326th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

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326th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
326th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron Convair F-102A-75-CO Delta Dagger 56-1383.jpg
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger 56-1383 at Richards-Gebaur AFB in May 1964
Active 1942–1944; 1953-1967
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Fighter-Interceptor
Nickname Skywolves
Insignia
Patch with the 326th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron emblem (approved 5 September 1961)[1] 326th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Emblem.jpg

The 326th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 328th Fighter Wing at Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri, where it was inactivated on 2 January 1967.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

Air defense and operational training unit until 1 March 1944, and afterward replacement training unit until 31 March 1944.

Air Defense Command[edit]

326th FIS F-102 56-1444 about 1960

Air defense of the midwest United States, 1953–1967. On 22 October 1962, before President Kennedy told the nation that missiles were in place in Cuba, the squadron dispersed one third of its force, equipped with nuclear tipped missiles to Central Nebraska Regional Airport at the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis.[2][3] These planes returned to Richards-Gebaur after the crisis.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as the 326th Fighter Squadron on 24 June 1942
Activated on 10 July 1942
  • Disbanded on 31 March 1944
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated 326th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 23 March 1953
Activated on 18 December 1953
Inactivated on 2 January 1967

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 402. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. 
  2. ^ McMullen, Richard F. (1964) "The Fighter Interceptor Force 1962-1964" ADC Historical Study No. 27, Air Defense Command, Ent Air Force Base, CO (Confidential, declassified 22 Mar 2000), pp. 10-12
  3. ^ NORAD/CONAD Participation in the Cuban Missile Crisis, Historical Reference Paper No. 8, Directorate of Command History Continental Air Defense Command, Ent AFB, CO , 1 Feb 63 (Top Secret NOFORN declassified 9 March 1996). P. 16

Bibliography[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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