332d Troop Carrier Squadron

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332d Troop Carrier Squadron
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Emblem of the 332d Troop Carrier Squadron
Active 1944–1958
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force

The 332d Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 513th Troop Carrier Wing, being inactivated at Sewart AFB, Tennessee on 1 December 1958.

Established as the 11th Combat Cargo Squadron under the Fourteenth Air Force during World War II, the squadron transported supplies and reinforcements to and evacuating casualties in Burma and China, and performed the airlift of Chinese troops to eastern China for disarmament operations. Postwar, it provided transportation for General George C Marshall's Executive Headquarters (State Department agency), which was attempting to resolve the dispute between the Nationalist and Communist forces in China.

During the Cold War, the squadron flew cargo and personnel during the Berlin Airlift, and provided a tactical airlift during the 1950s for Tactical Air Command.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted the 11th Combat Cargo Squadron on 1 June 1944
Activated on 5 June 1944
Redesignated the 332d Troop Carrier Squadron on 29 September 1945
Inactivated on 10 April 1947
  • Redesignated the 332d Troop Carrier Squadron (Special) on 19 November 1948
Activated on 19 November 1948
Inactivated on 16 October 1949
  • Redesignated the 332d Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing) on 30 June 1955
Activated on 8 November 1955
Redesignated the 332d Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault) on 1 July 1958
Inactivated on 1 December 1958

Assignments[edit]

Attached to the 443d Troop Carrier Group, 16 June–12 August 1944
Under operational control of Peiping Headquarters Command, 15 April 1946
  • United States Army Forces, China
Under operational control of Peiping Headquarters Command, 20 June 1946–10 April 1947

Stations[edit]

Detachment operated from Sookerating Airfield, India, 16 June–14 July 1944

Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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