7th Army Air Forces WW2 Patch

7th Air Force

7thaf.org is a project of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from General Orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and World War II history. The names on this honor roll of men assigned to units of the 7th Air Force is not a complete list of all who served with the 7th, however, we are attempting to locate as many documents that have survived as possible. Sources of material include the US National Archives, Air Force Historical Research Agency and the records donated by individual servicemen and their families. We hope you will find this information useful and enjoyable. We are accepting volunteers help in this very large World War II project as we preserve this history and honor service.

Constituted as Hawaiian AF on 19 Oct 1940. Activated in Hawaii on 1 Nov 1940. Redesignated Seventh AF in Feb 1942. Provided air defense for the Hawaiian Islands and, after mid-1943, served in combat in the central and western Pacific areas.

Headquarters Stations. Ft Shafter, Territory of Hawaii, 1 Nov 1940; Hickam Field, Territory Hawaii, c. 12 Jul 1941; Saipan, 13 December 1944; Okinawa, 14 Jul 1945; Hickam Field, Terr. Hawaii, 1 Jan 1941-Jun 1949.

World War II Commanders

Maj Gen Frederick L Martin, 2 Nov 1940
Maj Gen Clarence L Tinker, 18 Dec 1941
Brig Gen Howard C Davidson, 9 Jun 1942
Maj Gen Willis H Hale, 20 Jun 1942
Maj Gen Robert W Douglass Jr, 15 Apr 1944
Maj Gen Thomas D White, 23 Jun 1945

Order of Battle: VII Bomber: 1942-1946. VII Fighter: 1942-1945.


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