Philadelphia Air Defense Wing

Philadelphia Fighter Wing
Active 1942–1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Role Fighter
Engagements World War II

The Philadelphia Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the I Fighter Command, stationed at Philadelphia Airport, Pennsylvania It was inactivated on 3 April 1946.

The wing was a World War II air defense organization, reporting to First Air Force, responsible for the air defense of the Philadelphia area. The wing was also a training organization for fighter groups and personnel, with assigned groups subsequently deploying to overseas theaters. Not manned after July 1944, and inactivated at the end of the war.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as Philadelphia Air Defense Wing on 6 August 1942
Activated on 11 August 1942
Redesignated Philadelphia Fighter Wing in July 1943
Inactivated on 3 April 1946
Disbanded on 8 October 1948.

Assignments

Components

Stations

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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