Numbering of US Air Groups

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Numbering of US Air Groups

Post by Mike R » 17 Jan 2003 05:28

Why were there no bomber or fighter groups that had numbers in the 200's? For example, the 91 Bomb Group, or the 357 Fighter Group. But why, out of all the American Army Air Forces in WWII, were there none in the 200's?

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Post by Caldric » 17 Jan 2003 18:22

Hi Mike,

That is a damn good question! One that would be a great trivia question by the way.

I have found nothing myself on why this is the case, there were no Fighter, Bomber, Troop Trans groups with 200 series numbering. The only thing I found was 201st Heavy Lift Group, but I think this may have been post-WWII, or right before the birth of Air Force.

The only thing I have not taken a look at is the training groups, perhaps they reserved the 200's for this. The Navy and Marines had no such problems and they used 200.

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Post by Mike R » 17 Jan 2003 19:34

Caldric,
I've been looking around on the internet and haven't had any success. But I have noticed, outside of the 100th BG, I haven't seen any 100 series either! Well thanks for your reply.
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Re: Numbering of US Air Groups

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 26 Mar 2020 18:18

Yeah! Whats with this???

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Re: Numbering of US Air Groups

Post by Eric13051966 » 26 Mar 2020 20:25

Hi,

I think the 100> and 200> groups where NATIONAL GUARDS Groups.

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Re: Numbering of US Air Groups

Post by Leo Niehorster » 27 Mar 2020 10:28

Maurer lists the 100th – 146th Groups.
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