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84th Fighter Wing

Constituted as 84th Fighter Wing on 4 Nov 1943 and activated on 10 Nov. Moved to the European theater in Jan 1944. Assigned to Ninth AF. Engaged in combat from Mar 1944 until May 1945, operating with various groups that were assigned or attached for short periods of time. Disbanded in Europe on 12 Aug 1945.

Components. (See narrative.)

Stations. Bluethenthal Field, NC, 10 Nov 1943-1 Jan 1944; Keevil, England, 29 Jan 1944; Beaulieu, England, Mar 1944; Houesville, France, 19 Jun 1944; Criqueville, France, 2 Aug 1944; Aillieres, France, 30 Aug 1944; St Quentin, France, 12 Sep 1944; Vermand, France, 17 Sep 1944; Arlon, Belgium, 1 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. Lt Col Joseph H Moore, 10 Nov 1943; Brig Gen Otto P Weyland, 24 Nov 1943; Col Randolph P Williams, 15 Feb 1944; Col Arthur G Salisbury, 8 May 1944; Col Dyke F Meyer, c. 14 Sep 1944-1945.

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

Decorations. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 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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