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448th Fighter-Bomber Wing

448th Fighter-Bomber Wing

Emblem of the 448th Fighter-Bomber Wing
Active 1949-1951; 1955-1957
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force

The 448th Fighter-Bomber Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was to the Fourteenth Air Force, stationed at Hensley Field, Texas. It was inactivated on 16 November 1957.

History

For additional history and lineage, see 448th Fighter-Bomber Group

Trained as a Reserve bombardment wing under supervision of the 2347th Air Force Reserve Training Center, 1949-1951. Lost more than half of its personnel in the call-up of another wing in August 1950 as a result of the Korean War. Ordered to active service in March 1951, but personnel used as fillers in other units.

Replaced the 8708th Pilot Training Wing in May 1955 and trained as a Reserve fighter-bomber wing assigned to Tactical Air Command until inactivated in 1957 due to budget restrictions.

Lineage

  • Established as 448th Bombardment Wing, Light, on 10 May 1949
Activated in the Reserve on 27 June 1949
Ordered to active service on 17 March 1951
Inactivated on 21 March 1951
  • Redesignated 448th Fighter-Bomber Wing on 12 April 1955
Activated in the Reserve on 18 May 1955
Inactivated on 16 November 1957.

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