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95 FIGHTER SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 95th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 13 Jan 1942. Activated on 9 Feb 1942. Redesignated: 95th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor)(Twin Engine) on 22 Apr 1942; 95th Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 95th Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 28 Feb 1944. Inactivated on 9 Sep 1945. Activated on 12 Apr 1947. Redesignated 95th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 15 Aug 1947. Inactivated on 2 Oct 1949. Redesignated 95th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 11 Sep 1952. Activated on 1 Nov 1952. Inactivated on 31 Jan 1973. Redesignated 95th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron on 15 Aug 1974. Activated on 1 Sep 1974. Redesignated: 95th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 Apr 1988; 95th Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments. 82d Pursuit (later, 82d Fighter) Group, 9 Feb 1942-9 Sep 1945. 82d Fighter Group, 12 Apr 1947-2 Oct 1949. 4710th Defense (later, 4710th Air Defense) Wing, 1 Nov 1952; 85th Air Division, 1 Mar 1956; Washington Air Defense Sector, 1 Sep 1958; New York Air Defense Sector, 1 Jul 1963; 21st Air Division, 1 Apr 1966 (attached to Fifth Air Force ADVON, 15 Nov 1969-); 20th Air Division, 19 Nov 1969-31 Jan 1973 (remained attached to Fifth Air Force ADVON to c. 1 May 1970). Air Defense Weapons Center, 1 Sep 1974; 325th Fighter Weapons (later, 325th Tactical Training) Wing, 1 Jul 1981; 325th Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-.

Stations. Harding Field, LA, 9 Feb 1942; Muroc Lake, CA, 30 Apr 1942; Mines Field, CA, 20 May-16 Sep 1942; Eglington, Northern Ireland, 3 Oct 1942; Tafaroui, Algeria, 24 Dec 1942; Telergma, Algeria, 1 Jan 1943; Berteaux, Algeria, 28 Mar 1943; Souk-el-Arba, Algeria, 13 Jun 1943; Grombalia, Tunisia, 4 Aug 1943; San Pancrazio, Italy, 3 Oct 1943; Lecce, Italy, 10 Oct 1943; Vincenzo (later, Foggia No. 17), Italy, 11 Jan 1944; Lesina, Italy, c. 30 Aug-9 Sep 1945. Grenier Field (later, AFB), NH, 12 Apr 1947-2 Oct 1949 (deployed at Ladd AFB, AK, 4 Apr-29 Jun 1948). Andrews AFB, MD, 1 Nov 1952; Dover AFB, DE, 1 Jul 1963-31 Jan 1973 (deployed at Osan AB, South Korea, 15 Nov 1969-c. 1 May 1970). Tyndall AFB, FL, 1 Sep 1974-.

Aircraft. P-38, 1942-1945. P(later, F)-51, 1947-1949. F-94, 1952-1953; F-86, 1953-1958; F-102, 1958-1959; F-106, 1959-1972. T-33, 1974-1988; F-15, 1988-.

Operations. Combat in ETO and MTO, 25 Dec 1942-3 May 1945. Air defense, Nov 1952-Dec 1972. T-33 qualification training and target support, 1974-1988. Air superiority and dissimilar air combat training, 1988-. NORAD alert duties, 1988-1990.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Italy, 25 Aug 1943; Italy, 2 Sep 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 10 Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1977-30 Jun 1979; 1 Jul 1981-31 Mar 1983; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1985.

Emblem. On a Blue disc with wide Yellow border a White skull with Black eye sockets, nose, teeth, etc., wearing a high Black silk hat and a monocle with Black ribbon. All above a White bow tie and within a "V" formed on the left by hand in White glove holding a Black cane with Yellow head and on the right by a Yellow lightning flash, both terminating in a White cloud issuing from base. Approved on 4 Feb 1954 (KE 4790).







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