Unit Details

40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

of

35th Fighter-Interceptor Group

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40th Flight Test Squadron
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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 May 12th, 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.

Contents

History

Lineage

 

 

40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Emblem

 

Activated on February 1, 1940
Redesignated: 40th Fighter Squadron on May 15, 1942
Redesignated: 40th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on August 20, 1943
Redesignated: 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on January 20, 1950
Redesignated: 40th Tactical Fighter Squadron on June 20, 1965
Inactivated on October 15, 1970
Inactivated on April 30, 1982
Redesignated: 40th Test Squadron on October 1, 1992
Redesignated: 40th Flight Test Squadron on March 15, 1994.

Assignments

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

Stations

  • Selfridge Field, Michigan, February 1, 1940
  • Baer Field, Indiana, December 6, 1941
  • Port Angeles, Washington, December 16, 1941 – c. January 22, 1942
  • Archerfield Airport (Brisbane), Australia, February 25, 1942
  • Ballarat Airport, Australia, March 9, 1942
  • Mount Gambier Airport, Australia, March 16, 1942
  • RAAF Base Townsville, Australia, April 1942
  • Berry Airfield (12 Mile Drome), New Guinea, June 2, 1942
  • RAAF Base Townsville, Australia, July 30, 1942
  • Rogers Airfield (30 Mile Drome), New Guinea, c. November 25, 1942
  • Tsili Tsili (Tsile-Tsile) Airfield, New Guinea, August 11, 1943
  • Nadzab Airfield, New Guinea, October 1943
  • Gusap Airfield, New Guinea, February 5, 1944
  • Nadzab Airfield, New Guinea, June 9, 1944
  • Kornasoren (Yebrurro) Airfield Noemfoor, Schouten Islands, August 4, 1944
  • Owi Airfield, Schouten Islands, Netherlands East Indies, September 14, 1944
  • Wama Drome, Morotai, Netherlands East Indies, October 17, 1944
  • Mangaldan Airfield, Luzon, Philippines, January 21, 1945
  • Lingayen Airfield, Luzon, Philippines, April 11, 1945
  • Clark Field, Luzon, Philippines, April 19, 1945
  • Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, June 30, 1945
  • Irumagawa AB, Japan, October 10, 1945
  • Yokota AB, Japan, March 13, 1950
  • Ashiya AB, Japan, July 7, 1950
  • Pohang AB (K-3), South Korea, July 17, 1950
  • Tsuiki AB, Japan, August 13, 1950
  • Pohang AB (K-3), South Korea, October 7, 1950
  • Yŏnp'o AB (K-27), North Korea, November 18, 1950
  • Pusan-West AB (K-1), South Korea, December 3, 1950
  • Misawa AB, Japan, May 25, 1951
  • Johnson AB, Japan, July 1, 1951
Detachment stationed at Komaki AB, Japan, July 13, 1953 – February 17, 1955
  • Yokota AB, Japan, August 13, 1954 – c. June 15, 1965
  • Eglin AFB, Florida, June 20, 1965 – October 15, 1970
  • Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, October 1, 1971
  • George AFB, California, June 1, 1972 – April 30, 1982
  • Eglin AFB, Florida, June 25, 1982 – present

Aircraft

Operational history

Combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, June 2, 1942 – August 14, 1945.

Served in the occupation force in Japan, 1945–1950.

Combat in Korea, July 8, 1950 – May 25, 1951.

Air defense in Japan and Korea, June 1951 – June 1965.

Trained cadres for transfer to Southeast Asia, 1966–1969.

Not manned, May 10, 1969 – October 15, 1970 and June 1, 1972 – April 30, 1982.