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The 309th Troop Carrier Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with 463d Troop Carrier Wing stationed at Ardmore Air Force Basemarker, Oklahomamarker. It was inactivated on 21 May 1956

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as 309th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 28 Jan 1942
Activated on 15 Mar 1942
Disbanded on 1 May 1944
: Personnel and Equipment redesignated as: 329th Bombardment Group, 1 May 1944
: Personnel and Equipment redesignated as: 329th Army Air Force Base Replacement Unit, 1 Aug 1944
: Personnel and Equipment redesignated as: 129th Army Air Force Base Unit, 1 Feb 1945
: Inactivated, 30 Nov 1945.
  • Reconstituted, redesignated 309th Troop Carrier Group (Medium), and allotted to the reserve, on 16 May 1949.
Activated on 26 Jun 1949
Inactivated on 20 Feb 1951.
  • Redesignated 309th Troop Carrier Group (Assault, Fixed Wing), and activated on 8 Jul 1955
Inactivated 21 May 1956


Assignments



Components

  • 376th Bombardment (later Troop Carrier) Squadron: 1942-1944; 1949-1951; 1955-1956
Later known as: Training Squadron "A", 1944-1945
  • 377th Bombardment (later Troop Carrier) Squadron: 1942-1944; 1949-1950; 1955-1956
Later known as: Training Squadron "B", 1944-1945
  • 378th Bombardment (later Troop Carrier) Squadron: 1942-1944; 1955-1956
Later known as: Training Squadron "C", 1944-1945
  • 426th Bombardment Squadron: 1942-1944
Later known as: Training Squadron "D", 1944-1945


Stations



Aircraft



Operations history

During World War II, trained bombardment groups and later trained replacement crews, using B-25 and later A-26 aircraft in both the operational and the replacement training programs.

Postwar the group was redesignated and reconstituted as a reserve Tactical Air Command Troop Carrier Group involved in joint airborne training with Army forces, developed assault airlift operations, and participated in aerial demonstrations, exercises, maneuvers, and joint operations. Inactivated in 1951 and personnel and equipment deployed to Far East Air Force to support 315th Air Division transport units during the Korean War.

The unit was last reactivated in 1955 and the group trained to airlift troops, equipment, and supplies for assault landings. Inactivated in 1956 due to fiscal reductions.

References

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.


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