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III Tactical Air Command
Active 1942-1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Type Command and Control
Part of Third Air Force
Engagements World War II

The III Tactical Air Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Third Air Force stationed at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. It was inactivated on 24 Oct 1945





  • Constituted as: III Ground Air Support Command on 15 May 1942
Activated on 19 May 1942.
Redesignated as: III Air Support Command in Sep 1942
Redesignated as: III Reconnaissance Command in Aug 1943
Redesignated as: III Tactical Air Command in Mar 1944
Disbanded on 24 Oct 1945.



  • I (formerly III) Tactical Air Division: 1944-1945
  • II Tactical Air Division: 1944-1945
  • III (formerly I) Tactical Air Division: 1944



At various times, trained dive bombardment, light bombardment, and reconnaissance organizations and personnel; also gave air support to ground units in training and participated in air-ground maneuvers and demonstrations


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

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.

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