438th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

'Donald Duck'

Kincheloe AFB, MI (formerly Kinross AFB) / Griffiss AFB, NY
?? Air Division (AD)
57-2508 (B) 28 Jul 61 - 19 Jul 62
57-2515 (B) 07 Feb 63 - 30 Sep 68
58-0902 (B) 24 May 60 - 17 Jan 61
59-0021 (A) 09 Mar 63 - 30 Sep 68
59-0028 (A) 01 Mar 63 - 30 Sep 68
59-0067 (A) 24 May 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0068 (A) 12 May 60 - 13 Sep 67
59-0069 (A) 27 May 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0070 (A) 03 Jun 60 - 22 Sep 61
59-0071 (A) 19 May 60 - 15 Aug 68
59-0072 (A) 02 Jun 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0073 (A) 10 Jun 60 - 19 Nov 60
59-0074 (A) 06 Jun 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0075 (A) 08 Jul 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0076 (A) 29 Jul 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0077 (A) 14 Jun 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0078 (A) 28 Jun 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0079 (A) 28 Jun 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0080 (A) 12 Mar 64 - 30 Sep 68
59-0081 (A) 06 Jul 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0082 (A) 06 Jul 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0083 (A) 05 Jul 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0084 (A) 05 Jul 60 - 30 Sep 68
59-0085 (A) 05 Jul 60 - 23 Apr 64
59-0106 (A) 08 May 67 - 30 Sep 68
59-0153 (B) 05 Aug 60 - 16 Aug 67
59-0154 (B) 17 Aug 60 - 19 Dec 62
59-0160 (B) 24 Jan 63 - 18 Jan 64
59-0161 (B) 31 Aug 67 - 30 Sep 68

The 438th FIS was activated at Kinross AFB (later named Kincheloe AFB) in April 1953 with F-94Bs. In the spring of 1954 it transitioned into F-89Ds and in the summer of 1957 into F-102As. In May 1960 it received F-106As. The squadron moved to Griffiss AFB in August 1968 and on 30 September 1968 was redesignated the 49th FIS.

The squadron patch with "Donald Duck" in it was licensed by Disney.

F-106's were assigned to the 438th FIS at Kincheloe AFB MI sometime between 12 May 1960 to 30 September 1968. A total of 29 aircraft were assigned with 4 losses.