List of USAF Fighter Wings assigned to Strategic Air Command

List Of USAF Fighter Wings Assigned To Strategic Air Command

List of USAF Fighter Wings assigned to Strategic Air Command

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This is a list of United States Air Force fighter wings assigned to Strategic Air Command.

1st Wings “Conquer or Die"

1st Fighter Wing

  • Assigned from: Fourth Air Force on 1 May 1949.
  • At: March AFB, CA.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air command, Fifteenth Air Force, (Attached to the 22d Bomb Wing from 1 July 1949 to 1 April 1950).
  • Equipment: B-26s, B-29s, F-80, F-86s, L-4s, L-5s, L-13s, RB-26s, RF-80s.
  • Redesignated as:1st Fighter Interceptor Wing on 16 April 1950.


1st Fighter Interceptor Wing

  • Equipment: F-86s.
  • Reassigned to: Fourth Air Forces on 1 July 1950


Trained in fighter and reconnaissance operations and supported strategic bombardment training, 1947-1950. Was integrated experimentally with a reconnaissance wing, 1947-1949, and with the 22d Bomb Wing, sharing commanders during much of this time. Supported Operation Haylift, a humanitarian effort to deliver food to snowbound cattle in the western United States, 1949.

4th Fighter Wing “Fourth but First”

  • Established on: 27 July 1947.
  • Organized on: 15 August 1947.
  • At: Andrews AAF, MD.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command on 15 August 1947.
  • Equipment: F-80s.
  • Reassigned to: Fourteenth Air Force on 1 December 1948.


Performed tactical operations as part of air defense in the United States 1947-1948. Flew air defense with own components and reconnaissance and bombardment with attached 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group.

12th Wings “The Spirit Conquers All”

12th Fighter Day Wing

  • Redesignated on:......
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