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67 FIGHTER SQUADRON (PACAF)

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Lineage. Constituted as 67 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated as: 67 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 67 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943; 67 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 24 May 1944; 67 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 6 May 1946; 67 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 17 Jul 1946; 67 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 14 Mar 1947; 67 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 10 Nov 1949; 67 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; 67 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 67 Fighter Squadron on 1 Oct 1991.

Assignments. 58 Pursuit (later, 58 Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941 (attached to Southwest Pacific Area, c. 26 Feb 1942; South Pacific Area, c. 15 Mar 1942; Americal Division, c. 28 Apr-2 Oct 1942); 347 Fighter Group, 3 Oct 1942; 18 Fighter (later, 18 Fighter-Bomber) Group, 1 Nov 1945 (attached to Air Task Group 5, Provisional, 27 Jan-17 Feb 1955; Air Task Force 13, Provisional, 1 Jul-1 Oct 1955; 18 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 Feb-30 Sep 1957); 18 Fighter-Bomber (later, 18 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 1 Oct 1957 (attached to 2 Air Division, 18 Feb-26 Apr 1965 and 16 Aug-23 Oct 1965); 39 Air Division, 15 Dec 1967; 475 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Jan 1968 (attached to Fifth Air Force ADVON, 7 Oct-8 Dec 1968, 3 Mar-3 Apr 1969, 2 Jun-2 Jul 1969, 30 Aug-1 Oct 1969, 1-18 Jan 1970, 16 Feb-2 Mar 1970, and 29 Mar-8 Apr 1970; Detachment 1, HQ 475 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8-12 Apr 1970, 10-24 May 1970, 21 Jun-4 Jul 1970, 18 Jul-25 Aug 1970, 15-29 Nov 1970, 10-22 Jan 1971, and 5-15 Feb 1971); 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Mar 1971 (attached to 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 2 Jun-28 Jul 1972 and 8 Sep-16 Oct 1972; 327 Air Division, 8 Nov 1972-14 Jul 1973, 5-26 Aug 1973, 16 Sep-7 Oct 1973, 28 Oct-18 Nov 1973, 9-30 Dec 1973, 20 Jan-10 Feb 1974, 2-23 Mar 1974, 13 Apr-4 May 1974, 25 May-15 Jun 1974, 2-27 Jul 1974, 16 Oct-1 Dec 1974, 9 Jan-20 Feb 1975, and 20 Apr-30 May 1975); 18 Tactical Fighter Group, 1 May 1978; 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 11 Feb 1981; 18 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991-.

Stations. Selfridge Field, MI, 15 Jan 1941; Baton Rouge, LA, 6 Oct 1941; Fort Dix, NJ, 19-20 Jan 1942; Camp Darley, Australia, 27 Feb 1942; Noumea, New Caledonia, 15 Mar 1942; Tontouta Afld, New Caledonia, 17 Mar 1942 (air echelon operated from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, 22 Aug-22 Dec 1942 and 29 Jan-c. 9 Apr 1943); Oua Tom, New Caledonia, 24 Apr 1943 (air echelon operated from Port Morseby, New Guinea, 30 May-28 Jun 1943); Milne Bay, New Guinea, 17 Jun 1943; Woodlark Island, New Guinea, 23 Jul 1943 (air echelon operated from Munda, New Georgia, 28 Oct-16 Dec 1943); Russell Islands, 23 Jan 1944 (air echelon operated from Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 2 Mar-3 Apr 1944; detachment of air echelon operated from Stirling Island, 8-25 May 1944; air echelon operated from Stirling Island, 18 Jul-16 Aug 1944); Middelburg Island, Dutch New Guinea, 15 Aug 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 22 Feb 1945 (air echelon operated from Morotai, Molucca Islands, 12 Feb-21 Mar 1945); Puerto Princesa, Palawan, 6 Mar 1945 (air echelon operated from Laoag, Luzon, 9-28 Aug 1945); Zamboanga, Mindanao, c. Oct 1945; Laoag, Luzon, Oct 1945; Puerto Princesa, Palawan, 8 Feb 1946; Florida Blanca, Luzon, 17 Jul 1946; Clark Field (later, AFB), Luzon, 16 Sep 1947 (deployed at Kadena, Okinawa, 1-7 Mar 1949); Johnson AB, Japan, 24 Jul 1950; Ashiya, Japan, 30 Jul 1950; Pusan East, South Korea, 8 Sep 1950; Pyongyang East, North Korea, 21 Nov 1950; Suwon, South Korea, 1 Dec 1950; Chinhae, South Korea, c. 16 Dec 1950 (operated from Pusan West, South Korea, 27 Mar-c. 23 Apr 1951; Suwon Aux AB, South Korea, 7 Apr-c. 8 May 1951; Seoul, South Korea, 8 May-9 Aug 1951 and 19 Aug-30 Sep 1951; and Hoengsong, South Korea, 1 Oct 1951-1 Jun 1952); Hoengsong, South Korea, 2 Jun 1952 (operated from Taegu AB, South Korea, 17-21 Sep 1952); Osan-ni, South Korea, 10 Jan 1953; Kadena AB, Okinawa, 30 Oct 1954 (deployed at Yontan Auxiliary AB, Okinawa, 10 Nov-11 Dec 1954; Chia Yi, Formosa, 27 Jan-17 Feb 1955 and 1 Jul-1 Oct 1955; Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 18 Feb-26 Apr 1965 and 16 Aug-23 Oct 1965); Misawa AB, Japan, 15 Dec 1967 (deployed at Taegu AB, South Korea, 7 Oct-8 Dec 1968, 3 Mar-3 Apr 1969, 2 Jun-2 Jul 1969, 30 Aug-1 Oct 1969, 1-18 Jan 1970, 16 Feb-2 Mar 1970, and 29 Mar-8 Apr 1970; Kunsan AB, South Korea, 8-12 Apr 1970, 10-24 May 1970, 21 Jun-4 Jul 1970, 18 Jul-25 Aug 1970, 15-29 Nov 1970, 10-22 Jan 1971, and 5-15 Feb 1971); Kadena AB, Okinawa (later, Japan), 15 Mar 1971-(deployed at Kunsan AB, South Korea, 2 Jun-28 Jul 1972 and 8 Sep-16 Oct 1972; Ching Chaun Kang AB, Taiwan, 8 Nov 1972-14 Jul 1973, 5-26 Aug 1973, 16 Sep-7 Oct 1973, 28 Oct-18 Nov 1973, 9-30 Dec 1973, 20 Jan-10 Feb 1974, 2-23 Mar 1974, 13 Apr-4 May 1974, 25 May-15 Jun 1974, 2-27 Jul 1974, 16 Oct-1 Dec 1974, 9 Jan-20 Feb 1975, and 20 Apr-30 May 1975).

