(Unoffical 414th NFS Emblem)

 

Activated:
26 Jan 43
 
Inactive:
31 Aug 47 (Became the 319th Fighter Squadron)
 
Operating Locations:
La Senia, Algeria 10 May 43 to 11 Jun 43
Rerhaia, Algeria 11 Jun 43 to 11 Nov 43
NOTE: The Air Echelon arrived at Rerhaia from theeir stay at RAF OTU in England in late July.Det.Protville, Tunisia 23 Jul 43 to 29 Jul 43
Elmas, Sardina 11 Nov 43 to 22 Jun 44
Det. Ghisonaccia, Corsica 9 Jan 44 to 4 Feb 44 and 22 Mar 44 to 15 Jul 44
Det. Alghera, Sardina 11 May 44 to 22 Jun 44
Alghero, Sardina 22 Jun 44 to 5 Sep 44
Borgo, Corsica 5 Sep 44 to 13 Oct 44
Pisa, Italy 12 Oct 44 to 25 Nov 44
Pontadera, Italy 25 Nov 44 to 15 Jul 45
Det. Florennes, Belgium 27 Jan 45 to 3 Apr 45
Strassfeld, Germany 3 Apr 45 to 23 Apr 45
NOTE:The above detachment operated in conjuction with the 422nd NFS, of the 9th Air Force.
 
Total Enemy Aircraft Destroyed:
13 (5 in P-61's)
 
First Enemy Aircraft Destroyed with a P-61:
4 Feb 45
 
Received first P-61:
20 Dec 44
 
Operational Aircraft:
Beaufighter Mk VI (Mk IV AI): 1943
Beaufighter Mk VI (Mk VIII AI): 1943-1945
P-61 A & B: 1944-1945
 
Service Streamers:
None
 
Decorations:
None
 
Commanders:
Maj Arden W. Cowgill 36 Jan 43 to 16 Sep 43
Maj Earl T. Smith 16 Sep 43 to 1 Jun 44
Lt Col Carroll H. Bolender 1 Jun 44 to 27 Jan 46
 
Victories:
Atwater/McAbee (Beaufighter) SM82
Holbig/Wohl (Beaufighter) SM82
Smith (Beaufighter) Ju 88
Clark (Beaufighter) He 177
Anderson/Armstrong (Beaufighter) Do 217K
George/Penn (Beaufighter) He 177
Patten/Patterson (Beaufighter) Ju 88
Jones/Rudovsky (Beaufighter) Ju 87
Jones/Rudovsky 1 Me 410, 1 Ju 88, 1 Ju 52
Goodrich/Lanes 1 Ju 88
Greenfield/Swartz 1 Ju 52
 
Assigned Aircraft:

Beautiful Ass
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 B-?

Black Magic
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 B-15

The Creep
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

Doubtful Doris
Serial No. 42-39532
P-61 B-6

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-39378
P-61 A-11

First Nighter
Serial No. 42-39531
P-61 B-6

Unknown
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

Markings:
Unknown
Emblems:
None

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