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7 FIGHTER SQUADRON (ACC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 7 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 7 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 7 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943; 7 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 6 Nov 1944; 7 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 8 Jan 1946; 7 Fighter Squadron, Jet-Propelled, on 1 May 1948; 7 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 10 Aug 1948; 7 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Feb 1950; 7 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul 1958; 7 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991; 7 Combat Training Squadron on 17 Jun 1999; 7 Fighter Squadron on 22 Jul 2005. Inactivated on 15 Dec 2006. Activated 15 May 2008. 

Assignments. 49 Pursuit (later, 49 Fighter; 49 Fighter-Bomber) Group, 15 Jan 1941 (attached to 49 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 9 Jul-17 Aug 1950 and 7 Aug 1956-15 Apr 1957; 4 Fighter-Day Wing, 15 Apr-10 Dec 1957); 49 Fighter-Bomber (later, 49 Tactical Fighter; 49 Fighter) Wing, 10 Dec 1957 (attached to 26 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 10 Sep-6 Oct 1971; 86 Tactical Fighter Wing, 2 Mar-4 Apr 1973; 36 Tactical Fighter Wing, 2 Apr-3 May 1974 and 4 Oct-6 Nov 1975; 86 Tactical Fighter Wing, 23 Aug-25 Sep 1976); 49 Operations Group, 15 Nov 1991-15 Dec 2006. 49 Operations Group, 15 May 2008-. 

Stations. Selfridge Field, MI, 15 Jan 1941; Morrison Field, FL, c. 23 May 1941-4 Jan 1942; Melbourne, Australia, 2 Feb 1942; Bankstown, Australia, 16 Feb 1942; Batchelor, Australia, 9 Apr 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 19 Sep 1942; Dobodura, New Guinea, 15 Apr 1943; Gusap, New Guinea, 16 Nov 1943; Finschhafen, New Guinea, 27 Apr 1944; Hollandia, New Guinea, 3 May 1944; Biak, 5 Jun 1944; Tacloban, Leyte, 24 Oct 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 30 Dec 1944; Lingayen, Luzon, c. 25 Feb 1945; Okinawa, 17 Aug 1945; Atsugi, Japan, 15 Sep 1945; Chitose AB, Japan, c. 20 Feb 1946; Misawa AB, Japan, 2 Apr 1948; Itazuke AB, Japan, 14 Aug 1950; Taegu AB, South Korea, 28 Sep 1950; Kunsan AB, South Korea, 1 Apr 1953; Itazuke AB, Japan, 2 Nov 1953; Misawa AB, Japan, 7 Aug 1956; Chitose AB, Japan, 1 Jul-10 Dec 1957; Etain/Rouvres AB, France, 10 Dec 1957; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 25 Aug 1959-15 Jul 1968; Holloman AFB, NM, 15 Jul 1968-15 Dec 2006 (deployed at Ramstein AB, Germany, 10 Sep-6 Oct 1971 and 2 Mar-4 Apr 1973; Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 11 May-12 Aug 1972; Bitburg AB, Germany, 2 Apr-3 May 1974 and 4 Oct-6 Nov 1975; Ramstein AB, Germany, 23 Aug-25 Sep 1976). Holloman AFB, NM, 15 May 2008-. 

