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339th Flight Test Squadron



Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center; Robins AFB, Georgia 1992-2001 (post depot maintenance flight testing)

 

Lineage: Constituted 339th Fighter Squadron on 29 Sep 1942. Activated on 3 Oct 1942. Redesignated: 339th Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 23 Feb 1943; 339th Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 1 Jan 1946. Redesignated 339th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 13 Jul 1946. Activated on 25 Aug 1946. Redesignated: 339th Fighter Squadron (All Weather) on 20 Feb 1947; 339th Fighter Squadron, All Weather, on 10 Aug 1948; 339th Fighter-All Weather Squadron on 20 Jan 1950; 339th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 25 Apr 1951. Inactivated on 15 Jan 1958.  Redesignated 339th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 19 Dec 1975. Activated on 30 Dec 1975. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1983. Consolidated (1 Oct 1992) with the 2875th Test Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 15 Jan 1988. Redesignated: 339th Test Squadron on 1 Oct 1992; 339th Flight Test Squadron on 15 Mar 1994.

Assignments: 347th Fighter Group, 3 Oct 1942-1 Jan 1946. Thirteenth Air Force, 25 Aug 1946; 347th Fighter (later, 347th Fighter-All Weather) Group, 20 Feb 1947 (attached to 35th Fighter [later, 35th Fighter-Interceptor] Wing, 1 Jul 1949-1 Dec 1950); Fifth Air Force, 24 Jun 1950; 314th Air Division, 1 Dec 1950 (attached to the 6162d Air Base Wing, 1 Dec 1950-24 May 1951; 35th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, 25 May 1951-20 Jul 1954); Japan Air Defense Force, 1 Mar 1952 (attached to 49th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 20 Jul-18 Nov 1954); Fifth Air Force, 1 Sep 1954 (attached to the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, 18 Nov 1954-15 Sep 1957); 39th Air Division, 1 Mar 1955-15 Jan 1958. 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Dec 1975-1 Jul 1983. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, 15 Jan 1988-.

Stations: New Caledonia, 3 Oct 1942 (detachment operated from Guadalcanal, 3 Oct 1942-1 Dec 1943); Guadalcanal, 29 Dec 1943; Stirling Island, 15 Jan 1944; Sanspor, New Guinea, 15 Aug 1944; Middleburg Island, 19 Sep 1944 (operated from Morotai, 13 Feb-25 Mar 1945); San Jose, Mindoro, 22 Feb 1945; Puerto Princesa, Palawan, 6 Mar-11 Dec 1945; Camp Stoneman, CA, 30 Dec 1945-1 Jan 1946. Ft William McKinley, Luzon, 25 Aug 1946; Johnson AB, Japan, 15 Dec 1946; Yokota, Japan, 1 Apr 1950; Johnson AB, Japan, 4 Aug 1950; Chitose AB, Japan, 20 Jul 1954-15 Jan 1958. Moody AFB, GA, 30 Dec 1975-1 Jul 1983. Robins AFB, GA, 15 Jan 1988-.

Aircraft: P-400, 1942; P-39, 1942-1943; P-38, 1942-1945. P(later F)-61, 1947-1950; F-82, 1949-1951; F-94, 1951-1955; F-80, 1953-1954; F-86, 1955-1957. F-4, 1976-1983.

Operations: Combat in South and Southwest Pacific, c. 22 Oct 1942-8 Aug 1945. Air defense in Japan, 1946-1958. Combat in Korea, 27 Jun-5 Jul 1950. Tested possible modifications for various weapons systems, 1988-.

Service Streamers: None.

Campaign Streamers: World War II: China Defensive; Guadalcanal; New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; China Offensive. Korea: UN Defensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers: None.

Decorations: Distinguished Unit Citation: Netherlands East Indies, 7, 20, and 22d Nov 1944. Presidential Unit Citation: [1942]. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1977-30 Apr 1978; 1 May 1978-31 May 1979. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII).

Emblem: On an Air Force Blue disc, spattered with White stars, a Silver colored dragon, with Red eyeballs, White pupils, and flames of fire from his mouth, rearing upward between two large cloud formations, issuing from the sides of the disc of the second color. Approved on 19 Oct 1955 and reinstated on 20 Oct 1992 (153866 A.C.); replaced emblems approved on 30 Nov 1988 and 2 Dec 1943 (25877 A.C.). MOTTO: EXAMINE THE END. Approved on 30 Nov 1988.