Constituted as 61st Troop Carrier Wing on 5 Jun 1943 and activated on 13 Jun. Assigned to I Troop Carrier Command. Trained groups, troop carrier replacement personnel, and glider crews. Inactivated on 4 Oct 1945.
Redesignated 61st Fighter Wing. Allotted to ANG (Calif) on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 4 Apr 1948. Inactivated on 31 Oct 1950.
Components. (Omitted because of large number and frequent changes.)
Stations. Pope Field, NC, 13 Jun 1943; Sedalia AAFld, Mo, Jul 1943-4 Oct 1945.
Commanders. Col Tracy K Dorsett, Jun 1943; Col Reed G Landis, Dec 1943-4 Oct 1945.
Campaigns. American Theater.
Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986