New York Fighter Wing

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New York Fighter Wing
Active 1942–1944
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Fighter
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Brig General Earle E. Partridge

The New York Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the I Fighter Command, stationed at Mitchel Field, New York It was inactivated on 10 April 1944.

The wing was a World War II air defense organization, reporting to First Air Force, responsible for the air defense of the New York City metropolitan area. The wing was also a training organization for fighter groups and personnel, with assigned groups subsequently deploying to overseas theaters.

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  • Constituted as New York Air Defense Wing on 6 August 1942
Activated on 11 August 1942
Redesignated New York Fighter Wing in July 1943
Inactivated on 10 April 1944, personnel reassigned to 164th Army Air Forces Base Unit (Fighter Control).
Disbanded on 8 October 1948.

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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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