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10th Fighter Wing

Constituted as 10th Pursuit Wing on 19 Oct 1940. Activated on 18 Dec 1940. Inactivated on 7 Dec 1941.

Redesignated 10th Fighter Wing. Activated on 1 Oct 1942. Assigned to Eighth AF but attached to Third AF for manning and training. No groups were assigned. Inactivated on 1 May 1943. Disbanded on 1 Dec 1943.

Groups. 20th: 1940-1941. 35th: 1940-1941.

Stations. Hamilton Field, Calif, 18 Dec 1940-7 Dec 1941. Drew Field, Fla, 1 Oct 1942-1 May 1943.

Commanders. Col Michael F Davis, Dec 1940-1941. Maj William L Hayes Jr, Oct 1942-unkn.

Campaigns. None.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: On an ultramarine blue disc a golden orange winged sunburst above two arrows of like color, crossed salterwise and with points down, in front of a white cloud. (Approved 1 Oct 1941.)

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

Constituted as 10th Pursuit Wing on 19 Oct 1940. Activated on 18 Dec 1940. Inactivated on 7 Dec 1941.

Redesignated 10th Fighter Wing. Activated on 1 Oct 1942. Assigned to Eighth AF but attached to Third AF for manning and training. No groups were assigned. Inactivated on 1 May 1943. Disbanded on 1 Dec 1943.

Groups. 20th: 1940-1941. 35th: 1940-1941.

Stations. Hamilton Field, Calif, 18 Dec 1940-7 Dec 1941. Drew Field, Fla, 1 Oct 1942-1 May 1943.

Commanders. Col Michael F Davis, Dec 1940-1941. Maj William L Hayes Jr, Oct 1942-unkn.

Campaigns. None.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: On an ultramarine blue disc a golden orange winged sunburst above two arrows of like color, crossed salterwise and with points down, in front of a white cloud. (Approved 1 Oct 1941.)

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



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