41st Tactical Missile Squadron
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The 41st Tactical Missile Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 507th Tactical Control Group, stationed at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina. It was inactivated on 12 January 1954.
Activated by III Fighter Command at Dale Mabry Army Airfield as a fighter Operational Training Unit (OTU) during World War II. Mission was to train newly trained pilots and provide combat training prior to their overseas deployment. Initially equipped with the P-39 Airacobra, moved to Perry Army Airfield sub-field for training. Later using P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs when they became available.
Inactivated 1944, personnel and aircraft re designated 335th Army Air Force Base Unit (Replacement Training Unit, Fighter), Squadron "D".
Activated in the mid-1950s, never manned or equipped.
- Constituted as 441st Fighter Squadron on 12 February 1943
- Activated on 21 February 1943
- Disbanded on 1 May 1944
- Reconstituted and consolidated (19 September 1985) with 941st Forward Air Control Squadron
- Constituted as 941st Forward Air Control Squadron on 23 September 1952
- Activated 20 November 1952
- Inactivated on 12 January 1954
- Re-designated as 41st Tactical Missile Squadron on 19 September 1985 (remained inactive)
- 338th Fighter Group, 21 February 1943 to 1 May 1944
- Ninth Air Force, Attached to 507 Tactical Control Group on 20 November 1952 to 12 January 1954
- Dale Mabry Army Airfield, Florida, 21 February 1943
- Perry Army Airfield, Florida, 9 June 1943 to 1 May 1944
- Pope AFB, North Carolina, 23 September 1952 to 12 January 1954