9th Fighter Squadron


9th Fighter Squadron

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unit_name= 9th Fighter Squadron


caption= 9th Fighter Squadron Patch
dates= 15 January 1941 - 2008
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type= Fighter
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command_structure= Air Combat Command
12th Air Force
49th Fighter Wing
49th Operations Group
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The 9th Fighter Squadron (9 FS) was part of the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. It operated the F-117 Nighthawk aircraft conducting air superiority missions. The 9 FS was inactivated on May 16th, 2008 following the reactivation of the 7th Combat Training Squadron now 7th Fighter Squadron for the arrival of the F-22A Raptor.

Mission

Deploy worldwide as tasked by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, using special low-observable technologies to deliver precision-guided weapons against high-value, heavily defended targets. [ [http://www.holloman.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4453 49 OG Fact Sheet] ]

History

The 9th flew combat missions in the Southwest Pacific from, 18 March 19425 August 1945, Korea from, 27 June 1950–December 1952, and Southeast Asia from, c. 13 May2 October 1972. Additionally, portions of squadron deployed to Southwest Asia to fly combat air patrol for coalition operations from, 20 June5 December 1991. [ [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0009fs.html AFHRA 9 FS Page] ]

The 9th has conducted training for German Air Force pilots since July 1992. [ [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0009fs.html AFHRA 9 FS Page] ]

Operations [ [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0009fs.html AFHRA 9 FS Page] ]

*World War II
*Korean War
*Vietnam War
*Operation Desert Shield
*Operation Desert Storm

Lineage [ [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0009fs.html AFHRA 9 FS Page] ]

*9th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (1940 - 1942)
*9th Fighter Squadron (1942 - 1943)
*9th Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine (1943 - 1944)
*9th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1944)
*9th Fighter Squadron, Two Engine (1944 - 1946)
*9th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1946 - 1948)
*9th Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled (1948)
*9th Fighter Squadron, Jet (1948 - 1950)
*9th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1950 - 1958)
*9th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1958 - 1991)
*9th Fighter Squadron (1991 - 2008)

Assignments [ [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0009fs.html AFHRA 9 FS Page] ]

*49th Fighter Wing (1941 - 2008)
**Attached: Japan Air Self-Defense Force (17 December 1952 - November 1953)
**Attached: 36th Tactical Fighter Wing (c. 12 September - c. 11 October 1970)
**Attached: 50th Tactical Fighter Wing (9 September - 7 October 1971, 22 September - 21 October 1976)
**Attached: 36th Tactical Fighter Wing (4 February - 15 March 1973, 6 September - 7 October 1975)
**Attached: 86th Tactical Fighter Wing (10 September - 10 October 1977)

Bases stationed [ [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0009fs.html AFHRA 9 FS Page] ]

*Selfridge Field, Michigan (1941)
*Morrison Field, Florida (1941 - 1942)
*Melbourne, Australia (1942)
*RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia (1942)
*Darwin, Australia (1942)
*Port Moresby, New Guinea (1942 - 1943)
*Dobodura, New Guinea (1943)
*Gusap, New Guinea (1943 - 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)
*Komaki Air Base, Japan (1953 - 1957)
*Etain-Rouvres Air Base, France (1957 - 1959)
*Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany (1959 - 1968)
*Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico (1968 - 2008)
**Deployed: Bitburg Air Base, Germany (c. 12 September - c. 11 October 1970)
**Deployed: Hahn Air Base, Germany (9 September - 7 October 1971
**Deployed: Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand (13 May - 5 October 1972)
**Deployed: Bitburg Air Base, Germany (4 February - 15 March 1973, 6 September - 7 October 1975)
**Deployed: Hahn Air Base, Germany (22 September - 21 October 1976)
**Deployed: Ramstein Air Base, Germany (10 September - 10 October 1977)

Aircraft Operated [ [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0009fs.html AFHRA 9 FS Page] ]

*P-35 (1941)
*P-40 Warhawk (1941 - 1943)
*P-47 Thunderbolt (1943 - 1944)
*P-38 Lightning (1943, 1944 - 1946)
*P-51 Mustang (1946 - 1948, 1949 - 1950)
*P-80 Shooting Star (1948 - 1951)
*F-84 Thunderjet (1951 - 1957)
*F-100 Super Sabre (1957 - 1962)
*F-105 Thunderchief (1962 - 1967)
*F-4 Phantom II (1967 - 1978, 1992 - )
*F-15 Eagle (1978 - 1992)
*AT-38 Talon (1992 - 2008)
*F-117 Nighthawk ( - 2008)

References

Notes

Bibliography

* [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0009fs.html USAF 9th Fighter Squadron History]
* [http://www.holloman.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4453 49th Operations Group Fact Sheet]


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