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San Francisco Fighter Wing

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

Groups. 328th: 1943-1944. 354th: 1943. 357th: 1943. 363d: 1943. 367th: 1943-1944. 369th: 1943-1944. 372d: 1943. 478th: 1943-1944.

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

Commanders. Lt Col Ronald F Fallows, 20 Aug 1942; Col Jesse Auton, c. 16 Jan 1943; Lt Col John R Ulricson, c. 11 Apr 1943; Brig Gen Ned Schramm, c. 2 May 1943; Col John C Crosthwaite, 19 Nov 1943; Brig Gen Warren R Carter, 20 Dec 1943; Col John C Crosthwaite, 22 Jan 1944; Brig Gen Dean C Strother, 8 Feb 1944; Col Aaron W Tyer, 25 Feb 1944-unkn; Col Errol H Zistel, 1 Apr 1944; Maj Otis B Hocker, 16 May-7 Jun 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: On a bezant a hurt charged with a stylized red drawn-bow and arrow of four conventionalized feathers, points upwards, the bowstring consisting of a blue flash and a blue search light bcam, within the lower arc of the ends of the bow, gold. (Approved 5 Feb 1943.)

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

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

Groups. 328th: 1943-1944. 354th: 1943. 357th: 1943. 363d: 1943. 367th: 1943-1944. 369th: 1943-1944. 372d: 1943. 478th: 1943-1944.

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

Commanders. Lt Col Ronald F Fallows, 20 Aug 1942; Col Jesse Auton, c. 16 Jan 1943; Lt Col John R Ulricson, c. 11 Apr 1943; Brig Gen Ned Schramm, c. 2 May 1943; Col John C Crosthwaite, 19 Nov 1943; Brig Gen Warren R Carter, 20 Dec 1943; Col John C Crosthwaite, 22 Jan 1944; Brig Gen Dean C Strother, 8 Feb 1944; Col Aaron W Tyer, 25 Feb 1944-unkn; Col Errol H Zistel, 1 Apr 1944; Maj Otis B Hocker, 16 May-7 Jun 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: On a bezant a hurt charged with a stylized red drawn-bow and arrow of four conventionalized feathers, points upwards, the bowstring consisting of a blue flash and a blue search light bcam, within the lower arc of the ends of the bow, gold. (Approved 5 Feb 1943.)

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



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