The 473d Fighter Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 30th Air Division, stationed at K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan. It was inactivated on 30 September 1959.
During World War II, the unit was primarily a replacement training group assigned to Fourth Air Force which trained P-38 Lightning pilots. Reactivated during the Cold War by Air Defense Command, the group was tasked with air defense of upper Midwestern United States, 1959 (not equipped, 1956–1959).
- Constituted as: 473d Fighter Group on 12 October 1943
- Activated on 1 November 1943
- Disbanded on 31 March 1944
- Replaced by 402d Army Air Forces Base Unit (Fighter)
- Reconstituted and re-designated 473d Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 8 July 1955
- Activated on 8 April 1956
- Inactivated on 30 September 1959
- Attached to: Los Angeles Fighter Wing, 1 November 1943-31 March 1944
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5