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Norfolk Fighter Wing

Constituted as Norfolk Air Defense Wing on 6 Aug 1942 and activated on 11 Aug. Assigned to First AF. Redesignated Norfolk Fighter Wing in Jul 1943. Served in the defense of the Norfolk area. Not manned after Jul 1944. Inactivated on 3 Apr 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Components. (Operated with attached AAF organizations and cooperating naval aircraft.)

Stations. Norfolk, Va, 11 Aug 1942-3 Apr 1946.

Commanders. Col Malcolm N Stewart, 11 Aug 1942; Col Murray C Woodbury, 24 Sep 1942; Maj Earl H Dunham, Apr 1943; Col Burton M Hovey Jr, c. 29 Jun 1943-unkn; Lt Col Earl H Dunham, 14 Aug 1943; Lt Col Otis F Tabler, c. 25 Nov 1943; Lt Col Charles A Gayle, c. 2 Apr-c. 26 Jul 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

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

Constituted as Norfolk Air Defense Wing on 6 Aug 1942 and activated on 11 Aug. Assigned to First AF. Redesignated Norfolk Fighter Wing in Jul 1943. Served in the defense of the Norfolk area. Not manned after Jul 1944. Inactivated on 3 Apr 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Components. (Operated with attached AAF organizations and cooperating naval aircraft.)

Stations. Norfolk, Va, 11 Aug 1942-3 Apr 1946.

Commanders. Col Malcolm N Stewart, 11 Aug 1942; Col Murray C Woodbury, 24 Sep 1942; Maj Earl H Dunham, Apr 1943; Col Burton M Hovey Jr, c. 29 Jun 1943-unkn; Lt Col Earl H Dunham, 14 Aug 1943; Lt Col Otis F Tabler, c. 25 Nov 1943; Lt Col Charles A Gayle, c. 2 Apr-c. 26 Jul 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

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



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