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547th Night Fighter Squadron
Active 1944–1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Type Night Fighter Operations
Engagements
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon.svg
  • World War II
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign (1944–1945)

The 547th Night Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Fifth Air Force, being inactivated at Atsugi Airfield, Japan on February 20, 1946

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Lineage

  • Constituted as: 547th Night Fighter Squadron on February 18, 1944
Activated on March 1, 1944
Inactivated on February 20, 1946

Assignments

Attached to: V Fighter Command, 10 Oct-Nov 1944
Attached to: 310th Bombardment Wing, 5-16 Jan 1945
Attached to: 308th Bombardment Wing, 16 Jan-Feb 1945
Attached to: 310th Bombardment Wing, 22 Oct-10 Nov 1945
Attached to: V Bomber Command, 10 Nov 1945-20 Feb 1946

Stations

Detachment: Tacloban Airfield, Leyte, Philippines, November 9, 1944 – January 11, 1945
Detachment: McGuire Field, Mindoro, Philippines, December 1944 – January 16, 1945

Operations History

Combat in Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific, October 15, 1944 – August 3, 1945 . Looking for good color photo/sketch of 547th Night Fighter squadron unit emblem of cartoon spider that has legs spread around body in circular pattern and has various weapons in each hand ,all on round background that is bordered with two inner rings,Contact WeBeEmblems@aol.com

See also

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Northrop P-61 Black Widow--The Complete History and Combat Record, Garry R. Pape, John M. Campbell and Donna Campbell, Motorbooks International, 1991.
  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975

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