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NINTH TACTICAL AIR FORCE

Discussion in 'Air War in Western Europe 1939 - 1945' started by Hobilar, May 11, 2008.

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    GOC: Gen. Brereton
    AOC IX Fighter Command:Brig Gen R Etheral

    IX Tactical Air Command (Maj Gen Elwood Quesada)

    70th Fighter Wing

    48th Fighter Group (Col Geo Wertenbaker) based at Ibsley (Three Squadrons of P47)
    367th Fighter Group (Col Charles Young) based at Stoney Cross (Three Squadrons of P-38
    371st Fighter Group (Col Bingham Kleine) based at Bisterne (Three Squadrons of P47)
    474th Fighter Group (Col Clinton Wasem) based at Warmwell (Three Squadrons of P-38)

    71st Fighter Wing

    366th Fighter Group (Lt Col Norm Holt) based at Thruxton (Three Squadrons of P-47)
    368th Fighter Group (Col Gil Meyers) based at Chilbolton (Three Squadrons of P-47)
    370th Fighter Group (Col Seth McKee) based at Andover (Three Squadrons of P-38)

    84th Fighter Wing

    50th Fighter Group (Col William Greenfield) based at Lymington
    365th Fighter Group (Col Ray Stecker) based at Beaulieu
    404th Fighter Group (Col Carol McColpin) based at Winkton
    405th Fighter Group (Col Robert Delashew) based at Christchurch

    (All four groups consisted of three squadrons of P-47)

    Recon Group

    67th Tac Group (Col George Peck)
    Two tactical Recon Squadron operating P-51s and two Photo Recon Squadrons operating P-38F-5
     
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    XIX Tactical Air Command(Maj Gen Otto Weyland)

    100th Fighter Wing

    354th Fighter Group (Col George Bickell)based at Lashenden (Three squadrons of P-51)
    358th Fighter Group (Col Cecil Wells) based at High Halden (Three squadrons of P-47)
    362nd Fighter Group (Col Morton Magaffin) based at Headcorn(Three squadrons of P-47)
    363rd Fighter Group (Col Jim Tipton) based at Staplehurst (Three squadrons of P-51)


    303rd Fighter Wing

    36th Fighter Group (Col Lewis Curry) based at Kingsnorth (Three squadrons of P-47)
    373rd Fighter Group (Col William Schwartz) based at Woodchurch (Three squadrons of P-47)
    406th Fighter Group (Col Anthony Grossetta) based at Ashford (Three squadrons of P-47)

    Recon Group
    10th Photo Group (Col William Reid)
    Two tactical Recon Squadron operating P-51s and two Photo Recon Squadrons operating P-38
     
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    IX Bomber Command

    97th Bomber Wing
    409th Bomber Group (Col Preston Pender)Four Squadrons of A-20
    410th Bomber Group (Col Ralph Raudy) Four Squadrons of A-20
    416th Bomber Group (Col Harold Mace) Four Squadrons of A-20


    98th Bomber Wing
    323rd Bomber Group (Col Wilson Wood)based at Earles Colne, Beaulieu (Four squadrons of B-26 )
    387th Bomber Group (Col Tom Seymour)Four Squadrons of B-26
    394th Bomber Group (Col Tom Hall) Four Squadrons of B-26
    397th Bomber Group (Col Richard Joiner)Four Squadrons of B-26

    1st Pathfinder Squadron

    99th Bomber Wing
    322nd Bomber Group (Col Glen Nye) Four Squadrons of B-26
    344th Bomber Group (Col Reginald Vance) Four Squadrons of B-26
    386th Bomber Group (Col Joe Kelly)Four Squadrons of B-26
    391st Bomber Group (Col Gerald Williams) Four Squadrons of B-26
     
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    IX Troop Carrier Command(Brig Gen P Williams)

    50th Troop Carrier Wing

    439th Troop Carrier Group (Col Charles Young) based at Upottery
    440th Troop Carrier Group (Col Frank Krebs) based at Exeter
    441st Troop Carrier Group (Col Theodore Kershaw) based at Merryfield
    442nd Troop Carrier Group (Col Charles Smith)

    52nd Troop Carrier Wing

    61st Troop Carrier Group (Col Willis Mitchell)
    313th Troop Carrier Group (Col James Roberts)
    314th Troop Carrier Group (Col Clayton Styles)
    315th Troop Carrier Group (Col Hamish McLelland)
    316th Troop Carrier Group (Col Harvey Berger)
    349th Troop Carrier Group

    3rd Troop Carrier Wing

    434th Troop Carrier Group (Col William Whiteacre)
    35th Troop Carrier Group (Col Frank McNees)
    36th Troop Carrier Group (Col Adriel Williams)
    437th Troop Carrier Group (Col Cedric Hudgens)
    438th Troop Carrier Group (Col John Donalson)

    NB: Each Group contained Four squadrons of C-47
     

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