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40th Tactical Fighter Squadron

40th Flight Test Squadron

Emblem of the 40th Flight Test Squadron
Active 1940--present
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Role Flight Testing

The 40th Flight Test Squadron is a United States Air Force unit. It is assigned to the 46th Operations Group, based at Eglin AFB, Florida.



  • Constituted 40th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on December 22, 1939
Activated on February 1, 1940
Redesignated: 40th Fighter Squadron on May 15, 1942
Redesignated: 40th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on August 20, 1943
Redesignated: 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on January 20, 1950
Redesignated: 40th Tactical Fighter Squadron on June 20, 1965
Inactivated on October 15, 1970
  • Activated on October 1, 1971
Inactivated on April 30, 1982
  • Consolidated (October 1, 1992) with the 3247th Test Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on June 25, 1982.
Redesignated: 40th Test Squadron on October 1, 1992
Redesignated: 40th Flight Test Squadron on March 15, 1994.


Attached to 35th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, January 15 – July 14, 1954 and October 8, 1956 – July 1, 1957
Attached to 3d Bombardment Wing, December 1, 1961 – May 31, 1962



Operational history

Combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, June 2, 1942 – August 14, 1945. Served in the occupation force in Japan, 1945–1950. Combat in Korea, July 8, 1950 – May 25, 1951. Air defense in Japan and Korea, June 1951 – June 1965. Trained cadres for transfer to Southeast Asia, 1966–1969. Not manned, May 10, 1969 – October 15, 1970 and June 1, 1972 – April 30, 1982.

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