XXII Tactical Air Command
|XXII Tactical Air Command|
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
|Type||Command and Control|
|Engagements||World War II|
The XXII Tactical Air Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Twelfth Air Force, based at Pomigliano Airfield, Italy. It was inactivated on 4 October 1945.
- Constituted as XII Interceptor Command on 26 February 1942
- Activated on 5 March 1942
- Redesignated XII Fighter Command in May 1942
- Redesignated XXII Tactical Air Command in November 1944
- Inactivated in Italy on 4 October 1945
- Disbanded on 8 October 1948.
- Attached to Eighth Air Force, 12 September-26 October 1942
- 3d Air Defense Wing: 22 February-9 March 1943
- 62d Fighter (formerly 1st Air Defense) Wing: 30 January 1943-12 September 1945
- 63d Fighter (formerly 2d Air Defense) Wing: 27 January 1943-14 June 1945
- 87th Fighter Wing: 11 January 1944-1 April 1945.
Formed in southeast US, in early 1942. Moved to England in September 1942 and to North Africa during October-November 1942. Served in combat in the Mediterranean theater until the end of the war. Inactivated in Italy
- Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.