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San Francisco Air Defense Region

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San Francisco Air Defense Region

San Francisco Fighter Wing
Emblem of the San Francisco Fighter Wing
Active 1942–1945
Country  United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Role Air Defense and Fighter Training
Part of Fourth Air Force
Engagements World War II
General Dean C. Strother

The San Francisco Fighter Wing is a disbanded United States Army Air Forces unit. Its last assignment was with Fourth Air Force, at San Francisco, California. It was disbanded on 7 June 1944


The wing was first activated in 1942 as the San Francisco Air Defense Wing, It provided air defense for the San Francisco area. It also trained fighter groups and personnel.[1] Its mission, equipment and personnel were transferred to the 411th AAF Base Unit (Fighter Wing) on 1 April 1944,[2] The wing remained a paper unit until 7 June, when the 411th was simultaneously redescribed as the 411th AAF Base Unit (Air Defense Region).


  • Constituted as San Francisco Air Defense Wing on 6 August 1942
Activated on 11 August 1942
Redesignated San Francisco Fighter Wing in July 1943
Disbanded on 7 June 1944.[1]






  1. ^ a b c d Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 429.  
  2. ^ Abstract, History of San Francisco Fighter Wing Apr-Jun 1944 (retrieved Dec 10, 2012)
  3. ^ AFHRA Factsheet 328th Armament Systems Wing (retrieved Dec 10, 2012)


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

  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History.  

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