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USAF 90th Fighter Squadron Patch

 
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90th FIGHTER SQUADRON (PACAF)
Lineage. Organized as 90 Aero Squadron on 20 Aug 1917. Redesignated: 90 Squadron (Surveillance) on 13 Aug 1919; 90 Squadron (Attack) on 15 Sep 1921; 90 Attack Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 90 Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 15 Sep 1939; 90 Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 28 Sep 1942; 90 Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 25 May 1943; 90 Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 29 Apr 1944. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1949. Redesignated 90 Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder, on 7 Jun 1951. Activated on 25 Jun 1951. Redesignated: 90 Bombardment Squadron, Tactical, on 1 Oct 1955; 90 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jun 1964; 90 Attack Squadron on 12 Dec 1969; 90 Special Operations Squadron on 31 Oct 1970; 90 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 Jul 1973; 90 Fighter Squadron on 26 Sep 1991.
Assignments. Unkn, 20 Aug-Nov 1917; I Air Depot, c. 20 Nov 1917; I Corps Observation Group, 19 Apr 1918; IV Corps Observation Group, 13 Jun 1918; III Corps Observation Group, 21 Sep 1918; I Corps Observation Group, 30 Nov-Dec 1918; unkn, Dec 1918-1 Jul 1919; Army Surveillance (later 1 Surveillance; 3 Attack; 3 Bombardment) Group, 1 Jul 1919-1 Oct 1949. 3 Bombardment Group, 25 Jun 1951 (attached to 3 Bombardment Wing, 13 Aug 1956-24 Oct 1957); 3 Bombardment Wing, 25 Oct 1957 (attached to 41 Air Division, 1 Sep 1963-7 Jan 1964); 41 Air Division, 8 Jan 1964; Tactical Air Command, 8 Jun 1964; 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 9 Jun 1964 (attached to 405 Fighter Wing, 7 Feb-10 May 1965; 39 Air Division, 8 Aug 1965-); 834 Air Division, 19 Nov 1965 (remained attached to 39 Air Division to 5 Dec 1965; attached to 401 Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 5 Dec 1965-c. 7 Feb 1966); 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, c. 8 Feb 1966; 14 Special Operations Wing, 31 Oct 1970; 483 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Sep 1971; 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Apr 1972; 405 Fighter Wing, 15 Dec 1972; 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 16 Sep 1974; 21 Tactical Fighter Wing, 29 May 1991; 21 Operations Group, 26 Sep 1991; 3 Operations Group, 19 Dec 1991-.
Stations. Kelly Field, TX, 20 Aug 1917; Garden City, NY, 5-27 Oct 1917; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 20 Nov 1917; Amanty, France, 19 Apr 1918; Ourches, France, 13 Jun 1918; Souilly, France, 20 Sep 1918; Bethelainville, France, 29 Oct 1918; Belrain, France, 15 Jan 1919; Colombey-les-Belles, France, 18 Jan 1919; Libourne, France, 25 Jan 1919; St. Denis-de-Piles, France, 29 Jan 1919; Libourne, France, 2 Feb 1919; Bordeaux, France, 10-19 Apr 1919; Hazelhurst Field, NY, 5 May 1919; Kelly Field, TX, c. May 1919 (Flight A operated from Eagle Pass, TX, 27 Aug 1919-; Flight B operated from Kelly Field No. 2, TX, 30 Sep-29 Nov 1919); Sanderson, TX, 29 Nov 1919 (Flight A operated from Eagle Pass, TX, to 12 Jun 1920 and from Del Rio, TX, 12 Jun 1920-30 Jun 1921); Kelly Field, TX, 2 Jul 1921; Ft Crockett, TX, 1 Jul 1926 (detachment operated from Ft Huachuca, AZ, 7 Apr-12 May 1929); Barksdale Field, LA, 27 Feb 1935; (deployed at Bakersfield, CA, 3-23 May 1937); Savannah, GA, 9 Oct 1940-19 Jan 1942; Brisbane, Australia, 25 Feb 1942; Charters Towers, Australia, 8 Mar 1942; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 28 Jan 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, 21 May 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 5 Feb 1944; Hollandia, New Guinea, c. 7 May 1944; Dulag, Leyte, 16 Nov 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 30 Dec 1944; Sobe, Okinawa, 6 Aug 1945; Atsugi, Japan, c. 8 Sep 1945; Yokota AB, Japan, 10 Oct 1946-1 Oct 1949. Iwakuni AB, Japan, 25 Jun 1951; Kunsan AB, South Korea, c. 20 Aug 1951 (deployed at Pusan AB, South Korea, 25 Apr-17 May 1952); Johnson AB, Japan, 5 Oct 1954 (deployed at Itazuke AB, Japan, 18 Jan-2 Feb 1957); Yokota AB, Japan, 18 Nov 1960-9 Jun 1964; England AFB, LA, 9 Jun 1964-8 Feb 1966 (deployed at Clark AB, Philippines, 7 Feb-10 May 1965; Misawa AB, Japan, 3 Aug-5 Dec 1965); Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 12 Feb 1966 (deployed at Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, 9-14 Apr 1967); Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam, 31 Oct 1970; Kadena AB, Okinawa (later, Japan), 15 Apr 1972; Clark AB, Philippines, 15 Dec 1972; Elmendorf AFB, AK, 29 May 1991-.
