329th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
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|329th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron|
Emblem of the 329th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
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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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- Hamilton Field, California, 10 July 1942
- Oakland MAP California, 2 November 1942
- Portland AAB, Oregon, 7 October 1943
- Concord AAF, California, 18 December 1943 – 31 March 1944.
- George AFB, California, 18 August 1955 – 1 July 1967
- P-39 Airacobra, 1942–1944
- F-86D Sabre Interceptor, 1955–1958
- F-102 Delta Dagger, 1958–1960
- F-106 Delta Dart, 1960–1967
- 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).