|XIII Bomber Command|
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
|Type||Command and Control|
XIII Bomber Command was a World War II command and control organization for Thirteenth Air Force. Its mission was to provide command and control authority of Army Air Force bombardment organizations within the Thirteenth Air Force Area of Responsibility.
History[edit | edit source]
Lineage[edit | edit source]
- Constituted as XIII Bomber Command on 14 December 1942
- Activated on 13 January 1943
- Inactivated on 15 March 1946
- Disbanded on 8 October 1948
Assignments[edit | edit source]
- Thirteenth Air Force, 13 January 1943 – 15 March 1946
Stations[edit | edit source]
- Pekoa Airfield, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 13 January 1943
- Carney Airfield, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 20 August 1943
- Momote Airfield, Los Negros Island, Admiralty Islands, June 1944
- Wakde Airfield, Wakde, Netherlands East Indies. 3 September 1944
- Wama Airfield, Morotai, Netherlands East Indies. 17 October 1944
- Clark Field, Luzon, Philippines, 27 August 1945 – 15 March 1946.
Units[edit | edit source]
- 5th Bombardment Group, 13 January 1943 – 15 March 1946
- 11th Bombardment Group, 9 November 1943 – 15 March 1946
- 42d Bombardment Group, 22 April 1943 – January 1946
- 307th Bombardment Group, February 1943 – December 1945
Operational history[edit | edit source]
Participated in the following campaigns: Central Pacific; China Defensive; Guadalcanal; New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Eastern Mandates; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; China Offensive.
See also[edit | edit source]
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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