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V Fighter Command
Active 4 Jun1941-8 Oct 1948
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Command and Control

The V Fighter Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to Fifth Air Force, based at Fukuoka AB, Japan. It was inactivated on 31 May 1946.

During World War II the unit initially controlled fighter units in the Northwestern United States. In 1942, V Fighter Command became the primary command and control organization for Fifth Air Force, fighter units operating primarily in the Southwest Pacific Theater. Its assigned units participated in aerial combat in the Fifth Air Force Area of Responsiblity (AOR) flying cover missions for convoys, patrols, escorted bombers, attacked enemy airfields, and supported ground forces.

Afterward, served with the occupation force in Japan before being inactivated in 1946.





  • Constituted as II Interceptor Command on 26 May 1941
Activated on 4 Jun 1941
Redesignated: II Fighter Command in May 1942
Redesignated: V Fighter Command in Aug 1942.
Inactivated on 31 May 1946
Disbanded on 8 October 1948



*Note; Does not include periods detached to combat wings


See also


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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