The 412th Fighter Group was an experimental unit that was used to gain experience with the new generation of jet aircraft.
The group was constituted on 20 November 1943 and activated on 29 November. It was used to conduct tests with the Bell P-59 Airacomet and the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, as well as to train pilots for front line service with jet fighters.
The group was inactivated on 3 July 1946.
1943-1945: Bell P-59 Airacomet, Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star
|20 November 1943||Constituted as 412th Fighter Group|
|29 November 1943||Activated with Fourth Air Force|
|3 July 1946||Inactivated|
Capt Brunner R Coke:
29 Nov 1943
Maj John W Mitchell: Dec 1943
Col Homer A Boushey: 11 Jan 1944
Col David L Hill: 29 Sep-1945
Col Bruce K Holloway: 30 Jan-3 Jul 1946.
Muroc, Calif: 29 Nov 1943
Palmdale AAFld, Calif: 1 Jun 1944
Bakersfield Mun Arpt Calif: 11 Oct 1944
Santa Maria AAFld, Calif: 10 Jul 1945
March Field, Calif: c. 29 Nov 1945-3 Jul 1946.
1943-44: Los Angeles Fighter Wing; IV Fighter Command; Fourth Air Force