The 63d Fighter Wing (63 FW) is a disbanded unit of the United States Air Force, last stationed at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas. It was withdrawn from the Texas Air National Guard (TX ANG) and inactivated on October 11, 1950.
This wing is not related to the 63d Troop Carrier Wing, Medium, or subsequent units that was constituted on May 10,1949 and activated on June 27,1949.
The wing was first organized as a command and control organization for Twelfth Air Force during World War II. It was deployed to Algeria in January 1943, and initially used to organize air defense units. It was transferred to XII Fighter Command and controlled fighter groups engaged in escort, patrol, strafing, and reconnaissance missions against enemy forces in North Africa. Later moved to Italy and a participant in the Italian Campaign, the Rhone Valley Campaign in Southern France, and finally the Western Allied Invasion of Germany in the spring of 1945. The 63d Fighter Wing was finally in