18th Fighter Squadron


Lineage

22 Dec 1939 - Constituted 18th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor)
 1 Feb 1940  - Activated
15 May 1942 - Redesignated: 18th Fighter Squadron
15 Aug 1946 - Inactivated

Assignments

1 Feb 1940 - 35th Pursuit Group
ca. 24 Feb 1941 - 28th Composite Group
7 Jun 1942 - XI Fighter Command
11 Sep 1942–15 Aug 1946 - 343d Fighter Group

Stations

1 Feb 1940 - Moffett Field, CA
10 Sep 1940–8 Feb 1941 Hamilton Field, CA
21 Feb 1941 - Elmendorf Field, AK
18 Apr–23 Nov 1942 - Ft Greely, AK
 6 Dec 1942 - Adak, AK
15 Feb 1943 - Amchitka, AK
28 Mar 1944 - Attu, AK
28 Mar 1944 - Elmendorf Field, AK
20Jun–15 Aug 1946 - Ladd Field, AK

Aircraft

1940 - P–36
1941 - P-36, P-40
1942 - P-40
1943 - P-40, P-39, P-38
1944 - P-40, P-38
1945 - P-40, P-38

Operations

Combat in Northern Pacific, and defense of Alaska, during World War II. Air Defense of US.

Service Streamers
None.

Campaigns

World War II: Aleutian Islands; Air Combat, Asiatic–Pacific Theater.

Emblem

On a yellow orange disc, with an annulet of the field, a caricatured blue fox in front of a white lightning flash issuing from chief, stalking across a white cloud formation in base, outlined black, while holding a black aerial machine gun, proper, under the right foreleg; two, small, jagged red flashes emitting from machine gun muzzle toward base.  (approved 10 Nov 1944)


18th Fighter Squadron Photographs

11th        Attu (Alexai Point), Amchitka, Elmendorf
18th       Elmendorf Field (21 Feb 41), later Attu (Casco Cove)
42nd      Kodiak and later at Adak
54th       Attu (Alexai Point, Casco Cove)
56th       Nome and later Fort Richardson
57th       Fort Richardson and later Kodiak
344th      Attu (Alexai Point)



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