24 Pursuit Group

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Title

24 Pursuit Group

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Unit History

On 16 September 1941 the 24 Pursuit Group (Interceptor) was established comprising the 3, 17 and 20 Pursuit Squadrons hived off from the 4 Composite Group. The Squadron was based at Clark Airfield in the Philippines which was destroyed by a Japanese raid on 8 December 1941. The United States surrender of Bataan on 8 April 1942 caused the 24 Pursuit Group to withdraw to Mindanao Island. The last of the group's air crafts were captured or destroyed by enemy forces at the beginning of May 1942. A few surviving members of the squadron escaped from Mindanao to Australia where they were integrated into other units.

Parent Unit

3 Pursuit Squadron
17 Pursuit Squadron
20 Pursuit Squadron
21 Pursuit Squadron
34 Pursuit Squadron

Dates

19 February 1942

Nation

United States of America

Service

Air Force

Branch

Fighter

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Citation

“24 Pursuit Group,” Northern Territory Library, accessed November 25, 2020, http://www.ntlexhibit.nt.gov.au/items/show/1526.

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