The 98th Fighter Interceptor Squadron was stationed at Dover AFB, Delaware, from from 1953 to 1963 as part of the Air Defense Command. It flew the F-89 Scorpion aircraft and later the F-101 Voodoo aircraft. The squadron was inactivated on 30 September 1968.

The squadron emblem used on the patch was approved in 1956. The orange patch depicts a black bird and motto, “In Omnia Paratus.”

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.


  • Tom Basore

    Anyone out there from 46th FIS 1956,57,58 and include 98th FIS 1958,59

  • James Roberts

    I was the crew chief of tail #309 . Was at Dover from June 1961 until we moved to Suffolk in 1963. Also spent time in Atlantic City during the Cuban Crisis. Remember some of my Sgts being Cunningham and SMSGT Mais(?)

  • George Hoyle

    I joined the 98th in 1962 in the Special Weapons section. Captain Weber was our OIC. Chief Master Sergeant Harney was our NCOIC.

  • George Felton Hoyle

    I was in the 98th at Dover from 62 – 63. I was in the special weapons unit that maintained the MB-1 nuclear warhead rocket that the F-101, and later the F-106 of the 95th, carried. I found a patch from each squadron on ebay.

  • Ronald Wampole

    I was stationed at Dover AFB 1956 until February 1960, assigned to the 98th FIS……any one from that Squadron?????? Ronnie

    • I was in the 98th FIS from 1961-1963. I worked on the radios, navigation and data Link. Was also on a auxiliary armament team.

    • Tom Basore

      I arrived at Dover in March 1956 to the 46th FIS F-94C’s and was there in trans to 98th… F-89J and then the hot F-101B Voodoo… I was a mechanic and worked hangars, flight line and in the alert hangars. Was discharged July 19, 1959.

    • Donald Major

      yes! Iwas srationed there from Mar 1961 to Jun 1963, when the squadron was moved to Suffolk county NY

  • Ed McFadden

    I was at Dover from Feb 1960 to Sept 1963. I was assigned to Base a Supply and was a member of the 1607 Supply Squadron. A1C Edward McFadden. How can I get the squadron patch?

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