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84th Fighter Group


Emblem of the 84th Fighter Group (World War II)
Active 1942-1968
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command

The 84th Fighter Group is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Spokane Air Defense Sector, being stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base, California. It was inactivated on 30 September 1968.





  • Constituted as 84th Bombardment Group (Light) on 13 Jan 1942
Activated on 10 Feb 1942
Redesignated as 84th Bombardment Group (Dive) in Jul 1942
Redesignated as 84th Fighter-Bomber Group in Aug 1943
Disbanded on 1 Apr 1944
  • Established as 84th Fighter Wing, All Weather on 16 May 1949
84th Fighter Group reconstituted, redesignated as 84th Fighter Group, All Weather, 26 May 1949
Group assigned to wing as subordinate unit
Activated in the Reserve on 1 Jun 1949
Redesignated as 84th Fighter-All Weather Wing on 1 Mar 1950
Ordered into active service on 1 Jun 1951
Inactivated on 2 Jun 1951.
  • Established as 530th Air Defense Group on 18 Feb 1953
Redesignated 84th Fighter Group (Air Defense) 10 Jun 1955
Activated on 18 Aug 1955 by redesignation of 530th Air Defense Group
Inactivated on 30 Sep 1968


Units assigned




During World War II, the 84th Group served as an operational training and a replacement training unit. Also participated occasionally in demonstrations and maneuvers 1942-1944.

Activated in the Reserve in 1949 to train as a fighter corollary of the 52d Fighter Wing, All Weather in the regular Air Force, but apparently undermanned and thus performed very little training. During its only 2-week summer encampment (12-26 Jun 1950), the wing had only four pilots capable of flying the F-82 Twin Mustangs it was assigned to provide training. Even nonflying units of the 84th Wing seem to have been poorly manned, and the 52d Wing made little use of its corollary units. The 84th Wing was ordered to active service on 1 Jun 1951, inactivated the next day, and its few people became "fillers" in other USAF units.

Reactivated as an Air Defense Command organization and assigned to Geiger Field, Washington for air defense of Pacific Northwest, 11955-1968, absorbing the personnel and equipment of the 530th Air Defense Group. Inactivated immediately upon assignment to Hamilton AFB, California in 1968 and its assets reassigned to the 78th Fighter Group (84th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron).


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