Lt Col William E. Covington Jr 5 Oct 1942 - 3 Jan. 1943
Activated 9 Feb. 1942 at Harding Field, LA. Went overseas on the 16 September 1942 and arrived in England in early October 1942. Trained in Northern Ireland with P-38s and moved to North Africa to join the 12AF in December 1942. Later assigned 15 AF in Italy to fly bomber escort.
Established as fighter interceptor wing with the Air Defense Command during the 1950s.