V Fighter Command
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|V Fighter Command|
|Active||4 June 1941 – 8 October 1948|
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
|Type||Command and Control|
During World War II the unit initially controlled fighter units in the Northwestern United States. In 1942, V Fighter Command became the primary command and control organization for Fifth Air Force, fighter units operating primarily in the Southwest Pacific Theater. Its assigned units participated in aerial combat in the Fifth Air Force Area of Responsibility (AOR) flying cover missions for convoys, patrols, escorted bombers, attacked enemy airfields, and supported ground forces.
Afterward, served with the occupation force in Japan before being inactivated in 1946.
- Constituted as II Interceptor Command on 26 May 1941
- Activated on 4 June 1941
- Redesignated: II Fighter Command in May 1942
- Redesignated: V Fighter Command in August 1942.
- Inactivated on 31 May 1946
- Disbanded on 8 October 1948
*Note; Does not include periods detached to combat wings
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.