Friends of DeRidder Army Air Base
Beauregard Regional Airport (KDRI)
1220 1st Ave,  DeRidder, Louisiana 70634
337 463 8250                                                    

Groups & Squadrons stationed  at DeRidder Army Air Base during WWII


Date Division Group Squadron Commander     Aircraft

10-Apr-42 74th Reconnaissance  11th Reconnaissance Col. Clarence D Wheeler  B-25
1-Apr-44 13th Reconnaissance Maj. Woodrow W. Ramsey A-20
L-1
L-4
L-5
P-40
P-39
P-51
O-52


24-Jul-42 77th Reconnaissance 5th Reconnaissance Lt. Col. Christopher C. Scott B-25
25th Reconnaissance A-20
113th Reconnaissance L-5
120th Reconnaissance P-40
125th Reconnaissance P-39
128th Reconnaissance O-47
O-52


20-Feb-43 5th 312th Bombardment 386th Bombardment Col. Robert H. Strauss A-20
387th Bombardment P-40
388th Bombardment A-24
389th Bombardment A-36
A-31
B-32


1-Dec-42 321st Bombardment 445th Bombardment Col. Robert D. Knapp B-25
21-Jan-43 446th Bombardment
447th Bombardment
448th Bombardment


28-Mar-44 369th Bombardment 398th Fighter Maj. Paul M. Brewer Jr. P-40
399th Fighter P-39
400th Fighter P-51
A-36


12-Feb-44 408th Fighter/Bomber 455th Fighter Maj. Wyatt P. Exum P-40
518th Fighter P-47
519th Fighter A-24
A-26


10-Dec-43 9th 409th Bombardment 640th Bombardment Col. Preston P Pender A-20
10-Feb-23 641st Bombardment A-26
642nd Bombardment
643rd Bombardment


4-Aug-43                 417th Bombardment                672nd Bombardment         Col. Jack W. Saunder                         A-20
10-Dec-43                                                              673rd Bombardment
                                                                               674th Bombardment
                                                                               675th Bombardment


1-Apr-43 423rd Reconnaissance 29th Reconnaissance
15-Aug-43 32nd Reconnaissance
33rd Reconnaissance
34th Reconnaissance


1-Apr-43 424 Reconnaissance 35th Reconnaissance
15-Aug-43 36th Reconnaissance
37th Reconnaissance
38th Reconnaissance