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Not to be confused with No. 440 Squadron RCAF.
440th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
440th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Emblem.jpg
Emblem of the 440th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Active 1943–1960
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter-Interceptor
440th FIS F-86D 52-3900

The 440th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with 86th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, stationed at Erding Air Station, West Germany. It was inactivated on 16 February 1959.


Activated in 1943 as a III Fighter Command P-51 Mustang Operational, later Replacement Training Unit. Inactivated in May 1944 with the end of RTU training.

Reactivated in 1953 as an F-86D Sabre Interceptor Squadron in West Germany, assigned to the 86th Fighter-Bomber Group at Landstuhl AB. Deployed to Erding Air Base in Bavaria, operating as a forward-deployed squadron near the Czechoslovakian border until inactivated with the withdrawal of the F-86D from West Germany in 1960.


  • Constituted 440th Fighter Squadron 12 February 1943
Activated on 24 February 1943
Disbanded on 1 May 1944
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated 440th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, on 3 February 1953
Activated on 18 February 1953
Inactivated on 1 January 1960


Attached to 86th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 1 July 1954




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

  • A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Maurer, Maurer. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force: World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1982.
  • USAF Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1).

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