460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron
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|460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron|
460th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron F-106 Delta Darts
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Motto(s)||Cave Tigrim Latin Beware of the Tiger|
|Decorations||Distinguished Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
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|Patch with 460th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron emblem (approved 17 January 1955)|
The 460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command's 325th Fighter Weapons Wing at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, where it was inactivated on 15 October 1982.
World War II
Established in late 1942 as a ground support squadron. Deployed to the Pacific Theater of Operations in 1943 to Australia where the unit functioned as a ground support unit at Sydney Airport, then at Dobodura in New Guinea. Converted to a P-47 Thunderbolt operational combat unit, engaged in fighter-bomber operations against Japanese positions in New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies and also during the Philippines Campaign (1944-1945). Moved to Okinawa, then Japan after the Japanese Capitulation as part of the Occupation Force, inactivated in 1946.
Reactivated in 1954 as part of the United States Air Force Air Defense Command, stationed at Knoxville, Tennessee for air defense of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and TVA Dams in Eastern Tennessee. Moved to Portland Airport, Oregon and flew air defense missions over the Pacific Northwest, later to Southern California in 1968. When Oxnard Air Force Base closed in 1969, moved to Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota until inactivated as part of the drawdown of ADC in 1974.
Reactivated briefly in early 1982 as an air defense training squadron at Tyndall AFB, Florida; inactivated late the same year.
- Constituted as the 1st Airdrome Squadron on 7 November 1942
- Activated on 20 November 1942
- Redesignated 460th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 14 July 1944
- Inactivated on 20 February 1946
- Redesignated 460th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 23 March 1953
- Activated on 18 March 1954
- Discontinued on 25 March 1966
- Activated on 1 September 1968 (not organized)
- Organized on 30 September 1968
- Inactivated on 30 July 1974
- Redesignated 460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron on 1 October 1980
- Activated on 15 November 1980
- Inactivated on 15 October 1982
- Air Service Command, 20 November 1942
- Second Air Force, 28 December 1942
- 16th Bombardment Training Wing, c. 15 February 1943
- Fifth Air Force, c. 1 June 1943 (attached to 310th Bombardment Wing, 1 February 1944; 85th Fighter Wing, c. 16 May–14 July 1944
- V Fighter Command, 14 July 1944
- 348th Fighter Group, 23 September 1944 – 20 February 1946
- 516th Air Defense Group, 18 March 1954
- 337th Fighter Group, 18 August 1955 – 25 March 1966
- 414th Fighter Group, 1 September 1968
- 408th Fighter Group, 1 December 1969
- 25th Air Division, 1 October 1970 – 30 July 1974
- Air Defense, Tactical Air Command, 15 November 1980
- 325th Fighter Weapons Wing, 15 August 1981 – 15 October 1982
- A-20 Havoc, 1944
- P-47 Thunderbolt, 1944–1945
- P-51 Mustang, 1945–1946
- F-86D Sabre Interceptor, 1954–1955
- F-89 Scorpion, 1955–1958
- F-102 Delta Dagger, 1958–1966; TF-102, 1982
- F-106 Delta Dart, 1968–1974
- Maurer, Combat Squadrons, pp. 567-568
- Lineage, including assignments, stations and aircraft through 1963 in Maurer, Combat Squadrons, pp. 567-568
- Cornett, Lloyd H; Johnson, Mildred W (1980). A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization, 1946 - 1980 (PDF). Peterson AFB, CO: Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) . Air Force Combat Units of World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. LCCN 61060979. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- 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. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- "ADCOM's Fighter Interceptor Squadrons". The Interceptor. Aerospace Defense Command. Vol. 21 (No. 1): 5–11, 26–31, 40–45, 54–59. January 1979.