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|518th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron|
Emblem of the 518th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
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The 518th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 408th Fighter Group stationed at Klamath Falls Airport, Oregon. It was inactivated on 1 July 1959.
Training for combat, October 1943 – April 1944. Not operational, 1956–1959.
- Constituted 636th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 23 March 1943
- Activated on 5 April 1943
- Redesignated 518th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 10 August 1943
- Disbanded on 1 April 1944
- Reconstituted, and redesignated 518th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 4 November 1954
- Activated on 8 January 1955.
- Inactivated on 18 August 1955
- Activated on 8 June 1956
- Inactivated on 1 July 1959.
- 408th Bombardment (later Fighter-Bomber) Group, 5 April 1943 – 1 April 1944
- 27th Air Division, 8 January – 18 August 1955
- 408th Fighter Group, 8 June 1956 – 1 July 1959
- Key Field, Mississippi, 5 April 1943
- Drew Field, Florida, 22 September 1943
- Abilene AAF, Texas, 10 November 1943
- DeRidder Army Airbase, Louisiana, 12 February 1944
- Woodward Army Airfield, Oklahoma, 24 March – 1 April 1944
- George AFB, California, 8 January – 18 August 1955
- Klamath Falls Airport, Oregon, 8 June 1956 – 1 July 1959.
- A-24 Banshee, A-36 Apache, P-40 Warhawk, and P-47 Thunderbolt, 1943–1944
- Cessna UC-78, 1943–1944
- F-86D Sabre Interceptor, 1955
- 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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