94th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

94 FIS 'Hat in the Ring'

Deployed to Osan AB Korea
Wing / Group: 1st Fighter Wing
Air Division: 23rd Air Division
Location(s): Selfridge AFB, MI
Wurtsmith AFB MI
Dates Active: 03 Apr 1960 - 01 Dec 1969
01 Dec 1969 - 01 Jul 1971
Alert Det's:
No. of Aircraft: 48
No. of Loses: 6

The 94th FIS was transferred to ADC from SAC in December 1948 at March AFB with F-80 aircraft.  In May of 1949 it was transferred back to SAC but in April 1950 it was brought back to ADC control with F-86As. Later in the year it moved to George AFB, CA.  In February 1953 the squadron transitioned into F-86Ds.  The unit designation was transferred to Selfridge AFB in August 1955.  In the fall of 1956 the unit received F-86Ls which were flown until April 1960 when it transitioned into F-106As. In December 1969 a move was made to Wurtsmith AFB where the 94th FIS was deactivated and reactivated as the 2nd FIS and the unit designation was transferred to TAC.

F-106s were assigned to the 94th FIS at Selfridge AFB MI from 03 Apr 1960 to 01 Dec 69 and at Wurtsmith AFB MI from 01 Dec 69 to 01 July 71 when the 94th FIS designation was transferred to TAC and the 2nd FIS was activated to replace the 94th FIS designation.

1st Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (1 CAMS) was activated at Selfrdge 16 Jan 1967, Selfridge AFB, MI 1st Fighter Group (AD). On 16 Jan 1967 the 1st Communications & Electronics Maintenance Squadron, the 1st Field Maintenance Squadron, the 1st Organizational Maintenance Squadron, and the 1st Munitions Maintenance Squadron were inactivated and their functions assigned to the newly-activated 1st Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. 1st CAMS supported the 71st, 171st and 94th FIS's.

Osan AB, Republic of Korea, Jun-15 Nov 1969

The 94th FIS deployed for this mission arriving in Korea in Jun 1969, relieving the 48th and 71st FIS' currently there, and remained until 15 Nov 1969.

Due to tensions of the USS Pueblo incident of 23 Jan 1968, and the shoot-down of an EC-121 Constellation on 15 Apr 1969 by North Korea, several F-106 Delta Dart FIS units had the distinction of flying across the Pacific ocean for deployments to Osan AB, South Korea as part of the Korean buildup stemming from those two incidents. These Sixes flew air defence over the country and shotgun for EC-121 Constellation's still flying.

In recognition for its role in Korea, the Fighting 94th was presented the ADC "A" award for outstanding performance by an ADC fighter squadron. General McGhee, then commander of the 5th Air Force in the Republic of Korea, also presented an award for outstanding performance.

The first F-106's were deployed from the 318th FIS McChord AFB in Feb 1968, officially arriving for deployment on 22 Mar 1968. During the flight they conducted the first in-flight refueling of an F-106 as they were en-route to Korea. The 318th remained until Dec 1968, when the personnel were swapped out with personnel from the 48th FIS, Langley VA, but the 318th aircraft remained. The 48th did not bring aircraft or equipment, rather took over 318th assets. Joining the 48th FIS was the 71st FIS out of Malmstrom AFB MT, arriving in Dec 1968, to assist the 48th FIS who remained. The 71st FIS brought their Sixes making this a joint 2-unit effort all part of the on-going plan to swap F-106 assets as part of the Korean buildup. The 48th with their 318th aircraft, and the 71st equipment, personnel and their aircraft remained at Osan AB until Jun 1969 when they were replaced by the 94th FIS and their F-106's. The 94th remained until being relieved by the 95th FIS and their aircraft on 15 Nov 1969. The 95th was the last F-106 unit to serve in Korea, remaining until May 1970.