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113th Fighter Squadron - Heritage

 
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113th Fighter Squadron
 
History
Lineage:
Organized as 113th Aero Squadron on 26 Aug 1917
Redesignated as: 634th Aero Squadron on 1 Feb 1918
Demobilized on 31 Mar 1919
Reconstituted and consolidated (1936) with 137th Squadron which, having been allotted to Indiana National Guard, was organized on 1 Aug 1921
Redesignated as: 113th Squadron on 3 Jan 1923
Redesignated as: 113th Observation Squadron on 25 Jan 1923
Redesignated as: 113th Observation Squadron (Medium) on 13 Jan 1942
Redesignated as: 113th Observation Squadron on 4 Jul 1942
Redesignated as: 113th Reconnaissance Squadron (Bombardment) on 2 Apr 1943
Redesignated as: 113th Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter) on 15 Jun 1943
Redesignated as: 113th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 Aug 1943
Disbanded on 30 Nov 1943
Reconstituted on 21 Jun 1945
Redesignated as: 113th Fighter Squadron and allotted to Indiana Air National Guard on 24 May 1946.
Redesignated as: 113th Tactical Fighter Squadron in 1962
Redesignated as: 113th Fighter Squadron in 1992
Redesignated as: 113th Air Support Operations Squadron 3 May 2008
 
Assignments:
Unknown, 26 Aug-15 Sep 1917
Pennsylvania National Guard, 15 Sep 1917-31 Mar 1919
Indiana National Guard, 1 Aug 1921
Originally intended as corps air service, served from 1923 as divisional aviation, 38th Division
Federalized and activated, assigned to V Army Corps, 17 Jan 1941
67th Observation Group, 1 Sep 1941
Attached to 66th Observation Group, 12 Dec 1941-20 Jan 1942
77th Observation (later Reconnaissance; Tactical Reconnaissance) Group, 12 Mar 1942-30 Nov 1943
Indiana Air National Guard, 24 May 1946-Present
 
Stations:
Kelly Field, Texas, 26 Aug 1917
Middletown Airfield, Pennsylvania, 15 Sep 1917-31 Mar 1919
Kokomo, Indiana, 1 Aug 1921
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1926
Key Field, Mississippi, 27 Jan 1941
MacDill Field, Florida, 16 Dec 1941
Key Field, Mississippi, 27 Jan 1942
New Orleans AAB, Louisiana, 5 Feb 1942
 Hattiesburg AAF, Mississippi, 23 Jun 1942
Stinson Field, Texas, 6 Jul 1942
DeRidder AAB, Louisiana, 27 Jul 1942
Alamo AAF, Texas, 28 Sep 1942
Abilene AAF, Texas, 1 Jul 1943
Esler AAF, Louisiana, 13 Sep 1943
Birmingham, AAF, Alabama, 14-30 Nov 1943
Hulman Field, Indiana 1962-Present
 
 
Aircraft:
JN-6, JNS-1, PT-1, BT-1, 0-2, 0-11, and 0-17 during period 1921-1933
0-38, C. 1932-1941
0-47, C. 1938-1942
0-49 and 0-52, 1941-1942
L-4, 1942
P-39, 1942-1943
F-16C Block 30 Fighting Falcon (1995-2007)
F-16C Block 25 Fighting Falcon (1991-1995)
F-4C Phantom II (1979-1991)
F-100D/F Super Sabre (1971-1979)
F-84F Thunderstreak (1964-1971)
RF-84F Thunderstreak (1962-1964)
 
Operations:
Evidently a supply unit, 1917-1919. Emergency operations while under state control included flood-relief in southern Indiana in 1937. Antisubmarine patrols, Dec 1941-Jan 1942, c. Feb-Jun 1942; aerial support for training ground forces, 1942-1943.
 
Indiana Air National Guard Service, 1946-Present

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