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1st Troop Carrier Group (Provisional)


1st Troop Carrier Group (Provisional)

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1st Troop Carrier Group (Provisional)
Active 19501951
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Troop Carrier

The 1st Troop Carrier Group (Provisional) was a United States Air Force unit that fought in the Korean War. The unit was attached to Far East Air Forces' Fifth Air Force.

Operational Units: (August 1950 January 1951)


Aircraft Flown:








USAF Organizations in Korea 1950-1953 Judy G. Endicott http://www.afhra.af.mil/index.asp

Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.



1st Troop Carrier Group (Provisional)
:.:'rmed in August 1950, in Ashiya, Japan, to conduct airlift operations into Korea. As-
::; were absorbed by the existing 437th Troop Carrier Wing in January 1951.
-- .: -+ 7th, and 48th Troop Carrier Squadrons (Provisional)
>-:. C--+ 7


1st TCG was organized at Ashiya AB, Japan on 26 August 1950 under operational control of FEAF through the 1st Troop Carrier Task Force (Provisional). The 1st TCG and its provisional squadrons were based at Tachikawa and supported by the 374th TCW. Personnel from units of Thirteenth and Twentieth Air Forces and the Far East Materiel Command manned the 1st TCG. Using C-46s and briefly C-47s, the group began airlifting freight and passengers between Japan and Korea on September 2, 1950.

The group transported a U.S. Marine unit to Pyongyang on November 25 and 26 then flew emergency air evacuations from Sinanju and other forward bases as the Chinese advanced. Leaving Kimp'o AB on January 4, the group inactivated effective January 25, with many of its personnel transferring to the 86th TCS of the 437th TCG. In its five months of operation, the group carried over 28,000 passengers, 7,000
air evacuees, and almost 12,000 tons of cargo

Combat Components (these don't match what is out there)

46th Troop Carrier Squadron (P): August 26-October 6, 1950.
47th Troop Carrier Squadron (P): August 26, 1950-January 25, 1951.
48th Troop Carrier Squadron (P): August 26, 1950-January 10, 1951.


Tachikawa AB, Japan, August 26, 1950-January 25, 1951


Col. Cecil H. Childre, August 1950; Lt. Col. Edward H. Nigro, October 21, 1950-January 1951.

Campaign Streamers


UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention.