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United States' Squadron and Group Codes

Corgi US32227, United States' P-51 MustangThese are the codes that would appear on the side of the fuselage to indicate what unit the aircraft belonged to. For example this fighter, code QP, would belong to the 334th FS of the 4th FG or 2nd FS of the 52nd FG. The Corgi Model says it belongs to the 334th FS.


Code Squadron Group Air Force Notes Aircraft
  Halverson Squadron11 1st Provisional Bomb Group (Heavy)11 IX Bomber Command11
US Army Middle East11
   
  1st Anti-Submarine Squadron11 1st Provisional Anti-Submarine Wing11 Northwest African Coastal Air Force11   B-2411
IH1 1st PFS1   9th1    
9H1 1st Scouting Force1   8th1 From March 19451  
5E1 1st Scouting Force1   8th1 Until February 19451  
  VB-19,10     Hilo, Hawaii10; USS Yorktown9, USS Bennington9 SB2C-1C9, SB2C-49, SB2C-4E9, SBD-510
  2nd Anti-Submarine Squadron11 1st Provisional Anti-Submarine Wing11 Northwest African Coastal Air Force11   B-2411
  2nd FS11 52nd FG11 12th11   Spitfire V11
QP1 2nd FS1 52nd FG1 8th1    
WR1 2nd Scouting Force1   8th1    
  VB-29,10     USS Hornet9; USS Lexington10 SB2C-1C9, SBD-210
  VS-210     USS Lexington10 SBD-210, SBD-310
  3rd Pursuit Squadron (PS)7 24th PG7   Pacific7 P-407
CL1 3rd Scouting Force1   8th1    
  VB-39,10     USS Yorktown9,10, USS Saratoga10 SB2C-39, SB2C-49, SBD-310, SBD-410
  VMS-310     St Thomas, US Virgin Islands10 SBD-510
  VS-310     USS Saratoga10; Guadalcanal10 SBD-310
Q61 4th BS1 34th BG1 8th1    
  4th FS11 52nd FG11 12th11   Spitfire V11
WD1 4th FS1 52nd FG1 8th1    
  4th Marine Aircraft Wing9     Marshall Islands9 SB2C-39
  4th TCS11 62nd TCG11, 51st Troop Carrier Wing11 12th11   C-4711
  VB-49     USS Bunker Hill9, USS Essex9 SB2C-39
  5th FS11 52nd FG11 12th11   Spitfire V11
VF1 5th FS1 52nd FG1 8th1    
  5th PRS11 3rd PRG11 12th11   F-411
  VB-59,10     USS Franklin9, USS Yorktown10 SB2C-4E9, SBD-310, SBD-510
  VS-510     USS Yorktown10; Hawaii10 SBD-310
  6th FS7 18th FG7   Pacific P-407
  6th NFS3,8     Guadalcanal3, New Guinea3, Saipan3, Pacific8
Kills: 168
P-70 Havoc3, P-61A3,8, P-38G3
  VB-69,10     USS Hancock9, USS Enterprise10, USS Saratoga10 SB2C-39, SB2C-3E9, SB2C-49, SB2C-4E9, SBD-210, SBD-310, SBD-510
  VS-610     USS Enterprise10, USS Saratoga10 SBD-210, SBD-310
R21 7th BS1 34th BG1 8th1    
  7th FS7 49th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  7th TCS11 62nd TCG11, 51st Troop Carrier Wing11 12th11   C-4711
  VB-79     USS Hancock9 SB2C-39, SB2C-3E9
  8th FS7 49th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  8th TCS11 62nd TCG11, 51st Troop Carrier Wing11 12th11   C-4711
9O1 8th TCS1 437th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-89,10     USS Bunker Hill9, USS Hornet10 SB2C-19, SBD-310
  VS-810     USS Hornet10 SBD-310
  9th BS11 1st Provisional Bomb Group (Heavy)11 IX Bomber Command11
US Army Middle East11
  B-1711
  9th FS7 49th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  VB-99,10     USS Lexington9, USS Yorktown9, USS Essex10 SB2C-39, SB2C-49, SBD-410, SBD-510
  VF-911 TG 34.911   USS Ranger11 F4F-411
T51 10th FS1 50th FG1 9th1    
  10th TCS11 60th TCG11 12th11   C-4711
YC1 10th TRS1 69th TRG1 9th1    
  VB-109,10     USS Intrepid9, USS Enterprise10; Puunene, Hawaii10 SB2C-4E9, SB2C-59, SBD-310, SBD-510
  VS-1010     USS Enterprise10 SBD-310
  11th FS7 343th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  11th TCS11 60th TCG11 12th11   C-4711
  VB-119,10     USS Hornet9; Guadalcanal10; Hawaii10 SB2C-39, SBD-310
  VS-1110     Hawaii10 SBD-310
  12th PRS11 3rd PRG11 12th11   F-411
ZM1 12th RS1 67th RG1 8th1    
  12th TCS11 60th TCG11 12th11   C-4711
ZS1 12th TRS1 67th TRG1 9th1    
ZM1 12th TRS1 67th TRG1, 10th PRG1 9th1    
  VB-129,10     USS Randolph9; Hawaii10 SB2C-4E9, SBD-310
  13th BS12       A-2612
ES1 13th PS1 7th PG1 8th1    
  VB-139,10     USS Franklin9, USS Saratoga10 SB2C-39, SBD-310, SBD-410
9S1 14th LS1   9th1    
6C1 14th LS1   9th1    
3I1 14th TCS1 61st TCG1 9th1    
  VB-149     USS Wasp9 SB2C-1C9, SB2C-39
  15th PMS11 3rd PRG11 12th11   B-17F11
Y91 15th TCS1 61st TCG1 9th1    
5M1 15th TRS1 61st TCG1 9th1    
  VB-159     USS Essex9 SB2C-1C9, SB2C-39
  16th OS11 68th OG11 12th11   P-39L11, A-20B11
  16th TCS11 64th TCG11, 51st Troop Carrier Wing11 12th11   C-4711
  VB-169,10     USS Randolph9, USS Lexington10 SB2C-4E9, SBD-510
  17th Provisional (PS)7 347th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  17th Pursuit Squadron (PS)7 24th PG7   Pacific7 P-407
  17th TCS11 64th TCG11, 51st Troop Carrier Wing11 12th11   C-4711
  VB-179     USS Bunker Hill9, USS Hornet9 SB2C-19, SB2C-39, SB2C-49
8I1 18th BS1 34th BG1 8th1    
  18th FS7 343th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  18th TCS11 64th TCG11, 51st Troop Carrier Wing11 12th11   C-4711
  VB-189     USS Intrepid9 SB2C-39
  19th FS7 18th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  VB-199     USS Lexington9 SB2C-39
  20th BS5,11 2nd BG (Heavy)5,11 Northwest African Stategic11 Tunisia11; Amendola, Italy5 B-17E11, B-17G5
  20th Provisional (PS)7 347th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  20th Pursuit Squadron (PS)7 24th PG7   Pacific7 P-407
  VB-209     USS Enterprise9, USS Lexington9 SB2C-39
  21st Pursuit Squadron (PS)7 24th PG7   Pacific7 P-407
  VB-2110     Guadalcanal10 SBD-310
3T1 22nd FS1 36th FG1 9th1    
QL1 22nd TRS1 69th TRG1 9th1    
  VB-2210     Hawaii10 SBD-310, SBD-410
  23rd BS6 5th BG6 13th6   B-176
7U1 23rd FS1 36th FG1 9th1    
Q81 23rd TCS1 349th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-2310     USS Princeton10 SBD-410
  VC-2410     Munda10; SBD-510
  26th BS6 11th BG6 13th6   B-176
  VC-2610     Efate, New Hebrides10; SBD-310
  VGF-2611 TG 34.811   USS Sangamon11 F4F-411
  VGS-2610,11 TG 34.811   USS Sangamon10,11 SBD11, SBD-310, TBF10,11
  27th FS11 1st FG11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11 P-38F11
HV1 27th FS1 1st FG1 8th1    
  VGF-2711 TG 34.911   USS Suwannee11 F4F-411
  VGS-2710,11 TG 34.911   USS Suwannee10,11 TBF11, TBF-110
  28th BS6 19th BG6 5th6 Became 435th BS6 B-176
  28th TCS11 60th TCG11 12th11   C-4711
  VC-2810     Efate, New Hebrides10; SBD-310
  VGF-2811 TG 34.911   USS Suwannee11 F4F-411
5X1 29th TCS1 313th TCG1 9th1    
  VGF-2911 TG 34.1011   USS Santee11 F4F-411
  VGS-2910,11 TG 34.1011   USS Santee10,11 SBD11, SBD-310, TBF10,11
  30th BS6 19th BG6 5th6   B-176
I61 30th PS1 10th PG1 9th1    
  VGS-3011 TG 34.911   USS Suwannee11 F4F-411
  31st BS6 5th BG6 13th6 South Pacific6 B-17F6
8V1 31st PS1 10th PG1 9th1    
  32nd BS5,11 301st BG (Heavy)5,11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Oudna, Tunisia5; Tunisia11; Biskra, Algeria5; Lucera, Italy5; Ain M'Lila, Algeria5; B-17F5,11, B-17G2
S21 32nd TCS1 314th TCG1 9th1    
  33rd FG11 TG 34.811   USS Chenango11 P-40F11
SW1 33rd PRS1 10th PG1, 67th1 9th1    
