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20 FIGHTER SQUADRON

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Lineage. Constituted 20th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 Dec 1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Inactivated on 2 Apr 1946. Redesignated 20th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 27 Oct 1972. Activated on 1 Dec 1972. Redesignated 20th Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 8 Jul 1992. Activated on 1 Jul 1993.

Assignments. 35th Pursuit Group, 1 Feb 1940; 4th Composite Group, 14 Dec 1940; 24th Pursuit Group, 1 Oct 1941-2 Apr 1946. 35th Tactical Fighter (later, 35th Tactical Training; 35th Tactical Fighter; 35th Fighter) Wing, 1 Dec 1972-8 Jul 1992. 49th Operations Group, 1 Jul 1993-.

Stations. Moffett Field, CA, 1 Feb 1940; Hamilton Field, CA, 10 Sep-30 Oct 1940; Nichols Field, Luzon, c. 18 Nov 1940; Clark Field, Luzon, Jul 1941; Bataan, Luzon, 25 Dec 1941-Apr 1942 (operated from Lubao, Luzon, 25-31 Dec 1941, and from Mindanao, c. 8 Apr-May 1942). George AFB, CA, 1 Dec 1972; Holloman AFB, NM, 5 Jun-8 Jul 1992. Holloman AFB, NM, 1 Jul 1993-.

Aircraft. P-36, 1940; P-26, 1940-1941; P-35, 1941; P-40, 1941-1942. F-4, 1972-1992.

Operations. Combat in the Philippine Islands, 8 Dec 1941-c. 1 May 1942; ground echelon fought as infantry unit in Bataan, 18 Jan-c. 8 Apr 1942. Carried as an active unit but was not operational from the fall of the Philippines until 2 Apr 1946. Trained German Air Force aircrews in the F-4, Sep 1973-Jun 1992.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Philippine Islands.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec 1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, 8-22 Dec 1941; Philippine Islands, 6 Jan-8 Mar 1942. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 2 Feb 1976-31 Mar 1977; 1 Jun 1985-31 May 1987; 1 Mar 1990-29 Feb 1992. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII).

Emblem. Azure a wolf head couped and issuant from dexter chief Argent (Silver Gray) garnished Sable eyed Gules and armed Argent,within an annulet of the second edged Black. MOTTO: SILVER LOBOS. Approved on 17 Oct 1994 (DFSC 95-00347); replaced emblem approved on 4 Mar 1977 (KE 62159).







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