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1 Fighter Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted 1st Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 5 Oct 1944. Activated on 15 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1946. Redesignated 1st Fighter-Day Squadron on 26 Aug 1954. Activated on 11 Nov 1954. Redesignated 1st Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 15 Mar 1959. Redesignated 1st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 14 Oct 1983. Activated on 1 Jan 1984. Redesignated 1st Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments. 413th Fighter Group, 15 Oct 1944-15 Oct 1946. 413th Fighter-Day Group, 11 Nov 1954; 413th Fighter-Day (later, 413th Tactical Fighter) Wing, 8 Oct 1957-15 Mar 1959 (attached to Sixteenth Air Force, 27 Jun-c. 12 Nov 1958). 325th Tactical Training Wing, 1 Jan 1984; 325th Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-.

Stations. Seymour Johnson Field, NC, 15 Oct 1944; Bluethenthal Field, NC, 9 Nov 1944-7 Apr 1945; Ie Shima, 19 May 1945; Kadena AB, Okinawa, c. 17 Nov 1945; Yontan AB, Okinawa, 29 Jan-15 Oct 1946. George AFB, CA, 11 Nov 1954-15 Mar 1959 (deployed at Moron AB, Spain, 27 Jun-c. 12 Nov 1958). Tyndall AFB, FL, 1 Jan 1984-.

Aircraft. P-47, 1944-1946. F-86, 1954-1956; F-100, 1956-1959. F-15, 1984-.

Operations. Combat in Western Pacific, 20 May-14 Aug 1945. Air superiority and dissimilar air combat training, 1984-. NORAD alert duty, 1988-1990.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; China Offensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: [1 Jan 1984]-31 May 1985.

Emblem. On a Yellow disc, edged Blue, a stylized representation of one of the Furies (mythical Greek goddesses of vengeance), wearing a Black form-fitting gown, and cape trimmed on under side Red, and Red boots, seated on a large, White cloud formation in base, facing toward sinister, and holding a skull, proper, in the right hand. Originally approved on 1 Mar 1945 (K 8809) and most recently modified and reinstated in 1994; replaced emblem approved for use May 1984-Jan 1986 and Apr 1986-c. Jun 1994.

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