Commanders. Lt Col Robert L. Morrissey, 24 Dec 1941; Maj William P. Martin, 1943-unkn; Maj Arland Stanton, 1944-unkn; Maj Edward A. Peck, 1944-unkn; Maj Robert W. Aschenbrener, Mar 1945; Maj Clayton M. Isaacson, 17 May 1945; Maj James A. Watkins, Jul 1945-unkn; Capt Martin C. Johansen, 1948; Capt Wesley I. McKee, Dec 1948; Maj Frederick H. Michel, Jan 1949; Maj Vincent J. Graves, Feb 1949; Lt Col Jack R. Brown, 21 Jun 1949; Lt Col Paul M. Hall, 13 Apr 1951; Maj Bernard K. Seitzinger, Nov 1951; Lt Col J. Ross Adams Jr., Dec 1951; Maj Arthur W. Gebaur Jr., May 1952; Lt Col Clifford C. Gould, 1952; Maj Charles W. Reed, Jan 1953; Lt Col Jack D. Stevens, Apr 1953; Maj Julian R. Onsrud, 16 May 1953; Lt Col Jack A. Blacker, 4 Jul 1953-unkn; unkn, c. 1954-1956; Maj Bruce W. Carr, by Jan 1957; Lt Col Sam Malone, by Jan 1958; Lt Col Robert W. Maloy, 15 Nov 1958; Maj Arnold W. Braswell, 3 Jun 1960; Maj Brooks J. Liles, c. 1961; Maj Fred H. Henderson, 15 Nov 1961; Lt Col Francis B. Clark, 1 Aug 1963; Maj William N. Dillard, 28 Aug 1964; Maj James E. Baldwin, 1965; Lt Col Homer R. Charlton Jr., 1966; Lt Col Miguel Encinias, 13 Oct 1967; Lt Col Drury Callahan, 13 Dec 1969; Col Robert A. Walters Jr., 1 Jul 1971; Lt Col George O. Watts, 4 Dec 1972; Lt Col Roderick G. Beckett, 15 May 1974; Lt Col Jeremy C. Thomas, 23 Dec 1974; Maj John E Cunningham, 1 Apr 1977; Lt Col Clifton C. Clark Jr., c. Oct 1977; Lt Col Peter D. Robinson, 15 Jan 1979; Lt Col Joseph S. Rodero, 18 Jan 1980; Lt Col Willard K. Mincey, 2 Jul 1981; Lt Col John A. Judd, 20 May 1983; Lt Col William Guth, 25 Jun 1985; Lt Col Conley V. Bradford, 7 Nov 1986; Lt Col Bron A. Burke, 2 Dec 1988; Lt Col Thomas T. Young, 20 Nov 1989; Lt Col William D. Carpenter, 20 May 1991; Lt Col James D. Wessler, 11 Sep 1992; Lt Col James R. Phillips Jr., c. 1 Jul 1993; Lt Col Gregory M. Nicholl, 9 Nov 1994; Lt Col Richard A. Dunham III, 7 Oct 1996; Lt Col Andrew W. Papp, 27 Feb 1998; Lt Col Richard Wright, 11 Jun 1999; Lt Col Joseph M. Skaja, 26 Feb 2001; Lt Col Angelo B. Eiland, 13 Feb 2003; Lt Col Christopher G. Knehans, 18 Feb 2005-15 Dec 2006. 

Aircraft. P-35, 1941; P-40, 1942-1944; P-47, 1943-1944; P-38, 1944-1946; P-51, 1946-1949; F-80, 1949-1951; F-84, 1951-1956; F-86, 1956-1957; F-100, 1957-1962; F-105, 1962-1966; F-4, 1967-1977; F-15, 1977-1991; AT-38, 1992-; F-117, 1998-. 

Operations. Combat in Southwest Pacific, 14 Mar 1942-4 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 14 Aug 1950-27 Jul 1953. Combat in Southeast Asia, 11 May-12 Aug 1972. Basic fighter training, Sep 1992-Dec 2006. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: East Indies; Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; Papua; New Guinea; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; China Offensive. 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 Ceasefire. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Australia, 14 Mar-25 Aug 1942; Papua, [c. 25 Sep] 1942-23 Jan 1943; Biak, 15 May 1944; Philippine Islands, 27 Oct-7 Dec 1944; Korea, [14 Aug]-25 Nov 1950; Korea, 9 Jul-27 Nov 1951. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 5 May-6 Oct 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Mar 1964-28 Feb 1966; 1 Mar 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jan 1971-15 Apr 1972; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 1999; 2 May 2004-31 May 2005. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WW II). Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations: [14 Aug] 1950-7 Feb 1951; 8 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 May-24 Aug 1972. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 15 Dec 2008. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 15 Dec 2004. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 11 Apr 2008. 

Emblem. Approved on 13 May 1944. 

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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