This Group was created near the end of the World War II  

413th Fighter Squadron
July 1945 -End of War

437th Fighter Squadron
July 1945 -End of War

456th Fighter Squadron
July 1945 -End of War




414th Group History

414th Fighter Group Lineage

Constituted as 414th Fighter Group on 5 Oct 1944 and activated on 15 Oct. Equipped with P-47's. Moved to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Jun-Aug 1945. Assigned to Twentieth AF. The air echelon, based temporarily on Guam, attacked objectives in the Truk Islands on 13 and 22 Jul. The group began operations from Iwo Jima late that month with an attack against a radar station on Chichi Jima. 414th Fighter Group and 413th, 437th, and 456th Fighter Squadrons arrive at North Field, Iwo Jima from the US with P-47s (first mission is 13 Jul). Operations during Aug were directed primarily against enemy airfields in Japan, but the group also strafed hangars, barracks, ordnance dumps, trains, marshalling yards, and shipping. Moved to the Philippines late in Dec 1945. Assigned to Thirteenth AF. Inactivated in the Philippines on 30 Sep 1946.

Redesignated 414th Fighter Group (Air Defense). Activated in the US on 18 Aug 1955. Assigned to Air Defense Command. Equipped first with F-94's, later with F-89's, F-101's and finally F-106A's.

413th: 1944-1946.
437th: 1944-1946; 1955-1968.
456th: 1944-1946.

STATIONS. Seymour Johnson Field, NC, 15 Oct 1944; Selfridge Field, Mich, 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, Calif, 18 Aug 1955-30 Sept 1968

COMMANDERS. Lt Col Robert C Bagby, 28 Oct 1944; Col Henry G Thorne Jr, 6 Dec I944-unkn. Col Edwin F Carey Jr, 1955--

CAMPAIGNS. Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates.


INSIGNE. Shield: Azure, a bend or, between two martlets volant argent, lightning bolts gules streaming from each of their tails. (Approved 26 Jul 1956.)


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