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64th Fighter Wing

Wing

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as 3rd Air Defense Wing on 12 Dec 1942 and activated the same day. Moved to Algeria in Feb 1943. Redesignated 64th Fighter Wing in Jul 1943. Served with Twelfth AF in the Mediterranean theater until Nov 1944. Moved to the European theater and continued operations until the war ended. Remained in Germany after the war as part of United States Air Forces in Europe. Inactivated on 5 June 1947.

Structure

Part of
  • First Tactical Air Force

    First Tactical Air Force


    The First Tactical Air Force was an ad-hoc multinational force established in November 1944 in south east France to provide air support to the Franco-American Sixth Army Group. It operated until May 1945. ...

  • XII Tactical Air Command
Encompassing
  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

  • 86th Fighter Group

    86th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group was constituted as 86th Bombardment Group (Light) on 13-Jan 1942, and activated on 10 Feb 1942. It was redesignated 86th Bombardment Group (Dive) in Sep 1942, 86th Fighter-Bomber Group in Aug 1943, and 86th Fighter Group in May 1944. ...

  • 33rd Fighter Group
  • 324th Fighter Group
  • 27th Fighter Group

    27th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 27th went through two different incarnations during the Second World War. As the 27th Bombardment Group it fought in the Philippines and Java in 1941-42. It was then reformed in the US and sent to North Africa, where it eventually became the 27th...

  • 415th Night Fighter Squadron
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Stations

Station Location Date
Assigned 12th Air Force November 1942
Established 12 December 1942
Redesignated 64th Fighter Wing July 1943

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Revisions

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04 June 2021 07:41:20 Emily Created entry with type, category, name, us air force combat units of world war ii description, air forces, unit part of associations and stations
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