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Active 1943-1946
Country  United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Fighter
Role Command and control of Fighter Operational and Replacement Training Units

The 72d Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its was assigned to Second Air Force, stationed at Colorado Springs Army Air Base, Colorado. It was inactivated on 9 April 1946.[1]


The wing was initially activated as a command and control organization for heavy bomber training. In 1943 it became single-engine fighter training organization for Second Air Force.[1] The wing had jurisdiction for fighter training Operational Training Units and Replacement Training Units in the midwest. Bases assigned to the wing included:[citation needed]


  • Constituted as 72d Bombardment Operational Training Wing (Heavy) on 12 August 1943
Activated on 20 August 1943
Redesigned 72d Fighter Wing on 1 September 1943
Inactivated on 9 April 1946[1]
  • Disbanded on 15 June 1983[2]
  • Reconstituted on 31 July 1985 and redesigned 372d Electronic Warfare Group[3]
  • Disbanded on 9 September 1992







  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Maurer, Maurer, ed (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 406. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. 
  2. Department of the Air Force/MPM Letter 498q, 15 June 1983, Subject: Disbandment of Certain Inactive Air Force Units
  3. Department of the Air Force/MPM Letter 648q, 31 July 1985, Subject: Reconstitution, Redesignation, and Consolidation of Selected Air Force Organizations


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