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61st Troop Carrier Wing

Constituted as 61st Troop Carrier Wing on 5 Jun 1943 and activated on 13 Jun. Assigned to I Troop Carrier Command. Trained groups, troop carrier replacement personnel, and glider crews. Inactivated on 4 Oct 1945.

Redesignated 61st Fighter Wing. Allotted to ANG (Calif) on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 4 Apr 1948. Inactivated on 31 Oct 1950.

Components. (Omitted because of large number and frequent changes.)

Stations. Pope Field, NC, 13 Jun 1943; Sedalia AAFld, Mo, Jul 1943-4 Oct 1945.

Commanders. Col Tracy K Dorsett, Jun 1943; Col Reed G Landis, Dec 1943-4 Oct 1945.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

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

Constituted as 61st Troop Carrier Wing on 5 Jun 1943 and activated on 13 Jun. Assigned to I Troop Carrier Command. Trained groups, troop carrier replacement personnel, and glider crews. Inactivated on 4 Oct 1945.

Redesignated 61st Fighter Wing. Allotted to ANG (Calif) on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 4 Apr 1948. Inactivated on 31 Oct 1950.

Components. (Omitted because of large number and frequent changes.)

Stations. Pope Field, NC, 13 Jun 1943; Sedalia AAFld, Mo, Jul 1943-4 Oct 1945.

Commanders. Col Tracy K Dorsett, Jun 1943; Col Reed G Landis, Dec 1943-4 Oct 1945.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

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



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