435th Troop Carrier Group
Squadrons of the 435th TCG
75th Troop Carrier Squadron.
76th Troop Carrier Squadron.
77th Troop Carrier Squadron.
78th Troop Carrier Squadron.
Assigned 9th AAF:
Bowman Field, Ky, 25 Feb 1943
Sedalia AAFld, MO, 4 May 1943
Pope Field, NC, 2 Jul 1943
Baer Field, Ind, 6-13 Oct 1943
Langer, England, 3 Nov 1943
Welford Park, England, 25 Jan 1944
Bretigny, France, c. 13 Feb-25 Jun 1945
Baer Field, Ind, 5 Aug 1945
Kellogg Field, Mich, 13 Sep-15 Nov 1945
Col Frank J MacNees, 25 Feb 1943-15 Nov 1945
Distinguished Unit Citation: France, [6-7] Jun 1944.
Constituted as the 435th Troop Carrier Group on 30 Jan 1943.
Activated on 25 Feb 1943. Used C-47's and C-53's in preparing for duty overseas
with Ninth AF. Moved to England, Oct-Nov 1943 and began training for participation
in the airborne operation over Normandy. Entered combat on D-Day 1944 by dropping
paratroops of foist Airborne Division near Cherbourg; towed Waco and Horsa gliders
carrying reinforcements to that area on the afternoon of D-Day and on the following
morning; received a DUC for its part in the Normandy invasion. Began transport
services following the landings in France and intermittently engaged in missions
of this type until V-E Day; hauled supplies such as serum, blood plasma, radar
sets, clothing, rations, and ammunition, and evacuated wounded personnel to
Allied hospitals. Interrupted supply and evacuation missions to train for and
participate in three major airborne assaults. A detachment that was sent to
Italy in Jul 1944 for the invasion of Southern France dropped paratroops over
the assault area on 15 Aug and released gliders carrying troops and equipment
such as jeeps, guns, and ammunition; flew a resupply mission over France on
16 Aug; and then transported supplies to bases in Italy before returning to
England at the end of the month. In Sep 1944 the group participated in the air
attack on Holland, dropping paratroops of 82d and foist Airborne Divisions and
releasing gliders carrying reinforcements. Moved to France in Feb 1945 for the
airborne assault across the Rhine; each air craft towed two gliders in transporting
troops and equipment to the east bank of the Rhine on 24 Mar; then the group
flew resupply missions to Germany in support of ground forces. Transported supplies
to occupation forces in Germany and evacuated Allied prisoners of war after
V-E Day. Returned to the US in Aug. Inactivated on 15 Nov 1945
Allotted to the reserve. Activated on 15 Jul 1947. Redesignated
435th Troop Carrier Group (Medium) in Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on
1 Mar 1951. Assigned to Tactical Air Command. Trained with C-119's. Relieved
from active duty and inactivated, on I Dec 1952. Allotted to the reserve. Activated
on 1 Dec 1952.
SQUADRONS. 75th: 1943-1945 76th: 1943-1945 1947-11952; 1952-
77th: 19431945 1947-1952 1952- 78th: 1943-1945 1947-19521952-19541955-- 326th:1947-1949.
STATIONS. Morrison Field, Fla, 15 Jul 1947; Miami Intl Aprt,
Fla, 26 Jun 1949-1 Dec 1952. Miami Intl Aprt, Fla, I Dec 1952-.
COMMANDERS. Lt Col Stanley N Simpson, I Mar 1951; Lt Col John
R Pountnay, 1951; Maj Thomas L Morris, 2o Feb 1952; Col Leonard J Barrow Jr,
20 Mar-I Dec 1952.
INSIGNE: Shield: Per fess wavy, or and azure, charged with
two martlets, countervolant and counter-changed, between two flanches chequy
sable and gules.
Motto: CITUS ET CERTUS-Swift and Sure. (Approved 22 May 1952.)