(Unoffical 416th NFS emblem )

Activated:
20 Feb 1943
 
Inactive:
9 Nov 1946
 
Operating Locations:
Algiers, Algeria Aug 8 43
Bone, Algeria 17 Aug 43
Bizerta, Tunisia 15 Sep 43
Cantania, Sicily 21 Sep 43
Lecce, Italy 27 Sep 43
Grotagile, Italy 30 Sep 43
Reghaia, Algeria 27 Dec 43-25 Jan 44 (Detachment)
Pomigliano, Italy 28 Jan 44
Tre Cancello, Italy 14 Jun44-8 Jul 44 (Detachment)
Tarquinia, Italy 27 Jul 44-4 Sep 44 (Detachment)
Alghero, Sicily 14 Aug 44-22 Aug 44 (Detachment)
Borgo, Corsica 14 Aug 44-23 Aug 44 (Detachment)
Rosignano, Italy 1 Sep 44
Pomigliano, Italy 1 Sep 44- 9 Sep 44 (Detachment)
Pisa, Italy 1 Oct 44
Etain, France (A-82) 4 Jan 45- 20 Feb 45 (Detachment)(Operated with the 425th NFS)
Pontedera, Italy 27 Mar 45
Horsching, Austria 13 Aug 45
Total Enemy Aircraft Destroyed:
5
 
First Enemy Aircraft Destroyed:
8 Feb 44 (Beaufighter)
 
Received first P-61:
Unknown. This is the only Night Fighter Unit to operate the Mosquito as a Night Fighter in the USAAC
 
Operational Aircraft:
A-20: 1943
P-70: 1943
A-36: 1945
P-61: 1945-1946
Beaufighter Mk VI(Mk IV AI): 1942-1944
Beaufighter Mk VIII (Mk VIII AI): 1943-1944
Mosquito NF Mk 30 (Mk X AI): 1944-1945
Service Streamers:
None
 
Decorations:
Distinguished Unit Citation: MTO, 10-11 Apr 44
 
Commanders:
Capt Jack C. Davis 6 Mar 43-25 Jun 43
Capt Amberse M. Banks 25 Jun 43-29 Apr 44
Maj Rulon D. Blake 29 Apr 44-19 Jul 44
Lt Col Amberse M. Banks 19 Jul 44-19 Sep 44
Capt Carl S. Morrison, Jr. 19 Sep 44- 2 Dec 45
Victories:
Urso/Powell (Beaufighter) Me 210, Ju 88
Brake/Gandert (Beaufighter) He 111
Forst/Guadette (Beaufighter) Ju 88
Englert/Dickey (Mosquito) Ju 188
Assigned Aircraft:

No Picture Available
Great Speckled Bird
Serial No. 42-39417
P-61 B-1

No Picture Available
Nel'n Back
Serial No. 42-39514
P-61 B-6

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-39610
P-61 B-15

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-39672
P-61 B-15

Markings:
Unknown
 
Emblem:
On a medium blue shield. bordered AF blue, a knight in full armour porper (silver gray, black detail amd outlines); his helmet crested with an AF golden yellow wing; his mantling of the second, powered with twenty-four white stars; the black staff of his lance held in his right hand, it's spearhead silver gray, highlighted white; the knight riding a white war horse caparisoned (bridle, harness, hoofs and saddle) silver gray, lining red, curb resin AF blue; all outlines black. (Approved 14 Dec 1958)

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