Concept

87th Fighter Wing

Summary
The 87th Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the XXII Tactical Air Command, based at Florence, Italy. It was inactivated on 11 October 1950. History Lineage
  • Constituted as 87th Fighter Wing on 14 October 1943 : Activated on 25 October 1943 : Disbanded in Italy on 1 April 1945
Assignments
  • First Air Force, 25 October – 15 December 1943
  • XXII Tactical Air Command, 11 January 1944 – 1 April 1945
Stations
  • Mitchel Field, New York, 25 October – 15 December 1943
  • Nouvion Airfield, Algeria, 11 January 1944
  • Caserta (Naples), Italy, February 1944
  • Bastia, Corsica, 28 March 1944
  • Vescovato, Corsica, 9 May 1944
  • Furiani, Corsica, 13 July 1944
  • Caserta, Italy, 22 September 1944
  • Florence Airfield, Italy, 25 December 1944 – 1 April 1945.
Components
  • 57th Fighter Group: 23 April – 10 September 1944
  • 79th Fighter Group: June-25 August 1944
  • 86th Fighter Group: 9–15 September 1944
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