312th Fighter Wing






Constituted as 312th Fighter Wing on 7 Mar 1944 and activated in China on 1 Mar. Assigned to Fourteenth AF. Served in combat in China from Jul 1944 until Aug 1945. Moved to the US, Oct-Nov 1945. Inactivated on 5 Nov 1945.

Groups. 33d: 1944. 81st: 1944-1945. 311th: 1944-1945.

Stations. Kunming, China, 13 Mar 1944; Chengtu, China, c. 25 Mar 1944-1 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, c. 3-5 Nov 1945.

Commanders. Brig Gen Adlai H Gilkeson, c. 25 Mar 1944; Brig Gen Russell E Randall, c. 4 Sep 1944-c. Oct 1945.

Campaigns. China Defensive; China Offensive.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: On an ultramarine blue rectangle, long axis vertical, corners engrailed, a golden orange dragon rampant, proper, tail entwined about bend checky blue and silver, edged golden orange, all within a neat line of the last. (Approved 28 Apr 1945.)

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986




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