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476th Fighter Group
476th Fighter Group - A-10 Thunderbolt II.jpg
476th Fighter Group - A-10 Thunderbolt II
Active 19 May 1943-Present
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
Branch Flag of the United States Air Force.png United States Air Force
Type Group
Role Fighter/Attack
Part of AFR Shield  Air Force Reserve Command
Garrison/HQ Moody Air Force Base, Georgia
Tail Code "FT"
Insignia
476th Fighter Group emblem 476thfightrergorup-emblem
Aircraft flown

The 476th Fighter Group (476 FG) is an Air Reserve Component (ARC) of the United States Air Force. It is assigned to the Tenth Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. If mobilized, the Wing is gained by the Air Combat Command.

OverviewEdit

Assigned to the 442d Fighter Wing, at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, the 476th Fighter Group is an Air Force Reseve associate unit linked to the 23d Fighter Group at Moody. The 442 FW oversees the 476th FG's administrative and mission-support needs not provided by Moody's host, active-duty wing.

The group works under its own command structure but integrates its operations with the 23d Wing's 74th and 75th Fighter Squadrons and 23d Maintenance Group. The group currently has approximately 115 Airmen consisting of traditional Reservists, air reserve technicians and civilians. Eventually, the 476th will grow to about 230 traditional Reservists and full-timers, including 20 in the 76 FS, 160 in the 476 MXS and 23 in the medical flight. The remaining airmen will serve on the group staff.

The 476 FG consists of the following units:

HistoryEdit

LineageEdit

  • Constituted as 476th Fighter Group on 20 April 1943
Activated in China on 19 May 1943 with no squadrons assigned
Disbanded in China on 31 July 1943.
  • Reconstituted on 11 October 1943
Activated on 1 December 1943
Disbanded on 1 April 1944.
  • Reconstituted and redesignated 476th Fighter Group (Air Defense), on 11 December 1956.
Activated on 8 February 1957
Discontinued on 1 April 1960.
  • Redesignated 476th Tactical Fighter Group on 31 July 1985 (Remained inactive)
  • Redesignated 476th Fighter Group on 6 January 2009.
Activated on 1 February 2009

AssignmentsEdit

Units assignedEdit

StationsEdit

OperationsEdit

Activated in China on 19 May 1943 and assigned to Fourteenth Air Force, but never made operational and was disbanded two months later. Reactivated in the United States on 1 December 1943 as a First Air Force replacement training unit with four squadrons assigned, however the squadrons apparently did not become operational and group was disbanded on 1 April 1944.

Activated again on 8 February 1957 as part of Air Defense Command. Was involved in activation of Glasgow AFB, Montana, but did not operate as a separate unit until 9 March 1959. Mission was training air defense crews until being inactivated on 1 April 1960.

Stood up as an Air Force Reserve associate unit equipped with A-10 Thunderbolt IIs linked to the 23d Fighter Group in July 2009.

ReferencesEdit

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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