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51st Troop Carrier Wing

Wing

Structure

Part of
  • VIII Ground Air Support Command

    VIII Ground Air Support Command

    Command
    Constituted as VIII Ground Air Support Command on 24 April 1942, activated 28 April 1942 at Bolling Field, DC under the command of Brig Gen Robert C. Candee. Assigned to the Eighth US Army Air Force. Moved to England, without tactical components, in...

  • VIII Air Support Command
Encompassing
  • 60th Troop Carrier Group

    60th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Although with the Twelfth Air Force, the Group flew its C-47 Skytrains from St. Eval and Predannack airfields in Cornwall, England for its first mission: dropping paratroops into Oran, Algeria, in the early hours of Operation Torch, which began on 8...

  • 62nd Troop Carrier Group

    62nd Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    The Group was only in England to carry out further training exercises before joining the Twelfth Air Force in the Mediterranean theater. Over the course of the war, the Group flew in paratroops, military and medical supplies and propaganda leaflets....

  • 64th Troop Carrier Group

    64th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    The Group trained with the Eighth Air Force flying from Ramsbury, Wiltshire. The Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force on 14 September 1942. Its first mission was dropping paratroops into French North-West Africa, at Maison Blanche, Algeria on...

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Connections

People

  • Raymond Decoteau

    Military | Private First Class | Mechanic | 447th Bomb Group
    Attended Air Force school at Dearborn, MI in 1943. Served in the Air Force Service Command under the 8th. Met and married wife in England. EAME Theater Campaign Ribbon, Victory Medal

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2015 19:07:37 Paul Bellamy Changes to type, air forces, aircraft types, unit part of associations and unit encompassing associations
Sources

Air Force Combat Units of World War II (Maurer, 1983)

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

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