51st Troop Carrier Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the United States Air Forces in Europe. It was inactivated on 5 January 1948.
It arrived in England in September 1942 during
World War II and trained for the Allied invasion of North Africa. Operated with Twelfth AF in North Africa and the Mediterranean area from November 1942 to May 1945. Moved to Germany in September 1945. Assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe. Inactivated in 1948.
History [ edit ]
Lineage [ edit ]
51st Transport Wing on 30 May 1942
Activated on 1 June 1942
51st Troop Carrier Wing in July 1942 Inactivated on 5 January 1948.
Assignments [ edit ]
Stations [ edit ]
Pope Field, North Carolina, 1 June – 19 July 1942
RAF Greenham Common (AAF-486), England, September- 1 November 1942
Maison Blanche Airport, Algiers, Algeria, 23 November 1942
Oran Es Sénia Airport, Oran, Algeria, 28 March 1943
Mascara Airfield, Algeria, 13 May 1943
Goubrine Airfield, Tunisia, 24 June 1943
Gela Airfield, Sicily, 29 August 1943
Catania Airport, Sicily, 29 September 1943
Lido di Roma, Rome, Italy, 29 June 1944
Malignano Airfield, Siena, Italy, 8 January 1945
Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany, September 1945 – 5 January 1948
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References [ edit ]
This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History.