466th Fighter Squadron "Diamondbacks" Logo Tee

  • $18.00


Formed in late 1944 under Second Air Force as one of the last Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter squadrons,programmed for deployment to Western Pacific theater with long-range P-47N for Boeing B-29 Superfortress escort missions. Arrived in Hawaii in early 1945, assigned to Seventh Air Force. Lack of a serious fighter defense over Japan at high altitudes and reprogramming of B-29 raids over Japan to night low-level fast attacks led to reassignment as an air defense and training unit in Hawaii. Activated again in the reserve as the 466th Tactical Fighter Squadron in 1972 as an Republic F-105 Thunderchief squadron,[1] being equipped with aircraft returned from inactivated Vietnam War squadrons. Since 1984 has trained to fly interdiction, close air support, and counter-air missions. Deployed periodically for contingency operations, or for training exercises with other units.
5.3 oz 100% Gildan short sleeve
preshrunk cotton. Sport Grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester. Seamless collar, taped neck and shoulders. Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems. Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease.