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90 FIGHTER SQUADRON (PACAF)

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90 Fighter Squadron (PACAF) Emblem
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Lineage. Organized as 90 Aero Squadron on 20 Aug 1917. Redesignated as: 90 Squadron (Surveillance) on 13 Aug 1919; 90 Squadron (Attack) on 15 Sep 1921; 90 Attack Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 90 Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 15 Sep 1939; 90 Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 28 Sep 1942; 90 Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 25 May 1943; 90 Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 29 Apr 1944. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1949. Redesignated as 90 Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder, on 7 Jun 1951. Activated on 25 Jun 1951. Redesignated as: 90 Bombardment Squadron, Tactical, on 1 Oct 1955; 90 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jun 1964; 90 Attack Squadron on 12 Dec 1969; 90 Special Operations Squadron on 31 Oct 1970; 90 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul 1973; 90 Fighter Squadron on 26 Sep 1991.

Assignments. Unkn, 20 Aug-Nov 1917; I Air Depot, c. 20 Nov 1917; I Corps Observation Group, 19 Apr 1918; IV Corps Observation Group, 13 Jun 1918; III Corps Observation Group, 21 Sep 1918; I Corps Observation Group, 30 Nov-Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 1918-1 Jul 1919; Army Surveillance (later 1 Surveillance; 3 Attack; 3 Bombardment) Group, 1 Jul 1919-1 Oct 1949. 3 Bombardment Group, 25 Jun 1951 (attached to 3 Bombardment Wing, 13 Aug 1956-24 Oct 1957); 3 Bombardment Wing, 25 Oct 1957 (attached to 41 Air Division, 1 Sep 1963-7 Jan 1964); 41 Air Division, 8 Jan 1964; Tactical Air Command, 8 Jun 1964; 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 9 Jun 1964 (attached to 405 Fighter Wing, 7 Feb-10 May 1965; 39 Air Division, 8 Aug 1965-); 834 Air Division, 19 Nov 1965 (remained attached to 39 Air Division to 5 Dec 1965; attached to 401 Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 5 Dec 1965-c. 7 Feb 1966); 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 8 Feb 1966; 14 Special Operations Wing, 31 Oct 1970; 483 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Sep 1971; 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Apr 1972; 405 Fighter Wing, 15 Dec 1972; 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 16 Sep 1974; 21 Tactical Fighter Wing, 29 May 1991; 21 Operations Group, 26 Sep 1991; 3 Operations Group, 19 Dec 1991-.

Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 20 Aug 1917; Garden City, NY, 5-27 Oct 1917; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 20 Nov 1917; Amanty, France, 19 Apr 1918; Ourches, France, 13 Jun 1918; Souilly, France, 20 Sep 1918; Bethelainville, France, 29 Oct 1918; Belrain, France, 15 Jan 1919; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 18 Jan 1919; Libourne, France, 25 Jan 1919; St. Denis-de-Piles, France, 29 Jan 1919; Libourne, France, 2 Feb 1919; Bordeaux, France, 10-19 Apr 1919; Hazelhurst Field, NY, 5 May 1919; Kelly Field, TX, c. May 1919 (Flight A operated from Eagle Pass, TX, 27 Aug 1919-; Flight B operated from Kelly Field No. 2, TX, 30 Sep-29 Nov 1919); Sanderson, TX, 29 Nov 1919 (Flight A operated from Eagle Pass, TX, to 12 Jun 1920 and from Del Rio, TX, 12 Jun 1920-30 Jun 1921); Kelly Field, TX, 2 Jul 1921; Ft Crockett, TX, 1 Jul 1926 (detachment operated from Ft Huachuca, AZ, 7 Apr-12 May 1929); Barksdale Field, LA, 27 Feb 1935; (deployed at Bakersfield, CA, 3-23 May 1937); Savannah, GA, 9 Oct 1940-19 Jan 1942; Brisbane, Australia, 25 Feb 1942; Charters Towers, Australia, 8 Mar 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 28 Jan 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 21 May 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 5 Feb 1944; Hollandia, New Guinea, c. 7 May 1944; Dulag, Leyte, 16 Nov 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 30 Dec 1944; Sobe, Okinawa, 6 Aug 1945; Atsugi, Japan, c. 8 Sep 1945; Yokota AB, Japan, 10 Oct 1946-1 Oct 1949. Iwakuni AB, Japan, 25 Jun 1951; Kunsan AB, South Korea, c. 20 Aug 1951 (deployed at Pusan AB, South Korea, 25 Apr-17 May 1952); Johnson AB, Japan, 5 Oct 1954 (deployed at Itazuke AB, Japan, 18 Jan-2 Feb 1957); Yokota AB, Japan, 18 Nov 1960-9 Jun 1964; England AFB, LA, 9 Jun 1964-8 Feb 1966 (deployed at Clark AB, Philippines, 7 Feb-10 May 1965; Misawa AB, Japan, 3 Aug-5 Dec 1965); Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 12 Feb 1966 (deployed at Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, 9-14 Apr 1967); Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam, 31 Oct 1970; Kadena AB, Okinawa (later, Japan), 15 Apr 1972; Clark AB, Philippines, 15 Dec 1972; Elmendorf AFB, AK, 29 May 1991-.

