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369th Fighter Group

Constituted as 369th Fighter Group on 26 May 1943. Activated on 1 Aug 1943. Assigned to Third AF, later (Mar 1944) to Fourth AF. Redesignated 369th Fighter-Bomber Group in Apr 1944, and 369th Fighter Group in Jun 1944. Trained replacement crews and participated in various maneuvers, such as the Louisiana Maneuvers in the summer of 1944. Aircraft included A-36's, P-39's, P-40's, and (in 1945) P-51's. Inactivated on 10 Aug 1945.

Squadrons. 398th: 1943-1945. 399th: 1943-1945. 400th: 1943-1945.

Stations. Hamilton Field, Calif, 1 Aug 1943; Marysville AAFld, Calif, c. 5 Nov 1943; Oroville AAFld, Calif, 28 Jan 1944; Hamilton Field, Calif, 16 Mar 1944; DeRidder AAB, La, 28 Mar 1944; Stuttgart AAFld, Ark, 8 Feb-10 Aug 1945.

Commanders. Col Charles Young, 1 Aug 1943; Maj Paul M Brewer Jr, 12 Feb 1944; Lt Col Emmett S Davis, 27 Nov 1944; Lt Col Walter W Berg, 11 Jan 1945; Lt Col Paul T O'Pizzi, 13 May 1945; Lt Col Harold G Lund, 19 May-10 Aug 1945.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

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


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