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The First Air Force
First Air Force
(Air Forces Northern; 1 AF-AFNORTH) is a numbered air force of the United States
United States
Air Force Air Combat Command
Air Combat Command
(ACC). It is headquartered at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. Its primary mission is the air defense of the Contiguous United States (CONUS), United States
United States
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Its mission lineage can be traced to the Air Defense Command, one of the original USAAF major commands formed in 1946. One of the four original pre- World War II
World War II
numbered air forces during the existence of the United States
United States
Army Air Corps, 1 AF was activated on 18 December 1940, at Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York with a mission of air defense of the Northeastern United States
United States
and Great Lakes regions. During the war, its primary mission became the organization and training of combat units prior to their deployment to the overseas combat air forces. First Air Force
First Air Force
is commanded by Lieutenant General R. Scott Williams. Its Command Chief Master Sergeant
Chief Master Sergeant
is Chief Master Sgt. Richard D. King.[9]

Contents

1 Overview 2 Units 3 History

3.1 World War II 3.2 Air Defense Command 3.3 Tactical Air Command 3.4 Air Combat Command 3.5 Lineage 3.6 Assignments 3.7 Major components

3.7.1 Commands 3.7.2 Forces 3.7.3 Air Divisions 3.7.4 Districts 3.7.5 Centers 3.7.6 Sectors 3.7.7 Wings

3.8 Stations

4 References 5 External links

Overview[edit] The command has sole responsibility for ensuring the air sovereignty and air defense of the Contiguous United States
United States
(CONUS), United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. As the CONUS Region (CONR) for NORAD, the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command, CONR provides air defense in the form of airspace surveillance and airspace control. 1AF (AFNORTH) is also the designated air component for the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). USNORTHCOM's area of responsibility includes the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and Mexico, and its air, land and maritime approaches. The command is unique in both its mission and composition. With the transfer of responsibility for continental air defense from the active duty component of the Air Force to the Air National Guard, 1 AF became the first numbered air force to be made up primarily of citizen airmen. Furthermore, the United States
United States
Air Force Auxiliary-Civil Air Patrol has been incorporated into the 1 AF. Units[edit] First Air Force
First Air Force
has been an Air Combat Command
Air Combat Command
organization since 1 June 1992. Its subordinate units are located throughout the continental United States. Units aligned under First Air Force/AFNORTH include:

Eastern Air Defense Sector
Eastern Air Defense Sector
(EADS), former Griffiss AFB, Rome, New York Western Air Defense Sector
Western Air Defense Sector
(WADS), McChord AFB, Washington 601st Air and Space Operations Center
601st Air and Space Operations Center
(601 AOC), Tyndall AFB, Florida Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC), Tyndall AFB, Florida Air Force National Security Emergency Preparedness Agency
Air Force National Security Emergency Preparedness Agency
(AFNSEP), Tyndall AFB, Florida 1 AF Detachment 1, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Air Force Element, Joint Air Defense Operations Center (AFELM JADOC), Bolling AFB, District of Columbia 722nd Air Defense Squadron (722 ADS), North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol
Maxwell AFB, AL (Regular Air Force & Air Force Reserve CAP-USAF component)

Additionally, First Air Force
First Air Force
provides operational control of alert Air National Guard
Air National Guard
air defense fighter units:

104th Fighter Wing
104th Fighter Wing
(104 FW), Westfield-Barnes RAP / Barnes ANGB, Massachusetts F-15 Eagle 113th Wing
113th Wing
(113 WG), Joint Base Andrews, Maryland F-16 Fighting Falcon 119th Wing
119th Wing
(119 WG), Hector IAP / Fargo ANGB, North Dakota, MQ-1 Predator, C-21A

Detachment 1, 119 FW, Langley AFB, Virginia

120th Fighter Wing
120th Fighter Wing
(120 FW), Great Falls IAP
Great Falls IAP
/ Great Falls ANGB, Montana, F-16 Fighting Falcon 125th Fighter Wing
125th Fighter Wing
(125 FW), Jacksonville IAP
Jacksonville IAP
/ Jacksonville ANGB, Florida, F-15 Eagle Detachment 1, 125 FW, Homestead ARB, Florida 138th Fighter Wing
138th Fighter Wing
(138 FW), Tulsa IAP / Tulsa ANGB, Oklahoma F-16 Fighting Falcon

