322d Troop Carrier Wing






Constituted as 322d Troop Carrier Wing on 4 Dec 1944 and activated by Far East Air Forces on 30 Dec. Operated in the southwestern and western Pacific areas until the end of the war. Inactivated in the Philippines on 15 Feb 1946.

Allotted to the reserve. Activated in the US on 12 Jun 1947. Redesignated 322d Air Division (Troop Carrier) in Apr 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.

Redesignated 322d Air Division (Combat Cargo). Activated in Germany on i Mar 1954. Assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe.

Components. Groups. 374th: 1945-1946. 440th: 1947-1949.

Wings. 60th Troop Carrier: 1955-. 317th Troop Carrier: 1955-. 465th Troop Carrier: 1955-.

Stations. Hollandia, New Guinea, 30 Dec 1944; Manila, Luzon, 22 Jul 1945-15 Feb 1946. Lowry Field, Colo, 12 Jun 1947-27 Jun 1949. Wiesbaden, Germany, 1 Mar 1954; Ramstein, Germany, c. 22 Mar 1954; Evreux/Fauville AB, France, 12 Aug 1957-.

Commanders. Col Ray T Elsmore, 30 Dec 1944; Col Leo H Dawson, 17 Oct 1945-unkn. Col Lucion N Powell, 1 Mar 1954; Brig Gen Franklin Rose, 17 May 1954-.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Japan; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon.

Decorations. None.

Insigne. Shield: Argent between the points of a flying dart gules, a sphere of the field, with axis, latitude lines, longitude lines and outline sable; in dexter chief a cross couped of the second, winged of the first; in sinister base a parachute gules, lines and detail black; two points pointed bendwise, one in dexter base and one in sinister chief azure. (Approved 16 Aug 1956.)

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




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