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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

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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