354th Fighter Squadron

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354th Fighter Squadron
354th Fighter Squadron Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 78-0670.jpg
An A-10 Thunderbolt from the 354th Fighter Squadron flies through the air during a strafing run at Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range in Wellton, Ariz., May 5, 2014
Active 12 November 1942 – 20 November 1946
1 November 1952 – 8 January 1958
13 April 1962 – 30 April 1982
1 November 1991 – Present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type Fighter Training
Part of 355th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
Nickname Bulldogs
Engagements
  • European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Streamer.jpg
    EAME Theater World War II
  • Streamer VS.PNG
    Vietnam War
  • Streamer AFE.PNG
    Armed Forces Expeditionary (Vietnam Ceasefire 1973)
  • Southwest Asia Service Streamer.png
    1991 Gulf War
Decorations
  • Streamer PUC Army.PNG
    Distinguished Unit Citation
  • Streamer PUC Army.PNG
    Presidential Unit Citation (5x)
  • AFOUA with Valor.jpg
    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device (4x)
  • US Air Force Outstanding Unit Award - Stremer.jpg
    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (9x)
  • Vietnam Gallantry Cross - Streamer.jpg
    Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
Insignia
Emblem of the 354th Fighter Squadron 354th Fighter Squadron.jpg

The 354th Fighter Squadron (354 FS) is part of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. It operates A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft conducting close air support missions.

The squadron conducts Close Air Support, Air Interdiction, Forward Air ControlAirborne, and Combat Search and Rescue for theater commanders worldwide.[1]

History[edit]

The 354th flew combat missions in the European Theater of Operations from, 14 September 1943–25 April 1945and in Southeast Asia from, 13 March–12 June 1965, 28 November 1965–7 October 1970, and c. 14 January–3 July 1973.[2]

It conducted combat crew training from, 1971–1982 and forward air control training since 1991.[2]

Lineage[edit]

354th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Emblem
  • Constituted as 354th Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 12 Nov 1942
Re-designated as 354th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 21 Aug 1944
Inactivated on 20 Nov 1946
  • Re-designated as 354th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 11 Sep 1952
Activated on 1 Nov 1952
Inactivated on 8 Jan 1958
  • Re-designated as 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 13 Apr 1962
Organized on 25 Apr 1962
Re-designated as 354th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 Apr 1979
Inactivated on 30 Apr 1982
  • Re-designated as 354th Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 1 Nov 1991.[2]

Assignments[edit]

Stations[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

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

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