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Unit Details

Strength
Force
 
Type
Air Unit
 
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Year
1942 - 1945

Description
On August 20, 1942, Twelfth Air Force was activated at Bolling AAF, Maryland. On September 23, 1942. Brigadier General Jimmy Doolittle formally assumed 12th AF command with Colonel Hoyt S. Vandenberg as chief of staff. Barely four months after it was conceived, 12th AF made its first contributions to World War II. When D-Day for the invasion of North Africa (Operation Torch) arrived on November 8, 1942


Reports To
European Theater
 
Active Reporting Unit
None
 
Inactive Reporting Units
 
30 Members Who Served in This Unit


 
  • Gore, Joseph, Sgt, (1942-1946)
 

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