What’s in a Number Anyway?

There is little doubt that the post-World War II renumbering of many USAAF combat groups and squadrons coupled with their allotment to the Air National Guard has confused and confounded many people over the years, whether those who wondered what ever happened to their old World War II unit or folks on the other end of the relationship wondering about their historical roots.

 

As for Frisky and his 371st Fighter Group, there is no need to fret.  This postwar change is explained in a recent post on the 142nd Fighter Wing website, titled “What’s in a Number Anyway?  The Origins of the 142nd Fighter Wing,” posted on the wing’s website at:

http://www.142fw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123474219

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