2W1 33rd PS1 363rd TRG1 9th1    
  33rd Provisional (PS)7 49th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  34th BS11 17th BG Medium11, 47th Medium Bombardment Wing11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11 B-26B11
  34th Pursuit Squadron (PS)7 24th PG7   Pacific7 P-407
XX1 34th PS1 69th TRG1 9th1    
S91 34th PS1 10th PG1 9th1    
NM1 34th TCS1 315th TCG1 8th1    
NM1 34th TCS1 315th TCG1 9th1    
  35th BS6 19th BG6 5th6 South West Pacific6; B-17E6
  35th FS7 8th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  35th TCS11 64th TCG11, 51st Troop Carrier Wing11 12th11   C-4711
  VC-3510     USS Chenango10 SBD-510
6E1 36th TCS1,11 316th TCG1,11 9th1,11   C-4711
  37th BS11 17th BG (Medium)11 , 47th Medium Bombardment Wing11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11 B-25B11
  37th FS11 14th FG11 12th11   P-38F11
W71 37th TCS1,11 316th TCG1,11 9th1,11   C-4711
  VC-3710     USS Sangamon10 SBD-510
  VC-3810     Munda, Solomons10; SBD-510
  VC-4010     Munda, Solomons10; SBD-510
  CVG(N)-413     USS Independence3 F6F-5N3
  VF(N)-413     USS Independence3 F6F-5N3, TBM-3D3
  VF-4111 TG 34.911   USS Ranger11 F4F-411
  VS-4110,11 TG 34.911   USS Ranger10,11 SBD11, SBD-310
  42nd BS6 11th BG6 13th6   B-176
UA1 43rd TCS1 315th TCG1 8th1    
UA1 43rd TCS1 315th TCG1 9th1    
  44th FS7 18th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
4C1 44th TCS1,11 316th TCG1,11 9th1,11   C-4711
  45th FS7 15th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
T31 45th TCS1,11 316th TCG1,11 9th1,11   C-4711
  46th FS7 15th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  VS-4610     Pearl Harbor, Hawaii10 SBD-510
  47th FS7 15th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
N31 47th TCS1 313rd TCG1 9th1    
  VS-4710     Johnston Island10; Palymra Island10 SBD-410
  48th FS11 14th FG11 12th11   P-38F11
Z71 48th TCS1 313rd TCG1 9th1    
  49th BS5,11 2nd BG (Heavy)5,11 Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11; Massicault, Tunisia5 B-17E11, B-17F5
  49th FS11 14th FG11 12th11   P-38F11
H21 49th TCS1 313rd TCG1 9th1    
2R1 50th TCS1 314th TCG1 9th1    
  51st TCS11 62nd TCG11, 51st Troop Carrier Wing11 12th11   C-4711
  VS-5110     Tutuila, Samoa10 SBD-510
  VS-5210     Roi, Marshall Islands10 SBD-510
  VS-5310     Pearl Harbor10 SBD-510
6V1 53rd FS1 36th FG1 9th1    
3A1 53rd TCS1 61st TCG1 9th1    
  VS-5410     Guadalcanal10 SBD-310, SBD-410
KI1 55th FS1 20th FG1 8th1    
  VS-5510     Espiritu Santo10; SBD-410
  VS-5710     Noumea, New Caledonia10; SBD-410
  58th FS11 33rd FG11 12th11   P-40F11
  VS-5810     Efate, New Hebrides10 SBD-410
  59th FS11 33rd FG11 12th11   P-40F11
X51 59th TCS1 61st TCG1 9th1    
NG1 60th BS1 493rd BG1 8th1   B-171
  60th FS11 33rd FG11 12th11   P-40F11
  VC-6010     USS Suwanee10 SBD-510
HV1 61st FS1 56th FG1 8th1   P-471
Q91 61st TCS1 314th TCG1 9th1    
LM1 62nd FS1 56th FG1 8th1    
E51 62nd TCS1 314th TCG1 9th1    
  63rd BS6 43rd BG6 5th6 South-West Pacific6; Nadzab, New Guinea6; Sumac6; B-17E6, B-17F6
UN1 63rd FS1 56th FG1 8th1    
  64th BS6 43rd BG6 5th6 South-West Pacific6; Sumac6; B-17E6, B-17F6
  64th FS11 57th FG11, 211 Group11 Western Desert11 Tunisia11 P-4011
  VS-6410     Espiritu Santo10; SBD-510
  65th BS6 43rd BG6 5th6 South-West Pacific6 B-17E6, B-17F6
  65th FS11 57th FG11, 211 Group11 Western Desert11 Tunisia11 P-4011
  VS-6510     Funafuti10 SBD-410
QK1 66th BS1 44th BG1 8th1    
