This site is dedicated to the military and civilian personnel assigned and/or attached to the United States Army Air Force’s 371st Fighter Group, and to their achievements in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) during Second World War.
The 371st Fighter Group flew the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber in the ETO, and participated in six campaigns across Northwestern Europe in 1944-1945. The unit received the Distinguished Unit Citation for actions in Germany 15 – 21 March 1945, and was cited in the Belgian Army Order of the Day for actions from 6 June to 30 September 1944.
After World War II, the 371st Fighter Group was redesignated as the 142nd Fighter Group and allotted to Oregon for service in the Oregon Air National Guard. Operating today from Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon, the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon ANG serves community, state and nation with the Boeing (nee McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle jet fighter.