Commanders. None (not manned), 20 Aug-25 Sep 1917; 1 Lt William H. Y. Hackett, 26 Sep 1917; Maj J. L. Dunsworth, 13 Apr 1918; 1 Lt William G. Schauffler Jr., 20 Jun 1918; 1 Lt H. M. Gallop, 24 Jul 1918; 1 Lt William G. Schauffler Jr., 15 Sep 1918; 1 Lt Norris E. Pierson, 22 Oct 1918; Capt H. R. Kelly, Jun 1919; Capt Martinus Stenseth, 1 Jun 1920; 1 Lt Edward V. Harbeck, c. Aug 1921; Capt Wolcott P. Hayes, c. Dec 1921; 1 Lt L. S. Andrews, c. Aug 1923; 1 Lt Walter R. Peck, c. Jul 1924; Capt C. W. Childress, 1924; 2 Lt Hoyt S. Vandenberg, 1 Jan-25 Jun 1926; 1 Lt E. H. Wood, c. Jun 1927; 1 Lt Nathan F. Twining, 11 Aug-30 Nov 1932; Capt William N. Amis, c. 1935; Maj Paul L. Williams, Jun 1937; Capt Harold Q. Huglin, 15 Sep 1940; Maj Leon W. Johnson, 16 Dec 1940; Capt Kermit D. Stevens, 31 May 1941; 1 Lt Bennett G. Wilson, 19 Jan 1942; Capt Ronald D. Hubbard, 26 May 1942; Capt Thomas P. Gerrity, 23 Aug 1942; Capt Raymond T. Peterson, 27 Oct 1942; Capt Wesley E. Dickinson, 25 Nov 1942; Capt Edward L. Larner, 31 Dec 1942; Capt John P. Henebry, 30 Apr 1943; Maj Richard H. Ellis, 22 Oct 1943; Capt Kenneth E. Rosebush, 11 Feb 1944; Capt Gerald J. Prokopovitz, 12 May 1944; Capt Stanley D. Kline, 15 Oct 1944; Maj Samuel M. Frederick, 30 Apr 1945; Capt Edward W. Cordes, 11 Sep 1945; 1 Lt Clifford J. Haines, 1 Feb 1946; Capt Glan A. Cooley, 4 Apr 1946; Maj Lewis B. Weigold, 30 Sep 1946; Capt Donald D. Doyle, 22 Apr 1947; Maj Edward L. Jones, 3 May 1947; Lt Col Russell D. Hale, 24 Sep 1947; Maj Edward L. Jones, 17 Dec 1947; Capt Jerome N. Davis, 3 May 1948; Maj Stanley D. Kline, Jun 1948-1 Oct 1949. Maj James H. Moyer Jr., 25 Jun 1951; Maj Raymond J. Herdzine, 30 Aug 1951; Lt Col Glassell S. Stringfellow Jr., 6 Jan 1952; Lt Col Joseph H. Corbin, Mar 1952; Maj William O. Wilson, 21 Apr 1952; Lt Col Joseph H. Corbin, 16 May 1952; Maj Howard A. Hayes, 23 Aug 1952; Maj Raymond C. Care, 27 Dec 1952; Lt Col Lawson Clary Jr., unkn 1953; Lt Col James W. Williams, 14 Jun 1954; Maj Donald F. Rhodes, 11 Jun 1955; Lt Col William H. Davidson, 17 Sep 1955; Lt Col Donald J. MacLellan, 30 Jul 1958; Maj Charles F. Wolfe, 8 Jun 1959; Lt Col Elbridge C. Bates, 8 Mar 1960; Lt Col Rupert P. Collins, 25 Mar 1961; Lt Col Richard T. Arnold, 7 Jun 1961; Lt Col Arnold E. Brower, 21 May 1962; Capt Thomas A. Schmidt, 27 May 1964; Maj Leslie R. Leavoy, 9 Jun 1964; Maj Wallis R. Calvert, Nov 1965; Lt Col Edward G. Abersold, by 7 Feb 1966; Maj Leslie R. Leavoy, 24 Mar 1966; Maj Robert J. Benedetti, 28 Oct 1966; Lt Col Donald H. Hooten, 1 Feb 1967; Lt Col William E. Haynes, 15 Aug 1967; Lt Col Walter G. Savage, 25 Feb 1968; Lt Col William J. Becker, 9 Aug 1968; Maj Arthur E. Huhn, 6 Feb 1969; Lt Col Robert F. Houlahan, 1 Jun 1969; Lt Col James M. Neale, 17 Nov 1969; Lt Col George M. Simpson, 10 Jul 1970; Lt Col Leo W. Tubay, 31 Oct 1970; Lt Col Ernest L. Howell, 1 Feb 1971; Lt Col Robert N. Pinard, by Feb 1972-14 Dec 1972; none (not manned), 15 Dec 1972-30 Aug 1973; Maj Richard B. Corbin Jr., 31 Aug 1973; Lt Col Ivy J. McCoy, 1 Dec 1973; Lt Col Richard G. Head, 21 May 1975; Lt Col William K. Smith, 20 Feb 1976; Lt Col R. P. Keighery, 6 Mar 1978; Lt Col William Taylor, 2 Jul 1979; Lt Col Dennis C. Sammer, 28 May 1980; Lt Col Bruce D. Grosseta, 15 Apr 1982; Lt Col Eddie G. Pickrel, 29 Feb 1984; Lt Col John D. Holmquist, 15 Feb 1985; Lt Col Gary L. Rosevold, 30 Jan 1987; Lt Col William L. Walters, 9 Sep 1988; Lt Col Hoy Blanton, 4 Nov 1989; Lt Col Gary R. Dylewski, 29 May 1991; Lt Col Michael S. Tillman, 29 Jun 1992; Lt Col John R. Rivers, 14 May 1993; Lt Col Shelley S. Rogers, 12 May 1994; Lt Col Mark Graper, 18 Dec 1995 (acting); Lt Col Mark Graper, 3 May 1996; Lt Col Carl R. Pivarsky Jr., 27 Jun 1997; Lt Col Steven D. Hatter, 9 May 1998; Lt Col Daryl L. Roberson, 15 Apr 1999; Lt Col Bradley Dodd, 17 Nov 2000; Lt Col John Marselus, 19 Apr 2002; Lt Col Larry Bowers, 2 Jun 2003; Lt Col Colin J. Wright, 3 Jun 2005; Lt Col Michael K. Shower, 10 May 2007; Lt Col Orlando Sanchez, 12 Dec 2008; Lt Col Joseph D. Kunkel, 25 Jun 2010-.
 
