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814th Troop Carrier Squadron

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Active  1943-1952
Type  Troop Carrier
Country  United States
814th Troop Carrier Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force

The 814th Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with 482d Troop Carrier Group stationed at Miami International Airport, Florida.



Activated in England in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force heavy bomber pathfinder group, flying RADAR-equipped B-24s and B-17s that preceded bomber formations flying from England to Germany and indicated targets such as airfields, submarine installations, and marshalling yards obscured by weather. Squadron's aircraft were assigned individually to various groups during combat missions. Returned to United States after the end of the war in Europe, but inactivated in California in 1945.

Trained in the Reserve as a heavy bombardment group, June 1947-June 1949; as a troop carrier group, June–December 1952.


  • Constituted 814th Bombardment Squadron (Pathfinder) on 10 August 1943
  • Activated on 20 August 1943 Redesignated 814th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 11 November 1944 Inactivated on 1 September 1945
  • Redesignated 814th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 13 August 1947
  • Activated in the reserve on 24 September 1947 Inactivated on 27 June 1949
  • Redesignated 814th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 26 May 1952
  • Activated in the reserve on 14 June 1952 Inactivated on 1 December 1952


  • 482d Bombardment Group, 20 August 1943 – 1 September 1945
  • 482d Bombardment Group, 24 September 1947 – 27 June 1949
  • 482d Troop Carrier Group, 14 June-1 December 1952
  • Stations

  • RAF Alconbury, England, 20 August 1943-June 1945
  • Victorville Army Airfield, California, July-1 September 1945
  • New Orleans Mun Airport, Louisiana, 24 September 1947 – 27 June 1949
  • Miami International Airport, Florida, 14 June-1 December 1952
  • Aircraft

  • B-24 Liberator, 1943–1945
  • B-17 Flying Fortress, 1944–1945
  • C-46 Commando, 1952
  • References

    814th Troop Carrier Squadron Wikipedia

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