III Fighter Command

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III Fighter Command
Active 1941-1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Type Command and Control
Part of Third Air Force
Engagements World War II

The III Fighter Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Third Air Force stationed at MacDill Field, Florida. It was inactivated on 8 April 1946.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as III Interceptor Command on 26 May 1941
Activated on: 17 June 1941
Redesignated: III Fighter Command in May 1942
Inactivated on 8 April 1946
Disbanded on 8 October 1948

Assignments[edit]

Components[edit]

  • Various observation and light bombardment organizations

Stations[edit]

Operations[edit]

Trained fighter organizations and personnel. Also served in the defense of the southeastern United States

References[edit]

 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 0-89201-092-4.

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