The 55th Wing traces it’s lineage to the 55th Pursuit (Interceptor) Group constituted on 20 November 1940 and activated 15 January 1941 at Hamilton Field, California. During World War II, the 55th Fighter Group garnered two Distinguished Unit Citations. The Group fostered 16 Aces who were credited with 90 air-to-air victories. Its last mission flew on 21 April 1945 and inactivation occurred on 20 August, 1946.
Stations: Nuthampstead – 16 Sep. 1943 – 16 Apr 1944; Wormingford: 16 Apr 1944 – 21 Jul 1945

see also 55th.org   and   8th AAF Fighter Cmd, “Little Friends”


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