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World War II Units of the Tuskegee Airmen

Fighters

332nd Fighter Group

332-FG

The 332nd Fighter Group was comprised of the 99th, 100th, 301st and 302nd Fighter Squadrons.

99th Fighter Squadron

99th-FS

The 99th Fighter Squadron was the first American black flying unit, and the first in combat, deploying to North Africa in 1943.

Origins: Constituted as the 99th Pursuit Squadron on March 10, 1941. Activated on March 22, 1941. Redesignated 99th Fighter Squadron on May 15, 1942.

Aircraft: P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51

Operations: Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations and European Theater of Operations, June 2, 1943 to April 30, 1945.

100th Fighter Squadron

100th-FS

Origins: Constituted as the 100th Pursuit Squadron December 27, 1941. Activated on February 19, 1942. Redesignated the 100th Fighter Squadron on May 15, 1942.

Aircraft: P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51

Operations: Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations and European Theater of Operations, February 19, 1944 to April 26, 1945.

301st Fighter Squadron

301st-FS

Origins: Constituted as the 301st Fighter Squadron on July 4, 1942. Activated on October 13, 1942.

Aircraft: P-39, P-40, P- 47, P-51

Operations: Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations and European Theater of Operations February 15 to April 26, 1945.

302nd Fighter Squadron

302nd-FS

Origins: Constituted as the 302nd Fighter Squadron July 4, 1942. Activated on October 13, 1942.

Aircraft: P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51

Operations: Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations and European Theater of Operations, February 17, 1944 to February 20, 1945.

Bombers

447th BOMBARDMENT GROUP, MEDIUM

447-BG

The 477th Bombardment Group was comprised of the 616th, 617th, 618th and 619th Bombardment Squadrons.

616th Bombardment Squadron

616-BS

Origins: Constituted as the 616th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on May 13, 1943. Activated on June 1, 1943.

Aircraft: B-26, B-25

Operations: Never deployed overseas. Training took place June through August 1943, and January 1944 through June 1945.

617th Bombardment Squadron

617-BS

Origins: Constituted as the 617th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on May 13, 1943. Activated on June 11, 1943.

Aircraft: B-26, B-25

Operations: Never deployed overseas. Training took place June through August 1943, and April 1944 through July 1947.

618th Bombardment Squadron

618-BS

Origins: Constituted as the 618th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on May 13, 1943. Activated on June 1, 1943.

Aircraft: B-26, B-25

Operations: Never deployed overseas. Training took place June through August 1943, and May 1944 through August 1945.

619th Bombardment Squadron

619-BS

Origins: Constituted as the 619th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on May 13, 1943. Activated on June 1, 1943.

Aircraft: B-26, B-25

Operations: Never deployed overseas. Training took place June through August 1943, and May 1944 through June 1945.