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NEW YORK Fighter Wing

Constituted as New York Air Defense Wing on 6 Aug 1942 and activated on 11 Aug. Assigned to First AF. Redesignated New York Fighter Wing in Jul 1943. Served in defense of the New York area and also trained fighter groups and personnel. Evidently not manned after Jul 1944. Inactivated on 3 Apr 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Groups. 56th: 1942. 58th: 1943. Both: 1942-1943. 326th: 1942-1943. 348th: 1942-1943. 352d: 1942-1943. 356th: 1943-359th: 1943. 362d: 1943. 368th: 1943. 370th: 1943. 373d: 1943. 402d: 1943.

Stations. New York, NY, 11 Aug 1942-3 Apr 1946.

Commanders. Col Davis D Graves, Aug 1942; Lt Col Othel R Deering, c. 19 Dec 1942; Col Morley F Slaght, c. 17 Jan 1943; Lt Col Othel R Deering, c. 19 Jan 1943; Brig Gen Earle E Partridge, c. 27 Jan 1943; Col Othel R Deering, c. 20 Apr 1943; Brig Gen Laurence C Craigle, Jun 1943; Maj Clayton J Larson, c. 22 Nov 1943; Col Stewart W Towle Jr, 2 Dec 1943-c. 2-9 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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