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476 Fighter Group (AFRC)

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.

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.

Lineage.   Established as 476 Fighter Group on 20 Apr 1943.  Activated on 19 May 1943.  Disbanded on 31 Jul 1943.  Reestablished on 11 Oct 1943.  Activated on 1 Dec 1943.  Disbanded on 1 Apr 1944.  Reestablished and redesignated 476 Fighter Group (Air Defense) on 11 Dec 1956.  Activated on 8 Feb 1957.  Discontinued on 1 Apr 1960.  Redesignated as: 476 Tactical Fighter Group on 31 Jul 1985; 476 Fighter Group on 6 Jan 2009.  Activated on 1 Feb 2009.  

Assignments.  Fourteenth Air Force, 19 May-31 Jul 1943.  First Air Force, 1 Dec 1943; Second Air Force, 26 Mar-1 Apr 1944.  29 Air Division (Defense), 8 Feb 1957-1 Apr 1960.  442 Fighter Wing, 1 Feb 2009-.


Operational Components.  Squadrons.  13 Fighter Interceptor: 1 Jul 1959-1 Apr 1960. 76 Fighter: 1 Feb 2009-.  453 Fighter: 1 Dec 1943-1 Apr 1944. 541 Fighter: 1 Dec 1943-1 Apr 1944.  542 Fighter: 1 Dec 1943-1 Apr 1944.  543 Fighter: 1 Dec 1943-1 Apr 1944.   


Stations.  Kunming, China, 19 May-31 Jul 1943.  Richmond AAB, VA, 1 Dec 1943; Pocatello AAFld, ID, 26 Mar-1 Apr 1944.  Glasgow AFB, MT, 8 Feb 1957-1 Apr 1960.  Moody AFB, GA, 1 Feb 2009-.


Commanders.  Unkn, 19 May-31 Jul 1943.  Unkn, 1 Dec 1943-1 Apr 1944.  Maj Charles E. Darling, 8 Feb 1957; Col Beverly E. Carmack, 1 Jul 1958; Col Clayton M. Isaacson, 10 Jul 1959-1 Apr 1960.  Col Gregory A. Eckfeld, c. Feb 2009; Col Christian Funk, 7 May 2011-. 


Aircraft.  None, 1943-1944.  F-86, 1959-1960; F-101, 1959-1960.   A-10, 2009-. 


Operations.  Activated in China on 19 May 1943; disbanded two months later.  Reactivated in the US on 1 Dec 1943 as a replacement training unit with four squadrons assigned; squadrons apparently did not become operational and group disbanded on 1 Apr 1944.  Activated again on 8 Feb 1957; involved in activation of Glasgow AFB, MT; did not operate as a separate unit until 9 Mar 1959; trained air defense crews through inactivation on 1 Apr 1960. Trained in A-10 aircraft to maintain combat readiness, 2009-.


Service Streamers.  None. 


Campaign Streamers.  World War II: China Defensive.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   None. 


Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 24 Oct 2012.


Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through May 2011.


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Feb 2009.


Emblem.  Approved on 18 May 2010.


Prepared by Patsy Robertson.


Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.