89th Troop Carrier Group (USAAF)

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History

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.

Books

Pending

Aircraft

1942-1944: DC-3 and Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Timeline

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

Commanders (with date of appointment)

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.

Main Bases

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.

Component Units

24th: 1942-44
25th: 1942-44
26th: 1942-44
27th: 1942
28th: 1942
30th: 1942-44
31st: 1942-44

Assigned To

1942: 53rd Troop Carrier Wing; US Based

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (8 May 2015), 89th Troop Carrier Group (USAAF) , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/89th_Troop_Carrier_Group.html

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