|Reactivation after the War|
The 86th Fighter Group was inactivated on 31-Mar-46. On 20-Aug-46, the 86th FG was reactivated in Germany and assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe. Redesignated 86th Composite Group in May 1947, 86th Fighter Group in Jan 1948, 86th Fighter-Bomber Group in Jan 1950, and the 86th Fighter-Interceptor Group in Aug 1954. Equipped successively with F-47, F-84, and F-86 aircraft.