442d Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
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|442d Tactical Fighter Training Squadron|
Emblem of the 442d Tactical Fighter Squadron
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Established in 1943 as a P-47 Thunderbolt Replacement Training Squadron (RTU) under I Fighter Command. Also performed air defense over New England. Inactivated in 1944 with the end of RTU training. Activated in 1956 under Tactical Air Command and programmed for F-100 Super Sabres. Never manned or equipped, inactivated in early 1957.
Reactivated in 1969 as a General Dynamics F-111A training squadron, assigned to the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing. It was inactivated in 1977 when the parent wing transferred its F-111 aircraft to the 366th TFW at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.
- Constituted 442d Fighter Squadron on 19 Feb 1943
- Activated on 24 Feb 1943
- Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944.
- Reconstituted, and redesignated 442d Fighter-Day Squadron, on 4 Oct 1956.
- Activated on 15 Oct 1956
- Inactivated on 8 Feb 1957
- Established and activated by Tactical Air Command as the 4527th Combat Crew Training Squadron on 20 January 1968
- Inactivated on 15 October 1969
- Re-designated as 442d Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 1 October 1969
- Organized on 15 October 1969, assuming assets of TAC 4527th Combat Crew Training Squadron
- Inactivated on 31 July 1977
- 326th Fighter Group, 24 Feb 1943
- 402d Fighter Group, 25 Nov 1943 – 10 Apr 1944
- 402d Fighter-Day Group, 15 Oct 1956 – 8 Feb 1957
- 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, 20 January 1968 – 31 July 1977
- Westover Field, Massachusetts, 24 Feb 1943
- Bedford Army Airfield, Massachusetts, 17 Sep 1943
- Hillsgrove Army Airfield, Rhode Island, 21 Nov 1943 – 10 Apr 1944
- Greenville AFB, Mississippi, 15 Oct 1956 – 8 Feb 1957
- Nellis AFB, Nevada, 20 January 1968 – 31 July 1977
- Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.