406th Air Expeditionary Group

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The 406th Air Expeditionary Group (406 AEOG) is the operational flying component of the 406th Air Expeditionary Wing.wikipedia
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United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa

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It is a provisional unit assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe.
By this time, USAFE's fighting force appears to have dropped to a single unit, the 86th Fighter Group, which was shuffled around three separate stations in Germany in 1946–47 as it absorbed the inactivating personnel and equipment of first the 406th Fighter Group and then the 33rd Fighter Group.

406th Air Expeditionary Wing

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The 406th Air Expeditionary Group (406 AEOG) is the operational flying component of the 406th Air Expeditionary Wing.
The fighter squadrons being replaced by the 512th, 513th and 514th respectively, the F-84G Thunderjets and support aircraft of the ANG were assigned to the 406th Fighter-Bomber Group.

86th Operations Group

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Inactivated on 20 August 1946, personnel and equipment being assigned to 86th Fighter Group keeping with Air Force policy of having low-numbered units active as much as possible.
Less than five months later, the 86th Fighter Group was reactivated in Germany on 20 August 1946, being assigned to USAFE and being stationed at AAF Station Nordholz, near Bremerhaven, assuming the personnel and equipment of the inactivated 406th Fighter Group.

XIX Tactical Air Command

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Attached to XIX Tactical Air Command, 1 August 1944
406th Fighter Group: Attached, 1 August-1 October 1944; 1 October 1944-8 February 1945

404th Air Expeditionary Group

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100th Fighter Wing
406th Fighter Group: (P-47 Thunderbolt), 1 October 1944 – 8 February 1945

512th Fighter Squadron

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512th (formerly 628th Bombardment) Fighter Squadron: 1 March 1943 – 20 August 1946; 10 July 1952 – 1 May 1956
406th Bombardment (later Fighter-Bomber; Fighter) Group, 1 March 1943 – 20 August 1946

303d Fighter Wing

303rd Fighter Wing
303d Fighter Wing
406th Fighter Group: (P-47 Thunderbolt), 1 August-1 October 1944

RAF Ashford

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RAF Ashford (AAF-417), England, 4 April 1944
On 5 April the airmen of the 406th Fighter Group arrived, having crossed the Atlantic by troopship.

XXIX Tactical Air Command (Provisional)

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XXIX Tactical Air Command, 8 February 1945
406th Fighter Group: 8 February – 25 October 1945

XII Tactical Air Command

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Attached to XII Tactical Air Command, 25 October 1945 – 20 August 1946
406th Fighter Group

Mourmelon-le-Grand Airfield

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Mourmelon-le-Grand Airfield (A-80), France, 22 September 1944
406th Fighter Group, 22 September 1944 – 2 February 1945 (P-47 Thunderbolt)

Zutendaal Air Base

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Asch Airfield (Y-29), Belgium, 8 February 1945
The 406th Fighter Group, also flew from the airfield in P-47s from 8 February – 15 April 1945.

Saint-Léonard Airfield

Saint-Léonard Airfield (A-36), France, 4 September 1944
The airfield was opened on 4 September 1944 and used by the 406th Fighter Group, which flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the field between 4 September and 4 October 1944.

Tour-en-Bessin Airfield

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Tour-en-Bessin Airfield (A-13), France, 5 August 1944
406th Fighter Group 30 July - 17 August 1944

Cretteville Airfield

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Cretteville Airfield (A-14), France, 17 August 1944
406th Fighter Group 17 August - 4 September 1944

Metz-Frescaty Air Base

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Metz Airfield (Y-34), France, 2 February 1945
406th Fighter Group, 2–8 February 1945

Münster-Handorf Airfield

Münster-Handorf Airfield (Y-94), Germany, 15 April 1945
Almost immediately, Ninth Air Force P-47 Thunderbolts of the 366th Fighter Group and on 15 April, the 406th Fighter Group moved in to press home the attacks on the encircled German forces trapped in the Pocket.

World War II

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The group's World War II predecessor unit, the 406th Fighter Group was assigned to Ninth Air Force in Western Europe.

Ninth Air Force

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The group's World War II predecessor unit, the 406th Fighter Group was assigned to Ninth Air Force in Western Europe.

Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

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It was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations for its actions in combat during the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

Operation Overlord

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It was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations for its actions in combat during the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

Battle of the Bulge

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It was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations for its actions in combat during the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

Meridian Regional Airport

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Established as a dive-bomber attack group at Key Field, Mississippi on 1 March 1943, Trained with numerous attack aircraft both at Key Field and at Congree Army Airfield, South Carolina until May 1944.

McEntire Joint National Guard Base

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Established as a dive-bomber attack group at Key Field, Mississippi on 1 March 1943, Trained with numerous attack aircraft both at Key Field and at Congree Army Airfield, South Carolina until May 1944.