Detachment 1, 138 FW, Ellington Field JRB, Texas

142d Fighter Wing
142d Fighter Wing
(142 FW), Portland IAP
Portland IAP
/ Portland ANGB, Oregon, F-15 Eagle 144th Fighter Wing
144th Fighter Wing
(144 FW), Fresno Yosemite IAP / Fresno ANGB California, F-15 Eagle

Detachment 1, 144 FW, March ARB, California

147th Reconnaissance Wing
147th Reconnaissance Wing
(147 RW), Ellington Field JRB, Texas, MQ-1 Predator, C-26 Metroliner 148th Fighter Wing (148 FW), Duluth IAP
Duluth IAP
/ Duluth ANGB, Minnesota, F-16 Fighting Falcon 158th Fighter Wing
158th Fighter Wing
(158 FW), Burlington IAP / Burlington ANGB, Vermont, F-16 Fighting Falcon 159th Fighter Wing
159th Fighter Wing
(159 FW), Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana, F-15 Eagle 177th Fighter Wing
177th Fighter Wing
(177 FW), Atlantic City IAP / Atlantic City ANGB, New Jersey, F-16 Fighting Falcon

Non-flying units

101st Information Operations Flight (101 IOF), Salt Lake City IAP
Salt Lake City IAP
/ Salt Lake City ANGB, Utah 254th Combat Communications Group (254 CCG), Garland, Texas

History[edit] One of the four original numbered air forces, First Air Force
First Air Force
was activated as the Northeast Air District of the GHQ Air Force
GHQ Air Force
on 18 December 1940, at Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York. It was redesignated First Air Force
First Air Force
on 9 April 1941 with a mission for the defense of the Northeast and Great Lakes regions of the United States. World War II[edit]

