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6th Night Fighter Squadron
6th Night Fighter Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 6th NFS
Active 1917-1943
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Night Fighter Operations

World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon.svg

  • World War II
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign (1942–1945)

"Nightie Mission" P-61A-1-NO 42-5526 Pictured being fueled and armed on East Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 1944

P-61A-1-NO Black Widow 42-5524 Being readied for a mission, East Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, September 1944

The 6th Night Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Seventh Air Force, being inactivated at Wheeler Field, Hawaii on February 20, 1947.

It saw combat in Central, South, and Southwest Pacific, December 7, 1941 – August 14, 1945.


  • Organized as 6th Aero Squadron on March 13, 1917
Redesignated: 6th Squadron on March 14, 1921
Redesignated: 6th Pursuit Squadron on January 25, 1923
Redesignated: 6th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on December 6, 1939
Redesignated: 6th Fighter Squadron on May 15, 1942
Redesignated: 6th Night Fighter Squadron on January 17, 1943
Inactivated on: February 20, 1947


Attached to 318th Fighter Group, 11 January-16 March 1945
Attached to 314th Composite Wing
Upon inactivation, personnel and equipment reassigned to 339th Fighter Squadron (All Weather)


Detached: Koli Airfield, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, February 28 – December 15, 1943
Detached: Jackson Airfield (7 Mile Drome), Port Moresby, New Guinea, April 18 – December 15, 1943
  • John Rogers Field, Hawaii Territory, March 3 – October 28, 1944
Detached: East Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, June 21, 1944 – May 1, 1945

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