391st Fighter Squadron


391st Fighter Squadron

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 391st Fighter Squadron


caption= 391st Fighter Squadron Patch
dates= 1 June 1943 - 20 August 1946
1 January 1953 - 1 April 1959
30 April 1962 - 28 February 1971
1 July 1971 - 1 July 1990
11 March 1992 - Present
country= United States
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branch=United States Air Force
type= Fighter
role=
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command_structure= Air Combat Command
12th Air Force
366th Fighter Wing
366th Operations Group
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garrison= Mountain Home Air Force Base
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nickname= Bold Tigers
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The 391st Fighter Squadron (391 FS) is part of the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. It operates F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft conducting close air support missions.

Mission

Perform close air support, interdiction, strategic attack, suppression of enemy air defense, and defensive counterair missions, employing the full array of U.S. Air Force capabilities including precision-guided munitions, inertially-aided munitions, night vision goggles, fighter data link, and Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN). [http://www.mountainhome.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4370 366 OG Fact Sheet] ]

History

The 391st flew combat missions in the European Theater of Operations from, 14 March 19443 May 1945 and in Southeast Asia from, 2 February 196621 July 1968. It provided air defense in Korea and Japan from, 22 July 1968–14 February 1971. [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0391fs.html AFHRA 391 FS Page] ]


=Operations=

*World War II
*Vietnam War


=Lineage=

*391st Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) (1943)
*391st Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1943 - 1952)
*391st Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1952 - 1958)
*391st Tactical Fighter Squadron (1958 - 1992)
*391st Fighter Squadron (1992 - Present)


=Assignments=

*366th Fighter Group (1943 - 1946)
*366th Tactical Fighter Wing (1953 - 1959)
**Attached: 21st Fighter-Bomber Wing (6 December 1956 - 11 June 1957)
*United States Air Forces in Europe (1962)
*366th Tactical Fighter Wing (1962 - 1966)
*2d Air Division (1966)
*7th Air Force (1966)
*12th Tactical Fighter Wing (1966 - 1968)
*475th Tactical Fighter Wing (1968 - 1971)
*347th Tactical Fighter Wing (1971 - 1972)
*366th Fighter Wing (1972 - 1990, 1992 - Present)


=Bases stationed=

*Richmond Army Air Base, Virginia (1943)
*Bluethenthal, North Carolina (1943)
*RAF Membury, England (1944)
*RAF Thruxton, England (1944)
*Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, France (1944)
*Dreux, France (1944)
*Laon-Couvron Air Base, France (1944)
*Asch, Belgium (1944 - 1945)
*Münster, Germany (1945)
*Bayreuth, Germany (1945)
*Fritzlar, Germany (1945 - 1946)
*England Air Force Base, Louisiana (1953 - 1959)
**Deployed: Aviano Air Base, Italy (6 December 1956 - 11 June 1957)
*Etain-Rouvres Air Base, France (1962 - 1963)
*Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico (1963 - 1966)
*Cam Ranh Air Base, South Vietnam (1966 - 1968)
*Misawa Air Base, Japan (1968 - 1971)
**Deployed: Taegu Air Base, South Korea (22 July - 7 October 1968)
**Deployed: Taegu Air Base, South Korea (7 February - 5 March 1969)
**Deployed: Taegu Air Base, South Korea (1 May - 2 June 1969)
**Deployed: Taegu Air Base, South Korea (1 - 30 August 1969)
**Deployed: Taegu Air Base, South Korea (1 - 15 February 1970)
**Deployed: Taegu Air Base, South Korea (15 - 29 March 1970)
**Deployed: Kunsan Air Base, South Korea (26 April - 10 May 1970)
**Deployed: Kunsan Air Base, South Korea (7 - 21 June 1970)
**Deployed: Kunsan Air Base, South Korea (30 August - 12 September 1970)
**Deployed: Kunsan Air Base, South Korea (4 - 18 October 1970)
**Deployed: Kunsan Air Base, South Korea (1 - 15 November 1970)
**Deployed: Kunsan Air Base, South Korea (13 - 19 December 1970)
**Deployed: Kunsan Air Base, South Korea (1 - 15 February 1971)
*Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho (1971 - 1990, 1992 - Present)


=Aircraft Operated=

*P-47 Thunderbolt (1943 - 1946)
*P-51 Mustang (1953)
*F-86 Sabre (1953 - 1955)
*F-84 Thunderjet (1954 - 1958, 1962 - 1965)
*F-100 Super Sabre (1957 - 1959)
*F-4 Phantom II (1965 - 1971)
*F-111 Aardvark (1971 - 1990)
*F-15E Strike Eagle (1992 - Present)

References

Notes

Bibliography

* [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0391fs.html USAF 391st Fighter Squadron History]
* [http://www.mountainhome.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4370 366th Operations Group Fact Sheet]

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