390th Fighter Squadron


390th Fighter Squadron

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 390th Fighter Squadron


caption= 390th Fighter Squadron Patch
dates= 1 June 1943 - 20 August 1946
1 January 1953 - 1 April 1959
30 April 1962 - 1 October 1982
15 December 1982 - Present
country= United States
allegiance=
branch=United States Air Force
type= Fighter
role=
size=
command_structure= Air Combat Command
12th Air Force
366th Fighter Wing
366th Operations Group
current_commander=
garrison= Mountain Home Air Force Base
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nickname= Wild Boars
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The 390th Fighter Squadron (390 FS) is part of the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. It operates F-15 Eagle aircraft conducting an air superiority mission.

Mission

History

The 390th flew combat missions in the European Theater of Operations from, 14 March 19443 May 1945and Southeast Asia from, c. 18 November 196514 June 1972. [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0390fs.html AFHRA 390 FS Page] ]

The squadron conducted replacement training from, 1 July 1974–c. 18 August 1976. It trained EF-111 Raven aircrews in electronic countermeasures from, 15 December 19824 August 1992. The 390th again saw combat when it jammed radar sites during the invasion of Panama in December 1989, and the Gulf War from, 17 January 19916 March 1991. The 390 FS also deployed aircraft and aircrews to Turkey and Saudi Arabia from, 10 January–c. 11 September 1992.


=Operations=

*World War II
*Vietnam War
*Operation Just Cause
*Operation Desert Storm


=Lineage=

*390th Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) (1943)
*390th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine (1943 - 1952)
*390th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1952 - 1958)
*390th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1958 - 1982)
*390th Electronic Combat Squadron (1982 - 1992)
*390th Fighter Squadron (1992 - Present)


=Assignments=

*366th Fighter Group (1943 - 1946)
*366th Tactical Fighter Wing (1953 - 1959)
*United States Air Forces in Europe (1962)
*366th Tactical Fighter Wing (1962 - 1965)
*6252d Tactical Fighter Wing (1965 - 1966)
*35th Tactical Fighter Wing (1966)
*366th Tactical Fighter Wing (1966 - 1972)
*347th Tactical Fighter Wing (1972)
*366th Fighter Wing (1972 - 1982, 1982 - Present)


=Bases stationed=

*Richmond Army Air Base, Virginia (1943)
*Bluethenthal Field, North Carolina (1943)
*RAF Membury, England (1944)
*RAF Thruxton, England (1944)
*Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, France (1944)
*Dreux, France (1944)
*Laon-Couvron Air Base, France (1944)
*Asch, Belgium (1944 - 1945)
*Münster, Germany (1945)
*Bayreuth, Germany (1945)
*Fritzlar, Germany (1945 - 1946)
*England Air Force Base, Louisiana (1953 - 1959)
**Deployed: Aviano Air Base, Italy (25 December 1955 - c. 14 June 1956)
*Chambley-Bussieres Air Base, France (1962 - 1963)
*Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico (1963 - 1965)
*Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam (1965 - 1972)
**Deployed: Clark Air Base, Philippines (29 October - c. 17 November 1965)
*Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho (1972 - 1982, 1982 - Present)
**Deployed: Taegu Air Base, South Korea (19 August - 16 September 1976)


=Aircraft Operated=

*P-47 Thunderbolt (1943 - 1946)
*P-51 Mustang (1953)
*F-86 Sabre (1953 - 1955)
*F-84 Thunderjet (1954 - 1958, 1962 - 1965)
*F-100 Super Sabre (1957 - 1959)
*F-4 Phantom II (1965 - 1972)
*F-111 Aardvark (1972 - 1982)
*EF-111 Raven (1982 - 1992)
*F-15 Eagle (1992 - Present)

References

Notes

Bibliography

* [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0390fs.html USAF 390th Fighter Squadron History]
* [http://www.mountainhome.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4370 366th Operations Group Fact Sheet]

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