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303d Fighter Wing

Constituted as 303d Fighter Wing on 15 Nov 1943 and activated on 24 Nov. Moved to the European theater, Feb-Mar 1944. Assigned to Ninth AF. Served in combat from May 1944 until May 1945, operating with various groups that were assigned or attached for brief periods of time. Disbanded in Europe on 12 Aug 1945.

Components. (See narrative.)

Stations. Norfolk AAFld, Va, 24 Nov 1943-12 Feb 1944; Ashford, England, 8 Mar 1944; La Combe, France, 31 Jul 1944; Houesville, France, 2 Aug 1944; Rennes, France, 24 Aug 1944; Vermand, France, 17 Sep 1944; Arlon, Belgium, c. 3 Oct 1944; Maastricht, Holland, 22 Oct 1944; Munchen-Gladbach, Germany, 8 Mar 1945; Haltern, Germany, 3 Apr 1945; Gutersloh, Germany, 14 Apr 1945; Brunswick, Germany, 22 Apr 1945-unkn.

Commanders. Brig Gen Burton M Hovey Jr, 6 Jan 1944; Col John R Ulricson, c. May 1945-unkn.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 1 Oct 1944-; Dec 1944-Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere.

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


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