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9 FIGHTER SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 9 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 9 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 9 Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine, on 25 Jan 1943; 9 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 19 Feb 1944; 9 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 6 Nov 1944; 9 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 8 Jan 1946; 9 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 1 May 1948; 9 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 10 Aug 1948; 9 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Feb 1950; 9 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul 1958; 9 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. 

Assignments. 49 Pursuit (later, 49 Fighter; 49 Fighter-Bomber) Group, 15 Jan 1941 (attached to Japan Air Defense Force, 17 Dec 1952-Nov 1953; 49 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 17 Aug-c. 6 Sep 1950 and 15 Apr-9 Dec 1957); 49 Fighter-Bomber (later, 49 Tactical Fighter; 49 Fighter) Wing, 10 Dec 1957 (attached to 36 Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 12 Sep-c. 11 Oct 1970; 50 Tactical Fighter Wing, 9 Sep-7 Oct 1971; 36 Tactical Fighter Wing, 4 Feb-15 Mar 1973 and 6 Sep-7 Oct 1975; 50 Tactical Fighter Wing, 22 Sep-21 Oct 1976; 86 Tactical Fighter Wing, 10 Sep-10 Oct 1977); 49 Operations Group, 15 Nov 1991-. 

Stations. Selfridge Field, MI, 15 Jan 1941; Morrison Field, FL, 22 May 1941-4 Jan 1942; Melbourne, Australia, 2 Feb 1942; Williamstown, Australia, 14 Feb 1942; Darwin, Australia, 17 Mar 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, c. 10 Oct 1942; Dobodura, New Guinea, 6 Mar 1943; Gusap, New Guinea, 16 Dec 1943; Hollandia, New Guinea, 16 May 1944; Biak, 26 Jun 1944; Tacloban, Leyte, 24 Oct 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 30 Dec 1944; Lingayen, Luzon, 26 Feb 1945; Okinawa, 16 Aug 1945; Atsugi, Japan, 15 Sep 1945; Chitose AB, Japan, 17 Feb 1946; Misawa AB, Japan, 26 Mar 1948; Itazuke AB, Japan, 27 Jun 1950; Misawa AB, Japan, c. 15 Aug 1950; Itazuke AB, Japan, 17 Sep 1950; Taegu AB, South Korea, c. 30 Sep 1950; Komaki AB, Japan, Dec 1952-10 Dec 1957; Etain/Rouvres AB, France, 10 Dec 1957; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 25 Aug 1959-15 Jul 1968; Holloman AFB, NM, 15 Jul 1968-(deployed at Bitburg AB, Germany, c. 12 Sep-c. 11 Oct 1970; Hahn AB, Germany, 9 Sep-7 Oct 1971; Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 13 May-5 Oct 1972; Bitburg AB, Germany, 4 Feb-15 Mar 1973 and 6 Sep-7 Oct 1975; Hahn AB, Germany, 22 Sep-21 Oct 1976; Ramstein AB, Germany, 10 Sep-10 Oct 1977). 

