Pilots, Airmen & Ground / Support Crew - A group of photos "Farewell to Major Hampton" - a big picnic complete with squadron tug of war, baseball and general merriment (drinking) - Aircraft B-17 - C-49 VHC-WB "GOOBER DUST" - Leather jackets with 21st TCS Logo - Aircraft Mechanics - New Guinea - Natives with pilots on the ground - Mechanics with Thompson SMG. Flick, Ned, Barringer, Whitmore, Andros, Webb, Red, Chief, Van Slyke, Revezo, Hickman, T/Sgt Lundy, Stusse, Maxwell, Walsh, Verdi.Most are 3 1/4" x 2 1/4". In early 1942, the 21st Air Transport Squadron was constituted by the U. Army Air Forces during the dark days of World War II, when Allied forces were in retreat before Imperial Japanese military forces throughout the Pacific Theater of operations. The 21st ATS was activated on April 3, 1942, at Archerfield airport, near Brisbane, Australia and assigned to the U.
Army Air Forces in Australia. The 21st ATS initially flew a large variety of twin-engine transport aircraft. On occasion, the 21st ATS flew the four-engine B-17 Flying Fortress, and the Consolidated LB-30 Liberator, as well as the twin-engine B-18 Bolo.
On 5 July 1942, the 21 ATS was designated the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron and participated in the paratroop drops at Nazdab, New Guinea, in September 1942. 18, 1943, the 21st TCS relocated to Port Moresby, New Guinea, for eight months to again support the Allied offensive against the Japanese in New Guinea. 12, 1943, the 21st TCS was assigned to the 374th Troop Carrier Group. From July 2 to Sept. 1 1944, the 21st TCS was attached to the 54th Troop Carrier Wing, stationed at Nazdab and later Biak, New Guinea.
Starting in 1945, the 21st TCS replaced the venerable C-47 Skytrain with the larger C-46 Commando. The 21st TCS operated in Australia and New Guinea until the end of WWII. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Photographs".The seller is "uncorped" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.