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62d Fighter Wing
Active 1942-1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Command and Control
Engagements World War II

The 62d Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Army Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Twelfth Air Force, based at Pomigliano Airfield, Italy. It was inactivated on 12 September 1945.





  • Constituted as 1st Air Defense Wing on 12 Dec 1942 and activated the same day.
Redesignated 62d Fighter Wing in Jul 1943.
Inactivated in Italy on 12 Sep 1945.





Formed at Mitchel Field, New York in December 1942. Departed New York 13 Jan 1943 via Brooklyn Port of Embarkation. Arrived Casablanca, French Morocco on 30 Jan 1943 and assigned to Twelfth Air Force. Primary mission was fighter escort; air defense using night fighter units; harbor protection; homing of lost aircraft and air-sea rescue.


PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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