Commanders. Maj James C. Selman, 15 Jan 1941; Capt Ben S. Irvin, 19 Sep 1942; Maj Jesse C. Peaslee, 3 Nov 1942; Capt Sidney S. Woods, 22 May 1943; Capt Paul J. Slocum, c. 22 Aug 1943; Maj Wallace R. Jordan, c. 5 Sep 1943; Maj Gerald R. Johnson, c. 1 Oct 1943; Maj Wallace R. Jordan, c. Jan 1944; Maj Robert M. McComsey, Oct 1944; Maj Wallace R. Jordan, 1 Nov 1944; Capt William F. Williams (acting), 31 Dec 1944; Capt John R. Petrovich, 23 Jan 1945; Capt Herbert Blake, 17 Oct 1945; 1st Lt John A. Willis, c. 31 Dec 1945; Capt Martin E. McCoy, Jan 1946; Maj Verne Bivin, 6 Oct 1947; Capt Bedford R. Underwood, 3 Feb 1948; Maj Daniel F. Sharp, 21 Dec 1948; Lt Col Charles H. Williams, Mar 1950; Maj Frank T. Ellis, 5 Sep 1950; Lt Col Charles H. Williams, 25 Nov 1950; Maj George G. Loving Jr., 7 Apr 1951; Lt Col James F. Sprinkle, 29 Jul 1951; Maj Eugene S. Williams, 14 Dec 1951; Maj Kenneth L. Skeen, 29 Jan 1952; Lt Col James R. Jarrell III, 28 Mar 1952; Lt Col William F. Georgi, Aug 1952; unkn, Jan 1953-1954; Lt Col Deward E. Bower, Dec 1952-unkn; Lt Col Edmund G. Edwards, 1955-unkn; Lt Col Richard Cateledge, c. 1956; Lt Col Harford P. Jenks, c. Apr 1957; Maj Roy L. Garr, 10 Dec 1957; Maj Ray O. Roberts, 18 Dec 1957; Maj Wilson G. Hall, 15 Nov 1958; Maj Alvin R. Moorman, 1 Nov 1959; Maj James A. Eaglen, 20 Jul 1961; Maj Charles C. Botvidson, 12 Aug 1961; Lt Col Harry K. Evans, 16 Feb 1962; Lt Col James A. Eaglen, 20 Apr 1962; Lt Col Louis R. Vogt, 30 Jul 1964; Lt Col Richard H. Schoeneman, 15 May 1965; Lt Col Felix C. Fowler, Apr 1967; Lt Col Robert L. Larsh, by 30 Jun 1969; Lt Col Richard A. Housum, 19 Jan 1970; Lt Col Joseph L. Hutto, 1 Oct 1970; Lt Col James E. Tuck, 10 Dec 1971; Lt Col Richard P. Pearson, 11 Dec 1972; Lt Col Thomas L. Wallace, 25 Mar 1974; Lt Col Terry J. Guess, 27 Oct 1975; Lt Col Anthony S. Cushenberry, 24 Jun 1976; Lt Col Ross L. Meyer, 2 Jun 1977; Lt Col Richard K. Koehnke, 1 Dec 1977; Lt Col John M. Stover, 2 Jul 1979; Lt Col Thomas D. Allbee, 30 Dec 1980; Lt Col Jeffrey G. Cliver, 18 Jun 1982; Lt Col Jerry D. Hokkanen, 9 Dec 1983; Lt Col James E. Tims, 18 Dec 1985; Lt Col Richard B. Barnett, 22 May 1987; Lt Col Michael L. Gentrup, 17 Mar 1989; Lt Col Neil G. Kacena, 1 Mar 1991; Lt Col William Aten III, 25 Feb 1993; Lt Col David DellaVolpe, 25 Jun 1993; Lt Col Eric J. Rosborg, 1 Jul 1993; Lt Col Donald L. Hargarten, 30 Jun 1994; Lt Col William Crabbe III, 8 Jul 1994; Lt Col Gregory A. Feest, 8 Jun 1995; Lt Col Joseph A. Salata Jr., 13 Jun 1997; Lt Col Paul M. Carpenter, May 1999; Lt Col Philip W. McDaniel, 28 Apr 2000; Lt Col George D. Kramlinger, 23 Feb 2001; Lt Col David E. Wooden, 8 Jul 2002; Lt Col Ward F. Juedeman, 18 Jun 2004- 

Aircraft. P-35, 1941; P-40, 1941-1943; P-47, 1943-1944; P-38, 1943, 1944-1946; P-51, 1946-1948, 1949-1950; F-80, 1948-1951; F-84, 1951-1957; F-100, 1957-1962; F-105, 1962-1967; F-4, 1967-1978, 1992-1998; F-15, 1978-1992; F-117, 1998-. 

Operations. Combat in Southwest Pacific, 18 Mar 1942-5 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 27 Jun 1950-Dec 1952. Combat in Southeast Asia, c. 13 May-2 Oct 1972. Portions of squadron deployed to Southwest Asia to fly combat air patrol for Coalition operations, 20 Jun-5 Dec 1991. F-4 training for German Air Force pilots, Jul 1992-1998. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: East Indies; Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; 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. Vietnam: Vietnam Ceasefire. Southwest Asia: Ceasefire. Kosovo: Kosovo Air. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Australia, [18] Mar-25 Aug 1942; Papua, [c. 15 Oct] 1942-23 Jan 1943; New Britain, 23 Oct-7 Nov 1943; Philippine Islands, 27 Oct-7 Dec 1944; Korea, 27 Jun-25 Nov 1950; Korea, 9 Jul-27 Nov 1951. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 5 May 1972-6 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 (WWII). Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations: 27 Jun 1950-7 Feb 1951; 8 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 10 May-5 Oct 1972. 

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

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 2004. 

Supersedes published information in Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999).
 
Emblem. Approved on 24 Jan 1946.
 
Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.
 
Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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