Air Force Historical Research Agency   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

Home > Fact Sheets > 80 Fighter Squadron (PACAF)

80 FIGHTER SQUADRON (PACAF)

Posted 2/20/2015 Printable Fact Sheet
 
Photos 
80 Fighter Squadron (PACAF) Emblem
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.
Download HiRes

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-.

Commanders.   Maj Phillip H. Greasley, 10 Jan 1942; Maj I. C. Conner, 20 Dec 1942; Capt Edward Cragg, 21 Mar 1943; Capt Falletta, 4 Apr 1943; Maj Edward Cragg, 8 Apr 1943; Maj Jay T. Robbins, 27 Dec 1943;  Maj Cyril F. Homer, 4 Oct 1944; Maj Joseph P.  Johnson, 9 May 1945; Maj Robert G. Hochuli, 31 May 1945; Maj John R. Breedon, 22 Aug 1945; 1 Lt Arthur E. Sullivan, 25 Oct-Dec 1945.  Maj John L. Beck, 20 Feb 1947; Lt Col Archie M. Burke, 7 Aug 1947-unknown; Capt Adrian W. Acebedo, unknown, (c. 1948); Maj Harry W. Christman Jr., Jun 1948; Maj Flavel P. Sabin, 25 Mar 1949; Maj Amos L. Sluder, 11 Oct 1949; Lt Col Harold L. Price, 12 Jul 1950; Maj Richard R. Coursey Jr., 30 Nov 1950; Lt Col James H. Buckey, Mar 1951; Maj Ernest T. Burnette, 25 Jul 1951; Lt Col Herbert R. Mann, Nov 1951; Maj Arthur B. Faunce, 5 May 1952; Maj James R. Spofford, 9 May 1952;  Lt Col Wilbur A. Tapscott, Aug 1952; Lt Col Franklin Q.  Smith, c. Feb 1953-1 May 1953; unknown, 1 May 1953-unknown; Maj Robert E. Schellhous, unknown-30 Mar 1955; Lt Col John L. Gregory Jr., 31 Mar 1955;  Lt Col Virgil K. Meroney, c. 6 Aug 1956; Lt Col William F. Tanner, 29 Jul 1957; Maj Robert L. Herman, May 1960; Lt Col Aaron J. Bowman, 11 Dec 1961; Lt Col James E. Bean, 1 Aug 1963; Maj Lawrence N. Guarino, 1 Apr 1964; Maj John P. Anderson, 12 May 1964; Maj Bobby J. Mead, 1 Nov 1965; Lt Col William L. Janssen, 28 Jun 1966; Maj Arthur E. Indermuehle, 9 Jun 1967; Lt Col Dennis O. Boyle, 19 Jun 1967; Lt Col William L. Janssen, 27 Sep 1967; Lt Col Walter L. Mapes Jr., 20 Feb 1968; Lt Col Frank W. Payn, 23 Jun 1969; Lt Col Coleman L. Baker, 5 Aug 1969; Lt Col Frank W. Payn, 27 Feb 1970;  Lt Col David L. Oakes, 4 May 1970; Lt Col Bill C. Driver, 15 Feb 1971; Lt Col Lloyd O. Reder, 12 Jun 1971; Lt Col Soloman Harp III, 26 Jul 1971;  Lt Col Ferguson, by Dec 1971; Lt Col Spillman, by Oct 1972; Lt Col Robert S. Kan, by Jan 1973; Lt Col Ray H. Bryant, 6 Aug 1973; Lt Col Robert W. Hiebarger, 19 Feb 1974; Lt Col Matthew B. Wallace, 19 Jun 1974; Lt Col Wendell W. Schuler, Apr 1975; Lt Col Paul Marsh Jr., 16 Jul 1975; Lt Col Bruce Williams, 4 Aug 1976; Lt Col Phillip L. Murphy, 26 Jul 1976; Lt Col Thomas R. Fussell, 8 Jul 1977; Lt Col Michael J. Quinlan, 24 Nov 1978; Lt Col Jay E. Riedel, 26 Jun 1979; Lt Col George Brower, 29 Jul 1980; Lt Col Chester P. Garrison, 17 Jul 1981; Lt Col John J. Davis Jr., 10 Dec 1981; Lt Col George W. Norwood, 29 Oct 1982; Lt Col Jerry W. Narancich, 14 Oct 1983; Lt Col Barry J. Johnson, 4 Sep 1984; Lt Col Dana Duthrie, 26 Jul 1985; Lt Col Clarence C. Randall, Jun 1986;  Lt Col John J. Cummins, 9 Jun 1987; Lt Col Ronald S. Willke, 6 Jun 1988; Lt Col  Donald F. Gabreski, 19 May 1989; Lt Col Michael E. Vanderford, 25 May 1990; Lt Col Thomas G. Strong, 25 May 1991; Lt Col John C. Hodges, 8 Jun 1992; Lt Col Philip M. Breedlove, 2 Jun 1993; Lt Col Jeffrey A. Remington, 1 Jun 1994; Lt Col Robert A. Coe, 9 Dec 1994; Lt Col Jerry  T. Slaughter, 12 Jul 1995; Lt Col David S. Scott, 9 Jul 1996; Lt Col Kevin E. Williams, 3 Jul 1997; Lt Col Rickie A. French, 29 May 1998; Lt Col Gregory A. Smith, 23 Nov 1998; Lt Col Nelson Cabot; 18 Nov 1999;  Lt Col  Russell Walden, 1 Nov 2000; Lt Col John M. Fyfe, 16 Nov 2001; Lt Col Eric J. Schnitzer, 8 Nov 2002; Lt Col Kevin B. Schneider, 9 Sep 2003;  Lt Col Steve Clapp, 14 Jun 2004; Lt Col Stephen Langford, 1 Jul 2005-.

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.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Dec 2013.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Oct 2013.

Supersedes statement prepared on 13 Mar 2007. 

Emblem.  Approved on 9 Oct 1986.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







 Inside AFHRA

ima cornerSearch

ima cornerOrganizations

 




Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act