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Philadelphia Fighter Wing
Active 1942-1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Role Fighter
Engagements World War II

The Philadelphia Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the I Fighter Command, stationed at Philadelphia Airport, Pennsylvania It was inactivated on 3 Apr 1946.

The wing was a World War II air defense organization, reporting to First Air Force, responsible for the air defense of the Philadelphia area. The wing was also a training organization for fighter groups and personnel, with assigned groups subsequently deploying to overseas theaters. Not manned after Jul 1944, and inactivated at the end of the war.





  • Constituted as Philadelphia Air Defense Wing on 6 Aug 1942
Activated on 11 Aug 1942
Redesignated Philadelphia Fighter Wing in Jul 1943
Inactivated on 3 Apr 1946
Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.





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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