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47th Liaison Squadron
Active 1943–1948
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Liaison

The 47th Liaison Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command, stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. It was inactivated on August 25, 1948.

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History

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Lineage

  • Constituted 47th Liaison Squadron on June 25, 1943
Activated on July 1, 1943
Inactivated on August 25, 1948

Assignments

426th Reconnaissance Group, July 1, 1943
II Air Support Command (later II Tactical Air Division), August 11, 1943
Attached to: Headquarters Command, European Theater of Operations, US Army, until April 17, 1944
Attached to: First Army Group (FUSAG), April 17 – August 9, 1944
Attached to: Twelfth Army Group, August 9, 1944 – August 1, 1945
Attached to: Headquarters Command, US Forces, European Theater [later Headquarters Command, European Command], during period August 1, 1945 – May 31, 1947
XII Tactical Air Command, November 23, 1945
10th Fighter Wing, February 1, 1946
64th Fighter Wing, March 4, 1946
XII Tactical Air Command, May 1, 1947

Stations

  • Gainesville AAF, Tex July 1943
  • Brownwood AAF, Tex, September 25, 1943
  • Pollock AAF, La, November 24, 1943 – March 21, 1944
  • RAF Cheltenham, England, April 9, 1944
  • Heston, England, April 25, 1944
Flight at Colombieres, France, C. July 24 – c. August 10, 1944
  • St Sauveur-Lendelin, France, August 10, 1944
  • Laval, France, August 21, 1944
  • Buc, France, September 2, 1944
  • Verdun, France, September 17, 1944
  • Wiesbaden, Germany, May 5, 1945
Flights operated from several points in Germany and Austria during period July 21, 1945 – June 20, 1947
  • Rebstock, Germany, June 24, 1946
  • Langley Field, Va, June 25, 1947 – August 25, 1948.

Aircraft

  • In addition to L-4 and L-5, included L-1, L-2, and L-3 during period 1943–1944
  • Primarily L-5, 1944–1947.

Operations History

Primarily courier with army group headquarters in area to rear of front lines, May 1944 – May 1945. Not manned, June 1947 – August 1948.

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975

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