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XXIX Tactical Air Command
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World War II Emblem of Ninth Air Force
Active 1943-1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Fighter Command and Control

The XXIX Tactical Air Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Ninth Air Force, based at Weimar, Germany. It was inactivated on 25 October 1945.

The mission of the command was to support the United States Ninth Army with tactical air support throughout its easterly advance from its formation on 5 September 1944, until VE-Day.

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  • Constituted as XXIX Air Support Command on 1 Nov 1943
Activated on 30 Nov 1943
Redesignated XXIX Tactical Air Command on 15 Dec 1944
Inactivated on 20 Nov 1945
Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948

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Performed fighter operations in Europe, primarily in support of the United States Ninth Army until V-E Day. Occupation duty in Germany, 1945

References

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.
  • Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

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