V Fighter Command

Summary

V Fighter Command
Active4 June 1941 – 8 October 1948
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army Air Forces
TypeCommand and Control

The V Fighter Command is an inactive United States Army formation. It was last assigned to Fifth Air Force, based at Fukuoka AB, Japan. It was inactivated on 31 May 1946.

During World War II the headquarters 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.

History

Lineage

  • 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

Assignments

Units

*Note; Does not include periods detached to combat wings

Stations

See also

References

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.