460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron
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|460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron|
Emblem of the 460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron
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The 460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Tactical Air Command 325th Fighter Wing stationed at Tyndall AFB, Florida. It was inactivated on October 15, 1982.
Established in late 1942 as a ground support squadron. Deployed to the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) in 1943 to Australia where the unit functioned as a ground support unit at Sydney Airport, then at Dobodura in New Guinea. Converted to a P-47 Thunderbolt operational combat unit, engaged in fighter-bomber operations against Japanese positions in New Guinea, Dutch East Indies and also during the Philippines Campaign (1944-1945). Moved to Okinawa, then Japan after the Japanese Capitulation as part of the Occupation Force, inactivated in 1946.
Reactivated in 1954 as par to the United States Air Force Air Defense Command, stationed at Knoxville, Tennessee for air defense of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and TVA Dams in Eastern Tennessee. Moved to Portland Airport, Oregon and flew air defense missions over the Pacific Northwest, later to Southern California in 1968. When Oxnard AFB closed in 1969, moved back to Pacific Northwest until inactivated as part of the drawdown of ADC in 1974.
Reactivated briefly in early 1982 as an air defense training squadron at Tyndall AFB, Florida; inactivated late the same year.
- Constituted 1st Airdrome Squadron on November 7, 1942
- Activated on November 20, 1942
- Redesignated 460th Fighter Squadron on July 14, 1944
- Inactivated on February 20, 1946
- Redesignated 460th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on March 23, 1953
- Activated on March 18, 1954
- Inactivated August 18, 1955
- Reactivated August 18, 1955
- Inactivated March 30, 1966
- Reactivated September 1, 1968
- Inactivated July 30, 1974
- Redesignated 460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron and activated January 15, 1982.
- Inactivated October 15, 1982
- Air Service Command, November 20, 1942
- Second Air Force, December 28, 1942
- 16th Bombardment Training Wing, c. February 15, 1943
- Fifth Air Force, c. June 1, 1943
- Attached to: 310th Bombardment Wing, February 1, 1944
- Attached to: 85th Fighter Wing, c. May 16 – July 14, 1944
- V Fighter Command, July 14, 1944
- 348th Fighter Group, September 23, 1944 – February 20, 1946
- 414th Fighter Group, September 1, 1968
- 408th Fighter Group, November 1, 1969
- 4788th Air Base Group, 1 July 1970
- 25th Air Division, 1 April 1971-30 July 1974
- Tactical Air Command, January 15 – October 15, 1982
- A-20 Havoc, 1944
- P-47 Thunderbolt, 1944–1945
- P-51 Mustang, 1945–1946
- F-86D Sabre Interceptor, 1954–1955
- F-89 Scorpion, 1955–1958
- F-102 Delta Dagger, 1958–1966; TF-102, 1982
- F-106 Delta Dart, 1968–1974
- A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
- Maurer, Maurer. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force: World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1982.
- USAF Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1).