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329th Fighter Group

Constituted as 329th Fighter Group on 24 Jun 1942. Activated on 10 Jul 1942. Assigned to Fourth AF. Used P-38's to train replacement pilots. Also provided cadres for fighter groups. Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944.

Reconstituted and redesignated 329th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 20 Jun 1955. Activated on 18 Aug 1955. Assigned to Air Defense Command and equipped with F-86's.

Squadrons. 330th: 1942-1944; 1955-. 331st: 1942-1944; 1955-. 332d: 1942-1944. 337th: 1942-1944.

Stations. Hamilton Field, Calif, 10 Jul 1942; Paine Field, Wash, 14 Jul 1942; Glendale, Calif, 11 Sep 1942; Ontario AAFld, Calif, 27 Feb-31 Mar 1944. Stewart AFB, NY, 18 Aug 1955-.

Commanders. Maj Ernest W Keating, 12 Jul 1942; Maj Harold E Kofahl, 8 Nov 1942; Maj Leo F Dusard, 18 Dec 1942; Lt Col Paul W Blanchard, c. 14 Feb 1943; Lt Col Leo F Dusard, 11 May 1943; Lt COl John P Randolph, 26 Oct 1943-31 Mar 1944. Col Emil L Sluga, 1955-.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: On a background of the sky proper, a sinister arm embowed, fessways, issuing from sinister, habited azure, with leather falconer's glove proper, a falcon or, perched for flight on the gloved hand. (Approved 25 Jul 1957.)

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


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