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88th Fighter Training Squadron

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Country  United States
Role  Pilot Training
88th Fighter Training Squadron
Active  1942–1945; 1973-present
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Air Education and Training Command
Garrison/HQ  Sheppard Air Force Base

The 88th Flying Training Squadron is part of the 80th Flying Training Wing based at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. It operates Northrop T-38 Talon aircraft conducting flight training.


World War II

The 88th flew combat missions in the China Burma India Theater from, 1 October 1943 – 28 April 1945.

Flying training

It conducted undergraduate pilot training for US and allied students from, 1973–1981 and has been part of the Euro-NATO Joint Pilot Training Program since October 1981.


  • World War II
  • Constituted as the 88th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 13 January 1942
  • Activated on 9 February 1942 Redesignated 88th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942 Redesignated 88th Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) on 1 July 1942 Redesignated 88th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 28 February 1944 Inactivated on 3 November 1945
  • Redesignated 88th Flying Training Squadron on 25 May 1972
  • Activated on 1 Jan 1973 Redesignated 88th Fighter Training Squadron' on 18 October 2007


  • 80th Fighter Group, 9 February 1942 – 3 November 1945
  • 80th Flying Training Wing, 1 January 1973
  • 80th Operations Group, 2 January 1988 – present
  • Aircraft

  • Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (1942–1943, 1944–1945)
  • Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (1943–1944)
  • Cessna T-37 Tweet (1973–1993)
  • Northrop T-38 Talon (1981 – present)
  • References

    88th Fighter Training Squadron Wikipedia

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