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IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command

Command

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as IX Troop Carrier Command on 11 Oct 1943 and activated in England on 16 Oct. Assigned to Ninth AF. Served in the European theater, engaging in airborne and transport operations, until after V-E Day. Transferred, without personnel and equipment, in Sep 1945 to the US where the command was again manned and equipped. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

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Established Cottesmore 16 October 1943
Based St Vincents 1 December 1943 – September 1944
Based Ascot 20 September 1944 – 1945

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  • Edward Cannon

    Military | Captain | Surgeon
    Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command as surgeon. Flew on lead C-47 to drop pathfinders on drop zone A, St-Germain-de-Varreville. 6-Jun-44. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Coonrod

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. Radar Nav for lead aircraft [C-47 42-93098] of lead serial to drop pathfinder paratroops at zone A, St-Germain-de-Varrevill, France on D-day 6-Jun-44. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joel Crouch

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Pre-war a pilot for United Airlines, flying passengers between Los Angeles and Seattle. Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. Flew lead aircraft in the invasion of Sicily Jul-43 and at Salerno, Italy, in Sep-43. As Lt Col piloted lead...

  • William Culp

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. Navigator for lead aircraft [C-47 42-93098] of lead serial to drop pathfinder paratroops at zone A, St-Germain-de-Varrevill, France on D-day 6-Jun-44. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Vincent Harrington

    Military | Major
    Killed/ died on 11/30/43. Legion of Merit

  • Jonathan Hill

    Military | Other | T3-Surgical Tech
    Assigned to 813th Medical Air Evacuation Transportation Squadron, IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. 50 missions. Shot down on casualty evacuation mission to St Trond, Belgium in C-47B 43-48395. Crash landed 2.5 miles from Aachen, Germany....

  • Richard Mervyn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 436th Troop Carrier Group
    From Ohio

  • Vito Pedone

    Military | Colonel | Co-pilot
    Initially assigned to 8AF as A-20 bomber pilot, completed 25 x missions on type. Transferred to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF as Operations officer. Co-piloted lead aircraft [C-47 42-93098] of lead serial to drop pathfinder paratroops at zone A,...

  • Silas Richards

    Military | Colonel | A-3 planning officer for 9th Troop Carrier Command
    Colonel Silas Rhead Richards served on the planning staff of the 9th Troop Carrier Command for D-day and Operation Market Garden. He served under Gen. Paul L. Williams and Air Chief Marshall Trafford Leigh-Mallory. Subsequently he served as liaison to...

  • Reba Tobiason nee Whittle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Flight Nurse
    Assigned to 813th Medical Air Evacuation Transportation Squadron, IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command, 9AF. Flew over 500hrs on 40 missions between Jan-44 to Sept-44. Failed to return from casualty evacuation flight to St Trond, Belgium aboard Dakota C...

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Date Contributor Update
25 September 2019 14:00:06 Emily Changes to us air force combat units of world war ii description and stations
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Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:43 AAM AAM ingest
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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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