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88 FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 88th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 13 Jan 1942. Activated on 9 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 88th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 88th Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) on 1 Jul 1942; 88th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 28 Feb 1944. Inactivated on 3 Nov 1945. Redesignated 88th Flying Training Squadron on 25 May 1972. Activated on 1 Jan 1973.

Assignments. 80th Pursuit (later, 80th Fighter) Group, 9 Feb 1942-3 Nov 1945. 80th Flying Training Wing, 1 Jan 1973-.

Stations. Selfridge Field, MI, 9 Feb 1942; Bridgeport, CT, 25 Jun 1942; Farmingdale, NY, 2 Sep 1942; Mitchel Field, NY, 9 Mar-30 Apr 1943; Karachi, India, 28 Jun 1943; Mokelbari, India, c. Oct 1943; Shingbwiyang, Burma, 3 May 1944 (detachment operated from Myitkyina, Burma, May-20 Aug 1944); Myitkyina, Burma, c. 23 Jan 1945; Moran, India, 3 May 1945; Dudhkundi, India, 29 May-6 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 1-3 Nov 1945. Sheppard AFB, TX, 1 Jan 1973-.

Aircraft. P-47, 1942-1943; P-40, 1943-1944; P-47, 1944-1945. T-37, 1973-; T-38, 1981-.

Operations. Combat in CBI, 1 Oct 1943-28 Apr 1945. Undergraduate pilot training for USAF and students from selected nations, 1973-1981; Euro-NATO joint pilot training, Oct 1981-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaigns Streamers. World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Assam, India, 27 Mar 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Mar 1975-1 Mar 1977; 10-20 Apr 1979; 1 Jul 1980-28 Feb 1982; 1 Mar 1982-30 Apr 1983.

Emblem. On a Light Blue disc, within a border compony of seventy-two segments alternate Black and White, a quatrefoil White, outlined Black, surmounted by four Red lightning bolts in cross, joined at center by an annulet of the last. Approved on 18 Jan 1943 (K 2822).







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