332nd Fighter Group

332fg.org is a project of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from General Orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and World War II history. The names on this honor roll of men assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group is not a complete list of all who served with the 332nd, however, we are attempting to locate as many documents that have survived as possible. Information from Tuskegee and Selfridge during training to Montecorvino, Capodichino and Ramitelli Airfield overseas in Italy we welcome photos, documents and biographies. Sources of material include the US National Archives, Air Force Historical Research Agency and the records donated by individual servicemen and their families. We hope you will find this information useful and enjoyable. We are accepting volunteers help in this very large World War II project as we preserve this history and honor service.

332nd FG History

Constituted as the 332nd Fighter Group on 4 Jul 1942. Activated on 13 Oct 1942. Trained with P-39 and P-40 aircraft. Moved to Italy, arriving early in February 1944. Began operations with Twelfth AF on 5 Feb. Used P-39's to escort convoys, protect harbors, and fly armed reconnaissance missions. Converted to P-47's during Apr-May and changed to P-51's in June. Operated with 15th Air Force from May 1944 to April 1945, being engaged primarily in protecting bombers that struck such objectives as oil refineries, factories, airfields, and marshalling yards in Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Rumania, Bulgaria, and Greece. Also made strafing attacks on airdromes, railroads, highways, bridges, river traffic, troop concentrations, radar facilities, power stations, and other targets. Received a DUC (Distinguished Unit Citation) for a mission on 24 March 1945 when the group escorted B-17's during a raid on a tank factory at Berlin, fought the interceptors that attacked the formation, and strafed transportation facilities while flying back to the base in Italy. Returned to the US in Oct 1945.

WW2 Commanders

Lt Col Sam W Westbrook Jr, 19 Oct 1942
Col Robert R Selway Jr, 16 May 1943
Col Benjamin O Davis Jr, 8 Oct 1943
Maj George S Roberts, 3 Nov 1944
Col Benjamin O Davis Jr, 24 Dec 1944

WW2 Squadrons

99th: 1944-1945. 100th: 1942-1945. 301st: 1942-1945. 302d: 1942-1945.

WW2 Stations

Tuskegee, Ala, 13 Oct 1942
Selfridge Field, Mich, 29 Mar 1943
Oscoda, Mich, 12 Apr 1943
Selfridge Field, Mich, 9 Jul-22 Dec 1943
Montecorvino, Italy, 3 Feb 1944
Capodichino, Italy, 15 Apr 1944
Ramitelli Airfield, Italy, 28 May 1944
Cattolica, Italy, c. 4 May 1945

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