III Tactical Air Command

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III Tactical Air Command
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army Air Force
TypeCommand and Control
Part ofThird Air Force
EngagementsWorld War II

The III Tactical Air Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Third Air Force stationed at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. It was inactivated on 24 October 1945



  • Constituted as: III Ground Air Support Command on 15 May 1942
Activated on 19 May 1942.
Redesignated as: III Air Support Command in September 1942
Redesignated as: III Reconnaissance Command in August 1943
Redesignated as: III Tactical Air Command in March 1944
Disbanded on 24 October 1945.





At various times, trained dive bombardment, light bombardment, and reconnaissance organizations and personnel; also gave air support to ground units in training and participated in air-ground maneuvers and demonstrations


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. LCCN 61060979.