Re: [****] 51st. Fighter Squadron, Panama
You are right Phil. According to Combat Squadrons of WWII, the 51st Fighter Squadron was active from 1 Jan 1941 to 15 Oct 1946. It's Group Hq (32nd) was inactivated on 1 Nov 1943 and it was assigned directly to XXVI Fighter Command. This was true of all Fighter Squadrons (28th,30th, 32nd, 43rd, 51st) in the Sixth Air Force at that time. All Bombardment Squadrons (3rd, 29th, 74th, 397th) in the Sixth Air Force were assigned directly to VI Bomber Command on 1 Nov 1943.