Norfolk Fighter Wing

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Norfolk Fighter Wing
Active 1942–1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Role Fighter
Engagements World War II

The Norfolk Fighter Wing is a former United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the I Fighter Command, stationed at Norfolk Airport, Virginia

The wing reported to First Air Force and was responsible for the air defense of the Norfolk area during World War II. The unit was not manned after July 1944, and inactivated after the end of the war on 3 April 1946.


The unit was constituted as the "Norfolk Air Defense Wing" on 6 August 1942 and activated on 11 August 1942. It was inactivated on 3 April 1946 and disbanded on 8 October 1948.

For the period it was active it was assigned to I Fighter Command and stationed at Norfolk Airport, Virginia,

It operated with attached AAF organizations and co-operating naval aircraft.


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

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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