88th Fighter Training Squadron

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88th Flying Training Squadron
Northrop T-38 Talon 80th Flying Training Wing.JPG
Active 1942–1945; 1973-present
Country  United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Pilot Training
Part of Air Education and Training Command
Garrison/HQ Sheppard Air Force Base
Engagements China-Burma-India Theater
Decorations Distinguished Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
88th Flying Training Squadron emblem (approved 18 July 1995)[1] 88th Flying Training Squadron.jpg

The 88th Flying Training Squadron is part of the 80th Flying Training Wing based at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. It operates Northrop T-38 Talon aircraft conducting flight training.


World War II[edit]

The 88th flew combat missions in the China Burma India Theater from, 1 October 1943 – 28 April 1945.[1]

Flying training[edit]

It conducted undergraduate pilot training for US and allied students from, 1973–1981 and has been part of the Euro-NATO Joint Pilot Training Program since October 1981.[1]


  • World War II[1]
  • Constituted as the 88th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 13 January 1942
Activated on 9 February 1942
Redesignated 88th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942
Redesignated 88th Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) on 1 July 1942
Redesignated 88th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 28 February 1944
Inactivated on 3 November 1945
  • Redesignated 88th Flying Training Squadron on 25 May 1972
Activated on 1 Jan 1973
Redesignated 88th Fighter Training Squadron' on 18 October 2007[1]





  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kane, Robert B. (11 June 2009). "Factsheet 88 Fighter Training Squadron (AETC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 


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