634th Naval Air Group
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|634th Naval Air Group|
Aichi E16A1 of 634th Naval Air Group in September 1944.
|Active||May 1, 1944 – postwar.|
|Country||Empire of Japan|
|Allegiance||Empire of Japan|
|Branch||Imperial Japanese Navy|
|Type||Naval aviation unit|
|Size||48 aircraft (initial)|
|Part of||4th Carrier Division
2nd Air Fleet
1st Air Fleet
5th Air Fleet
32nd Air Flotilla
Sakura Island, Japan
|Aircraft flown||E16A Zuiun "Paul"
D4Y Suisei "Judy"
D3A Type 99 "Val"
B6N Tenzan "Jill"
A6M Type 0 "Zeke"
E13A Type 0 "Jake"
|634 or squadron code|
The 634th Naval Air Group (第六三四海軍航空隊 Dai Roku-San-Yon Kaigun Kōkūtai) was a carrier air group (later converted to airbase garrison unit) of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the Pacific campaign of World War II.
- Higher unit
- Lower unit
- 163rd Fighter Squadron (1 August 1944–14 November 1944)
- 167th Fighter Squadron (15 August 1944–14 November 1944)
- 301st Reconnaissance Squadron (1 January 1945–postwar)
- 302nd Reconnaissance Squadron (1 July 1945–postwar)
- Commanding officers
Mitsubishi A6M5 163-62 of 163rd Fighter Squadron, Tokushima Naval Air Base, September 1944.
A E16A1 of 634th Naval Air Group launch out from battleship Hyūga, 23 June 1944.
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