By Februaryit was clear that no German aircraft were heading to attack the East Coast, and the organization was realigned to become a command and control organization for Twelfth Air Forceengaged in combat as part of the North African Campaign.
In Italy, the 64th directed close air support operations against enemy objectives in advance of Allied troops. Its primary targets included enemy gun positions, road junctions, traffic concentrations, assembly areas, bridges, and targets of opportunity. With the landing of troops, a beachhead control unit directed aircraft to hit enemy strong points, ammunition dumps, troop concentrations, road intersections, supply lines, and communications.
As Allied forces advanced northward along the Rhone valley, the wing implemented a plan to give more rapid support to the ground troops. Forward control units, equipped with the latest in air ground communications, directed sector air ground support.
escodts During the operations in France and Germany —the 64th continued to coordinate the close air-ground support of its fighter aircraft. It also commanded combat units which were inactivating and sending their aircraft to storage, mistress jordan or return to the United States.
It was inactivated in Germany on 5 June NEAC had escortx over the former Newfoundland Base Command atmospheric forces and ground air and radar stations in Newfoundland, Northeastern Canada and Greenland upon the former command's inactivation. In addition, the division and its subordinate units under its control participated in numerous exercises.
At Stewart it assumed the mission of training and providing wan defense combat ready forces for the aerospace defense of a 6, square miles 16, km2 region of North America, including New Jersey, New York, New England north of Massachusetts, Eastern Canada, and atmospheric forces in Greenland.