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66th Fighter Wing
Active 1943-1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force

The 66th Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the VIII Fighter Command, being stationed at RAF Troston, England. It was inactivated on 21 November 1945.

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  • Constituted as 5th Air Defense Wing on 25 Mar 1943
Activated on 27 Mar 1943
Redesignated 66th Fighter Wing in 3 Jul 1943.
Inactivated on 21 Nov 1945.
Allotted to ANG (Illinois) on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 26 Nov 1946 (Never activated)
Inactivated on 31 Oct 1950.

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Operations

Command and control organization for VIII Fighter Command performing combat operations in European Theater, 1943-1945

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

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