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383 Fighter Squadron (ACC)

Lineage. Constituted as 383 Fighter Squadron on 25 May 1943.  Activated on 1 Jun 1943.  Inactivated on 10 Nov 1945.  Activated on 1 Feb 2016. 

Assignments. 364 Fighter Group, 1 Jun 1943-10 Nov 1945.  495 Fighter Group (Active Associate), 1 Feb 2016-.

Stations.  Glendale, CA, 1 Jun 1943; Van Nuys Metropolitan Airport, CA, 12 Aug 1943; Oxnard Flight Strip, CA, c. 1 Oct 1943; Santa Maria AAFld, CA, 27 Dec 1943-14 Jan 1944; Honington, England, 10 Feb 1944-c. 4 Nov 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 9-10 Nov 1945.  Buckley AFB, CO, 1 Feb 2016-. 

Aircraft. P-38, 1943-1944; P-51, 1944-1945. 

Operations. Combat in the European Theater of Operations (ETO), 2 Mar 1944-25 Apr 1945. 

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Frankfurt, Germany, 27 Dec 1944. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 2 Feb 2016. 

Aircraft, and Operations through 10 Nov 1945.

Supersedes statement published in Maurer Maurer, Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (Washington, DC: USGPO, 1969), 471. 

Emblem. Approved on 18 May 1945.  Emblem must be modified for format.   

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman