301 Fighter Wing (AFRC)

Lineage.  Established as 301 Fighter Wing on 5 Oct 1944.  Activated on 15 Oct 1944.  Inactivated on 20 Jan 1949.  Redesignated as 301 Tactical Fighter Wing on 19 May 1972.  Activated in the Reserve on 1 Jul 1972.  Redesignated as 301 Fighter Wing on 1 Feb 1992. 

Assignments.  First Air Force (attached to I Fighter Command), 15 Oct 1944; Twentieth Air Force, 21 May 1945 (attached to Army Air Forces, Pacific Ocean Area, 21 May 1945; Seventh Air Force, 1 Jun-14 Aug 1945); Eighth Air Force, 15 Aug 1945; 1 Air Division, 7 Jun 1946; Thirteenth Air Force, 1 Dec 1948-20 Jan 1949.  Central Air Force Reserve Region, 1 Jul 1972; Tenth Air Force, 8 Oct 1976-.

Operational Components:   Groups. 44 Fighter, 1 Feb 2010-.  51 Fighter: 15 Oct 1946-18 Aug 1948.  301 Operations: 1 Aug 1992-.  318 Fighter: attached 21 May-Nov 1945.  413 Fighter: 28 Oct 1944-15 Oct 1946.  414 Fighter: 28 Oct 1944-17 Apr 1945.  506 Tactical Fighter: 8 Jul 1972-25 Mar 1973.  507 Fighter (later 507 Tactical Fighter): 26 Jun 1945-27 May 1946; 25 Jul 1972-25 Mar 1973; 17 Oct 1975-1 Oct 1982.  508 Tactical Fighter: 1 Jan-25 Mar 1973; 17 Oct 1975-1 Oct 1982.  924 Tactical Fighter (later 924 Fighter): 1 Oct 1982-1 Oct 1994.  926 Fighter: 1 Aug 1992-1 Oct 1994.  945 Military Airlift: 1 Jul 1972-1 Jan 1973.  Squadrons418 Night Fighter: 20 Mar 1946-20 Feb 1947.  457 Tactical Fighter (later, 457 Fighter): 25 Mar 1973-1 Aug 1992.  465 Tactical Fighter: 25 Mar 1973-17 Oct 1975.  466 Tactical Fighter: 25 Mar 1973-17 Oct 1975.  548 Night Fighter: attached 8 Jun-14 Jul 1945.

Stations.  Seymour Johnson Field, NC, 15 Oct 1944; Mitchel Field, NY, 1 Nov 1944-30 May 1945; Ie Shima, Ryukyus, 19 May 1945 (air echelon) and 31 Jul 1945 (ground echelon); Kadena, Okinawa, 29 Nov 1945; Yontan, Okinawa, c. 1 Apr 1946; Bisha Gawa, Okinawa, Nov 1946; Naha AAB (later, AB), Okinawa, 12 May 1947-20 Jan 1949.  Carswell AFB (later, ARS), TX, 1 Jul 1972-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Ryukyus.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 14 May 1992-13 May 1994; 30 Jun 1995-1 Jul 1997; 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2008.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 1 Jun 2022.

Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Aug 2010.

Emblem.  Approved on 19 Dec 1978; latest rendering, 20 Dec 2007.

Prepared by Melissa Lahue.

Reviewed by Margaret Ream.