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311 Fighter Squadron (AETC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage. Constituted as 311 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 21 Jan 1942. Activated on 9 Feb 1942. Redesignated as: 311 Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 311 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 20 Feb 1946. Redesignated as 311 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 25 Jun 1952. Activated on 10 Jul 1952. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1958. Redesignated as 311 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 12 Jan 1970. Activated on 18 Jan 1970. Redesignated as 311 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1994. Activated on 1 Jan 1995. Inactivated on 1 Dec 1995. Activated on 1 Mar 2014.

Assignments. 58 Pursuit (later, 58 Fighter) Group, 9 Feb 1942-27 Jan 1946; Fifth Air Force, 27 Jan-20 Feb 1946. 58 Fighter-Bomber Group, 10 Jul 1952 (attached to 58 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 Mar-7 Nov 1957); 58 Fighter-Bomber Wing, 8 Nov 1957-1 Jul 1958. 58 Tactical Fighter Training (later, 58 Tactical Training) Wing, 18 Jan 1970; 58 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991-1 Apr 1994. 56 Operations Group, 1 Jan-1 Dec 1995. 54 Fighter Group, 1 Mar 2014-.

Stations. Harding Field, LA, 9 Feb 1942; Dale Mabry Field, FL, 4 Mar 1942; Richmond AAB, VA, 16 Oct 1942; Bolling Field, DC, 23 Oct 1942; Bradley Field, CT, 1 Mar 1943; Hillsgrove, RI, 1 May 1943; Grenier Field, NH, 15 Sep-22 Oct 1943; Brisbane, Australia, 21 Nov 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 28 Dec 1943; Saidor, New Guinea, 5 Apr 1944; Noemfoor, 6 Sep 1944; San Roque, Leyte, 18 Nov 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 21 Dec 1944; Mangaldan, Luzon, 7 Apr 1945; Porac, Luzon, 17 Apr 1945; Okinawa, 8 Jul 1945; Japan, 26 Oct 1945; Ft William McKinley, Luzon, 28 Dec 1945-20 Feb 1946. Taegu AB, South Korea, 10 Jul 1952; Osan-ni (later Osan) AB, South Korea, 7 Apr 1955-1 Jul 1958. Luke AFB, AZ, 18 Jan 1970-1 Apr 1994. Luke AFB, AZ, 1 Jan-31 Dec 1995. Holloman AFB, NM, 1 Mar 2014-.

Commanders. Maj Oliver J. Cellini, c. 1942; Maj Clarence L. Tinker Jr., Sep 1942; Maj Harold C. Whiteman, unkn; Capt Harold A. Tuman, Mar 1943; Maj Landis O. Carter, May 1943; Maj Harry M. Odren, 12 Feb 1944; Maj Joseph T. Klemovich, 18 Feb 1945; Capt Stephen C. Benner, May 1945-unkn. Maj Clifford H. Meier, Jul 1952-unkn; Lt Col William C. Davis, by Jul 1957-1 Jul 1958. Unkn, Jan 1970; Lt Col George W. Love, by Jan 1971; Lt Col Hugh P. Ruhsam, by Jul 1971; Lt Col John R. Westphal, by Jul 1972; Lt Col Barry J. Howard, 1 Apr 1974; Lt Col Rolf E. Nymo, 2 Apr 1976; Lt Col Lawrence E. Day, 3 May 1978; Lt Col William M. Douglas, 23 Jan 1980; Lt Col Philip A. Hickok Jr., 18 Aug 1981; Lt Col Stephen A. Amdor, 1 Aug 1983; Lt Col Robert W. Gallon, 7 Jun 1985; Lt Col Raymond L. Head Jr., 5 Sep 1986; Lt Col Mark E. Kunnen, 11 Sep 1987; Lt Col Stephen R. Chealander, 8 Sep 1989; Lt Col Bryant E. Gross, 18 Jan 1991; Lt Col Raymond, W. Reher, 8 May 1992-unkn. Lt Col Bobby J. Wilkes, 3 Jan 1995; Lt Col William A. Hewitt, 9 Nov-1 Dec 1995. Lt Col Scott Fredrick, 1 Mar 2014-.

Aircraft. P-39, 1942; P-40, 1942-1943; P-47, 1943-1945. F-84, 1952-1954; F-86, 1954-1958. F-100, 1970-1971; F-4, 1970-1983; F-16, 1983-1994. F-16, 1995. F-16, 2014-.

Operations. Operational and replacement training unit, Mar 1942-Apr 1943. Combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, 2 Feb 1944-14 Aug 1945. Not fully manned or equipped, 23 Sep 1945-20 Feb 1946. Combat in Korea, 10 Jul 1952-27 Jul 1953. Trained US and foreign aircrews, Jan 1970-1 Nov 1991. During 1995, trained allied students in F-16 aircraft.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus; China Offensive. Korea: Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Philippine Islands, 26 Dec 1944; Korea, 1 May-27 Jul 1953. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1971-31 Dec 1972; 1 Jan 1978-31 Dec 1979; 1 Aug 1982-31 May 1984; 1 Jun 1986-31 May 1988; 1 Jun 1990-31 May 1992; 1 Jun 1992-31 Mar 1994; 1 Jan-1 Dec 1995. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 10 Jul 1952-31 Mar 1953.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Honors, Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 14 Apr 2014.

Supersedes statement prepared on 1 Dec 1995.

Emblem. Approved on 9 Oct 1943; newest rendition approved on 18 Jul 1995.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.