7th Fighter Squadron


7th Fighter Squadron

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 7th Fighter Squadron


caption= 7th Fighter Squadron
dates= 15 January 1941 - 15 December 2006
15 May 2008 - Present
country= United States
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branch=United States Air Force
type= Fighter
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command_structure= Air Combat Command
Twelfth Air Force
49th Fighter Wing
49th Operations Group
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The 7th Fighter Squadron (7 FS) is part of the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Mission

History

The 7th flew combat missions in the Southwest Pacific from, 14 March 1942-4 August 1945, in Korea from, 14 August 1950-27 July 1953, and in Southeast Asia from, 11 May-12 August 1972. It conducted basic fighter training from, September 1992-December 2006. [http://www.afhra.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=9762 AFHRA 7 FS Page] ]


=Operations=

*World War II
*Korean War
*Vietnam War


=Lineage=

*7th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (1940 - 1942)
*7th Fighter Squadron (1942 - 1943)
*7th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1943 - 1944)
*7th Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine (1944 - 1946)
*7th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1946 - 1948)
*7th Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled (1948)
*7th Fighter Squadron, Jet (1948 - 1950)
*7th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1950 - 1958)
*7th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1958 - 1991)
*7th Fighter Squadron (1991 - 1999)
*7th Combat Training Squadron (1999 - 2005)
*7th Fighter Squadron (2005 - Present)


=Assignments=

*49th Fighter Wing (1941 - 2006, 2008 - Present)
**Attached: 4 Fighter-Day Wing (15 April - 10 December 1957)
**Attached: 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (10 September - 6 October 1971)
**Attached: 86th Tactical Fighter Wing (2 March - 4 April 1973, 23 August - 25 September 1976)
**Attached: 36th Tactical Fighter Wing (2 April - 3 May 1974, 4 October - 6 November 1975)


=Bases stationed=

*Selfridge Field, Michigan (1941)
*Morrison Field, Florida (1941 - 1942)
*Melbourne, Australia (1942)
*Bankstown Aerodrome, Australia (1942)
*Batchelor Airfield, Australia (1942)
*Port Moresby, New Guinea (1942 - 1943)
*Dobodura, New Guinea (1943)
*Gusap, New Guinea (1943 - 1944)
*Finschhafen, New Guinea (1944)
*Hollandia, New Guinea (1944)
*Biak (1944)
*Tacloban, Leyte (1944)
*San Jose, Mindoro (1944 - 1945)
*Lingayen, Luzon (1945)
*Okinawa (1945)
*Atsugi, Japan (1945 - 1946)
*Chitose Air Base, Japan (1946 - 1948)
*Misawa Air Base, Japan (1948 - 1950)
*Itazuke Air Base, Japan (1950)
*Taegu Air Base, South Korea (1950 - 1953)
*Kunsan Air Base, South Korea (1953)
*Itazuke Air Base, Japan (1953 - 1956)
*Misawa Air Base, Japan (1956 - 1957)
*Chitose Air Base, Japan (1957)
*Etain-Rouvres Air Base, France (1957 - 1959)
*Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany (1959 - 1968)
*Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico (1968 - 2006, 2008 - Present)
**Deployed: Ramstein Air Base, Germany (10 September - 6 October 1971, 2 March - 4 April 1973)
**Deployed: Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand (11 May - 12 August 1972)
**Deployed: Bitburg Air Base, Germany (2 April - 3 May 1974, 4 October - 6 November 1975)
**Deployed: Ramstein Air Base, Germany (23 August - 25 September 1976)


=Aircraft Operated=

*P-35 (1941)
*P-40 Warhawk (1942 - 1944)
*P-47 Thunderbolt (1943 - 1944)
*P-38 Lightning (1944 - 1946)
*P-51 Mustang (1946 - 1949)
*P-80 Shooting Star (1949 - 1951)
*F-84 Thunderjet (1951 - 1956)
*F-86 Sabre (1956 - 1957)
*F-100 Super Sabre (1957 - 1962)
*F-105 Thunderchief (1962 - 1966)
*F-4 Phantom II (1967 - 1977)
*F-15 Eagle (1977 - 1991)
*F-117 Nighthawk (1991 - 2006)
*AT-38 Talon (1992 - 2006)
*F-22 Raptor (2008 - Present)

References

Notes

Bibliography

* [http://www.afhra.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=9762 USAF 7th Fighter Squadron History]
* [http://www.holloman.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4453 49th Operations Group Fact Sheet]


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