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Established as the 313th Bombardment Squadron during World War II, the 13th Fighter Squadron pioneered the Wild Weasel mission during the Vietnam War. In 1972, the 13 FS adopted a black Asian leopard named Eldridge and became known as the “Panther Pack.” On June 1, 1985, the squadron activated at Misawa Air Base flying for the 432nd and 35th Operations Group. (Graphic courtesy of U.S. Air Force)
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