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XIX Tactical Air Command

Constituted as XIX Air Support Command on 29 Nov 1943. Activated in England on 4 Jan 1944. Assigned to Ninth AF. Redesignated XIX Tactical Air Command in Apr 1944. Operated in the European theater, primarily in support of US Third Army, until V-E Day. Moved to the US in Aug 1945. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Wings. 100th Fighter: 1944-1945. 303d Fighter: 1944.

Stations. Middle Wallop, England, 4 Jan 1944; Aldermaston Court, England, 1 Feb 1944; France, Jul 1944; Luxembourg, Jan 1945; Germany, Apr-Jul 1945; Drew Field, Fla, 21 Aug 1945; Barksdale Field, La, 17 Oct 1945; Biggs Field, Tex, 11 Dec 1945-31 Mar 1946.

Commanders. Maj Gen Elwood R Quesada, 4 Jan 1944; Col Clarence E Crumrine, 1 Feb 1944; Maj Gen Otto P Weyland, 4 Feb 1944; Brig Gen Homer L Sanders, 23 May 1945; Col Roger J Browne, 5 Jul 1945; Brig Gen James W McCauley, 25 Oct 1945; Maj Gen Elwood R Quesada, 8 Feb 1946; Brig Gen Homer L Sanders, 25 Feb-Mar 1946.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. None.

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

Constituted as XIX Air Support Command on 29 Nov 1943. Activated in England on 4 Jan 1944. Assigned to Ninth AF. Redesignated XIX Tactical Air Command in Apr 1944. Operated in the European theater, primarily in support of US Third Army, until V-E Day. Moved to the US in Aug 1945. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Wings. 100th Fighter: 1944-1945. 303d Fighter: 1944.

Stations. Middle Wallop, England, 4 Jan 1944; Aldermaston Court, England, 1 Feb 1944; France, Jul 1944; Luxembourg, Jan 1945; Germany, Apr-Jul 1945; Drew Field, Fla, 21 Aug 1945; Barksdale Field, La, 17 Oct 1945; Biggs Field, Tex, 11 Dec 1945-31 Mar 1946.

Commanders. Maj Gen Elwood R Quesada, 4 Jan 1944; Col Clarence E Crumrine, 1 Feb 1944; Maj Gen Otto P Weyland, 4 Feb 1944; Brig Gen Homer L Sanders, 23 May 1945; Col Roger J Browne, 5 Jul 1945; Brig Gen James W McCauley, 25 Oct 1945; Maj Gen Elwood R Quesada, 8 Feb 1946; Brig Gen Homer L Sanders, 25 Feb-Mar 1946.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. None.

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



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