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83d Fighter-Day Group
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Emblem of the 83d Fighter-Day Wing
Active 1943-1944; 1956-1967
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force

The 83d Fighter-Day Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 83d Fighter-Day Wing, stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. It was inactivated on 8 December 1957.

During World War II, the 83d Fighter Group served as a First Air Force P-47 Thunderbolt replacement training unit (RTU). In the Cold War, the 83d Fighter-Day Group was a Tactical Air Command unit initially equipped with F-86 Sabres, and later F-100 Super Sabres. The unit was inactivated in place on 8 December 1957, its personnel and equipment being assigned to the 4th Fighter-Day Wing, which was activated as a redesignation of the 83d Fighter-Day Wing that was also inactivated in place.

The 4th Fighter Wing with its operational squadrons have, under various designations, remained at Seymour Johnson AFB for over 50 years.

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History

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Lineage

  • Constituted as 83d Fighter Group on 18 Sep 1943
Activated on 25 Sep 1943
Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944.
  • Reconstituted, redesignated 83d Fighter-Day Group on 24 Feb 1956
Activated on 8 Jul 1956
Inactivated on 8 Dec 1957

Assignments

Attached to: Philadelphia Fighter Wing, 22 Nov 1943-10 Apr 1944
  • 83d Fighter-Day Wing, 8 Jul 1956-8 Dec 1957

Components

  • 448th Fighter (later Fighter-Day) Squadron: 1943-1944; 1956-1957
Redesignated as 333d Fighter Day Squadron, 8 Dec 1957
  • 532d Fighter (later Fighter-Day) Squadron: 1943-1944; 1956-1957
Redesignated as 334th Fighter Day Squadron, 8 Dec 1957
  • 533d Fighter (later Fighter-Day) Squadron: 1943-1944; 1956-1957
Redesignated as 335th Fighter Day Squadron, 8 Dec 1957
  • 534th Fighter (later Fighter-Day) Squadron: 1943-1944; 1956-1957
Redesignated as 336th Fighter Day Squadron, 8 Dec 1957

Stations

Aircraft

References

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, Office of Air Force History. ISBN 978-0405121944

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