11th
Fighter Squadron

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P-40E

11th Fighter Squadron

Loading Ammunition at Umnak in 1942

Lt James Perryman supervises



Lineage

20 Nov 1940 – Constituted 11th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor)
15 Jan 1941 – Activated
15 May1942 – Redesignated 11th Fighter Squadron
15 Aug1944 – Inactivated

Note: Assignment of the unit once it left Alaska will not be covered.

Assignments

15 Jan  1941 – 50th Pursuit Group
30 Dec 1941 – Western Theater of Operations
  2 Jan  1942 – Attached to Provisional Interceptor Command, Alaska
  2 Feb  1942 – 28th Composite Group
  7 Jun  1942 – XI Fighter Command
11 Sep 1942 - 15 Aug 1946 – 343rd Fighter Group

Note: Assignment of the unit once it left Alaska will not be covered.

Stations

15 Jan 1941 – Selfridge Field, MI
  3 Oct - 19 Dec 1941 – Key Field, Ms
29 Dec 1941 – Elmendorf Field, Ak
                     –    Detachments operated from:
                                  Ft Randall, Ak - 25 May - c. 1 Sep 42
                                  Ft Glenn, Ak - 26 May - Jun 42
     Jun 1942 – Ft Glenn, Ak
c. 20 Feb 1943 – Adak, Ak
                     –    Detachments operated from:
                                  Amchitka, Ak - 27 Mar - c. 17 May 43
                                                         c.23 Mar 44 - 20 Jul 45
                                  Ft Glenn, Ak - 26 May - Jun 42
11 Aug 1945 - 15 Aug 1946 – Shemya,Ak

Note: Assignment of the unit once it left Alaska will not be covered.

Aircraft

1941              P-35
1941 - 1942 - P-36
1941 - 1945 - P-40
1943 - 1946 - P-38

Operations
Combat in the North Pacific

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Air Defense of Alaska during World War II

Service Steamers
None

Campaigns
Aleutian Islands; Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater

Decorations
None

Emblem
Approved 30 Nov 1956 (after the unit left Alaska)



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11th Air Force
XI 
Bomber Command
XI Fighter Command
28th Composite Group
Bomb Squadrons
343 Fighter Group
Non Flying Units
Chronology
Fighter Squadrons
War Stories
Credits
Reunions


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