32nd Fighter Squadron the Wolfhounds

Canal Zone – Soesterberg / Camp New Amsterdam – Ramstein

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32nd Fighter Group


Unit's rich history dates
back to World War II

 

Although new to Soesterberg Air Base, the 32nd
Fighter Group has a history dating back to World War
II. The unit's heritage consists of the history belonging
to both the 32nd Fighter Group and 32nd Fighter
Wing, since the Air Force consolidated these two
units in 1984.
The U.S. Army Air Corps activated the 32nd Composite
Wing at Kadena Field on the island of Okinawa,
Japan, in 1948. The new wing flew F/FB-17s and RB-
29s to carry out its mission of providing photographic
reconnaissance and search and rescue support. It was
inactivated in 1949.

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The U.S. Air Force activated the newly redesignated
32nd Fighter Group at Minot AFB, North Dakota, in
1956. The group trained air defense combat crews with
various fighters. From 1960 to 1961, the group was
equipped with F-106’s. to provide air defense for the
north-central part of the United States. The Air Force
discontinued and inactivated the Group in 1961, after
replacingitwiththe32ndFighterWing. On July 1, 1962,
the Air Force discontinued and inactivated the Wing.

In 1964, the Air Force activated the newly
redesignated 32nd Tactical Fighter Wing at George
AFB, Calif. The Air Force planned to equip the wing
with F-4C’s, but shortly after receiving these fighters
the wing was replaced by the 8th Tactical Fighter
Wing, subsequently being inactivated in 1964.

In 1984, the U.S. Air Force consolidated the 32nd
Fighter Group and the 32nd Tactical Fighter Wing as
one unit. It was redesignated as the 32nd Tactical
Fighter Group in 1989. In 1989, the Dutch government
allowed the U.S. Air Force to upgrade its headquarters
unit at Soesterberg from a squadron to group status
Thus, on Nov. 16, 1989, the Air Force activated the
32nd Tactical Fighter Group at Soesterberg.

The group took over the mission previously as-
signed to the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron.
The 32nd Fighter Group received its first Air Force
outstanding Unit Award for the period July 1990 to June
1991. On Nov. I, 1991, the 32nd Tactical Fighter
Group was redesignated the 32nd Fighter Group as a
result of U.S. Air Force reorganization.

As part of 17th Air Force, the 32nd Fighter Group
had the peacetime mission of maintaining F-15’s on
alert to launch at a moment's notice and conduct
NATO air policing operations in the Northern European
Central Region, as well as air superiority operations
in support of the U.S. and its NATO allies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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