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Zst: 1941-1943. 2d: 19411944. -36: 1941-1943. qth: 1941-1944. 6th: 1943-1944. 19th: 1943. gist: 19431944. Bolling Field, DC, 10 Jun 1941; Peterson Field, Colo, Dec 1943; Buckley Field, Colo, Jul-5 Oct 1944. COMMANDERS. Lt Col Minton W Kaye, 10 Tun 1941; Lt Col George G Northrup, c. I Feb 1942; Col Paul T Cullen, 8 Jul 1942; Col Minton W Kaye, c. I Jul 1943; Col George G Northrup, c. 18 Nov 1943; Lt Col Frank N Graves, c. I Dec 1943unkn. CAMPAIGNS. American Theater. DECORATIONS. None. Shield: Per pale, vert and azure, a pile or debruised by a barrulet arched of the field upon and over the pile a camera lens proper rimmed sable.
1945; Shanghai, China, I Nov 1945- 33 15 Apr 1946. Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 19 Nov 1948-16 Oct 1949. Sewart AFB, Tenn, 8 Nov 1g55-. COMMANDERS. Col Charles D Farr, 5 Jun 1944; Col Hiette S Williams Jr, 25 Oct 1944; Col G Robert Dodson, 21 Apr 1945; Col Hugh D Wallace, 17 Jun 1945; Lt Col George H Van Deusan, unkn-1946. Unkn, 1948-1949. Col John R Roche, 8 NOVI955-. India-Burma ; Central Burma. DECORATIONS. None. Shield: On a shield per fesse dancette azure and vert an American bald eagle volant, marked with three stars, red, blue, and green, wings spread upward, carrying with his talons an aircraft wing section loaded with a gun, supply box, and a combat soldier, all or ;in chief a lightning bolt of the last.
Trained, participated in exercises and maneuvers, put‘on 22 AIR FORCE COMBAT UNITS OF WORLD WAR I1 demonstrations, took part in National Air Races, tested equipment, and experimented with tactics, using Spad, Nieuport, DeHavilland, SE-5, MB-3, PW-8, P-I, P-6, PT-3, P-16, P-26, P-35, P-36, P-38, P-41, P-43, and other aircraft during the period 1919-1941. Was the only pursuit group in the Army’s air arm for several years; later, furnished cadres for new units. Moved to the west coast immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and flew patrols for several weeks.