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 operations, 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.
The chief purpose of the 315th Troop Carrier Group when assigned to the Eighth Air Force was to transport troops around the UK in the early part of 1943. Before long though, the Group was used by the Twelfth Air Force and flew from Bilda, Algeria, from...
Constituted as 316th Transport Group on 2 Feb 1942 and activated on 14 Feb. Redesignated 316th Troop Carrier Group in Jul 1942. Trained with C-47 and C-53 aircraft. ...
|Established||Cottesmore||16 October 1943|
|Based||St Vincents||1 December 1943 – September 1944|
|Based||Ascot||20 September 1944 – 1945|
Military | Captain | Surgeon
Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command as surgeon. Flew on lead C-47 to drop pathfinders on drop zone A, St-Germain-de-Varreville. 6-Jun-44. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. Radio Operator for lead aircraft [C-47 42-93098] of lead serial to drop pathfinder paratroops at zone A, St-Germain-de-Varrevill, France on D-day 6-Jun-44. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Colonel | Pilot
Pre-war a pilot for United Airlines, flying passengers between Los Angeles and Seattle. Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. Flew lead aircraft in the invasion of Sicily Jul-43 and at Salerno, Italy, in Sep-43. As Lt Col piloted lead...
Military | Captain | Navigator
Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. Navigator for lead aircraft [C-47 42-93098] of lead serial to drop pathfinder paratroops at zone A, St-Germain-de-Varrevill, France on D-day 6-Jun-44. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Major
Killed/ died on 11/30/43. Legion of Merit
Military | Other | T3-Surgical Tech
Assigned to 813th Medical Air Evacuation Transportation Squadron, IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. 50 missions. Shot down on casualty evacuation mission to St Trond, Belgium in C-47B 43-48395. Crash landed 2.5 miles from Aachen, Germany....
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 436th Troop Carrier Group
Military | Colonel | Co-pilot
Initially assigned to 8AF as A-20 bomber pilot, completed 25 x missions on type. Transferred to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF as Operations officer. Co-piloted lead aircraft [C-47 42-93098] of lead serial to drop pathfinder paratroops at zone A,...
Military | Colonel | A-3 planning officer for 9th Troop Carrier Command
Colonel Silas Rhead Richards served on the planning staff of the 9th Troop Carrier Command for D-day and Operation Market Garden. He served under Gen. Paul L. Williams and Air Chief Marshall Trafford Leigh-Mallory. Subsequently he served as liaison to...
Military | First Lieutenant | Flight Nurse
Assigned to 813th Medical Air Evacuation Transportation Squadron, IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command, 9AF. Flew over 500hrs on 40 missions between Jan-44 to Sept-44. Failed to return from casualty evacuation flight to St Trond, Belgium aboard Dakota C...
Assigned to 61TCG, 9AF USAAF. Chalk #5 Serial 24. Pilot Butler. D-Day carrying members of 2nd btn, 507th PIR, 82nd Airborne ...
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)