329th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

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329th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
329th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Emblem.jpg
Emblem of the 329th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Active 1942–1967
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter-Interceptor
F-106 59-0023 in the mid-1960s
Convair F-102A-90-CO Delta Dagger 57-811, about 1959
North American F-86D-40-NA Sabre 52-3719, 4722d Air Defense Group, George AFB, California, July 1957. Two stripes on fuselage represent Operations Officer's aircraft

The 329th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command Los Angeles Air Defense Sector stationed at George AFB, California. It was inactivated on 1 July 1967.

History[edit]

Established in mid-1942 as a IV Fighter Command Operational Training Unit (OTU) with a mission to train fighter pilots on single-engine fighter aircraft. Later became a Replacement Training Unit (RTU). Inactivated in early 1944 when the need for fighter pilots was reduced.

Reactivated in 1955 under Air Defense Command at George AFB, California, to provide air defense over the Southern California region. Equipped initially with F-86D Sabres. In the spring ot 1957 it received F-86L Sabres and a year later transitioned into F-l02A Delta Dagger aircraft. In July 1960 the unit began flying F-l06 Delta Darts. The 329th was inactivated on 31 July 1967 as part of the phasedown of ADC.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted 329th Fighter Squadron on 24 June 1942
Activated on 10 July 1942
Disbanded on 31 March 1944
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated 329th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, on 20 June 1955
Activated on 18 August 1955
Inactivated on 1 July 1967

Assignments[edit]

328th Fighter Group, 10 July 1942 – 31 March 1944
27th Air Division, 18 August 1955
4722d Air Defense Group, 1 December 1956
27th Air Division, 25 June 1958
Los Angeles Air Defense Sector, 1 October 1959
27th Air Division, 1 April 1966 – 1 July 1967

Stations[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

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

  • 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).

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