Philadelphia Fighter Wing
|Philadelphia Fighter Wing|
|Branch||United States Army Air Force|
|Engagements||World War II|
The Philadelphia Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the I Fighter Command, stationed at Philadelphia Airport, Pennsylvania It was inactivated on 3 April 1946.
The wing was a World War II air defense organization, reporting to First Air Force, responsible for the air defense of the Philadelphia area. The wing was also a training organization for fighter groups and personnel, with assigned groups subsequently deploying to overseas theaters. Not manned after July 1944, and inactivated at the end of the war.
- Constituted as Philadelphia Air Defense Wing on 6 August 1942
- Activated on 11 August 1942
- Redesignated Philadelphia Fighter Wing in July 1943
- Inactivated on 3 April 1946
- Disbanded on 8 October 1948.
- I Fighter Command, 11 August 1942 – 3 April 1946
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.