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83d Fighter Day Group

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Active  1943–1944; 1956–1967
Type  Fighter
Country  United States
Notable commanders  Colonel John S. Loisel
83d Fighter-Day Group
Branch  United States Air Force

The 83d Fighter-Day Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 83d Fighter-Day Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, where it was inactivated on 8 December 1957.

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History

During World War II, the 83d Fighter Group served as a First Air Force Republic P-47 Thunderbolt replacement training unit (RTU).

In the Cold War, the 83d Fighter-Day Group was a Tactical Air Command unit initially equipped with North American F-86 Sabres, and subsequently North American F-100 Super Sabres. The unit was inactivated on 8 December 1957. Its mission, personnel and equipment were transferred to the 4th Fighter-Day Wing, which moved to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base the same day. Each of the group's squadrons was similarly replaced by one of the 4th group's squadrons: the 448th Fighter-Day Squadron by the 333d Fighter-Day Squadron; the 532d Fighter-Day Squadron by the 334th Fighter-Day Squadron; the 533d Fighter-Day Squadron by the 335th Fighter-Day Squadron; and the 534th Fighter-Day Squadron by the 336th Fighter-Day Squadron. The 4th Fighter Wing with its operational squadrons have, under various designations, remained at Seymour Johnson AFB for over 50 years.

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 83d Fighter Group on 18 September 1943
  • Activated on 25 September 1943 Disbanded on 10 April 1944.
  • Reconstituted and redesignated the 83d Fighter-Day Group on 24 February 1956
  • Activated on 8 July 1956 Inactivated on 8 December 1957

    Assignments

  • I Fighter Command, 25 September 1943 – 10 April 1944 (attached to Philadelphia Fighter Wing, 22 November 1943 – 10 April 1944)
  • 83d Fighter-Day Wing, 8 July 1956 – 8 December 1957
  • Components

  • 448th Fighter (later Fighter-Day) Squadron: 25 September 1943 – 10 April 1944; 8 July 1956 – 8 December 1957
  • 532d Fighter (later Fighter-Day) Squadron: 25 September 1943 – 10 April 1944; 8 July 1956 – 8 December 1957
  • 533d Fighter (later Fighter-Day) Squadron: 25 September 1943 – 10 April 1944; 8 July 1956 – 8 December 1957
  • 534th Fighter (later Fighter-Day) Squadron: 25 September 1943 – 10 April 1944; 8 July 1956 – 8 December 1957
  • Stations

  • Richmond Army Air Base, Virginia, 25 September 1943
  • Dover Army Air Field, Delaware, 22 November 1943 – 10 April 1944
  • Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, 8 July 1956 – 8 December 1957
  • Aircraft

  • P-47 Thunderbolt, 1943–1944
  • F-86 Sabre, 1956
  • F-100 Super Sabre, 1956–1957
  • References

    83d Fighter-Day Group Wikipedia


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