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473d Fighter Group
Active 1942-1959
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter-Interceptor

The 473d Fighter Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 30th Air Division, stationed at K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan. It was inactivated on 30 September 1959.

During World War II, the unit was primarily a replacement training group assigned to Fourth Air Force which trained P-38 Lightning pilots. Reactivated during the Cold War by Air Defense Command, the group was tasked with air defense of upper Midwestern United States, 1959 (not equipped, 1956-1959)





  • Constituted as: 473d Fighter Group on 12 Oct 1943
Activated on i Nov 1943
Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944.
  • Reconstituted and redesignated 473d Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 8 Jul 1955
Activated on 8 Apr 1956
Inactivated on 30 Sep 1959


Attached to: Los Angeles Fighter Wing, 1 Nov 1943-31 Mar 1944





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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