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414 FIGHTER GROUP (AFRC)

Posted 9/5/2013 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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414 Fighter Group Emblem
In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.
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Lineage. Established as 414 Fighter Group, Single Engine on 5 Oct 1944. Activated on 15 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1946. Redesignated as 414 Fighter Group (Air Defense) on 20 Jun 1955. Activated on 18 Aug 1955. Inactivated on 31 Dec 1969. Redesignated as: 414 Tactical Fighter Group on 31 Jul 1985; 414 Fighter Group on 22 Jun 2010. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Jul 2010.

Assignments. First Air Force, 15 Oct 1944; Unkn, 1 Jun-4 Aug 1945; Twentieth Air Force, 5 Aug 1945; Thirteenth Air Force, 23 Dec 1945; XIII Fighter Command, 1 Jan-30 Sep 1946. 27 Air Division, 18 Aug 1955; Los Angeles Air Defense Sector, 1 Oct 1959; 27 Air Division, 1 Apr 1966; Tenth Air Force, 19 Nov-31 Dec 1969. 482 Fighter Wing, 15 Jul 2010; 944 Fighter Wing, 1 Oct 2012-.
 
Operational ComponentsSquadrons. 66 Fighter-Interceptor: 1 Dec 1957-8 Jan 1958. 307 Fighter: 14 Jul 2010-. 413 Fighter: 15 Oct 1944-30 Sep 1946. 437 Fighter (later, 437 Fighter-Interceptor): 15 Oct 1944-30 Sep 1946; 18 Aug 1955-30 Sep 1968. 456 Fighter: 15 Oct 1944-25 Aug 1946. 460 Fighter-Interceptor: 30 Sep 1968-1 Dec 1969.
 
Stations. Seymour Johnson Field, NC, 15 Oct 1944; Selfridge Field, MI, 15 Nov 1944; Bluethenthal Field, NC, 19 Mar-11 May 1945; North Field, Iwo Jima, 7 Jul 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, 23 Dec 1945-30 Sep 1946. Oxnard AFB, CA, 18 Aug 1955-31 Dec 1969. Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, 15 Jul 2010-.
Commanders. Unkn, 15-27 Oct 1944; Lt Col Robert C. Bagby, 28 Oct 1944; Col Henry G. Thorne Jr., 6 Dec 1944-unkn. Lt Col Edwin F. Carey Jr., 1955; Col Dyson W. Cox, by Jan 1958; Col Lee R. Lambert, by Jun 1959; Col Louis T. Seith, by Sep 1961; Col Roy L. Tweedie, by Jun 1963; Col Walter R. Hardee Jr., by Sep 1965; Col K. D. Dunaway, by Jun 1967; Col Henry P. Rettinger, by Jun 1968-31 Dec 1969. Col Keith A. Acree, 15 Jul 2010; Col Kevin R. Fesler, 13 Jul 2012-.
 
Aircraft. P-47, 1944-1945. F-94, 1955; F-89, 1955-1959; F-101, 1960-1968; T-33, 1965-1969; C-47, 1965-1969; F-106, 1968-1969. F-15, 2010-.
Operations. Served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Jun-Aug 1945, attacked Truk Island in July and enemy airfields and other targets in Japan during August. Trained combat-ready aircrews to provide air defense for the continental United States, 1955-1969. Increased alert status during Cuban Missile Crisis, Oct-Nov 1962. Trained aircrews and assisted in maintaining F-15 aircraft, 2010-.
 
Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1968.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through Aug 2013.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jul 2012.

Supersedes statement prepared in Aug 2010.
 
Emblem. Approved on 26 Jul 1956. Emblem should be modified to meet the standards of AFI 84-105, chapter 3 (scroll lettering color).
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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