt Col Jimmy L. Goode, 2 Apr 1973; Lt Col William P. Bristol, 22 Jul 1974; Lt Col Robert K. Simm, 14 Aug 1974; Lt Col Richard O. Bennett, Oct 1975; Lt Col Richard M. Hirth, 1 Jan 1977; Lt Col Clarence E. Fox, 17 Feb 1978; Lt Col Robert B. Hinckley, 14 Feb 1980; Lt Col Alan A. Lavoy, 21 Sep 1981; Lt Col Richard P. High, 1 Jul 1982; Lt Col Michael W. Loden, 3 Aug 1984; Lt Col John B. Gibbs, 20 Jun 1986; Lt Col John E. Chambers, 17 Jun 1988; Lt Col James W. Kimmel, 1 Dec 1989; Lt Col Jon A. Wegner, 2 Dec 1991; Lt Col Scott C. Harrison,21 Oct 1993; Lt Col James M. Daniels, 8 Dec 1995; Lt Col Charles R. Greenwood, 8 May 1997; Lt Col Mark B. Topper, 5 Jun 1998; Lt Col Paul E. Smith, 16 Jun 2000; Lt Col Jeffrey R. McDaniels, 6 Jun 2002; Lt Col Patrick McKenzie, 9 Apr 2004; Lt Col Scott L. Gierat, 21 Apr 2006; Lt Col James D. McCune, 24 Apr 2008-. 

Aircraft and Missiles. P-39, 1942; P-40, 1942-1943; P-47, 1943-1945. F-84, 1952-1954; F-86, 1954-1958; Matador, 1958-1962. A-7, 1969-1971; F-4, 1971-1982; F-16, 1982-. 

Operations. Operational and replacement training unit, Mar 1942-Apr 1943. Combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, 24 Feb 1944-14 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 10 Jul 1952-27 Jul 1953; air defense in Korea thereafter until Mar 1962. Combat crew training, 1970-1981. Conducted fighter pilot training for USAF student pilots and instructor pilots in F-16 aircraft, 1982-. 

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus; China Offensive. Korea: Korea Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Philippine Islands, 26 Dec 1944; Korea, 1 May-27 Jul 1953. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [15]-31 Dec 1969; 1 Jan 1971-31 Dec 1972; 1 Jan 1975-31 Dec 1976; 1 Jan 1978-31 Dec 1979; 1 Aug 1982-31 May 1984; 1 Jun 1986-31 May 1988; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; 1 Jun 1991-31 May 1992; 1 Jun 1992-31 May 1993; 1 Jun 1992-31 Mar 1994; 1 Jun 1994-31 May 1995; 1 Jun 1995-30 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. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 10 Jul 1952-31 Mar 1953. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 9 May 2009. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Sep 2008. 

Supersedes published information contained in: Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999). 

Emblem. Originally approved on 9 Oct 1943; newest rendition approved on 20 Jul 1995. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.