IX Tactical Air Command






Constituted as IX Air Support Command on 29 Nov 1943. Activated in England on 4 Dec 1943. Assigned to Ninth AF. Redesignated IX Tactical Air Command in Apr 1944. Operated in the European theater, primarily in support of US First Army, until V-E Day. Moved to the US in Oct 1945. Inactivated on 25 Oct 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Wings. 70th Fighter: 1944-1945. 71st Fighter: 1944. 84th Fighter: 1944. 100th Fighter: 1944.

Stations. Aldermaston Court, England, 4 Dec 1943; Middle Wallop, England, 1 Feb 1944; Uxbridge, England, 15 Feb-Jun 1944; Au Gay, France, 10 Jun 1944; Les Obeaux, France, 2 Jul 1944; Canisy, France, 2 Aug 1944; Coulouvray, France, 12 Aug 1944; Haleine, France, 22 Aug 1944; Versailles, France, 2 Sep 1944; Janoulx, Belgium, 11 Sep 1944; Verviers, Belgium, 2 Oct 1944; Bruhl, Germany, 26 Mar 1945; Marburg, Germany, 8 Apr 1945; Weimar, Germany, 26 Apr 1945; Fritzlar, Germany, 26 Jun-Sep 1945; Camp Shanks, NY, 24-25 Oct 1945.

Commanders. Col Clarence E Crumrine, 4 Dec 1943; Maj Gen Elwood R Quesada, 1 Feb 1944; Brig Gen Ralph F Stearley, 21 Apr-Sep 1945.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 16 Dec 1944-25 Jan 1945. Belgian Fourragere.

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




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