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52d Troop Carrier Wing

Constituted as 52d Transport Wing on 30 May 1942. Activated on 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 52d Troop Carrier Wing in Jul 1942. Moved to the Mediterranean theater, Apr-May 1943, and served with Twelfth AF until Feb 1944. Moved to England, Feb-Mar 1944, assigned to Ninth AF, and engaged in operations in the European theater until Jun 1945. Returned to the US, Jun-Jul 1945. Inactivated on 27 Aug 1946.

Redesignated 52d Fighter Wing. Allotted to ANG (NY) on 28 Aug 1946 Extended federal recognition on 3 Oct 1947. Inactivated on 31 Oct 1950.

Groups. 10th: 1942-1943. 61st: 1942, 1943-1945. 63d: 1942. 64th: 1943. 313th: 1942, 1942-1945. 314th: 1942, 1943-1945. 315th: 1942, 1944-1945. 316th: 1942, 1943-1946. 317th: 1942. 349th: 1945, 1946. 433d: 1943. 434th: 1945-1946. 439th: 1945-1946.

Stations. Daniel Field, Ga, 15 Jun 1942; Bowman Field, Ky, 20 Jul 1942; Pope Field, NC, 3 Aug 1942-24 Apr 1943; Oujda, French Morocco, 8 May 1943; Kairouan, Tunisia, Jul 1943; Agrigento Sicily, 1 Sep 1943-13 Feb 1944; Cottesmore, England, 17 Feb 1944; Amiens, France, 5 Mar-20 Jun 1945; Baer Field, Ind, Jul 1945; Kellogg Field, Mich, Aug 1945; Sedalia AAFld, Mo, 1 Oct 1945; Bergstrom Field, Tex, 1 Mar-17 Aug 1946.

Commanders. Lt Col Donald F Shugart, 1 Jul 1942; Brig Gen Harold L Clark, 10 Nov 1942; Lt Col James A Provan, c. Jul 1945; Maj Wilfred F Simmons, Sep 1945; Col Reed G Landis, 4 Oct 1945; Brig Gen Paul H Prentiss, 14 Jan 1946-unkn.

Campaigns. American Theater; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: On a blue rectangle edged in gold, long axis vertical, corners rounded, a stylized wing between five (5) mullets in chief and two of the like in base all gold. (Approved 22 Sep 1942.)

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


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