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I Fighter Command

I Fighter Command
Emblem of the I Fighter Command
Active 1941-1948
Country United States
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 WWII. 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.


  • History 1
    • Lineage 1.1
    • Assignments 1.2
    • Stations 1.3
    • Wings 1.4
    • Operations 1.5
  • References 2



  • 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.




  • Boston Fighter Wing
AKA: 323d Combat Crew Training Wing, 11 August 1942-3 April 1946


Provided air defense for the northeast coast of the US (until August 1944) ; trained fighter personnel and organizations


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