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Philadelphia Fighter Wing

Constituted as Philadelphia Air Defense Wing on 6 Aug 1942 and activated on 11 Aug. Assigned to First AF. Redesignated Philadelphia Fighter Wing in Jul 1943. Served in defense of the Philadelphia area and also trained fighter groups and personnel. Not manned after 31 Jul 1944. Inactivated on 3 Apr 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Groups. 33d: 1942. 58th: 1943. 83d: 1943. 87th: 1943. 324th: 1942. 327th: 1943. 353d: 1942-1943. 355th: 1943. 358th: 1943. 361st: 1943. 365th: 1943. 366th: 1943. 371st: 1943.

Stations. Philadelphia, Pa, 11 Aug 1942-3 Apr 1946.

Commanders. Col Elwood R Quesada, Aug 1942; Col Glenn O Barcus, Dec 1942; Col William R Morgan, c. 23 Mar 1943; Col Glenn 0 Barcus, c. 7 Apr 1943; Col William R Morgan, c. 13 Apr 1943; Brig Gen George F Schulgen, c. 21 May 1943; Col Burton M Hovey Jr, c. 5 Jul 1943; Brig Gen George F Schulgen, c. 12 Oct 1943; Brig Gen Richard E Nugent, c. 18 Oct 1943; Col Burton M Hovey Jr, c. 1 Nov 1943; Col Morris R Nelson, c. 2 Dec 1943; Maj Joseph S Littlepage, c. 27 Dec 1943-c. 31 Jul 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

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


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