  66th FS11 239 Wing11, 211 Group11
57th FG11, 211 Group11
Western Desert11 Tunisia11 P-4011
  VS-6610     Tarawa Atoll10 SBD-510
NB1 67th BS1 44th BG1 8th1    
  VS-6710     Nandi10 SBD-310, SBD-410
WQ1 68th BS1 44th BG1 8th1    
  68th FS7 347th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  VS-6810     Treasury Islands10; SBD-410
  VS-6910     Pearl Harbor, Hawaii10; SBD-510, SBD-610
  70th FS7 343th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
  71st FS11 1st FG11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11 P-38F11
LM1 71st FS1 1st FG1 8th1    
CJ1 71st TCS1 434th TCG1 9th1    
  VS-7110     USS Wasp10; Guadalcanal10 SBD-310
  72nd BS6 5th BG6 13th6   B-176
  72th FS7 15th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
CU1 72nd TCS1 434th TCG1 9th1    
  73rd FS7 18th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
CN1 73rd TCS1 434th TCG1 9th1    
  VP-7311     Port Lyautey11 PBY-5A11
ID1 74th TCS1 435th TCG1 9th1    
SH1 75th TCS1 435th TCG1 9th1    
  VF(N)-753     Solomon Islands3 F4U-23
CW1 76th TCS1 435th TCG1 9th1    
  VF(N)-763     USS Hornet3 , USS Bunker Hill3, USS Yorktown3 F6F-3N3
LC1 77th FS1 20th FG1 8th1    
IB1 77th TCS1 435th TCG1 9th1    
  78th FS7 18th FG7   Pacific7 P-407
CM1 78th TCS1 435th TCG1 9th1    
MC1 79th FS1 20th FG1 8th1    
S61 79th TCS1 436th TCG1 9th1    
7D1 80th TCS1 436th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-809     USS Ticonderoga9, USS Hancock9 SB2C-39, SB2C-49
  81st BS4,11 12th BG4,11 Western Desert11
Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Mediterranean4
Planes numbered 1 - 254
Tunisia11
B-254,11
2N1 81st FS1 50th FG1 9th1    
U51 81st TCS1 436th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-819     USS Wasp9 SB2C-39, SBW-39
  82nd BS4,11 12th BG4,11 Western Desert11
Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Mediterranean4
Planes numbered 26 - 504
Tunisia11
B-254,11
MX1 82nd FS1 78th FG1 8th1    
3D1 82nd TCS1 436th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-829     USS Bennington9 SB2C-49, SB2C-4E9
  83nd BS4,11 12th BG4,11 Western Desert11 Mediterranean4
Planes numbered 51 - 754
B-254,11
T21 83rd TCS1 437th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-839     USS Essex9 SB2C-49, SB2C-4E9
  84th BS11 47th BG (Light)11 12th11
Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Tunisia11 A-2011, A-20B11
WZ1 84th FS1 78th FG1 8th1    
UN1 84th FS1 1st FG1 8th1    
HL1 84th FS1 78th FG1 8th1    
Z81 84th TCS1 437th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-849     USS Bunker Hill9 SB2C-49, SB2C-4E9
  85th BS11 47th BG (Light)11 12th11
Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Tunisia11 A-2011, A-20B11
  85th FS11 79th FG11, 211 Group11 Western Desert11 Tunisia11 P-4011
  VB-859     USS Shangri-La9 SB2C-49, SB2C-4E9
  86th BS11 47th BG (Light)11 12th11
Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Tunisia11 A-2011, A-20B11
  86th FS11 79th FG11, 211 Group11 Western Desert11 Tunisia11 P-4011
5K1 86th TCS1 437th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-869     USS Wasp9 SB2C-49, SB2C-4E9
  87th BS11 47th BG (Light)11 12th11
Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Tunisia11 A-2011, A-20B11
  87th FS11 79th FG11, 211 Group11 Western Desert11 Tunisia11 P-4011
3X1 87th TCS1 438th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-879     USS Ticonderoga9 SB2C-4E9
