I Fighter Command
|I Fighter Command|
Emblem of the I Fighter Command
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
|Type||Command and Control|
|Engagements||World War II|
The First Fighter Command is now inactive but was originally an active unit of the U.S. Army Signal Corps' Army Air Force, in World War II. Its last assignment was with the First Air Force, based at Mitchel Army Airfield, New York. At the time it provided air defense for the northeast coast of the US (until August 1944). It also trained fighter personnel and those that supported fighter operations. It was inactivated on 21 March 1946.
- Constituted as: I Interceptor Command on 26 May 1941
- Activated on 5 June 1941.
- Redesignated I Fighter Command in May 1942.
- Inactivated on 21 March 1946
- Disbanded on 8 October 1948.
- First Air Force, 26 May 1941 – 21 March 1946
- Mitchel Field, New York, 5 June 1941
- New York City, New York, 27 December 1941
- Mitchel Field, New York, 9 June 1942 – 21 March 1946.
- Boston Fighter Wing
- AKA: 323d Combat Crew Training Wing, 11 August 1942-3 April 1946
- New York Fighter Wing, 6 August 1942 – 3 April 1946
- Norfolk Fighter Wing, 8 August 1942 – 3 April 1946
- Philadelphia Fighter Wing, 6 August 1942 – 3 April 1946
Provided air defense for the northeast coast of the US (until August 1944) ; trained fighter personnel and organizations