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IX Troop Carrier Command

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 operation 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.

Wings. 50th: 1943-1945, 1945-1946. 52d: 1944-1945. 53d: 1944-1945.

Stations. Cottesmore, England, 16 Oct 1943; Grantham, England, 1 Dec 1943; Ascot, England, 20 Sep 1944-5 Sep 1945; Stout Field, Ind, 5 Sep 1945; Greenville AAB, SC, 1 Feb-31 Mar 1946.

Commanders. Brig Gen Benjamin F Giles, 16 Oct 1943; Maj Gen Paul L Williams, 25 Feb 1944-c. 12 Jul 1945, and 5 Nov 1945-31 Mar 1946.

Campaigns. Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. None.

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986


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