Happy Birthday, 371st Fighter Group!

And today that’s translated as Happy Birthday 142nd Wing!   Activated on 15 July 1943 as the 371st Fighter Group, the group fought in the ETO with the P-47 Thunderbolt and was redesignated after World War II as the 142nd Fighter Group and allotted to the Oregon national Guard where it continues in service as the 142nd Wing.

But the unit’s first birthday anniversaries were held in Europe, as described in this article from the 142d Wing website, “The European Birthdays of the 142d Wing,” at:  https://www.142fw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2274632/the-european-birthdays-of-the-142d-wing/


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