312th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
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|312th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron|
Emblem of the 312th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
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The 312th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 58th Tactical Training Wing. stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. It was inactivated on 18 January 1991.
Upon inactivation, all personnel, equipment and aircraft were re-assigned to the 311th Fighter Squadron.
Activated in 1942 under III Fighter Command. Performed Operational training and Replacement training of newly-graduated pilots on single-engined fighters. Operated a mixture of P-39s, P-40s and P-47s. Inactivated in May 1944 as part of phase down of RTU program.
Reactivated by Tactical Air Command, 1984 as first F-16C/D training squadron in the USAF as a replacement training unit (RTU). Initially equipped with new Block 25s, converted to new Block 42s in 1990. Aircraft carried "LF" tail code, black tail stripe outlined in red. Inactivated in 1991. Most aircraft reassigned to 308th, 309, 310th upon inactivation.
- Constituted 312th Fighter Squadron on 16 Ju1 1942
- Activated on 22 Ju1 1942
- Disbanded on 1 May 1944
- Re-constituted and re-designated 312th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, 1 October 1984
- Activated 1 October 1984
- Inactivated on 18 January 1991
- 338th Fighter Group, 22 July 1942 – 1 May 1944
- 58th Tactical Training Wing, 1 October 1984 – 18 January 1991
- Dale Mabry Field, Florida, 22 Ju1 1942
- Perry Army Air Field, Florida, 13 Jun 1943 – 1 May 1944
- Luke AFB, Arizona, 1 October 1984 – 18 January 1991
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