40th Flight Test Squadron

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40th Flight Test Squadron
40thflighttestsquadron.jpg
Emblem of the 40th Flight Test Squadron
Active 1940--present
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Role Flight Testing
USAF F-16A block 15 #80-0573 from the 3247th TS armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile and a cluster weapon in flight on 12 May 1986. Aircraft now on display at USAF Armament Museum, Eglin AFB, FL.
40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron Convair TF-102A-45-CO Delta Dagger 56-2360, Johnson AB, Japan, 1963

The 40th Flight Test Squadron is a United States Air Force unit. It is assigned to the 46th Operations Group, based at Eglin AFB, Florida.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Emblem
  • Constituted 40th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 December 1939
Activated on 1 February 1940
Redesignated: 40th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942
Redesignated: 40th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 August 1943
Redesignated: 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 20 January 1950
Redesignated: 40th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 20 June 1965
Inactivated on 15 October 1970
  • Activated on 1 October 1971
Inactivated on 30 April 1982
  • Consolidated (1 October 1992) with the 3247th Test Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 25 June 1982.
Redesignated: 40th Test Squadron on 1 October 1992
Redesignated: 40th Flight Test Squadron on 15 March 1994.

Assignments[edit]

Attached to 35th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, 15 January – 14 July 1954 and 8 October 1956 – 1 July 1957
Attached to 3d Bombardment Wing, 1 December 1961 – 31 May 1962

Stations[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

Operational history[edit]

Combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, 2 June 1942 – 14 August 1945. Served in the occupation force in Japan, 1945–1950. Combat in Korea, 8 July 1950 – 25 May 1951. Air defense in Japan and Korea, June 1951 – June 1965. Trained cadres for transfer to Southeast Asia, 1966–1969. Not manned, 10 May 1969 – 15 October 1970 and 1 June 1972 – 30 April 1982.

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.