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San Diego Fighter Wing

Constituted as San Diego Air Defense Wing on 6 Aug 1942 and activated on 20 Aug. Assigned to Fourth AF. Redesignated San Diego Fighter Wing in Jul 1943. Served in defense of the San Diego area. Disbanded on 7 Jun 1944.

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

Stations. San Diego, Calif, 20 Aug 1942-7 Jun 1944.

Commanders. Maj Kenneth R Martin, Aug 1942; Lt Col Paul W Blanchard Jr, c. 2 Nov 1942; Col Joseph A Bulger, c. 5 Feb 1943; Lt Col John O Zahn, 14 Oct 1943; Capt John W Etheredge, 27 Mar 1944; Lt Col Edward G Hillery, 7 Apr 1944; Lt Col Benjamin W Martin, 20 May-7 Jun 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

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

Constituted as San Diego Air Defense Wing on 6 Aug 1942 and activated on 20 Aug. Assigned to Fourth AF. Redesignated San Diego Fighter Wing in Jul 1943. Served in defense of the San Diego area. Disbanded on 7 Jun 1944.

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

Stations. San Diego, Calif, 20 Aug 1942-7 Jun 1944.

Commanders. Maj Kenneth R Martin, Aug 1942; Lt Col Paul W Blanchard Jr, c. 2 Nov 1942; Col Joseph A Bulger, c. 5 Feb 1943; Lt Col John O Zahn, 14 Oct 1943; Capt John W Etheredge, 27 Mar 1944; Lt Col Edward G Hillery, 7 Apr 1944; Lt Col Benjamin W Martin, 20 May-7 Jun 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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