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87th Fighter Wing
Active 1943-1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Command and Control
Engagements World War II

The 87th Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the XXII Tactical Air Command, based at Florence, Italy. It was inactivated on 11 Oct 1950.

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Lineage

  • Constituted as 87th Fighter Wing on 14 Oct 1943
Activated on 25 Oct 1943
Disbanded in Italy on 1 Apr 1945

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Operations

Formed at Mitchel Field, New York. Moved overseas to Algeria, Dec 1943-Jan 1944, and operated with [[]Twelfth Air Force] in the Mediterranean theater, primarily directing tactical fighter groups in Italy from Apr 1944 until the wing's groups were reassigned in Sep 1944 to XXII Tactical Air Command. Existed as a paper unit until inactivation in Apr 1945.

References

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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