First Air Force
First Air Force
region of the United States, World War II

During the initial months after the Pearl Harbor Attack, First Air Force organized what would eventually become the core of the Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command (AAFSC), obtaining most of its forces from I Bomber Command to combat the German U-Boat
U-Boat
threat along the Atlantic Coast. AAFSC would eventually expand that mission to the Gulf of Mexico
Mexico
and Caribbean
Caribbean
until the antisubmarine mission was taken over completely by the Navy in mid-1943. Beginning in May 1942, the mission of First Air Force
First Air Force
became operational training of units and crews, and the replacement training of individuals for bombardment, fighter, and reconnaissance operations. It received graduates of Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces
Training Command flight schools; navigator training; flexible gunnery schools and various technical schools, organized them into newly activated combat groups and squadrons, and provided operational unit training (OTU) and replacement training (RTU) to prepare groups and replacements for deployment overseas to combat theaters. The First Air Force
First Air Force
became predominantly a fighter OTU and RTU organization. Most P-47 Thunderbolt fighter groups were trained by I Fighter Command, along with P-39/P-63 Airacobra groups; C-47 Skytrain
C-47 Skytrain
and later C-46 Commando groups by I Troop Carrier Command. By 1944, most of the Operational Training of groups ended, with the command concentrating on the training of individual replacements using Army Air Force Base Units (AAFBU) as training organizations at the airfields controlled by First Air Force. Air Defense Wings were also organized for the major metropolitan areas along the northeast coast, using training units attached to the Wings. By 1944 the likelihood of an air attack along the eastern seaboard was remote, and these air defense wings were reduced to paper units. By 1944, the vast majority of the USAAF was engaged in combat operations in various parts of the world, such as the Eighth Air Force in Europe and the Twentieth Air Force
Twentieth Air Force
in the Pacific. The training units located within the United States
United States
(known as the Zone of the Interior, or "ZI".) under First, Second, Third and Fourth Air Force were all were placed under the unified command of the Continental Air Forces (CAF) on 13 December 1944, with the Numbered Air Forces becoming subordinate commands of CAF. Air Defense Command[edit] In March 1946, USAAF Chief General Carl Spaatz
Carl Spaatz
had undertaken a major re-organization of the postwar USAAF that had included the establishment of Major Commands (MAJCOM), who would report directly to HQ United States
United States
Army Air Forces. Continental Air Forces was inactivated, and First Air Force
First Air Force
was assigned to the postwar Air Defense Command in March 1946 and subsequently to Continental Air Command (ConAC) in December 1948 being primarily concerned with air defense. First Air Force
First Air Force
Headquarters was located at Fort Slocum, New York, from 1946 to 1949. The command was originally assigned the region of the New England states, along with New York and New Jersey. With the inactivation of the ADC Eleventh Air Force
Eleventh Air Force
on 1 July 1948 due to budget restrictions, command's region of responsibility was increased to include the upper Midwest states of Michigan and Ohio, along with the Mid-Atlantic region south to the North Carolina/Virginia Border. In 1949 Air National Guard
Air National Guard
and Air Force Reserve
Air Force Reserve
units were placed under First Air Force
First Air Force
command, with its active-duty units being reassigned to Eastern Air Defense Force
Eastern Air Defense Force
(EADF) or to the 30th, 32d or 26th Air Divisions. The command was inactivated on 23 June 1958 for budgetary reasons, its assigned units being reorganized under ConAC. First Air Force
First Air Force
was reactivated at Stewart Air Force Base, Newburgh, N.Y., on 20 January 1966 due to the inactivation of the ADC Air Defense Sectors. First Air Force
First Air Force
assumed responsibility for the ADC 21st, 33d, 34th, 35th, and 36th Air Divisions, primarily located in the northeast and upper Midwest regions of the United States. It also was responsible for the air defense of Greenland, Iceland and parts of Canada. By July 1968, First Air Force
First Air Force
had again assumed total responsibility for the air defense of the eastern seaboard, just as it had during World War II. On 16 January 1968 Air Defense Command was re-designated Aerospace Defense Command (ADCOM) as part of a restructuring of USAF air defense forces. First Air Force's second period of service was short lived, however, and the command was again inactivated as the result of a major ADCOM reorganization on 31 December 1969 of the First, Fourth, Tenth Air Forces and several Air Divisions. This reorganization was the result of the need to eliminate intermediate levels of command in ADCOM driven by budget reductions and a perceived lessening of the need for continental air defense against attacking Soviet aircraft. ADCOM reassigned the units under the inactivated First Air Force
First Air Force
were reassigned primarily to the 20th, 21st or 23d Air Divisions. Tactical Air Command[edit] As part of realignment of military assets. ADCOM was reorganized on 1 October 1979. The atmospheric defense resources (interceptors and warning radars) of ADCOM were reassigned to Tactical Air Command (TAC). With this move many Air National Guard
Air National Guard
units that had an air defense mission also came under the control of TAC, which established a component called Air Defense, Tactical Air Command
Tactical Air Command
(ADTAC), at the level of a numbered air force. On 6 December 1985 HQ USAF reactivated First Air Force
First Air Force
at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, and assigned it to Tactical Air Command
Tactical Air Command
(TAC), replacing ADTAC. First Air Force
First Air Force
was given the mission to provide, train and equip combat ready air defence forces for the air defense of the North American continent. Upon its reactivation, First Air Force
First Air Force
was composed of units of the active Air Force and the Air National Guard. Because of its unique mission and its binational responsibilities, First Air Force
First Air Force
works closely with the Canadian Forces. Canadian personnel are stationed at First Air Force
First Air Force
Headquarters at Tyndall Air Force Base
Tyndall Air Force Base
Florida, and at the various regional air defense sectors located throughout the United States. Activation of the Continental NORAD Region
Continental NORAD Region
on 1 October 1986, resulted in a new structure for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).[10] The continental U.S. region, along with Alaskan and Canadian regions provided the command and operational system for North American air defense.

On 1 July 1987, four of the previous Air Defense Command Air Defense sectors were reactivated, re-designated, assigned and co-located with the four remaining air divisions.

The Montgomery Air Defense Sector
Montgomery Air Defense Sector
(MOADS, Inactivated 1966) was reactivated as the Southeast Air Defense Sector
Southeast Air Defense Sector
(SEADS); assigned to 23d Air Division

2 3d Air Division
3d Air Division
inactivated 4 July 1987; assets transferred to SEADS.

The Los Angeles Air Defense Sector
Los Angeles Air Defense Sector
(LAADS, Inactivated 1966) was reactivated as the Southwest Air Defense Sector
Southwest Air Defense Sector
(SWADS); assigned to 26th Air Division

26th Air Division
26th Air Division
inactivated 30 September 1990; assets transferred to SWADS.

