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432d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

432d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

Emblem of the 432d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Active 1943–1958
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Fighter-Interceptor
Captain (later Colonel) John S. Loisel

The 432d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 475th Fighter Group stationed at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minnesota. It was inactivated on 2 January 1958.


Combat in Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific, 12 August 1943 – 21 July 1945. Occupation duty (Korea and Japan), 1945–1949. Air Defense of Upper Midwest, 1952–1958.


  • Activated on 14 May 1943 by special authority prior to constitution as 432d Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1943
Inactivated on 1 April 1949
  • Redesignated 432d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 10 October 1952
Activated on December 1952
Inactivated on 2 January 1958.


475th Fighter Group, 14 May 1943 – 1 April 1949
31st Air Division, 1 December 1952
520th Air Defense Group, 16 February 1953
475th Fighter Group, 18 August 1955 – 2 January 1958.


Operated from Port Moresby Airfield Complex, New Guinea, 12 August – 1 September 1943
Detachment operated from San Jose, Mindoro, 5 February – 2 March 1945



  • A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Maurer, Maurer. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1982.
  • USAF Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1).

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