43d Troop Carrier Squadron

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The 43d Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.wikipedia
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315th Operations Group

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Its last assignment was with the 315th Troop Carrier Group, based at Brady Air Base, Japan.
Their place was taken by the 43d Transport Squadron, which was activated at Bowman and the 54th Transport Squadron, which moved to Bowman a few days after its activation at Hamilton Field.

Waller Air Force Base

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In late May 1945, after V-E Day, the squadron was moved to Waller Field, Trinidad and attached to Air Transport Command.
35th, 43d, 309th 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, 4 June-31 July 1945 (C-47)

RAF Aldermaston

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RAF Aldermaston (AAF-467), England, 1 December 1942
43d Troop Carrier Squadron (UA)

Harrisburg Air National Guard Base

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Olmsted Field, Pennsylvania, 14 February 1942
43d Transport Squadron, 15 June 1942 – 17 June 1942

Japan

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Its last assignment was with the 315th Troop Carrier Group, based at Brady Air Base, Japan.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

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Established in early 1942 as a C-47 Skytrain transport squadron under First Air Force, later trained under I Troop Carrier Command in the eastern United States.

First Air Force

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Established in early 1942 as a C-47 Skytrain transport squadron under First Air Force, later trained under I Troop Carrier Command in the eastern United States.

I Troop Carrier Command

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Established in early 1942 as a C-47 Skytrain transport squadron under First Air Force, later trained under I Troop Carrier Command in the eastern United States.

VIII Air Support Command

Deployed to England in December 1942, being assigned to VIII Air Support Command, Eighth Air Force to provide transport and resupply support to the buildup of the heavy bomber force in England.

Algeria

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Was detached to Twelfth Air Force in Algeria in May 1943 to provide air resupply and transport during the North African Campaign in Algeria and Tunisia.

Tunisia

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Was detached to Twelfth Air Force in Algeria in May 1943 to provide air resupply and transport during the North African Campaign in Algeria and Tunisia.

Normandy landings

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Returned to England in early 1944 to participate in the buildup of forces prior to the Allied landings in France during D-Day in June 1944.

Military operation

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Engaged in combat operations by dropping paratroops into Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944) and releasing gliders with reinforcements on the following day.

Paratrooper

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Engaged in combat operations by dropping paratroops into Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944) and releasing gliders with reinforcements on the following day.

Normandy

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Engaged in combat operations by dropping paratroops into Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944) and releasing gliders with reinforcements on the following day.

Military glider

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Engaged in combat operations by dropping paratroops into Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944) and releasing gliders with reinforcements on the following day.

Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

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The unit received a Distinguished Unit Citation and a French citation for these missions.

Nijmegen

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It dropped paratroops near Nijmegen and towed gliders carrying reinforcements during the airborne attack on the Netherlands.

Operation Market Garden

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It dropped paratroops near Nijmegen and towed gliders carrying reinforcements during the airborne attack on the Netherlands.

Battle of the Bulge

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In December, it participated in the Battle of the Bulge by releasing gliders with supplies for the 101st Airborne Division near Bastogne.

Bastogne

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In December, it participated in the Battle of the Bulge by releasing gliders with supplies for the 101st Airborne Division near Bastogne.

Rhine

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Moved to Belgium in early 1945, and participated in the Western Allied invasion of Germany, participating in the air assault across the Rhine River in March 1945, each aircraft towed two gliders with troops of the 17th Airborne Division and released them near Wesel.

17th Airborne Division (United States)

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Moved to Belgium in early 1945, and participated in the Western Allied invasion of Germany, participating in the air assault across the Rhine River in March 1945, each aircraft towed two gliders with troops of the 17th Airborne Division and released them near Wesel.

Wesel

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Moved to Belgium in early 1945, and participated in the Western Allied invasion of Germany, participating in the air assault across the Rhine River in March 1945, each aircraft towed two gliders with troops of the 17th Airborne Division and released them near Wesel.