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.


  • 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(?)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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