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XI Fighter Command

XI Fighter Command
Active 1942–1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Fighter

The XI Fighter Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Eleventh Air Force, stationed at Adak Army Airfield, Alaska (Territory). It was inactivated on 31 March 1944

The command controlled fighter units assigned or deployed to Alaska during the World War II Aleutian Islands Campaign in conjunction with Eleventh Air Force.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as XI Interceptor Command on 8 March 1942
Activated in Alaska on 15 March 1942
Redesignated XI Fighter Command in May 1942
Disbanded in Alaska on 31 March 1944.

Assignments

Stations

Components

  • 343d Fighter Group, Assigned: 15 March 1942 – 31 March 1944
  • Numerous units (groups, squadrons) temporarily attached.

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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