The Seattle Air Defense Sector
Seattle Air Defense Sector
(SEADS, Inactivated 1966) was reactivated as the Northwest Air Defense Sector
Northwest Air Defense Sector
(NWADS); assigned to 25th Air Division

25th Air Division
25th Air Division
inactivated 30 September 1990; assets transferred to NWADS.

The New York Air Defense Sector
New York Air Defense Sector
(NYADS, Inactivated 1966) was reactivated as the Northeast Air Defense Sector
Northeast Air Defense Sector
(NEADS); assigned to 24th Air Division.

2 4th Air Division
4th Air Division
inactivated 30 September 1990; assets transferred to NEADS.

The Air Defense Sectors were transferred by the Air Force to the National Guard Bureau
National Guard Bureau
and allotted to the Air National Guard
Air National Guard
on 1 October 1990. They were operationally gained by First Air Force, Tactical Air Command.

SEADS became part of the Florida ANG
Florida ANG
at Tyndall AFB SWADS became part of the California ANG
California ANG
at March AFB NWADS became part of the Washington ANG
Washington ANG
at McChord AFB NEADS became part of the New York ANG
New York ANG
at Griffiss AFB

First Air Force
First Air Force
was transferred to Air Combat Command
Air Combat Command
along with the rest of TAC on 1 June 1992[11] Air Combat Command[edit] In the years since its third activation, more of the responsibility for the defense of American air sovereignty has primarily shifted to the Air National Guard. Also, reorganization of the command structure of the U.S. Air Force saw the assignment of air defense to Tactical Air Command and later, its successor, Air Combat Command. In the 1970s and 1980s, the role of the Air National Guard
Air National Guard
in the defense of North America increased. As this role changed, discussions between the active Air Force and the Air National Guard
Air National Guard
commenced concerning roles and responsibilities. As the Cold War
Cold War
began to wind down and budgetary constraints became realities, more and more of the missions previously carried out by active duty forces began to be transferred into the reserve components. By the 1990s, 90 percent of the air defense mission was being handled by the Air National Guard. In October 1997, First Air Force
First Air Force
became a primarily composed of Air National Guard units charged with the air defense of the North American continent. Today, First Air Force
First Air Force
consists primarily of members of the Air National Guard. Its headquarters is located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. It comprises 10 fighter wings and two air defense sectors for the East and Western regions of the country. Lineage[edit]

Established as Northeast Air District on 19 October 1940

Activated on 18 December 1940. Re-designated: 1 Air Force on 26 March 1941 Re-designated: First Air Force
First Air Force
on 18 September 1942 Discontinued on 23 June 1958

Activated on 20 January 1966

Organized on 1 April 1966 Inactivated on 31 December 1969

Activated on 6 December 1985, assuming assets of Air Defense, Tactical Air Command (Inactivated)

Re-designated First Air Force
First Air Force
(ANG) on 1 October 1995 Re-designated First Air Force
First Air Force
(Air Forces Northern) on 1 November 2007.

Assignments[edit]

General Headquarters Air Force (later, Air Force Combat Command), 18 Dec 1940 Eastern Theater of Operations (later, Eastern Defense Command), 24 Dec 1941 United States
United States
Army Air Forces, 17 Sep 1943 Continental Air Forces, 16 Apr 1945 Air Defense Command, 21 Mar 1946 Continental Air Command, 1 Dec 1948 – 23 Jun 1958 Air (later, Aerospace) Defense Command, 20 Jan 1966 – 31 Dec 1969 Tactical Air Command, 6 Dec 1985 Air Combat Command, 1 Jun 1992 – present

Major components[edit]

15 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron: 3 February 1946. 1 Sea Search Attack Group (Medium): November 1943-10 April 1944.

Commands[edit]

1 Air Force Service (later, 1 Air Force Base; 1 Base): 1 October 1941 – 13 May 1942 1 Air Support (later, I Air Support; I Ground Air Support) Command: 1 September 1941 – 17 August 1942 1 Bomber (later, I Bomber) Command: 5 September 1941 – 15 October 1942 1 Bomber Command: 24 August 1943 – 21 March 1946 1 Interceptor (later, I Interceptor; I Fighter) Command: 5 June 1941 – 21 March 1946 XVI Air Force Service: 27 December 1946 – 1 April 1949 XVII Air Force Service: 1 July 1948 – 23 February 1949 XIX Air Force Service: 13 August 1948 – 23 February 1949.

