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Old 20th January 2011, 11:42
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Where were the 408th Fighter Squadron based and why is there so little known/written about them?

I've just come across a few images in personal collection of images that show various pilots and a couple of aircraft (one a P-40) which are of the 408th Fighter squadron.

Looking at the obvious places of the internet, I have not been able to find out very much at-all about this Squadron and wonder where they were based as it doesn't seem to be apparent that they were based overseas in combat? Were they a training Group?

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  • Constituted as 372d Fighter Group on 12 October 1943
Activated on 28 October 1943Redesignated 372d Fighter-Bomber Group in April 1944Redesignated 372d Fighter Group in June 1944Inactivated on 7 November 1945Assignments

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I have some pictures showing Zack Taylor, formerly of the 325th Fighter group with the 408th Fighter Squadron and I'm just wondering what their role in WW2 was?

Thanks for any help, cheers, MP
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Old 20th January 2011, 13:51
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Re: Where were the 408th Fighter Squadron based and why is there so little known/written about them?

There's something about the 408th FS here too: http://forum.armyairforces.com/m72478-p1-print.aspx

It appears that the unit was involved in training activities.

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Old 20th January 2011, 19:51
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Re: Where were the 408th Fighter Squadron based and why is there so little known/written about them?

MP -
408th Sq. Operations:
Replacement Training and Air Support for
Maneuvers 1944 - 1945.
A/C : P-39 1943 - 44 , P-40 1944 - 45 , P-51 1945
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Old 24th January 2011, 15:44
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Re: Where were the 408th Fighter Squadron based and why is there so little known/written about them?

Thanks for the help. That seems to make the pictures I have make a little more sense as they show a P-40 sometime between 44 and 45.

Thanks for the help. Cheers, MP
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