Commanders. 1 Lt Arthur R. Kingham, 16 Jan 1941; 1 Lt Harris D. Riley, 9 Feb 1941; Capt John C. Kilborn, 29 Apr 1941; 1 Lt Dale D. Brannon. 1 May 1941; 1 Lt John A. Thompson, 14 Aug 1941; Capt Dale D. Brannon, 17 Dec 1941; Capt (unkn) Bruce, 5 Mar 1942-unkn; Maj Dale D. Brannon, c. Aug 1942; Maj George M. McNeese, c. Sep 1942; Capt John A. Thompson, c. 3 Oct 1942-unkn; 1 Lt Robert A. Kaiser, c. 1943; Capt James T. Jarman, Mar 1943; Maj Morris Hecht, c. May 1943; Maj Louis R. Kittel, Jul 1943; Maj Morris Hecht, Aug 1943; Capt Orval B. Collins, 19 Aug 1943; Lt Col Jack A. Wilson, 24 Aug 1943; Capt Orval B. Collins, 25 Oct 1943; Capt Charles E. Allard, c. Nov 1943; Capt Orval B. Collins, c. Dec 1943; Maj Shelby England, 12 Feb 1944; Capt Edward L. Young, 6 Sep 1944; Maj Donald H. Lee Jr., 15 Sep 1944; Maj John H. Hernden, 26 May 1945; Capt Wyborne E. Traut, 28 Sep 1945; Maj Ralph L. Kilts, 5 Oct 1945; Capt Clarence R. DeYoung, Oct 1945; Capt Robert D. Wallace, 1 Nov 1945; Capt Howard A. Linn, 25 Nov 1945; Capt Robert D. Wallace, 11 Dec 1945; 1 Lt George M. Herda, 14 Feb 1946 (acting; unit not operational); Capt Charles E. Simpson, 15 Apr 1946; Maj Henry H. Trollope, 25 Apr 1946; Maj William S. Harrell, c. 10 Sep 1946; none (not manned), 25 Mar-2 Oct 1947; Maj Harold G. Shook, 3 Oct 1947; Maj Atlee G. Manthos, 21 Jun 1948; Maj Louis J. Seville, 6 Nov 1948; Maj Arnold J. Mullins, 6 Aug 1950; Lt Col William E. May, 14 Nov 1950; Lt Col Henry W. Lawrence, 31 Mar 1951; Maj Carl C. Colson, 5 Jun 1951; Lt Col Julian F. Crow, c. 20 Nov 1951; Lt Col Stanley F. Long, 15 Apr 1952; Capt Jack Hawley, Aug 1952; Maj Max J. King, c. Sep 1952; Maj James P. Hagerstrom, 3 Feb 1953; Lt Col Carroll L. Stanton, Jun 1953; Lt Col Max J. King, 7 Jul 1953; Maj Richard F. Kenney, 23 Dec 1953; Maj William S. Miller, 23 Jun 1954; Lt Col Richard N. Scott, 1 Mar 1955; Maj Howard B. Townsley, 15 May 1955; Lt Col Peter F. English, 20 Nov 1955; Maj Dean F. Schwendeman, 19 Jun 1956; Lt Col Jesse C. Davis, 2 Jan 1957; Lt Col Blanton S. Keller, 27 Jan 1958; Maj William N. Edwards, 1 Jun 1959; Lt Col Frank M. Haynie, 1 Feb 1960; Lt Col Grady Morris, 21 Jun 1962; Lt Col Robinson Risner, Sep 1964; Maj James W. Mathews, 16 Sep 1965; Lt Col Gerald F. Fitzgerald, 22 Oct 1965; Maj James W. Mathews, c. 1 May 1966; Maj John C. Wright, 23 Jun-30 Nov 1967; none (not manned), 1-14 Dec 1967; Maj Thomas L. Wallace, 15 Dec 1967; Capt Johnny L. Chapman, 1 Jan 1968; Lt Col Baird M. Martin, 25 Jan 1968; Lt Col Harold E. Guthrie, 21 Feb 1968; Maj Arnold F. Weber, 26 Feb 1971; Lt Col David L. Oakes, 15 Mar 1971; Lt Col Donald J. Parkhurst, 19 Jul 1971; Lt Col Roger A. Knopf, c. 23 Sep 1972; Lt Col John M. Lowery, 29 Jan 1973; Maj Richardson H. Crook, 19 Jun 1973; Lt Col Ray F. McNally, 23 Jun 1973; Lt Col Richardson H. Crook, 10 Jun 1975; Lt Col Peter M. Graff, 24 Dec 1975; Lt Col William W. Taylor, 4 Feb 1978; Lt Col John O'Kane Jr., 28 Mar 1979; Lt Col Robert S. Ridgeway, 20 Oct 1980; Lt Col Jere T. Wallace, 16 Jul 1982; Lt Col Gregory S. Martin, 6 Jan 1984; Lt Col Warren A. Bennett Jr., 20 Jun 1986; Lt Col David L. Hayes, 22 Nov 1987; Lt Col Charles O. Sylling, 19 Jun 1989; Lt Col Dennis E. Geesaman, 28 Jun 1991; Lt Col William L. Bledsoe, 28 May 1993; Lt Col Thomas J. Quelly, 23 Nov 1994; Lt Col Paul J. Sparkman, 22 Mar 1996; Lt Col Robert E. Graeter, 9 May 1997; Lt Col Christian L. Shippey, 10 Mar 1999; Lt Col Jeffrey B. Kendall, 5 May 2000; Lt Col James S. Browne, 11 May 2001; Lt Col Matthew H. Molloy, 21 May 2002; Lt Col Jeffrey H. Gustafson, 19 Jun 2004; Lt Col Barry Cornish, c. Feb 2005; Lt Col William K. Lewis, 6 May 2005; Lt Col Richard H. Boutwell, 4 May 2007; Lt Col Brian Farrar, Apr 2009; Lt Col Joel Carey, Nov 2010; Lt Col David Eaglin, 11 May 2012-.

