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10th Fighter Wing

Constituted as 10th Pursuit Wing on 19 Oct 1940. Activated on 18 Dec 1940. Inactivated on 7 Dec 1941.

Redesignated 10th Fighter Wing. Activated on 1 Oct 1942. Assigned to Eighth AF but attached to Third AF for manning and training. No groups were assigned. Inactivated on 1 May 1943. Disbanded on 1 Dec 1943.

Groups. 20th: 1940-1941. 35th: 1940-1941.

Stations. Hamilton Field, Calif, 18 Dec 1940-7 Dec 1941. Drew Field, Fla, 1 Oct 1942-1 May 1943.

Commanders. Col Michael F Davis, Dec 1940-1941. Maj William L Hayes Jr, Oct 1942-unkn.

Campaigns. None.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: On an ultramarine blue disc a golden orange winged sunburst above two arrows of like color, crossed salterwise and with points down, in front of a white cloud. (Approved 1 Oct 1941.)

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986


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