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II Tactical Air Division

Constituted as II Air Support Command on 21 Aug 1941. Activated on 1 Sep 1941. Redesignated II Ground Air Support Command in Apr 1942, II Air Support Command in Sep 1942, and II Tactical Air Division in Aug 1943. Participated in various air-ground maneuvers, supported ground units in training, and put on air support demonstrations. Inactivated on 22 Dec 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Components. (Omitted because of large number and frequent changes.)

Stations. Ft Douglas, Utah, 1 Sep 1941; Will Rogers Field, Okla, c. Oct 1941; Birmingham, Ala, c. 1 Apr 1942; Geiger Field, Wash, 26 May 1942; Reno, Nev, 27 May 1942; Colorado Springs, Colo, Jul 1942; Barksdale Field, La, 15 Mar 1943; DeRidder AAB, La, c. 31 Mar 1944; Stuttgart AAFld, Ark, Feb 1945; Barksdale Field, La, c. 12 Nov 1945; Biggs Field, Tex, c. 23 Nov-22 Dec 1945.

Commanders. Lt Col Bernard S Thompson, 4 Sep 1941; Col Hume Peabody, 11 Oct 1941; Brig Gen William E Lynd, 18 Mar 1942; Brig Gen John B Brooks, 15 Jun 1942; Col Arthur G Hamilton, 2 Dec 1942; Brig Gen Carlyle H Wash, 14 Dec 1942; Col Dache McC Reeves, 30 Jan 1943; Col Arthur G Hamilton, 29 Sep 943; Col Clarence D Wheeler, 5 May 1944; Col Yancey S Tarrant, 18 Jul 1945; Col Charles G Chandler Jr, 20 Aug 1945-unkn.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. A disc per fess, dovetailed azure and vert, within a border argent. (Approved 15 Mar 1943.)

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

Constituted as II Air Support Command on 21 Aug 1941. Activated on 1 Sep 1941. Redesignated II Ground Air Support Command in Apr 1942, II Air Support Command in Sep 1942, and II Tactical Air Division in Aug 1943. Participated in various air-ground maneuvers, supported ground units in training, and put on air support demonstrations. Inactivated on 22 Dec 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Components. (Omitted because of large number and frequent changes.)

Stations. Ft Douglas, Utah, 1 Sep 1941; Will Rogers Field, Okla, c. Oct 1941; Birmingham, Ala, c. 1 Apr 1942; Geiger Field, Wash, 26 May 1942; Reno, Nev, 27 May 1942; Colorado Springs, Colo, Jul 1942; Barksdale Field, La, 15 Mar 1943; DeRidder AAB, La, c. 31 Mar 1944; Stuttgart AAFld, Ark, Feb 1945; Barksdale Field, La, c. 12 Nov 1945; Biggs Field, Tex, c. 23 Nov-22 Dec 1945.

Commanders. Lt Col Bernard S Thompson, 4 Sep 1941; Col Hume Peabody, 11 Oct 1941; Brig Gen William E Lynd, 18 Mar 1942; Brig Gen John B Brooks, 15 Jun 1942; Col Arthur G Hamilton, 2 Dec 1942; Brig Gen Carlyle H Wash, 14 Dec 1942; Col Dache McC Reeves, 30 Jan 1943; Col Arthur G Hamilton, 29 Sep 943; Col Clarence D Wheeler, 5 May 1944; Col Yancey S Tarrant, 18 Jul 1945; Col Charles G Chandler Jr, 20 Aug 1945-unkn.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. A disc per fess, dovetailed azure and vert, within a border argent. (Approved 15 Mar 1943.)

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



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