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329 ARMAMENT SYSTEMS GROUP (AFMC)

Posted 12/27/2007 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Established as 329 Fighter Group on 24 Jun 1942. Activated on 10 Jul 1942. Redesignated 329 Fighter Group (Twin Engine) on 17 Sep 1942. Disestablished on 31 Mar 1944. Reestablished and redesignated 329 Fighter Group (Air Defense) on 20 Jun 1955. Activated on 18 Aug 1955. Inactivated on 1 Aug 1959. Redesignated 329 Tactical Fighter Group on 31 Jul 1985. Consolidated (3 May 2006) with Air Combat Support Systems Group, which was established on 23 Nov 2004. Activated on 27 Jan 2005. Redesignated 329 Armament Systems Group on 15 May 2006.

Assignments. IV Fighter Command, 10 Jul 1942; Los Angeles Air Defense (later, Los Angeles Fighter) Wing, 12 Apr 1943; Fourth Air Force, 1-31 Mar 1944. 4709 Air Defense Wing, 18 Aug 1955; 4707 Air Defense Wing, 8 Jul 1956; 4622 Air Defense Wing (later, Boston Air Defense Sector), 18 Oct 1956-1 Aug 1959. Air Armament Center, 27 Jan 2005-.

Components. Squadrons. 330 Fighter (later, 330 Fighter-Interceptor): 10 Jul 1942-31 Mar 1944; 18 Aug 1955-1 Jul 1959. 331 Fighter (later, 331 Fighter-Interceptor): 10 Jul 1942-31 Mar 1944; 18 Aug 1955-15 Aug 1958. 332 Fighter: 10 Jul 1942-31 Mar 1944. 337 Fighter: 26 Nov 1942-31 Mar 1944.

Stations. Hamilton Field, CA, 10 Jul 1942; Paine Field, WA, 14 Jul 1942; Glendale, CA, 11 Sep 1942-31 Mar 1944. Stewart AFB, NY, 18 Aug 1955-1 Aug 1959. Eglin AFB, FL, 27 Jan 2005-.

Commanders. Maj Ernest W. Keating, 12 Jul 1942; Maj Harold E. Kofahl, 8 Nov 1942; Maj Leo F. Dusard, 18 Dec 1942; Lt Col Paul W. Blanchard, 14 Feb 1943; Lt Col Leo F. Dusard, 11 May 1943; Lt Col John P. Randolph, 26 Oct 1943-31 Mar 1944. Col Emil L. Sluga, ca. 1955; Col William C. Clark, by 1 Jan 1958; Unkn, Jul 1958-Aug 1959.

Aircraft. P-38, 1942-1944. F-86, 1955-1959.

Operations. Trained replacement crews for overseas combat units and provided air defense for the west coast, 1942-1944. Performed air defense of the northeastern U.S., 1955-1959.

Service Streamers. WWII American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. None.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 15 May 2006.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 1 Aug 1959.

Supersedes published information contained in Maurer Maurer (ed.), Air Force Combat Units of World War II (Washington: USGPO, 1983). 

Emblem. Approved on 25 Jul 1957. 

Prepared by William M. Butler. 

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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