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67th Fighter Wing

67th Fighter Wing
Vermont Air National Guard 134th Fighter Squadron F-51H Mustangs, Burlington International Airport, 1950.
Active 1943–1945; 1946-1950
Country  United States
Branch United States Air National Guard
Type Wing
Role Airspace Defense
Size Wing
Part of Air Defense Command/Massachusetts Air National Guard
Garrison/HQ Logan International Airport

The 67th Fighter Wing was a unit of the United States Air Force for four years, between 1946 and 1950. It was located at Logan Airport, in Boston, Massachusetts. It is unrelated to the modern 67th Network Warfare Wing.

Contents

  • Mission 1
  • History 2
    • World War II 2.1
    • Post war 2.2
  • Assignments 3
    • Major Command/Gaining Command 3.1
  • Previous designations 4
  • Units assigned 5
    • Components 5.1
      • World War II 5.1.1
      • Air National Guard 5.1.2
  • Bases stationed 6
  • Aircraft operated 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Mission

History

World War II

Organized as a command and control organization for VIII Fighter Command and controlled fighter-escort groups for 1st Bombardment Division B-17 Flying Fortress units engaged in strategic bombardment of enemy targets in Occupied Europe and Nazi Germany. Inactivated in November 1945.

Post war

After the war, the 67th Fighter Wing was activated at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] The National Guard Bureau began a major expansion of its air units. Massachusetts was allotted the 67th, which consisted of the 101st Fighter Squadron, the 131st Fighter Squadron, the 132nd Fighter Squadron, the 202nd Air Service Group, 601st Signal Construction Company, 101st Communications Squadron, 101st Air Control Squadron, 151st Air Control and Warning Group, 567th Air Force Band, 101st Weather Flight and the 1801st Aviation Engineer Company.[1] The 67th Fighter Wing was assigned to Air Defense Command.[1] The wing was Extended federal recognition and activated on 15 October 1946.

At the end of October 1950, the Air National Guard converted to the wing-base 102d Fighter Wing was established by the National Guard Bureau, allocated to the commonwealth of Massachusetts, recognized and activated 1 November 1950; assuming the personnel, equipment and mission of the inactivated 67th Fighter Wing.[1]

Assignments

Major Command/Gaining Command

Previous designations

  • Constituted as 6th Air Defense Wing on 14 June 1943
Activated on 15 June 1943
Re-designated 67th Fighter Wing in July 1943
Inactivated on 21 November 1945.
  • Allotted to the Massachusetts ANG on 24 May 1946
Extended federal recognition and activated on 15 October 1946
Inactivated, and returned to the control of the Department of the Air Force, on 31 October 1950
  • Disbanded on 15 June 1983

Units assigned[1]

Components

World War II

Air National Guard

Bases stationed

Aircraft operated

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c d e "Commonwealth of Massachusetts Military Division, Air National Guard History". National Guard Museum & Archives. 29 May 2008. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2008. 
  • Maurer, Maurer, Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Office of Air Force history (1961). ISBN 0-405-12194-6

External links

  • Maine Air National Guard
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