Los Angeles Air Defense Region


Los Angeles Air Defense Region
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army Air Force
RoleAir Defense Command and Control
Part ofIV Fighter Command
EngagementsWorld War II

The Los Angeles Air Defense Region was a United States Army Air Forces unit. It was assigned throughout its service to the Fourth Air Force and its subcomponents, stationed in California. It was disbanded on 31 August 1945.

It provided air defense for the Los Angeles area. Also trained fighter groups and personnel. It was stationed at Los Angeles Airport, California, 20 August 1942, and then moved to San Francisco, California, from 7 June 1944- 31 August 1945.


  • Constituted as Los Angeles Air Defense Wing on 6 August 1942
Activated on 11 August 1942
Re-designated Los Angeles Fighter Wing in July 1943
Re-designated Los Angeles Air Defense Region 1 Jul 1944
Disbanded on 31 August 1945




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

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.