Fighter-Interceptor Squadron 87th


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87th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - USAF

The 87th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was at K.I. Sawyer AFB in Marquete, Michigan; it was deactivated September 30th 1985.

Its next to last assignment was with the 343rd Fighter Group at the Duluth, Minnesota International Airport, where it replaced the 11th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron which was deactivated.

In May 1971, the 87th moved from their home in Duluth, Minnesota to  Sawyer AFB. The 87th had been flying F-106A Delta Darts since 1968 when they replaced the F-101s equipped by the 62nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron which had previously occupied KI Sawyer.

With the closure of Sawyer AFB in October 1985, the 87th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron relocated to Laughlin AFB in San Antonion, Texas. inactivated on 30 June 1968. The 87th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron was eventually reassigned to the 87th Flying Training Squadron.

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