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This is the autobiography of a group of Americans banded by fate to do a job.
Here is the story of a Troop Carrier Group, the largest in the world -- Lieutenant Colonel Guile's 433rd.
Troop Carrier is, and has been throughout this war, an integral part of the Army Air Force. When invasions have been made in various theaters of operations and paratroopers and airborne infantry had to be flown in, in advance of the other invasion forces, when reinforcements were imperative, when ammunition or engineering equipment were running low, when wounded had to be evacuated, or when General Patton suddenly needed maps of Germany during his rapid advance, Troop Carrier was called upon -- and came through. In spite of being the youngest organization in the Army Air Forces, Troop Carrier has established an enviable record, which has been acclaimed and commended by all Allied Armed Forces which Troop Carrier has so faithfully served.
A Troop Carrier Group is not gathered in one fell swoop; it is a continuous process. So to you, past and present members of the group, and to you, our families and friends, we present the 433rd Troop Carrier Group as we were and as we are ....
United States Navy, World War 1939-1945, Regimental Histories, 433rd Troop Carrier Group
United States Army Air Forces, "Back load: February 1943 - June 1944, 433rd troop carrier group, New Guinea" (1945). World War Regimental Histories. 76.
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