9th Marine Aircraft Wing
The 9th Marine Aircraft Wing was an aviation unit of the United States Marine Corps based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. They were activated during World War II as a training unit for Marine Aviation personnel headed to the Pacific Theater.
|9th Marine Aircraft WIng|
|Active||April 1, 1944 – March 1946|
|Type||Marine Aircraft Wing|
|Garrison/HQ||Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point|
Train, equip and prepare Marine aviation units for combat
Activated on April 1, 1944, the 9th MAW replaced the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in the role of training East Coast units for combat. They were responsible for administering all of the airfields in the Cherry Point area. In late 1944, 9th MAW was almost disbanded in favor of a Marine Air Training Command, East Coast but that idea was never acted upon. The wing was deactivated in March 1946 when the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing returned to the States and assumed control of Marine aviation units on the East Coast.
- Colonel Christian F. Schilt – April 1 – June 16, 1944
- Brigadier General Lewie G. Merritt – September 21, 1944 – January 16, 1945
- Brigadier General Christian F. Schilt – January 17 – February 15, 1945
- Colonel Lawrence T. Burke – February 16 – May 3, 1945
- Brigadier General Harold D. Campbell – May 3 – August 4, 1945
- Major General Ralph J. Mitchell – August 4, 1945 – N/A
- Sherrod, Robert (1952). ‘’History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II.’’ p. 439. Combat Forces Press. ISBN 0-933852-58-4.
- 3d MAW General Order 13-1944 Commissioning 9th MAW on 1 April 1944
- Rottman, Gordon L. (2002). ‘’U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle - Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939 - 1945.’’ p. 434. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-31906-5