Aircraft. In addition to Sopwith 1 and Salmson 2, briefly included Spad XI and Breguet 14 during 1918-1919; DH-4, 1919-c. 1925; GAX (GA-1), 1921-1922; O-2, 1921-1926, 1926-1928; in addition to DH-4, 1926-1932, and A-3, 1928-1934, included 0-1, XO-6, A-8, and Y-8 in the 1920s and early 1930s; A-12, 1933-1936; A-17, 1936-1939; A-18, (later, B-18), 1939-1941; B-12, 1939-1940; A-20, 1941, 1943-1945; A-24, 1941, 1942; B-25, 1942-1944, 1945; A-26, (later B-26), 1945-1946, 1946-1949; B-24, 1944-1946. B-26, 1951-1956; B-57, 1956-1964; F-100, 1964-1969; A-37, 1969-1970; C-123, 1970-1972; C-130, 1970-1972; F-4, 1973-1991; F-15, 1991-.
Operations. Combat as corps observation unit with American I, III, and IV Army Corps, and French XVII Army Corps, 16 Jun-10 Nov 1918. Mexican border patrol, Sep 1919-Jun 1921 and Apr 1929. Antisubmarine, east coast of US, Dec 1941-Jan 1942; combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, Apr 1942-12 Aug 1945. Combat in Korea, 25 Jun 1951-27 Jul 1953. Combat in Southeast Asia, Feb 1966-Dec 1972. Not manned and non-operational Dec 1972-Aug 1973. Air defense of the Philippines, Sep 1973-May 1991. Air defense of Alaska, May 1991-. Since 1994, prepared for rapid worldwide deployment of fighter aircraft to accomplish precision engagement of surface targets using a wide variety of conventional air-to-air munitions.
Campaign Streamers. World War I: Lorraine; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; East Indies; Air Offensive, Japan; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines. Korea: CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953. Vietnam: Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet 69/ Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Papua, 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan 1943; Bismarck Sea, 3-4 Mar 1943; New Guinea, 17 Aug 1943; Korea, [25 Jun]-9 Jul 1951; Korea, 1 May-27 Jul 1953. Presidential Unit Citations: Southeast Asia, 8 Jun 1966-16 Apr 1967; Southeast Asia, 6 Mar 1968-31 Jul 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards With Combat "V" Device: 31 Jan-5 Mar 1968; 1 Aug 1969-20 Jan 1970; 21 Jan-30 Sep 1970; 1 Nov 1970-30 Jun 1971; 1 Sep-31 Dec 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1958-30 Jun 1960; 1 Jul 1960-31 Mar 1962; [9 Jun] 1964-16 Jul 1965; 3 Apr-31 May 1975; 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1981-30 Apr 1982; 22 Mar-1 Apr 1986; 1 Jan 1989-1 Jun 1990; 1 Jan 1994-31 Dec 1995; 1 Jan 1996-30 Sep 1998; 1 Jan 2000-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan 2002-30 Sep 2003; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: [8 Feb 1966]-19 May 1969; 1 Apr 1966-15 Apr 1972; 1 May-30 Sep 1970.
Emblem. Approved on 14 Feb 1924; modified on 23 Feb 1999.

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