Aircraft. In addition to Sopwith 1 and Salmson 2, briefly included Spad XI and Breguet 14 during 1918-1919; DH-4, 1919-c. 1925; GAX (GA-1), 1921-1922; O-2, 1921-1926, 1926-1928; in addition to DH-4, 1926-1932, and A-3, 1928-1934, included 0-1, XO-6, A-8, and Y-8 in the 1920s and early 1930s; A-12, 1933-1936; A-17, 1936-1939; A-18, (later, B-18), 1939-1941; B-12, 1939-1940; A-20, 1941, 1943-1945; A-24, 1941, 1942; B-25, 1942-1944, 1945; A-26, (later B-26), 1945-1946, 1946-1949; B-24, 1944-1946. B-26, 1951-1956; B-57, 1956-1964; F-100, 1964-1969; A-37, 1969-1970; C-123, 1970-1972; C-130, 1970-1972; F-4, 1973-1991; F-15, 1991-2007; F-22, 2007-.

Operations. Combat as corps observation unit with American I, III, and IV Army Corps, and French XVII Army Corps, 16 Jun-10 Nov 1918. Mexican border patrol, Sep 1919-Jun 1921 and Apr 1929. Antisubmarine, east coast of US, Dec 1941-Jan 1942; combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, Apr 1942-12 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 25 Jun 1951-27 Jul 1953. Combat in Southeast Asia, Feb 1966-Dec 1972. Not manned and non-operational Dec 1972-Aug 1973. Air defense of the Philippines, Sep 1973-May 1991. Air defense of Alaska, May 1991-. Since 1994, prepared for rapid worldwide deployment of fighter aircraft to accomplish precision engagement of surface targets using a wide variety of conventional air-to-air munitions. Conducted air superiority missions with F-22 Raptor aircraft, 2007-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War I: Lorraine; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; East Indies; Air Offensive, Japan; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines. Korea: CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953. Vietnam: Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet 69/ Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan 1943; Bismarck Sea, 3-4 Mar 1943; New Guinea, 17 Aug 1943; Korea, [25 Jun]-9 Jul 1951; Korea, 1 May-27 Jul 1953. Presidential Unit Citations: (Southeast Asia), 8 Jun 1966-16 Apr 1967; 6 Mar 1968-31 Jul 1969; 16 Nov 1970-30 Apr 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 31 Jan-5 Mar 1968; 1 Aug 1969-20 Jan 1970; 21 Jan-30 Sep 1970; 1 Nov 1970-30 Jun 1971; 1 Sep-31 Dec 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1958-30 Jun 1960; 1 Jul 1960-31 Mar 1962; [9 Jun] 1964-16 Jul 1965; 3 Apr-31 May 1975; 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1981-30 Apr 1982; 22 Mar-1 Apr 1986; 1 Jan 1989-1 Jun 1990; 1 Jan 1994-31 Dec 1995; 1 Jan 1996-30 Sep 1998; 1 Jan 2000-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan 2002-30 Sep 2003; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-1 Nov 2006; 2 Nov 2006-1 Nov 2008; 2 Nov 2008-1 Nov 2009. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: [8 Feb 1966]-19 May 1969; 1 Apr 1966-15 Apr 1972; 1 May-30 Sep 1970.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Aug 2011.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Aug 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 27 Sep 2006.

Emblem. Approved on 14 Feb 1924; modified on 23 Feb 1999.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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