The 89th Troop Carrier Group (USAAF) was a home-based training unit that operated from 1942 to 1944.
The group was activated on 1 February 1942 as part of Air Transport Command (this later became I Troop Carrier Command). The group operated a mix of DC-3s and C-47s, and was used for transition training for pilots with no experience of flying these larger aircraft.
In March 1944 the group began to serve as a replacement training unit, but it was disbanded on 14 April 1944 during a major reform of the US based training system.
1942-1944: DC-3 and Douglas C-47 Skytrain
|19 January 1942||Constituted as 89th Transport Group|
|1 February 1942||Activated|
|April 1942||To Air Transport Command|
|July 1942||Redesignated 89th Troop Carrier Command|
|14 April 1944||Disbanded|
Capt William C Allen: 1 Feb 1942
Col Julian M Chappell: 8 Apr 1942
Lt Col Ralph J Gibbons: 4 Apr 1943-14 APr 1944.
Daniel Field, Ga: 1 Feb 1942
Harding Field, La: 8 Mar 1942
Camp Williams, Wis: 20 Jun 1942
Sedalia, Mo: 8 Sep 1942
Del Valle, Tex: 14 Dec 1942-14 Apr 1944.
1942: 53rd Troop Carrier Wing; US Based