P47 and P51 Groups in the PTO and CBI

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Heres a listing for the USAAF groups. Hopefully someone can add the RAF and RAAF squadrons if they flew them too.

    There also was a Mexican P47 group that flew in the PI.

    10th 14th AF (CBI)
    23rd FG (P51's)
    33rd FG (P47's)
    51st FG (P51's)
    80th FG (P47's)
    81st FG (P47's)
    311th FG (P51's)
    1st Air Commando Units: (used both P51's and P47's at various times)
    1st FS
    2nd FS
    4th FS
    5th FS


    5th AF:
    35th FG (P47's then P51's)
    58th FG (P47's)
    348th FG (P47's then P51's)
    71st TRG (P51's)


    7th AF:
    15th FG (P51's)
    21st FG (P51's)
    318th FG (P47's)
    413th FG (P47's)
    414th FG (P47's)
    507th FG (P47's)
    508th FG (P47's)


    20th AF:
    506th FG (P51's)
     
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    For a few monthes, from late 1943 to mid 1944 P-47 were flown also by
    36th FS (8th FG)
    9th FS (49th FG)
    flying P-38 thereafter.

    3d and 4th FS(C) (3d ACG) P-51 (Leyte and Luzon from jan. 1945)

    Escuadrón Aéreo de Pelea 201 (Mexican Expeditionary Air Force) was attached to 58th FG in 1945.
    Also 348th FG had 4 squadrons.

    14th AF
    3d and 5th FG of the Chinese-American Composite Wing

    10th AF
    1st ACG (5th, 6th FS (C) P-51 and P-47, then P-51) India from early 1944
    2d ACG (1st, 2d FS(C) P-51) India from late 1944


    RAF
    Many squadrons were equipped with P-47 in CBI, but I don't think that any P-51 was used in combat operations. I remember reading some hundreds of P-51 delivered to RAF India, but too late for WW2.
    Incomplete list:
    no. 5, 30, 34, 42, 60, 79, 113, 123, 134, 135, 146, 258, 261 RAF

    RAAF
    Probably no. 84 and 86 Sqn got P-51 in mid 1945 in Australia.

    Max
     
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