Constituted as 2d Air Defense Wing on 12 Dec 1942 and activated the same day. Moved to North Africa in Jan 1943. Redesignated 63d Fighter Wing in July 1943. Operated with Twelfth AF until Nov 1944 when the wing moved to the European theatre and lost its combat elements. Returned to the US in Dec 1945. Inactivated on 11 Dec 1945
The 350th Fighter Group was always intended to join the Twelfth Air Force in the North African campaign as a tactical fighter organisation, using P-39 Airacobras in ground attacks. The pilots flew practice missions from the UK before flying their...
Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from Northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...
|Activated as 2nd Air Defense Wing||12 December 1942|
|Redesignated 63rd Fighter Wing||July 1943|