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306th Fighter Wing
Active 1943–1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Fighter
Part of Fifteenth Air Force
Engagements
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon.svg
  • World War II
European Campaign (1943–1945)

The 306th Fighter Wing (306th FW) was a World War II United States Army Air Forces organization assigned to Fifteenth Air Force as an intermediate-level command and control organization. It was last stationed at Drew Field, Florida and was inactivated on 7 November 1945.

History[]

Lineage[]

  • Constituted as 306th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 7 December 1943.
Activated on 15 January 1944.
Redesignated 306th Fighter Wing in May 1944
Inactivated on 7 November 1945.

Assignments[]

Stations[]

  • Bari Airfield, Italy, 15 January 1944
  • Foggia Airfield, Italy, 27 January 1944
  • Lucera Airfield, Italy, 23 February 1944
  • Torremaggiore, Italy, 8 March 1944
  • Lesina Airfield, Italy, 3 September 1944
  • Fano Airfield, Italy, 5 March – 15 July 1945
  • Drew Field, Florida, August −7 November 1945

Components[]

1st Fighter Group 27 March – November 1944
82d Fighter Group 27 March 1944 – 13 June 1945
325th Fighter Group May 1944 – 13 June 1945
14th Fighter Group 1 November 1943 – 27 March 1944
31st Fighter Group 2 April 1944 – 13 June 1945
52d Fighter Group 14 May 1944 – 13 June 1945
332d Fighter Group 28 May 1944 – 13 June 1945

All units were transferred to 305th Fighter Wing

Aircraft[]

Operational history[]

Constituted originally as the 306th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 7 December 1943. Activated in Italy on 15 January 1944. Assigned to Fifteenth Air Force.

Entered combat in Mar as a fighter organization. Re-designated 306th Fighter Wing in May 1944. Operated in the Mediterranean and European theaters until the end of the war.

Moved to the US, July–August 1945. Inactivated on 7 November 1945.

References[]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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