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517th Strategic Fighter Squadron
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Emblem of the 517th Strategic Fighter Squadron
Active 1943-1957
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Type Fighter
Engagements World War II

The 517th Strategic Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 407th Strategic Fighter Wing stationed at Great Falls AFB, Montana. It was inactivated on 1 July 1957.



  • Constituted as: 634th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 23 March 1943
Activated on 28 March 1943
Redesignated as: 517th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 10 August 1943
Disbanded on 1 April 1944
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated as: 517th Strategic Fighter Squadron, on 13 November 1953.
Activated on 18 December 1953
Inactivated on 1 July 1957.



Operated from Amchitka AAF Alaska, July– August 1943


Operations history

Combat in Northern Pacific, Aleutians, July– August 1943. Training for combat and later replacement training 1943-1944. SAC Strategic Fighter Escort, 1954–1957


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