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306th Fighter Wing

Constituted as 306th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 7 Dec 1943. Activated in Italy on 15 Jan 1944. Assigned to Fifteenth AF. Entered combat in Mar as a fighter organization. Redesignated 306th Fighter Wing in May 1944. Operated in the Mediterranean and European theaters until the end of the war. Moved to the US, Jul-Aug 1945. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.

Groups. 1st: 1944. 14th: 1944. 31st: 1944-1945. 52d: 1944-1945. 82d: 1944. 325th: 1944-1945. 332d: 1944-1945.

Stations. Bari, Italy, 15 Jan 1944; Foggia, Italy, 27 Jan 1944; Lucera, Italy, 23 Feb 1944; Torremaggiore, Italy, 8 Mar 1944; Lesina, Italy, 3 Sep 1944; Fano, Italy, 5 Mar-15 Jul 1945; Drew Field, Fla, Aug-7 Nov 1945.

Commanders. Lt Col Sidney F Wogan, 15 Jan 1944; Lt Col Paul W Blanchard Jr, 23 Jan 1944; Brig Gen Dean C Strother, 26 Mar 1944; Brig Gen Yantis H Taylor, 3 Sep 1944-c. Aug 1945.

Campaigns. Air Combat, EAME Theater; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley.

Decorations. None.

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


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