7th Squadron (JASDF)

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7th Squadron
第7飛行隊
ActiveFebruary 1, 1960
DisbandedJune 30, 1977
CountryJapan
BranchJapan Air Self-Defense Force
Part ofCentral Air Defense Force, 4th Air Wing
Garrison/HQMatsushima Air Base
Aircraft flown
FighterNorth American F-86F Sabre

The 7th Squadron (第7飛行隊 (dai-shichi-hikoutai)) was a squadron of the 4th Air Wing of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force based at Matsushima Air Base, in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. It was equipped with North American F-86F Sabre aircraft.[1]

History[edit]

On February 1, 1960 the squadron was formed at Matsushima Air Base in Iwate Prefecture as part of the 5th Air Wing. On July 1, 1960 it transferred to the 4th Air Wing. It was a frontline squadron until the 4th Air Wing became responsible for training on August 23, 1973.

It was disbanded on June 30, 1970.[1] Squadrons 1-11 were F-86F squadrons.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Fighter aircraft[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thompson, Paul JASDF - Squadron Histories J-HangarSpace Retrieved October 2, 2017