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USAF PAANG 103rd Fighter Squadron Patch

 
$10.00
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4.0 inch - 100mm
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Computer made 

 

 

103d Fighter Squadron
Lineage. Activated in Pennsylvania NG as 103d Observation Squadron. 103d OS extended federal recognition on 27 Jun 1924. Redesignated 103d Observation Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942; 103d Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 1942; 103d Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 2 Apr 1943; 103d Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943; 40th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 21 Oct 1943; Inactivated on 2 Nov 1945. Redesignated 103d Bombardment Squadron and allotted to Pennsylvania NG on 24 May 1946.  Redesignated 103d Bombardment Squadron (Light) and extended federal recognition on 20 Dec 1948;   Redesignated 103d Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron on 1 Apr 1951; 103d Fighter Bomber Squadron on 1 Jan 1953; 103d Fighter Interceptor Squadron on 1 Jul 1955; 103d Air Transport Squadron (Heavy) on 1 Apr 1962; 103d Military Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1966; 103d Tactical Air Support Squadron on 27 May 1969; 103d Fighter Squadron on 15 Mar 1992; Deactivated 31 Mar 2011.
Assignments. Pennsylvania National Guard , 28th Division, PA NG, 27 Jun 1924; II Army Corps, 17 Feb 1941; 59th Observation Group, 1 Sep 1941; 26th Observation (later Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 18 Oct 1942; III Reconnaissance Command, 21 Oct 1943; I (later III) Tactical Air Division, 18 Apr 1944; AAF, India-Burma Sector, 3 Jun 1944; Tenth Air Force, 5 Jul 1944; 8th Photographic (later Reconnaissance) Group, 18 Jul 1944-2 November 1945;  PA ANG, 10 Dec 1948; 111th Air Transport Group, 1 Apr 1962; 111th Tactical Air Support Group, 27 May 1969; 111th Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1992-31 Mar 2011.
Stations. Philadelphia Airport, PA, 27 Jun 1924; Olmsted AAF, PA, 27 Feb 1941; Hillsgrove AAF, RI, 23 Dec 1941; Hyannis Airport, MA, 9 Jun 1942; Ft Devens AAF, MA 20 Aug 1942; Reading AAF, PA, 8 Jun 1943; Birmingham AAF, AL, 20 November 1943; Will Rogers Field, OK, 11 Feb-11 May 1944; Guskhara, India, 10 Jul 1944; Alipore, India, 9 Aug 1944; Detachment at Cox's Bazar, India, after c. 10 Dec 1944; Cox's Bazar, India, 18 Jan 1945; Akyab, Burma, 14 Feb 1945; Alipore, India, C. 15 May 1945; Kanchrapara, India, Sep–c. 4 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 1–2 Nov 1945; Philadelphia IAP, PA. 1946–1963; NAS Willow Grove, PA. 1963–31 Mar 2011.
Aircraft. Curtiss JNS, 1924; O-46, 1941–1942; O-47, 1941–1942; O-49, 1941–1942; O-57, 1941–1942; F-5, 1944-1945; B-26B/C, 1946–1951; RB-29, 1951–1952; F-51, 1953–1954; T-33, 1953–1954; F-84, 1954–1956; F-94A/B, 1956–1958; F-94C, 1958-1959; F-89H, 1959–1962; C-97, 1962–1969; U-3A, 1969-1970; O-2, 1970–1982; OA-37B, 1982–1989; A-10, 1988–2011
Operations. Emergency operations while under state control included flood-relief in Pennsylvania, 19–22 March 1936. Antisubmarine patrols, 27 December 1941-19 August 1942; combat in CBI, 6 September 1944-10 May 1945. Pennsylvania Air National Guard, 1946–present
Service Streamers. None.
Campaign Streamers. Antisubmarine, American Theater; India-Burma, Central Burma.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
Decorations. None.
Emblem. Approved 10 Apr 1931.

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