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In March the 506th Fighter Group (P-51's) arrived in Guam, then moved to Tinian. In May they moved to North Field on Iwo Jima and commenced operations, flying a mix of escort, fighter sweep and ground attack mission until war's end.commenced operations.
In June the 507th Fighter Group (P-47N's) commenced operations from Ie Shima, attacking targets in Japan, Korea and China. It flew it's first (and only) long range escort on 8 August.
In late June the 413th Fighter Group (P-47N's) also commenced operation out of Ie Shima, flying the same type of Ops as the 506th. It to only flew one escort mission, that of the 8 August.
In July the 414th Fighter Group (P-47N) commenced operations from Iwo Jima. It flew a mix of ground attack, fighter sweeps and escort missions through to war's end.
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