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IX Air Defense Command

Constituted as IX Air Defense Command on 19 Jun 1944. Activated in England on 1 Jul 1944. Assigned to Ninth AF. Provided air defense for areas behind the advancing ground forces in northern Europe. Inactivated in Europe on 25 Jun 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Wings. 71st Fighter: 1944.

Stations. Hempstead Borough, England, 1 Jul 1944; Ecrammeville, France, Jul 1944; Rennes, France, 25 Aug 1944; Versailles, France, 8 Sep 1944; Paris, France, 16 Dec 1944; Neustadt, Germany, 24 May 1945-1946.

Commanders. Brig Gen William L Richardson, 1 Jul 1944; Brig Gen Ned Schramm, 28 Jul 1944; Brig Gen William L Richardson, 27 Oct 1944; Col Matthew K Deichelmann, 5 Dec 1945-1946.

Campaigns. Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardenncs-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. None.

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


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