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328th Fighter Group

Constituted as 328th Fighter Group 0 24 Jun 1942. Activated on 10 Jul 1942. Assigned to Fourth AF. Served as part of the air defense force and also trained replacement pilots in P-39 aircraft. Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944.

Reconstituted and redesignated 328th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 20 Jun 1955. Activated on 18 Aug 1955. Assigned to Air Defense Command. Equipped with F-86's.

Squadrons. 326th: 1942-1944; 1955-. 327th: 1942-1944. 329th: 1942-1944. 444th: 1943-1944.

Stations. Hamilton Field, Calif, 10 Jul 1942-31 Mar 1944. Grandview AFB, Mo, 18 Aug 1955-.

Commanders. Maj Frederick D Granbo, 10 Jul 1942; Lt Col Harry N Renshaw, 11 Jan 1943; Lt Col Milton B Adams, 7 Jul 1943; Lt Col Kyle L Riddle, 13 Nov 1943; Col J C Crosthwaite, 4 Jan 1944; Col John W Weltman, 31 Jan-31 Mar 1944. Col Richard F Weltzin, 1955-.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: Azure, a natural panther rampant affronte or, incensed proper. Motto: Fast And Furious. (Approved 23 Feb 1943. This insigne was replaced 24 Nov 1958.)

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986


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