|312th Fighter Wing|
Emblem of the 312th Fighter Wing
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
|Part of||Fourteenth Air Force|
|Garrison/HQ||China Burma India Theater of World War II|
The 312th Fighter Wing was a United States Army Air Forces organization. It was a command and control organization of Fourteenth Air Force that fought in the China Burma India Theater of World War II.
History[edit | edit source]
Lineage[edit | edit source]
Constituted as 312th Fighter Wing on March 7, 1944.
- Activated in China on March 13.
- Inactivated on November 5, 1945.
Assignments[edit | edit source]
Stations[edit | edit source]
- Kunming Airport, China, March 13, 1944.
- Chengtu Airfield, China, c. March 25, 1944 – c. October 1, 1945.
- Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, United States, c. November 3–5, 1945.
Major components[edit | edit source]
- 33d Fighter Group, 11 May – 24 August 1944 (P-38, P-47).
- 81st Fighter Group, 12 May – 1 October 1945 (P-40, P-47).
- 311th Fighter Group, 18 August 1944 – 1 October 1945 (P-51).
Operations history[edit | edit source]
Activated in China on March 13, 1944. Assigned to Fourteenth Air Force. Commanded and controlled assigned units in combat in China from July 1944 until August 1945. Moved to the US, October–November 1945 and was inactivated.
References[edit | edit source]
- 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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