The 9th Air Force was first constituted 21 August 1941 and designated as such in April 1942. Initially in Egypt it commanded heavy and medium bomber and fighter groups. Moving to England in October 1943 it became more of a tactical command containing medium bombers, fighters and troop carrier groups.
Brigadier General Junius W. Jones, Sep 1941
Colonel Rosenham Beam, 1942
Lieutenant General Lewis H. Brereton, 12 Nov 1942
Lieutenant General Hoyt S. Vandenburg, 8 Aug 1944
Major General Otto P. Weyland, 23 May 1945
Major General William E. Kepner, 4 Aug-2 Dec 1945
Bowman Field, Ky, 1 Sep 1941
New Orleans AAB, La, 24 Jan 1942
Bolling Field, DC, 22 Jul-Oct 1942
Egypt, 12 Nov 1942-Oct 1943
England, 16 Oct 1943-Sep 1944
France, 15 Sep 1944
Germany, 6 Jun-2 Dec 1945
Air Combat, EAME Theater
Air Offensive, Europe
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