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69th Troop Carrier Squadron

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Country  United States
Role  Tactical Airlift
69th Troop Carrier Squadron
Active  1943-1946; 1947–1952; 1956–1965
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Continental Air Command
Engagements  Southwest Pacific Theater

The 69th Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last active with the 916th Troop Carrier Group, based at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas. It was inactivated on 25 November 1965.


World War II

Established under I Troop Carrier Command, January 1943. after training deployed to Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific Theater, August 1943 during the New Guinea Campaign. Engaged in combat operations, flying combat cargo resupply missions, troop carrier missions, parachute drops and other missions as necessary in New Guinea, Dutch East Indies; Philippine Campaign and the Battle of Okinawa. Participated in the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1946.

Air Force Reserve

Reactivated in the Air Force Reserve 1947, activated at Cleveland Airport, Ohio. Not equipped or manned until 1950 when moved to Greenville AFB, South Carolina when equipped with C-119 Flying Boxcars. Activated during Korean War.

Reactivated in the reserves, 1956, equipped with C-119s. Inactivated 1965


  • Constituted as the 69th Troop Carrier Squadron on 22 January 1943
  • Activated on 9 February 1943 Inactivated on 15 January 1946
  • Activated in the reserve on 3 August 1947
  • Redesignated 69th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 27 June 1949 Ordered to active service on 15 October 1950 Inactivated on 14 July 1952
  • Activated in the reserve on 25 March 1956
  • Inactivated on 25 November 1965


  • 433d Troop Carrier Group, 9 February 1943 - 15 January 1946
  • 433d Troop Carrier Group, 3 August 1947 - 14 July 1952
  • 433d Troop Carrier Group, 25 March 1956
  • 433d Troop Carrier Wing, 14 April 1959
  • 923d Troop Carrier Group, 17 January 1963 - 25 November 1965
  • Aircraft

  • Douglas C-47 Skytrain, 1943-1945
  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1944 (used as transport)
  • Curtiss C-46 Commando, 1944
  • Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, 1950-1952; 1956-1965
  • References

    69th Troop Carrier Squadron Wikipedia

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