F 12 Kalmar
|Kungliga Kalmar Flygflottilj|
R Carlgren (1942-1954)
|Fighter||J 21, J 29, J 32, J 35|
History of the airbase
The wing started out with three squadrons of B 17C in 1942.
In 1947, F 12 was converted to a fighter wing by replacing the light bombers with the J 21A-2 which were upgraded to -3 before they were obsolete.
Through 1952 to 1953, the three wings replaced the J 21's with J 29As which were only kept for five years until they were replaced by the J 32B Lansen in 1958. However, one of the squadrons were decommissioned after only two years.
In 1962, the Air Force Meteorology School moved to F 12 Kalmar from F 2 Hägernäs.
The two squadrons were upgraded to J 35F in 1968 which were kept until the decommissioning of the wing in 1980.