13th fighter command in world war ii air combat over guadalcanal the solomons see more like this. During world war ii 13th af consisted of two major commands xiii fighter command and xiii bomber command xiii fighter command edit activated on 13 january 1943. The history of this unheralded unit is thoroughly covered in william wolfs 13th fighter command in world war ii air combat over guadalcanal and the solomons a 2004 schiffler publishing release. In the savage air combat over guadalcanal and then the equally bloody air battles up solomon chain new georgia and bougainville 13th fighter command took a back seat to marine aviation in read more. It engaged in combat in the pacific theater during world war ii since world war ii it has provided air defense in the far east primarily the philippines until the 1991 eruption of mt pinatubo forced the closure of clark ab numerous thirteenth air force organizations participated in southeast asia combat operations in the 1960s and 1970s
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