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USAF 148th Fighter Squadron 2012 Deployment Patch

 
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148th FIGHTER SQUADRON
Lineage. Activated on 1 Oct 1942 by special authority prior to constitution as 347th Fighter Squadron on 2 Oct 1942. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. Redesignated 148th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to PA ANG, on 24 May 1946. 148th Fighter Squadron (SE) extended federal recognition on 27 Feb 1947. Redesignated: 148th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Jun 1950; 148th Fighter Bomber Squadron on 1 Nov 1952. Inactivated on 31 Oct 1957. Alloted to AZ ANG and the 148th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron extended federal recognition on 15 Oct 1985. Redesignated 148th Fighter Squadron on 15 Mar 1992-.
Assignments. 350th Fighter Group, 1 Oct 1942-7 Nov 1945. PA ANG, 27 Feb 1947-31 Oct 1957. 162nd Tactical Fighter Training Group, 15 Oct 1985; 162nd Fighter Group, 15 Mar 1992; 162nd Fighter Wing, 11 Oct 1995-.
Stations. Bushey Hall, England, 1 Oct 1942; Snailwell, England, 4 Oct 1942 (ground echelon, which was formed in US, was at Harding Field, LA, until c. 2 Nov 1942); Kings Cliffe, England, 8 Dec 1942-4 Jan 1943; Casablanca, French Morocco, 20 Nov 1942; Oujda, French Morocco, 6 Jan 1943; La Senia, Algeria, 12 Feb 1943; Orleansville, Algeria, 9 Mar 1943; Le Sers, Tunisia, 21 Apr 1943; Djidjelli, Algeria, 14 May 1943; Rerhaia, Algeria, 18 Nov 1943; Corsica, c. 6 Dec 1943 (detachment operated from Capodichino, Italy, 10 Feb-Mar 1944); Sardinia, 19 Jul 1944; Tarquinia, Italy, 15 Sep 1944; Pisa, Italy, 2 Dec 1944-14 Jul 1945; Seymour Johnson Field, NC, 25 Aug-7 Nov 1945. Spaatz Field, PA, 27 Feb 1947-31 Oct 1957. (Operated from Dover AFB, DE, 1 Feb 1951-1 Nov 1952). Tucson IAP, AZ, 15 Oct 1985-.
Aircraft. P-39, 1942-1944; P-400, 1942-1943; P-38, 1943; P-47, 1944-1945. P-47D, 1947-1950; F-51D, 1950-1951, 1952-1957; F-86A 1951-1952; F-94B, 1951-1952. F-16A/B, 1985-2008; F-16C/D, 1995-.
Operations. Combat in MTO, c. 9 Mar 1943-2 May 1945. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 1951-1952. Provides Training to foreign fighter pilots in the F-16.
Service Streamers. None.
Campaigns. Tunisia; Sicily; Naples- Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Italy, 6 Apr 1944.

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