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On 12 November 1942 the 355th Fighter Group, the wing's forbearer, activated at Orlando Army Air Base, Florida flying the P-40 Warhawks. Commonly, units formed during this period needed extra time to become fully manned in preparation for overseas movement. In February 1943 a readiness inspection team named "Pete the POM (preparation for overseas movement) Inspector" declared the group ready for shipment. However, instead of going to war in the P-40s they had been training with, they were scheduled to operate the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. Pilots and crews carried out training with the new aircraft during the group's move up the East Coast, which commenced on 17 February and ended on 16 June 1943, when the group departed for England to aid the war effort. Read more...

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ACC ShieldAir Combat Command is the primary force provider of combat airpower to America's warfighting commands. To support global implementation of national security strategy, ACC operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle-management, and electronic-combat aircraft. It also provides command, control, communications and intelligence systems, and conducts global information operations. Fact sheet
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AMARC/AFMCThe Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group is a one-of-a-kind specialized facility within the Air Force Materiel Command structure. AMARG provides critical aerospace maintenance and regeneration capabilities for Joint and Allied/Coalition warfighters in support of global operations and agile combat support for a wide range of military operations. Fact sheet
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Deploy, employ, support, and sustain attack airpower in support of Combatant Commanders anywhere in the world at a moment's notice. Train the finest attack pilots for the Combat Air Forces. Provide every member of Team D-M with responsive, tailored, mission-focused base support. 355th Fighter Wing history
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