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49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

49 FIS 'Cavaliers'

Wing / Group:
Air Division: 21 Air Division
Location(s): Griffiss AFB, Rome, NY
Dates Active: 30 Sep 1968 - 30 Sep 1987
Alert Det's: Det 1, Loring AFB, Bangor Maine until 1987
No. of Aircraft: 46
No. of Loses: 8 plus 1 write-off

In May 1959 the 465th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) of the 4727th Air Defense Group was assigned to Griffiss with F-89 Scorpion all-weather fighters.  In October 1959 the 49th FIS replaced the 465th FIS and became a major tenant at Griffiss AFB. The 49th operated F-101 Voodoos until late 1968, when it was re-equipped with F-106 Delta Darts.  There were a total of 46 F-106's assigned to the 49th FIS at Griffiss AB NY between 30 Sept 1968 to inactivation on 30 Sep 1987.  The 49th was the last active USAF F-106 unit.

F-106s were assigned to the 49th FIS at Griffiss AB NY between 30 Sept 1968 to stand-down ceremony on 07 Jul 1987 as the last active USAF F-106 unit, formally deactivated on 30 Sept 1987.

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