M21 88th TCS1 438th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-889     USS Yorktown9 SB2C-49, SB2C-4E9
4U1 89th TCS1 438th TCG1 9th1    
Q71 90th TCS1 438th TCG1 9th1    
  CVG(N)-903     USS Independence3 F6F-5E/N3
  VF(N)-903     USS Independence3 F6F-5E/N3
  VT(N)-903     USS Enterprise3 TBM-3D3
  91st FS11 81st FG11, 2nd Air Defense Wing11 12th11   P-3911, P-40011
L41 91st TCS1 439th TCG1 9th1    
  92nd FS11 81st FG11, 2nd Air Defense Wing11 12th11   P-3911, P-40011
J81 92nd TCS1 439th TCG1 9th1    
  VP-9211     Port Lyautey11 PBY-5A11
  93rd BS6 19th BG6 5th6 Mareeba, Australia6; South West Pacific6; B-17E6
  93rd FS11 81st FG11, 2nd Air Defense Wing11 12th11   P-3911, P-40011
3B1 93rd TCS1 439th TCG1 9th1    
  94th FS11 1st FG11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11 P-38F11
D81 94th TCS1 439th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-949     USS Lexington9 SB2C-4E9
  95th BS11 17th BG (Medium)11, 47th Medium Bombardment Wing11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11 B-26B11
  95th FS11 82nd FG11, 47th Medium Bombardment Wing11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11 P-38G11
9X1 95th TCS1 440th TCG1 9th1    
  96th BS5,11 2nd BG (Heavy)5,11 Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11; Amendola, Italy5; B-17E11, B-17G5
  96th FS11 82nd FG11, 47th Medium Bombardment Wing11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11 P-38G11
6Z1 96th TCS1 440th TCG1 9th1    
  97th FS11 82nd FG11, 47th Medium Bombardment Wing11 12th11, Northwest African Strategic11 Tunisia11 P-38G11
W61 97th TCS1 440th TCG1 9th1    
  98th BS6 11th BG6 13th6 South Pacific6; B-17E6
8Y1 98th TCS1 440th TCG1 9th1    
  VB-989,10     Marshall Islands9; Munda, New Georgia10 SB2C9, SBD-510
3J1 99th TCS1 441st TCG1 9th1    
  VB-999     Marshall Islands9; Majuro Atoll9; Eniwetok Atoll9 SB2C9
  • BG: Bomber Group
  • BS: Bomber Squadron
  • FG: Fighter Group
  • FS: Fighter Squadron
  • NF: Night Fighter
  • NFS: Night Fighter Squadron
  • OG: Observation Group
  • OS: Observation Squadron
  • OTU: Operational Training Unit
  • PG: Pathfinder Group
  • PMS: Photographic Mapping Squadron
  • PRG: Photo Reconnaissance Group
  • PRS: Photo Reconnaissance Squadron
  • PS: Pathfinder Squadron
  • RG: Reconnaissance Group
  • RS: Reconnaissance Squadron
  • TCG: Troop Carrier Group
  • TCS: Troop Carrier Squadron
  • TRG: Training Group
  • TRS: Training Squadron
  • VB: Navy Bomber Squadron
  • VF(N): Navy Night Fighter Squadron
  • VMF(N): Marine Corps Night Fighter Squadron
  • VS: Scouting

Sources:

  1. USAAF Handbook 1939 - 1945, Martin W. Bowman, 1997
  2. Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2, Martin Bowman, 1999
  3. American Nightfighter Aces of World War 2, Andrew Thomas, Warren Thompson, 2008
  4. B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO, Steve Pace, 2002
  5. B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO, William N Hess, 2003
  6. B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Pacific War, Martin Bowman, 2003
  7. P-40 Warhawk Aces of the Pacific, Carl Molesworth, 2003
  8. P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2, Warren Thompson, 2000
  9. Helldiver Units of World War 2, Barrett Tillman, 1997
  10. SBD Dauntless Units of World War 2, Barrett Tillman, 1998
  11. The North African Air Campaign, Christopher Rein, 2012
  12. American Attack Aircraft Since 1926, E. R. Johnson, 2012
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