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354th Fighter Squadron
354th Fighter Squadron.jpg
354th Fighter Squadron Patch
Active 12 November 1942 – 20 November 1946
1 November 1952 – 8 January 1958
13 April 1962 – 30 April 1982
1 November 1991 – Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter Training
Part of Air Combat Command
12th Air Force
355th Fighter Wing
355th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Nickname(s) Bulldogs
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg DUC
Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg PUC
Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA w/ V Device
Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg RVGC w/ Palm

An A-10 in the Arizona sunset

North American P-51B-15-NA Mustang Serial 42-106950 "The Iowa Beaut" of the 354th Fighter Squadron. This aircraft was lost on 11 September 1944 – Capt Kevin G Rafferty KIA.

354 FIS (Air Defense Command)

Lockheed F-94C-1-LO Starfire 51-5607, 1952, Long Beach Airport, California

Three F-94C Starfires of the 354th FIS, Oxnard AFB, California, 1956

The 354th Fighter Squadron (354 FS) is part of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. It operates A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft conducting close air support missions.

Mission

Conduct Close Air Support, Air Interdiction, Forward Air ControlAirborne, and Combat Search and Rescue for theater commanders worldwide.[1]

History

The 354th flew combat missions in the European Theater of Operations from, 14 September 1943–25 April 1945and in Southeast Asia from, 13 March–12 June 1965, 28 November 1965–7 October 1970, and c. 14 January–3 July 1973.[2]

It conducted combat crew training from, 1971–1982 and forward air control training since 1991.[2]

Operations[2]

Lineage[2]

  • 354th Fighter Squadron (1942–1944)
  • 354th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1944–1952)
  • 354th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (1957–1962)
  • 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1962–1979)
  • 354th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (1979–1991)
  • 354th Fighter Squadron (1991 – Present)

Assignments[2]

Bases stationed[2]

Aircraft Operated[2]

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.


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