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475th Fighter Group ( 475th FG) "Satan's Angles"
U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) 5th Air Force (5th AF)
Background
The 475th Fighter Group (475th FG) was part of the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF), 5th Air Force (5th AF) flying the P-38 Lightning in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA). Their motto was: "In Proelio Gawdete" (Be Joyful in Battle).

Headquarters Squadron
The Headquarters Squadron for the 475th Fighter Group, tail codes: 100, 101, 102.

431st Fighter Squadron (431st FS) "Hades"
The 431st Fighter Squadron operated the P-38 Lightning, tail codes 110–139.

432nd Fighter Squadron (432nd FS) "Clover"

The 432nd Fighter Squadron operated the P-38 Lightning.

433rd Fighter Squadron (433rd FS) "Possum"
The 433rd Fighter Squadron operated the P-38 Lightning.

Tail Codes
The 475th Fighter Group used three digit tail codes assigned in ranges including 100–102 for Headquarters Squadron, 110–139 in red for 431st FS, 140–160 for 432nd FS and 170–199 for 433rd FS.

Headquarters Squadron: 100, 101, 102
431st FS "Hades" (Red): 110–139
432nd FS "Clover" (White): 140–169
433rd FS "Possum" (Blue): 170–199

References
P-38 Lightnings operated by the 475th Fighter Group
475th Fighter Group Museum
475th Fighter Group Historical Foundation


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