11th Fighter Wing

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11th Fighter Wing Eighth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).png
Active 1940-1941, 1942-1943
Country  United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Fighter
Part of Eighth Air Force

The 11th Fighter Group is a disbanded United States Army Air Forces organization. Its last assignment was with Eighth Air Force at Drew Field, Florida. It was disbanded in late 1943.

History[edit]

The wing was constituted in late 1940 at Hamilton Field, California in the buildup of the United States Army Air Corps in response to the start of World War II in Europe.[1] It moved to Army Air Base, Portland in 1941, where it assumed responsibility for organizing two pursuit groups. It was inactivated later that year,[1] and its personnel used as part of the cadre for headquarters units of Fourth Air Force.

The wing was activated the following year at Drew Field, Florida. Although it was programmed for overseas deployment to the European Theater and was assigned to Eighth Air Force, it was attached to Third Air Force for training. It was never assigned any combat groups and was inactivated before deploying overseas.[1]

In 1985 the wing was reconstituted on paper as the 367th Electronic Warfare Group,[2] but was never active before being disbanded again in 1992.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as the 11th Pursuit Wing on 19 October 1940
Activated on 18 December 1940
Inactivated on 2 October 1941
  • Redesignated 11th Fighter Group on 1942
Activated on 1 November 1942
Inactivated on 1 May 1943
  • Disbanded on 1 December 1943[1]
  • Reconstituted on 31 July 1985 and redesignated 367th Electronic Warfare Group (not active)[2]
  • Disbanded on 9 September 1992

Assignments[edit]

  • Northwest Air District 18 December 1940 - 2 October 1941
  • Eighth Air Force, 1 November 1942 - 1 May 1943 (attached to Third Air Force)[1]

Stations[edit]

  • Hamilton Field, California, 18 December 1940
  • Army Air Base, Portland, Oregon, June 1941 - 2 October 1941
  • Drew Field, Florida, 1 November 1942 - 1 May 1943[1]

Components[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 381. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. 
  2. ^ a b Department of the Air Force/MPM Letter 648q, 31 July 1985, Subject: Reconstitution, Redesignation, and Consolidation of Selected Air Force Organizations
  3. ^ a b Maurer, pp. 116-117
  4. ^ a b c d Maurer, pp. 117-118

Bibliography[edit]

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

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