9af.org is a project of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from General Orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and World War II history. The names on this honor roll of men assigned to units of the 9th Air Force is not a complete list of all who served with the 9th, however, we are attempting to locate as many documents that have survived as possible. Sources of material include the US National Archives, Air Force Historical Research Agency and the records donated by individual servicemen and their families. We hope you will find this information useful and enjoyable. We are accepting volunteers help in this very large World War II project as we preserve this history and honor service.
Activated on 1 Sep 1941. Redesignated Ninth AF in April 1942. Moved to Egypt and began operations on 12 November 1942, participating in the Allied drive across Egypt and Libya, the campaign in Tunisia, and the invasions of Sicily and Italy. Moved to England in Oct 1943 to become the tactical air force for the invasion of the Continent. Helped prepare for the assault on Normandy, supported operations on the beach in Jun 1944, and took part in the drive that carried the Allies across France and culminated in victory over Germany in May 1945. Inactivated in Germany on 2 Dec 1945.
Stations: Bowman Field, Ky, 1 Sep 1941; New Orleans AAB, La, 24 Jan 1942; Bolling Field, DC, 22 Jul-Oct 1942; Egypt, 12 Nov 1942-Oct 1943; England, 16 Oct 1943-Sep 1944; France, 15 Sep 1944; Germany, 6 Jun-2 Dec 1945
Components. 9th Air Division (formerly IX Bomber Command): 1942-1945. IX Air Defense Command: 1944-1945. IX Fighter Command: 1942-1945. IX Tactical Air Command: 1943-1945. IX Troop Carrier Command: 1943-1944. XIX Tactical Air Command: 1944-1945. XXIX Tactical Air Command: 1945.
England - France
97th Bombardment Wing
409th Bombardment Group
410th Bombardment Group
416th Bombardment Group
98th Bombardment Wing
323rd Bombardment Group
387th Bombardment Group
394th Bombardment Group
397th Bombardment Group
99th Bombardment Wing
322nd Bombardment Group
344th Bombardment Group
386th Bombardment Group
391st Bombardment Group
70th Fighter Wing
48th Fighter Group
367th Fighter Group
371st Fighter Group
474th Fighter Group
71st Fighter Wing
366th Fighter Group
368th Fighter Group
370th Fighter Group
84th Fighter Wing
50th Fighter Group
365th Fighter Group
404th Fighter Group
405th Fighter Group
100th Fighter Wing
354th Fighter Group
358th Fighter Group
362nd Fighter Group
363rd Fighter Group
303rd Fighter Wing
36th Fighter Group
373rd Fighter Group
406th Fighter Group
10th Photo Reconnaissance Group
67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
50th Troop Carrier Wing
439th Troop Carrier Group
440th Troop Carrier Group
441st Troop Carrier Group
442nd Troop Carrier Group
52nd Troop Carrier Wing
61st Troop Carrier Group
313th Troop Carrier Group
314th Troop Carrier Group
315th Troop Carrier Group
316th Troop Carrier Group
53rd Troop Carrier Wing
434th Troop Carrier Group
435th Troop Carrier Group
436th Troop Carrier Group
437th Troop Carrier Group
438th Troop Carrier Group
922nd Engineer Aviation Regiment
816th Engineer Aviation Battalion
818th Engineer Aviation Battalion
820th Engineer Aviation Battalion
834th Engineer Aviation Battalion
924thEngineer Aviation Regiment
843rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
846th Engineer Aviation Battalion
852nd Engineer Aviation Battalion
862nd Engineer Aviation Battalion
925th Engineer Aviation Regiment
825th Engineer Aviation Battalion
830th Engineer Aviation Battalion
832nd Engineer Aviation Battalion
840th Engineer Aviation Battalion
926th Engineer Aviation Regiment
819th Engineer Aviation Battalion
826th Engineer Aviation Battalion
833rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
850th Engineer Aviation Battalion
Following the move of the 9th AF to England, these groups then transferred to the 12th and 15th Air Forces.
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