Forces[edit]

Air Forces Iceland: 6 December 1985 – 31 May 1993

Air Divisions[edit]

3d Air Division
3d Air Division
(formerly, 98 Bombardment Wing; 3 Bombardment Wing): 20 Dec 1946 – 27 Jun 1949 4th Air Division
4th Air Division
(formerly, 4 Combat Bombardment; 4 Bombardment Wing): 20 Dec 1946 – 27 Jun 1949 90th Air Division
90th Air Division
(formerly, 90 Reconnaissance Wing): 20 Dec 1946 – 27 Jun 1949 91st Air Division (formerly, 91 Reconnaissance Wing): 20 Dec 1946 – 27 Jun 1949 12th Air Division: 1 Jul 1948 – 23 Feb 1949 69th Air Division: 1 Jul 1948 – 23 Feb 1949 26th Air Defense (later, 26 Air) Division: 16 Nov 1948 – 1 Apr 1949; 16 Nov 1949 – 1 Sep 1950 (detached 8 Dec 1949 – 1 Sep 1950); 6 Dec 1985 – 30 Sep 1990 32d Air Division: 8 Dec 1949 – 1 Sep 1950 (detached 8 Dec 1949 – 19 Feb 1950); 1 Jul 1968 – 31 Dec 1969

21st Air Division: 1 Apr 1966 – 31 Dec 1967 33d Air Division: 1 Apr 1966 – 19 Nov 1969 34th Air Division: 1 Apr 1966 – 31 Dec 1969 35th Air Division: 1 Apr 1966 – 19 Nov 1969 36th Air Division: 1 Apr 1966 – 30 Sep 1969 37th Air Division: 1 Apr 1966 – 1 Dec 1969 29th Air Division: 15 September – 19 November 1969 23d Air Division: 19 November – 1 December 1969; 6 Dec 1985 – 1 Jul 1987 24th Air Division: 6 Dec 1985 – 30 Sep 1990 25th Air Division: 6 Dec 1985 – 30 Sep 1990

Districts[edit]

1 Air Reserve District: 1 Dec 1951 – 1 Apr 1954

Centers[edit]

1 Airborne Engineer Aviation Unit Training Center: 1 Apr 1943 – 10 Apr 1944 Combined Air Defense Training Center: 4 Aug 1943 – 15 Jul 1944 Eastern Signal Aviation Unit Training Center: 12 Mar 1943 – 12 Feb 1944 USAF Air Defense Weapons Center: 6 Dec 1985 – 12 Sep 1991 601 Air and Space Operations Center: 1 Nov 2007 – present Air Force Rescue Coordination Center: 27 Apr 2007 – present Civil Air Patrol: 26 June 2016 – present

Sectors[edit]

Northwest Air Defense Sector, 1 October 1990 – 31 December 1994 Western Air Defense Sector, 1 January 1995–present Southeast Air Defense Sector, 1 October 1990 – 31 December 1994 Southwest Air Defense Sector, 1 October 1990 – 31 December 1994

Wings[edit]

551st Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing, 1 April 1966 – 4 December 1969

Stations[edit]

Mitchel Field, New York, 18 December 1940 Fort Slocum
Fort Slocum
(later, Slocum AFB), New York, 3 June 1946 Mitchel AFB, New York, 17 October 1949 – 23 June 1958 Stewart AFB, New York, 1 April 1966 – 31 December 1969 Langley AFB, Virginia, 6 December 1985 Tyndall AFB, Florida, 12 September 1991–present

References[edit]

United States
United States
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portal World War II
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portal

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency
Air Force Historical Research Agency
website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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External links[edit]

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Groups

Fighter 1st 4th 14th 15th 23d 32d 33d 50th 52d 53d 54th 56th 57th 78th 79th 81st 82d 84th 325th 326th 327th 328th 329th 337th 343d 355th 408th 412th 414th 473d 475th 476th 478th 507th

