The 51st Troop Carrier Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the United States Air Forces in Europe. It was inactivated on 5 January 1948.
It arrived in England in September 1942 during World War II and trained for the Allied invasion of North Africa. Operated with Twelfth AF in North Africa and the Mediterranean area from November 1942 to May 1945. Moved to Germany in September 1945. Assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe. Inactivated in 1948.
- Constituted as 51st Transport Wing on 30 May 1942
- Activated on 1 June 1942
- Redesignated as 51st Troop Carrier Wing in July 1942
- Inactivated on 5 January 1948.
- Pope Field, North Carolina, 1 June – 19 July 1942
- RAF Greenham Common (AAF-486), England, September- 1 November 1942
- Maison Blanche Airport, Algiers, Algeria, 23 November 1942
- Oran Es Sénia Airport, Oran, Algeria, 28 March 1943
- Mascara Airfield, Algeria, 13 May 1943
- Goubrine Airfield, Tunisia, 24 June 1943
- Gela Airfield, Sicily, 29 August 1943
- Catania Airport, Sicily, 29 September 1943
- Lido di Roma, Rome, Italy, 29 June 1944
- Malignano Airfield, Siena, Italy, 8 January 1945
- Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany, September 1945 – 5 January 1948
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.