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8th Fighter Wing

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US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constitued as 8th Pursuit Wing on 19 Oct 1940. Activated on 6 Nov 1940. Inactivated on 1 Nov 1941. Redesignated 8th Fighter Wing. Activated on 24 Jul 1942. Moved to Egypt, Oct-Dec 1942, and served with Ninth Air Force in the Middle East and North Africa. Redesignated 57th Bombardment Wing in April 1943.

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Activated 24 February 1942
Assigned 9th Air Force October 1942
Redesignated 57th Bomb Wing April 1943

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04 June 2021 09:06:32 Emily Created entry with type, category, name, us air force combat units of world war ii description, air forces, unit part of associations, unit became association and stations
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