60th Fighter Wing
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|60th Fighter Wing|
116th Fighter Squadron F-51 Mustangs, 1948
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Role||Command and Control|
|Part of||Washington Air National Guard|
|Engagements||World War II|
The 60th Fighter Wing (60 FW) is a disbanded unit of the United States Air Force, last stationed at Felts Field, Spokane, Washington. It was withdrawn from the Washington Air National Guard (WA ANG) and inactivated on 31 October 1950.
This wing is not related to the 60th Troop Carrier Wing, Medium, or subsequent units that was constituted and activated on 1 July 1948.
World War II
The wing was a World War II command and control organization for Army Air Bases training replacement personnel being assigned to troop carrier groups and glider units in the overseas combat theaters. Inactivated at the end of the war.
Air National Guard
Allocated to the Washington Air National Guard for command and control origination for units in the Northwest region (Washington, Oregon) of the United States. Extended federal recognition and activated on 7 December 1947.
At the end of October 1950, the Air National Guard converted to the wing-base Hobson Plan organization. As a result, the wing was withdrawn from the Washington ANG and was inactivated on 31 October 1950. The 142d Fighter Wing was established by the National Guard Bureau, allocated to the state of Oregon, recognized and activated 1 November 1950; assuming the personnel, equipment and mission of the inactivated 60th Fighter Wing.
- Constituted as 60th Troop Carrier Wing on 5 June 1943
- Activated on 12 June 1043
- Inactivated on 8 October 1945
- Re-designated 60th Fighter Wing, and allotted to the Washington ANG on 24 May 1946
- Extended federal recognition and activated on 7 December 1947
- Inactivated, and returned to the control of the Department of the Air Force, on 31 October 1950
- Disbanded on 15 June 1983
- I Troop Carrier Command, 12 June 1943 – 8 October 1945
- Washington Air National Guard, 7 December 1947 – 31 October 1950
- 116th Air Refueling Squadron, 1 July-30 August 1946 (Washington ANG)
- 142d Fighter Group, 30 August 1946 – 31 October 1950 (Oregon ANG)
- Sedalia Army Airfield, Missouri, 12 June 1943
- Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, 22 July 1943
- Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, North Carolina, c. 20 December 1943
- Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, C. 8 March 1944 – 8 October 1945.
- Felts Field, Spokane, Washington, 7 December 1947 – 31 October 1950
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.