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I Troop Carrier Command

Established as Air Transport Command on 30 Apr 1942. Assigned directly to AAF. Redesignated 1 Troop Carrier Command in Jul 1942. Trained troop carrier organizations and personnel. Disbanded on 4 Nov 1945.

Wings. 50th: 1942-1943, 1945. 51st: 1942. 52d: 1942-1943, 1945. 53d: 1942-1944. 60th: 1943-1945. 61st: 1943-1945.

Stations. Washington, DC, 30 Apr 1942; Stout Field, Ind, c. 20 May 1942-4 Nov 1945.

Commanders. Brig Gen Fred S Borum, 30 Apr 1942; Col Reed G Landis, 3 Aug 1943; Brig Gen Frederick W Evans, 4 Oct 1943; Brig Gen William D Old, 26 Aug 1944; Maj Gen Paul L Williams, c. Aug-c. 4 Nov 1945.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. On a blue disc edged in gold, a stylized condor clutching in its dexter claw a Paratrooper carrying a "tommy" gun, ready for action. Motto: VINCIT QUI PRIMUM GERIT - He conquers who gets there first. (Approved 21 Oct 1942.)

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


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