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63d Fighter Wing
Active 1942-1945; 1946-1950
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Type Command and Control
Engagements World War II

The 63d Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Texas Air National Guard, based at Ellington Field, Texas. It was inactivated on 11 Oct 1950.





  • Constituted as 2d Air Defense Wing on 12 Dec 1942 and activated the same day.
Redesignated 63d Fighter Wing in Jul 1943
Inactivated on 11 Dec 1945.
  • Allotted to Air National Guard (Texas) on 24 May 1946
Extended federal recognition on 23 May 1948
Ordered into active service on 10 Oct 1950
Inactivated on 11 Oct 1950.





Operated with Twelfth Air Force in North Africa and MTO until Nov 1944 when the wing moved to the European theater and lost its combat elements.

Texas Air National Guard command and control organization of several RADAR units. Activated during Korean War and units reassigned to active duty forces in Far East Air Forces. Inactivated as paper unit on 11 Oct 1950.


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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