11af.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 11th Air Force is not a complete list of all who served with the 11th, 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 Alaskan AF on 28 Dec 1941. Activated in Alaska on 15 Jan 1942. Redesignated Eleventh AF in Feb 1942. Participated in the offensive that drove the Japanese from the Aleutians, attacked the enemy in the Kuril Islands, and, both during and after the war, served as part of the defense force for Alaska. Redesignated Alaskan Air Command in Dec 1945.
Stations. Elmendorf Field, Alaska, 15 Jan 1942; Adak, 10 Aug 1943
Lt Col Everett S Davis, 15 Jan 1942
Col Lionel H Dunlap, 17 Feb 1942
Maj Gen William O Butler, 8 Mar 1942
Maj Gen Davenport Johnson, 13 Sep 1943
Brig Gen Isaiah Davies, 4 May 1945
Maj Gen John B Brooks, 22 Jun 1945
Commands. XI Bomber: 1943-1944. XI Fighter: 1942-1944
343rd Fighter Group
77th Bomb Squadron (M)
36th Bomb Squadron (H)
73rd Bomb Squadron (M)
404th Bomb Squadron (H)
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