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Boston Fighter Wing

323d Air Division
Active 1942–1960
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Troop Carrier/Logistics
Engagements World War II

The 323d Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the I Troop Carrier Command, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California It was inactivated on 8 May 1960.

The wing began as a World War II air defense organization, reporting to First Air Force, responsible for the air defense of the Boston metropolitan area. As the possibility of an air attack on the east coast became increasingly remote, the wing became a training organization for fighter groups and personnel, with assigned groups subsequently deploying to overseas theaters.

From August 1947 until June 1949, the organization trained and served as a component, being designated as a division, of the reserve. From July 1958 – May 1960, it maintained military air transport and support facilities; conducted peacetime operations such as airlifting cargo, troops, personnel, patients, and mail; and provided base support for all tenant organizations at Travis AFB, California.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as Boston Air Defense Wing on 6 August 1942
Activated on 11 August 1942
Redesignated: Boston Fighter Wing on 24 July 1943
Redesignated: 323d Combat crew Training Wing on 13 February 1945
Inactivated on 8 April 1946
  • Redesignated 323d Troop Carrier Wing on 2 July 1947
Activated in the Reserve on 1 August 1947
Redesignated 323d Air Division, Troop Carrier on 16 April 1948
Inactivated on 27 June 1949
  • Redesignated 323d Air Division on 27 June 1958
Activated on 1 July 1958
Discontinued on 8 May 1960

Assignments

Components

Stations

Aircraft

See also


References

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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