World War II veterans holding 70th reunion.


The Checkertail Association, the World War II veterans group for the 325th Fighter Group will be holding its 70th reunion in the fall of 2015 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. We were invited to hold our reunion at Tyndall since it is home to the 325th Fighter Wing, and all the history and linage that started back in 1942. We want to include all Checkertails at this reunion. This will include our veterans who flew combat in Korea, during the Cold War, and our current veterans. After World War II our three squadrons, the 317th, 318th, and 319th Fighter Squadrons did different missions and have unique histories.

We are hoping to find as many Checkertails as possible by doing a story about our upcoming reunion. The 319th Fighter Interceptor Squadron does have its own veterans group that covers from the Korean War until the squadron was de-activated in 1977. We are working with them, but the 317th and 318th do not have veteran groups...

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