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1st Intransit Depot Group

Group

Established in France in August 1944 to replace VIII Air Force Intransit Depot Group. The unit oversaw distribution of supplies from Britain along the 9th Air Forces supply lines in Europe.

Detachments of the intransit depot group operated railheads, airheads, and dumps along the supply line, unloading trains and planes and loading trucks which carried the supplies to depots or combat bases.

Structure

Part of
  • IX Air Force Service Command

    IX Air Force Service Command

    Command
    The IX Air Force Service Command performed two functions: supplying the Ninth Air Force, and maintenance and major repair of airplanes and other equipment. ...

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Previously was
  • 8th Air Force Intransit Depot Group

    8th Air Force Intransit Depot Group

    Group
    Established in Liverpool in late 1942 to distribute supplies arriving by ship from the US to the UK. Previously distribution of incoming supplies was handled by the US Army's service of supply, until VIII Air Force service command pressed for the need...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2020 12:50:33 Emily Created entry with type, category, name, description, air forces, unit encompassing associations and unit previously was association
Sources

The Army Air Forces in World War II, Volume 3, Europe: Argument to VE Day, Jan 1944- May 1945 p 577

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