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24th Composite Wing

Constituted as 24th Composite Wing on 19 Nov 1942. Activated in Iceland on 25 Dec 1942. Served in the defense of Iceland. Disbanded on 15 Jun 1944.

Reconstituted on 5 Aug 1946 and activated in Puerto Rico on 25 Aug. Assigned to Caribbean Air Command. No tactical groups were assigned, but the wing supervised various air force units and bases in the Antilles. Inactivated in Puerto Rico on 28 Jul 1948.

Groups. 342d: 1942-1944.

Stations. Iceland, 25 Dec 1942-15 Jun 1944. Borinquen Field, PR, 25 Aug 1946-28 Jul 1948.

Commanders. Brig Gen George P Tourtellot, c. 25 Dec 1942; Brig Gen Early E W Duncan, c. 5-15 Jun 1944. Brig Gen John A Samford, c. Jan 1947-c. 28 Jul 1948.

Campaigns. Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Decorations. None.

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


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