10th Troop Carrier Group (USAAF)

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The 10th Troop Carrier Group (USAAF) was a transport unit that was based in the United States throughout its existence.

It was formed as an inactive Transport Group in 1933 and activated for the first time on 10 May 1937. It was equipped with the Bellance C-27 and the Douglas C-33 and was assigned to the Office of the Chief of the Air Corps. Its role was to transport supplies, equipment and personnel within the United States. As the Air Force expanded the group was assigned to Air Service Command, formed in October 1941.

In April 1942 the group was assigned to the newly formed Air Transport Command (I Troop Carrier Command from July 1942). In July 1942 the group was redesignated as the 10th Troop Carrier Group. The renamed group converted to the C-47 Skytrain, and was used to train cadres that were then used to create new troop carrier groups. In 1943 the group also began to train replacement crews for existing transport units. It was disbanded on 14 April 1944.




1937-1942: Bellanca C-27 and Douglas C-33
1942-1944: Douglas C-47 Skytrain


1 Oct 1933 Constituted as 1st Transport Group on the inactive list
20 May 1937 Consolidated with 10th Observation Group, redesignated as 10th Transport Group and activated
July 1942 Redesignated 10th Troop Carrier Group
14 April 1944 Disbanded

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Ma j Hugh A Bevins: May 1937
Capt Lyman Whitten: Jun 1938
Maj Fred Borum: 1939
Capt Murray E Woodbury: Jan 1941
Capt Theodare Q Graff: 2 Sep 1941
Capt Maurice Beach: 1 Apr 1942
Maj Loren Cornell: 1 Aug 1942
Maj Douglas M Swisher: 30 Aug 1942
Lt Col Boyd R Ertwine: 25 Oct 1942
Lt Col Erickson S Nichols: 28 Jan 1943
Lt Col Henry P King: 12 May 1943-14 Apr 1944

Main Bases

Patterson Field, Ohio: 20 May 1937
Wright Field, Ohio: 20 Jun 1938
Patterson Field, Ohio: 17 Jan 1941
General Billy Mitchell Field, Wis: 25 May 1942
Pope Field, NC: 4 Oct 1942
Dunnellon AAFld, Fla: 13 Feb 1943
Lawson Field, Ga: 30 Nov 1943
Grenada AAFld, Miss: 21 Jan 1944
Alliance AAFld, Neb: 8 Mar-14 Apr 1944

Component Units

1st: 1937-1943
2nd: 1937-1943
3rd: 1938-1940
4th: 1937-1940
5th: 1937-1944
27th: 1942-1943, 1943-44
38th: 1942-44
307th: 1943-1944
308th: 1943-1944

Assigned To

to 1941: Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1941: Air Service Command
1942-43: 52nd Troop Carrier Wing; Air Transport Command/ I Troop Carrier Command

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (14 April 2015), 10th Troop Carrier Group (USAAF) , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/10th_Troop_Carrier_Group.html

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