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36th Fighter Squadron — 347th AMS

36th Fighter Squadron

Lineage
Organized as 36th Aero Squadron on 12 Jun 1917. Demobilized on 7 Apr 1919.
Reconstituted, and redesignated 36th Pursuit Squadron, on 24 Mar 1923. Activated
on 2 Oct 1930. Redesignated: 36th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 6 Dec
1939; 36th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 12 Mar 1941; 36th
Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942; 36th Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 19 Feb
1944; 36th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 1 Apr 1946; 36th Fighter
Squadron, Jet, on 1 Jan 1950; 36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; 36th
Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 36th Fighter Squadron on 7 Feb
1992.AssignmentsUnkn, 12 Jun–Sep 1917; Third Aviation Instructor Center, Sep 1917; French
Aerial Gunnery School, Feb 1918; American Aerial Gunnery School, Nov 1918–Feb
1919; unkn, Feb–7 Apr 1919. 2d Bombardment Wing (attached to 1st Pursuit Group),
2 Oct 1930; 8th Pursuit Group (attached to 1st Pursuit Group), 1 Apr 1931; 18th
Pursuit Group (attached to 1st Pursuit Group), 30 Jun 1931; 8th Pursuit (later,
8th Fighter; 8th Fighter-Bomber) Group, 15 Jun 1932 (attached to 8th
Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 Feb–30 Sep 1957); 8th Fighter-Bomber (later, 8th Tactical
Fighter) Wing, 1 Oct 1957 (attached to 4th Air Division, 13 May–17 Jun 1964);
41st Air Division, 18 Jun 1964 (attached to 2d Air Division, 9 Aug–5 Oct 1964
and 6 Mar–4 May 1965); 6641st Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Apr 1965 (attached to 2d
Air Division, 26 Aug–28 Oct 1965); 41st Air Division, 15 Nov 1966; 347th
Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Jan 1968; 3d Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 May 1971;
8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 16 Sep 1974; 51st Composite Wing
(Tactical) (later, 51st Tactical Fighter Wing) 30 Sep 1974; 51st Fighter (later,
51st Operations) Group, 1 Oct 1990–.Stations

Camp Kelly, TX, 12 Jun–11 Aug 1917, Etampes, France, 19 Sep 1917; Issoudun,
France, 24 Sep 1917; Cazaux, France, 21 Feb 1918; St Jean–de–Monts, France, 5
Nov 1918; St Nazaire, France, 16 Feb–14 Mar 1919; Garden City, NY, 25 Mar–7 Apr
1919. Selfridge Field, MI, 2 Oct 1930; Langley Field, VA, 13 Jun 1932; Mitchel
Field, NY, 15 Nov 1940–26 Jan 1942; Brisbane, Australia, 6 Mar 1942; Lowood,
Australia, 13 Mar 1943; Townsville, Australia, 4 Apr 1942; Port Moresby, New
Guinea, 26 Apr 1942; Townsville, Australia, 30 Jun 1942; Milne Bay, New Guinea,
18 Sep 1942; Mareeba, Australia, 22 Feb 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 22 May
1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 22 Dec 1943; Finschhafen, New Guinea, 9 Jan 1944;
Nadzab, New Guinea, 14 Mar 1944; Owi, Schouten Islands, 17 Jun 1944; Morotai, 19
Sep 1944; Dulag, Leyte, 5 Nov 1944 (operated from Morotai, 5–30 Nov 1944); San
Jose, Mindoro, 20 Dec 1944; Ie Shima, 6 Aug 1945; Fukuoka, Japan, 24 Nov 1945;
Ashiya AB, Japan, 22 May 1946; Itazuke AB, Japan, 6 Sep 1946; Ashiya AB, Japan,
14 Apr 1947; Itazuke AB, Japan, 25 Mar 1949; Tsuiki AB, Japan, 11 Aug 1950;
Suwon AB, South Korea, 5 Oct 1950; Kimpo AB, South Korea, 29 Oct 1950; Pyongyang
AB, North Korea, 25 Nov 1950; Seoul AB, South Korea, 3 Dec 1950; Itazuke AB,
Japan, 10 Dec 1950; Kimpo AB, South Korea, 25 Jun 1951; Suwon AB, South Korea,
c. 26 Aug 1951; Itazuke AB, Japan, 19 Oct 1954; Yokota AB, Japan, 13 May 1964
(deployed at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 9 Aug–5 Oct 1964; Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 6
Mar–4 May 1965 and 26 Aug–28 Oct 1965; Osan AB, South Korea, 1 Oct–24 Nov 1968,
18 Feb–24 Mar 1969, 27 May–1 Jul 1969, 9 Sep–18 Oct 1969, 27 Dec 1969–31 Jan
1970, 10 Apr–9 May 1970, 20 Jun–11 Jul 1970, 4 Sep–2 Oct 1970, 27 Nov–26 Dec
1970); Kunsan AB, South Korea, 15 May 1971; Osan AB, South Korea, 13 Nov
1971–.

Aircraft

In addition to P–6, included 0–2 and apparently P–1 during period 1930–1932;
in addition to P–12, 1932–1936, included P–6, P–16, and 0–27 during period
1932–1935; P–6, 1936–1937; PB–2, 1937–1939; in addition to P–36 and YP–37,
included A–17 during period 1939–1940; P–40, 1940–1941; P–39, 1941–1943; P–400,
1942–1943; P–47, 1943–1944; P–38, 1944–1946; P(later F–)51, 1946–1950, 1950;
F–80, 1949–1950, 1950–1953; F–86, 1953–1957; F–100, 1957–1963; F–105, 1963–1966;
F–4, 1967–1989; F–16, 1988–.

Operations

Constructed facilities and assembled and maintained aircraft, 1917–1919.
Combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, 30 Apr 1942–16 Aug 1945. Combat in
Korea, 27 Jun 1950–27 Jul 1953. Combat in Southeast Asia, Aug–Oct 1964, Mar–May
1965 and Aug–Oct 1965. Not operational, May 1966–Dec 1967. Air defense of Japan
and South Korea, 1968–.

Honors

Service Streamers. World War I Theater of
Operations.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: East Indies; Air
Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago;
Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon with Arrowhead; Southern Philippines; China
Offensive. Korea: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN
Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean
Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953.
Vietnam: Vietnam Advisory; Vietnam Defensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Papua, [Sep]
1942–23 Jan 1943; New Britain, 26 Dec 1943; Philippine Islands, 26 Dec 1944;
Korea, 16 Sep–2 Nov 1950. Presidential Unit Citation: Vietnam, 26 Aug–28 Oct
1965. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 12 May 1963–21 May 1964; 1 Apr–30 Jun
1965; 15 Apr 1969–15 Apr 1971; 1 Jul 1972–31 Dec 1973; 30 Sep 1974–31 Mar 1976;
1 Apr 1983–20 Apr 1984; 1 May 1984–30 Apr 1985; 1 Jul 1985–30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul
1987–30 Jun 1989. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII). Republic of
Korea Presidential Unit Citations: 27 Jun 1950–31 Jan 1951; 1 Feb 1951–31 Mar
1953; 19–20 Aug 1972. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr
1966–14 May 1971.

Emblem

On a Golden Orange disc bordered Blue, the head of a “flying fiend” couped
proper Armed and eyed Argent langued and embrued Gules wearing a helmet Azure
charged with a pair of goggles White with Black rims. Approved on 13 Jun 1931
(49004 A.C.); reinstated on 5 Aug 1968 (K 2815); replaced emblem approved on 8
Dec 1967 (KE 28257).