13TH AIR FORCE USAAF
|visits since 1 April 2001|
On 13 January 1943 Major General Millard Harmon, the Commanding General of the South Pacific region (COMGENSOPAC) established the 13th Air Force which was to be known as the "Jungle Air Force". The 13th Air Force was placed under the command of Brigadier General Nathan F. Twining.
The Headquarters for the 13th Air Force were established at Espirito Santo in the New Hebrides, which is located about 560 miles south east of Guadalcanal. 13th Air Forces Fighter Command was under the command of Colonel Dean Strother.
|347th Fighter Group
||67 Fighter Squadron
68th Fighter Squadron
70th Fighter Squadron
339th Fighter Squadron
Fighter Squadron *
* temporarily attached to the 347th FG
|5th Bomb Group|
|11 th Bomb Group|
|69th Bomber Squadron|
|70th Bomber Squadron|
Can anyone help me with more
information on the 13th Air Force
particularly during their time in the SWPA?
© Peter Dunn 2003
This page first produced 1 April 2001
This page last updated 04 June 2004