438th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

438 FIS 'Donald Duck'

Wing / Group:
Air Division: ?? Air Division
Location(s): Kincheloe AFB, MI (formerly Kinross AFB)
Griffiss AFB, NY
Dates Active: 12 May 1960 - 30 Sep 1968
Aug 1968 - 30 Sep 1968 (redesignated 49th FIS)
Alert Det's:
No. of Aircraft: 29
No. of Loses: 4

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.