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326th Fighter Group
Emblem of the 326th Fighter Group
Active 1942-1960
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter, Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command

The 326th Fighter Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Air Defense Command, being assigned to Paine Air Force Base, Washington. It was inactivated on 1 Apr 1961.

Performed air defense mission for First Air Force in the northeast during 1942 and 1943. Reassigned to become an operational and later replacement training unit, preparing pilots for combat duty in P-47's.

Inactivated after the war, was reactivated in 1955 as an Air Defense Command operational air defense unit at Paine AFB, Washington. Absorbed personnel and equipment of 529th Air Defense Group and was equipped with F-86D Sabres, becoming the host unit at Paine. Inactivated in April 1961 due to ADC reorganization and inactivation of the Western Air Defense Force. Personnel and equipment were redesignated as the 57th Fighter Group (Air Defense) and also assumed host unit.





  • Constituted as 326th Fighter Group on 24 Jun 1942
Activated on 19 Aug 1942
Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944
  • Established as 529th Air Defense Group on 1 Apr 1952
  • Reconstituted and redesignated 326th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 20 Jun 1955
Activated on 18 Aug 1955 by redesignation of 529th Air Defense Group
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1961




Aircraft assigned


PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.

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