561 FS Nellis AFB U.S. Air Force Custom Patches

The 561st Tactical Fighter Squadron was an F-4 Phantom II Wild Weasel fighter squadron, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 561st FS was the last United States Air Force unit to fly the F-4 Phantom II on operational missions. The last F-105 shot down in the Vietnam War was from the 561st. The 561st Fighter Squadron was first activated at Gowen Field, Idaho on December 24, 1942, as the 561st Bombardment Squadron-Heavy, a training squadron for B-17 Flying Fortress crews destined for Europe during World War II.
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