The 87th Fighter Group was a short lived replacement training unit for P-47s.
The group was constituted as the 87th Fighter Group on 24 September 1943 and activated on 1 October 1943. It was part of the First Air Force, in the American north-east, and was used to train replacement pilots for P-47 units.
The group was disbanded on 10 April 1944, as part of a wider restructuring of training that saw the existing training groups and squadrons disbanded and replaced by Army Air Forces Base Units.
1943-1944: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
|24 September 1943||Constituted as 87th Fighter Group|
|1 October 1943||Activated with FIrst Air Force|
|10 April 1944||Disbanded|
Lt Col Robert N Maupin: October 1943-1944
Richmond AAB, Va: 1 Oct
Camp Springs AAFld, Md: 21 Jan- 10 Apr 1944.
1943: Philadephia Fighter Wing; I Fighter Command; First Air Force
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 July 201), 87th Fighter Group (USAAF) , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/87th_Fighter_Group.html