94th Fighter Squadron, US Air Force

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History: Organized as 94 Aero Squadron on 20 August 1917. Redesignated as: 94 Squadron (Pursuit) on 14 March 1921; 94 Pursuit Squadron on 25 January 1923. Consolidated (8 Apr 1924) with 103 Aero Squadron which was organized on 31 August 1917, demobilized on 18 August 1919, and reconstituted. Redesignated as: 94 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 6 December 1939; 94 Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 12 March 1941; 94 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 94 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 28 February 1944. Inactivated on 16 October 1945. Redesignated as: 94 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 5 April 1946; 94 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 20 June 1946. Activated on 3 July 1946. Redesignated as: 94 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 15 June 1948; 94 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 16 April 1950; 94 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 July 1971; 94 Fighter Squadron on 1 November 1991.

Operations: 103 Aero: Constructed facilities, December 1917–1 February 1918; with flight echelon originally composed of former members of the Lafayette Escadrille, participated in combat as a pursuit unit with the French Fourth Army, French Sixth Army, Detachment of the Armies of the North (French), French Eighth Army, and the American First Army, 18 February–10 November 1918.

94 Aero (later, 94 Pursuit): Combat as a pursuit unit with the French Sixth Army, French Eighth Army, and the American First Army, 19 March–10 November 1918; served with the Third Army as the pursuit aviation arm of the occupation forces, November 1918–April 1919.

Consolidated Squadron: Participated in gunnery practice, numerous maneuvers, and testing of aircraft, personnel, and equipment, 1921–1941. Antisubmarine operations, 9 December 1941–24 March 1942; combat in European and Mediterranean Theaters of Operation (ETO and MTO), 3 August 1942–4 May 1945. Air defense, July 1950–June 1971; F–4 replacement training, 1 July 1971–29 June 1975. From 1976-1992, maintained combat readiness with capability to deploy worldwide and perform all phases of assigned mission. During 1993-2005, shared rotation duties with 27 and 71 FS in support of UN peacekeeping efforts in SWA; 1994-2000, rotated to Iceland to monitor the Iceland Military Identification Zone. After 11 September 2001, performed homeland security operations in support of war against terrorism.

Coat of arms (crest) of the 94th Fighter Squadron, US Air Force
Official blazon
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Approved 15 November 1919; newest rendition approved 24 May 2018.

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