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United States' Squadron and Group Codes, 400-499

Code Squadron Group Air Force Notes Aircraft
LL 401st BS 91st BG 8th    
9D 401st FS 370th FG 9th    
E6 402nd FS 370th FG 9th    
  403rd BS 43rd BG 5th, V Army Air Force South West Pacific, Bismarck Sea B-17F, B-17
9Q 404th FS 371st FG 9th    
  405h BS 38th BG V Army Air Force Bismarck Sea B-25
8N 405th FS 371st FG 9th    
J6 406th BS   8th    
4W 406th FS 371st FG 9th    
PY 407th BS 92nd BG 8th    
YM 409th BS 93rd BG 8th    
GL 410th BS 94th BG 8th    
R3 410th FS 373rd FG 9th    
U9 411th FS 373rd FG 9th    
QW 412th BS 95th BG 8th    
V5 412th FS 373rd FG 9th    
MZ 413th BS 96th BG 8th    
  VMB-413     South West Pacific; Stirling Island PBJ-1D
  414th BS 97th BG (Heavy) 12th, Northwest African Strategic Chateaudun-du-Rhumel, Algeria; Depienne, Tunisia; Tunisia; Amendola, Italy; B-17E, B-17F, B-17G
  414th NFS     Europe
Kills: 5
P-61
  415 BS 98th BG (Heavy) IX Bomber Command, 9th Air Force
US Army Middle East
  B-24
  415th NFS       P-61
  416th BS 99th BG (Heavy) Nothwest African Strategic Tunisia B-17F
  416th BS   9th   A-26 Invader
  416th NFS     Meditteranean; Pontedera, Italy P-70 Havoc, Beaufighter, Mosquito XXX, A-36, P-61
  417th NFS     Corsica Beaufighter VIF, P-61
LD 418th BS 100th BG 8th    
  418th NFS     Philippines, Pacific
Kills: 18
B-25H, P-61B
  419th BS 301st BG (Heavy) 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia B-17F
  419th NFS     Pacific
Kills: 5
P-61
  421st NFS     Pacific
Kills: 13
P-61
JJ 422nd BS 305th BG 8th    
  422nd NFS     Ford, Britain; Etain, France; Florennes, Belgium; Europe
Kills: 43
P-61A
RD 423rd BS 306th BG 8th    
  VMB-423     Green Island PBJ-1D
  425th NFS     Great Britain, Europe
Kills: 10
P-61
  426th NFS     Pacific
Kills: 5
P-61
  427th NFS       P-61
GN 427th BS 303rd BG 8th    
  428th BS 310th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia, Mediterranean B-25, B-25C
F5 428th FS 474th FG 9th    
  429th BS 2nd BG (Heavy) Northwest African Strategic Tunisia; Amendola, Italy B-27E, B-17G
7Y 429th FS 474th FG 9th    
K6 430th FS 474th FG 9th    
  431st BS 11th BG 13th South Pacific B-17E
  432nd BS 17th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia B-26B
  VMB-433     South West Pacific PBJ-1D, PBJ-1J
  434th BS 12th BG Western Desert Mediterranean
Planes numbered 76 - 100
B-25
L2 434th FS 479th FG 8th    
  435th BS 19th BG 5th   B-17
J2 435th FS 479th FG 8th    
9B 436th FS 479th FG 8th    
  437th BS 319th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia; Mediterranean
Planes numbered 1 - 24
B-25, B-26B
  438th BS 319th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia; Mediterranean
Planes numbered 25 - 49
B-25, B-26B
  439th BS 319th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia; Mediterranean
Planes numbered 50 - 74
B-25, B-26B
  440th BS 319th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia; Mediterranean
Planes numbered 75 - 100
B-25, B-26B
  441st BS 320th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia B-26B
  442nd BS 320th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia B-26B
  443rd BS 320th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia B-26B
  VMB-443        
  444th BS 320th BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia B-26B
