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332nd Fighter Group

History and Facts


The history and facts page reflects the service of the 332nd Fighter Group up to the year 1945.


Lineage

The 332nd Fighter Group was established on 4 July 1942. The Fighter Group was activated on 13 October 1942.

 

Assignments

 
The 332nd Fighter Group was attached to the following commands between 1942 and 1945.
 
  • Third Air Force, 13 October 1943
  • First Air Force, 23 July 1943
  • Twelfth Air Force, 27 January 1944
  • Twelfth Air Force Training and Replacement Command, 3 February 1944
  • Twelfth Fighter Command, 10 February 1944
  • 62nd Fighter Wing, 10 February 1944
  • Fifteenth Air Force, 22 May 1944
  • 306th Fighter Wing, 22 May 1944
  • 305th Bombardment Wing, 12 June to September 1945
 

Stations

 
  • Tuskegee, Alabama, 13 October 1942
  • Selfridge Field, Michigan, 29 March 1943
  • Oscoda, Michigan, 12 April 1943
  • Selfridge Field, Michigan 9 July - 22 December 1943
  • Montecorvino, Italy, 8 February 1944
  • Capodichino, Italy, 15 April 1944
  • Ramitelli Airfield, Italy, 28 May 1944
  • Cattolica, Italy, 4 May 1945
  • Lucera, Italy, 18 July to September 1945
 

Commanders

 
  • Lt. Col. Sam W. Westbrook, Jr. , 19 October 1942

  • Col. Robert R. Selway, Jr. , 16 May 1943

  • Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. ,  8 October 1943

  • Maj. George S. Roberts, 3 November 1944

  • Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. , 24 December 1944

  • Maj. George S Roberts, 9 June 1945

 

Combat Aircraft

 
  • Curtiss P-40F/L Warhawk
  • Bell P-39L/Q Airacobra
  • Republic P-47D/N Thunderbolt
  • North American P-51B/C/D Mustang
 

Fighter Group Components

 

99th Fighter Squadron

1 May 1944 to 22 June 1945

 

Lineage

 
The 99th Pursuit Squadron was established on 19 March 1941. The squadron was activated on 22 March 1941.The 99th PS was redesignated the 99th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942 and later the 99th FS was designated 99th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 28 February 1944.
 

Assignments

 
  • U.S. Army Air Corp, 22 March 1941
  • U.S. Army Air Corp Technical Training Command,26 March 1941
  • Southeast Air Corp Training Center, 5 November 1941
  • 3rd Fighter Command, 19 August 1942 to 2 April 1943
  • Twelfth Air Force, 24 April 1943
  • XII Air Support Command, 28 May 1943
  • *Attached 33rd Fighter Group, 29 May 1943
  • *Attached 324th Fighter Group, 29 June 1943
  • *Attached 33rd Fighter Group, 19 July 1943
  • *Attached 79th Fighter Group, 16 October 1943
  • *Attached 324th Fighter Group, 1 April 1943 to 6 June 1944
  • *Attached 332nd Fighter Group, 1 May 1944
  • *Attached 86th Fighter Group, 11-30 June 1944
  • 477th Composite Group, 22 June 1945
 

Stations

 
  • Chanute Field, Illinois, 22 March 1941
  • Maxwell Field, Alabama, 5 November 1941
  • Tuskegee AAF, Alabama, 10 November 1941 to 2 April 1943
  • Casablanca, French Morocco, 24 April 1943
  • Qued N'ja, French Morocco, 29 April 1943
  • Fardjouna, Tunisia, 7 June 1943
  • Licata, Sicily, 28 July 1943
  • Termini, Sicily, 4 September 1943
  • Barcellona, Sicily, 17 September 1943
  • Foggia, Italy, 17 October 1943
  • Madna, Italy, 22 November 1943
  • Capodichino, Italy, 16 January 1944
  • Cercola, Italy, 2 April 1944
  • Pignataro, Italy, 10 May 1944
  • Ciampino, Italy, 11 Jun 1944
  • Orbetello, Italy, 17 June 1944
  • Ramatelli, Italy, 6 July 1944
  • Cattolica, 5 May to June 1945
 

Commanders

 
  • Capt Harold R. Maddux, 22 Mar 1941
  • 2Lt Clyde H. Bynum, 10 Nov 1941
  • Capt Alonzo S. Ward, 6 Dec 1941
  • 1Lt George S. Roberts, 1 Jun 1942
  • Lt Col Benjamin O. Davis Jr., 22 Aug 1942
  • Maj. George S. Roberts, 2 Sep 1943
  • Capt Erwin B. Lawrence Jr., 13 Apr 1944
  • Maj. George S. Roberts, 1 Sep 1944
  • Capt Alfonso W. Davis, 20 Oct 1944
  • Maj. William A. Campbell, 29 Oct 1944
  • Capt Wendell M. Lucas, 22 Jun 1945
  • Maj. William A. Campbell, 3 Jul 1945
 

