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420th Night Fighter Squadron | 481st Night Fighter Training Group

LINEAGE. Constituted 420th Night Fighter Squadron on 25 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 194.3. Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944.

ASSIGNMENTS. Air Defense Department, AAF School of Applied Tactics, 1 Jun 1943 (attached to 481st Night Fighter Operational Training Group, 17 Jul 1943); 481st Night Fighter Operational Training Group, 26 Jul 1943-31 Mar 1944.

STATIONS. Orlando AB, Fla, 1 Jun 1943; Kissimmee AAFld, Fla, 1 Jun 1943; Dunnellon AAFld, Fla, 20 Aug 1943; Hammer Field, Calif, 18 Jan-31 Mar 1944.

AIRCRAFT. In addition to AT-11, A-20, and P-70 during 1943-1944, and P/YP-61, 194.4, included BT-13 and c-78, 1943-1944.



Painted pyrography. Design by Walt Disney Studios.


A caricatured black owl, YAHOOTY, expressing an attitude of alert watchfulness, wearing a night cap light red bedroom slippers, and carrying a blue gray machine gun under the left wing and a lighted match held aloft in feather tips of right wing.



Maurer. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II.



420th nfs



Long-time collector of WWII Aviation: AAF, USN and USMC.




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