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16th Troop Carrier Squadron

Squadron

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted 16th Transport Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 11 Dec 1940. Redesignated 16th Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1943. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945.

Structure

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  • 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

  • Hulbert Robertson

    Military | Navigator | 64th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 4 June 1943 crashed in B26 41-34765 in England landing in bad weather.

Citations

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2021 10:54:21 Emily Changes to type, us air force combat units of world war ii description, citations, air forces, aircraft types and stations
Sources

Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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