Air Defense 10th 500th 501st 502d 503d 514th 515th 516th 517th 518th 519th 520th 521st 525th 527th 528th 529th 530th 533d 534th 564th 566th 567th 568th 575th 637th 665th 678th 692d 701st 751st 762d 765th 778th 780th 827th 858th 4606th 4620th 4676th 4700th 4721st 4722d 4727th 4728th 4729th 4730th 4731st 4732d 4733d 4734th 4735th 4750th 4756th

Aircraft Control & Warning 503d 505th 540th 541st 542d 543d 544th 545th 546th 563d 564th 565th 566th

Squadrons

Aerospace Defense Command
Aerospace Defense Command
Fighter Squadrons Aircraft Control and Warning Squadrons

Major weapon systems

Electronic

TB-29 EB-57 EC-121

Fighters

Propellor: F-47 F-51 P-61 F-82

Subsonic Jet: P-80 F-84 F-86 F-89 F-94

Supersonic Jet: F-101 F-102 F-104 F-106

Missiles

AIM-4 AIM-26 AIR-2 CIM-10

Ships

Guardian Interceptor Interdictor Interpreter Investigator Locator Lookout Outpost Pickett Protector Scanner Searcher Skywatcher Tracer Watchman Vigil

Texas Towers

Texas Tower 2 Texas Tower 3 Texas Tower 4

Miscellaneous

Air Defense Command Emblem Gallery (on Wikimedia Commons) General Surveillance Radar Stations

United States
United States
Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces
of World War II

First Air Force Second Air Force Third Air Force Fourth Air Force Fifth Air Force Sixth Air Force Seventh Air Force Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force Tenth Air Force Eleventh Air Force Twelfth Air Force Thirteenth Air Force Fourteenth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force Twentieth Air Force

USAAF First Air Force
First Air Force
in World War II

Airfields

First Air Force
First Air Force
Group Training Stations First Air Force
First Air Force
Replacement Training Stations First Air Force
First Air Force
Tactical Airfields Freeman Army Airfield Godman Army Airfield Selfridge Field

Units

Commands

I Bomber Command I Fighter Command I Ground Air Support Command

Wings

25th Antisubmarine 50th Troop Carrier 52d Troop Carrier 53d Troop Carrier 60th Troop Carrier 61st Troop Carrier Boston Fighter New York Fighter Norfolk Fighter Philadelphia Fighter

Groups

Bombardment

2d Bombardment 13th Bombardment 22d Bombardment 34th Bombardment 43d Bombardment 45th Bombardment 301st Bombardment 302d Bombardment 400th Bombardment 402d Bombardment 455th Bombardment 459th Bombardment 460th Bombardment 471st Bombardment

Combat Cargo

1st Combat Cargo 2d Combat Cargo 4th Combat Cargo

Fighter

8th Fighter 31st Fighter 33d Fighter 52d Fighter 56th Fighter 57th Fighter 58th Fighter 59th Fighter 79th Fighter 80th Fighter 83d Fighter 87th Fighter 324th Fighter 325th Fighter 326th Fighter 327th Fighter 332d Fighter 348th Fighter 352d Fighter 353d Fighter 355th Fighter 356th Fighter 358th Fighter 359th Fighter 361st Fighter 362d Fighter 365th Fighter 366th Fighter 368th Fighter 370th Fighter 371st Fighter 373d Fighter 402d Fighter 413th Fighter 476th Fighter

Reconnaissance

26th Reconnaissance 73d Reconnaissance

Troop Carrier

10th Troop Carrier 60th Troop Carrier 61st Troop Carrier 62d Troop Carrier 63d Troop Carrier 89th Troop Carrier 313th Troop Carrier 314th Troop Carrier 315th Troop Carrier 316th Troop Carrier 317th Troop Carrier 349th Troop Carrier 375th Troop Carrier 403d Troop Carrier 433d Troop Carrier 434th Troop Carrier 435th Troop Carrier 436th Troop Carrier 437th Troop Carrier 438th Troop Carrier 439th Troop Carrier 440th Troop Carrier 441st Troop Carrier 442d Troop Carrier

Other

1st Search Attack 477th Composite

Incidents

Freeman Field Mutiny

United States
United States
Army Air Forces

First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth Thirteenth Fourteenth Fifteen

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