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|unit_name= 517th Strategic Fighter Squadron
 
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|caption= Emblem of the 517th Strategic Fighter Squadron
 
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|dates= 1943-1957
 
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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.
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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.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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===Stations===
 
===Stations===
* [[Drew Field]], [[Florida]], 28 March 1943
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* [[Drew Field]], Florida, 28 March 1943
: Operated from [[Amchitka Army Airfield|Amchitka AAF]] [[Alaska]], July– August 1943
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: Operated from [[Amchitka Army Airfield|Amchitka AAF]] Alaska, July– August 1943
* [[Lakeland Army Airfield|Lakeland AAF]], [[Florida]], 2 October 1943
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* [[Lakeland Army Airfield|Lakeland AAF]], Florida, 2 October 1943
* [[Galveston Army Airfield|Galveston AAF]], [[Texas]], 9 November 1943
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* [[Galveston Army Airfield|Galveston AAF]], Texas, 9 November 1943
* [[Bruning Army Airfield|Bruning AAF]], [[Nebraska]], 3 March – 1 April 1944
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* [[Bruning Army Airfield|Bruning AAF]], Nebraska, 3 March – 1 April 1944
* [[Great Falls AFB]], [[Montana]], 18 December 1953 – 1 July 1957.
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* [[Great Falls AFB]], Montana, 18 December 1953 – 1 July 1957.
   
 
===Aircraft===
 
===Aircraft===
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==References==
 
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{{Air Force Historical Research Agency}}
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{{Reflist}}
 
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* {{cite book|editor=Maurer, Maurer|title=Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II|origyear=1969|url= http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/combat_sq_of_the_af_wwii.pdf |edition= reprint|year=1982|publisher=Office of Air Force History|location=Washington, DC|isbn=0-405-12194-6|oclc=72556|lccn=70605402|pages= }}
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* {{cite book|editor=Maurer, Maurer|title=Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II|origyear=1969|url= http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/combat_sq_of_the_af_wwii.pdf |edition= reprint|year=1982|publisher=Office of Air Force History|location=Washington, DC|isbn=0-405-12194-6|oclc=72556|lccn=70605402}}
   
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{{Wikipedia|517th Strategic Fighter Squadron}}
==External links==
 
{{Portal box|United States Air Force|Military of the United States}}
 
 
{{Strategic Air Command}}
 
{{USAAF 2d Air Force World War II}}
 
{{USAAF 3d Air Force World War II}}
 
   
 
[[Category:Military units and formations of the United States in World War II]]
 
[[Category:Military units and formations of the United States in World War II]]

Latest revision as of 18:51, 14 December 2019

517th Strategic Fighter Squadron
517 strategic fighter sq-emblem.jpg
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.

History[]

Lineage[]

  • 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.

Assignments[]

Stations[]

Operated from Amchitka AAF Alaska, July– August 1943

Aircraft[]

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

References[]

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