The 32nd Fighter Group (USAAF) was a short-lived group that formed part of the defence force for the Panama Canal. The group was activated in Panama on 1 January 1942. It operated a mix of aircraft from bases in the Canal Zone between then and 1 November 1943, when the group was inactivated.
1942-1943: Boeing P-26, Curtiss P-36 Hawk, Bell P-39 Airacobra, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
|23 Nov 1940||Constituted as 32nd Pursuit Group|
|1 Jan 1941||Activated in Panama|
|May 1942||Redesignated 32nd Fighter Group|
|1 Nov 1943||Inactivated|
Capt Roger J Browne:
1 Jan 1941
Capt James B Buck: 16 Apr 1941
Lt Col Roger J Browne: 4 Aug 1941
Lt Col William R Robertson Jr: 23 Aug 1943-unkn.
Rio Hato, Panama: 1 Jan
France Field, CZ: 9 Dec 1941-1 Nov 1943.
1941-1942: 12th Pursuit Wing; Panama Canal Zone
:1942-1943: XXVI Fighter Command; Sixth Air Force