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67th Fighter Squadron [67th FS]
(Base Code: ZZ)

The 67th Fighter Squadron was originally constituted as the 67th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 November 1940. Activated on 15 January 1941 at Selfridge Field, MI, it was assigned to the 58th Pursuit (later, 58th Fighter) Group (though attached to Southwest Pacific Area, c. 26 Feb 1942; South Pacific Area, c. 15 Mar 1942; Americal Division, c. 28 Apr-2 Oct 1942) and tasked with replacement training.

From March to October 1942, the 67th was tasked with providing air defense of New Caledonia.

The unit was redesignated as the 67th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942, whereupon it was reassigned to the 347th Fighter Group, on 3 October 1942.

The unit was redesignated as the 67th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 20 August 1943 and as the 67th Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 24 May 1944.

The 67th saw combat in the South and Southwest Pacific, from 24 August 1942 to July 1944 and in Southwest and Western Pacific, c. 15 August 1944-8 August 1945.

It was assigned to the 18th Fighter (later, 18th Fighter-Bomber) Group, on 1 November 1945 (though attached to Air Task Group 5, Provisional, 27 January-17 February 1955; Air Task Force 13, Provisional, 1 July-1 October 1955; 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 February-30 September 1957). It was during that time that the 67th was redesignated as the 67th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 6 May 1946; the 67th Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 17 July 1946; the 67th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 14 March 1947; the 67th Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 10 November 1949; and the 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. The unit saw combat in Korea, from 2 August 1950 to 27 July 1953.

Following this, the 67th was reassigned to the 18th Fighter-Bomber (later, 18th Tactical Fighter) Wing, on 1 October 1957 (attached to 2d Air Division, 18 Feb-26 Apr 1965 and 16 Aug-23 Oct 1965). While assigned to that unit, it changed designation on 1 July 1958 to the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron. The 67th saw combat in Southeast Asia, from 18 February-26 April 1965 and from 16 August 23 October 1965.

It was then assigned to 39th Air Division, on 15 December 1967.

The following year, the 67th became tasked with providing air defense in the Far East Region, a mission continued til this day. 1968 also saw the unit become assigned to the 475th Tactical Fighter Wing, on 15 January 1968 (attached to Fifth Air Force ADVON, 7 October-8 December 1968, 3 March-3 April 1969, 2 June-2 July 1969, 30 August-1 October 1969, 1-18 January 1970, 16 February-2 March 1970, and 29 March-8 April 1970; Detachment 1, HQ 475th Tactical Fighter Wing, 8-12 April 1970, 10-24 May 1970, 21 June-4 July 1970, 18 July-25 August 1970, 15-29 November 1970, 10-22 January 1971, and 5-15 February 1971).

It was later assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 March 1971, moving in the process to Kadena AB, Okinawa(later, Japan), (though attached to 3d Tactical Fighter Wing, 2 June-28 July 1972 and 8 September-16 October 1972; 327th Air Division, 8 November 1972-14 July 1973, 5-26 August 1973, 16 September-7 October 1973, 28 October-18 November 1973, 9-30 December 1973, 20 January-10 February 1974, 2-23 March 1974, 13 April-4 May 1974, 25 May-15 June 1974, 2-27 July 1974, 16 October-1 December 1974, 9 January-20 February 1975, and 20 April-30 May 1975); to the 18th Tactical Fighter Group, on 1 May 1978; and to the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, on 11 February 1981.

The 67th was redesignated as the 67th Fighter Squadron on 1 October 1991 at which date it was reassigned to the 18th Wing's Operations Group.

In 1979, the 67th became the first Pacific Air Forces unit to convert to the F-15.



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