The st was specifically trained to provide long-range escort for bombers escorg daylight raids on Japanese airfields and strongholds in the Netherlands East Indies and the Bismarck Archipelago.
New Guinea. Engaged in cum operations, providing escort for North American B Mitchell medium bombers that were engaged in strafing attacks on airdromes at Wewak but also destroyed a of the enemy fighter Huge cock Saint Paul Minnesota that attacked the formation. Also intercepted and destroyed many Japanese aircraft which were sent against American shipping in Oro Bay on 15 and 17 October After moving to Biak in Julythe squadron flew escort missions and fighter sweeps to the southern Philippines, CelebesHalmaheraand Borneo.
Moved to the Philippines in October and attacked enemy airfields and installations, escorting bombers, and engaging in aerial combat during the first stages of the Allied campaign to recover the Philippines, October—December The squadron flew many missions to support ground forces on Luzon during the first part of Also flew escort missions to Southeast China and attacked railways on Formosa.
Began moving to Ie Shima near Okinawa Sex contacts Tregaron August but the war ended before the movement was completed. It became a subordinate unit of th Fighter Wing on 10 August.
The squadron was inactivated on 1 April at Ashiya AirfieldJapan. Flying from Wheelus Air BaseLibya to provide air defense over the large North African base and expansive training ranges. Equipped with F-4C Phantom II tactical fighter-bomber, engaged in training, participated in numerous exercises, operational readiness inspections, deployments.
Along with the USAF fighter pilot training, the ciim began training foreign personnel in F-4 operations and maintenance in March Inactivated on 30 October due to budget reductions. Inactivated due to budget cuts in McClellan was the Air Force Logistics Command prime support depot for the F and changes and modifications could be made there and tested by the detachment.
In addition was tasked fim exploiting foreign technologies, and developing leading edge tactics to improve the future combat capability of aerospace forces. Squadron remained active until June when the F was retired at the end of the Cold War.
Lineage[ edit ] Activated on 14 May okathe special authority prior to constitution as st Fighter Squadron on 15 May Inactivated on 1 April Redeated st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 11 September Activated on November