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18th Troop Carrier Squadron

Squadron

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted 18th Transport Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 11 Dec 1940. Redesignated 18th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945.

Structure

Part of
  • 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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Stations

Station Location Date
Assigned 64th Troop Carrier Group 11 December 1940 – 31 July 1945

Connections

People

  • Theodore Furness

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 64th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, USAAF. Co-pilot aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • Richard Pazder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 64th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, USAAF. Navigator aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • Morris Penner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 64th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, USAAF. Co-pilot aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • Charles Williams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 64th Troop Carrier Group
    1st Lieutenant Charles E Williams was born 30-Oct-19. His next of kin were his parents, David and Gertrude Williams. He was from Clinton, Minnesota. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-7803

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, 8AF USAAF. Departed Bradley AAF, CT for the ETO. Routing through Presque Isle, Goose Bay Labrador, Bluie West 1 (Narsarsuaq Greenland) [3 week delay], thence to Prestwick via Iceland. Failed to Return (FTR) flight from...

Citations

Distinguished Unit Citation: CBI Theater, 7 Apr-15 Jun 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2021 11:05:14 Emily Changes to us air force combat units of world war ii description, citations, air forces, unit encompassing associations and stations
Sources

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II

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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