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327th Fighter Group


Emblem of the 327th Fighter Group
Active 1942-1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command

The 327th Fighter Group is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the 30th Air Division, being stationed at Truax Field, Wisconsin. It was inactivated on 1 April 1966





  • Established as: 327th Fighter Group on 24 Jun 1942
Activated on 19 Aug 1942
Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944
  • Established as 520th Air Defense Group on 16 Feb 1953
  • Reconstituted and redesignated 327th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 20 Jun 1955
Activated on 18 Aug 1955 by redesignation of 520th Air Defense Group
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1966


Attached to: Philadelphia Fighter Wing, 27 Aug-22 Sep 1942



Attached to Philadelphia Fighter Wing, 15 Sep 1943-28 Jan 1944


Activated and assigned to I Fighter Command in mid-1942. Became part of the air defense force in the upper Mid-Atlantic region, and also served as an operational training unit, using P-40 Warhawks until Feb 1943 when they were replaced by P-47 Thunderbolts. In 1944 began training replacement pilots for combat duty. Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944.

Activated as part of Air Defense Command Central Air Defense Force in 1955, being assigned for air defense of Great Lakes area. Inactivated in April 1966 when its controlling 30th Air Division was moved to Sioux City airport, Iowa as part of an ADC reorganization.


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

  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975

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