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  • 442d Fighter Wing

    The 442d Fighter Wing has a rich legacy of serving in the defense of the United States of America since World War II. The 442d has been involved in the Berlin Crisis, the Cold War, Desert Storm, and Operations Deny Flight, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Atlantic Resolve. The 442d Fighter Wing came to Whiteman Air Force Base,
  • 358 Fighter Squadron (ACC)

    Lineage. Constituted as 358 Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 12 Nov 1942. Redesignated as: 358 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 Aug 1943; 56 Reconnaissance Squadron, Weather Scouting, on 3 Dec 1945. Inactivated on 20 Nov 1946. Redesignated as 56 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, Weather, on 22 Jan 1951. Activated on 21 Feb 1951.
  • History of the 45th Fighter Squadron

    The 45th Fighter Squadron was activated Dec 1, 1940 as the 45th Pursuit (Fighter) Squadron, one of three squadrons assigned to the 15th Pursuit Group, Wheeler Field, territory of Hawaii. Until 1941 they flew the P-26. They endured Japanese attack on Oahu on Dec 7, 1941. The squadron provided air defense for the Hawaiian Islands in P-36 and P-40
  • 917th Fighter Group

    MISSIONThe 917th operates the A-10A Thunderbolt II. Located at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., the Group employs approximately 500 Air Force Reserve personnel. The mission of the 47th Fighter Squadron is to employ the A-10 in combat. HISTORYThe 917th Fighter Group was originally formed as the 917th Troop Carrier Group on Jan. 17, 1963, at Barksdale
  • History of Whiteman Air Force Base

    In The HeartlandLocated two miles south of Knob Noster, Mo., just off U.S. Highway 50, Whiteman Air Force Base's name and roots stem from World War II.During the U.S.' mobilization following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Whiteman AFB was activated on Aug. 6, 1942, as Sedalia Glider Base. In November 1942, the installation became
  • 303rd Fighter Squadron

    The 303rd Fighter Squadron was constituted on May 28, 1943 and activated September 1, 1943, as the 303d Troop Carrier Squadron, one of four squadrons assigned to the 442nd Troop Carrier Group at Sedalia Army Air Field, now Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The 303rd, with its parent unit, was created to provide airlift support of Allied forces in Europe
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