XXII Tactical Air Command

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XXII Tactical Air Command
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army Air Forces
TypeCommand and Control
EngagementsWorld War II

The XXII Tactical Air Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Twelfth Air Force, based at Pomigliano Airfield, Italy. It was inactivated on 4 October 1945.



  • Constituted as XII Interceptor Command on 26 February 1942
Activated on 5 March 1942
Redesignated XII Fighter Command in May 1942
Redesignated XXII Tactical Air Command in November 1944
Inactivated in Italy on 4 October 1945
Disbanded on 8 October 1948.


Attached to Eighth Air Force, 12 September-26 October 1942




Formed in southeast US, in early 1942. Moved to England in September 1942 and to North Africa during October–November 1942. Served in combat in the Mediterranean theater until the end of the war. Inactivated in Italy


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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