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33rd Troop Carrier Squadron (33rd TCS)
U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), 5th Air Force (5th AF), 374th Troop Carrier Group (374th TCG)
Background
During late 1942, deployed via the South Pacific (SOPAC) bound for Australia.

On October 25, 1942 a detachment of C-47s begins operating from New Caledonia.

On November 1, 1942 a detachment of C-47s begins operating from Cairns Airfield.

On November 10, 1942 crashed is C-47 "Flying Dutchman" 41-18564 pilot 2nd Lt. George W. Vandervort near Mount Obree (Mt. Obree).

On December 1, 1942 established in the 374th Troop Carrier Group (374th TCG) at Brisbane. On December 10, 1942 the detachment at Cairns Airfield joins the rest of the squadron at Brisbane.

On May 12, 1943 crashed C-47 "Chattanooga Choo Choo" 41-18651 pilot 1st Lt. Walter B. Thompson (KIA).

References
Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II (1982) pages 162-163 (33rd Troop Carrier) [PDF pages 174-175]

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