348th Tactical Electronics Group

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9th Pursuit Wing
9th Fighter Wing
348th Tactical Electronics Group
Active 1940–1943
1985- (inactive)
Country United States
Branch USAAF
United States Air Forces
Role 1940-1943 - Fighter
1985- Electronics

The 348th Tactical Electronics Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. The unit was active as the 9th Pursuit Wing and the 9th Fighter Wing during World War II. Although based at RAF Station Kabrit in Egypt assigned to the Ninth Air Force it had no component units and was inactivated on 31 March 1943.

It was redesignated to its current name in 1985.

History[edit]

Assigned to Fourth Air Force as prewar Pursuit Wing.[1] The 9th Pursuit Wing was activated on 18 December 1940. In the period until it was inactivated on 1 October 1941, its only component groups were the 14th Fighter Group (10 June- 5 September 1941) and the 51st Fighter Group (20 June–19 September 1941). The latter had been attached to 4th Air Force) until 20 June 1941.[1] The wing was based at March Field, California.

The wing was reactivated on 24 July 1942 as the 9th Fighter Wing at Drew Field, Florida where it stayed until 13 December 1942 when it moved to Egypt in 1942. The wing was based at RAF Kabrit, Egypt from 1 February.[1] However all Ninth Air Force fighter groups in the eastern desert were detached to the Royal Air Force and none were assigned to a USAAF wing.[1] The wing was inactivated on 31 March 1943 but not formally disbanded until 15 June 1983.[2]

The wing was reconstituted and redesignated as the 348th Tactical Electronics Group on 31 July 1985[3] (not active).

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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. ^ Department of the Air Force/MPM Letter 498q, 15 June 1983, Subject: Disbandment of Certain Inactive Air Force Units
  3. ^ Department of the Air Force/MPM Letter 648q, 31 July 1985, Subject: Reconstitution, Redesignation, and Consolidation of Selected Air Force Organizations

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