16th Weapons Squadron - History - Lineage


  • Constituted 16th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 November 1940
Activated on 15 January 1941
Redesignated: 16th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 12 March 1941
Redesignated: 16th Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942
Redesignated: 16th Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) on 1 June 1942
Redesignated: 16th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 20 August 1943
Inactivated on 7 December 1945
  • Activated on 15 October 1946
Redesignated: 16th Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled on 19 February 1947
Redesignated: 16th Fighter Squadron, Jet on 19 August 1948
Redesignated: 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 1 February 1950
Discontinued, and inactivated, on 24 December 1964
  • Redesignated 16th Tactical Fighter Squadron, and activated, on 18 June 1965
Organized on 20 June 1965
Inactivated on 1 November 1970
  • Redesignated 16th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on 3 October 1978
Activated on 1 January 1979
Redesignated 16th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 April 1983
Inactivated on 30 June 1986
  • Redesignated 16th Weapons Squadron on 24 January 2003
Activated on 3 February 2003.

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