  445th BS 321st BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia; Mediterranean
Planes numbered 1 - 25
B-25, B-25C
  446th BS 321st BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia; Mediterranean
Planes numbered 26 - 50
B-25, B-25C
  447th BS 321st BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia; Mediterranean
Planes numbered 51 - 75
B-25, B-25C
  448th BS 321st BG (Medium), 47th Medium Bombardment Wing 12th, Northwest African Strategic Tunisia; Mediterranean
Planes numbered 76 - 100
B-25, B-25C
PN 449th BS 322nd BG 9th    
PN 450th BS 332nd BG 8th    
ER 450th BS 322nd BG 9th    
SS 451st BS 322nd BG 9th    
ER 451st BS 332nd BG 8th    
SS 451st BS 332nd BG 8th    
  VMF-451       F4U
DR 452nd BS 322nd BG 9th    
DR 452nd BS 332nd BG 8th    
  VMF-452       F4U
VT 453rd BS 323rd BG 9th    
VT 453rd BS 323rd BG 8th    
RJ 454th BS 323rd BG 9th    
  VMSB-454     San Diego, California; El Toro, California SB2C-1A
YU 455th BS 323rd BG 9th    
YU 455th BS 323rd BG 8th    
WT 456th BS 323rd BG 8th    
WT 456th BS 323rd BG 9th    
  VMSB-464     El Toro, California SB2C-4, SB2C-4E
  VMSB-474     El Toro, California SB2C-4
  481st NF OTU     Orlando, Florida P-70 Havoc
  VMSB-484     El Toro, California SB2C-4, SB2C-4E
7F 485th FS 370th FG 9th    
  486th BS 340th BG   Mediterranean
Planes numbered 6A - 6Z
B-25
PZ 486th FS 352nd FG 8th    
  487th BS 340th BG   Mediterranean
Planes numbered 7A - 7Z
B-25
HO 487th FS 352nd FG 8th    
  4887th BS 340th BG   Mediterranean
Planes numbered 8A - 8Z
B-25
  489th BS 340th BG   Mediterranean
Planes numbered 9A - 9Z
B-25
F4 492nd FS 387th FG 9th    
I7 493rd FS 48th FG 9th    
K9 494th BS 344th BG 9th    
6M 494th FS 48th FG 9th    
Y5 495th BS 344th BG 9th    
N3 496th BS 344th BG 9th    
7I 497th BS 344th BG 9th    
  • BG: Bomber Group
  • BS: Bomber Squadron
  • FG: Fighter Group
  • FS: Fighter Squadron
  • NF: Night Fighter
  • NFS: Night Fighter Squadron
  • OTU: Operational Training Unit
  • PG: Pathfinder Group
  • PS: Pathfinder Squadron
  • RG: Reconnaissance Group
  • RS: Reconnaissance Squadron
  • TCG: Troop Carrier Group
  • TCS: Troop Carrier Squadron
  • TRG: Training Group
  • TRS: Training Squadron
  • VF(N): Navy Night Fighter Squadron
  • VMF(N): Marine Corps Night Fighter Squadron

Sources:

  1. USAAF Handbook 1939 - 1945, Martin W. Bowman, 1997
  2. Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2, Martin Bowman, 1999
  3. American Nightfighter Aces of World War 2, Andrew Thomas, Warren Thompson, 2008
  4. B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO, Steve Pace, 2002
  5. B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO, William N Hess, 2003
  6. B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Pacific War, Martin Bowman, 2003
  7. P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2, Warren Thompson, 2000
  8. Helldiver Units of World War 2, Barrett Tillman, 1997
  9. PBJ Mitchell Units of the Pacific War, Jerry Scutts, 2003
  10. The North African Air Campaign, Christopher Rein, 2012
  11. American Attack Aircraft Since 1926, E. R. Johnson, 2012
  12. Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier 22 July 1942 - 1 May 1944, Samuel Eliot Morison, 1950
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