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302nd Transport Wing

Wing

302d wing carried cargo and passengers within Great Britain and, later, to and from continental Europe, beginning in December 1943. Cargo included medical

Description

the 302d wing carried cargo and passengers within Great Britain and, later, to and from continental Europe, beginning in December 1943. Cargo included medical supplies and whole blood, and materiel such as gasoline, helmets, bayonets, belly tanks, ammunition, clothing, Signal Corps equipment, and even telephone poles. Passengers included war correspondents, entertainers, general officers, enlisted personnel, pilots, German prisoners, Allied ex prisoners of war, and wounded personnel, both Allied and enemy.

In February 1945, the wing assumed the additional mission of ferrying aircraft. In fulfilling this mission, the wing ferried B-17s, B-24s, B-26s, A-20s, P-51s, C-109s, and numerous other models within the European theater of operations.

A Reserve wing December 1946 – June 1949, it was redesignated later in inactive status as a division.

Established as 302 Transport Wing (Special) on 2 November 1943
Activated on 5 December 1943Inactivated on 15 December 1945Activated in the Reserve on 20 December 1946
Redesignated: 302 Troop Carrier Wing on 31 December 1946Redesignated: 302 Air Division, Troop Carrier on 16 April 1948Inactivated on 27 June 1949Redesignated 302 Air Division on 1 September 1959.
Ninth Air Force
IX Air Service Command (later, IX Air Force Service Command), 5 December 1943Air Service Command, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe, 1 September 1944
Continental Air Depot Area, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (later, Continental Air Depot Area, Air Technical Service Command), 9 December 1944Ninth Air Force, 1 June 1945
United States Air Forces in Europe, 18 July 1945
Army Service Forces, c. 8–15 December 1945
Fourteenth Air Force, 20 December 1946
Tactical Air Command
Ninth Air Force, 22 December 1948Air Defense Command
Fourteenth Air Force, 1 February – 27 June 1949.
RAF Sunninghill, England, 5 December 1943
RAF Grove England, unkn-c. 8 September 1944
RAF Cranford, England, c. 8 September 1944
Paris, France, 15 November 1944 .AAF-386 Paris (1 Rue de Tillsit at Champs Elysees) France HQ 302nd Air Transport Wing .
RAF Grove, England, c. 1 October – 9 December 1945
Marietta AAB (later, AFB), Georgia, 20 December 1946 – 27 June 1949.

Groups
27th Air Transport: 1 September 1944 – 5 April 1945; 18 July – 15 October 1945
31st Transport: 1 September 1944 – c. 4 September 1945
435th Troop Carrier: 15 July 1947 – 26 June 1949
514th Troop Carrier: 17 October 1947 – 26 June 1949

Squadrons
310th Ferrying: c. 1 May – c. 25 August 1945
311th Ferrying: c. 18 July – c. 15 September 1945
320th Transport: 18 July – 8 August 1945.

C-47 1944–1945
C-46 1945
C-64 1945.

Structure

Part of
Encompassing
Previously was
Not yet known
Became
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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Grove

Connections

People

  • Robert Byron

    Military | Sergeant | 405 Clerk Typist
    ACTIVITY DURING WWII ...

  • Joseph Cioffi

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator; Communications Chief | 27th Air Transport Group
    AM/ ETO

  • Milton Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Richard Mollwitz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Mechanic | 27th Air Transport Group
    Flew about 1200 hours as radio operator, ferrying planes to bomber bases in England. AM

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2014 09:32:53 Cater Changes to type, description, aircraft types and unit part of associations
Sources

302d wing carried cargo and passengers within Great Britain and, later, to and from continental Europe, beginning in December 1943. Cargo included medical

Description

the 302d wing carried cargo and passengers within Great Britain and, later, to and from continental Europe, beginning in December 1943. Cargo included medical supplies and whole blood, and materiel such as gasoline, helmets, bayonets, belly tanks, ammunition, clothing, Signal Corps equipment, and even telephone poles. Passengers included war correspondents, entertainers, general officers, enlisted personnel, pilots, German prisoners, Allied ex prisoners of war, and wounded personnel, both Allied and enemy.

In February 1945, the wing assumed the additional mission of ferrying aircraft. In fulfilling this mission, the wing ferried B-17s, B-24s, B-26s, A-20s, P-51s, C-109s, and numerous other models within the European theater of operations.

A Reserve wing December 1946 – June 1949, it was redesignated later in inactive status as a division.

Established as 302 Transport Wing (Special) on 2 November 1943
Activated on 5 December 1943Inactivated on 15 December 1945Activated in the Reserve on 20 December 1946
Redesignated: 302 Troop Carrier Wing on 31 December 1946Redesignated: 302 Air Division, Troop Carrier on 16 April 1948Inactivated on 27 June 1949Redesignated 302 Air Division on 1 September 1959.
Ninth Air Force
IX Air Service Command (later, IX Air Force Service Command), 5 December 1943Air Service Command, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe, 1 September 1944
Continental Air Depot Area, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (later, Continental Air Depot Area, Air Technical Service Command), 9 December 1944Ninth Air Force, 1 June 1945
United States Air Forces in Europe, 18 July 1945
Army Service Forces, c. 8–15 December 1945
Fourteenth Air Force, 20 December 1946
Tactical Air Command
Ninth Air Force, 22 December 1948Air Defense Command
Fourteenth Air Force, 1 February – 27 June 1949.
RAF Sunninghill, England, 5 December 1943
RAF Grove England, unkn-c. 8 September 1944
RAF Cranford, England, c. 8 September 1944
Paris, France, 15 November 1944 .AAF-386 Paris (1 Rue de Tillsit at Champs Elysees) France HQ 302nd Air Transport Wing .
RAF Grove, England, c. 1 October – 9 December 1945
Marietta AAB (later, AFB), Georgia, 20 December 1946 – 27 June 1949.

Groups
27th Air Transport: 1 September 1944 – 5 April 1945; 18 July – 15 October 1945
31st Transport: 1 September 1944 – c. 4 September 1945
435th Troop Carrier: 15 July 1947 – 26 June 1949
514th Troop Carrier: 17 October 1947 – 26 June 1949

Squadrons
310th Ferrying: c. 1 May – c. 25 August 1945
311th Ferrying: c. 18 July – c. 15 September 1945
320th Transport: 18 July – 8 August 1945.

C-47 1944–1945
C-46 1945
C-64 1945.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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