83rd Fighter Group (USAAF)

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History

The 83rd Fighter Group was a training unit that served with the First Air Force.

The group was constituted on 18 September 1943 and activated on 25 September 1943. It was equipped with the P-47, and was allocated to the First Air Force, in the US North-East. The group served as a replacement training unit until it was disbanded on 10 April 1944.

Books

Pending

Aircraft

1943-1944: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Timeline

18 September 1943 Constituted as 83rd Fighter Group
25 September 1943 Activated and assigned to First Air Force
10 April 1944 Disbanded

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Lt. Col Woodrow W Korges: 25 Sep 1943
Lt Col Ernest H Beverly: 23 Feb-10 Apr 1944.

Main Bases

Richmond AAB, Va: 25 Sep 1943
Dover AAFld, Del: 22 Nov 1943-10 Apr 1944

Component Units

448th: 1943-1944
532nd: 1943-1944
533rd: 1943-1944
534th: 1943-1944

Assigned To

1943: Philadephia Wing; I Fighter Command; First Air Force

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 June 2018), 83rd Fighter Group (USAAF) , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/83rd_Fighter_Group.html

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