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408th Fighter Group
Emblem of the 408th Fighter Group
Active 1943-1970
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Fighter, Interceptor

The 408th Fighter Groupis an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with 25th Air Division (Air Defense Command), based at Kingsley Field, Oregon. It was inactivated on 1 January 1970





  • Constituted as 408th Bombardment Group (Dive) on 23 Mar 1943
Activated on 5 Apr 1943
Redesignated as 408th Fighter-Bomber Group in Aug 1943
Disbanded on 1 Apr 1944
  • Established as: 408th Strategic Fighter Wing, on 3 Mar 1953
Never made active
  • Reconstituted and redesignated as 408th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 8 Jul 1955
Activated on 8 Apr 1956
Inactivated on 1 Jan 1970


Units assigned



Served as an operational training and a replacement training unit. Also participated occasionally in demonstrations and maneuvers 1944-1944. Designated as SAC Fighter-Escort squadron 1953, never made active. Air Defense of Pacific Northwest, 19556-1970


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.

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