319th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

319th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

The 319th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron was a United States Air Force unit that fought in the Korean War. The unit was attached to Far East Air Forces Fifth Air Force.

In December 1951, Fifth Air Force determined a need for additional nighttime all-weather air interceptors in the Seoul area. In response, the U.S. Air Force provided the F-94-equipped 319th FIS, which was reassigned from the 90th Bombardment Wing, Medium, based at Moses Lake AFB, Washington, to Suwon AB in February and early March 1952. Until November 1952, Fifth Air Force restricted the use of the Starfires to local air defense in order to prevent the possible compromise of its airborne intercept radar equipment in a loss over enemy-held territory. From November until the end of the conflict, the 319th used F-94s to maintain fighter screens between the Yalu and Chongchon Rivers, helping to protect B-29s from enemy interceptors.

* Suwon AB, South Korea, (K-13) (March 1952 - June 1953)

Aircraft Flown:
* Lockheed F-94 Starfire

ee also

* Pacific Air Forces
* Fifth Air Force
* USAF Organizations in the Korean War


* Futrell, Robert Frank (1983) The United States Air Force In Korea, 1950-1953, Maxwell AFB, Alabama Office of Air Force History, ISBN 0912799714
* Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
* Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell
* [http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/rso/rso_index.html] Air Force Historical Research Agency

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