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XIX Tactical Air Command

Constituted as XIX Air Support Command on 29 Nov 1943. Activated in England on 4 Jan 1944. Assigned to Ninth AF. Redesignated XIX Tactical Air Command in Apr 1944. Operated in the European theater, primarily in support of US Third Army, until V-E Day. Moved to the US in Aug 1945. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Wings. 100th Fighter: 1944-1945. 303d Fighter: 1944.

Stations. Middle Wallop, England, 4 Jan 1944; Aldermaston Court, England, 1 Feb 1944; France, Jul 1944; Luxembourg, Jan 1945; Germany, Apr-Jul 1945; Drew Field, Fla, 21 Aug 1945; Barksdale Field, La, 17 Oct 1945; Biggs Field, Tex, 11 Dec 1945-31 Mar 1946.

Commanders. Maj Gen Elwood R Quesada, 4 Jan 1944; Col Clarence E Crumrine, 1 Feb 1944; Maj Gen Otto P Weyland, 4 Feb 1944; Brig Gen Homer L Sanders, 23 May 1945; Col Roger J Browne, 5 Jul 1945; Brig Gen James W McCauley, 25 Oct 1945; Maj Gen Elwood R Quesada, 8 Feb 1946; Brig Gen Homer L Sanders, 25 Feb-Mar 1946.

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

Decorations. None.

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


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