Decorations

 
  • Distinguished Unit Citations: Sicily, [Jun-Jul] 1943;
  • Cassino, 12-14 May 1944; Germany, 24 Mar 1945
 

100th Fighter Squadron

13 October 1942 to 19 October 1945

 

Lineage

 
The 100th Pursuit Squadron was established on 27 December 1942. The squadron was activated on 27 February 1942.The 100th PS was redesignated the 100th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942 and later the 100th FS was designated 100th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 15 September 1944.
 

Assignments

 
  • U.S. Army Air Corp Technical Training Command,19 February 1942
  • 3rd Fighter Command, 4 July 1942
  • 332nd Fighter Group, 13 October 1942 to 19 October 1945
 

Stations

 
  • Tuskegee AAF, Alabama, 19 February 1942
  • Selfridge Field, Michigan, 29 March 1943
  • Oscoda AAF, Michigan, 29 October 1943
  • Selfridge Field, Michigan, 8 November to 22 December 1943
  • Montecorvino, Italy, 3 February 1944
  • Capodichino, Italy, 21 February 1944
  • Ramatelli, Italy, 6 June 1944
  • Cattolica, Italy, 4 May 1945
  • Lucerna, Italy, 18 July to 30 September 1945
 

Commanders

 
  • Capt James Hunter, 15 Jan 1943
  • 1Lt Mac Ross, 26 Jan 1943
  • 1Lt George L. Knox, 5 Apr 1943
  • 1Lt Elwood T. Driver, 29 Jun 1943
  • Capt Robert B. Tresville, 6 Jul 1943
  • Maj. Andrew D. Turner, 22 Jun 1944
  • Capt Roscoe C. Brown, Jun 1945
 

Decorations

 
  • Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 24 Mar 1945.
 

301st Fighter Squadron

13 October 1942 to 19 October 1945

 

 

Lineage

 
The 301st Fighter Squadron was established on 4 July 1942. The squadron was activated on 13 October 1942. The 301st FS was redesignated the 100th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 21 August 1944.
 

Assignments

 
  • U.S. Army Air Corp Technical Training Command,19 February 1942
  • 3rd Fighter Command, 4 July 1942
  • 332nd Fighter Group, 13 October 1942 to 19 October 1945
 

Stations

 
  • Tuskegee AAF, Alabama, 19 February 1942
  • Selfridge Field, Michigan, 29 March 1943
  • Oscoda AAF, Michigan, 29 October 1943
  • Selfridge Field, Michigan, 8 November to 22 December 1943
  • Montecorvino, Italy, 8 February 1944
  • Capodichino, Italy, 15 April 1944
  • Ramatelli, Italy, 30 May 1944
  • Cattolica, Italy, 4 May 1945
  • Lucerna, Italy, 18 July to 30 September 1945
 

Commanders

 
  • 1Lt Frederick E. Miles, 15 Jan 1943
  • Capt Charles H. Debow, 26 Jan 1943
  • Capt Lee Rayford, 28 Feb 1944
  • Capt Armour G. McDaniel, Jan 1945
  • Capt Walter M. Downs, c. 25 Mar 1945
 

Decorations

 
  • Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 24 Mar 1945.
 

302nd Fighter Group

13 October 1942 to 6 March 1945

 

Lineage

 
The 302nd Fighter Squadron was established on 4 July 1942. The squadron was activated on 13 October 1942. The 302nd  FS was redesignated the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 21 August 1944.
 

Assignments

 
  • 332nd Fighter Group, 13 October 1942 to 6 March 1945
 

Stations

 
  • Tuskegee AAF, Alabama, 13 October 1942
  • Selfridge Field, Michigan, 29 March 1943
  • Oscoda AAF, Michigan, 19 November 1943
  • Selfridge Field, Michigan, 1-22 December 1943
  • Taranto, Italy 1 February 1944
  • Montecorvino, Italy, 7 February 1944
  • Capodichino, Italy, 6 March 1944
  • Ramatelli, Italy, 28 May 1944 to 6 March 1945
 

Commanders

 
  • 2Lt William T. Mattison, 11 Mar 1943
  • 1Lt Robert B. Tresville, 29 May 1943
  • 1Lt Edward C. Gleed, 6 Jul 1943
  • Capt Melvin T. Jackson, 22 Apr 1944
  • Capt Vernon V. Haywood, Jan 1945
 

Decorations

 
  • None
 

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