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13TH AIR FORCE USAAF
1942 - 1945
The "Jungle Air Force"

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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.

FIGHTER COMMAND

347th Fighter Group







67 Fighter Squadron
68th Fighter Squadron
70th Fighter Squadron
339th Fighter Squadron

44th Fighter Squadron *
12th Fighter Squadron *

* temporarily attached to the 347th FG

 

BOMBER COMMAND

5th Bomb Group  
11 th Bomb Group  
69th Bomber Squadron  
70th Bomber Squadron  

 

STRIKE COMMAND

   

 

SEARCH COMMAND

   

 

Can anyone help me with more information on the 13th Air Force
particularly during their time in the SWPA?

 

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