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52nd Troop Carrier Wing


US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as 52d Transport Wing on 30 May 1942. Activated on 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 52d Troop Carrier Wing in Jul 1942. Moved to the Mediterranean theater, Apr-May 1943, and served with Twelfth AF until Feb 1944. Moved to England, Feb-Mar 1944, assigned to Ninth
AF, and engaged in operations in the European theater until Jun 1945. Returned to the US, Jun Jul 1945. Inactivated on 27 Aug 1946.


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  • IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order 1

    6 June 1944
    IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order No 1 was originally issued on 31 May 1944, before being amended on 4 June 1944. It determined the role that 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command would play in the assault phase of Operation Neptune- the Normandy...


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Assigned 12th Air Force April 1943
Assigned 9th Air Force February 1944



  • Edward Paul

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Edward W Paul was Co-pilot in 42-32877 during Operation Husky and Giant. On D-day he was pilot in 43-30723. He was one of very few that flew all missions from Husky 1 until Varsity.

  • James Roberts

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 313th TCG | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Lieutenant Colonel James J Roberts was the long-time Commanding Officer of the 313th Troop Carrier Group. He was promoted to take command of the 52nd Troop Carrier Wing in March 1945.

  • Paul Spencer

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade)
    Born Belle Center Ohio,inducted Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. ...




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Air Force Combat Units of World War II

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Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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)