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Antilles Air Command
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Emblem of the United States Antilles Command
Active 1943–1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Command and Control

The Antilles Air Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Sixth Air Force, based at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico. It was inactivated on 25 August 1946.



  • Established as Antilles Air Task Force on 12 February 1942
Redesigned as: Curacao Department, VI Fighter Command, Antilles Air Task Force on 21 July 1942
Redesigned as: Antilles Air Task Force, VI Fighter Command, on 4 September 1942
Redesigned as: Headquarters, Antilles Air Task Force, on 1 March 1943
Redesigned as: Antilles Air Command, on 1 June 1943
Inactivated on 25 August 1946
  • Reactivated and Redesignated: Antilles Air Division on 12 January 1948
Inactivated and Disbanded on 22 January 1949


  • Sixth Air Force on 20 February 1943 – 25 August 1946
  • Caribbean Air Command, 12 January 1948 – 22 January 1949


Units assigned[]

Attached to Puerto Rican Department: 29 March 1942-23 March 1943
Attached to Antilles Air Task Force: 23 March-1 June 1943
Assigned to Antilles Air Command: 1 July 1943-25 August 1946
Attached to Trinidad Wing, Antilles Air Command: 5 August–December 1943
Detached to 25th Bombardment Squadron: 26 April-1 August 1943
Attached: 26 July-21 October 1948
Assigned: 21 October 1948-22 January 1949
Attached to Trinidad Sector and Base Command, 6 August 1942-1 June 1943
Assigned to Antilles Air Command: 1 June 1943-15 March 1944

Operational history[]

Engaged in antisubmarine operations, 1941–1945, Inactivated 1946.

On 28 July 1948, unit was reactivated as Antilles Air Division and assumed mission of 24th Composite Wing. Mission was to act as a supply organization for all Air Force Bases in Caribbean area and to maintain operational and administrative control over these bases. The following bases were under the Division's control:

The division was inactivated on 26 May 1949 with the closure of the Caribbean bases (Ramey was reassigned to Strategic Air Command).


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • 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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