31st FBW-TFW

Designation: 31st Fighter-Bomber Wing, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing

Units Assigned: 306th FBS/TFS, 307th FBS/TFS, 308th FBS/TFS, 307th FBS/TFS, 355th TFS, 416th TFS, 416th TFS Det 1, 136th TFS, 188th TFS

Location: Turner AFB, Georgia; George AFB, California; Homestead AFB, Florida; Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam

F-100 Models Flown: C/D/F

Dates F-100 Assigned: 1957-1970

Remarks: SAC’s 31st Strategic Fighter Wing was transferred to TAC with its F-84Fs in 1957, and soon the conversion to F-100s began. In 1959 the wing and its squadrons were transferred on paper to George AFB and absorbed the assets of the 413th TFW there. In 1962 the wing moved yet again, going to Homestead AFB with its aircraft and personnel. 1965 saw the 307th TFS deploy to Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, for a 6 month combat tour. They were replaced in December by the 308th TFS. In December 1966 the entire wing, less the 307th TFS, was transferred to the newly constructed Tuy Hoa AB. The 307th was sent to Torrejon AB, Spain. In 1968, two ANG F-100C units activated during the Pueblo Crisis, the 136th TFS and 188th TFS, joined the wing, departing in 1969. In 1969, the wing was also assigned the 355th TFS, the 416th TFS, and the 416th TFS Detachment 1 (Misty FACs). The 31st TFW flew combat sorties from Tuy Hoa until 1970. It was then transferred on paper back to Homestead and its F-100s sent to various ANG units.

31st TFW

31st TFW

31st TFW Select Crew

31st TFW William Tell Gunnery Meet Champions 1958

136th TFS

150th TFG-188th TFS

306th FBS-TFS

306th TFS

307th FBS

307th TFS

308th FBS-TFS

308th TFS

308th TFS

309th FBS

309th TFS

309th TFS

355th TFS

416th TFS

416th TFS Detachment 1 Misty FAC