83d Fighter-Day Group

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

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Components[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

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

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer Maurer (1983), Air Force Combat Units Of World War II, Office of Air Force History. ISBN 978-0-405-12194-4

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