10th Air Force Patch

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Tenth Air Force was constituted on February 4, 1942, and activated on February 12 as an element of the Air Combat Command. It moved to India on March 5, 1942, and served in the India-Burma Theater and in China until March 1943 when Fourteenth Air Force was activated in China . Then the Tenth operated in India and Burma until it moved to - China late in July 1945, where it remained until the end of the conflict.

CAMPAIGNS. Burma , 1942; India-Burma; China Defensive; Central Burma; China Offensive.

COMPONENTS. 3d Combat Cargo: 1944 -1945. 7th Bombardment: 1942 -1945. 12th Bombardment: 1944 -1945. 33d Fighter: 1944 -1945. 80th Fighter: 1943 - 1945. 311th Fighter: 1943 - 1944. 341st Bombardment: 1942 - 1944. 443d Troop Carrier: 1944 - 1945 STATIONS. Patterson Field, Ohio, February 12 - March 8, 1942; New Delhi, India, May 16, 1942; Myitkyina, Burma, November 2, 1944; Piardoba , India , May 15, 1945; Kunming , China , 1 August 1945; Liuchow , China , August 9 - end.

COMMANDERS. Col. Harry A. Halverson, February 17, 1942; Maj. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton, March 5, 1942; Brig. Gen. Earl L. Naiden, June 26, 1942; Maj. Gen. Clayton L. Bissell, August 18, 1942; Maj. Gen. Howard C. Davidson, August 19, 1943; Brig. Gen. Adlai H. Gilkeson, September 14, 1944; Maj. Gen. Howard C. Davidson, October 11, 1944; Maj. Gen. Albert Hegenberger, August 1, 1945 - end

DECORATIONS. None.

INSIGNE. On an ultramarine blue disc, a white shield in base, winged golden orange, the shield bearing the Arabic numeral "10" ultramarine blue, all below a white five-pointed star charged with a red disc, encircled by a white amulet. (Approved January 25, 1944).

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