364th Fighter Group

Squadrons of the 364th FG

383rd Fighter Squadron:
384th Fighter Squadron:
385th Fighter Squadron:


Assigned 8th AAF: 10 February 1944

Wing/Command Assignment

VIII FC, 67 FW: Feb. 1944
1BD, 67 FW: 15 Sep. 1943.
1AD, 67 FW: 1 Jan. 1945

Combat Aircraft:

P-38J
P-51D

Stations

HONINGTON 10 Feb. 1944 - 3 Nov. 1945

Group COs

Lt Col Frederick C. Grambo: 12 Jun. 1943 - 29 Feb. 1944, KIA.
Col Roy W. Osborn: 29 Feb. 1944 - 9 Sep. 1944.
Lt Col Joseph B. McManus: 9 Sep. 1944 - 23 Oct. 1944.
Lt Col John W. Lowell: 23 Oct. 1944 - 2 Nov. 1944 (Acting)
Col Roy W. Osborn: 2 Nov. 1944 - 3 Jan. 1945.
Lt Col Eugene P. Roberts: 3 Jan. 1945 - Nov. 1945.

First Mission: 3 March 1944
Last Mission: 6 May 1945
Aircraft MIA: 134
Total Missions: 342

Enemy Aircraft Claims: 256 air; 193 ground.

Major Awards:

Distinguished Unit Citation: 27 Dec. 44: Frankfurt, defense of bombers.

Early History:

Activated on the 1 Jun. 1943 at Glendale GCAT, Ca. Group trained with P-38s at bases in California during late 1943; Van Nuys AAB, from 12 Aug. 1943; Ontario AAFd, 11 Oct. 1943 and Santa Maria AAFd, 7 Dec. 1943 until departure for port of embarkation on 11 Jan. 1944.



Subsequent History:

Many personnel transferred after VE-day. Aircraft went to depots in Sep. 1945, and the remaining personnel sailed on the Queen Mary from Southampton on 4 Nov. 1945, arriving in New York 9 Nov. 1945. The Group was established at Camp Kilmer, NJ. and inactivated there on 10 Nov. 1945.

Unit was redesignated the 131st Fighter Group and allotted Mo ANG in 1946. During late 1960s the unit flew as a tactical fighter wing with F-100C.