Aircraft. P-35, 1941; P-36, 1941; P-400, 1942; P-39, 1942-1944; P-38, 1944-1946; P(later, F)-51, 1946, 1948-1949, 1950-1953; P(later, F)-80, 1946-1947, 1949-1950; P(later, F)-47, 1946, 1947-1948; F-86, 1953-1957; F-100, 1957-1962; F-105, 1962-1967; F-4, 1968-1979; F-15, 1979-.

Operations. Replacement training, 1941. Air defense of New Caledonia, Mar-Oct 1942. Combat in South and Southwest Pacific, 24 Aug 1942-Jul 1944; combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, c. 15 Aug 1944-8 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 2 Aug 1950-27 Jul 1953. Combat in Southeast Asia, 18 Feb-26 Apr 1965 and 16 Aug-23 Oct 1965. Since 1971, operated from Kadena AB, Japan; provided air defense in Far East region. Conducted operations, exercises, and training in support of general and contingency war plans, 1993-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Guadalcanal; Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipelago; New Guinea; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Western Pacific; China Defensive; China Offensive; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater. 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 Defensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citation (Navy): Guadalcanal, Aug-Dec 1942. Distinguished Unit Citations: Netherlands East Indies, 7, 20 and 22 Nov 1944; Korea, 3 Nov 1950-24 Jan 1951; Korea, 22 Apr-8 Jul 1951. Presidential Unit Citation: Southeast Asia, 14 Apr-21 Oct 1965. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Aug 1964-5 Jun 1965; 6 Jun 1965-31 Dec 1966. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Dec 1959-30 Nov 1960; 1 Sep 1962-31 Aug 1963; 1 Jan 1974-31 Dec 1975; 1 Sep 1978-30 Sep 1979; 1 Oct 1979-31 May 1980; 1 Jun 1981-31 May 1983; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1984; 1 Jun 1984-31 May 1986; 1 Jun 1987-31 May 1989; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; 1 Jun 1991-31 May 1993; 1 Jun 1993-31 Aug 1994; 1 Sep 1995-31 Aug 1997; 1 Oct 1998-30 Sep 2000; 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 31 Oct 2009-[1 Nov] 2010; 2 Nov 2010-1 Nov 2012.
Philippine Presidential Unit Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations: [2 Aug] 1950-31 Jan [1951]; 1 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-28 Jan 1973.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Feb 2014.

Commanders through May 2012; Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 17 Oct 2007.

Emblem. Approved 8 Mar 1945; updated 26 Dec 1995.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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