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314 Fighter Squadron (AETC)

Lineage. Constituted as 314 Fighter Squadron on 24 Jun 1942.  Activated on 6 Jul 1942.  Redesignated as 314 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, c. 1 May 1944.  Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.  Redesignated as 314 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 5 May 1986.  Activated on 1 Oct 1986.  Redesignated as 314 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1994.  Activated on 6 Jul 2015.

Assignments.  324 Fighter Group, 6 Jul 1942-7 Nov 1945 (attached to 57 Fighter Group, 8 Mar-23 May 1943).  58 Tactical Training Wing, 1 Oct 1986; 58 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991-1 Apr 1994.  54 Fighter Group, 6 Jul 2015-.

Stations.  Logan AAB, Baltimore, MD, 6 Jul-28 Oct 1942; El Amiriya, Egypt, 23 Dec 1942; El Kabrit, Egypt, 2 Feb 1943; Zuara, Libya, 8 Mar 1943; Tunisia, c. Apr 1943; El Haouaria, Tunisia, c. 18 Jun 1943; Menzel Huerr, Tunisia, 3 Oct 1943; Cercola, Italy, 25 Oct 1943; Pignataro Maggiore, Italy, 6 May 1944; Le Banca Afld, Italy, 6 Jun 1944; Montalto Di Castro, Italy, 13 Jun 1944; Corsica, 15 Jul 1944; Le Luk, France, 23 Aug 1944; Istres, France, 1 Sep 1944; Amberieu, France, 5 Sep 1944; Travaux, France, 17 Sep 1944; Luneville, France, 2 Jan 1945; Stuttgart, Germany, 3 May-20 Oct 1945; Camp Shanks, NY, 6-7 Nov 1945.  Luke AFB, AZ, 1 Oct 1986-1 Apr 1994. Holloman AFB, NM, 6 Jul 2015-.

Commanders.  Lt Col Robert F. Worley, 6 Jul 1942; Maj Lester L. Krause Jr., 10 Feb 1944; Maj Bruce E. Hunt, 28 Apr 1944; Maj James F. Kirkendall, 10 Jul 1944; Lt Col Daniel B. Rathbun, 27 Dec 1944; Maj Edward J. Childers, 11 Jul 1945-unkn.

Aircraft.  P-40, 1942-1944; P-47, 1944-1945.

Operations.  Combat in Mediterranean Theater and European Theater, 26 Mar-21 Jul 1943 and 20 Oct 1943-6 May 1945.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Southern France; Northern France; Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [1 Oct] 1986-31 May 1988; 1 Oct 1990-31 Mar 1992; 1 Jun 1992-31 Mar 1994. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 12 Aug 2015.

Commanders, Aircraft and Operations through Nov 1945.

Supersedes statement prepared on 1 Apr 1994.

Emblem.  Approved on 8 Jul 1944.  Squadron should submit a request to upgrade the emblem to conform to AFI84-105, Chapter 3.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.