51st Troop Carrier Wing

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51st Transport Wing
51st Troop Carrier Wing
Country United States
Branch United States Army United States Army Air Forces
RoleTroop Carrier/Logistics
EngagementsWorld 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 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.



  • 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 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. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.