XII Bomber Command
|XII Bomber Command|
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
|Type||Command and Control|
|Part of||Twelfth Air Force|
|Engagements||World War II|
The XII Bomber Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Twelfth Air Force, based in Corsica, France. It was constituted on 26 February 1942, activated on 13 March 1942, and inactivated on 10 June 1944.
It was assigned to Twelfth Air Force in August 1942 and transferred, without personnel and equipment, to England where the command was re-formed. Moved to North Africa, with the first of its elements arriving during the invasion in November 1942. Served in combat in the Mediterranean theater until 1 November 1943 when most of the personnel were withdrawn and reassigned to Fifteenth Air Force. Received additional personnel in January 1944 and served in combat until 1 March 1944. It was finally disbanded in Corsica on 10 June 1944.
- MacDill Field, Florida, 13 March 1942
- RAF High Wycombe, England, 31 August-10 November 1942
- Tafaraoui Airfield, Algeria, 22 November 1942
- Algiers, Algeria, 27 November 1942
- Constantine Airfield, Algeria, 5 December 1942
- Tunis, Tunisia, 23 July 1943
- Bari Airfield, Italy, c. December 1943
- Pollena Trocchia (Naples), Italy, 4 January 1944
- Corsica, c. April-10 June 1944.
- 5th Bombardment Wing, 13 October 1942 – 1 November 1943
- 42d Bombardment Wing, 1 September-1 November 1943, 1 January-22 November 1944
- 47th Bombardment (formerly 7th Fighter) Wing, 7 January-18 February 1943; 1 September-1 November 1943
- 57th Bombardment Wing, 1 January-1 March 1944
- Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.