51st Troop Carrier Wing

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51st Troop Carrier Wing
Active 1942–1948
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Troop Carrier/Logistics
Engagements World War II

The 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 and trained for the 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.



  • Constituted as 51st Transport Wing on 30 May 1942
Activated on 1 June 1942
Redesignated as 51st Troop Carrier Wing in July 1942
Inactivated on 5 January 1948.





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

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.