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337 FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON

Posted 4/7/2008 Printable Fact Sheet

Lineage. Constituted 337th Fighter Squadron on 29 Aug 1942. Activated on 11 Sep 1942. Redesignated: 337th Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 1 Jul 1942; 337th Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 5 Feb 1944. Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated 337th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, on 23 Mar 1953. Activated on 8 Jul 1954. Discontinued on 8 Jul 1960. Redesignated 337th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 11 Dec 1981. Activated on 1 Apr 1982. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1985. Consolidated (1 Oct 1992) with the 2874th Test Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 15 Jan 1988. Redesignated: 337th Test Squadron on 1 Oct 1992; 337th Flight Test Squadron on 1 Mar 1994.

Assignments. 342d Composite Group, 11 Sep 1942; 329th Fighter Group, Nov 1942-31 Mar 1944. 514th Air Defense Group, 8 Jul 1954; 4707th Air Defense Wing, 18 Aug 1955; 4622d Air Defense Wing (later, Boston Air Defense Sector), 18 Oct 1956; 4729th Air Defense Group, 8 Jul 1957; Boston Air Defense Sector, 25 Jun 1958-8 Jul 1960. 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Apr 1982-1 Jul 1985. Sacramento Air Logistics Center, 15 Jan 1988; Air Force Development Test Center, 1 Jul 1994; 46th Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994-.

Stations. Iceland, 11 Sep-26 Nov 1942; Glendale, CA, 26 Nov 1942; Muroc AAB, CA, 1 Mar 1943; Glendale, CA, 6 May 1943; Paine Field, WA, 12 Aug 1943; Glendale, CA, c. 2 Nov 1943; Ontario AAFld, CA, 29 Dec 1943-31 Mar 1944. Minneapolis-St Paul Intl Aprt, MN, 8 Jul 1954; Westover AFB, MA, 18 Aug 1955-8 Jul 1960. Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, 1 Apr 1982-1 Jul 1985. McClellan AFB, CA, 15 Jan 1988-.

Aircraft. P-38, 1942-1944. F-89, 1954-1955; F-86, 1955-1958; F-104, 1958-1960. F-4, 1982-1985.

Operations. Trained replacement pilots, Nov 1942-Mar 1944, and furnished cadres for fighter squadrons, Jan-Dec 1943. Air defense in the US, 1954-1960. Flight tested aircraft returning to active service after depot maintenance, modification, or repair, 1988-.

Service Streamers. World War II EAME Theater; World War II American Theater. 

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1977-30 Apr 1978; 1 May 1978-31 May 1979; 1 Jun 1982-31 May 1984.

Emblem. On a disc Or, bordered Azure, a falcon, volant, Argent and Sable, surmounting a large flash of lighting Gules. Approved on 9 Jun 1955 (152767 A.C.), modified on 1 Jul 1982 (DFSC 82-07272). MOTTO: FALCONS. Approved in 1994.







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