54th

Fighter Squadron

 

   

54th Fighter Squadron 

P-38E

Lt Hebert Hasenfus

Courtesy - USAF Office of History


Lineage

20 Nov 1940 Constituted 54th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor)
15 Jan 1941 Activated
15 May 1942 Redesignated 54th Fighter Squadron
21 Mar 1946 Inactivated

Assignments

15 Jan 1941 55th Pursuit (later Fighter) Group
31 May 11 Sep 41 Attached to XI Fighter Command
11 Sep 1942 21 Mar 1946 343d Fighter Group
 

Stations

15 Jan 1941 Hamilton Field, Ca
22 May 1941 Portland AB, Or
22 Jan 25 May 1942 Paine Field, Wa
31 May ca 24 Aug 1942 Elmendorf Field, Ak
ca 6 Jun ca 31 Jun 1942 Detachment at Ft Randall, Ak
ca 6 Jun ca 19 Sep 1942 Detachment at Ft Glenn, Ak
ca 31 Aug 1942 Adak, Ak
12 Mar 1943 Amchitka, Ak
ca 18 Oct 1943 Shemya, Ak
ca 20 Nov 1943 8 Mar 1946 Ft Lawton, Wa
 

Aircraft

1941 P-36, P-40, P-43
1942 P-36, P-40, P-43, P-38
1943 F-5, P-38
1944 P-38
1945 P-38

Operations

Air Defense of  Alaska during WWII

Service Steamers
None

Campaigns

Aleutian Islands, Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific Theater

Decorations
None

Emblem

On a medium blue disc, a conventionalized leopard yellow orange, trimmed black, tongue and eye red, teeth white, wearing white boxing gloves, and striking and splitting a red aerial bomb, trimmed yellow; white impact marks at point of blow. (Approved 2 Sep 1943)


54th FS Photographs
 



Fighter Squadrons

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



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